About Us


Waterman Hurst is a groundbreaking leadership job and board search services company dedicated to helping leaders promote themselves across all mediums and venues, as well as prepare their brand, message and story, construct their approach and provide avenues of visibility to enable them to meet their job search specifications.

We offer high level, personal and confidential services, solutions, and support to our clients. Every Waterman Hurst client engagement is executed with great care. We understand the importance of our work: the need for discretion, a sense of urgency, and utmost professionalism.

We take great pride in our client’s track record of success, as well as our corporate culture to go above and beyond to provide our client’s the very best return on their investment.

We provide our expertise, knowledge, network and best efforts to help our clients develop and advance in their careers.

Our Mission

Our mission has not changed since Janice Waterman founded the company in 2001.

“I recognized the need for Waterman Hurst when I obtained by first corporate officer level position. Along with my entrepreneurial Silicon Valley medical technology company, I was sold to a foreign owed firm by our parent company, and I became one of two members of the executive committee that the acquirer chose to retain. Shortly after we were bought, I knew the corporate culture would change radically and my growth would be limited. As CHRO, I wanted to transition my C-level skills into a line management position and then, ultimately run my own company.

As I started to prepare for my first job search, I sought help. The leadership experts and career coaches I met came up short. The ‘job search’ experts I met with had never been in a top leadership position and had never executed a C-level search; they gave generic stock advice, generally lacked creativity and did not give the impression they cared about my results. They clearly did not understand the politics of navigating a career at the top of a company nor what it took to land C-level job offers.

When I founded Waterman Hurst, I had 18 years of leadership experience, six years navigating to an office level position and nearly thirteen years as a corporate officer. I had made three company to company moves, changing industries, achieved top 5 compensation within a public company, was ranked one of the top ten paid women in Silicon Valley, assumed the #2 operating role within a public company, and was being groomed for the CEO position. Knowing a strategic sale was in the works, I resigned to start my own family, as well as our company, Waterman Hurst.

Our promotion, job and board search services have been perfected over many years. We have served hundreds of leadership clients and enabled them to achieve their job search, board search, and overall long term career goals since 2000.

Due to the disruption of COVID-19, we are offering our career marketing agency services to companies who have top level, highly valued leaders which no longer fit their corporate plans, but for whom they want to offer unique, high touch, high end services, to ensure they land in a new and better-fit position quickly.” – Janice Waterman

Our Team

Every member of our team puts our clients first and every member of the team is in the leadership marketplace daily. We continuously hone our process and advice to bring our clients the best job search and career services in the marketplace.

Janine DePree

Janine DePree

Talent Marketing Specialist

Avery Beadle

Avery Beadle

Digital Marketing Specialist

Nathan Katz

Nathan Katz

Marketing Associate

Lonnie Shoff

Lonnie Shoff

Board Advisor

Mark Polansky

Mark Polansky

Board Advisor

Adam Burrows

Adam Burrows

Board Advisor

George Bradt

George Bradt

On-Boarding Consultant

Jeff Weiss

Jeff Weiss

Board Advisor

Dave Hardie

Dave Hardie

Board Advisor

Donna Morea

Donna Morea

Board Advisor

Nigel Hurst

Nigel Hurst

Board Advisor

Dave Winston

Dave Winston

Board Advisor

Meg Bradt

Meg Bradt

Board Advisor

Bob Simon

Bob Simon

Senior Research Consultant