Jenifer Hartwell


Jenifer Hartwell has over 20 years’ experience in retained executive search in a broad spectrum of industries, focusing on senior executive and board level searches.  Her industry experience includes e-commerce, financial services, leading edge technology, and consumer marketing. Additionally, Jenifer has experience placing CEOs and senior managers in the nonprofit sector. Jenifer takes pride in developing deep relationships with clients to provide them with exceptional candidates, as well as any pertinent market feedback that is a result of the search process.  She is committed to providing the highest quality service for her clients. 


Prior to joining Bialla Partners, Jenifer was a Managing Partner and Founder of The Hartwell Group, LLC, a retained executive search firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. She led searches for a variety of clients including:  Visa, Deluxe Corp., LucasArts, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Disney, Gap, Inc., Stanford University, The Associates, and others.


Previously, Jenifer helped form Secura/Burnett Partners, based in San Francisco, as a founding Partner of this mid-sized international executive search firm specializing in financial services. Jenifer completed multiple senior management and C-Suite searches for banking institutions, asset management companies, and other financial institutions.


Jenifer began her executive search career as an associate with the 3rd largest global retained executive search firm at the time, Boyden International. She developed clients in multiple industries.


Jenifer has been a successful fundraiser and board member for nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area, and most recently helped develop a pilot housing model for adults with autism as part of Sweetwater Spectrum's board. She lives in Marin County California and spends her free time hiking, gardening, playing competitive USTA tennis, traveling and spending time with her family.