Sam Jakola


Sam is the Managing Director of Foundation Talent.  He joined Foundation after working for various stage startups over the last 4 years in San Francisco. Most recently, he was heading up Talent Acquisition for a video advertising company that grew from a team of 23 to 88 in 13 months. Prior to that, he led sales recruiting for a digital marketing SaaS company and spent a few years selling software as well. As his career has progressed, he has found himself back on the recruiting track (5 years previous agency experience) and could not be more excited to be a part of  such a strong and character-driven organization.

Sam is a huge Portland, Oregon homer which is where he lived for almost 20 years with the exception of attending the University of Oregon. He’s a huge Ducks fan and has traveled to Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Utah, and Tennessee to watch them soar.