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About Us

Founded in 1998, J. Tedesco & Associates provides best-in-class, time-sensitive and cost-effective retained executive search and talent advisory services. Built on a track record of success, our qualified team has a combined 50+ years of experience in this field.  Our team works together to ensure the talent solutions we deliver are best-in-class, whether a search takes us through calm seas or the most challenging of waters.

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).

Jonathan L. Tedesco


Phone: 858-755-8550

Our Clients

JTA clients range across multiple industries. We deliver our services with the expertise of a specialist, yet we have no "off-limits" issues to contend with. As a result, we tap into the largest candidate pool possible. Our industry specialties include:

Utilities & Cleantech

Utilities, Cleantech, and Infrastructure



Life Sciences

Life Sciences

In addition to our specialties above, we have also led a considerable amount of work in professional services and diverse financial services. We will always provide our clients an upfront assurance in our ability to lead a particular search before any contracts are signed.

Our Assignments

Our assignments range from the emerging leader level up to the C-suite and Board or Directors. We deliver flexible services with unmatched pride toward our clients, attention to our projects, and ownership of our results. We listen carefully to our clients' individual needs and communicate information proactively and openly. Our reach spans North America and our assignments have spanned various functional areas including:

• Accounting
• Administration
• Asset Management
• Business Development
• Construction
• Clinical Research
• Customer Care
• Distribution
• Energy Supply
• Energy Transmission
• Engineering
• Environmental
• Executive Management
• Finance & Accounting
• Human Resources
• Legal
• Maintenance
• Marketing and Sales
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Operations & Support
• Plant Management
• Practice Management
• Product Development
• Project Management
• PR & Communications
• Quality
• Real Estate
• Safety
• Strategy
• Supply Chain
• Technology
• Transportation