Jeffrey Hyman
Jeff Hyman

Adjunct Lecturer of Management & Organizations

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Jeff graduated from the Kellogg School of Management 25 years ago. Since then, he has been on a quest. Jeff has started four companies to search relentlessly for Rockstars and teach companies how to attract them. In addition to being chief talent officer of Strong Suit, Jeff is the author of the book Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find the Winners and Ignite Your Business, host of the 5-star-rated Strong Suit Podcast, and chairman/founder of Chicago-based Retrofit, the nation's leading online weight loss company. In 2017, Jeff came home again to Kellogg, where, as an adjunct professor, he teaches the MBA course "Recruiting & Retaining Talent in Growth Companies."

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B.S., 1990, Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., 1995, Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Other Professional Experience
Chief Talent Officer, Founder, Strong Suit, 2008-present
CEO, Founder, Retrofit, 2011-2015
CEO-in-Residence, Sterling Partners, 2006-2008
VP Marketing, Dyson, 2004-2006
CEO, Founder, Canal Street Talent Management, 2002-2004
COO, Heidrick & Struggles, 2001-2002
CEO, Founder, Career Central, 1996-2001
Manager of New Products, Intuit, 1995-1996
Product Manager, Black and Decker, 1990-1994

Print Research
Hyman, Jeff. 2017. Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find the Winners and Ignite Your Business. Lioncrest Publishing, First.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Recruiting & Retaining Talent in Growth Companies (KIEI-927-5)
This course was formerly known as MORS 915-A
This course examines in detail the critical importance of developing and aligning an executable human capital strategy as a fundamental driver in the successful scaling of an enterprise. Using the business strategy and operating plan as a launching point, students will gain a practical understanding on how to create an enabling organizational structure that provides clarity of roles and accountabilities (individual and team), recruitment and retention strategies, performance management and incentive systems, and a range of process design tools. Examples and case studies will focus on companies from multiple industries and capital structures that are transitioning from early stage to a larger, more sustainable business. Students also will have the opportunity to apply these principles and capabilities in a group case study in a learning environment that encourages diverse dialogue and collaborative learning.