DENVER – Vangst, the cannabis industry’s premier talent resource, announced today that they are now offering a new Executive Talent service, and Jennifer Bedford will join the company as VP Executive Talent. In her role at Vangst, Jennifer will support the emerging cannabis market with strategic executive searches to recruit rapid-growth leadership teams.
Today, over 210,000 people are directly employed by the cannabis industry with a 75% growth in employment over the last two years. As cannabis companies increase their ranks and states continue to legalize, Vangst’s new executive talent service will secure leadership-level talent with Jennifer’s expertise. Vangst now offers exec-level recruiting to assess the complex requirements, experiences, and skill-sets to scale the needs of these quickly evolving enterprises.
“Before hiring Jennifer at Vangst, we engaged her for our VP of Revenue search. It was hands down the best experience I’ve ever had with an executive recruiter,” said Karson Humiston, Founder and CEO of Vangst. “She connected us with leaders at Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Vettery, Linkedin, and all the major tech-hiring companies and presented us with so many “unicorn” candidates that it was honestly hard to make a decision around who to hire. She was extremely thorough and included backdoor reference checks and performance assessments; I felt like I had the full picture on each candidate.”
As a 20-year veteran headhunter, Jennifer is an expert in partnering with founders, executives, and investors, and will execute leadership-level searches at Vangst. She comes from Signal Partners, a top Los Angeles executive search firm built to service investor-backed and owned operations, and launched their cannabis practice. Prior to Signal Partners, Jennifer serviced the consumer-facing tech sector and before that cut her teeth at Korn/Ferry International.
“I’ve had my eye on Vangst since it’s inception and knew that Karson was in a unique class of founders ready-made for this explosive consumer sector,” said Jennifer. “With the coming hyper-verticalization of labor-marketplaces, I knew Vangst would be the one to watch in the cannabis industry. It’s such a privilege to join this killer team and complement Vangst with a recruiting-offering at the executive level.”
Vangst is the premier talent resource for the cannabis industry. Built on a network of the industry’s best people and widest-ranging career opportunities, Vangst helps employers and employees succeed in cannabis. From temporary gig work to full-time career placement, the company is trusted by the biggest and most innovative brands in cannabis for full-spectrum staffing needs and has successfully placed tens of thousands of candidates to-date. The Vangst team’s industry expertise and passion for the plant makes them uniquely qualified to help companies match with the perfect candidate and successfully navigate a nuanced and ever-evolving regulatory landscape. At the end of the day, Vangst is about getting cannabis to work with smart technology, unmatched experience and the industry’s best community of talent. Learn more at https://vangst.com/.