PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.–November 2, 2020 –Steven LaKind has joined executive search firm JBK Associates International as Principal.

Known for his energy and creativity, LaKind has helped organizations large and small build and grow teams for more than 20 years. He has placed candidates both domestically and abroad for companies from startups through Fortune 500s, working across industries including Cybersecurity, FinTech, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), AdTech, Health Services, Biotech and Sustainability. He has developed an extensive network of motivated, diverse and successful entrepreneurs and executives, and has particular expertise in situating Sales, Marketing, People Ops and Finance leaders.

“Steven has earned a reputation for solving client problems with the same focus and speed he brings to racing mountain bikes downhill in his free time,” says Julie Kampf, JBK’s CEO, Chief Possibilities Officer & Board Talent Champion. “At the same time, he understands and shares JBK’s commitment to developing deep, trusting, long-term relationships with clients and candidates. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Prior to joining JBK Associates International, LaKind helped build one of the nation’s most successful boutique Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firms and previously co-founded a Boston-based boutique retained executive search firm that for more than 15 years served as a go-to resource for Early Stage Tech companies. His prior search experience includes a multi-year tenure with an executive search firm where he became a founding member of the firm’s professional services practice.

About JBK Associates International
JBK Associates International specializes in executive search and development of senior-level leadership with a track record and passion for diversity and inclusion. The firm is the leader in providing the best talent from diverse perspectives to a wide range of client companies across many industry verticals, and with specialties in the Life Sciences, Consumer Products, Financial Services, Technology, and Nonprofit. JBK offers a full-service talent management business team that helps organizations and individuals succeed. Its portfolio of services ranges from executive search and retention, diversity initiatives, succession planning, staff augmentation, onboarding and assimilation, to leadership coaching. JBK has been ranked as one of the nation’s top innovators in diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal, has been named to Inc. 500|5000 fastest-growing private companies in America for four consecutive years and has been named one of the Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in New Jersey by DiversityBusiness. For more information, visit

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