William D. Hawkins

President/CEO & Founder

Bill Hawkins is President/CEO and Founder of The Hawkins Company, and has over thirty (30) years of executive search experience. During the course of his search career, Mr. Hawkins has conducted and/or participated in over 1,000 executive searches. He is an industry pioneer in diversity recruiting at senior corporate levels.

Prior to launching The Hawkins Company in 1984, Mr. Hawkins spent eight (8) years as a senior member of the world’s largest executive search firm, Korn Ferry International. Nurtured in this multi-specialty, multi-national search firm, Mr. Hawkins developed specialty-recruiting expertise in financial, real estate and entertainment.

Prior to his career in executive recruiting, Mr. Hawkins was Senior Vice President of the National Economic Management Association, a small business consulting firm concentrating on minority economic development. His previous experience includes banking and government service.