Joan Lucarelli

Joan Lucarelli is the founder of JKL Partners, an internationally recognized consulting firm specializing in Talent Acquisition.

Joan’s career incorporates over 18 years in corporate executive management and the last 16 years in the Talent Acquisition arena.

Having partnered with clients on over 300 diverse hires spanning multiple markets, areas of expertise, countries, cultures, and breath,from the Board Room to individual contributors, she has developed a reputation of assisting in finding the right employee for her clients.

She has assisted both privately owned and multinational organizations in creating “best of class” talent acquisition strategies and departments.

Joan’s academic credentials include an AB in Economics, and a Masters in Finance.  In addition she spent several years as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and / or Finance in the graduate business schools at two Boston-based universities.

She has served on a number of Board of Directors including not for profit institutions and several private and family boards.  She has been a keynote and quest speaker at a number of industry events and a guest lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy School of Government and MIT among other institutions of higher education.


  • Consensus builder
  • Team builder
  • High close ratio
  • Results driven
  • Broad business background
  • Proven identifier of future leaders

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