Jane Ashen Turkewitz

President and Chief Talent Officer

Jane Ashen Turkewitz has been a career services professional entrenched in the digital and tech space since 1999. In January of 2013, after nearly 15 years in the field, she launched .comRecruiting, LLC, and rebranded to Hi-Touch Executive Search in 2018. At Hi-Touch Executive Search, Jane specializes in placing VP through C-level talent with digital media and emerging technology companies.

Sales & Marketing

PR & General Management

Operations & Business Development

Content, Video & Creative

E-Commerce & Product


Hi-Touch Executive Search partners with candidates with a sense of empathy and understanding and a deep interest in helping to further careers in the digital and emerging tech space.


We will advise you on your resume and social media profiles, helping you to position your personal brand most effectively so that you stand out in this competitive job market. Because we take the time to ask our partners smart questions about their businesses, we’ll arm you with the best possible information so you can successfully navigate through the interview process.


We will ALWAYS get back to you and provide you with client feedback — good or bad. We know how frustrating it can be when recruiters neglect to give you information.


We will ALWAYS get back to you and provide you with client feedback — good or bad. We know how frustrating it can be when recruiters neglect to give you information.


We will never lose sight of the fact that you are a person, and not a product, and we will always look out for your best interests — informing you of jobs that meet your career aspirations.



Hi-Touch Executive Search operates as a true partner – ”listening to” cultural and tactical needs & delivering on those specifications. Our niche is helping digital media & high-growth emerging tech companies expand their businesses by securing VP through C-level talent in Sales, Marketing, PR, General Management, Operations, Bus Dev, Content, Video, Creative, E-Com & Product.
Hi-Touch Executive Search operates as a partner, not a vendor. Every engagement involves a healthy conversation about your tactical and cultural needs. And, throughout the process, we update you on the status as well as market intelligence regarding your brand. We only send you select, qualified candidates that fit your needs after a thorough vetting. At the end, we guide both you & the candidate through salary negotiations and the closing process, ensuring both sides are satisfied with the final outcome.

Actions may be short term but memories are long...Treat people the way you'd want to be treated.

My son and I collected 170 pairs of sneakers, washed them and, yesterday, distributed them to the homeless/needy in our community via Hope Kitchen. Yes, I took time out of work to do this. Giving back is important for our society, our souls, and a great thing to teach our kids.

Recruiters are evaluating. We're not just looking for bodies to send to clients. I find it rude when someone picks up a phone to read something when I am talking. Not only are you ending the conversation through your lack of interest, but you've killed my interest in you too.

Looking back and 2nd guessing a decision when you're not in the moment takes emotional response out of the decision-making process but it doesn't negate the fact that emotions played a part in the decision you made. Pondering over it years later is an exercise in futility.

The guy walking near me in NYC was talking about his efforts to take a company to Series A at an obnoxiously loud decibel. No doubt some of that info was confidential. Had to bite my tongue to not say "get a room." Don't assume that b/c you are in public, you are anonymous.

Hang on to your seats, people. DO NOT, and I mean this, MEN, do NOT ACCIDENTALLY send dick shots to the head of HR for a company you are trying to get a job with...Yes, this just happened...I cannot make this stuff up.

#DearJane: I got fired. My employer wants to know if I officially want to be "let go" or if we want to say, "I resigned." What do I do?

Jane Ashen Turkewitz on LinkedIn: "#DearJane: I got fired. My employer wants to know if I officially want to be "let go" or if we want to say, "I resigned." What do I do? -If you choose the "let go" route, (don't ever use the term "got fired" because that automatically assumes cause, vs. lack of funding, change in direction, etc.) you are eligible for unemployment. So, for me, it's a no brainer, but maybe you've got a nest egg and you don't need unemployment $ and don't want it going down in "history" that you were "let go." I dunno... -If you say you resigned, you need to be able to talk through why you would resign without a job on interviews. People do it all the time because they just can't spend 1 more day torturing themselves in a job that's making them sick. And, it's very hard to find a job while working 15 hrs a day. -Did you know it was coming? Was the writing on the wall? One way to position it is to say: "This was a mutual decision. I came in to do x, completed it and was successful. My job was done and it was time for me to find my next challenge." ...If you go this route, you better make sure your employer is behind this positioning if s/he gets a reference call. -No matter what, don't be negative and focus on all the results you produced during your tenure!"

January 23, 2019: Jane Ashen Turkewitz posted on LinkedIn


Great ex. of how to reach out to a recruiter:

I wanted to reconnect with you... A brief profile summary:
* Role—SVP/VP/GM - in digital strategy, product, and/or customer experience
* Industries—B2B, publishing and e-com
* Location—NY metro
* Comp— broadly seeking $x all in.

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