Kristen Watson

Managing Partner

Practice: Sales & Marketing
Location: Dallas, TX

The best thing a successful recruiter can do is to be an influencer of the hiring process. Understanding that recruiting is not about the placement, but rather about the long-term relationship, Kristen Watson strives to make ideal matches between her candidates and clients that yield mutually-beneficial success.

Kristen joined Lucas Group in 2017 as a Managing Partner in the Sales & Marketing practice group. In her role, she sources high-performing sales & marketing talent for a wide range of mid-tier to Fortune 500 corporations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as manages a growing team of recruiters. Responsive and honest, Kristen dives deep to understand her clients’ goals and helps them achieve those goals by placing top talent within their organizations who can drive strategies and execute plans. Knowing that each candidate brings unique skills, experiences and mindsets to the table, she tries to ease the pain of two parties by placing a candidate with the ideal hiring manager.

Kristen’s experience in the human capital industry spans back to 1996. From 1996-2008, she specialized in placing executives across all disciplines of marketing ranging from product development and product marketing to marketing communications, public relations and brand marketing. She later was the COO of a boutique search firm in downtown Dallas where she also ran a book of business as a top producer for the company. While there, Kristen deployed the latest recruiting technologies and methodologies in the market to elevate the firm from a recruiter firm placing only support roles to a firm successful in the placement of manager and executive suite positions.

Away from the office, Kristen can be found watching Louisiana State University athletics, traveling or indulging in her guilty pleasure of watching crime shows. She holds a B.A. in Advertising and Marketing from Southern Methodist University; she also has an executive coaching certificate from Texas Christian University.