San Francisco HR Executive Search & Consulting

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 few years.

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.

Featured Searches

HR Executive Search & Consulting Clients

Achievo

Aircraft Technical Publishers

Alliance Development Group

App Annie

Ask Jeeves

Avinon

Bleacher Report (Time Warner)

Blue Shield of California

Blurb

Calypso

Catholic Healthcare West

Caustic Graphics

Change.org

City Baking

City Park

Club Assist

Column A

Counsyl

Coverity (Synopsys)

CSE Insurance

Databricks

Deloitte

Digital Fuel

Domaine Chandon (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton)

Elan Pharmaceuticals

Electro-Test (Electrical Reliability Services)

Epiq Systems

Esurance

Extensity (Infor)

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Financial Finesse

Fitbit

Fluidigm

Food.com

Funding Circle

G2 Insurance

Genentech (Roche)

Generation Tux

Glu Mobile

Grass Valley Group

G. Hensler

Harmless Harvest

HG Makelim

Hinman Consulting Engineers

Illumina

Integrated Biosystems

Intershop

ISPOT Interactive

Juniper Networks

Kabam

Lawgic

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

LendingHome

LiveRamp (Acxiom)

Lohika

MadeToOrder

Marin Software

Market Tools

Matson Navigation

MegaBios

Mode Media

National Information Group

Nektar

ON24

Onyx Pharmaceuticals

Opendoor

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Pacific National Bank

Pantheon

Personic

Pinterest

Plumtree (BEA Systems)

Qadium

Rainin

Rdio

Risk Strategies

Roche

Rodan + Fields

Ross Stores

R. Torre & Company

Salesforce.com

San Francisco Parking

Seismicom

SENER USA

ServePath-GoGrid

ShipServ

Shorenstein Nederlander Production Company

Sofi

Softonic

Soma Networks

Sonic Solutions

Spear Technologies (Hansen Information Technologies)

Splunk

SuccessFactors

Synarc

Tagged (If(we))

TextNow

The Nature Conservancy

TheScience.com

Thumbtack

Twitter

TubeMogul

Uber

UQ Life

Velti

Vision Service Plan

Wellness FX

Wind River Systems

Womply

Woodruff Sawyer

Major San Francisco Employers

Airbnb

Atlassian

Dropbox

Salesforce

Square

Yelp