"In just weeks, Jeff found our Rockstar head of sales, plus 3 amazing backup candidates. Even the best candidates take his call. And he asks the tough questions to ensure the perfect fit."
CEO, VelocityEHS (CVC Growth Fund portfolio company)
Meet Jeff Hyman
- 3,000 Hires. Four-time CEO
- 25 years of Executive Search for Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Named “The Matchmaker” by Inc. Magazine
- Bestselling Author, Recruit Rockstars
- Adjunct Professor, Kellogg School of Management
- Host, Recruit Rockstars Podcast with 300+ episodes
Within the pages of this strategy-packed book, Jeff reveals the 10 key steps that smart companies need to recruit & retain top talent for effortless scale, even when unemployment is at a record-low.
Jeff’s Obsession with Finding A-Players: The Beginning
It all started when Jeff was 13 years old and launched his first company, Compu-Labels, with the help of his TRS-80 computer.
Early on, Jeff realized that even if your product is great, your competition will overtake you if you don’t have the best players on your team.
Fast forward to when he graduated from Wharton and Kellogg to work for two renowned executive search firms, Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart.
Jeff quickly spotted what set top-performers apart from those who struggled & failed … it was a Rockstar DNA.
This insight was his Eureka moment.
He realized what separated the winners from the losers.
But, it took many more hires (and mis-hires) before he could build a high-powered process to recruit A-Players.
He made mistakes.
He dissected every interview.
He studied predictive techniques.
He identified (and plugged) gaps in recruiting.
He built a remarkably simple, yet astonishingly powerful, system for companies to scale past their competition with an unbeatable team of A-Players.
Jeff is passionate about building Rockstar teams for growth companies. Regardless of a industry, location, or size, he’s committed to ensuring that they no longer settle for B- & C-Players.
Whether he’s speaking from the stage, teaching the MBA course at Kellogg School, or leading from the front as Chief Talent Officer of Strong Suit Executive Search, Jeff’s winning the war for talent and showing leadership teams how they can do the same.
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“I read this book in one weekend, and I loved it. Everybody claims they want to hire A-Players, but Jeff and his book help you understand why B-Players are more damaging to your company than you expect. You can’t build a world-changing company without world-class talent. Ignore Jeff’s wisdom at your own peril.”
— Dick Costolo, Former CEO, Twitter