Top Leadership Roles & Top Talent:
The two of you should meet
Welcome to Guild Talent:
Executive Search & Leadership Hiring for Venture Backed Companies
How We Work
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.
We’re not a massive firm, in fact, we’re quite small and quite 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 & 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.
Based on the seniority and specifics of each project, we’ll tailor our billing model to what makes sense. As a small and agile team, we can be flexible with our clients. And if you prefer to test out a candidate before hiring or have a short term project, worry not – we can help.
Our goal is to move the needle. Fast. At the outset of every project, we’re building a targeted candidate list, but that doesn’t mean it’ll take forever. Along with calibration calls, our aim is to have at least 3 candidates in process by the 3rd week.
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.
We partnered with Jamie and Guild Talent to hire our Head of Operations. Time was of the essence. Jamie and Tom moved incredibly fast to fill up the pipeline with strong candidates, and we closed the search within just a few weeks. Jamie and Tom were there to support us 100% of the way. They implemented feedback quickly and continued to fill up our pipeline all the way until we made a decision. We couldn't be happier with the outcome
Worked with Jamie and Guild Talent for our Head of Finance role, and they were fantastic. Brought us really high quality candidates every week and helped us close our search quickly. Definitely recommend!
Jamie and the Guild Talent team helped us in a key hire for our finance team. From beginning to end, extraordinary partnership! They attentive listened to our needs, introduced us to high caliber talent, and managed a well-run recruitment process. They made a difference and I strongly recommend the Guild team!
Jamie and the Guild Talent team are outstanding. They come with a wealth of knowledge about the candidate and commercial market, their recruiters are dynamic collaborators, and the candidates presented meet the mark. They helped us fill a critical role within a competitive and nuanced space. Highly recommend!
I was introduced to Guild Talent when FalconX was a Seed stage company that was still building our early team. Guild Talent helped us make 3 key hires that have since allowed us to accelerate as a business. As an early stage company without an internal recruitment team, it was incredibly helpful to have the Guild Talent team own the process, bring top quality candidates to the table, and ultimately help us continue to build a world class team and company!
I worked with the Guild Talent team in 2019 to hire a Senior Director role within my org. After engaging Jamie and his team on retainer I was immediately glad that I had done so; my experience with Guild was one of the more well run, productive and successful projects I have been a part of as a client working with an outside executive recruiter. Aside from the caliber of candidates they presented, their structure and organization were beyond expectation.
Guild Talent crushed it for us at Scout. I engaged the Guild team to help with a combination of leadership & staff hiring within our Customer Success Org as we were going through some pretty serious growth, their process and results were second to none & I would welcome working with them again. I felt more than comfortable with Guild representing Scout and owning the recruiting process. Strong recommendation.
The Guild team was a delight to work with personally, and their recruiting efforts were just as great. They know the market quite well and were quick to identify how to approach the search, calibrate, & execute. Their process over the course of the project was crisp and streamlined and well organized; I've worked with enough retained search firms over the years to know the difference between the good and bad, and I would welcome working with Jamie/Guild again 100%!
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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.
Marissa has spent her entire career embedded in the startup world with more than ten years focused on recruiting across multiple disciplines. Through her career she has focused on leadership hiring, and as Guild Talent expands its footprint in key markets outside of the Bay Area, Marissa will be leading the charge in Austin, a growing hub for technology companies.