About Marni Hockenberg

An award winning, thirty-year veteran of the executive search industry, and a master networker with a sterling reputation, Marni Hockenberg is recognized as one of Minnesota Business Magazine’s (Real) Power 50.




Principal and Founder, Hockenberg Search
Executive Career Transition, Job Search Coaching, Corporate Outplacement
10201 Wayzata Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55305
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Marni transforms career aspirations into rapid action plans and real results.

Marni’s clients benefit from her on-the-ground knowledge of the executive employment landscape. More importantly, they value her frank, supportive one-on-one coaching style. She guides each client through a highly individualized process – from sorting through what can seem like conflicting priorities, overcoming blind spots, and identifying their own, true leadership goals – to rebranding themselves, pursuing those goals through multi-faceted marketing plans, and of course, advancing their careers.

But Marni also knows it’s tough to reach your goals if you can’t reach the right decision makers.

Known as a networking powerhouse with a gift for connecting with people, Marni thrives on creating meaningful connections between people. Marni’s clients gain instant access to key business leaders through her strategic introductions and personal endorsements. In 2016, Minnesota Business magazine named her one of the “Real Power 50” power players of the business community. She is deeply committed to building strong professional networking communities and has founded several, long running, highly successful Professional Networking groups.

Marni’s vast network is your speed lane to the right interviews with the right people.

A national expert on hiring and employment topics.

Marni is a sought after keynote speaker, facilitator, panel moderator, panelist and expert commentator. She has been featured in local and national media, including Minnesota Business magazine, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, Manufacturers Alliance, Women in Manufacturing Summit, WCCO TV News, KARE 11 News, Twin Cities Fox 9 News, StaffingTalk.com, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Examiner.com, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Saavy.mn, Monster.com, and Upsize magazine.

An unparalleled track record.

Prior to founding Hockenberg Search, Marni was founder and principal of the highly successful Retained Executive Search firm, Hockenberg Search since 2009 and, before that, was founder and principal of the Retained Executive Search firm The Hiring Experts. Marni earned a B.S in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Iowa. She is certified by the Adler Group in Performance-based Hiring. Her current and previous board positions include Human Resource Professionals of MN, Minnesota Recruiting & Staffing Association, and the American Israel Chamber of Commerce of MN. She is also the coleader of the C group, a job transitioning networking group for C-suite executives. 

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