Alissa Moody


Alissa Moody is a Partner at JM Search where she leads the firm’s Industrial and Industrial Technology practice, working across segments such as additive manufacturing, industrial IoT, electronics, robotics, semiconductor, and industrial products with hardware and software elements. Alissa builds C-suite and leadership teams in both decentralized industrial conglomerates, such as ITW, and lower to middle market private equity backed manufacturing businesses. She focuses on identifying high-caliber talent with the DNA to drive growth in fast-paced environments. Alissa is particularly passionate about promoting female leadership within the industrial sector.

Having grownup running around the plant floor of the company her grandfather founded after WWII, then passed to her father and uncle upon his retirement, Alissa brings a unique understanding of the critical balance in EQ and IQ required of the outside leaders she recruits into first time private equity owned companies. While there is often a need for more sophisticated process and strategy to scale, a newly hired leadership team replacing legacy incumbents must also bring a healthy respect for the history and culture they will build upon.

After graduating from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Alissa dipped her toe in the Hollywood entertainment industry, where she worked for talent managers representing clients such as Robin Williams, Kate Hudson, and Dennis Hopper. Looking back her career has come full circle, now rather than matching actors with scripts she is matching executives with companies.  Today Alissa spends her time with her husband and son mountain biking, gardening, and playing poker during family game night.



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