We help companies hire remarkable people, to lead and grow thriving teams
Great leaders build amazing workplaces where people and ideas flourish.
Great leaders are hard to find and secure, and managing the hiring process with top executive and C-suite level candidates requires a high level of mastery to get the outcomes you want.
So whether you’re searching for a new leader, or considering making an internal appointment (and need to benchmark your existing talent pool with the external market), partnering with a trusted executive search firm is undoubtedly the most effective solution.
Of course, we’re biased, but we think you should consider partnering with us!
With more than 20 years in the trenches, helping companies build and diversify their leadership teams and boards, we’d love to help you too. We look beyond the obvious – sometimes in unlikely places – drilling deep and hammering away until we’ve found the right ones.
Board, C-Suite, Executive, and Senior Management
Jack Hammer sources at Board, C-Suite, Executive and senior management levels (SVP and VP), across a wide range of functions. Our Edtech and Workplace Learning searches span Higher Ed, Enterprise (Corporate) and K-12 verticals.
Most of the time, we’re helping to fill the toughest roles, where the pool of great people is in high demand, and the best leaders are unlikely to be actively looking for a job.
Our executive search method is both science and art. It’s a process that takes meticulous precision, utilizing data and creativity, rigor and empathy, and an unwavering willingness to do the right thing, with no shortcuts.
Here’s what we’re proud of: Firstly, exceptional client and candidate engagement and service. And secondly (in no particular order), producing great results on hard-to-fill executive placements, with a 100% successful shortlist delivery rate. Which, in the global C-suite executive search industry, is exceptional.
To discover more about our executive placement process (and why we’re one of the top edtech executive search agencies in the USA) – feel free to call to speak to an executive recruiter.
Q: What’s the difference between executive search firms, headhunter firms, executive recruitment firms and executive placement agencies?
A: We totally understand why this must be confusing! The executive search industry is not regulated, and so companies that do the work of executive recruitment can categorise or label themselves any way they like. So ask lots of questions about the process, methodology, and deliverables. For a c-suite executive search process, there should be a dedicated team of experienced executive recruiters working on the search project, proactively identifying and reaching out to relevant leaders, conducting a rigorous screening and interviewing process, and ensuring delivery of a high quality shortlist of suitably qualified candidates.
Q: As Edtech recruitment experts, which executive placement roles do you focus on?
A: We help Edtech and Workplace Learning companies to fill their most challenging roles across their Sales, Revenue and Customer Success teams. Roles include Chief Revenue Officers, Chief Sales & Marketing Officers, Chief Customer Success Officers and related roles at SVP & VP levels.
When we’re helping companies to build out their sales and revenue organisations, we can also support with individual contributors (GTM Strategists, Regional Sales Directors, Senior Sales Executives, Senior Account Executives, etc)
Q: As a top 5 executive search firm specializing in edtech recruitment, can you help me with executive search placements?
A: Whether you’re looking to hire an executive, or if you are a C-suite leader looking for career advice or a next career move, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will ensure the strictest level of confidentiality is applied.
“Debbie has changed the game for us in terms of a recruiting partner. I haven't really seen anything close to Jack Hammer’s ability to dial-in actual business needs and deliver talent. More importantly, Debbie is an awesome person/founder/leader whose trust and advice is in rare company.”
- Michael Hemlepp, CEO: Honorlock (USA)
“I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie Goodman from Jack Hammer and found her knowledge of the EdTech space - and the leaders in it - incredible”.
- Brad Adams, Chief University Operations Manager: 2U
“Rebel Girls owes much of its success to Debbie - She is an incredible asset for me and for the company, and I can’t imagine functioning without her. She is very smart, very strategic, and very experienced with execs and startups.”
- Jes Wolfe, CEO: Rebel Girls