Meet our Managing Director:
Jonathan L. Tedesco
Jonathan L. Tedesco, the firm's founder and managing director, has more than 20 years of experience in retained executive search and talent advisory services. He recently served as the sector leader for utilities, cleantech, and infrastructure at Korn Ferry International, the largest retained executive search firm in the world. In this role, Mr. Tedesco lead teams and executed executive searches spanning a broad array of energy and industrial clients. His responsibilities were later expanded to serve as an area leader across all industries. In addition, as a senior leader, he marketed all of Korn Ferry's talent offerings, such as RPO, D&I, Employee Engagement, employer branding, assessments, and leadership & talent consulting. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Tedesco ran J. Tedesco & Associates, which he founded in 1998 and continues today under the vision that exceptional hires and a great client experience across multiple industries (energy, life sciences, tech, and more), can be achieved through a more attentive, time-efficient, and cost-effective search process. That vision of "a better way" laid the foundation for the firm's best-in-class search model and continues to guide all business activities.
In addition to running his firm, Mr. Tedesco has been active in industry associations and as a volunteer, serving on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations. Most recently, he served in an elected position with the City of San Diego's Planning Board, where he advised on city-wide issues, from urban planning to commercial and residential development, parks and recreation, local events, and water. Mr. Tedesco holds a B.A. degree from Pitzer College (Claremont, CA).