Vice President of Recruiting
Willis Watkins is an experienced recruiting leader with a demonstrated history of working in the executive search and private equity industry. Skilled in Career Development, Sales, Executive Search, Technical Recruiting, and Staffing Services, Willis stays actively involved in training and educating businesses, higher education, and community partners in hiring and interviewing best practices.
As the VP of Recruiting, his primary responsibility lies in the management of the recruiting lifecycle across the company. ITAC’s mission as recruiters is to provide the best experience possible for our candidates while providing the best workforce solutions for our clients. Willis believes the key to success in his role is to get the people and culture right at ITAC: “When we have the right people in the right seat, the goals we put in front of ourselves become limitless.”
When he’s not working, you’ll typically find Willis wrangling one of his three boys to find their cleats so they can make it to a field in time for practice. Aside from spending time with his wife, Meredith, and his sons, Willis is an avid triathlete and spends most of his non-family free-time training for races and events. He believes a key to success in life and overcoming challenges is having consistent faith, rooted in Biblical principles.
Any hidden talents or hobbies?
I can walk the length of a football field on my hands. There was also a time in my past (pre-kids) when I was one of the top Pro-Amateur cross-country ATV racers in the Southeast.
What’s your favorite memory?
Proposing to my wife and having to ask her three times for her answer because she was so shocked.
What’s your favorite TV show?
The Tour de France.