About The Hired Guns
The Hired Guns was founded in early 2000. Corporate America was in the midst of extreme disruption: as big companies everywhere began slimming down and streamlining, many strategic, talented folks found their jobs being outsourced, commoditized, and in some cases eliminated altogether.
But for the creative class, this unsettled time ushered in a whole new era of entrepreneurship and individualism. It was a scary trend for many, but for us it was just the motivation we needed. Borrowing from the only model that made sense, we started our talent agency in the mold of Hollywood-style representation. By hand-picking our talent, growing with them over time and helping them to manage their evolving careers, we were able to build some real blockbusters for the clients who came to us for talent.
Today, many of those game-changers have left the corporate studio system behind for good. They’ve learned how to work individually or start their own companies so that they can continue to work their magic, on their own terms. We’re helping the creative class expand their potential beyond the 9-to-5, bringing their expertise to companies in unexpected and exciting ways – like a micro-engagement or the Hired Guns Think Tank – and helping them guide their careers through transitions from freelance gigs to fulltime jobs and back again.
We’ve built The Hired Guns not just for our talent but right along with them. It really doesn’t get any more rewarding than that. Our Guns are excited to have their time and expertise fully optimized, and our clients are making the most of access to amazing talent – where and when they need it. And together, we’re getting big things done.
About the Top Gun – Allison Hemming
Allison Hemming is the founder and president of The Hired Guns, a new kind of talent agency representing the best of the digital creative class. Creator of the dotcom-meltdown-era Pink Slip Parties, author of “Work It!” and a work-style visionary, Hemming evangelizes on career topics ranging from personal branding to utilizing flexible talent in building the companies of the future.
A recognized authority in career management, Hemming has been regularly featured in The New York Times, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Newsday, CNN, CNBC, Good Morning America, NPR, PBS and many other media outlets.
To book an interview with Allison Hemming, email press(at)thehiredguns.com.