Managing Director

Jean P. Lenzner

Jean Lenzner is a veteran of the executive search industry with more than 30 years of experience in recruiting, professional development, training, diversity and retention. Despite her wide-ranging business expertise, she remains an enthusiastic lifelong learner, always excited to embrace new ideas and approaches to meet the unique requirements that every search and project entails.

Prior to returning to The Alexander Group—which she co-founded and where she served as partner for 10 years—Ms. Lenzner was director of professional resources for Bracewell LLP, where she oversaw recruiting and retention for the 400-attorney global law firm. Previously, she was the director of experienced recruiting for Arthur Andersen LLP.

"I enjoy the intellectual stimulation and challenge of executive recruiting."


  • University of Texas, Austin

    Bachelor of Arts, History. Bachelor of Journalism

Industry Experience

Legal and Professional Services
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Professional Services

What do you think differentiates The Alexander Group from other executive search firms?

My colleagues! We have a great team who are dedicated to finding the best possible candidates and I do think our research team is exceptional.

What do you love about your work?

The diversity. Even though the position title may be the same, each search always has a different nuance in their requirements and in the details of culture and fit which will make someone successful in the role. Working with clients who look to us to fill multiple key needs is especially satisfying because you really get to know the organization.

What's the highest compliment a client can give you?

To have a client tell us six months later what a difference our candidate has made to their organization.

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