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Jim Herd

Co-Founder and Managing Partner - Herd Freed Hartz


He rides a Harley but if you need more;

Jim's recruiting background consists of 25 years of nationwide, executive level placements. His clients range from Fortune 25 to high-profile, venture-backed start-up companies. Jim’s industry expertise has been sought after and published by the WSJ to the Seattle Times. 

Prior to co-founding Herd Freed Hartz in 2001, Jim worked at RealNetworks (RNWK) and was responsible for executive level hiring. He is also the co-founder of the RealNetworks Alumni Organization. Before RealNetworks, Jim worked as a Senior Associate for a retained search firm focusing on national searches. Jim began his recruiting career working for a regional search firm specializing in Northwest based high-tech companies where he lead its Executive Search division. He is also a member of the Seattle Vistage CEO group.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Western Washington University.