Hobbs & Towne, Inc. and True have joined forces
True acquired HTI to form a new Climate Tech practice at a critical time for the future of our planet.Learn more
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Markets We Serve.
AgTech innovators develop ways to sustainably reduce waste, eliminate harmful chemicals and pesticides, and improve supply chain efficiency of crops and livestock.
AI/Robotics/ Data Science
Allows us to augment the work that humans do, improve operations and public safety, adapt energy consumption, and predict and limit the impacts of climate change.
Reinventing modern life and completely restructuring entire industries to decarbonize the planet and decrease oil, coal, and gas use by 2050.
Consumer Goods & Foodtech
Consumers are demanding access to better-for-you food and beverage products that are healthier, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Global energy consumption is ever-increasing, and industry disruptors are leading the way to a cleaner, more sustainable future.
Investors drive innovation. That progress allows dreams, concepts, and ideas to become reality and change our world.
Increased consumer demand for affordable, convenient, and environmentally-friendly transportation has led to unprecedented innovation in how we move.
HTI's Key Moments.
1997: Hobbs & Towne, Inc. founded by Andy Towne and Bobby Hobbs
2000: Strategic decision to focus in energy technology, with emphasis on emerging green energy
2001: HTI signed by the Board of Clean Air Power to conduct its 1st CEO search
2005: HTI began work with Khosla Ventures to build out the teams of several of its biofuels portfolio companies
2006: HTI opened first satellite office in Palo Alto, CA
2007: HTI expanded Partnership
2009: HTI commits to broadening sustainability focus, expanding outside of energy to Agriculture, Food, Mobility & Water
2010: CEO placement by HTI leads Unirac through successful exit, netting 16x return for Global Environment Fund
2011: HTI meets early plant-based food founders and help build the teams who commercialize Impossible Foods and Just
2012: Kleiner Perkins retains HTI as an outsourced partner for fund and portfolio companies
2013: HTI signed to conduct 1st AgTech CEO search at Agrivida
2015: HTI formalizes Advisory Services Practice, offering M&A and financing advisory, leadership assessment, exec coaching & interim management
2019: HTI partnership defines inspiration, diversification, mission & growth commitment for the firm
2020: BlackRock announces commitment to ESG investment globally and closes deal on SOURCE Global where HTI has closed more than a dozen executive searches
2021: True acquires HTI as its new Climate Tech practice
A Perfect Fit.
True has acquired Hobbs & Towne, Inc. to create a new Climate Tech practice. True is an innovative, rapidly-expanding global executive search firm – and we couldn’t be a better fit.
Both HTI and True are people-focused, future-facing, and committed to and passionate about mission-driven work. As part of True’s Climate Tech practice, HTI will continue to serve our clients, now with an even greater range of capabilities. HTI’s decades of expertise are now complemented by True’s global candidate network and a variety of products and services to bring executive talent to game-changing companies through various phases of growth.
The possibilities and opportunities are endless.Learn more
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