Gene Leshinsky

Gene Leshinsky

Principal Recruiter — Broad Institute

Gene has 18 years of experience recruiting Marketing, Information Technology, and Software Engineering professionals in the Boston area and nationally. Gene has worked for several staffing agencies as well as established firms such as Ropes & Gray, EBSCO Publishing, GroupM/WPP, Monster, and most recently The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in both individual contributor and management roles.

At the Broad, one of Gene’s primary responsibilities is to develop inclusive and holistic interview processes and promote DEI awareness and hiring throughout the IT and Software Engineering organizations. A hallmark of the recruiting approach is psychological and physical safety for our candidates and employees and Gene’s role is to comport the interview and hiring process to reflects this. Together with the Engineering team, Gene has rolled out interview practices such as resume-less interviews, holistic technical assessments that discourage blunt knockout testing, and culture behavioral approaches to interviewing that allow for our candidates to experience the Broad culture that the Broad strives to build.

Gene holds a BA in History from Brandeis University and an MS in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. When not finding talent for the Broad, Gene enjoys spending time with his 4 kids (Derek, Renee, Jason, and Ezra) and wife Gail. Gene is an avid gamer and has been playing Fallout, StarCraft, Diablo and SimCity for the past 20+ years. Gene also coaches youth soccer & basketball and is a certified Lifeguard and USSF Grade 8 Soccer Referee.