The fast & flexible executive hiring solution


Sometimes hiring exceptional talent needs to happen fast. That’s why we’ve created JBM SOS - our flexible executive hiring solution that de-risks critical hires for Scaleup Founders on an interim, fractional and project basis.

acess our curated pool of 400+ scaleup operators.

We work with Operators, not Strategists, who can be onboarded in weeks and have an instant impact.

SOS specialises in the key roles that drive growth in a scaling business (from late Seed to Series C), including:

Strategy & Operations: General Management, Operations & Strategy

GTM & Growth: Commercial, GTM, Marketing & Growth

People & Talent: People & People Operations

Why use SOS?

We're trusted by some of the world's fastest-growing Scaleups to find them the best talent in three main ways:


Try before you buy to de-risk your key, senior hires.

Placements for a defined period of time with a defined remit.

Up to 70% of Operators have converted to permanent roles since we started SOS.


Ongoing high-touch advisory support.

Access the most impressive Board level Operators.

Perfect for strategic, Board level advisory support and discreet projects.


Pay for 20% of their time. Get 100% of their brain.

Fractional executive services from our pool of C-level talent.

Add gravitas to your exec team, at a fraction of the usual cost.

Who we’ve helped

Here’s a selection of high-growth firms we’ve helped to grow since we launched SOS in late 2020.

Selected highlight placements

Board advisor

Interim COO & CPO

Board Advisor

Fractional chief of staff

Interim Ops Director

Fractional VP Growth

Interim VP ops

Interim COO

Team SOS!

Who you’ll be working with

Ben Sanders

Managing director


Marina Maxwell



Advisory Board

Cleo Sham

Partner, Stride.VC

Ben Sanders

MD Europe, Pollen

Charlene Chen

COO, Lantum

Catherine Wines

Co-Founder, WorldRemit

In Memoriam

The late, great Catherine Wines (Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer, WorldRemit) was a founding board advisor of SOS and a great friend to the JBM team. In late 2020 she sadly lost her brave battle with pancreatic cancer. We will honour her memory by trying to fulfil the promise she saw in SOS and we’re committed to supporting the COO community and championing DE&I in tech as she did throughout her incredible career. If you are interested in learning more about Catherine’s life and career, you can hear her story on JBM’s 40-Minute Mentor podcast.

“I engaged SOS to fill an urgent interim senior Ops role and was really impressed with the speed at which they delivered. Within a week, we hired a fantastic candidate with very relevant ScaleUp experience. I’d highly recommend SOS to other Founders looking for ScaleUp Ops talent.”
James Hind, CEO

“We engaged JBM SOS to fill an interim role to support with investor relations. We were really impressed by the speed of engagement, quality of candidates, and smoothness of process. I certainly recommend SOS to other ScaleUps.”
Philip Kelvin, CFO

“First class service from the initial conversation through to hiring. JBM SOS have a deep understanding of what’s required in the ScaleUp space and produced several quality candidates. Highly recommend."
Andrew Stancliffe, Investment Director

“The team have been incredible to work with. Marina and the team have taken the time to understand the landscape, complexity of the role and type of profile we’re looking for, without compromising on quality. They represent a high calibre of talent, some of the best I’ve come across, and have been patient, supportive and open in their approach at all times. Highly recommend.”
Jemma Wong, CMO

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