Hire proven
startup operators

HG is a network of experienced early stage startup operators who you can hire for part-time roles, short-term contracts, and as senior advisors.

We match your role to a short-list of people in budget, available now, and with the skills you need. Beyond the match, our platform handles the paperwork and payments so you can get right to work.
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“I was told that finding someone with that profile would be impossible. Hello Generalist is nothing short of magic… fantastic for entrepreneurs.”

Zainab · Founder and CEO · Eat, Cook, Joy
Hired their first business hire on a contract · Early stage startup

Former founders. Early hires from iconic brands. CXOs. Pros across Growth, Ops, Finance, and more.

Everyone in our marketplace has 5+ years of experience and are pre-vetted with industry-leading interviews.
Hire your Operator

"Hello Generalist was exactly what we needed."

Abhi · Founder & CEO· Fleek
Found a Chief of Staff · Seed Stage Startup backed by YC and a16z

Grow your startup efficiently.

We're built for early stage teams who care about hiring the best, but aren't ready to hire full-time.

Scope your contract role, then we'll match you to a short-list of available, super qualified candidates, from former founders to early hires at brands you know and love. Review better-than-LinkedIn profiles with case studies and detailed data, then let our platform handle the contracts and payments.

Chief of Staff

The Chiefs of Staff in our marketplace come from some of the most successful startups, and have fundraises, exits, team re-orgs, product launches, and ops systems under their belt. Hire for support with special projects, your next fundraise, to get a trusted pair of hands during a major reorg, or any one of the hundreds of projects an excellent COS can own.

People & HR

Part-time help for L&D, recruitment, your people ops tech stack and more. Hire for People Ops leads, a temporary Recruiter, a HR Generalist, or even a Fractional Chief People Officer.

BizOps & Data

Hire a proven analytical doer to help define and measure success, from building dashboards and automations to data modeling to creating day-to-day process aligned to strategy.


Time to expand? Our marketplace is filled with leaders who have grown and scaled startups in industries from e-comm to B2B SaaS to restaurants, so you'll find the skills you need to help you scale. Get support from a strong sales rep or marketer, or level up your strategy with a Fractional CRO.


We help startups of all sizes get connected to proven finance leaders and doers. Discover an outsourced accountant to manage your books, a general Finance Lead to help with forecasting and analysis, or a fractional CFO to guide your longterm strategy.


Hire your first business generalist, someone to manage online-offline ops, Project Managers to own initiatives, and Ops leaders at various levels.

Fractional Executives

Part-time VPs and C-Suite leaders for Operations, People, Finance, and more. Fractional leaders work on your team part-time for 3-12 months to take your business to the next level — before you're ready to hire someone full time. Test the waters with a potential hire, and get immediate help instead of a slow search and onboarding.

gen·er·al·ist, noun — an expert learner who thrives in ambiguous situations

Think about the most talented people you know. They’re experts, excellent at what they do—but what makes them magical is their generalist mindset. Flexibility instead of rigidity. The world of work has fundamentally changed, and we believe generalists are uniquely capable of driving the work the future needs.
Read the Generalist Manifesto to See Why

How it works

1. Scope your role, and get matched to candidates who are the perfect fit


2. Review data-rich, curated candidate profiles, then interview who you want


3. We handle contracts, compliance, and payments so you can get right to work