Jessica Orkin

President, SYPartners

As the head of SYPartners’ consulting business, Jessica leads transformation fueled by humanity, creativity, and purpose—both for our clients and for the firm itself.

Since joining the company in 2013, she’s worked alongside CEOs at AARP, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch, United Healthcare, and Weight Watchers 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’s a New Hampshire native who’s lived almost half of her life in NYC, a student of sound meditation, and is prototyping “agile parenting” at home to the bemusement of her rascally 13-year-old son.