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Jeff Hodge


Jeff has been active in the executive search industry for more than three decades, holding leadership roles within other top firms and founding his own.

  • Over 30 years’ experience in executive search
  • Board- and C-level recruitment, as well as board development, matching exceptional succession-level internal candidates with targeted board roles
  • Organisations of all sizes and leadership structures, from Fortune 50 to private equity-backed portfolio companies, in a broad range of industries
  • Extensive network of contacts and proficiency in the use of data analytics for targeted search

Business Expertise

  • Managing Partner of Bialla Partners, a national firm focused on senior executive search, C-level and board assignments; led Board Search Development Practice
  • Founder and CEO, Hodge Partners, a San Francisco-based executive search firm which after eight years became part of a large national firm; served as Vice Chairman
  • Managing Partner, North America of a another top global executive search firm
  • Managing Partner, head of west coast operations for a leading global executive search firm

Sector Expertise

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • CEO & Board Services
  • Social Impact

Additional Expertise

  • Healthcare
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Technology
  • Family Businesses

Education & Certifications

  • B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University

Affiliations & Awards

  • Founding Director, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Northern California Chapter
  • Board Member, Association of Executive Search Consultants
  • Member, Economic Club of Chicago
  • Active in various educational and diversity organizations and initiatives, including a leadership role for the 2020 Women on Boards organization



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