JBK Associates


JBK Associates International is an award winning, executive talent solutions organization specializing in the acquisition, management and development of senior level talent across a wide spectrum of functional responsibilities and industries. Founded in 2003 by Julie Kampf, the vision for the company since inception has been to create a full service talent solutions firm with a distinct differentiation. As a “boutique”, JBK prides itself on its “high touch/high return” philosophy and values. Our client relationships are truly partnerships, where we strive to be a trusted advisor and extension of our client team, thereby understanding the intricacies and culture of each and every client.

At JBK Associates, the successful execution of a search assignment is the collaborative effort of the entire JBK team- we believe in everyone taking ownership for the quality of an outcome. Our team-oriented approach includes our founder and CEO, Julie Kampf, who serves as the lead client interface on all assignments. When a client engages JBK Associates as their search partner, they are on the receiving end of a collective experience base of more than 50 years.

The firm has an unparalleled commitment to diversity and inclusion across all touch points of an assignment which is substantiated by metrics, and further evidenced by our own work environment. We understand that excellence comes from all perspectives, so we treat diversity as a necessity, not a nice-to-have.


Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates

Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership

JBK Associates Opens In Geneva

New Jersey-based executive search firm JBK Associates International has opened an office in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of its international expansion plans. The new location, led by managing director Elaine L. Arozarena (pictured), provides the firm with access to Switzerland’s sizable life sciences community. Ms. Arozarena is a founding partner of Global Strategic Advise Services and its

JBK Associates Places Admissions Dean for Brooklyn Law School

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has recruited Eulas G. Boyd as dean of admissions for Brooklyn Law School. Most recently, Mr. Boyd was director of talent acquisition and workforce planning for CFA Institute, where he had responsibility for all talent acquisition, workforce planning and staffing activity. He was also formerly the director of admissions at Columbia Law School. “We are


Jill Chammas Joins JBK Associates as Principal

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, January 2, 2017 — The executive talent solutions firm JBK Associates International has hired industry veteran Jill Chammas as Principal. Over a 20-year career, Chammas has held multiple human resources leadership roles and developed specialties in vertical industries including, among others, pharmaceutical, media, entertainment, non-profit, fashion, financial services and consumer products. “Jill Chammas has set

JBK Associates Hires Lisa Sestak as Senior Associate

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, July 19, 2016 — Lisa Sestak joins the executive talent solutions firm JBK Associates International as Senior Associate. With more than 15 years’ search experience for both large retained executive search firms and full-life cycle boutique firms, Sestak’s expertise spans the C-Suite, VP and Director levels within publicly traded, privately owned and venture capital/private equity-backed

JBK Associates Appoints David H. Heist Senior Vice President, Business Development

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, April 4, 2016 — David H. Heist joins the executive talent solutions firm JBK Associates International as Senior Vice President, Business Development within the Consumer Products/Health and Beauty industries. He served most recently as Director, Industry Affairs and Customer Relations for Bayer HealthCare, Consumer Care Division, a position he held since April, 1995. “With twenty

Julie B. Kampf Among 2016 Women of Influence Recognized by New York Business Journal

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, December 16, 2015 — Julie B. Kampf, CEO & Chief Possibilities Officer of the executive talent solutions firm JBK Associates International, has been named one of New York Business Journal’s 2016 Women of Influence Award honorees. Kampf is among 79 New York metropolitan area business leaders recognized as women who innovate, succeed and

JBK Associates Named to INC 500 | 5000 for Fourth Consecutive Year

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, August 13, 2015 — The executive talent solutions firm JBK Associates International has earned a spot for the fourth consecutive year on Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. With three-year revenue growth of 109 percent, JBK joins the tiny fraction of the nation’s companies that