Jean Lee serves as Chief People Officer for Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP, responsible for the development and implementation of the firm's talent strategy for lawyers and business professionals.

Jean spent more than 25 years working across a multitude of industries to ensure that people strategies reflect and enable key business initiatives.

Prior to joining Schulte, Jean was the Global Chief People Officer at Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications and marketing services firm that is part of the Interpublic Group. Weber Shandwick has operations in over 80 cities worldwide and has been named Best Place to Work on numerous occasions, including by Ad Age.

She also held talent management roles at Interbrand and Avon Products, in addition to providing human capital and change management solutions to Aon Consulting's clients for a decade. Her projects included the post-merger integration following Citigroup’s acquisition of Banamex in 2001, the building of a new HR capability at Goldman Sachs following its IPO in 1999, the cultural integration of GHI and HIP after coming together as EmblemHealth in 2006, and other business initiatives in the human capital space. Jean spent her early career at Walt Disney Imagineering in Los Angeles, the creative force behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, where she led the Communications and Culture department.

Jean earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Prior Experience

  • Interpublic Group
  • Interbrand (Omnicom Group)
  • Avon Products, Inc.
  • Aon Hewitt
  • The Walt Disney Company