Jack Thompson

Jack is a collaborative partner that delivers progressive leaders to help shape and improve organizational culture and performance.


Jack Thompson advises clients across geographies and sectors on hiring and developing progressive human resources officers. He recruits CHROs and their direct reports including leaders of talent acquisition, total rewards, DE&I, and other critical HR leadership functions. Jack has placed executives across Fortune 500, pre-IPO, venture-backed, and private equity-backed organizations.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Jack worked at Kearney in management consulting. In that role, he led global transformation efforts on topics such as culture evolution, digital strategy, leadership team performance and network effectiveness. He also has deep financial services experience, working as a leader on MetLife’s global digital strategy and transformation team and having served as a trusted advisor for multiple global insurance companies after beginning his career as an employee benefits consultant.

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them" – Albert Einstein

Jack holds a BA in behavior and cognitive sciences from the University of Michigan and an MBA focused on strategic management from the University of Chicago.
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Jack is passionate about education and financial literacy. He has served on the board of multiple early education programs and has volunteered for Junior Achievement, Chicago Lights and other organizations promoting education in under-served communities.