Going strong for more than 15 years
Becker Wright Consultants is headquartered in Austin, although we have team members located in multiple cities that serve our clients nationwide. Read more about each of our recruiters and their industry specialties below.
Jennifer Wright is the founder of Becker Wright Consultants. Jennifer’s background in business began immediately upon graduation from Texas A&M University. Jennifer joined her first executive recruiting firm while completing her master’s degree in business from St. Thomas University. Several years later, Jennifer developed a successful business plan that would launch Becker Wright Consultants shortly after her move to Austin, Texas. Becker Wright Consultants has enjoyed a string of success in bringing qualified associates to some of the top companies in the US and has had a hand in hiring more than 500 associates nationwide and assisting more than 100 corporations, many of which are Fortune 500 companies. Jennifer resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three children.
Tommy is from San Antonio originally and graduated Texas A&M in College Station with a degree in Sports Management. Immediately upon graduating he started a career with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in Houston before moving to Austin. With ADP Tommy spent time in sales and sales management and eventually moved into National Sales Operations supporting a business unit of over 2,000 sales associates before ending his tenure as a Divisional Vice President. The experience from outside sales and sales leadership to sales operations for a Fortune 500 company helped provide a vast array of experience that he brought with him to Becker Wright Consultants at the beginning of 2016. Aside from work Tommy is an avid hunter and enjoys spending time following his kids sporting endeavors alongside his wife, Jennifer.
Billy Wright has over 12 years of experience in the recruiting industry starting out as a recruiter before moving into a Sales Manager role. Billy was tasked with growing a division of the Austin, TX office where he led Business Development efforts, as well as the hiring and development of the internal staff of recruiters. Prior to joining our team, Billy spent the majority of his career with a nationwide recruiting firm, where he received numerous honors and awards, including Ambassador’s Club and President’s Club recognition. Billy was counted on as a Subject Matter Expert in his role with the company and was responsible for not only running a division of the local branch in Austin, but was responsible for mentoring and training sales reps and recruiters across various regions of the country. He joined Becker Wright Consultants in 2014 as our Managing Director. Billy is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. He continues to live in Austin with his wife and two children.
Diane joined BWC in 2014 and is a versatile professional with an IT industry background. The majority of her career prior to joining Becker Wright was with IBM where she worked as a Programmer Analyst, IT Auditor, and Project Manager. She holds Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) designations and is a Baylor University alum. In her prominent role with our company, Diane oversees our HR processes, operations, tools, and technologies. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, and has two children. When she isn’t working, Diane is spending time with her daughter and cheering on her son’s collegiate baseball career.
Jamie joined the team at Becker Wright Consultants in July of 2016 after earning an M.S. in Sport Management at Texas A&M University. She is responsible for maintaining our website and social media presence, assisting in business development efforts, organizing activities for our team, and being an overall point of contact for the company. During her time at Texas A&M, Jamie worked as Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports, where she hired, trained, and managed 200 student officials and supervisors across various sports. Prior to moving to Texas, Jamie lived in Florida for ten years and attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate degree in marketing. In her free time, Jamie is always seeking out live music, spending time in the sun with family and friends, reading, and staying active with Austin’s many parks and trails. Born and raised in northern Virginia, Jamie is also a (sometimes reluctant) fan of all D.C. sports teams.
Jennifer started with Becker Wright Consultants in 2016 and brings 20 years of recruiting experience with her in areas such as talent acquisition, brand management, full-cycle recruiting, client development, salary negotiations, talent mapping, recruitment strategies, interviewing, relationship building, training, diversity recruitment, social media recruitment. With such a deep background Jennifer is a valued partner to both her clients and her candidates, making the perfect blend of a recruiter. Jennifer has focused in areas such as: engineering, IT, global supply chain, EHS, construction, HR, land acquisition and many more. She has a passion for recruiting, which is why she has stayed in the industry since graduating from Sam Houston State. She enjoys working with people and thrives on the challenge of finding the perfect candidate for her clients, no matter the difficulty. When Jennifer is not recruiting, she enjoys such things as cooking, DIY decorating, refinishing furniture and is a master at organizing and even does so for others.
Mark joined the team at Becker Wright Consultants in July 2019, specializing in developing our engineering and technology markets. He has nearly a decade of experience recruiting and staffing for various technology and engineering firms in the greater Austin area. Mark was born and raised in Austin and currently resides here with his wife and two daughters. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Economics. In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, going to the beach, and golfing.
Meghan Blankenship has partnered with Becker Wright Consultants as an executive recruiter focusing on multi-industry staffing including Retail Development and Construction. Prior to this, Meghan spent eight years at Dell Computer Corporation in Sales and Sales Management in the Healthcare Division. She was responsible for staffing and managing both account executives and sales managers. Having worked on the clients’, side she brings a unique perspective to her recruiting, which allows her to deliver timely, qualified candidates consistently. She graduated with a BS in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, and resides in Lakeway, Texas, with her husband and three children.
