Jill Knittel

Jill Knittel, MBA, CSP


Jill Knittel, CSP, MBA, President of JK Executive Strategies, has more than 20 years of experience and a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. John Fisher College. After working in the industry for decades, Jill set out to build a new type of search firm in 2017, focused on a personal approach with transparent processes.

Today, her team assists companies across the country in executive & leadership search, project services and talent search to help companies make the right hire at the right time to elevate business. Demonstrating just how effective her unique approach to hiring is, Jill has expanded her team by more than 500% in just three years’ time with talent search specialists in non-profit, education, human resources, manufacturing, and professional services.

Headquartered in Monroe County, N.Y., JK Executive Strategies is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is nationally certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Additionally, Jill is an active member of the National Women’s President’s Organization and Global Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

Past accomplishments and awards include the Women of Excellence Award (2019) by the Rochester Business Journal, a recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award (2006), and a finalist of the Women’s Council Athena Award in Rochester (2014). A proud St. John Fisher College alumnus, Jill received the University’s Dean’s Medal in 2014, and is involved in multiple volunteer roles including serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.  Jill also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Hillside Family of Agencies Board of Governors.

When she’s not assisting corporations and non-profits with making great placements, networking with exceptional talent, and supporting her community, you can find Jill at home with her husband, daughter and three Labrador Retrievers.

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