On an exclusive and retained basis JONES PARTNERS has led cross-functional search engagements supporting client growth. Client quotes have been embedded in this website to help anyone understand JONES PARTNERS’ history and anticipated contributions.
For more than 20 years, Pamela Jones has managed long-term client relationships serving start-up, emerging, and transitioning technology, education, food/agriculture, and manufacturing companies nationwide. With deep cross-functional assessment, her firm has recruited C-level executive team members and critical leadership to execute on projected growth plans. To date, the firm has a record of only nine job offers turned down in their history.
She has positioned clients for future growth, acquisitions, and IPO’s by partnering directly at the Board and the executive team level. Retained search, management consulting supporting growth, tech transfers, and/or turnarounds include Cascade Microtech, Inc. (now FormFactor), Digimarc, MedicaLogic (now GE), Vocollect, Inc. (now Honeywell), Claremont Technology Group (now HP), Naturxan (now Archer Daniels Midland), NWEA, Multi-Modal (now 3M) and more.
By word of mouth only and beyond semiconductors, initial products expanded to include voice computing, speech recognition, AI neural networks, and embedded connectivity software along with deep SaaS enterprise solutions – all reflecting proprietary technology.
For more than 20 years we have focused on retained executive search and consistently enjoyed serving the nation’s technology, healthcare and food processing industries. JONES PARTNERS has established an outstanding track record delivering cross-functional C-level executives and senior leaders on an exclusive basis. Client companies are often venture- backed and range from start-up to emerging high growth public companies.
The firm is credited with a series of turnarounds where all clients (if not already public) subsequently completed an IPO. Part of JONES PARTNERS’ revenue stream includes serving on acquisition or transition management teams requiring functional and leadership assessment.
Half of JONES PARTNERS' annual revenue continues to reflect a client base beyond the Pacific Northwest. Eighty-nine (89%) percent of the searches completed in the past few years were initiated by clients previously served. A continued focus on assessment and results with the benefit of long-term retention is a defining attribute associated with the firm's success. Client testimonials reflect entire management team searches and a series of engagements over time ......... as business dynamics spur growth, or at the early-stage DNA level.
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JONES PARTNERS focuses on profitable impact with their client base. Their client empathy comes from prior experience that reflects successful operational leadership (Fortune 500 to start-up), founding group executive leadership within high tech (Lattice Semiconductor), and deep cross-functional assessment of organizational effectiveness within large and small growth environments.
PAMELA K. JONES
Pamela has managed long-term client relationships serving start-up, emerging, and transitioning technology, education, and food/agriculture companies nationwide. Her firm has recruited board members, C-level executive team members across all functions, and critical leadership to execute on projected growth plans. To date, the firm has a record of only nine job offers turned down in their history.
She has positioned clients for future growth, acquisitions, and IPO’s by partnering directly at the Board and the executive team levels. Retained search, management consulting supporting growth, tech transfers, and/or turnarounds include Cascade Microtech, Inc. (now FormFactor), Merant Corporation, Vocollect, Inc. (now Honeywell), Claremont Technology Group (now HP), Naturxan (now Archer Daniels Midland), NWEA, Education Northwest, and SCA Technology.
“Pamela’s Superstar abilities are proven – having earned participation in a life changing experience by building the startup team for Lattice Semiconductor; the world’s most profitable, cash-positive semiconductor company, the world’s first fabless semiconductor company, the world’s first CMOS EEPROM technology to go into volume production, and Oregon’s first successful startup semiconductor company with a sustainable competitive advantage lasting over decades to this day.”
Rahul Sud, Founding CEO
Lattice Semiconductor, LLC
"What I’ve observed over the years working with Jones Partners is a wonderful combination of professionalism, dedication, integrity, and insight. They take the time to learn the real needs of an organization, and assure that candidates fit not only in terms of skill sets but in terms of shared values and culture. As a result, their placements are remarkably effective, and their candidates add real value to the organization."
Matt Chapman, Retired CEO
The Northwest Evaluation Association
"Jones Partners has been instrumental in hiring almost all of Vocollect's senior management team. Over the years I've worked with Pamela I've really appreciated not only her strong interest in understanding our business and our people in great detail and her keen insights into employment candidates, but also the ability her industry background gives her to act as an informal advisor on much broader issues. And on top of all that, Jones Partners' most unusual 'pay as you go' business model seems to me to make far more sense than the traditional fee structures. I'd strongly recommend Jones Partners to anyone looking to add high quality senior management talent to a technology company."
Roger Byford, Chairman of the Board, Founder & CTO
“When looking for executive talent, Jones Partners is the best recruiting firm I have found. I have used them for CFO, VP of Sales and VP of HR searches as well as Director level searches. They always produce qualified Candidates in a short amount of time and I have been very satisfied with the people I eventually hired. The firm receives my highest recommendation.“
Dave Moffenbeier, COO and Board Member
Absorbent Technologies, Inc.
Former CEO, MedicaLogic, Inc.
Founding Group, Mentor Graphics
"When Digimarc was getting started, Jones Partners was critical not only to our locating the great people we needed, but more importantly, evaluating their fit with our emerging corporate 'DNA'. It was a great long-term partnership in which Pamela worked with us on every hire regardless of their source.”
Hugh Mackworth, Founding President & CEO
General Partner, SmartForest Ventures
"Jones Partners was the competitive edge for our company from 1988 through the boom days of the dot com revolution when true high tech people were in great demand. Company survival depended on competency and the right cultural fit...the first time, thereby reducing cost and turnover."
