Wes Ashworth, Vice President of Executive Search at Lee Group Search, specializes in partnering with renewable energy, packaging, and consumer goods companies across the United States to find top talent.
Wes Ashworth, Vice President of Executive Search at Lee Group Search, has established himself as a highly skilled professional in the realm of recruitment. With expertise in the renewable energy, packaging, and consumer goods industries, Wes Ashworth brings a unique understanding of each sector’s needs and challenges, enabling him to successfully contribute to the growth of the companies he partners with and match candidates with their ideal positions.
As a member of The Pinnacle Society, the elite group of the top 80 industry-leading recruiters in North America, Wes’ success stems from his unwavering belief in doing the right thing, caring about people, and cultivating close relationships with both companies and candidates. He understands that finding the perfect fit requires going beyond traditional interviews and resumes. It’s about deeply understanding a business’s needs, their culture, and the candidate’s aspirations.
Wes takes pride in his ability to secure long-term success for both parties by ensuring a meticulously evaluated fit. This laser focus on compatibility has led to numerous success stories, including one where Wes filled a position in just a few weeks that other agencies had been unable to fill for over six months. Today, that company remains one of his most loyal clients.
Outside of work, Wes enjoys spending quality time with his family and making the most of life by the water – whether kayaking, fishing, or relaxing at the beach. He is a passionate advocate for transparency and truth in business, guiding clients like a coach and therapist while always keeping their best interests at heart.
Wes’ commitment to understanding the unique needs of clients and candidates has earned him glowing testimonials. Clients describe him as authentic, relatable, and focused on putting people first. His ability to make others feel at ease and provide direct, honest, and concise answers has led to lasting professional relationships that extend beyond the initial placement.
In his role as Vice President, Executive Search at Lee Group Search, Wes serves as a full-desk recruiter, relentlessly hunting passive talent to find the ideal fit for renewable energy, packaging, and consumer goods companies across the nation. As a testament to his dedication, clients have described him as the best recruiting and talent connection they’ve ever encountered. They appreciate his genuine care for their needs and his commitment to finding the perfect company match.
Wes’ unwavering dedication to both candidates and clients is epitomized by his personal mantra: “People don’t care how much you know; until they know how much you care.” With this guiding principle in mind, Wes Ashworth continues to change lives and grow businesses through his exceptional recruiting expertise.
"Wes really listens and takes the time to understand the true needs of the customer. He doesn’t just take a job description and run with it. Instead he insists on digging deeper to fully understand what’s needed. Other recruiters I’ve worked with don’t take that time."
"Wes doesn’t resist putting in the effort – the harder I make the search, the more successful he seems to be. He finds the unicorn."
"Wes takes the time to go beyond the role and truly understand the fit for the organization."
"I don’t have time to go through hundreds of resumes and frankly I’m not good at the prescreening process. I value Wes’ expertise and recognize it’s not my trade. He delivers the select few that are the best fit."
"...the oddest recruiter conversation I had ever had and completely unlike any others – I actually wrote down that it was 24 minutes into the conversation and Wes had yet to mention the company. He took the time to get to know me and understand what I was looking for. I really felt like he cared the whole way through."
"Wes is, without a doubt, one of the best executive search consultants I’ve ever worked with. He has exceptional people, communication, and listening skills which makes him both a very good representation of your organization to prospective candidates, and a pleasure to work with."
"His approach is proactive and resourceful, and so he preemptively brings solutions and answers forward which, as a very busy HR professional, makes everything a lot easier for me."
"I’ve worked with Wes on roles of different natures and found good breadth and transferability in his industry knowledge. If you require an executive search firm, I highly recommend having a discussion with Wes."