San Francisco has historically been a dreamer’s city, a magnet for entrepreneurs who want to be at the forefront of
the gold rush, the Victorian architectural revival, the psychedelic experiments, and, today, the IPO. Artists, outdoorsmen,
hipsters, technologists and social activists alike flock to San Francisco for its continued dedication to the culture of
innovation and disruption. The heart of the latest technological revolution, the future has never been brighter for the
city by the bay.
Greater San Francisco, which stretches beyond its 49-square-mile border to encompass Marin and Sonoma to the north,
Emeryville-Berkeley-Oakland to the east, and Brisbane-South San Francisco-San Bruno to the south, now boasts some of the
most exciting IPO candidates in the mobile, cloud, fintech, green energy, and biotech industries, with the cost-of-living
increases to match. No surprise, then, with the influx of technical talent arriving from all over the world, that major
employers like Salesforce, Airbnb, Square, Atlassian and LinkedIn have significantly grown their presence in the past
The biggest people and talent challenges facing San Francisco’s companies today are, unsurprisingly, talent acquisition
and retention, first-time manager training, executive coaching, leadership development and succession planning, and building
up a scalable HR infrastructure that can withstand a tremendous growth trajectory. The cost-of-living increases have also
driven many to leave the area, further exacerbating the talent shortage, and the rise in compensation expectations have led to
the highest burn rates ever recorded. Along with funding and revenue growth, finding the right mix of strategic and
implementation-focused HR executives and consultants has become critical for Founders, CEOs and CFOs in
the greater San Francisco area.
Here’s where we can help. Whether you require a senior HR consultant to help you build from the ground up, a compensation
consultant to job level or participate in executive compensation negotiations, a talent acquisition or people operations
executive to handle the blocking and tackling, or a Chief People Officer to support you through your IPO, we know the
HR market here better than every other firm, and for 20 years and counting.