jennifer w. christensen


Jennifer is a global leader who focuses on the recruitment of senior executives and board directors for clients in financial services, consumer goods, industrial products, and professional services.

Jennifer founded JWC Partners in 2010 and has more than 30 years of business experience across a broad range of client service and management roles.  She began her executive search career after nearly 15 years at McKinsey & Company, where she developed a strong set of professional standards and client leadership skills.  From the office of the global Managing Director in London, she led world-wide programs to reinforce values and innovation throughout the firm.  Previously, she served as global Director of Alumni Relations, connecting former consultants with McKinsey and with companies recruiting executives.  She began her McKinsey career advising consumer goods, retail and industrial manufacturing clients on corporate strategy, operational improvement, organizational design, and marketing effectiveness in Europe and the U.S., where she also led recruiting efforts.

In addition to her work at McKinsey, she served as Vice President -Marketing and Sales for Creativity for Kids, an educational toy company, and as a P&L business unit manager at Progressive Insurance, responsible for strategic alliance ventures.  She began her career at Procter and Gamble as a manufacturing manager in the soap division.

Jennifer earned her MBA at the Harvard Business School, and holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Jennifer enjoys running, skiing, golf, and chocolate.

Jennifer also serves on the board of Patina Solutions, a fast growing professional services firm aimed at bringing the wisdom of seasoned professionals to companies through flexible and tailored arrangements.

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