Jack Cage


Jack H. Cage, Ph.D., is president of Cage Talent (CageTalent.com), an executive recruiting and management consulting firm, and Premier Profiling (PremierProfiling.com), which offers customized, multi-component solutions to talent challenges pre- and post-hire. Jack is the coauthor of HR’s Seat at the Table: How to Lead the Conversations and Deliver the Talent That Drives Strategic Results.

A graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, Jack served in the US Army for 22 years: as a commander of infantry units; a special assistant to the Army’s senior leadership, advising White House/National Security Council, congressional, and Pentagon staffs; and as a CIO overseeing large-scale technology migrations. He returned to West Point as an associate professor to teach psychology, leadership, and research methods. A recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, and three Legions of Merit, Jack was an Airborne/Ranger infantryman who retired as a colonel.

Jack created Antigua Partners, Inc., and Cage Talent with his wife, Laura Larson, in 2007 and Premier Profiling in 2011. Together they conduct talent-centric work (search, pre-hire assessment, individual/team evaluation and development, management consulting) for both business and nonprofit organizations, as well as for high-net-worth families in the United States. They also design and implement customized programs centered on workplace effectiveness, selection and hiring best practices, and leadership, for the City of New York, the US State Department, and Chinese CEOs visiting the United States.

Jack holds a master’s in social psychology and a doctorate in organizational psychology, both from Columbia University. Upon retirement from the US Army in 1997, he moved to New York City, where he worked as a senior client partner for 10 years in executive search at the two largest publically traded search firms, Heidrick & Struggles and Korn/Ferry International. At these firms, he specialized in advanced technology and financial services searches, placing senior executives at, among many others, American Express, Cisco, JPMorgan Chase, McGraw-Hill, Visa, and Wells Fargo.

Jack is on the board of the Pat Tillman Foundation. He also does extensive pro bono coaching to veterans transitioning to civilian life.