We are an exceptional team OF SEASONED PROFESSIONALS WITH SIGNIFICANT BUSINESS AND EXECUTIVE SEARCH EXPERIENCE. OUR DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS, BROAD INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE AND A COMMITMENT TO CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS ALLOW US TO IDENTIFY AND RECRUIT THE MOST QUALIFIED AND IMPACTFUL EXECUTIVES AND PROFESSIONALS FOR OUR CLIENTS.
JANE S HOWZE
As Managing Director and founder of The Alexander Group, Ms. Howze has more than 30 years experience in executive search. She has recruited executives worldwide in banking, energy, not for profit,technology, manufacturing, legal and professional services. She directs Board searches for the firm and is actively involved in the firm’s diversity practice. Ms. Howze is quoted frequently in major business publications, serves as a columnist for CultureMap and is the author of Best Practices for Executive Search Firms for the Inside the Minds book series.
JOHN C LAMAR
Mr. Lamar has recruited executives for public and private clients, ranging from emerging growth companies to Fortune 100 corporations with a particular focus on the energy, professional services, and not-for-profit sectors. He splits his time between the firm's Houston and New York offices overseeing executive search assignments throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. He is a contributing writer to CultureMap.
DirectorMr. Callahan brings over 15 years of Wall Street expertise to The Alexander Group. During his tenure in the finance industry, he gained experience in a variety of fields, including equity trading, emerging market debt, asset management, and investment banking. Earlier in his career, he worked as a financial planner. Mr. Callahan, who is fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish, plays a key role in the firm’s rapidly growing international practice. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.
BETH A EHRGOTT
Ms. Ehrgott brings 22 years of both global and national business development and executive search expertise to The Alexander Group. She has conducted searches for top human resources, research and development, finance, business development and licensing, legal, compliance, diversity and inclusion, and commercial talent for Fortune 500 companies as well as emerging growth clients across all industries including pharmaceutical, investment banking and financial services, consumer package goods, manufacturing, non-profit, retail and professional services consulting firms.
Director of Finance and AdministrationMs. Eicher brings more than 30 years of strategic finance and accounting experience to The Alexander Group. Most recently, Ms. Eicher served as Director of Accounting for Deep Water Cay Club and The High Lonesome Ranch, luxury hospitality retreats, where she directed all financial operations. Previously, she was Controller for Beck, Redden & Secrest, a Houston-based law firm. Before that, I was with Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, a local CPA firm.
DAVID P HALLAHAN
Mr. Hallahan leads Alexander Team Capital, the international division of The Alexander Group. As founder of Team Capital, Mr. Hallahan advises clients on their talent and leadership across multiple industries in EMEA, APAC, North America and Latin America. He has conducted searches at the CEO, VP and Managing Director levels for major corporate clients, emerging companies and has led high profile searches for board chairs and non-executive board members.
PAM E KUTNER
Ms. Kutner has over 20 years of accounting, operations, administrative and executive search experience. From 1999 until 2010, Ms. Kutner worked at The Alexander Group where she directed firm operations, knowledge management and candidate relations. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Kutner served as Executive Director of one of the nation’s largest reform synagogues and prior to 1999, Ms. Kutner was an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and held financial positions in the insurance and life science industries. Ms. Kutner returned to The Alexander Group in 2012 to direct the firm’s operations and financial searches.
WILLIAM V LEPIESZA
Mr. Lepiesza has managed executive searches for clients ranging from telecommunications startups to Fortune 500 energy corporations, including biopharmaceutical companies, international law firms, and major not-for-profit organizations.
Associate DirectorMr. Mitchell has nearly twenty years of experience in recruiting, hiring and training, and sales and staff management in international banking, executive search and international education. After four years with the firm's Houston office, Mr. Mitchell joined EF Education, a world leader in international education, cultural exchange and student and adult travel.
SARAH J MITCHELL
Ms. Mitchell has more than 15 years of recruiting experience, twelve of which have been with The Alexander Group in both the Houston and San Francisco offices. She has also worked in house as a recruiter for Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington, partnering with executives in finance, legal, and human resources to select and attract world class talent.
LORI R WEEKS
Director of Research
Ms. Weeks brings nearly 20 years of research experience for executive search firms. Prior to joining The Alexander Group, she held research roles for both boutique and global executive search firms including, Korn/Ferry International. Ms. Weeks brings significant experience in the power and utilities, oil and gas, industrial, life sciences, and consumer retail sectors, as well as experience in the legal sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Houston and an MBA with a Knowledge Management concentration from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon.