As Vice President of Executive Search at Lee Group Search, Wes Ashworth specializes in partnering with companies to find the talent they need to grow and scale their business operations.
Wes leads executive recruitment and placement for companies both across the United States and throughout southeastern and central Virginia. He joined the company in 2014 as an Executive Search Consultant and was promoted to his current position in April 2020.
While his specialty nationwide is working in the plastics and packaging industry, Wes has experience that spans varied industries, having worked closest with clients and candidates in manufacturing, logistics and distribution.
A member of The Pinnacle Society, the elite consortium of the top 80 industry-leading recruiters in North America, Wes continues to find success through his strong belief in doing the right thing, caring about people and fostering close relationships with both the company and the candidate.
His proven process to align talent to grow businesses starts with taking the time to deeply understand what a business needs, the culture they’ve created for their team members and what type of candidate will help them grow. It stretches into getting that same level of understanding from the candidate. This work goes beyond a traditional meet and greet or interview. It’s more than a job description and more than a resume.
For Wes, getting the perfect fit is the name of the game. Finding the candidate that fits the company and the company that fits the candidate are both critical. Only with a carefully evaluated fit will a candidate be positioned for success and find fulfillment from their job. In turn, companies benefit from an engaged employee who is a top performer over the long term.
Wes’ laser focus on fit and long-term success has served him well. Recalling a client who turned to Lee Group Search with a job opening that several other agencies could not fill after more than six months of searching for candidates, Wes took the time to learn about the company and get up to speed on the nuances of the specific job requirements and culture of the organization. Within a few weeks, he was able to fill the position with the right candidate who went on to be successful with the company. Today, Wes counts the company as one of his most loyal clients.
When he’s not matching candidates with positions, Wes enjoys spending quality time with his family and being around the water – piloting his kayak, catching a fish, or simply relaxing at the beach.