James Hatheway, MBA
German-speaking business professional with 20+ years of success building relationships with clients and candidates, finding top talent, and matching the right people with the right positions. Business-savvy MBA with expertise recruiting in areas such as accounting & finance, banking, civil engineering, construction, electrical engineering, energy efficiency, IT, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, program management, semiconductors, and software engineering. Experienced in agency, contingency, and corporate recruiting. Multilingual: German (fluent), Spanish (proficient). (https://www.youtube.com/
Owner/Principal, JH Recruiting, LLC, Austin, TX 2009 – present
Provide recruiting, executive-search, and sourcing services for multiple disciplines including sales, marketing, program management, supply-chain management, energy efficiency, engineering, and IT, among others.
Senior Recruiter (contract), CLEAResult, May 2016 – Sep 2016
Sourced and recruited energy engineers and other energy-efficiency professionals. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in more than 80 cities in the U.S. and Canada, CLEAResult designs, markets, and implements energy-efficiency programs around the globe.
Recruiter (contract), NXP Semiconductors, Mar 2016 – May 2016
Performed sourcing and recruiting activities for business units including RF Power, Finance/Accounting, Industrial & Infrastructure, and Technology & Operations. As the world leader in connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP drives innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries.
Senior Recruiter, CLEAResult Consulting, Austin, TX Aug 2009 – Dec 2015
Performed full-cycle recruiting for energy-efficiency consulting firm with over 50 offices. Played key role in the firm’s 20-fold increase over 6 years, helping the company make the prestigious Inc. 500 list each of those years. Recruited numerous senior-engineer-, senior-manager-, director-, and VP-level hires. Represented CLEAResult in on-campus career fairs. Sourced, recruited, and hired students and new graduates for intern and entry-level positions. Reached out to colleges, universities, trade schools, and other educational institutions and faculty members to promote CLEAResult and hire graduates. Conducted 200+ technical interviews. Trained hiring managers on best practices. Found, qualified, and closed hundreds of candidates. Developed innovative strategies to seek out technical, sales, and management professionals. Performed in-depth research and implemented detailed sourcing tactics. Networked with tens of thousands of contacts to find niche candidates. Drove selection, negotiation, and offer process. Built qualified-candidate pipelines. Fostered win-win relationships. Hired candidates within tight timelines. Employed advanced techniques to engage passive candidates.
Senior Talent Recruiter, CH2M Hill, Austin, TX Jul 2007 – Jul 2009
Recruited talent for global engineering firm. Created passive-candidate strategies. Provided full-cycle recruiting in time-sensitive environment. Sourced, interviewed, and presented candidates for roles including civil engineer, structural engineer, construction manager, environmental database analyst, program manager, and GIS analyst.
Senior Staffing Specialist, Applied Materials, Austin, TX Mar 2006 – Jun 2007
Recruited for semiconductor-manufacturing positions including engineering manager, manufacturing engineer, and test engineer. Represented the company in on-campus hiring conferences and events at educational institutions. Generated high volume of qualified candidates under tight deadlines. Handled sensitive, confidential information with discretion. Created targeted campaigns. Conducted compensation analyses. Managed negotiations, offers, closing, and reporting. Handled immigration-related issues. Maintained well-ordered search documentation. Proactively communicated with business partners, advising them on interviewing and hiring processes. Represented company at numerous events.
Senior Recruiter, Manpower Professional, IBM Global Services, Austin, TX Nov 2005 – Mar 2006
Recruited server-consolidation, database-migration, software-development, and systems-administration professionals. Consulted with managers to understand critical needs. Created talent-pipeline strategies, managed candidate database, and analyzed recruiting metrics. Performed in-depth research to identify hard-to-find candidates. Employed methods including cold calling, referrals, networking, and Internet sourcing. Created targeted campaigns, composed customized questionnaires, developed eye-catching job postings, negotiated offer terms, and trained recruiters.
Senior Recruiter, Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX Sep 2000 – Nov 2005
Sourced candidates for circuit-design, marketing, sales-engineering, program-management, and software-engineering roles. Designed custom campaigns. Conducted on-campus recruiting events. Delivered training to recruiters and managers. Created candidate pipelines and hiring forecasts. Coordinated and managed recruiting events. Fostered strong relationships with clients and co-workers. Created and delivered competitive-intelligence presentations. Developed position profiles. Negotiated compensation packages. Monitored business environment for best practices, hiring trends, and technology updates. Provided outplacement services. Received “Bravo!” awards for outstanding performance. Examples of written feedback from work partners: “Great guy to work with; you can count on him.” “Quintessentially reliable.” “Sourcing quality is high – he raised the bar. A higher percentage of the candidates he generates are interviewed and hired. Strong with both back-end recruitment and front-end sourcing; he can easily switch between the two. Job knowledge is outstanding.” “I can say without hesitation that James is an exceptional talent. It continues to be my pleasure to work with him and have him as a trusted member of the team.” “A great Internet sourcer.” “Always puts the client first.”
