Jody Cooper has over 15 years of executive search experience. Most recently she spent eight years as a Partner with North Line Partners – a boutique executive search firm with a focus on private equity and family owned businesses. Her previous search leadership roles include Client Partner for Korn/Ferry International and Director of Talent Acquisition for American Eagle Outfitters, a $3 billion NYSE company.
Her functional experience spans general management, sales, marketing, e-commerce and finance for non-profit, higher education, consumer and retail companies. Recent clients include Michigan State University, Purdue University, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Kind Snacks, Intelligentsia Coffee, Arhaus Furniture, Carhartt, Red Monkey Foods, Char-Broil Grills, See’s Candies, Michael Angelo Foods, Ocean Spray, Plum Organics, Willow Pump, Tempur Sealy International, QVC, and Comcast.
Earlier in her career, Jody served as Media Planner and Account Executive for the New York Office of Foote, Cone & Belding and as Relocation Specialist for Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.
Jody earned her MBA in Marketing from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management where she was the recipient of the Graduate Business Foundation’s National Leadership Award and the Saturn Company Student Leadership Service Award. She earned her BA from Northwestern University in History. She has held Board roles with the Graduate Business Foundation and the Craig D. Tifford Foundation. Born and raised in New York City, Jody and her husband have a daughter and live in Chicago.