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.
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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.
Rance started his career in finance and capital markets, later moving into operational roles and more recently leveraging his industry experience by spending 5 years at Russell Reynolds, a global leader in retained executive search. Rance focuses on candidate engagement on niche roles within our core skillset projects.
Before joining Guild Talent her focus was on Finance, Operations, and GTM positions. Ali joined Guild Talent with 5 years of recruiting experience and a passion for people. Her attention to detail and project management skills (both skills honed by herding 4th graders) are incredible assets in her role working with our candidates.
Tom has over twenty years of recruiting experience, supporting a wide range of client companies spanning from Fortune 500 to Startups. Prior to joining Guild Talent, Tom worked with a boutique executive search firm, focusing on retained searches in the technology, SaaS, and management consulting.