Jessamyn Katz

President

"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 and Asia.

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 and is on the IPR Board of Trustees.

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 nearly 14 years of experience in the function of communications – with increased exposure to marketing over time – 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 Papillon Olivia doesn’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.

jkatz@heymanassociates.com