partners ‣

With over 20 years of experience in the communications industry between us, we bring an uncommon understanding and insight to executive search.

partners ‣

With over 20 years of experience in the communications industry between us, we bring an uncommon understanding and insight to executive search.

Our backgrounds mean that we're not just looking at the industry from the outside in, but that we have a true understanding of what it takes to deliver extraordinary creative.

As partners, we believe in a rigorous and creative approach to our work. We're extremely collaborative—both with each other and within the field—in uncovering the talent and ideas that will create powerful partnerships and move the creative industry forward.

Patrizia Magni ‣

Sarah King ‣

Angela Hibbard ‣

patrizia magni

Originally from Milan, Patrizia has lived and worked in three continents. And although she still travels extensively for work, she has called San Francisco home for over ten years now.

Patrizia began her professional career in account management working at TBWA's Milan and London offices. Next taking a position at The Register Group, an advertising monitoring company, Patrizia first ran the company's business development in Europe, later launching their operations in South East Asia. Recruited by global search firm Kendall Tarrant in 2000, Patrizia first opened their San Francisco office and shortly thereafter assumed responsibility for all of North America. In 2005, she helped to open Kendall Tarrant Latin America. Leveraging her experience in launching and overseeing global recruitment services, in May of 2007 she branched out on her own to open Thread.

sarah king

Born in the South and raised in the Northeast, Sarah headed West after college. Landing in San Francisco, she's never looked back.

The daughter of an artist and a marketer, creative communication comes second nature to Sarah. Starting her career at Foote, Cone & Belding, she worked in account management on global brands such as Levi's and Janus. Looking for a change from the corporate agency/corporate client experience, Sarah signed on at a boutique agency during the dot.com boom. Ever the optimist, Sarah opened her own interactive agency during the burst, which she ran for several years. Beginning her work as a creative recruiter as part of Kendall Tarrant's San Francisco office, Sarah left in 2007 to join Patrizia to launch Thread.

angela hibbard

Born and raised in San Francisco to Irish and Scottish immigrants, Angela counts her Irish passport as one of her most valuable possessions. With it, she's crossed many international borders for both work and leisure.

Angela began her career close to home as a media planner on Levi's at Foote Cone & Belding in San Francisco. Looking to broaden her personal and professional experience, she moved to London to work at JWT. Having moved into account management, Angela quickly rose to the position of Account Director leading the Diageo brands, Malibu and Bailey's. Four years later, despite the fun and opportunities in London, Angela couldn't resist the call to head back to San Francisco. Returning in 2001 to the SF office of JWT, she later joined Kendall Tarrant, building its North American Account Management Practice. In 2008, Angela reunited with Patrizia and Sarah as part of Thread.

talent ‣

Our candidates are senior-level individuals who bring creativitiy to business and who lead creative businesses.

talent ‣

Our candidates are senior-level individuals who bring creativitiy to business and who lead creative businesses.

We work with a global pool of talent with expertise that spans the communications industry; innovators in creative, management, interactive, design, media, and beyond. In short, the people who are redefining how brands connect with their consumers.

We have immense respect for our candidates, and their work. We believe in the value of considerately delivering honest feedback and constructive criticism, which we feel is one of the most crucial parts of the dialogue.

clients ‣

Spanning large, corporate entities to small boutique agencies across the globe, our clients are as diverse as our talent. They all, however, share creativity as their point of difference, and a demand for exceptional talent and creative drivers.

clients ‣

Spanning large, corporate entities to small boutique agencies across the globe, our clients are as diverse as our talent. They all, however, share creativity as their point of difference, and a demand for exceptional talent and creative drivers.

We work directly with the people making the hiring decisions. Connecting with senior management enables us to truly understand the company's philosophy and culture, the creative and business challenges it's facing and the idiosyncrasies of the search—all the important but intangible elements that can't be found in any job description.

methods ‣

Thread is a retained search company. We take on only a select few senior-level searches at any given time. This enables us to deliver unmatched focus and results.

methods ‣

Thread is a retained search company. We take on only a select few senior-level searches at any given time. This enables us to deliver unmatched focus and results.

We're continuously meeting and getting to know new talent so that we hit the ground running on any search. However, the commitment of a retained search affords us the ability to also open up new channels of talent that match the specific needs of your search and not just rely on a cursory glance through a database.

reach ‣

Thread works with industry leaders in every major market in the world.

reach ‣

Thread works with industry leaders in every major market in the world.

Over the years we have built up a network of connections and sources that lead us to the best opportunities and talent around the globe. We regularly travel to meet with our clients and talent to make sure we have first-hand knowledge of what's going on in these communities.

discretion ‣

Placement is a delicate matter. We understand that. Thread operates under a policy of discretion and privacy, which allows for honest and candid communication with our clients and talent.

discretion ‣

Placement is a delicate matter. We understand that. Thread operates under a policy of discretion and privacy, which allows for honest and candid communication with our clients and talent.

We do not announce our successes. Nor do we comment on yours. We simply do not talk to the press.