Jill Skaler Montaigne,
Senior Managing Director

Jill joined BRANDSPEAK with a keen desire to improve clients’ business outcomes and personal performance by leveraging her deep understanding across a range of industries gleaned from extensive executive experience in both corporate and professional services organizations. As a highly sought-after Executive Coach, trainer and seasoned strategist, she enjoys a well-established reputation as a pragmatic, and imaginative problem solver using the science of Human Performance. She has held senior positions at a range of blue-chip organizations and developed subject matter expertise around the use of research to help leaders and companies embrace change in order to accelerate growth.

Before joining BRANDSPEAK, Jill founded and managed Original Spark, a consultancy which provided qualitative and quantitative research and guidance to many of the global giants in the communications industry. Prior, Jill was a Partner at Sullivan where she launched and led the Entertainment Practice Group for many years. Jill also held leadership roles at Time Inc., CBS, NFL Ventures, and Campbell Soup Company. She started her career as an operational and financial auditor at Coopers & Lybrand.

Jill’s uniquely diverse background as client, seller and professional services consultant enables her to become ‘as one’ with the clients she serves, whether C-Suite executives or emerging leaders. She has trained groups and individuals in becoming more effective professionals by better utilizing their own individual styles and strengths to greater advantage. In addition to her client work, Jill is an ex-Offcio Board Director at the nonprofit She Runs It and a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Jill spent her formative years living in Guadalajara, Mexico where she developed a passion for understanding and learning about other cultures and people. Her son has followed in her footsteps and is a full-time university student in Dublin, Ireland. Jill’s commitment to service extends to her community as well. She is an active mentor to several rising executives and volunteers weekly at Gods Love We Deliver that prepares meals for the seriously ill. Dedicated to achieving fitness at any age, Jill is also a devoted bicyclist and daily lap swimmer in Brooklyn, New York where she lives.