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Client Perspectives

  • “Jack Hammer put forward an extremely efficient process in search of the requested candidate profile. The feedback was relevant, correct and on time. The personnel were friendly and the service professional. Confidentiality was always first priority. They are more a business partner than a head hunting firm”.
    Cobus Booysen, HR Manager: KLK
  • “Thank you for what you have done (and are still busy doing) for Capitec Bank to date”.
    Andre Olivier, Executive Card Services and Business Development: Capitec
  • It has been a great privilege for me to finally have the chance to work with you - and to see the consistency and professionalism you bring from both a board and hiring manager perspective. Congratulations on all you continue to do to grow Jack Hammer and have impact on the world!  
    Chris Bradford – co-Founder and CEO, African Leadership Academy
  • We thoroughly enjoyed working with the Jack Hammer team; very professional service offering which delivered us an excellent set of candidates. Many thanks and look forward to working with you again.
    Bruce Steen - Principal, The Carlyle Group
  • The company I joined is so much better than the company I signed up for. Thank you for introducing me to my new home
    Sydney Mbhele - Chief Executive: Brand, Sanlam
  • The work was fantastic. Thank you so much for all your hard work and your patience. I am looking forward to engaging you (again).
    Mnwana Kambule - CFO, SNG Grant Thornton
  • We would like to commend Jack Hammer for excellent work on a recent executive placement. Consultants whom we worked with were highly confidential, demonstrated high levels of respect and care for the candidates they brought us and generally ran a seamless, professional and confidential process. They're extremely well-connected in the markets we were looking in and able to source very good candidates due to their very clear understanding of our business.
    Julia Dyssell - Former Head: Group Human Resources, Sanlam
  • (The new Group CEO) is working out very well and the change in the business is very noticeable already. He has been a great hire and, more importantly, he is really enjoying himself.
    Paul Hanratty - Chief Executive, Sanlam Group
  • I have such appreciation for all the hard work done on the recruitment side and all in record time. We can be difficult but Jack Hammer's efforts have really given us momentum in South Africa. They've laid a great foundation for us.
    Tava Madzinga - CEO, UK and Ireland: Swiss Re
  • We worked with Jack Hammer on recruiting a very specific profile for an industrial start up. They captured our challenges well, despite the unusual mandate. Candidates were of high calibre with some original profiles, which enriched our thinking. Overall a great experience; we’ve experienced the same professionalism with the whole team.
    Jerome Boyet – Managing Director, TMH Africa
  • Jack Hammer is our ‘go to’ recruiter for senior-level searches in our portfolio companies. The team is exactly what you would hope for: responsive, hard-working, adaptive, creative, respected, and profoundly well-connected in the business community. They have achieved great results for us, even on the most challenging assignments across Southern Africa.
    Peter Baird - Managing Principal and Head of Private Equity, Investec Asset Management
  • One phrase that I learned from Jack Hammer is: "We don't look at the problem, we look at the solution". Jack Hammer matches the need of the company and the individual. This sounds very simple but it is very difficult to achieve. Jack Hammer perfected this in my process.
    Thys van Zyl - Finance Director, Rijk Zwaan
  • I have been involved in recruitment for a while and I certainly learned a lot from Jack Hammer on how to keep applicants informed, excited and engaged. It is clear that you this is a committed team that works hard and is willing to go the extra mile.
    Jac Lourens - COO, Origin Wine
  • Jack Hammer understood our needs and business in order to provide us with the most appropriate candidate for the non-executive role. The experience was very professional.
    Eddie Ashkar - Chairperson, Assupol Nominations Committee
  • Our candidate is doing wonderfully. The gap that we had needed someone who would hit the ground running and she did. She's been remarkable and the culture fit is spot on.
    Pat Hadebe - Finance Manager, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
  • The candidate has settled in well and we are very happy to have him on board. We are building for the future. Thanks for your support in this recruitment phase.
    Madelon Vos - Advisor Human Resources, Rijk Zwaan
  • I enjoy Jack Hammer’s professional approach and the fact that they have a good understanding of the Woolworths culture, enabling them to find the best people for us. The regular process updates help in tracking delivery against the plan, but the ongoing, more informal, check-ins to assess satisfaction levels are especially appreciated, as is the quick response time.
    Jonathan Loder - Head HR: ROG & OD: Woolworths
  • As always, I found all our interaction during the process of the highest quality and very professional. That’s my third successful search with Jack Hammer, so yes, I am a fan!
    David Stronach - Managing Director, Investec Management Services
  • Thank you for reaching out to me and navigating the space for me from a co-founder to be ready to step into a different and exciting world where I can continue my work in education and social change and, at the same time, be afforded to stretch my wings and grow. Thank you for the professionally crafted journey and best of luck for the many more that lie ahead!
    Adri Marais - CEO, Christel House SA
  • First and most important I think we found an ideal candidate. The process agreed for the search was implemented to plan. All in all a very positive experience; I would recommend your firm and I would rate your service highly.
    Steve Ross - Chairman, Christel House SA
  • We at Letsema are most grateful to you for finding our candidate and the manner in which you have interacted with our partners. I know the team will come to appreciate the value that not only the role will add but the candidate himself. It remains a great source of pride for us to be associated with you and Jack Hammer.
    Keith van Niekerk – Associate Partner, Letsema
  • Thank you for the can-do attitude with a rather difficult brief. And thanks for some perseverance when it felt like this was never going to happen.
    Thys Nieuwoudt, CEO – Swiss Re Life and Health Africa