Al Jubitz, Founding CEO
"Pamela is not only exceptionally capable but a complete joy to work with. She is thoroughly organized, deeply thoughtful, prompt, responsive, and consummately professional. Her gentle manner belies a ferocious intellect that cuts through the noise around executive recruiting. We were truly honored to have her conduct our recent search for OEN's next Executive Director, and the organization will benefit due to the quality of her work."
Scott Sandler, Retired Fund Manager Oregon Venture Fund
"Jones Partners did an outstanding job in helping us to fill our Vice President of Business Development requirement. Our company provides a highly technical service, is undergoing rapid growth and has a unique culture so this was a very challenging position to fill. Pamela Jones spent a great deal of time working with us to understand our detailed requirements. Weekly written and oral updates were provided; the process was very well managed and sharply focused throughout. Jones Partners did a fantastic job in preparing us for our interviews by providing highly insightful Candidate Assessment Reports. Reference checks specifically addressed our principal concerns and were presented in a concise format. Support through the negotiation process was also excellent. Feedback from the candidates was uniformly positive about the professionalism and competence of Jones Partners. Overall, we felt that our company was well represented by Pamela and her team and we are delighted with the results that were achieved."
Stewart Cramer, President LAI International, Inc.
"The team at Jones Partners did an exceptional job in recruiting our CFO and senior sales team including our VP of Sales. They took the time to understand our business and the specific needs for our market. The recruiting process was very effective and efficient and the results stellar. Jones Partners found the best-in-class candidates for our positions and offered value throughout the entire recruiting process. I would strongly recommend Jones Partners for recruiting executive management teams in the technology sector."
Chris DeMonico, Chief Executive Officer
VeriWave, Inc. and Board Chair at SmartRG Inc.
"As the Candidate being recruited, I found that Jones Partners' approach and professionalism to be top notch. Jones Partners demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the client, the business and market conditions as well as success criteria required for the position. They presented a unique methodology during the interview process that allowed me, the Candidate, to articulate 'one time' my background and experience for the job. This process allowed all parties to later focus not on my resume, but on the key criteria for the job, the experience and personality fit, as well as go deep on issues that required further detail. For me, the process was time well spent and allowed me to completely assess the job, the company and the people I would be working with."
Scott Houghton, SVP - Professional Services
Mountain View, CA
"We think very highly of JONES PARTNERS. The support provided Corrigo in developing our team has been excellent and an important part of our relocation to Oregon. Pamela and her team have performed searches both local and national; bringing in the leadership for three different functional areas of Corrigo. We expect to return to her for what we do next because beyond having an extensive network and a team who works the search process well, Pamela really invested in understanding the entire picture about Corrigo. The result is a recruitment process that attracts and selects team members that fit and are ready to drive the company forward from day one."
Rick Michaux, President Corrigo Incorporated
"JONES PARTNERS always delivered highly qualified executives to Fios. We worked with Pamela Jones and her team since Fios was founded in 1999. Given our experience, we wouldn't use any other firm for executive recruitment. The exceptional strategic counsel and advice, highly qualified executive candidates, focused approach, and cost effective billing model are unsurpassed. We recommend Jones Partners without reservation."
Gerald Massey and Richard Lazar, Former CEO's Fios, Inc.
"Jones Partners has not only been the best recruitment firm I have dealt with, but better than Brand X, Y and Z by a bushel of light years. They consistently provided candidates that matched not only the job requirements but also the culture of the company, and have done it at a very reasonable cost. I can't think of one time that I have gone to them without securing a new executive that turned out to be a keeper.”
George Fabel, Retired GM and Vice President CyberOptics
"As a small company with a growing international market, we have given Jones Partners significant recruiting challenges several times in recent years. It is vital to the development of our business that we find candidates with an unusual combination of experience, ambition, patience and creativity to develop and support sales efforts in the field. Jones Partners invested the effort to learn about our business needs and the unique requirements. They saved us significant time and we were able to focus on well-qualified candidates. Interviewed candidates unanimously commented that they were exceptionally well treated in the process. This helped develop a positive impression of our company and the position opportunity."
Eric Miller, VP Sales & Marketing
NeuroCom International, Inc. (acquired by Natus Medical, Inc.)
"TechTracker wanted to move quickly to hire a top caliber sales executive. Jones Partners was able to review a broad range of candidates within the region, and narrowed our search to two strong contenders within 30 days. At 45 days we had an offer accepted. Most importantly, by highly assessing and selecting the candidates, JONES PARTNERS minimized our management team's time enabling us to focus our efforts on the two finalists.”
Ralph Risch, Founding CEO TechTracker (acquired by
"Often when working as a Project Manager on a challenging project, I have been excluded from significant client staffing decisions with a direct impact on my project. Jones Partners included our firm (IBM Global Services) in the selection process and professionally managed all stakeholders needs through the selection of an excellent CIO Candidate. I would recommend Jones Partners to anyone seeking assistance in filling a senior professional position."
IBM Global Services
With only nine job offers deferred in our firm’s history, the lasting integrity of our firm’s billable hours and assessment model continues with cost-effective impact benefiting the client company. On average at least one IPO occurs within our historic client base each year along with two acquisitions.
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Your confidential resume is always welcomed for consideration in a current retained search, or for future engagements. Only qualified individuals fitting our client’s specifications will be contacted for an interview. By design, our clients determine the level of their visibility and the information shared during the progressive interview process. Following completion of a Non-Disclosure Agreement, detailed and thorough information will be provided to preliminary Candidates. We take serious pride in supporting the growth of our client companies and welcome questions along with fresh challenges!
Your resume is welcomed for consideration in a current search or for future consideration. Only qualified individuals fitting our client's profile will be contacted for an interview.
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