Jessica Orkin

President, SYPartners East

As the head of SYPartners’ East region, Jessica champions purpose-driven growth—both for client companies and within SYPartners’ own walls.

Since joining the company in 2013, she’s worked alongside CEOs at AARP, Tory Burch, Gannett, and United Healthcare to lead business and culture transformation. Previously, Jessica was Managing Director of Straightline, where she advised CEOs and executive teams from Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations, and emerging companies on global brand strategy and culture change. Her clients have included Ameriprise, HCA, Shiseido, Thomson Reuters, UPMC, and Walgreens.

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 is prototyping “agile parenting” at home, to the bemusement of her rascally 11-year-old son and her very patient sweetheart.