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Watkins & Associates

Watkins & Associates specialize in difficult searches in multiple industries including Commercial and Investment Banking, Accounting, Energy Services, Engineering and Financial Services. Watkins & Associates has been recognized as a premier Retained and Contingency search firm earning a reputation for identifying, recruiting and placing elusive, high caliber talent with some of the most prestigious companies and financial institutions globally.

Our staff of recruiters and consultants have extensive experience with an average tenure of 15 years in the industry. This level of experience combined with a methodical approach to planning and execution, delivers success to both client companies and professionals seeking better career opportunities.

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Our Search Approach Includes


Upon obtaining key details such as experience level, special skills, education, personality profile, and management style, a search director and recruiting team is assigned to identify, recruit, and select specific candidates.


Our growing research base includes potential candidates in selected companies and targeted industries worldwide. Our recruiting approach is far superior to those found through traditional methods.


Potential candidates are thoroughly interviewed to understand their experience, capabilities, accomplishments, strengths, limitations, and ambitions.


As specialists in your industry, our staff is uniquely qualified to provide clients with recommendations regarding compensation plans. While final selection of the individual and the offer of employment are always made by the client, we are prepared to assist, as required, in any negotiations necessary to achieve offer/acceptance.
Watkins & Associates can provide career opportunities in multiple industries while helping growing companies identify, attract and hire great talent.


Areas of Expertise

Understanding of global talent markets and relocation considerations

Commercial, SBA, Investment Banking

Proven ability to source candidates globally

Accounting & Financial Services

Rigorous reference checks for candidate verification

Oil & Gas

Energy Services


Proven ability to source candidates in competitive markets

Supply Chain

Staff members of Watkins & Associates are carefully chosen for their knowledge of the industry, search experience and ability to effectively identify, evaluate and recruit high-level achievers. Learn More

Understanding of global talent markets and relocation considerations for executives


Watkins & Associates has been consistently recognized by the Houston Business Journal as a leader in Houston’s retained executive search firms.

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