Technical Recruiter, BPA Systems, Austin, TX Feb 2000 – Sep 2000
Recruited for VP and technical roles including product developers, Oracle practice managers, functional consultants, QA testers, system administrators, and software engineers. Worked with VP of Consulting to manage interview process. Consulted with hiring managers to clarify needs and set budget guidelines. Prepped and debriefed candidates and hiring managers. Crafted detailed job descriptions. Conducted technical interviews. Created hiring-activity shared database. Sourced candidates through Internet searches, cold calling, and networking. Created complex Boolean strings. Counseled hiring authorities and candidates throughout recruiting life cycle. Ensured excellent communication. Prepared and presented offers, negotiated compensation, and closed candidates. Helped create advertising strategy. Assisted in developing referral program. Dealt with immigration issues. Managed third-party relationships. Maintained excellent rapport with candidates and clients.
Technical Recruiter, COMSYS, Austin, TX Oct 1998 – Feb 2000
Placed IT professionals in areas such as client-server development, database administration, network administration, and project management. Employed techniques such as Internet sourcing, networking, and cold calling. Maintained excellent relationships with candidates and clients. Earned loyalty by conducting myself with integrity. Negotiated compensation. Designed candidate-tracking database. Coached candidates through interview process. Advised candidates on benefits. Helped manage candidate-relocation process. Generated job leads.
Senior Buyer, Siemens, Austin, TX Jan 1997 – Sep 1998
Communicated in German with German colleagues. Procured semiconductors used in telephony manufacturing. Managed cost reduction by coordinating cross functionally and working with suppliers to achieve lowest-cost solutions. Received Outstanding Achievement Award for exceeding cost-reduction goal and contributing to $6 million savings. Created quality and logistics agreements. Negotiated with vendors to reduce lead times, hold safety stock, and increase delivery flexibility, helping Siemens increase inventory turns and decrease holding costs. Collaborated with engineers and suppliers to develop new products. Developed database to manage ordering process. Procured alternate parts during shortages, keeping production lines running and saving $15,000 per hour on average. Determined supplier criteria and conducted supplier evaluations. Utilized MRP, EDI, and SAP inventory-management systems.
Product Marketing Analyst, Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, TX Jun 1995 – Dec 1996
Communicated daily, in German, with sales offices Germany. Served as liaison between European and in-house management/marketing/
Marketing Consultant, Banco General, Panama City, Republic of Panama Jul 1994 – Aug 1994
Created and implemented “Mystery Shopper” evaluation program in largest bank in Panama. Posed as customer, conducting “undercover” operations – entirely in Spanish – to evaluate customer-service performance of bank. Advised bank on ways to improve client relations. Performed all work in Spanish. Sought out and acquired position by marketing myself door-to-door.
English Instructor, Institut CEF, Linz, Austria Jul 1992 – Jun 1993
Developed 21-hour language-training curriculum. Presented course in German and English to international clientele. Instructed managers of Fortune-500 companies Philip Morris and Porsche, as well as managers from Austrian government.
Marketing Intern, PCD Polymere, Linz, Austria Jul 1992 – Sep 1992
Performed all work in German. Developed international sales reports. Translated marketing brochures. Assisted in creating promotional collateral for European trade show.
Intelligence Officer, U. S. Air Force, Wiesbaden, Germany; Kelly AFB, TX Nov 1985 – Jul 1991
Supervised 60 intelligence technicians. Led team to 1st place in mission support. Directed information security, compound security, and training. Managed operations of $25 million system. Received Dragon Slayer Award for outstanding service. Served as liaison to Joint Task Force Middle East in Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield. Supervised Navy intelligence analysts. Advised commanding admiral on national-security issues. Received commanding admiral’s promotion recommendation. Served as Deputy Program Manager for NATO program. Negotiated with NATO allies. Advised commander on German language. Authored national-security documents. Selected above 14 higher-ranking officers as mission briefer. Briefed senior officials on mission updates. Held Top Secret / SCI clearance.
MBA, Texas A&M University 1994
Concentration in International Business. Dual-master’s-degree exchange program.
Internationales Magisterium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Johannes Kepler Universität, Austria 1993
Wrote thesis in German. Conducted all presentations and course work in German.
BA, German, The University of Texas at Austin 1985
Vice President, Delta Phi Alpha German National Honor Society.
AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR), AIRS Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR)
John Vanderford – John was James’s client at CLEAResult
Having had the pleasure to engage with James several times over the years, I have found him to be the most professional and organized recruiter of the many I have met. He continually goes the “extra mile” in fact finding and detailing efforts. I would highly recommend engaging James for your recruiting needs.
Staci Livesay – Staci managed James at CLEAResult
James is one of the most diligent, concerned, and ethical recruiters I’ve had the pleasure to work with. His excellent sourcing skills, genuine concern for the candidate/company match, and desire to provide excellent service make him an exceptional recruiter. Hiring managers and candidates both truly enjoy working with James.
