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

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 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.

Flexible Billing

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.

3x3 Promise

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.

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.

See what's waiting for you...

Current Jobs:

Altana VP Finance
ethena vp growth marketing
EVERY head of strategic finance
EVERY head of corp dev
glow head of bizops
healthrhythms coo
Hover vp eng
Intell HEad of Bizops and STrat
mixtiles head of brand

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The Operators Guild

Sometimes it’s about who you know.

The Operators Guild is the largest and fastest growing professional community of Strategy, BizOps, Growth, and Finance professionals in the US (and all of the colors/flavors that exist as offshoots of those functions). We are now 450+ members that are growing in our careers, learning from our peer group, and having fun along the way.

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Indeed we have an awesome network in Operations and Finance. But worry not; we're more than that! Recent roles we've filled include:


Jamie Ceglarz, Founder of Guild Talent and Co-Founder of Operators Guild

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.

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Marissa Iteld


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 Bauman

Rance Bauman

Executive Recruiter

Tom Sweetman

Tom Sweetman

Executive Recruiter

Melissa Heller

Melissa Heller

Executive Recruiter

Shellie Kwoka

Shellie Kwoka

Recruiting Operations

Eleni Karahalios

Eleni Karahalios

Startup Talent Consultant

Ken Stakis

Ken Stakis

Executive Recruiter

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