Partner & Head of JSS Executive

Ben Houston

Ben is a Partner and the Head of JSS Executive, where he leads the Executive Search practice based in New York. Ben specialises in identifying and appointing senior executives for C-Suite (CEO, CSO, CFO, CCO, COO, CPO, CIO…), SVP’s, VP’s, NED’s and Advisors across our Life Sciences and Healthcare clients in North America. His clients include Pharma Services, Diagnostics, MedTech, HCIT, Services and Healthcare providers to top tier consulting firms and LBO/Mid-Cap Private Equities, VC funds and their portfolios.

JSS Executive is a boutique executive search firm that offers a matrix approach to search. Sub-vertical specialists partner with functional experts across; finance, human resources, technology and commercial. This operating model ensures mandates receive the industry and functional expertise and coverage.

As the Founder of JSS Executive, Ben’s role is to lead and grow the search practice, building and supporting the development of the team across the three verticals; Healthcare, TMT and Financial Services.

Alongside running JSS Executive, Ben is a Venture Partner with HealthQuest Capital, a venture growth fund focused on commercial stage healthcare investments. Ben supports the portfolio on management team assessments, organisational design and executive searches. He supports the fund on deal origination, diligence and advisory appointments.

Outside of the office you’ll find him playing semi-professional rugby for Barnes Rugby Club, scuba diving or in the Alps skiing with friends and family.

I am contactable at and / +447493 930837