Jenny Ward Bio

Principal/Certified Transition & Career Coach

Jenny Ward Coaching – New York, NY/Halifax, Nova Scotia

2020 Present

  • Jenny Ward Coaching enables purpose-driven women to tell their professional stories to get the job they want and the money they deserve. This is done by speaking to accomplishments rather than responsibilities, crafting a resume that showcases wins, and designing a blueprint to ensure career clarity and direction. 


Senior Vice President, Digital Recruiting

Media Staffing – New York, NY

2013 – 2020

  • Managed a team of 2-4 recruiters to build pipelines, source qualified candidates, consult with clients, close top talent and execute the entire onboarding process

  • Top producer for 7 years, exceeding all annual goals

  • Mentored and trained team members on recruiting best practices and candidate/client management including overcoming counteroffers, effective business development approaches and objection handling

  • Partnered with CEO to develop and implement Media Staffing’s “Rules of Engagement” which delivered candidate/recruiter ownership and encouraged relationship maintenance

  • Partnered with CEO to evaluate and select Media Staffing’s candidate tracking software


Head of Digital Talent Acquisition

NeoHire – Santa Monica, CA/New York, NY

2011 – 2013

  • Led NeoHire’s digital recruiting practice, working with clients to build both technical and non-technical teams for a variety of e-commerce and venture backed startups in New York, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Clients included OpenX, Daily Beast, Seamless, Gilt Group, Angie’s List and Boingo Wireless.

  • Operated autonomously in developing a pipeline of opportunities and managing the complete process from sourcing to placement, generating $500k/year in new business

Manager of Talent Acquisition and Development

Beachbody, LLC – Santa Monica, CA

2008 – 2010

  • Provided strategic sourcing and full lifecycle recruitment for all business units including Sales, Web, IT, Beauty, Creative, Operations, Customer Service and Finance/Accounting for a rapidly expanding $500MM e-commerce company

  • Designed and implemented recruitment strategies that increased the company’s employee census from 112 to 335 over two and a half years


Account Executive

Kforce Professional Staffing – Los Angeles, CA

2006 – 2008

  • Recruited qualified candidates for a top tier placement agency by engaging in a wide range of sourcing activities including job fairs, job boards, seminars and networking events

  • Conducted outside sales of vertically integrated finance and accounting staffing services to a wide range of businesses in the greater Los Angeles area including several Fortune 500 companies


Previous Experience:

Public Relations Coordinator, Activision, Santa Monica, CA

Licensing Coordinator, Equity Management Inc, San Diego, CA

Executive Assistant, Project ALS, New York, NY


Education & Certifications

iPEC Coaching

Certification in Coaching

Master Practitioner in the Energy Leadership Assessment Practice


Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Bachelor of Arts, History