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 


Senior Vice President, Technology
Vice President, Data Science
Vice President, Discovery

64x Bio

Director, Cell Biology

Senior Vice President of Operations 

Vice President, Bioinformatics

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Vice President, Manufacturing

Arpeggio Biosciences

Chief Scientific Officer

Arugula Sciences

Chief Executive Officer

Aziyo Biologics

Chief Executive Officer

Benson Hill Biosystems

Vice President, Sales

BigHat Biosciences

Chief Development Officer

Biobot Analytics

Vice President, Lab Operations


Senior Vice President, Public Affairs


Vice President, Computational Drug Design

Bionaut Labs

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Vice President, R&D

Cellino Biotech

Chief Business Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Vice President, Data and Machine Learning

Vice President, Bioprocess

Character Biosciences

Chief Scientific Officer

Cidara Therapeutics

Chief Financial Officer


Senior Vice President, Corporate And Strategic Development


Chief Revenue Officer
Vice President, Finance

Debut Biotechnology

Chief Scientific Officer 

Deep Genomics

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Business Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Director, New Product Planning

Head, Preclinical Research

Independent Director

Vice President and Head of Communications

Vice President, Platform Biology

Vice President, Preclinical Research


Chief Technology Officer 

Element Biosciences

Vice President, Engineering

Chief Commercial Officer

Element Science

Vice President, Research And Development

Enveda Biosciences

Senior Vice President, Head of Business Strategy and Development


Vice President, Marketing


Chief Medical Officer

EveryONE Medicines

Chief Scientific Officer

Faeth Therapeutics 

Chief Medical Officer

Independent Board Member

Freenome Holdings, Inc.

Vice President, Computational Research 

Vice President, Development

GRO Biosciences

Chief Business Officer

Impossible Foods

Chief Science Officer


Vice President, Marketing

Vice President, Sales


Senior Vice President, Global Development and Chief Development Officer


Scientific Advisory Board

Khosla Ventures

Operating Partner

Talent Partner

Lilac Solutions

Vice President, Communications and Branding 

Manifold Biotechnologies

Executive Chair

Mantra Bio

Chief Scientific Officer 


Director, Business Development


Chief Commercial Officer


Vice President, Sales

Omron Healthcare 

Vice President, Digital Health


Independent Director


General Manager, Robotics


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


Chief Business Officer

Rezo Therapeutics

Chief Scientific Officer 


Chief Executive Officer 

Scipher Medicine 

Chief Technology Officer 

Sight Diagnostics 

U.S. General Manager


Vice President, Engineering

Vice President, Technology

Switch Therapeutics 

Independent Director

Senior Vice President, Research

Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations

Senior Director, Business Development

Vice President, Biology

Synthetic Genomics

Vice President, Operations


Vice President, Product 

Terray Therapeutics

Independent Director

Chief People Officer

Chief Business Officer

Head of Biology and Preclinical Development 

Head of Automation

Head of Chemistry

Head, Operations

The Engine

Chief Marketing Officer


Chief Commercial Officer

Tiaki Therapeutics

Chief Executive Officer

Trace Genomics

Business Unit Lead, Row Crops


Chief Executive Officer 

Ukko, Inc. 

Vice President, Translational Medicine

University Of Massachusetts Medical School

Executive Vice Chancellor, Business Development

Varda Space Industries

Vice President, Business Development 


Chief Technology Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Volta Labs

Chief Commercial Officer 

Head of Sales and Support

Wave Life Sciences

Chief Financial Officer

Independent Director

Weave Bio

Chief Commercial Officer 


Chief Executive Officer


Vice President, Diagnostic Development


Vice President, Automation 

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