People come and go; but if you’re successful in executive recruiting, they always come back full circle. This cyclical nature of the industry can be exciting to see that you have helped people grow their careers and realize where there are now. Blake Larson understands this critical, long-term networking piece of recruiting and approaches his clients and candidates as partnerships and not transactional relationships.
Blake came to Lucas Group in 2019 as a Managing Partner in the information technology division. In his role, he manages a growing team of exceptional recruiters while also running a full desk. Working with high-caliber IT talent, he pairs them with leading employers ranging from mid-tier to Fortune 500 corporations. Blake genuinely enjoys getting to know people and understanding the drivers behind why they do what they do. His curiosity for and desire to help others leads to successful placements that benefit both his clients and candidates.
Prior to Lucas Group, Blake began his career in outside sales and later worked for a recruiting firm before getting into IT management sales, where he had a thriving, eight-year career. For the past few years, he did verticals for digital and creative services, a new practice group for his company, and he built the team to support the company’s customers. In just three years, he took the division from one person to a team of about 10. Blake’s desire to help customers solve business challenges and help IT talent advance their careers to achieve personal and professional goals is the driving force behind his career.
A graduate of University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Political Science, Blake enjoys spending time with his wife as well as cooking and supporting the Oklahoma alumni association.