Cambridge Hill Partners, Inc

Ed Hudner is a founding partner of Cambridge Hill Partners, Inc. Ed has extensive experience working with organizations to develop compelling strategic directions that engage stakeholders in meaningful ways and result in feasible plans. Ed works with both corporate and not-for-profit organizations. He works closely with executives and senior managers to make the case and prepare organizations for strategic change. Some clients include Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Harvard Business School, Wellesley College, National Fire Protection Association, and Yale University.

Prior to co-founding Cambridge Hill Partners, Ed was Assistant Director of Training and Development at Harvard University. While at Harvard, he provided management-consulting services to Harvard's college, professional schools, and affiliated business units. Within the corporate sector, he has consulted to Fortune 100 companies in the areas of strategic innovation and new product development. Ed's career also includes line management responsibility for sales and marketing within the high technology industry. He holds a M.B.A. from Boston University. Ed has been an adjunct faculty member at the Harvard Extension School.


Jennifer Desjarlais recently joined Cambridge Hill Partners as a senior associate.  Based in Boston, MA, Jennifer brings thirty years of senior management experience and executive search experience in higher education. She previously served as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Wellesley College where, as a member of the president’s staff, she advised on matters of policy and strategy and led organizational change efforts. Most recently, as a consultant in the Education practice of Witt/Kieffer, Jennifer led leadership searches across all academic areas, with special expertise in enrollment and admissions for colleges and universities nationwide.  Her strengths include a focus on leadership development and transition, a deep understanding of how colleges and universities operate, and the ability to engender trust and engage with a broad range of constituents to guide a successful process. 

Jennifer earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Vermont and a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and Spanish from Simmons College.