Jen knew she wanted to be in HR when a teacher told her about a career that combined business and psychology. "HR consultants go into companies and help people work together more effectively."
In college she got an internship in Silicon Valley working with a software recruiter who taught her how to cold-call kernel hackers. She spent the summer talking to engineers and learning a bit about how they tick.
A few years later, that same recruiter offered her the chance to create and lead the college recruiting program for Netscape. In this first role she traveled to universities with engineers and learned how to interview CS majors. Over her five year tenure she also spent time in Learning & Development, Acquisitions, and as an HR Rep for both the Client and Server teams.
Jen went on to Electronic Arts, first as the head of HR for the Redwood Shores Studio, and eventually as the head of Global HR for the Mobile Games group, based in Los Angeles.
Now she is spinning up her HR consulting practice working exclusively with start-ups, game companies, and not-for-profits.
Working with Jen was always a pleasure and productive. She understands and values talent acquisition and has an innate grasp of how talent maps to product. At EA, she approached staffing like a casting director approaches a film. She always knew the profile of what kind of individual the company needed to pursue to create immediate impact on product. She also successfully directed the career of many a hire into great achievements. She also has good taste in music, just sayin.
Executive Recruiter, Zynga
Jennifer is an absolutely first rate HR executive, the best I've worked with in 40 years. Always willing and able to solve any issue that arises, Jen is above a traditional political approach that most HR staff generate and is willing to go out on a limb to insure the right decisions are made about the company's human resources. Trustworthy and trusting, I would hire her in a min if given the chance.
Former VP/GM EA Parters