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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

Managing Director

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

Managing Director

Mr. Lamar has conducted numerous executive search assignments across multiple industries worldwide. He has recruited executives for a wide range of companies, from emerging growth companies to Fortune 100 corporations, with a particular focus on the energy, professional services, and not-for-profit sectors.

Mr. Lamar leads The Alexander Group's Professional Services Practice. He is a leading recruiter of global, Am Law 100, and rapidly expanding law firm operational and administrative executives.
 


BETH EHRGOTT

Managing Director

Ms. Ehrgott, Head of our Global Life Sciences Practice, brings more than 30 years of both global and national business development and executive search expertise to The Alexander Group. She has conducted searches for top research and development, medical, commercial, finance, business development, tech ops, information technology, legal, compliance, diversity and inclusion, and human resources talent for Fortune 500 companies as well as emerging growth clients across all industries including pharmaceutical, generics, biotech, medical device, consumer package goods, manufacturing, non-profit, retail, investment banking, financial services and professional services consulting firms.


GAYETTE L. EICHER

Director of Finance and Administration

Ms. 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, she was with Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, a local CPA firm.

KATELYN A. GRIFFITH

Associate

Katelyn Griffith is an Associate with The Alexander Group’s San Diego office. Ms. Griffith began her executive search career with The Newport Group in the Commercial Construction sector. Prior to joining The Alexander Group, Ms. Griffith worked in the hospitality industry where she honed her networking and communication skills. Ms. Griffith earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from San Diego State University. 





DAVID P. HALLAHAN

Director

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.


SUSAN HUNT

Director of Marketing & Communications

Ms. Hunt is a writer and marketer with 20 years of experience in corporate communications and marketing. Prior to joining The Alexander Group, Ms. Hunt spent six years in Lagos, Nigeria, where she held various positions with an internationally led fundraising organization, including chair of the marketing committee and culminating in her position as chairperson. Before that, she served as Director of Marketing for the accident and health insurance product line at AIG American General.

JAMES W. IRVINE

Senior Associate

Mr. Irvine has led executive searches for a diverse range of clients, including professional services firms, global life sciences corporations, and leading international law firms both in the US and abroad. 

JEAN LENZNER

Managing Director

Ms. Lenzner is a veteran of the recruiting industry with more than 30 years of experience in recruiting, professional development, training, diversity and retention. Prior to returning to The Alexander Group—which she co-founded and where she served as Partner for 10 years—Ms. Lenzner was Director of Professional Resources for Bracewell LLP. There, she oversaw recruiting and retention for the 400-attorney global law firm. Previously, she was Director of Experienced Recruiting for Arthur Andersen LLP.

WILLIAM V. LEPIESZA

Director

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.


JOHN M. MANN

Managing Director, Alex & Red

Mr. Mann is Managing Director for Alex & Red, our mid-management search firm, and has conducted numerous search assignments for clients across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.


SARAH J. MITCHELL

Director

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.


KYLE ROBINSON

Senior Research Associate

Mr. Robinson has more than a decade of research experience both in the executive search industry and the not-for-profit field. His searches at The Alexander Group focus primarily on the legal industry, having worked on assignments for senior finance, marketing, communications, human resources, and business development roles with top global law firms. 

ALLISON ROBINSON

Consultant

Ms. Robinson is a consultant in the Houston office.  Here, she utilizes her years of research, communication, and programmatic management experience in higher education to identify top-tier talent for our not-for-profit clients.  Ms. Robinson earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in history from the University of Houston, Master of Arts degree from Texas State University, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University Texas.