Bret Hamilton

Managing Partner

Practice: Information Technology
Location: Houston, TX

Success is the manifestation of Bret Hamilton’s beliefs, and his beliefs drive his actions which drive his results. With a track record of impeccable recruiting service as well as building successful companies and teams, Bret brings a unique perspective to his recruiting practice, leading to long-term, effective placements.

Bret came to Lucas Group in 2016 as a Senior Executive Search Consultant in the IT practice group. In his role, he sources high-level IT talent for a wide range of positions in mid-tier to Fortune 500 corporations throughout Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Focusing on broad spectrum Information Technology searches of all levels with specialties in IT Security and Software Development, Bret uses his background and knowledge to fill complex IT staffing needs. His capacity for and passion to understand people on a deeper level ensures he uncovers individuals’ true motivations in order to make strategic, mutually-beneficial matches. Likewise, his medical education and internships have allowed him to develop a strong research/sourcing acumen that sets him apart from his competitors.

Prior to Lucas Group, Bret spent two years doing full desk recruitment for Spencer Ogden. While there, he launched the Geoscience Permanent division in January 2014 and by end of year, that division did over $700k in revenue. A proven business development and recruitment professional, he has had notable successes cultivating strategic alliances with multibillion dollar global energy corporations to private equity-backed IT firms. Bret’s demonstrated ability to build and lead dynamic sales teams of 15+ professionals while leveraging unique talents to foster individual and overall business productivity helps drive his thriving recruiting practice at Lucas Group.

Competitive by nature, Bret is a skilled American trap/skeet shooter serving as the All-American team captain five years in a row. Originally from a small town of just 300 people, he holds a B.S. in Biology/Pre-med from the University of Missouri-Columbia.