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With more than 35 years in the industry, over 500 searches completed, and a track record of 98% successful completions for retained searches since 2001, JJ&A’s track record of excellence is rooted in the California marketplace with technology and media entrepreneurs.

Jim Jonassen


Named three times to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top 25 People in High Technology.

The secret to Jim’s success in his twenty-five years as a recruiter in the California market is that Jim has been a successful entrepreneur. He doesn’t just talk the talk—he has walked in his clients’ shoes. In addition to having personally led over 500 searches in his career, he also founded and built two successful software companies, leading one through acquisition and IPO, and the other to ongoing profitability.

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Bill Ross

Bill Ross

Head of Commercial Practice

Bill Ross has 13 years of retained executive search experience. He has conducted over 250 senior level searches for emerging growth, middle market, and large-cap companies primarily in the Technology and Media sectors He has completed searches at the Board and C-Level, as well as critical functional roles. In addition, Bill has completed Partner and Principal level searches for private equity firms. Bill has run his own search practice and worked in the global private equity practice of one of the largest, publicly-held, global retained executive search firms.

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Jason Navarro

Jason Navarro

Head of National Sales Practice

Jason is a career Headhunter who brings a 16 year track record of success building out world-class sales teams from inside companies like CommerceOne and SpotRunner and in his own search firm for clients including DirecTV, eBay/Rent.com, Uniloc, Blue Cava, Mail.com, SearchForce, Searchandise Commerce, JobVite, Webvisible, and Rearden Commerce just to name a few.

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Sherry Welton

Executive Assistant

Sherry Welton brings close to 20 years experience in search firm office management to the JJ&A team. Her daily responsibilities run the gamut - from research and project organization to coordinating travel and meetings for JJ&A executives and clients and organizing client interviews.

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