Jessica Passman

Member Since 2021

Jessica Passman

Founder + Esquire + COO

Hunter + Esquire


Jessica is Founder of Hunter + Esquire, the retained executive search and human capital advisory firm specialized in the cannabis and psychedelics industries. Jessica is the architect of process and flow. And that’s crucial. The cannabis industry is uncharted territory—and Jessica brings order to the chaos. A self-professed “problem solver,” she thinks quick on her feet and isn’t afraid to step out of the box for solutions and strategies that help guide the firm’s day-to-day operations. Prior to launching the company, she worked as an associate attorney at several top law firms, and provided outside general counsel to numerous clients through her own law practice. Eventually, her passion for business led to her role as Chief Operating Officer and general counsel for a global networking organization exclusively for professional women executives and women business owners. In her role there, she wore many hats while creating the opportunity to evolve as both an entrepreneur and attorney. And if that sounds auspiciously perfect, you’re right. That's precisely what she brings to Hunter + Esquire. Outside of the office, you can find her at the nearest yoga or Pilates class or diving into the world of organics and sustainability. When people ask Jessica to describe herself, she doesn't hesitate to say that she’s analytical, passionate and open-minded, but also, a mom to two incredible boys.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Social Media


March 23rd, 2023

12 Tips for Women Looking to Find Success in Entrepreneurship

Being confident in who you are can go a long way toward ensuring your success.

March 17th, 2023

Understanding the Bigger Picture: How Leaders Can Impact Gender Inequality in Cannabis

Of course there's inequality in cannabis, but we're not looking at the bigger picture.

October 11th, 2022

11 Leaders Share Their Secrets to Retaining Top Talent as Workers Continue to Resign

The key to modern employee retention really isn’t a secret at all.

August 25th, 2022

12 Tips for Business Leaders Trying to Stay Positive During Tough Times

A leader’s mindset can make a huge difference in how well a business succeeds during times of uncertainty.


Hunter + Esquire

Founded in 2017 with the goal of helping industry-leading cannabis organizations break through the unique and complex challenges facing the industry, Hunter + Esquire offers a consultative approach to business strategy and executive recruitment. We believe in the “inch wide / mile deep” philosophy and offer our cannabis clients a tailored, white-glove service rooted in deep expertise and a world-class network. When you partner with Hunter + Esquire, you work with dedicated and experienced professionals who are committed to elevating and legitimizing the cannabis and psychedelics industries.


  • Executive Recruitment
  • Growth + Hiring Consulting
  • Executive Coaching