Sam Jakola

Partner, Practice Enablement + Operations San Francisco Email LinkedIn

Sam sits on True Search’s Operations Team serving as Partner, Practice Enablement and Operations. In this role he oversees capacity and headcount planning, revenue forecasting, and client and candidate satisfaction. Before moving to the Ops team, Sam was a Partner and Managing Director for Foundation Talent, True’s sister company that merged with True in April 2019, and was responsible for non-executive leadership and other strategic hiring.

Sam joined the firm four years ago and has enjoyed watching it grow into a dominant player in the industry, something he also saw from working for various stage startups in San Francisco including a video advertising company where he led Talent Acquisition and helped the team grow from 23 to 88 people in 13 months. He also led sales recruiting for a digital marketing SaaS company and spent a few years selling software.

Sam is a huge Portland, Oregon homer which is where he lived for almost 20 years with the exception of attending the University of Oregon. He’s a huge Ducks fan and has traveled to Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Wyoming, and Tennessee to watch them soar.


Previously led Talent Acquisition for a video advertising company that grew from 23 to 88 in 13 months

Hails from Portland, Oregon

Has traveled to 7 states to support his favorite college football team, the Oregon Ducks