who we are

Executive Search

Watts Recruiting is a boutique search firm located in beautiful Seattle, Washington. The firm was founded by Graham Watts, an executive recruiter with a long history of placing key technical leaders with some of the most disruptive companies in the world.

Our clients range from venture-funded startups to Fortune 500 leaders.

Done Right

Since starting the business over 10 years ago, we set out to do something different. Our goal never has been to become the biggest name in search, only the best. We take great care in making sure that every engagement is successful and that our clients have an amazing experience.

If you want to work with search professionals who care about your mission and long term success, let’s talk.

We Keep It Simple

Our pricing is flat, predictable and consistent for every client. No percentage based fees, no hidden penalties, no surprises. 

We Move Quickly

You have an urgent need to hire, why shouldn’t your search partner? In most cases, we’ll have completed research and be talking to candidates within one week of the kickoff meeting.

We're Adaptable

Need to change the target requirements mid-search? No problem. Sometimes needs change and you shouldn’t be punished with “reset” or cancellation fees. We’ll help you hone in on what’s important and adjust the search profile, free of charge. 

We're Thorough

High quality, accurate research is key to any successful search, which is why we invest so much time into learning our client’s market. We guarantee complete market coverage for all of our engagements – if your ideal candidate exists, we’ll find them.

Our approach

High speed, low drag

Our goal is to provide outstanding, expedited search services that delight our clients and help their business grow. With over ten years of experience recruiting executive leadership, we’ve got this down to a science. 

Everything we do is optimized for efficiency and speed while maintaining high quality output.

Need to hire an engineering leader?

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