About Us

The Power of Talent

The Talent Cluster are a global consultancy specialising in the food industry across the following key sectors: aquaculture, seafood and agriculture. With a unique 360° service offering as Executive Search, Search&Selection, Staffing, outsourcing and employer marketing services we are building on our position as the preferred partner for human resources in our specific sectors. 

Our Strategy

The Talent Cluster strategy is to expand and diversify the business into the whole food industry sectors, professional disciplines, geography and level of focus, with the objective of being the leading specialist recruitment consultancy enabling organisations access to talent and ensuring the future employability of people in each of our chosen markets.

For over 15 years we have been partnering with clients in aquaculture and seafood industry across the world, helping them unlock the power of individual and team talent.

Our ambition is to be an organisation that champions equality, diversity and inclusion in every market, sector, and geography we work in. We believe that is the key to success.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.

We are committed to making the world – both the professional world and the world at large – a better place. That’s why our commitment is absolutely fundamental to our culture, what we value, and who we are.

The Talent Cluster changes lives for people by creating opportunities to reach potential.

The Talent Cluster across all brands now employs over 310 people in 5 countries and reported a turnover of over $14.5m in 2020. The three core The Talent Cluster brands are made up of specialised recruitment, staffing and branding teams that operate across 5 sectors with the aquaculture, seafood and agriculture industries. AquacultureTalent is the executive search division of The Talent Cluster specialising in search, selection and talent management of senior professionals on a permanent or interim basis. The DB Partner specialise in the staffing solution and recruitment of temporary, contract and permanent roles within the seafood production sector. We Are Aquaculture is the marketing and employer branding solution for customers across the 5 sectors we operate in. AgricultureTalent harnesses the power of the AquacultureTalent brand and offers a recruitment solution for the agriculture industry to help grow client businesses.

A lot has changed since Jon Botn Jørgensen established J.B.J Holding what today is The Talent Cluster and continues to grow and evolve in order to deliver in the seafood, aquaculture and food sector, market knowledge and a consultative approach to recruitment. The one thing that remains unchanged after over a decade is The Talent Group commitment to our specilised sectors and to the professional success of its clients, candidates and employees.

Executive Team

Jon Bøtn Jørgensen

Adm. Dir - Din Bemannings Partner
Co-founder - AquacultureTalent

Cristian L. Popa Aved

CEO/ Co - founder AquacultureTalent
CEO - WeAreAquaculture

Bjørn H. Nikolaisen

CFO - Din Bemannings Partner / AquacultureTalent
Global Offices
Countries we operate in
Staffing & Recruitment Experience
Specific Food Sectors


What we are best at

Our main brands

Our main three international brands, serving the aquaculture and seafood industry all centred around unlocking the power of talent.


AquacultureTalent establishes corporate recruitment services contract with American Aquafarms in Maine, US.

AquacultureTalent establishes a new subsidiary in Perpignan, France. New senior and specialised staff in HR joins our team.

The Talent Cluster is rebranded with three core brands: DB Partner, AquacultureTalent, We Are Aquaculture.

Our new brand AgricultureTalent is established and prepared to be launched.


Increased focus on health and wellbeing and working flexibly, to support our employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continued to protect and invest in our business platform to take advantage of the recovery.

Despite global pandemic achieved growth in profit.


AquacultureTalent establishes a subsidiary company in Sacramento, California, USA and a new senior recruiter joins our team.

DB Partner establishes new office in Trondheim.

We Are Aquaculture brand it is established. An innovative and fresh editorial: We Are Aquaculture is dedicated to CEOs, HR directors and managers, business leaders, and specialists in aquaculture, seafood, and fisheries.


AquacultureTalent establishes in South America, Venezuela new office and new staff joins our team.


DB Partner won the main supplier agreement in staffing with the world’s largest salmon farming company MARINE HARVEST NORWAY.

AquacultureTalent establishes a new office in Spain.

AquacultureTalent gets nominated as one of three top finalists at ReSI Awards in Las Vegas.

AquacultureTalent acquires Aquaculture Recruitment.


DB Partner establishes new office Alta In Norway.

The Talent Cluster new brand AquacultureTalent it is established, to focus on recruitments and executive search on the global market.


DB Partner establishes new offices in Hitra, Harstad and Alta In Norway.

DB Partner establishes in September 2014, a subsidiary company in Scotland, DB PARTNER HJALTLAND.


DB Partner has established a separate department for recruitment to permanent positions, managers and specialists specifically in the seafood industry.

DB Partner has selected three consultants to work specifically with the shareholder companies in Norsk Kjøtthandel.

DB Partner has been awarded the Gazelle Company Award In Norway.


DB Partner has been awarded the Gazelle Company Award In Norway.


DB Partner The first website is launched and implement recruitment database.

Operations in Norway continue to expand with offices opening in: Hitra, Eggesbønes, Herøy I Nordland.


The Talent Cluster is established as a holding company.

DB Partner established a partnership to provide staffing services with Marine Harvest biggest salmon producer.

The beginning

Din BemanningsPartner (DB Partner) was founded in Trondheim by Jon Botn Jørgensen , providing staffing services for seafood companies in Norway.

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