"Clients expect speed, greater access to candidates, and flexibility — we consistently exceed these expectations."

Focused on finding exceptional talent, Jeff identifies board members, chief executive officers and other senior-level talent across functions for premier technology companies, and top-tier private equity firms. Jeff’s clients span the software, hardware, networking, semiconductor and outsourcing industries.

Jeff joined ON from Korn Ferry, where he led the North American technology practice, and was a member of the board and CEO practice. Earlier he was vice president of executive recruiting with the Internet Capital Group, and a manager with Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Jeff earned his master’s degree in labor and industrial relations, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Michigan State University. He is the past President of the Board of Directors for Enterprise for High School Students, a non-profit that assists high school students in learning job search skills and obtaining employment.

Jeff and his wife, Jeanie, have been married 25 years and have three children – Andrew, Annie and Charlie. When he’s not in the office, Jeff enjoys long-distance cycling, and is an amateur wine maker. Jeff is based in San Francisco.

Recent News

Board Leadership Journal: Strategic Talent Imperatives for PE, VC and Public Company Boards

By Jeff Hocking, Partner At ON Partners  

Successful Placement: Open Systems - Chief Executive Officer

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Top executive moves in the first half of 2019

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Successful Placement: Inkling CEO

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Successful Placement: DocuSign

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Successful Placement: Innovyze

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ON Point: Building Better Boards with Diversity

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