Steven LaKind has helped organizations large and small build and grow teams for more than 20 years.

Known for his energy and creativity, Steven 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.

Prior to joining JBK, Steven helped build one of the nation’s most successful boutique Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firms. He 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 experience includes a multi-year tenure with an executive search firm where he became a founding member of the firm’s professional services practice.

Steven races mountain bikes downhill for fun and supports sustainability and climate protection through activities with three nonprofits: Protect Our Winters (POW), the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) and New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA).

“What I really love about JBK is the personal touch. The team here fosters relationships that are long-term and deep, acting as trusted advisors both to clients and to candidates. These relationships help us solve problems in ways that are hands-on, proactive and nimble.”

Steven LaKind | Principal