Michelle Penhall

Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing and Advertising

Michelle’s years on the ‘other side of the desk’ as business partner to leaders and human capital executives in large corporations like Barclays Africa and Standard Bank have equipped her with fundamental perspectives on clients’ challenges and the ability to deliver true business value.

As Partner with Jack Hammer and OntheBlock (our blockchain, crypto and NFT executive placements division), she has found her niche: building and supporting people and business strategies for leading organisations across Africa and globally.

In addition to her specialist knowledge of financial services, crypto and digital technologies, she brings remuneration and reward expertise to all her engagements – she has a deep understanding of complex salary and reward structures at Exco and Senior Specialist levels and acts in an advisory capacity to her clients during these sensitive stages of dialogue.

“If you know me, you know I’m the no nonsense type. However, every time I’m asked to go and find the ‘unicorn’, I’m promised an incredible experience talking to the most talented people on the continent and really getting to know what makes them tick! If they exist, we’ll find them and I just love the thrill when a great candidate and client meet for the first time and see a glimpse of the future relationship they will have. People really are astounding when you allow them to truly thrive in a fantastic work place… these are the types of businesses and people I love to work with and connect to each other”. 

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