Clients & Placements
JJA Venture Search builds strategic relationships with clients who leverage our services deeper into their org chart and longer through their lifecycle. 4 out of 5 clients engage us for multiple searches and we have multiple clients where we've staffed 20+ positions.
Loudpack (LP), is a cannabis consumer products company with over 350 employees and strong, rapid growth. Loudpack is a grower, manufacturer, packer and shipper of some of the most sought after brands and products in the medicinal and recreational cannabis industry.
President/COO Snack Nation
Healthy snack delivery service that makes healthy snacking fun, life more productive, and workplaces awesome... and now, available in your home! VC-backed by 3L Capital.
JJA placed the former President and COO of TechStyle Fashion Group and previously CFO of Rubicon Project in this role.
Magid has a 60 year history. They are an established, national market research firm with practices Media / Entertainment, Games / Esports, Retail, and Hospitality.
JJA placed the former Head of Research & Planning with 2K Games
Soothe is the world’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, bringing the healing power of massage to homes, hotels, and offices in as little as an hour. Soothe is available in over 60 major cities across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
JJA placed the former Group Vice President, Content and Commerce from Beachbody with a career spanning 20 years in key operating roles with well-regarded enterprise and early stage digital businesses.
RVP of Sales
Soothe is the world’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, bringing the healing power of massage to homes, hotels and offices in as little as an hour. Soothe is available in over 60 major cities across the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
JJA placed the former Senior Global Account Manager, ELITE from Experient a Maritz Global Events Company in this role.
Digital Marketing Director
Catasys leads the health care industry in improving health and reducing claims costs for health plan members with behavioral health disorders that cause or exacerbate co-existing medical conditions. OnTrak™ treats an overlooked population: members suffering from chronic disorders such as substance use disorder, anxiety and depression who rarely seek care.
JJA placed the former Director of Demand Generation from Interana in this role
Rainshine operates leading digital entertainment businesses in India and globally. They are committed to being the pioneers in digital entertainment, bringing new stories, formats, and experiences for audiences worldwide, by investing in our existing brands and creating new ones.
JJA placed the former Managing Director from McFarlin REG in this role.
CRO – CH Media
CH Media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAC comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the recently launched subscription service DROPOUT.
JJA placed the former VP Sales & Partnerships from Legendary Entertainment in this role.
CTO – Ordermark
Ordermark is leading a revolution to save time and money by sending all your orders from major online ordering services to one tablet and printer.
JJA placed the former CTO from Razorgator in this role
Controller – Kitchen United
Kitchen United offers a new and unique commercial kitchen for rent opportunity for food service providers providing a top-tier food production facility combined with insights and ideas on how to profitably expand into the food delivery business. Backed by GV (Google Ventures) and Cali Group.
JJA placed the former US Controller from Wavestream in this role.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Wild Card
W|C is a rapidly expanding enterprise comprised of some of the most accomplished content creators and marketers in the world.
JJA placed the former Chief Financial Officer from Dreamscape Immersive in this role.
VP People – FreshRealm
FreshRealm enables forward-thinking food industry partners to meet changing consumer demands by delivering prepped perishables
including fully-prepped meal kits, ready-to-eat meals and more — to doorsteps and store shelves.
JJA placed the former VP Human Resources from J2 Global.
Director of Media Buying – Hawke Media
Hawke Media is a full-service Outsourced CMO based in Santa Monica, CA, providing the guidance, planning, and execution to grow brands of all sizes, industries and business models.
JJA placed the former Head of Media from MMI Agency in this role.
VP of IT and Security
2K Sports is a game development studio that publishes sports-critically-acclaimed franchises such as Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands and NBA 2K and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
JJA placed the former Sr. Director, Chief of Technology from Blizzard Entertainment in this role.
VP Sales – SnackNation
Healthy snack delivery service that makes healthy snacking fun, life more productive, and workplaces awesome... and now, available in your home! VC-backed by 3L Capital. JJA placed the former Head of Sales from Groupon Getaways in this role.
Chief People Officer
W|C is a rapidly expanding enterprise comprised of some of the most accomplished content creators in the world.
JJA placed the former SVP, Talent Operations from Virgin Hyperloop One in this role.
"We have trusted JJ&A with the majority of the most senior executive searches that we have conducted while rapidly scaling our business. Their process gets the job done - in every search we have followed the straightest line to the best candidates. We also hear over and over again from candidates that JJ&A has represented us so positively and knowledgeably that their associates seem like Velocify employees. It's this cross-company team collaboration that really differentiates JJ&A in the marketplace."
“JJA Venture Search helped us build our Employer Brand. The Client Dossier they crafted became an important narrative for our hires. It helped us tell our company story and polished it over time. With JJA’s help we were guided through a fast, transparent and efficient process, and arrive at the right result.”
“When the position is critical and I need someone great, I call JJA Venture Search.”
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jim and his team on multiple searches from CEO to Sales and Marketing. I consider myself a tough customer -- especially as it related to hiring senior management in our portfolio. I feel at times that JJ&A are even tougher than I when it comes to screening and qualifying candidates. I never feel like I am being sold, but rather that we are on the same side of the table. They run a very consistent process and the results are excellent. I give them my highest recommendation."
"I wasn't looking for a job when I was approached by Jim and his team. I was in a public company doing extremely well. He challenged me and stayed after me. He convinced me to go on the interview and for the month that followed, we talked just about every day. I had a lot of reservations, but he helped to instill confidence and trust. At some level I was leaning on his experience and judgment as I approached a very important career transition. He didn't let me down."
"All recruiters tout similar advantages and it can be difficult to separate claims from reality. But for me, search professionals prove their worth when a talent search forces them outside their database and network. That’s when you see the true quality of their ability to represent a client, to work to a specific objective, with the easy dip into their database gone. The real value of a recruiter is revealed when the best talent is out of easy reach and favors count for nothing. A Jim Jonassen search maintains candidate quality irrespective of where talent must be found."
"I have had some bad experiences with recruiters and broken searches in the past. We engaged Jim and his team and they quickly delivered exactly what we were looking for. They took direction and course-corrected when we pushed, and they pushed back when expectations were unrealistic. The results exceeded our expectations and I really enjoyed the process. They have my unconditional endorsement."
“Jim is a driven sales guy and he knows great sales talent. We had our backs to the wall and they delivered for us-- fast . I met five candidates and I wanted to hire three of them. We got the best guy, and he is doing great. Beyond filling the search, Jim opened up his Rolodex and helped us with partners, customers and advisors -- amazing. JJ&A is a true "partner" not a vendor only."
"Jim and his team cover the Venture Capital market across California exclusively and have for years. He is or has been an investor, a founder, a CEO and has also spent a long time in search. For us at Clearstone he is a well connected and go to search guy for CEO's and key sales and marketing executives. I strongly recommend JJ&A Venture Search without reservation."
"Jim is simply world-class. His entrepreneurial background, his south side of Chicago roots, his ability, unquestioned integrity, incredible network, and aggressive drive is a killer combination. I look forward to working with Jim and his team for years to come."
"These guys have batted 1000 for us delivering senior management talent across sales, marketing and business development for our portfolio companies in Consumer Internet, Mobile and Enterprise Software. I recommend JJ&A without hesitation."