Sam Jakola

Partner, Practice Enablement & Search Operations

Serving as Partner, Practice Enablement and Search Operations, Sam oversees capacity and headcount planning, revenue forecasting, and client and candidate satisfaction. Prior to this role, Sam was a Partner and Managing Director for Foundation Talent, True’s sister company that merged with True in April 2019, and was responsible for non-executive leadership and other strategic hiring.

Sam joined the firm four years ago and has enjoyed watching it grow into a dominant player in the industry, something he also saw from working for various stage startups in San Francisco including a video advertising company where he led Talent Acquisition and helped the team grow from 23 to 88 people in 13 months. He also led sales recruiting for a digital marketing SaaS company and spent a few years selling software.

Sam is a huge Portland, Oregon homer which is where he lived for almost 20 years with the exception of attending the University of Oregon. He’s a huge Ducks fan and has traveled to Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Wyoming, and Tennessee to watch them soar.