Jenna Fisher

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Jenna Fisher is committed to finding transformational leaders who can guide companies forward in a changing world. Over the past 20 years, she has developed strong relationships with a broad cross-section of global business leaders and the companies they shape. Having completed more than 400 CFO and board searches, she has a deep understanding of what professional and personal experiences, as well as the personality traits, are needed at the top. She knows that the most successful companies—in terms of any metric—are led by diverse teams who understand and reflect their products, services, employees, and audiences. As a senior partner, Jenna co-leads the firm's Global Financial Officers Practice and conducts senior financial officer assignments for leading global companies across industries.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Jenna was a consultant with Bain & Co., where she advised private equity clients and senior management of Fortune 500 firms in technology, consumer goods, and retail. She began her career as an entrepreneur, founding and successfully selling an educational services company in Houston.

Jenna received her BA, with honors, in sociology from Rice University and her MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She also attended Duke University Law School and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Jenna wrote a Wall Street Journal best-selling book, To the Top (Wiley, 2023), about the importance of gender equity in business leadership. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, two children and two poodles.

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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Executive Search Financial Officers Private Capital Technology

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Jenna serves on the board of trustees for Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame, California, and actively fundraises for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Hillsborough Schools Foundation. Jenna is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and The Wharton School’s Sirius XM radio channel, as well as a frequent speaker on women in leadership.