The Hawkins Company, Inc., an African American owned and operated executive search firm, recently announced the promotion of Ms. Brett Byers to Executive Vice President. She will continue to provide executive search services to clients in the corporate, government, non-profits, and education sectors.
“Brett is a proven leader who has the experience and the track record to prove it,” said President and CEO Bill Hawkins. “Her broad understanding of the firm, from having worked in various capacities, has made her a key asset for the senior leadership team. The Board of Directors and I are confident that Brett will execute the firm’s strategies and provide more value to our clients.”
Ms. Byers joined the firm in 2010 as a search consultant and was subsequently promoted to managing director. Ms. Byers has been instrumental in leading some of the firm’s most important search engagements and is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences and workshops nationally. She has been a key contributor to new city administrations with recent placements of several executive team members for the cities of Oakland, Berkeley and Santa Monica. She has also led the expansion of the firm’s practice into the New Orleans and Detroit markets.
“I am honored to serve as the Executive Vice President for The Hawkins Company,” said Ms. Byers. “I believe in the firm’s values and the direction that it is heading. I am committed to the strategies, team and look forward to the opportunity to drive growth and performance.”
Before joining The Hawkins Company, Ms. Byers worked at Adecco, an international staffing company. She began her career with INROADS. Brett Byers received a bachelor’s degree from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. She is a graduate of the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute and an active member of various professional and community based organizations.