Co-Founder & Head Hunter
Hunter + Esquire
Bryan Passman is the co-Founder of the retained executive search and strategic human capital advisory firm Hunter + Esquire. Bryan and his wife Jessica launched the firm in 2017 to exclusively serve the leadership level hiring needs of the most aspirational cannabis businesses and expanded to serve the psychedelics industry in 2020. Hunter + Esquire is a Boulder-based boutique agency that has spent the past 4 years successful fulfilling leadership roles across the cannabis economy in nearly level legal U.S. market as well as LATAM and EU.
Before co-founding Hunter + Esquire, Bryan spent 18 years as an SVP Recruitment and Client Leader at two different retained search agencies where he and his teams were responsible for successfully managing talent searches globally. Bryan has spent his entire 22-year career succeeding in retained executive search – with a foundation of classical training by the MRINetwork and Dale Carnegie.
Bryan is globally renowned in executive search and advisory in the Cannabis, Psychedelics, Life Sciences and Food & Beverage CPG industries.
Hunter + Esquire’s hiring partners benefit greatly from Bryan’s ability to communicate, train and execute on the intricacies of the “high-touch” executive search and talent acquisition process as well as from his eye for talent and “fit”. Hunter + Esquire’s recruitment success is driven by a culture of transparency, candid communication, goodwill, attention to detail, follow-up, passion for always putting the client first, creative problem-solving flexibility and an overall obsession for delivering results.