ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Jake Baker founded Leadership Solutions after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer for a Top 100 search firm. Prior to his career in executive search, he held positions as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Director of Marketing, National Sales Manager, and Division Sales Manager for some of the nation's leading food companies. Mr. Baker also served on a panel for the Capital Roundtable as an expert in executive search for the food-manufacturing sector. He graduated from Chapman University with a degree in Business Administration. Additional instruction includes Strategic Planning, Performance Planning and Review, Achieving Leadership Excellence, Selection and the Interview Process, Interviewing Training, How To Work With People, Managing Change in Organizations, Training the Trainer, Building a World Class Sales Organization, and Customer Partnering Through Value Selling. Personal study includes Top Grading, Hire With Your Head, Winning Negotiations and The Secrets of Power Negotiating. High Performance Human Capital - Leadership.

Guiding Principles
  • Integrity is a prerequisite to success
  • Success comes to those who make the effort
  • Great leaders exude confidence
  • Struggle is fertile ground for learning
  • Relationships must be earned
  • Detail is a clue for accuracy
  • Quality people, products, and service are the best ways to build a business