We help companies hire remarkable people, to lead and grow thriving teams
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, across a wide range of functions. 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.
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 executive search agencies in Africa) – feel free to call to speak to an executive recruiter or hear what our clients have to say.
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: Do your executive search Africa and executive search South Africa processes differ?
A: Our methodology is very similar, but each country in Africa has its own unique talent pools and approach to sourcing leaders. In addition, we typically conduct multi-country searches for African leaders, including the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
Q: As a top 10 executive search firm in South Africa, 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.
“It has been a great privilege for me to finally have the chance to work with you - and to see the consistency and professionalism you bring from both a board and hiring manager perspective.
Congratulations on all you continue to do to grow Jack Hammer and have impact on the world!”
- Chris Bradford, co-Founder and CEO: African Leadership Academy
- Pat Hadebe, Finance Manager: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
“First and most important I think we found an ideal candidate. The process agreed for the search was implemented to plan. All in all a very positive experience; I would recommend your firm and I would rate your service highly.”
- Steve Ross, Board Director: Christel House International
“Your help and assistance have been invaluable and it’s been a pleasure to work with you on this important hire.”
- Dawid Rheeder, former MD, Europe and South Africa: Higher Ed Partners
- Tava Madzinga
- Bruce Steen
- Paul Hanratty, Group CEO: Sanlam
- Gerrie Fourie, CEO: Capitec
- Bongiwe Gangeni, Deputy CEO: RBB ABSA
- Thys van Zyl, Finance Director: Rijk Zwaan
- Peter Baird, former Head of Private Equity: Investec Asset Management
- Jerome Boyet, Managing Director: TMH Africa