Jessica Bigazzi Foster

Senior Partner, Practice Leader, Executive Bench®

Bio

Dr. Jessica Bigazzi Foster is a senior partner and serves as leader of RHR’s Executive Bench practice area, an end-to-end solution for strengthening the long-term executive pipeline. She is also responsible for standing up RHR’s newest offerings. 

In addition to her leadership role, Jessica’s work with clients includes senior-level executive development, talent management, and team effectiveness. She manages large global accounts for RHR, with a particular focus on systemic pipelining of near- and long-term C-suite successors. Jessica has worked with clients across industries including retail, financial services, private equity, insurance, healthcare, staffing, energy, and telecommunications.

Prior to joining RHR International, Jessica was a professor of industrial and organizational psychology at Purdue University. Her research, teaching, and speaking engagements focused in the areas of employment testing, gender and leadership, executive performance and emotional regulation, and work-life balance.

Jessica received her doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from Rice University in Houston, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Davidson College in North Carolina. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons and can most frequently be found on the bleachers of a little league game.