Finance | Operations | People

Guild Talent is a retained search firm. We are focused on leadership and emerging leadership placements for venture-backed, P/E startups, and large enterprises. We help companies find the perfect leaders for their growth ambitions. We work from on Director level roles through CXO. Each project has its own dedicated team.



Retained/Contained Search

Guild Talent focuses on leadership hiring (Director, VP, CXO and 'Head of' level) across Go-To-Market and G&A functions. The roles we work are often high impact positions within a company that deserve a proper market mapping and research exercise.

Personal Approach

We're not a massive firm, in fact, we're quite small and focused. We know the roles we're good at and we know the ones we're not. Each project has multiple sets of eyes on it, weekly pipeline reporting, and an expectation from us that our clients are equally involved in the process.

Startups and Large Orgs

With a collective 35+ years of recruiting experience that spans stealth startups to public companies, if you need to build out your team, regardless of company size, give us a ring. We won't take on a project if we can't add value.

Flexible Billing

As a small and agile team, we can be flexible with our clients. Based on the seniority and specifics of each project, we can tailor our billing model to what makes sense, so you don't have to worry about the stricter commercial terms seen with larger firms.

Exclusive Recruiting Partner of the Operators Guild

The Operator's Guild is a nationwide association and ecosystem of Finance and Operations leaders for VE/PE backed startups and scaleups. With 30 chapters and 750+ members across the country, by engaging our members (and their networks) we have unparalleled ability to get in front of candidates. Access that far surpasses that of a traditional search firm. Parts of the recruiting process have become commoditized; Sometimes it actually is about who you know, and it’s also about who you’re able to get in front of!

Search Process

A big part of success in executive search is guiding both hiring teams and candidates through a well-designed process. Our method comes from completing hundreds of searches with all sorts of variables. Sticking to a process, but allowing for flexibility, drives to successful outcomes.


Finance, Operations, and G&A

Through our involvement in the Operators Guild, deep networks, and personal experience, Guild Talent was originally built to help connect great companies to the best Operations, Finance, and Strategy talent in the market. These 'back office business' roles are fundamental to any organization. We have a proven track record of successfully helping growing companies make leadership hires with in the Operations, Finance, and G&A functions. Recent placements in this space include, Chief of Staff, Chief Operating Officer, VP of Finance, and Chief Revenue Officer.


People leaders help stitch together the cultural fabric of a company. They allow a company to scale with compassion and empathy without losing its values or identity. People leaders take the reins when a company experiences exponential staff growth. Guild Talent has placed numerous People/HR leaders across highly successful companies. We can help you find the perfect People leaders for your business needs.




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Jamie Ceglarz, Founder & Managing Director

Jamie has over a decade of recruiting experience in the Bay Area, largely focused on startup/technology companies, and is also co-founder of the Operators Guild Network. With a deep network and years of experience working with and placing operations & finance executives, he has developed deep domain expertise and a strong, focused network in that vertical.

Lauren Taylor, Head of Talent: Fractional & Interim

Lauren Taylor is a Strategy and Operations expert best known for her ability to guide founders and leadership teams through uncharted territories, swiftly building and scaling operations for high-growth organizations. She is deeply passionate about helping visionary leaders realize their dreams by establishing strong operational foundations. Lauren is also the driving force behind OG Talent, Operator's Guild's innovative Fractional Talent arm. Her vision is to create a top-tier talent marketplace, connecting elite operators with companies that share OG's values.


Guild Talent is a boutique executive search and placement firm with a combined two decades of recruiting and operations experience in the tech industry. Our proprietary network and agile team drive awesome results. ​

We leverage our unique partner reach, influence, and domain expertise developed over more than a decade. The Operators Guild supports the Operations, General Management, Finance, Partnerships, and BizOps communities. ​


Top leadership roles and top talent—the two of you should meet. At Guild Talent, we are experts at facilitating that connection. Reach out to us today.