Jackie Ross

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Jackie co-leads the Venture Capital Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates and specializes in board and CEO coaching assignments in biotech and agfoodtech. She finds it especially rewarding to work with founder-led startups and help entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Jackie was Vice President of Life Sciences at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), a global information services company that connects investors and life sciences companies to experts to support diligence and commercial activities. Earlier, she led business development for World 50, an exclusive and confidential community for global C-suite leaders. Jackie also spent several years in client services with CEB (now Gartner), a research and advisory firm, where she taught industry best practices and facilitated confidential networking for Fortune 1000 heads of marketing.

Jackie holds a BA in English and Sociology from Vanderbilt University. She is a mentor with Upwardly Global, helping skilled immigrants rebuild their careers in the US, and has served as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for children in the foster care system. She splits her time between San Francisco and the Russian River Valley, where she pursues enology in her free time.

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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board Effectiveness CEO Succession Executive Search Industrial Goods Legal, Risk, and Compliance Pharma Venture Capital and Growth

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