Holly Jackson

Managing Director

Education, Higher Education, Managing Directors

Holly has dedicated her career to promoting inclusive excellence in higher education and mission-driven organizations. She actively advises clients in identifying, attracting, and retaining the most talented leaders from diverse backgrounds, contributing to creating highly-effective and inclusive teams.

Holly partners with organizations spanning higher education, independent schools, academic medicine, historical associations, and the humanities. Representative clients have included Harvard University, Princeton University, UC Riverside School of Medicine, Middlebury College, American Antiquarian Society, and Federation of State Humanities Councils.

Holly’s expertise and approach to search is deeply informed by a desire to help clients achieve their unique strategic goals. Each search is different, and she seeks to first listen, and then advise. She also cares deeply about the candidate experience. A positive search experience is the first step in a candidate’s long-term success in the role.

Holly previously served as a Senior Coach with Management Leadership for Tomorrow, the premier source of diverse talent for elite business schools, companies, and organizations in the public and private sectors. Holly also worked at Goldman Sachs in Global Leadership and Diversity. Before Goldman she was an MBA Career Advisor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. At Wharton, she was a member of the inaugural diversity task force.

Holly began her career in marketing with Amnesty International and spent her immediate post-MBA career in marketing strategy consulting. She serves on the advisory board for Odyssey, which helps young professionals from underrepresented backgrounds achieve their career goals.


Columbia Business School

BA, English (Creative Writing)
University of California, Los Angeles