Meet Marni

Marni Hockenberg

Principal/Founder of Hockenberg Search

Career Transition and Job Search Coach

10653 Wayzata Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55305
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As a former Retained Executive Search professional and founder of Minneapolis, MN based Hockenberg Search, Marni Hockenberg has a proven track record of providing focused, personalized Career Transition Coaching and Job Search search services to Executives since 2002. Prior to that, she was a top recruitment and business development professional at Firstaff, a premier Twin Cities staffing company for 15 years.

Marni provides one-on-one personalized career and job search coaching to select clients. Her clients benefit from her ‘on the ground’ knowledge of the employment market, decades of preparing candidates to land the right job with an excellent offer and golden introductions to other key business leaders.

Marni is well-networked in the Twin Cities business community and in 2016 she was awarded ‘The Real Power 50’ power players of the business community by the Minnesota Business Magazine.

Marni believes that ‘your network is your networth’ and has formed three networking groups for the manufacturing community. In 2012, Marni founded the Minnesota Manufacturing Executives group which provides quarterly educational programs and networking events for its 700+ members. Gears & Gadgets is an exclusive quarterly event for Minnesota manufacturing business owners and currently employed leaders to discuss industry trends and develop synergistic connections.  MAX IT is a group formed for manufacturing leaders in job transition to network and attend programs designed to provide relevant job search information. In 2013, Marni co-founded the MN Women Leading Manufacturing Collaborative for female manufacturing leaders to build a supportive network and attend programming for personal and career development.

As a national speaker, she is sought out as a key-note, facilitator, panel moderator, panelist and expert commentator on hiring and employment-related issues. Recent expert commentary includes Minnesota Business Magazine, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, Manufacturers Alliance; Women in Manufacturing Summit; WCCO TV News, KARE 11 News; Twin Cities Fox 9 News, Staffing, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal,, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday,,, and Upsize Magazine.

Marni earned a B.S in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Iowa. She is an Adler Group Certified Performance-based Hiring Recruiter. Her current and previous board positions include Human Resource Professionals of MN, Minnesota Recruiting & Staffing Association, & American Israel Chamber of Commerce of MN.