Robert Hawthorne – President

Robert Hawthorne

President

The client comes first. With over a decade of national and international search experience behind him, these are words that Robert puts into practice on a daily basis. For years, he has worked within several core industry markets, gaining a reputation for helping his clients fill the most difficult of search projects within tight timelines, while offering strategic insights into the employment markets within those industries.

Robert and his team were first onto the scene of local search, working with directories, online search engines, and data publishers who sought to take the search engine experience to the local marketplace. A frequent speaker at conferences on local search, Robert and his team have worked extensively in sales, business development, marketing, e-commerce, and on high level company leadership assignments.

In addition, Robert has worked for over a decade in the travel, and travel technology markets, working with leading industry suppliers, online technology providers and travel web sites across the globe.

Working with information based companies, both online and offline for many years, has provided Robert the confidence of industry difference makers who have no interest in putting their resumes out on public boards. He often works one on one with high level candidates who ensure that HES will provide the privacy and confidentiality they require.

He maintains relationships with key industry thought leaders like The Kelsey Group, Interactive Advertising Bureau, National Business Travel Association, Infocommerce Group, Association of Directory Publishers and Association of Directory Marketing, attending and contributing to notable industry functions.

Robert is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in English and also attended Northern Illinois University College of Law. When not working, he can be found competing in tennis, road races, golf, or playing competitive scrabble. He resides in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife Nikki, daughter Morgan and son Maxwell.

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Contact Robert

robert@hawthornesearch.com

910.777.5383

 

Our Team

Leadership Team

Robert Hawthorne
Michael Walter
Jill Pantano

Associates

Tina Kahler
Jenny Ciappa
Cathy Bagley
Mary Beth Dutko
Abby Gentry
Jonathan Thomas
Sean Meyers