Jon Holman founded his own executive recruiting firm in 1981 after working in the industry since 1978. He is one of the most widely experienced executive recruiters at the highest levels of the information technology industries, actively participating in over 150 Presidential-level searches and the recruitment of many General Partners of top tier venture capital firms.
After earning a bachelor's degree from Princeton and an MBA from Stanford, both with high academic honors, Jon worked in human resources in industry before entering executive search. He is widely quoted in the press, has had numerous articles and a book published, and received frequent recognition for his outstanding accomplishments in the industry. The latter has included:
- Selection as one of the top 200 executive recruiters in the world (all industries) in The Global 200 Executive Recruiters, compiled and written by Nancy Garrison-Jenn. Ms. Garrison-Jenn is a well-known London-based international consultant who writes and advises multinational corporations regarding executive search. Jon specifically was singled out for his work at the CEO level, and in the information technology and communication industries.
- Named in the last two editions of The New Career Makers as one of the top 250 executive recruiters in North America (all industries), a selection based on a nationwide survey of several thousand major corporations, premier venture capitalists, and fellow top executive recruiters. This survey is considered the definitive work on executive recruiting in North America. Jon is one of a handful of solo practitioners selected and one of only two in North America who was nationally ranked in all five categories related to the information technology industry: Communications / Telecommunications, Software, Electronic Machinery, Computers, and Venture Capital.
- Invitations to speak at various technology industry gatherings. This has included the International Business Forum Annual Venture Investing Conference, the Venture Capital Institute at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Kauffman Fellows Symposium.
The Holman Group, Inc. is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, Inc. (AESC), an elite organization that establishes professional and ethical standards for its 207 member firms worldwide. Only the top executive recruiting firms in the world are admitted into membership.
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