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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.


Leverage our network of milestone-hitting executives in the manufacturing and industrial sectors, coupled with our robust AI-enabled candidate sourcing technology. 

Full-time Leaders

Proven full-time executives who take the reins, drive growth and lead change without diluting your culture.

Fractional Leaders

Vetted and vouched for part-time senior talent for high-growth companies watching their cash flow.

Board Advisors

Diverse advisors who enrich strategy, support, and challenge the executive leadership team.

“The Jack Hammer team differentiates itself by taking the time to develop personal relationships with its clients, obtaining a deep understanding of both the organizational culture and business needs to identify the right candidates. While I wasn’t initially in the market for a new opportunity, the Jack Hammer team was diligent in ensuring I got in front their client knowing the match would be a successful one.”

Michele Janis,
CFO: Fres-co USA

“One phrase I learned from Jack Hammer is “we don’t look at the problem, we look at the solution”. Jack Hammer matches the need of the company and the individual. This sounds simple but is very difficult to achieve. Jack Hammer perfected this in my process.”

Thys van Zyl,
Finance Director: Rijk Zwaan

“We’ve worked with Jack Hammer on several senior recruitment projects and I’ve always been impressed with their responsiveness and professionalism. Localisation is important for us as a business and the reach that Jack Hammer has in the territories we work in makes them a great partner for our leadership roles, especially as we continue to grow.”

Johan Strydom,
MD: Normet

“The work the Jack Hammer team does is so important in ensuring that great talent is matched to great organisations – not only on skills and experience, but also on values and leadership qualities that builds talent for the future”..

David Williams,
(former) Region Managing Director: Maersk Africa

“From the very first contact, I felt that I was working with a business partner rather than an executive search firm. The whole process was conducted with professionalism, tenacity and most importantly with care and much understanding of the needs of our business. This is why , I will certainly look forward to calling upon the Jack hammer Team on future roles.”

Wafa Zreik,
The Unifert Group

Because you need to make a measurable impact right now


We are consistently recognized as a top executive search firm in every region and every sector where we specialize.


We don’t take shortcuts, and we look beyond the obvious. That is our secret sauce to finding vouched-for talent that will actually move the needle for you.


We believe that great leaders create workplaces where people and ideas thrive. So we make it a priority to ensure the people you hire are a great culture fit.


With 21 years of experience as a boutique women-led executive search firm, we’ve learned the value in balancing work and life creating space for career women without inducing mom-guilt.


Surround yourself with a support team that’s going to handle all your leadership hiring needs (and be seamless to work with). With all capabilities under one roof (Fractional, Full-Time, Advisor), we can help you bridge your growth gap.

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Building diverse leadership teams

Established in 2001, Jack Hammer’s executive headhunters have been helping exceptional companies – in Africa and the USA – to build and diversify their leadership teams and boards.

Wherever we find ourselves, our purpose remains the same: to find leaders who grow great companies, where everyone thrives.

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