Jessamyn Katz

Client Partner/President 415 818 8035

"From our San Francisco office, I help our clients across the country to attract world-class talent for the most challenging leadership roles in communications and marketing. Our relationships are the key, giving us a unique ability to assess cultural fit, not just skills."

As leader of the firm, Jessamyn sets standards for client work and manages major national and global searches. After nearly a decade in New York, she built the firm’s West Coast presence and has developed particularly close relationships across that technology-heavy region. She will also partner on worldwide initiatives with our colleagues in Europe.

Jessamyn’s intellectual curiosity and passion for getting to know people allow her to lead searches to fill myriad executive-level roles in strategic communications, investor relations, marketing, and other specialties within those functions. She advises clients across sectors, with an emphasis on technology, healthcare, financial services, nonprofits, and higher education. She is also an active member of the Arthur W. Page Society’s Page Up association, is on the board of the University of Alabama’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, and was named one of PRWeek’s 2020 Women to Watch.

Jessamyn developed a taste for public relations while still in college through internships at Abernathy MacGregor and Burson-Marsteller and knew she wanted to spend her career around people who build brands and preserve their reputations. With more than 15 years of experience in the function of communications she’s a credible counselor to clients and candidates who keeps a close watch on where these functions are heading.

Jessamyn is a cum laude graduate of Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education. Having lived in Texas, Switzerland, and California, she approaches work and life with a broad worldview. Her Papillons Olivia and Marlowe don’t make a very good foreign language practice partner though, so her German and Spanish are a bit rusty. She travels whenever she can and is a devoted fan of SoulCycle.