Who We Are

Guild Talent is an executive search firm focused on the G&A function. We place Director through CXO leadership hires largely within venture & P/E backed companies. We leverage our unique partner reach, influence, and domain expertise developed over more than a decade.

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.

EXECUTIVE TEAM:

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.

Ken Stakis, Senior Principal Recruiter

Prior to joining Guild Talent Ken previously served with several of the multi-national contingent firms as a producer as well as a Managing Director. Ken cut his teeth in the search business with a boutique retained firm where he spent nearly 6 years recruiting mainly for the C-Suite – CFO, COO, CMO, CHRO, CEO, and Board positions. He has worked with companies of all sizes and all situations; Fortune 500, start-ups, turnarounds and private equity/venture capital. Ken is versed in all areas of business and industries and will never shy away from any search.

Melissa Heller, Senior Principal Recruiter

Melissa joined a global leader in retained executive search where her primary focus was in the financial services sector. She eventually left the industry and founded a successful retail company. Following the sale of the company, Melissa worked with non-profit organizations for a while. Melissa brings a sense of humor and diversity of industry experience to her work with Guild Talent.