Jonathan Singel – Jonathan managed James at CLEAResult
James is an outstanding recruiter, always puts his clients and candidates first and is an extremely loyal/trustworthy team member. His work ethic and responsiveness is second to none. I highly recommend James to any company that needs a true professional that will immediately elevate their recruiting function.
Don Desjardins – Don worked directly with James at CLEAResult
I had the distinct pleasure of working with James as we sourced and recruited for the entire Midwest region at CLEAResult. James is a truly gifted recruiter who goes far beyond the norm when it comes to building relationships and a network of solid candidates within a given industry. In this day and age where everything has become highly automated James still adds the human element to recruiting. His attention to detail is exemplary and his ability to uncover that traditional “needle in a haystack” for a given talent is remarkable.
Margie Nienhaus PHR, ACIR, ECRE – Margie worked directly with James at CH2M HILL
James Hatheway is a true professional Recruiter and Sourcer! He builds strong relationships with clients and candidates and is a joy to work with. He delivers a multitude of qualified candidates, even for the most difficult to fill positions. He is a master of Boolean searches and is superior at name generation, using his cybersleuth skills to build amazing lists! I felt privileged to work with James and to learn from his expertise! I highly recommend James for your recruiting/sourcing needs – he will treat you with respect and honesty and complete his work with pride and professionalism.
Tracy McDonald – Tracy worked directly with James at CH2M HILL
I worked with James at CH2M Hill and I highly recommend James as a senior recruiter! He is a diligent and resourceful sourcing recruiter who knows how and where to find the hard-to-find candidates. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to finding the impossible. I would welcome an opportunity to work with James again!
Scott Smith – Scott worked directly with James at CH2M HILL
I have had the honor of working with James at two companies: Freescale Semiconductor and more recently CH2M HILL. At both companies James has been a very successful Recruiter and Sourcer. James is an out of the box thinker and has several strategies and techniques that sets him apart from other Recruiting Professionals. I would highly recommend James to any company.
Doug Whatley – Doug was with another company when working with James at CH2M HILL
Having known James for several years, I have found him to be one of the best: as a recruiter and talent in the HR field he knows his business; as a person he always takes the ‘high road’ in helping candidates and his colleagues with advice, networking and being a solid go-to-person for information!
Peter Cyr – Peter was James’s client at Applied Materials
James in an excellent resource when I am looking for professional assistance. He respects my needs and provides insight for my job research. He uses his knowledge and insight to help steer my efforts and has increased my job search effectiveness immensely. He always has contacts to share with me that I would otherwise never be able to access directly. He is the type of employee that is definitely an asset. James goes that extra mile and he makes people feel like someone is using all his resources and talents for their benefit. Thanks for all your help James.
Gina Lyles – Gina worked directly with James at Manpower Professional (IBM account)
James is a wonderful technical recruiter as well as being an excellent co-worker. He is diligent and conscientious and has an excellent understanding of technical lingo, technical requirements, technical skills, etc. I would relish an opportunity to work with James again. Not only is he a good listener and mentor but he is very good at maintaining his network. He is always respectful of others and is a true professional.
Paul Westmoreland – Paul managed James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor
James is an effective, relentless and faithful recruiter really who endears himself to candidates, co-workers and clients. He is a workhorse that adds a fresh & creative approach to search. His curiosity is contagious, and his insights invaluable. James is honest and sincere, ethical and he’s a delight to be around. I miss working with him and would work with him again if given the opportunity.
Charles Black – Charles worked directly with James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor
I had the privilege of working with James at Freescale and was impressed with his abilities. James was consistently focused on the needs of his clients and worked to find unique solutions to hiring challenges. As an accomplished member of the Freescale Team, James was relied on to find specific talent to meet client demands within specified time periods. James would be a valuable asset to any corporate or agency staffing organization.
Holly Berry – Holly worked directly with James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor
Having worked with James, I can honestly say that he has unbelievable drive, talent, and a personality that lifts and motivates all those around him to greater levels of success. He is a top-notch Recruiter with a depth of knowledge of the technical industry, extremely high integrity, and a true sense of service.
Derek Beatty – Derek worked with James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor
An unusually high number of the resumes sourced through James were for candidates both well-qualified for our work, and interested in our positions. The longer I worked with him, the better he was as he grew in understanding my specific staffing needs. As a hiring manager, I greatly appreciated the way James showed that he knew my time and attention were valuable.
Eileen Duignan-Woods, P.E. – Eileen was James’s client at Comsys
James is an exceptional recruiter for engineering and related technical work.
Tracy Patzke – Tracy worked directly with James at Siemens
James and I worked as colleagues at Siemens. During our employment together, I found James to be a man of integrity and the highest character who is able to gain and maintain the respect of people within all levels of the organizations for which he has served. James is very detailed and analytical, able to make sound business judgements to the betterment of the people and organizations that he represents.
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