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Jen Nelson

VP Marketing & People

Modern is taking a fresh approach to search. The level of care that’s shown both internally to each other and externally to our clients and candidates is truly unique.

Jen Nelson is Modern’s Vice President of Marketing & People. She is responsible for leading the firm’s marketing and communications efforts including thought leadership development, brand strategy and management, digital marketing and media relations.

Jen brings a depth of experience in the marketing, communications and public relations functions having worked in the executive recruiting industry for over 15 years. Prior to Modern, Jen was Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development at executive search firm, Ward Howell. She was responsible for leading Ward Howell USA’s marketing initiatives, while also managing partner recruiting and onboarding.

Previously, Jen was a senior member of the marketing team at Heidrick & Struggles. Her responsibilities at Heidrick covered all facets of the marketing and communications function, including developing and executing a strategic marketing plan for the Global CEO & Board Practice. Earlier in her career, Jen was marketing director at CT Partners and a member of the communications team for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.

Jen holds a BS in business management with a concentration in marketing from the State University of New York at Geneseo.