  • I wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you that all of your candidates were extremely well qualified for the role and we could not be more pleased with your production. We are going to have a hard time picking!!
    Justyna Dymerska, Executive Vice President: Academic Partnerships
  • Your help and assistance have been invaluable and it’s been a pleasure to work with you on this important hire.
    Dawid Rheeder, MD, Europe and South Africa: Academic Partnerships
  • The Jack Hammer team has extensive market knowledge, and the ability to make the impossible possible. They are a true partner – one we value and treasure.
    Kim Robinson, VP HR: Swiss Re Life and Health Africa
  • Jack Hammer delivered quality candidates in line with the brief and kept me informed thought the process, helping to manage my expectations. Moreover, they demonstrated great flexibility on their part whenever there was a change in our requirements. Overall, it was a great experience for me as the client.
    Bongiwe Gangeni, Deputy CEO: Absa RBB
  • Jack Hammer has surpassed our expectations by placing the needs of our business above their own. They sourced an excellent candidate in a way that showed great integrity. We are grateful and look forward to doing more work with the team.
    Dion Millson, Director: Food Lovers' Holdings
  • I have dealt with a couple of Executive Placement companies, and you were by far the most professional. Thank you.
    Douw van der Walt, HR Director: SRI
  • We have been very pleased with the service, transparency and delivery of the Jack Hammer team. In both our engagements (in South Africa and Namibia), the transactional and behavioural experience was professional and seamless. We would not hesitate to recommend them to any company that wants to meaningfully populate its senior management team.
    Miguel Angel Tordesillas, Group CEO: Pescanova Namibia & South Africa
  • This recruitment was characterised by detail, professionalism and genuine effort to understand our organisation and its culture to ensure an appropriate fit. The outcome is clearly 100% perfect for all parties, the match is great. Your warmth, diligence and love for what you do is your strength. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
    Lungile Dumse, HR Director: Mondi
  • “I really enjoyed the professionalism with which you have always conducted yourself during our engagements and I walked away with more knowledge and learning from the engagement”.
    Ben Gillies, Group Talent and Performance Manager: Oceana
  • SA’s top corporate search firm (is) Jack Hammer.
    Independent Newspapers
  • Jack Hammer is one of SA’s top three executive search firms.
    Business Day
  • We were particularly impressed by your professionalism and excellent service. The speed at which you started understanding our industry, our company and culture was also amazing. It was a great experience doing business with you and we will certainly recommend you to any company requiring similar services.
    Sinazo Gwambe, former HR Manager: Vopak
  • Every candidate remarked on your business’s professionalism and thoroughness – we will definitely use your services again.
    Michael Prentice, former CEO: Silica
  • I am thankful for your contribution to our transformation agenda. I look forward to more.
    Sello Moloko, former Chairman: Alexander Forbes
  • Through Jack Hammer’s diligence and patience with our requirements we were able to recruit a high calibre candidate for the successful rollout of the company strategy.
    Andrew Warren, former Chief Executive Officer: NMG SA
  • We found your service to be very proactive and professional and the selected candidate has integrated very well into our culture.
    Jerome Boyet, former Country President: Alstom SA
  • You indeed have our best interests at heart when it comes to enabling us to find key resources as quickly as possible.
    Andre Olivier, Executive New Business: Capitec
  • I can, without hesitation, recommend Jack Hammer as an excellent partner in finding the right candidate at an executive level.
    Annmarie Steyn, Group Company Secretary: Overberg Agri
  • Jack Hammer has delivered beyond our expectations and helped us place and immerse the right person into this important role in a very short space of time.
    Steph Bester, former Group CEO: The Unlimited
  • I have met the shortlisted candidates and am now very happy and have no doubt that we will hire one of them (at least). Thank you (and your team) for helping with this.
    Rob Dower, Allan Gray
  • Debbie (and team), thank you all so much for a superb search process, and an excellent set of candidates. It was a pleasure working with you, and I look forward to working with you again.
    Mark Ruddock, former MD International: Wonga Group
  • I was delighted (but not surprised) at the quality of the candidates Jack Hammer put forward. Thanks again for a professional, thorough and top quality job.
    Geoff Baars, Chairman: NMG
  • I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to any organisation needing the services of a very professional and effective group of executive headhunters.
    Cas Coovadia, Chairman: National Business Initiative
  • Jack Hammer has proven an impressive placement track record of absolute professionalism and being a real strategic partner, in the truest sense of the word. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty in ensuring that we fill our business requirements with the correct talent.
    Nathan Motjuwadi, Executive: Human Resources: Capitec Bank
  • Working with the team at Jack Hammer was great. They had a difficult brief and managed to deliver a strong slate of suitable candidates from which we found an exceptional talent. We will undoubtedly use Jack Hammer again.
    Frank O’Neill, Managing Director Africa & Middle East: Swiss Re Africa
  • Jack Hammer inspired confidence with their understanding of the brief, as well as taking the time to understand our business and the industry to ensure the right fit. Their particular strength is a deep understanding to match the company and individual requirements.
    Ravina Reddy, Group Executive HR and Corporate Relations: SBV
Jack Hammer is a Level 2 BEE Company.

At Jack Hammer, we believe great people grow great companies. So we spend time getting to know you. Asking the hard questions. Defining what a great leader looks like for you. Because we’re invested in your success. With our head office in Cape Town, and additional offices in Johannesburg, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt and DRC, Jack Hammer has earned a reputation for being the ‘go-to’ executive recruiters for the most challenging of search assignments in Africa. We are currently extending our footprint to the US, with our base in Los Angeles.

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