Jessica Leffew

Retained Search Coordinator

Work Bio

Jessica, a proud graduate of the University of Central Florida with a BS in Legal Studies, brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for excellence to Cardea Group. Leveraging her professional background to work directly with headhunted candidates through the retained search process, Jessica serves as a Retrained Search Coordinator for the team.  She assists the team in assessing and guiding candidates through the interview process. As a dedicated mother of two, Jessica understands the importance of balance and determination, both in her professional and personal life. Outside of the office, you’ll find Jessica on the lake with her family or reading a book! 

Out of Office

I named my dog/cat…

Primrose, I was a big Hunger Games fan at the time we adopted her!

Three countries I’d love to visit are…

Greece, Iceland, and Italy

My favorite vacation spot…

Anywhere on the west coast of Florida, from Destin to Key West –those beaches are some of the best in the country and the sunsets are so dreamy. I also really love Rhode Island (in the summer) haha. 

My favorite Cardea Group memory

TBD … Hoping to take a few “team building” or “mental health” trips up in the near future 😉

I’d describe my clients as

Tenacious, confident, friendly, and accomplished.

I admire my candidates most

Their aspiration, willingness to try new and hard things, their commitment to success


University of Central Florida, BS in Legal Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice

Other random factoids about me:

I love reading, I read over 85 novels last year alone

I have two adorable little girls

I love boating and wake surfing with my family