As the Founder and Managing Partner of Sudduth Search, Jen has over two decades of experience in executive search, working for clients within the technology, industrial and manufacturing industries. She has completed assignments across all roles and management levels.
Jen has always been of the entrepreneurial mindset. Shortly after graduating from college, she raised capital to build and scale her first business, which she successfully exited at 25. A few months later, she launched and sold her second venture. Her time as an entrepreneur instilled the “buck stops with me” mentality. Jen is a problem solver and an executor; moreover, she understands the change-maker persona, and the traits it takes to succeed in a fast-paced startup environment.
Prior to founding Sudduth Search, Jen was a Managing Director with Focus Search Partners (FSP), one of the country’s only private equity-backed executive search firms. At FSP, Jen specialized in executing multiple searches for clients operating in the private capital markets. In most situations, her clients were in major growth mode, undergoing a strategic shift in their product/service offerings, or planning to go public.
Prior to FSP, Jen was the Director of Talent for Enaxis Consulting (acquired by Accenture) a management consulting firm for the energy sector. In this role, she focused on recruiting, training, talent management and employee engagement. She contributed to Enaxis’ tremendous growth, helping the firm triple in size in just over four years.
Jen received a BS in Psychology from Texas Christian University and has a PHR certification (Professional in Human Resources). She also serves on the Board of Houston Association for Corporate Growth (M&A focused organization), as Co-Chair of the TCU Alumni Business Association, and is an active investor in Portfolia as well as the TCU Investor Network. She also serves on the Regional Advisory Board of Special Olympics. Jen was recently named a "2022 Women Who Mean Business" honoree by the Houston Business Journal.