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John Jansen

About John Jansen

John Jansen launched The Search Firm over 16 years ago to provide comprehensive high-level staffing solutions to the energy industry. He specializes in finding the leadership of tomorrow—today.

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With two and a half decades of retained search experience, John has the relationships, network and enterprise technology to deliver exceptional board, executive management and C-suite talent. He has completed thousands of complex, confidential and critical timing search assignments around the globe, and has led energy hiring projects ranging from five to more than 50 professionals.

John is a hands-on leader and is actively involved in every search. He is also the author of numerous articles and essays, and has evolved into a visionary and thought leader in the executive search industry.

John is a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers, The Houston Geological Society, The Geophysical Society of Houston, The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, The Independent Petroleum Association of America, The Society of Exploration Geophysicists, The Association for Corporate Growth, The Houston Strategic Forum and The Society for Human Resource Management (National and Houston Chapters). He is a Chairman Level sponsor for the Houston chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on its Board of Advisors. John is a graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.


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