Danika Melia has 15 years of staffing and recruiting experience. She graduated from Trinity University in the spring of 1996 with a BS in Marketing. She spent 8 years in corporate recruiting at Dell, Inc. During her tenure at Dell, Danika had the opportunity to work across many different business units; recruiting for a variety of roles in Marketing, Sales, and Engineering. She joined forces with Becker Wright Consultants as a contract recruiter in 2004 and has enjoyed specializing in Retail Development. Danika resides in Lakeway with her husband and 3 children.
Missy Peterson has contracted with Becker Wright Consultants since 2006 where she specializes in the placement of business intelligence and information technology professionals. Prior to BWC, Missy worked in various areas of human resources for Holland America Line in Seattle, Wash., and Farm Credit Bank of Texas in Austin. Missy graduated with a BBA from Baylor University and resides in Lakeway, Texas, with her husband and two boys.
Amy Tucker partnered with the Becker Wright Consultants team in 2011 with a specialty in the telecommunications industry. Prior to BWC, Amy managed a team of account managers and formerly served as a carrier account manager at Broadwing Communications. Amy also has a strong background in executive customer service where she represented the CEO’s office for both Sprint PCS and American Airlines, handling a variety of legal and regulatory issues. Amy earned her undergraduate degree at Baylor University and has a master’s of business administration from the University of Dallas. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children.
Jeanne Ferguson joined the Becker Wright Consultants team in 2012, bringing with her 10 years of experience in various roles of Human Resources with Dr Pepper/Seven Up. Jeanne has a strong background in customer service, employee benefits, recruiting and employment law. She is focused on providing targeted talent acquisition services across a broad range of functional disciplines in various industries including telecommunications, commercial and residential real estate, technology, sales, and management. Jeanne earned her BBA in accounting with a concentration in information systems at Baylor University. She lives in Dallas with her husband and two children.
Alyce Hood joins the Becker Wright Consultants team as an executive recruiter specializing in different industries from accounting, finance, construction, real estate to sales. She also spent three years at Dell Computer Corporation as a corporate recruiter responsible for staffing sales, university relations program, and marketing, and she received the Bronze Award for Dell’s sales hiring process, the on-deck program. She graduated from the University of Alabama in December of 1996 with a BS degree in business as well as an MBA in finance from University of St. Thomas at Houston in 1998. Alyce lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children.
Amy Purcell started with Becker Wright in 2017 and brings 18 years of experience in Executive Search. She enjoys partnering with clients to understand their structure, culture, strengths & weaknesses to clarify areas of growth in order to develop a plan for success. Experience in the following areas: Commercial Real Estate and Construction, Accounting & Finance, Legal, Healthcare, Human Resources, Non-Profit, and Higher Education. Amy lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband and daughter.
Lindsay joined the Becker Wright Consultants team in September 2019 as an executive recruiter and has an accounting degree from Texas State. She was born and raised in Texas, but recently spent five years in Florida for her husband’s work and is so grateful to be back home in The Great State. She now lives in Dripping Springs with her husband and four boys. She has big plans to visit the many wineries and distilleries in her new hometown as well as enjoy some small-town Texas football!
Erin joined the BWC team in 2019 as an executive recruiter specializing in multiple industries including accounting, finance, construction, and law. Erin received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Texas in 1996 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas School of Law in 1999. Erin spent her legal career defending a broad array of clients in a litigation setting, including five years focused on the construction industry. Erin’s legal experience helps her discern the client’s needs and candidate’s motivations, as well as negotiate successful placements for both client and candidate. Erin resides in the Lake Travis area with her husband and two teenage sons.
Maggie Fitzgerald joined Wright Consultants in 2019 as an Executive Recruiter focusing on multi-industry recruiting. She has most recently worked at Accenture in Health and Public Service in a Product Marketing Management role. Maggie also has a breadth of experience in Information Technology and Clinical Research. She is process driven, results oriented and organized. Maggie has lived or worked in many parts of the US including the Midwest and Northeast. She even spent a year in London but is happy to call Austin home. She graduated with a BE in Civil Engineering from Villanova University. She spends her time outside of work volunteering and with her husband and three children.
Don Burruto joined the team at Becker Wright Consultants in late 2019 as an Executive Recruiter after having owned and operated his own recruiting firm for twelve years. He has over 20 years’ experience recruiting across a variety of industries and skill sets, including executives and salespeople in Oil & Gas, Wholesale Supply, IT, Healthcare and Finance. Prior to owning his own recruiting firm, Don worked for Lucas Group in Houston where he consistently earned the trust of clients and candidates, and was honored in the President’s Club year after year. He has both a BA in Economics and an MBA from University of Rochester.
James joined Becker Wright Consultants as a search consultant in August of 2018, focusing on staffing in the manufacturing and semiconductor industries. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where he lived before moving to Austin. James graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Management from Tarleton State University. After graduation, he worked in the Oil and Gas industry for nearly 7 years working with Subsea Tree Refurbishment Projects. In his free time, James enjoys cooking and playing guitar.
Tate has 2 prior years of experience working as a Staffing Consultant and team lead for the industrial division at Express before joining the staffing team at BWC in July 2019. She has a background working closely with clients and candidates in the construction, wood production, warehouse, and general labor industries. Originally from Corpus Christie, Tate moved to Austin from Oregon where she studied Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Oregon. Her hobbies include fiction, online window shopping, taking her cat for walks, and eating a lot of food.