Jessica Smart Toth is a Senior Director in Executive Search at N2Growth located in the Kansas City, MO area. Jessica supports a range of industries and the global market, focusing on serving clients and talent management for optimizing outcomes in their industries. She consults with clients to uncover their talent needs and serves as an advisor helping businesses plan and execute search and talent strategies to place key roles. Jessica has spent over 15 years in executive and leadership recruitment, working as an internal talent lead and an executive search consultant.
Jessica has placed hundreds of senior leaders across numerous industries including but not limited to: healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, and law. Jessica is adept at working with large public and private organizations, entrepreneurial startup companies, and small family-owned businesses. She has significant experience working with large search committees and governing boards and managing highly visible but confidential search engagements. Jessica has experience developing and implementing effective search processes both internally and as a search consultant and has helped clients open new offices in new markets.
Before moving to Kansas and joining N2, Jessica led executive and leadership recruitment at MaineHealth, the largest health system in northern New England. Jessica also founded and managed her own boutique executive search firm in Portland, Maine focusing on c-suite search for nonprofits and partner-level legal search. Additionally, Jessica spent time working as a recruitment consultant at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as a fundraiser for Goodwill of Northern New England in Portland, Maine. Jessica began her recruitment career in Big Law in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jessica has her BA in English from Western Michigan University. When not working, Jessica enjoys cooking, yoga, travel, and fashion. Jessica, her husband, and their beloved Belgian Malinois live in Lawrence, Kansas. Jessica’s two grown stepchildren attend the University of Toronto in Ontario Canada.