We connect exceptional people with forward thinking businesses to push innovation and make impactful change.
BIGFOOT helps technology driven companies build world-class digital teams from the top down across engineering, product and design. We do this by bringing an end-to-end executive search process to these critical hires from the leadership level through key individual contributors. We are lean and move with purpose, speed and precision. Our work is exclusive to emerging and growth stage businesses backed by venture capital and private equity firms.
BIGFOOT was born out of executive search and it’s how we’ve learned to operate with the same transparent, strategic and collaborative search process to critical hires below the C-Suite. We bring trust and empathy to recruiting while creating a superior client and candidate experience.
BIGFOOT’s search philosophy and process is built around data-driven decision making and open collaboration. We share our progress at every stage of the search in real-time through our client web portal which increases participation between search stakeholders and ultimately reduces time to close.
Listen and learn about your business, your origin and your story. Understand your culture, chemistry, values and what sets you apart. Build spec and persona. Align decision makers and set search strategy.
Deep research yields competitive analysis, market mapping & pipeline development. Meet talent, build assessments, compensation analysis and recommendations.
Weekly updates and reporting. Ongoing brainstorming and real-time visibility. Trust, efficiency and transparency via our client web portal.
Conduct 360° referencing. Compensation evaluation and negotiation. Offer closing, onboarding and ongoing relationship building.
Talent is inevitably the ultimate difference maker for any business. Fueled by today's strong investment market the demand for top talent continues to skyrocket. We partner with investors and their emerging and growth stage portfolio companies to help secure their investments by building innovative leadership teams and high performing product & engineering organizations. Our work spans both B2B and B2C businesses across verticals. Our clients are backed by top tier venture capital and private equity firms, so we thrive when the bar is high. Diversity & Inclusion are always at the forefront of our strategy and we seek to represent a diverse slate on every search.
Jeff Bruce has spent the past decade partnering with executive leadership teams across technology driven businesses from Seed Stage through IPO. He has led searches across the organization from the C-suite, VP and Director levels through key individual contributors and strategic hires. Jeff prides himself on bringing an authentic, collaborative and empathetic approach to the search business.
Prior to starting BIGFOOT, Jeff spent 7 years with the team at True Search where he was the first member of their mid-management firm, Foundation Talent, and later ran executive searches through True’s Product, Data and Technology practice.
Prior to the search business Jeff worked as an interactive designer, front-end engineer and project manager.