True acquires climate tech recruiting leader Hobbs & Towne Inc.

True, a Haddonfield-based platform of talent management products and services, on Tuesday said it acquired climate technology and sustainability executive search firm Hobbs & Towne Inc.

“The climate tech space is a perfect example of the disruptive areas True thrives in. HTI has set the industry standard for placing leaders at cutting-edge tech companies that are crucial to building a better world,” said Brad Stadler, True co-CEO and co-founder. “True’s Climate Tech practice is new, but will be powered by experts with decades of experience. We are thrilled to complement that expertise with our global candidate network and a variety of products and services to bring executive talent to game-changing companies through various phases of growth.”

Led by founders Andrew “Andy” Towne and Robert “Bobby” Hobbs, HTI will continue to serve its mission-driven companies and provide an even greater range of capabilities as True’s new Climate Tech practice.

HTI was founded in 1997 and specializes in the greening of all industries with focuses on energy, mobility, food, agriculture and water. HTI has worked with more than 600 companies, including climate intelligence company Cervest; plant-based meat substitute business Impossible Foods; and Proterra, an electric vehicle technology manufacturer.

True and HTI have joined forces to solidify True as the firm to turn to for environmental, social and governance, sustainability and climate technology recruiting. HTI’s team of more than 30 recruiters and employees will now be a part of the True team and continue to work from their locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, Philadelphia and London.

“Bobby and I pioneered sustainability recruiting and have seen it evolve from a niche idea to a global necessity. Joining forces with True allows us to make an even bigger impact at the most exciting moment ever for green technology and sustainability. The possibilities are endless,” Towne said.