About Us

At Baker Montgomery, we are a partnership which recognizes and appreciates the trust placed in us as talent acquisition professionals. We know the significant impact we have on our clients’ businesses and on the lives and careers of our candidates. Our firm is committed to and invested in the long-term relationships we develop. Above all, we create real and lasting value for our clients and candidates.

Sharon Baker

Sharon founded Baker Montgomery in 1994 during the first wave of the digital technology disruption.


Sharon brings over 20 years of executive search experience in the professional services and technology sector. Her primary focus is on game changing leadership-level roles. Sharon’s client focus includes Management Consulting, Advisory, Outsourcing, as well as, entrepreneurial ventures backed by private equity investors.   In Sharon’s early career, she was both a financial analyst and in a sales role with Martin Marietta.


Sharon brings a committed approach to executive-level candidate acquisition with a clear and focused emphasis on communications, career planning and long-term relationships.


When she is not recruiting or actively engaged on the phone, Sharon enjoys travel, theater, exploring new and different dining experiences, and is an executive board member of Face the Future Foundation.



Jeff Harms

Jeff specializes in senior-level recruitment for executives in professional services, industry leading corporations and growth-stage, private equity backed companies.  With broad industry experience, Jeff has worked cross-functionally in the areas of corporate strategy, operations, technology, CFO Advisory, and human capital.


With a strong affinity for helping clients attain the right talent for their teams, Jeff focuses on the intersection of client need and candidate career objectives.  His belief in understanding his client’s culture and drivers for growth enables him to match world-class executives that quickly integrate and drive growth for years to follow.


In addition to Jeff’s time with Baker Montgomery, he has extensive experience leading internal recruiting teams in some of the most prominent professional services firms in the marketplace, including Deloitte, Strategy& and DiamondCluster International.


Jeff completed his undergraduate degree at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and holds a BS degree in Computer Information Systems and Marketing.


In his spare time, Jeff enjoys good wine, the Chicago restaurant scene, traveling and spending as much time as possible out on Lake Michigan in the summer.


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