Cole Widney

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Practice: Sales & Marketing
Location: Dallas, TX

It is okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them and pass your knowledge on to others so they can avoid making the same mistakes. This mentality is a driving force behind Cole Widney’s recruiting practice and has allowed him to have a long track record of success.

Cole began his career in restaurant management where he spent the majority of his 20-year tenure with Maggiano’s Little Italy as General Manager and Managing Partner. He then transitioned to recruiting in 2011 where he channeled his experience and expertise into hospitality recruiting with Goodwin Hospitality. While there, he quickly moved into a leadership position as a Regional Development Manager and was awarded Partner of the Year.

In 2018, Cole joined Lucas Group as a Senior Executive Search Consultant in the Sales & Marketing practice group. He sources high-level sales & marketing talent for a wide range of exceptional employers throughout the Dallas metro. In his role, Cole enjoys the excitement of the hunt while helping companies build their leadership teams and assisting candidates to make positive changes in their career paths. He strives to work above and beyond to make strategic matches that benefit both his clients and candidates. Results-oriented and tenacious, Cole works to help his clients build successful teams that they would not have been able to form without his guidance.

Still passionate about food, Cole enjoys cooking and dining at unique restaurants. He is also an avid sailor and enjoys traveling as well as spending time with his wife, Marcela, and son, Noah. Cole holds a master’s in Hospitality Management from the University of Houston and a B.A. in Business Administration from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.