Life Sciences Recruiter

Jessica Gurley

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About Jessica Gurley

Jessica Gurley is a recruiter for the Life Sciences team at ThinkingAhead and lives in Memphis, TN. Jessica specializes in the marketing and communications space within Pharma and Biotech organizations.

Jessica is originally from Philadelphia but has called Memphis home since 2010. She graduated cum laude from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History and an A.A. in Music. From there she went on to have a career in corporate sales for 15 years in industries ranging from hardware technology, marketing, advertising, and medical devices.

Jessica and her husband, Marc, have a passion for music and the arts. Both being musicians, they enjoy live music and have been in a band together.  Jessica enjoys traveling and experiencing new adventures. However, her favorite adventure is her family which includes three stepdaughters and a son as well as their three dogs, Heidi, Max, and Oscar.

“Jessica Gurley is an outstanding recruiter and let me tell you why. She was assigned to find a rare disease sales role. When I first talked to her, she did an outstanding job of describing the needs of the position and the company she was recruiting for. And upon passing along my résumé, she did not stop there. She continued to communicate with me about the position, AND for each interview that I had along the way. She helped me prepare like no other recruiter I had come across, which were many, as I had recently been laid-off from my previous position.

Jessica was outstanding regarding communication, feedback, preparation, and even negotiation. Jessica works hard for her clients and also has an encouraging upbeat approach to her job. I wouldn’t have received the offer and taken the position without her! I HIGHLY recommend Jessica Gurley!”

Cardiopulmonary Specialist


Jessica is the real deal – thorough, thoughtful, kind, and tenacious. When Jessica and I worked together, her drive and commitment impressed me. Now that she is an executive recruiter I see the same drive and commitment to fill openings and to serve candidates. I can’t count how many candidates have told me that Jessica took time with them even though she didn’t have a fit for them. If you want to understand how thorough Jessica is, check out how she presents the roles she’s recruiting for. She doesn’t miss a beat and gives potential candidates all the info they need. She thoroughly understands her clients’ businesses and it shows in how she talks about their history, mission, and culture.”

Michelle Peters, Branding Strategist

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