Leaders at Jackson Executive Search
Matt JacksonFounder & CEO
Darren JacksonManager of Recruiting, Jr. Partner
Founder & CEO
Matt Jackson – Our Founder and CEO
Executive Search Consultant with over 23 years of experience.
As an executive search consultant, Matt Jackson takes prides in connecting top talent with the best companies in the construction, manufacturing and skilled trades industries. Whether he is assisting small-to mid-sized companies find new leaders or tasked with locating a new CEO for a multi-billion-dollar corporation, his commitment to helping companies solve complex problems never wavers.
Where it all started.
When Matt founded Jackson & Associates, Inc. in 2000, his goal was to nurture relationships so he could pair the best people with the right company. After successfully completing searches in 31 states while assisting more than two dozen members of Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 List, he has demonstrated a unique ability to help construction companies grow their revenue through successful talent acquisition and in-house strategies designed to improve employee morale, evaluate compensation levels and provide hybrid services for third party evaluation of their in-house candidates.
Matt continues to prove that recruitment is about more than a strong workforce. It is also about investing in people through education, conflict resolution and employee engagement. He understands that staffing costs are the bulk of company budgets, making this a critical area where failure can result in high turnover rates, severely impacting budgets.
Matt has spent more than 20 years honing his skills. Working as senior project coordinator at age 18 ignited his passion for consulting work and prompted him to seek a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. After founding Jackson & Associates, Inc., Matt launched the subsidiary Jackson Executive Search, focusing on senior level and C-suite executive searches in addition to consulting services. In this role, he utilizes a variety of strategies to develop or improve in-house recruiting departments.
For Matt, helping the construction sector stay strong brings him satisfaction as he continues to expand his services to current and new clients.
Manager of Recruiting, Jr. Partner
Experienced Executive Recruiter with a history of working in the Construction Industry including Healthcare, Commercial/General Building, Infrastructure and Heavy Industrial.
For over a decade, I’ve been a member of the Jackson Executive Search team, primarily focusing on executive-level searches in the construction industry.
In many ways, I’ve served as a bridge of opportunity, giving companies access to a pool of candidates that would otherwise be out of reach. Likewise, for the professionals I serve, I’ve proven to be an invaluable asset in terms of career development, placing everyone from estimators and superintendents to division managers and presidents. While my primary areas of expertise are healthcare and commercial construction, I can assist you with any sector served by our building division, from K-12 and higher education to multi-family and high rise.
The majority of my clientele are private, family and/or employee-owned companies with annual revenues of $50-$500 million, though two of my major clients are Top 50 ENR contractors with a national footprint. So, whether a candidate is looking to relocate to a specific geographical region, craving a cultural change or looking to take that next step, I can plot the course from vision to opportunity.
As a whole, Jackson Executive Search has been matching aspiring leaders with permanent homes since 2000, surviving two recessions in the process. With a nationwide reach including clients in 33 states and an unparalleled database of biographical records and insight, we have you covered when it comes to construction, regardless of your scope. Simply put, when people need something built, they go to you. When builders want to grow, they come to us.