Jessica Orkin

President, SYPartners

As President of SYPartners, Jessica leads transformation fueled by humanity, creativity, and purpose—both for our clients and for SYP.

Since joining the company in 2013, she’s worked alongside CEOs at AARP, Eileen Fisher, GE, Ralph Lauren, Starbucks, Tory Burch, UnitedHealthcare, and Weight Watchers.

Previously, Jessica held executive positions at design and consulting firms, where she advised CEOs and executive teams on global brand strategy and culture change. She began her career in public policy, working with the City of New York, Ford Foundation, and think tanks.

A graduate of Cornell University, Jessica has attended executive education at Harvard Business School and is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences on human-centered strategy and innovation. She’s a New Hampshire native who has lived more than 20 years in New York City, a student of sound meditation, and is prototyping “agile parenting” at home to the bemusement of her rascally teenage son.