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JFA has completed hires in 13 countries, but our hands-on approach makes each hire deeply personal and feel close to home.  WHere we work Candidates Clients
Recruiters in
Publishing and More
JFA has its roots in publishing, but also succeeds for clients in publishing technology, medical education and medical communication, educational technology, associations/societies, and academic libraries. WHere we work Candidates Clients
Helping Build
a Diverse Workforce
JFA believes there is strength in creating a workforce that mirrors society. We will build a candidate pool that is deep and diverse creating the optimal chance for hiring success. WHere we work Candidates Clients

Where We Work

Recruiting Winning Talent Since 2006

Publishing & Publishing Technology

Executive Search in Publishing & Publishing TechnologyJFA is native to the STM and scholarly publishing arenas, but all types of publishing are its domain now. With special expertise in University Press, open access, and digital content, the team also has a vibrant talent network in School, Higher Ed, Trade, Children’s, Religious/Spiritual, and Museum publishing. Our deep knowledge of technology also gives us a special advantage working with publishing technology firms—the array of partners that supports publishers with platforms, tagging, production services, digitization, and the creation of smart content.

Medical Education & Medical Communication (MECC)

Executive Search in Medical Education & Medical Communication (MECC)For years, several JFA team members developed winning content for medical professionals with help from MECC partners.  Now, our unrivaled network helps the global community of medical education and medical communication firms find winners in professional promotion, continuing medical education, interactive, direct-to-consumer, and more.

Educational Technology

Executive Search in Educational TechnologyTechnology is now a linchpin in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education especially in a world with increasing online learning. JFA works with “Ed-tech,” the companies that bring these innovations to bear in the educational setting. From curriculum building to math and reading programs to the full panoply of online learning options, the fusion of content expertise and technological acumen falls directly in JFA’s sweet spot.

Associations & Societies

Executive Search in Associations & SocietiesMany associations and societies have robust publishing programs which naturally align with JFA’s strengths. But JFA has now expanded its reach to address all the talent needs of associations and societies: membership, business development, marketing, development, meetings and conferences, and general management. Our familiarity with the not-for-profit terrain helps us make winning matches here as well.

Academic Libraries

Executive Search in Academic LibrariesMost of the JFA team has spent their career creating products for academic libraries and their patrons. It’s a natural for us to support the talent needs of this unique constituency. And those needs are rapidly changing as libraries evolve into technology centers that are finding new ways to accommodate the on-campus and distance learning needs of students, academics and researchers. JFA has developed deep connections with library leadership as well as those key managers who lead the disparate units—Special Collections, Metadata, Digital Preservation, Library Technology, Acquisitions, and more—which together create this successful, modern learning environment. 

Where We Work

Recruiting Winning Talent Since 2006

Publishing & Publishing Technology

Executive Search in Publishing & Publishing TechnologyJFA is native to the STM and scholarly publishing arenas, but all types of publishing are its domain now. With special expertise in University Press, open access, and digital content, the team also has a vibrant talent network in School, Higher Ed, Trade, Children’s, Religious/Spiritual, and Museum publishing. Our deep knowledge of technology also gives us a special advantage working with publishing technology firms—the array of partners that supports publishers with platforms, tagging, production services, digitization, and the creation of smart content.

Medical Education & Medical Communication (MECC)

Executive Search in Medical Education & Medical Communication (MECC)For years, several JFA team members developed winning content for medical professionals with help from MECC partners.  Now, our unrivaled network helps the global community of medical education and medical communication firms find winners in professional promotion, continuing medical education, interactive, direct-to-consumer, and more.

Educational Technology

Executive Search in Educational TechnologyTechnology is now a linchpin in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education especially in a world with increasing online learning. JFA works with “Ed-tech,” the companies that bring these innovations to bear in the educational setting. From curriculum building to math and reading programs to the full panoply of online learning options, the fusion of content expertise and technological acumen falls directly in JFA’s sweet spot.

Associations & Societies

Executive Search in Associations & SocietiesMany associations and societies have robust publishing programs which naturally align with JFA’s strengths. But JFA has now expanded its reach to address all the talent needs of associations and societies: membership, business development, marketing, development, meetings and conferences, and general management. Our familiarity with the not-for-profit terrain helps us make winning matches here as well.

Academic Libraries

Executive Search in Academic LibrariesMost of the JFA team has spent their career creating products for academic libraries and their patrons. It’s a natural for us to support the talent needs of this unique constituency. And those needs are rapidly changing as libraries evolve into technology centers that are finding new ways to accommodate the on-campus and distance learning needs of students, academics and researchers. JFA has developed deep connections with library leadership as well as those key managers who lead the disparate units—Special Collections, Metadata, Digital Preservation, Library Technology, Acquisitions, and more—which together create this successful, modern learning environment. 

Client Testimonials

“We have turned to Jack Farrell & Associates for a variety of positions over the years, and, in every instance, we had a resounding success. Jack and his colleagues presented us with a diverse pool of knowledgeable and experienced candidates from which we were able to add key talent to our team. We remain very happy that these team members are still contributing to our successes, and grateful for the collaborative manner in which Jack Farrell & Associates worked with us to bring them on board.”   

-Glen P. Campbell
Managing Director
BMJ, The Americas


“I can’t thank Jack Farrell & Associates enough for the amazing service & partnership we had on this project, and we are looking forward to continuous engagements.”

-Sherif Nawar
Senior Director, Human Resources Business Partner
The American University of Cairo


“JFA was remarkably resourceful in reaching a broad and deep candidate pool that includes innovators and leaders from the world of scholarly publishing and beyond. They were quick to address any questions and concerns we raised and had a deep insider’s view of the publishing industry and the transformative pressures reshaping enterprises therein. JFA was thoughtfully engaged with us throughout our process and demonstrated a consistently deep understanding of our needs and interests for this new position. 

I am looking forward to working with our new Director. I recommend Jack Farrell & Associates unhesitatingly for any similar recruitment process.”

-Joe Lucia
Dean of Libraries
Temple University

Our Clients

FACTS & FIGURES

596

Hires
Since its launch in May 2006, JFA has completed 596 hires to date. See recent hiring highlights.

13

Countries
JFA has made successful hires in:
Argentina
Canada
Egypt
France
Germany
Singapore
India
Ireland
Mexico
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
United States

97%

Contingency Search Retention
Over the last five years JFA has completed 215 contingency hires – over 97% have excelled past their review period.

100%

Retained Search Retention
Over the last five years JFA has successfully completed 28 retained searches. Each one – 100% – has thrived past the review period.

6

Recruiters
Six full-time recruiters with over 150 years of combined experience as hiring managers. Meet the JFA team.

20,000+

Candidates
JFA’s proprietary database of over 20,000 highly qualified candidates is the starting point on every search.

Welcome to the new and improved JFA website!

We are happy to celebrate the launch with a special offer!

JFA will reduce its fee by US $5,000 on any
new recruitment started before JAN 31, 2021.
Limit two per client.

Contact Jack for more information.