What They’re Saying

  • The LA Talent
    Ecosystem

  • Velocify
    Nick Hedges, CEO

  • Hallmark
    Rob Fried, CEO

  • The Honest Co - Sean Kane
    Co-Founder & President

  • SnackNation
    Sean Kelly, CEO

  • ForwardLine
    Craig Coleman, CEO

  • Cornerstone OnDemand
    Adam Miller, CEO

  • Dun & Bradstreet
    Jeff Stibel, Vice Chairman

  • Concentrate
    John Payne, Chairman

  • Mercury Protocol
    Ryan Ozonian, CEO

  • Awesomeness TV
    Max Polisar, CRO

  • SnackNation
    Ryan Schneider, President

  • MVP Sports
    Greg Nevolo, CEO

  • Cornerstone OnDemand
    Mark Goldin, CTO

  • Interna
    David Subar, CEO

  • JibJab Bros Studios
    Travlin McCormack, CTO

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica
    Community Service Award

Testimonials

  • 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.

    Nick Hedges - CEO, Velocify

  • 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.

    Linda Pan - SVP, New Digital Business, AMC Networks

  • When the position is critical and I need someone great, I call JJA Venture Search.

    Rob Fried - CEO at Feeln, a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards

  • 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.

    Vincent Worms - Former Managing Partner, Partech International

  • 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

    Bryan Everett - SVP, Head of BD & Publisher Solutions, Amobee (owned by Singtel)

  • 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.

    Phil Ressler - CEO, SixGill

  • 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.

    Robert Locke - SVP Corporate Development, Tyco

  • 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

    Tom Jessiman - CEO, #HASHOFF

  • 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 Armstrong - Managing Director, March Capital Partners & Clearstone Venture Partners

  • 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

    Neil Kaplan - Chief Revenue Officer, ScoreBig

  • 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.

    Tom Banahan - Managing Director, Tenaya Capital