Hello, we're Spring Search Group.

We find talented people for startups.

What We've Done
What We Do
Who We Are

We've been recruiting in the San Francisco Bay Area at the professional and executive level since 2002.


We have, combined, 38+ years of recruiting experience within for growth companies.

We previously had "real" careers within Bay Area startups.

We provide recruiting services for startup companies. Our client base is comprised of venture-backed startups at the Seed, Series A and Series B stage.


We specialize in building out amazing teams within Finance, Accounting, People/Talent, Marketing, Sales and Operations.

We're consultative. We're recruiting experts. We are hands-on with both clients and candidates. We're direct communicators with a clear message.

We're a team of data enthusiasts -- we've been called data dorks in the past. We run a tight recruiting process.

We're passionate people in our free time.  We love to get to know our clients and candidates and what gets them excited.

Heini Zachariassen
CEO & Founder, Vivino
"... amazing work, the process worked incredibly well..."
Erica Carter
CEO, Livingly Media
“... my first call when I need to recruit business leaders..."
Aisha Stephenson
VP of People, Quizlet
"... consummate professional at the top of her game."

Curt McLeland, CPA

Chief Accounting Officer, Meltwater

"... consistently delivered on our "hard to find" candidates requirements."
John Moffett
CFO, Vivino
"... acts with integrity and determination..."
Priscilla Jayne
CFO, ACME Technologies
“… listened to my needs… pulled top talent… Jeanmarie delivers.”
Paul Tarell
CFO, Gaia
"… deep knowledge of the San Francisco technology space… overall A+ experience."
Laurie Dahlgren
VP People, Mirantis
“… great for employer branding… I know the candidate experience will be perfect.”
Joanne Fedeyko
CEO, Connection Silicon Valley
“… incredibly well networked in the San Francisco Bay Area start-up scene…”
Andrea Freedman
CFO, Method Products
"… in the last search I liked ALL the candidates she sent me!"

Tom Krueger

VP FP&A, Lithium Technologies
"… best search algorithm & data mining skills I've seen in recruiting... Jeanmarie produces results!"
Thompson Paine
VP Operations, Quizlet
“… Jeanmarie is amazing!! ...her candor and transparency make working with her enjoyable, easy, and efficient...”
Sean Marrer
Head of User Ops, Quizlet
"... impressed by the quality of support and guidance I received from Jeanmarie during the process ... forthright, hardworking, and clearly determined to set all parties up for success..."
Amanda Rowels
Director of Digital Marketing, Livingly Media
"Jeanmarie is by far the best recruiter I have had the pleasure of working with ... "
Davis Bell
CEO, Canopy
"Tal used his formidable organization skills, friendly personality and great intelligence ... and knocked them down, one by one. "
Aron Clymer
Head of Data & Analytics, POPSUGAR
“… talented, experienced, and networked… more instrumental than anyone else in guiding me to a successful landing.”
Sarah Wiemero
Sr. Recruiter, Earnest
"… her energy and work ethic are infectious."
Rob Robillard
CEO, ICU Eyewear
"... well networked, impeccably organized, and highly attentive... strong, qualified candidates…"
Till Hebel
Director FP&A, Meltwater
"... developed a deep understanding of the company culture and made sure that it was a good long-term fit overall for both parties."
Thomas Ream
CFO, Workato
"… presented candidates are a bullseye. "
Sameer Bhalotra
CEO, ActZero
"... fast mover who consistently delivered high-quality results. Tal demonstrated insightful observations about candidates and our team."
Randey Arnold-Kraft
"… Jeanmarie has filled some of my most difficult to fill positions... high quality candidates... people you can sit in front of your BOD…"
Melissa Milovina
Sr. Recruiter, Workday
"… articulate and well networked within the Bay Area."
Marina Hardof
CFO, Cloudmark
"… very personable, straight forward, reliable… "
Rachel Bell
VP Controller,Virgin America
"... well networked, impeccably organized, and highly attentive."
Gary Shinner
CEO, Mighty Leaf Tea
"... smart and creative in meeting our needs and representing our interests..."
Mary Pinard Scipi
Sr. Director Controller, Fitbit
"... zero in on the "perfect fit" attributes, excellent follow through and impeccable integrity."
Sarah Roth
Sr. Recruiter, Wikimedia Foundation
 "... without doubt, one of the most talented and knowledgeable recruiters… Jeanmarie is a breath of fresh air in the world of headhunters."
Margaret Schopp
Head of Finance, THX
"... uncanny ability to find a needle in a haystack…"
Paul Cebulak
VP Sales, Vivino
 "... breaks the mold… the company's choice in recruiter left a great impression on me... offered the service you expect from a great long-term partner. "
Jeff Ignacio
Director Sales Ops, Visier
"… Jeanmarie is the consummate professional. My end to end recruiting experience with her was flawless."
Anthony Guido
VP Finance, ICU Eyeware
"… one of the best recruiters that I ever worked with…"
Jeffrey Nichols
Head of Finance, Glassdoor

"… honest, sincere and very easy to work with..."

Alisa Mosler
VP Analytics & Intelligence, Sephora
"… every time I think we've tapped her list… her team comes up with an innovative way to find new candidates."​
Alexandra Dorn | Recruiter | San Francisco Bay Area | Spring Search Group
Alexandra J. Dorn

Head of Recruiting Services

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Jeanmarie Boben | Spring Search Group
Jeanmarie Boben

Partner, Executive Recruiter

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Tal Zamir

Partner, Executive Recruiter

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