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Watkins & Associates Executive Search Firm

Watkins & Associates is an executive search firm based in Houston, Texas. We specialize in the Banking, Accounting & Finance and Energy industries. Watkins was founded in 1975 and has earned a reputation for successfully identifying, recruiting and placing superior candidates with growing companies globally. Our tenured recruiters average over fifteen years of experience in direct hire recruiting and they have consistently placed high quality professionals in multiple disciplines.

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At Watkins our search approach includes:

Search Team Assignment

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.

Candidate Screening And Client Introduction

Potential candidates are thoroughly interviewed to understand their experience, capabilities, accomplishments, strengths, limitations, and ambitions. The identity of the client is kept confidential. The strongest candidates who meet the position requirements are selected for presentation. Following the client-candidate interview the leading candidates’ background and performance records are presented to our client.

Offer And Acceptance

Upon final selection of a qualified candidate by the client, we will provide specific information on acceptable compensation, employment start time frame and any other pertinent facts to effectively accomplish a successful hire by our clients. While final selection of the individual and the offer of employment are normally made by the client, we are prepared to assist in negotiations as needed to achieve a smooth acceptance by selected candidates

Watkins & Associates can provide career opportunities in multiple industries while helping growing companies identify, attract and hire great talent.