National Contract DirectorPractice: Accounting & Finance - Contract Solutions
Location: Houston, TX
Amanda Gladden came to Lucas Group in 2016 where she is a Senior Partner as well as a Branch Practice Manager for the Accounting & Finance Contract Solutions team in Houston. In her role, she leads her team of recruiters and business development professionals to find exceptional accounting and finance talent for a wide array of mid-tier to Fortune 500 corporations. With a passion for finding the right individuals for her clients, Amanda is a natural networker and loves putting together the pieces of the staffing puzzle. Customers for life is her motto; she believes in building relationships that last through honesty and integrity. A native of Houston, Amanda has built a large and expanding base of contacts in the area and is constantly in search of her next client or candidate.
Amanda’s career experience is in staffing, recruiting, business development, professional marketing communications and strategy management, technology trainer, procurement management and transportation operations management. Prior to Lucas Group, Amanda spent five years with SNI Companies. She first worked as a Business Development Manager and then moved into a Staffing Manager role working a full contract desk; she was later promoted to Senior Staffing Manager. During her tenure, she focused on contract solutions within the Staffing Now division, which specialized in administrative, human resources, marketing, procurement, and customer service roles. She has also worked in the transportation industry as a Client Relations Director and Operations Manager as well as in the healthcare industry working with a (GPO) Group Purchasing Organization. Amanda’s diverse experience and work history has prepared her to be a better business partner to her clients and a better manager to her team at Lucas Group.
Competitive by nature, Amanda went to college on a full golf and academic scholarship to Northwood University where she received dual degrees in Business Administration and Marketing. She also holds a PHR certification, which allows her be a more strategic partner to her clients. In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing golf, skiing, hiking, exercising, spending time with family, traveling, and continuing her education.