JBK's executive recruitment work has earned recognition from organizations ranging from Inc., Profiles in Diversity Journal, Working Mother Magazine, and Forbes, just to name a few, and is certified as a woman-owned business by the prestigious Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Aside from the media's recognition of our executive recruitment expertise, the most meaningful recognition comes from our clients. As a top executive search firm, we work hard to be a true talent acquisition partner, and we strive each day to show our deep respect for both clients and candidates. Those who know us best have been our biggest champions. Find out why JBK Associates is consistently named one of the best executive search firms.


For firms in the executive recruitment industry, it is essential to understand the unique needs of each client, ranging from talent management and acquisition to leadership development within the workplace. By establishing successful succession planning programs JBK has been able to distinguish itself within the industry.


“JBK Associates is one of those rare finds in the Talent Consultant space that you will want to discover. I had the pleasure of working with Julie and her team while I was VP, Talent Acquisition at McKesson Corporation. What sets this team apart from the rest is they are accountable and set deliverables they actually meet. They are a true partner, find the best talent for the role and are a pleasure to work with. I look forward to continuing our partnership.”

Susan Slater
NA Recruitment Lead & Global Recruitment Simplification Lead, MedImmune and AstraZeneca


“My experience in working with Julie Kampf and Mike Lazar as a Vice President of Human Resources candidate was exemplary. The JBK team was 100% service oriented, provided effective and timely communication throughout the process, and gave valuable counsel as I prepared for interviews and negotiated offer terms. My experience with them clearly demonstrated that they are committed to building lasting partnerships, customer service, collaboration, and ultimately excellence.” 

Brent Mullins
Vice President Human Resources, Aramark Healthcare Technologies 


“Working with JBK Associates is truly a partnership. I view Julie as a member of my extended team and value her insights and perspective to help us make the right selection for talent acquisition. They are role models in how to be a strategic search partner.” 

Myra Rosen
Global Head of Human Resources and Communications, Ascensia Diabetes Care



“I have worked with Julie Kampf for over 6 years; she is my absolute go-to person for executive level search. Julie is a valuable partner in that she contributes toward accomplishing our main business objectives of bringing talent into our organization. What separates Julie and her organization from many other firms is that in addition to identifying exceptional talent; she is extraordinarily responsive and establishes appropriate expectations for both client and candidate. JBK has a proven track record of placing many talented candidates who have ultimately contributed to the overall success of our organization.”

Sally Dickinson 
Vice President Human Resources, L’Oreal USA


"I have first-hand experience of working with JBK Associates and I was very impressed. Their knowledge of multiple industries, functional areas and verticals is second to none. What also sets them apart is their speed to market and how they are able to aggressively source the best passive talent. Also not to be overlooked is that they provide a fantastic experience for all of their candidates.” 

Chris Wilkins
National Consulting Talent Acquisition Manager


"We have been working with JBK for over 2 years now and have come to value and appreciate how Julie and her team sets themselves apart from most search firms. We have given them the toughest searches with the most passive candidate pool and each time they have delivered. Not only delivered, but quickly and professionally, including helping us close the candidate. Even though we have an internal talent acquisition team, we can't always get to the most senior folks in the industry by calling direct. This is where Julie and her team excel. They have deep networks and are able to get into places we have had difficulty. We look forward to a long term partnership with Julie and her team - they are the best!"

Eileen Schloss
Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Medidata Solutions


 “I had the pleasure of working with JBK Associates during my recruitment for an Executive Director and CEO position. The process was first class from start to finish. I was kept in the loop the entire time and I couldn’t have asked for better communication from the time of the initial interview to signing the negotiated contract. Julie and her team are superb and I would recommend them without reservation to professional colleagues I know looking for executive positions.”

Scott Campbell
Former Executive Director and CEO, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health


“It's rare to find a business partnership like the one we have with JBK Associates, and even rarer still to find the level of passion, dedication and drive for results that Julie demonstrates day in and day out. At Sanofi, we have come to view Julie and her organization as an extended member of our team...the quality, thoroughness, and professionalism applied to every aspect of the search process is extraordinary. Most importantly, our leaders and HR staff trust Julie and her organization - their judgment, their expertise, and their unwavering commitment to excellent client service has built and solidified this trust over the course of the years we have worked together.”

Judy O'Hagan
Vice President Human Resources, Sanofi 


“I couldn't be more pleased with the partnership Siemens has established with JBK Associates. Julie is a true partner and her team is relentless in delivering results in a timely and professional manner. I trust that when I put my search in their hands, I will ultimately find the ideal candidates. In these times battling for talent, I am glad to have JBK as our trusted partners.”

Margie Wright-McGowan
Vice President Human Resources, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

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“It has been truly an enjoyable and productive partnership working together to fill positions and review employee needs. The care and attention to matching the candidates with experience and personalities was excellent. It was clear you had taken the time and effort to get to know us, the culture we were creating and then matching that with the skills and talents of the appropriate candidates. We were so pleased with the hires and their ability to grow and help build a strong commercial organization.”

Julia M. Amadio
Chief Product Officer, TherapeuticsMD


“I highly recommend JBK Associates for any search requirements you may have. Some of the attributes they demonstrated in successful searches for me were strong partnership skills, taking the time to learn my business and needs so they could find the right candidates and delivering exceptional quality candidates in a timely fashion.”

Rick Keefer 
President and CEO, Publicis Touchpoint Solutions

For firms in the executive recruitment industry, it is essential to understand the unique needs of each client, ranging from talent management and acquisition to leadership development within the workplace. By establishing successful succession planning programs JBK has been able to distinguish itself within the industry.

Don't just take our word for it, though. The greatest satisfaction comes from a job well done, and our clients can say it best about our work:

"Connecting great leaders to great companies... Advancing the world together!"