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.

What our clients are saying about us.

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:

“I have worked closely with Julie and the JBK Team for the past 10 years on several senior executive level, hard to fill searches in both the CPG and pharma space. Whenever I have the need for support from an external partner, JBK is my first call. Julie and the team have consistently delivered results by bringing high quality, diverse talent to the table with each and every search that they work on. Thanks again JBK for your decade long partnership!”

Mark Rogers,
Head of Talent Acquisition U.S. Mondelez

“Congratulations to Julie and the JBK team on this important milestone of 20 years!.   The team at JBK truly understands what it means to be a trusted and committed partner, and we have enjoyed this partnership for more than a decade.  Thank you and again, my sincere congratulations!”

Brent Ragans
President, Ferring Pharmaceuticals U.S

“JBK Associates International has been my executive search partner for more than 15 years.  With an extensive network and long-standing relationships across many disciplines, they produce high-quality results that I trust.  Unlike other retained search firms, not only is there a dedicated team of professionals who are readily available and knowledgeable to assist with any questions or feedback that I or my team may have, the CEO, Julie Kampf, is highly responsive and stays involved in all searches.  Their client focus, attention to detail, exceptional communications skills, and robust candidate care, have resulted in many successful hires, in difficult areas to recruit.  No challenge is too big for this team – they deliver and over-deliver, with professionalism, good humor, and excellent candidates.  JBK has established a high bar for executive search, and I trust them to deliver every time.  Thanks, JBK & Associates for being our partner of choice!”

Nicolette Sherman
CHRO Certara

“Julie and the team at JBK Associates provide excellent full-service executive recruitment services. They understand our needs and the talent market, identify candidates quickly, and ensure we hire top-quality leaders!  JBK delivers results!”

Chris Parsnip
Senior Human Resources Director, Bausch & Lomb

“JBK Associates International continues to be partner to our team with a comprehensive process in bringing forward top talent. In addition, their attention to detail and commitment to DEI increases our desire to consider them one of our partners for talent acquisition.”

Guy Chiarello
Chief Operating Officer, Fiserv

“Our firm has been working with JBK Associates for over five years, exclusively on all C-suite roles.  We’ve found their focus on the front-end preparation and understanding nuance at the hiring company to be a differentiator versus other retained firms.  Our selection process is robust and puts meaningful pressure on our search partners. JBK has reliably delivered despite this. Additionally, our post-hire survey of candidate experience consistently rates JBK at the highest level, which is important from an NPS and brand ambassador perspective.  Lastly, candidate success post-hire has resulted in JBK becoming a core search partner for us.”

Steve Bishara
SVP HR/CHRO Harbour Group Private Equity

“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
Former Vice President Human Resources, Sanofi

“Julie and her team are the true embodiment of partnership.  Whether considering broader organizational needs from design to diversity or human capital strategies from process to procurement,  the JBK team is there for you all the way.  Side by side, listening, learning, and advising based on their extensive wealth of experience and successful track record.  Julie’s relentless focus on the success of their clients brings a perspective and approach that truly builds trust and goes way beyond the transactional nature of an individual position search and placement. “

Greg Divis
CEO, Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc

“Having been a client of JBK and Julie Kampf for over a decade, there’s simply no partner I trust more when it comes to making investments in executive talent.  From an ultra-client-centric focus to consistent diversity of powerhouse slates to the standard of excellence applied to tasks large and small, JBK delivers on every front.  I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to introduce JBK to three companies now and in every circumstance JBK has exceeded expectations. Don’t be swayed by a crowded world of “wannabes” when it comes to executive search – JBK is THE industry veteran who set the standard of excellence for the rest of the field and continually raises it.”

Lisa Calicchio
SVP Human Capital Management, WCG