Bold Industry. Bold Talent.
We’re the executive search firm for the cannabis industry.

Bold Industry.
Bold Talent.
We’re the executive search firm for the cannabis industry.

How Cannabis Companies Can Attract Best-In-Class Executive Talent

It wasn't long ago that using retained executive search to recruit high-performance executives to the cannabis industry was unheard of. Now, with 2 out of 3 Americans supporting the legalization of marijuana use, cannabis companies of all sizes are looking to take...

3 Ways Cannabis Companies Can Innovate and Improve Hiring Processes In 2019

In an industry that’s evolving rapidly, it’s critical that cannabis companies nurture their ability to pivot, adapt, and innovate. This is especially true when developing and evaluating your recruiting and hiring processes. There’s an amusing, yet relevant,...

Overcoming the Biggest Challenges of Hiring Executive Talent in Cannabis

Cannabis companies know that growing a business in this industry is unlike any other. We are pioneers of a new domain. While that comes with a unique sense of excitement and pride, it also comes with its own unique challenges – especially when the industry is...

Successful Executive Recruitment in Cannabis Is All About the Process (and commitment to it!)

At Hunter + Esquire, we understand that cannabis companies face unique challenges when recruiting for their executive teams. In an industry where many companies are still in startup mode, many company cultures, roles, and systems are still being defined. That’s why...

How Cannabis Companies Can Attract Best-In-Class Executive Talent

It wasn't long ago that using retained executive search to recruit high-performance executives to the cannabis industry was unheard of. Now, with 2 out of 3 Americans supporting the legalization of marijuana use, cannabis companies of all sizes are looking to take...

3 Ways Cannabis Companies Can Innovate and Improve Hiring Processes In 2019

In an industry that’s evolving rapidly, it’s critical that cannabis companies nurture their ability to pivot, adapt, and innovate. This is especially true when developing and evaluating your recruiting and hiring processes. There’s an amusing, yet relevant,...

Overcoming the Biggest Challenges of Hiring Executive Talent in Cannabis

Cannabis companies know that growing a business in this industry is unlike any other. We are pioneers of a new domain. While that comes with a unique sense of excitement and pride, it also comes with its own unique challenges – especially when the industry is...

Successful Executive Recruitment in Cannabis Is All About the Process (and commitment to it!)

At Hunter + Esquire, we understand that cannabis companies face unique challenges when recruiting for their executive teams. In an industry where many companies are still in startup mode, many company cultures, roles, and systems are still being defined. That’s why...
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Our Difference

“Executive leadership” and “cannabis” are two words you might not have used in the same sentence 20 years ago. We’re the quiet magic that marries the two, harvesting quality candidates to fill the top ranks of plant touching, direct support and ancillary cannabis companies globally.
WELCOME TO
HUNTER + ESQUIRE!

Our Difference

“Executive leadership” and “cannabis” are two words you might not have used in the same sentence 20 years ago. We’re the quiet magic that marries the two, harvesting quality candidates to fill the top ranks of plant touching, direct support and ancillary cannabis companies globally.

Board Development and Elevation

Having the right people on your board is equally important to having the right executives as part of your leadership team. H+E can assist you with creating your board from scratch or with growing your current board via the following services

  • Assessing Current Board: H+E will assess your current board structure and advise on needed/advised changes.
  • Board Creation & Building: Depending on your needs, H+E will assist you with creating the desired structure needed for your unique company..
  • Board Recruitment: H+E will assist with finding/recruiting your board members.

TA/HR Department Training

Training your team with respect to onboarding, recruiting and hiring processes – virtual and in-person. We can assist with the creation and/or development of your TA ad HR processes.

Leadership Assessment, Planning & Consulting

Hunter + Esquire can assess your current organizational structure and executives and assist you with making any needed changes so that you are operationally effective and efficient.

Executive Search

From Director through C-Suite, we fill your top-level positions. From single roles on an as-needed basis to building entire teams, Hunter + Esquire provides top talent and elevates your organization’s leadership.

Boards, Affiliations & Memberships

Testimonials

Jennie L.

“He stands out because he is not a recruiter or a headhunter he is a partner.”

I had the pleasure of working with Bryan Passman. He has the unusual ability to connect with people and immediately become a vital resource. He stands out because he is not a recruiter or a headhunter he is a partner, that becomes a sounding board and adviser on your career, the cannabis industry, and more.

Jennie L. (Vice President at multi-state medical marijuana company)

Ian G.

“I cannot recommend his services highly enough and hope to have the pleasure of working with him again in the future.”

Bryan is a consummate professional who lives and breathes the cannabis industry. His expertise helped guide me towards finding my best fit in the industry and a position that lines up with my short and long-term career goals. I cannot recommend his services highly enough and hope to have the pleasure of working with him again in the future.

Ian G. (Account Executive at cannabis product producer)

Andy V.

“The attention he gives his clients, the follow through and guidance is 100% top-tier.”

Opportunities to work with professionals like Bryan do not come around very often. In my personal experiences with Bryan and his firm, The GIGG, I found not just someone that works hard and gets the job done but someone who is incredibly and unceasingly passionate about what they do, the industry in which he works so diligently for, and the people he represents. The attention he gives his clients, the follow through and guidance is 100% top-tier. Always the consummate learner, he pays attention to every detail of what’s going on in the market to stay abreast of the needs of the people and firms he represents. If you’re looking for a firm to best represent you, you need not look any further than Bryan Passman.

Andy V. (National Director at market-leading cannabis MSO)

Sharice W.

“I credit Bryan with helping me land an amazing position with a wonderful organization.”

Bryan is one of the best recruiters I have had the pleasure to work with in my professional career. When Bryan takes you on as a client he takes his time to really understand your needs and how they can be meant with the organization your aiming for. His attention to detail, and professionalism sets him apart from any other recruiter I have worked with. Bryan takes the time to help you be successful in any role you are aiming for, and you never feel unprepared or overwhelmed through the process. I credit Bryan with helping me land an amazing position with a wonderful organization, and I not only consider him a great mentor but also a friend.

S. Ward (General Manager, at market-leading cannabis MSO)