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Associate Recruiter

Occam Global

New York, NY | San Francisco, CA

Posted February 6

Job Description

THE FIRM: Occam Global


Occam Global was founded in 2011. The business is that of a strategic executive search firm focused on growth industries such as biotechnology, robotics, consumer electronics, energy and artificial intelligence.  Our firm partners with top venture and private equity firms (Atlas Venture, F-Prime, ARCH, Flagship, MPM, Lux, Google Ventures, Farallon Capital, Foresite Labs) in Boston, New York, and San Francisco to build out the senior leadership teams of entrepreneurial companies. We recruit across the C-Suite, both commercial and R&D functions, and also have an active Board practice spanning both public and private companies. 


The business model is to truly partner with venture firms and we frequently take our fee in equity thus becoming investors in the enterprises we help build. With “skin in the game,” we more precisely align ourselves with and embed ourselves in the fabric of the companies we help create.


Clients include highly successful entrepreneurial organizations such as:





The Associate will provide general support on a variety of search transactions. Job responsibilities include market research, competitive landscape analysis and the cultivation of candidates. The individual would also be expected to engage in more general marketing initiatives such as search proposals and opinion pieces.  Depending on the manifest skills and interests, the individual could also get involved in firm-wide projects, such as website development and on-line marketing strategy and execution.


The skills required for success in the role include enlightened extroversion, intellectual curiosity, flexibility/an improvisational view of life and work, analytical discipline, behavioral nuance and a fluid vocal and written communication style. Furthermore, the ability to leverage science, medical and professional backgrounds in a client/candidate facing and business development capacity is strongly valued. Advanced degrees preferred.


This position provides an extraordinary opportunity to be at the center of the entrepreneurial universe at the cutting edge of innovation and company formation. We work with the smartest people, the most innovative technologies and the top tier venture firms. Upward mobility in the job, including increasing responsibility in the area of candidate interviewing as well as client interaction, would be the rewards of excellence in mastering the basics. Occam operates according to a learning ethic (“Life is a school, lest you're a fool” – T. Monk). We need people who listen, thrive on group interaction but are inspired to create their job content.

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