Bryan Passman

Founder + Hunter
Hunter + Esquire; The GIGG®
United States


Founder of cannabis industry talent acquisition firms Hunter + Esquire and The GIGG®.

Bryan is internationally renowned in executive search and advisory in the Cannabis, MedTech, Pharma, Biotech, Packaging and Food & Beverage (FMCG) Consumer Packaged Goods industries. His clients have included small and large NA-based cannabis companies, many dozens of market-leading blue chip & startup companies in the Healthcare life sciences and (food + adult beverage) Consumer Packaged Goods industries as well ancillary technology companies serving the CPG and Hospitality industries.

Before co-founding Hunter + Esquire and The GIGG®, Bryan spent 18+ years as an SVP Recruitment and Client Leader at retained search agencies where he and his teams were responsible for successfully managing talent searches globally. Bryan has spent his entire 20+ year professional career succeeding in retained executive search.

Bryan has the unique ability to communicate, train and execute on the intricacies of the "high-touch" executive search and talent acquisition process. He has an eye for talent, and "fit". His unwavering commitment to hard work, transparency, candid communication, attention to detail, follow-up, passion for what he does & creative problem-solving are some of his cornerstones to success.

Bryan's Talent Acquisition expertise spans all Commercial, Operational, Financial and Technical disciplines.

Hunter + Esquire is a retained executive recruitment and consultive agency focused solely on the cannabis industry.


“Executive leadership” and “cannabis” are two words you might not have used in the same sentence 20 years ago. We’re the quiet magic that marries the two, harvesting quality candidates to fill the top ranks of Plant Touching, Direct Support and Ancillary Cannabis Companies globally.


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