MEET OUR FOUNDER
With an extensive background in recruiting and diverse interests ranging from charity work to competing in triathlons, founder Hayley D. Jameson is part of what distinguishes HDJ + Associates from other search firms.
Hayley D. Jameson is the founder and President of HDJ + Associates, Inc., a professional employment and search solutions company. HDJ + Associates, Inc. has consistently been ranked as one of the top Recruiting Firms in Pittsburgh. Hayley has 20+ years’ experience in the recruiting industry.
Hayley is also the founder and President of Clear Thoughts Foundation (CTF). clearthoughtsfoundation.org Established in Pittsburgh in 2010, CTF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with the primary purpose to raise funds to discover drugs and novel therapeutics to stop the progression of dementia and eventually end this terrible disease. Her commitment to CTF is visionary, but her passion for non-profits is deeply rooted through an extensive non-profit background, most notable as a Board of Directors member with the Auberle Foundation (auberle.org) for over ten years.
Hayley is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and studied abroad at Manchester University in England. She is an active volunteer in several community organizations, as well as her church. Hayley can be counted among the “who’s who” in the Pittsburgh business scene as well. She is the founder and managing director of “PENS” (Pittsburghers who Educate, Network and Support), a local networking group. Hayley has been honored with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Community Champion award, as well as the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Fast Tracker award. She was chosen to be a keynote speaker at the Penn State Professional Women’s Network of New York and was a frequent co-host and guest speaker at Entrepreneurial Thursdays, a weekly networking event for Pittsburgh entrepreneurs. Hayley is also a sports enthusiast, who has run five marathons and competed in over twenty triathlons. Her interests range from competitive team sports to more extreme activities, including sky diving and white water kayaking. Hayley is happily married and above all, her pride and joy is a being a mother to her beautiful children.