Jesse Hershman

Jesse is a Partner and founding member of Park Square Executive Search, where he works with organizations at the forefront of science and technology to help solve critical issues relating to human capital.

He specializes in leading searches at the Board level and across the C-Suite for companies in the life sciences and sustainability sectors. Jesse is based in Park Square’s Boston office, and previously spent five years in San Francisco where he helped to build the firm’s presence on the West Coast.

Prior to joining Park Square, Jesse served as a Researcher at J. Robert Scott, a global retained executive search firm, where he supported projects in life science, technology, financial services, and higher education. Jesse is a graduate of Brandeis University, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Economics. He also served as Captain of Brandeis’ Varsity Swimming and Diving team.

Jesse currently resides in Somerville, Massachusetts with his wife Kayla and daughters Ari and Chloe. When not in the office or another country, he can likely be found hiking, running, or engaging in some aquatic-based activity. He also enjoys reading, particularly U.S. history and historical fiction, as well as baking, and watching his beloved Celtics. Jesse and his two brothers grew up working in their family’s business; specialty educational toy stores named after each of them.

Jesse grew up working in his family’s business; specialty educational toy stores named after him and his two brothers. He continues to stay abreast of new games, both as a means of entertainment and an outlet for his insatiable competitiveness. These are the games he’s been playing lately, including a few classics.

10x Genomics

Chief Business Officer 


Vice President, Product Management 


Vice President, Data Science
Vice President, Discovery

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Vice President, Manufacturing

Aziyo Biologics

Chief Executive Officer

Benson Hill Biosystems

Vice President, Sales


Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Bionaut Labs

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Cidara Therapeutics

Chief Financial Officer


Senior Vice President, Corporate And Strategic Development

Deep Genomics

Chief Business Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Director, New Product Planning

Head, Preclinical Research

Vice President, Preclinical Research


Chief Technology Officer 

Element Biosciences

Vice President, Engineering 

Element Science

Vice President, Research And Development


Vice President, Marketing

Faeth Therapeutics 

Independent Board Member

Freenome Holdings, Inc.

Vice President, Computational Research 

Vice President, Development


Senior Vice President, Global Development and Chief Development Officer

Mantra Bio

Chief Scientific Officer 


Director, Business Development


Independent Director 


Chief Medical Officer

Oregon Health & Science University

Vice President, Technology Transfer
Director, Center For Early Cancer Detection Research

Platelet BioGenesis

Senior Director, Process Development

Pliant Therapeutics 

Independent Director 

Prellis Biologics 

Chief Business Officer

Executive Vice President, New Initiatives 


Chief Executive Office

RA Capital

Director, TechAtlas


Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Senior Director, Biology

Scipher Medicine 

Chief Technology Officer 

Sight Diagnostics 

U.S. General Manager


Vice President, Technology

Synthetic Genomics

Vice President, Operations


Vice President, Product 

Terray Therapeutics

Chief Business Officer

Head of Biology and Preclinical Development 

Head of Automation

Head of Chemistry


Chief Commercial Officer

Tiaki Therapeutics

Chief Executive Officer

Trace Genomics

Business Unit Lead, Row Crops


Chief Executive Officer 

University Of Massachusetts Medical School

Executive Vice Chancellor, Business Development

Wave Life Sciences

Chief Financial Officer

Independent Director


Chief Executive Officer


Vice President, Automation 

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