Steve Godwin


Steve Godwin serves as partner based in the firm’s Charlotte office.

Steve is a seasoned executive search consultant of more than fifteen years, who specializes in serving companies in the industrial and business services markets. He works primarily with middle market companies ($50M to $2B in revenues), many of which are owned by private equity groups, recruiting C-level executives, board members, and functional leaders.

Steve’s practice spans multiple industries across the industrial sector, including heavy manufacturing and services, aerospace, chemicals, and electronics. He has conducted hundreds of searches since 1997, most of which is recurring business with existing clients, or referrals from such customers. Much of Steve’s work is conducted at the CEO, COO, and CFO positions, complemented by expertise in the Operations and Supply Chain Management functions. Steve was named a DHR International Top Producer in 2017.

Prior to joining DHR in January 2014, Steve founded and managed Godwin Search Group (GSG), an Atlanta based retained search firm. From 2003-2013, he expanded GSG based on an uncompromised level of service and commitment to middle market firms, and select Fortune 500 industrial clients. GSG merged with DHR in January 2014. Prior to GSG, Steve worked for Norman Broadbent International, a UK based search firm, for seven years, serving as Senior Vice President of its North American Practice.

Steve began his career with telecommunications service provider Cable & Wireless, PLC, where he was employed from 1989 until 1997. He served in roles of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as a Director of the company’s carrier and third-party distribution business. A graduate of Davidson College, Steve is married with two daughters and lives in Charlotte, NC.

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