MaryJeanne Scott


MaryJeanne brings over 22 years of executive search experience, working broadly across Omni-Channel Retail, Digital, Consumer Products, Luxury Home & Apparel, Fast Fashion, Home Decor, Leisure, Health & Wellness, and Consumer Goods Manufacturing.  She has led senior-level engagements, including C-Suite, Executive, and Director level/General Management positions. She has partnered with private equity firms and their portfolio companies. She has extensive experience recruiting within the functional disciplines of Marketing, Merchandising, Finance, I/T, Human Resources, Supply Chain/Logistics, Operations, and Sales.

MaryJeanne has worked with brands such as Holly Hunt, Kohler, Barney’s New York, Lifetime Fitness, Northern Tool & Equipment, Cabela’s, Target, Manhattan Toy, and Room & Board.  She understands that a best-in-class search process is about more than qualifications.  It is about the crucial blend of skill and culture fit that creates the dynamic partnership between the two.   Her unique ability to seek individuals whose values innately align with her client’s core mission has set her apart in the industry.

MJ joined JM Search as a Partner in 2018 as part of the team leading the strategic growth of the Retail and Consumer Goods Practice on a national scale.  MaryJeanne joins JM Search from the search firm she founded in 2003, MJ Scott Search Partners. She started her search career with Kenzer Corporation, one of the leading national retained firms specializing in Retail and Consumer Goods.

Currently residing in Chicago, MaryJeanne is a native New Yorker and attended FIT (the Fashion Institute of Technology) for Fashion Merchandising and Business.  In Chicago, MaryJeanne sits on the OSHER Center for Integrative Medicine board at Northwestern Medicine and has held Executive Board roles with Make–A–Wish Foundation and Project for Pride in Living.

When not serving the clients, MJ loves to travel, spend time with family and friends, and especially spending time with her son.  She is passionate about alternative medicine and wellness and loves cooking, entertaining and retail therapy.