Kathy Dawson serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dawson & Dawson, Inc. overseeing the firm’s Retained & Executive Search, Temporary & Contract Staffing, and Business Development. Kathy is a Certified Staffing Professional with 35 years experience in Orange County California, the Western United States and the National market place. Prior to establishing Dawson & Dawson, Kathy served as a Regional Vice President for a National Search and Staffing firm. She managed over 120 staff members while developing a forte’ in the Search, Contract and Direct Hire niche of the staffing industry. Her early career experience in a Fortune 500 communications firm taught her the keys to running a successful business.
Kathy has had the pleasure of helping thousands of business owners find the right hire at the right time. Her business approach involves a genuine understanding that every client is unique and every candidate is an individual. Her proven track record of recruiting for prestigious companies continues to make her a sought after talent broker. What sets Kathy apart is an ability to develop long term mutually satisfying relationships. Above all, Kathy is a people person who delights in finding opportunities to positively change lives and contribute to the community.
Kathy’s passion for helping people made her a natural in teaching the best practices for sourcing and servicing clients. She is a well-known speaker and trainer in the industry, traveling nationally to share her enthusiasm for Executive Search and Staffing.
Larry Dawson, CFO
Larry Dawson serves as CFO of Dawson & Dawson. Larry has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing management, as Plant Manager, Materials Manager, Purchasing Manager and Production Manager for multiple plant operations including medical manufacturing-plastic molding, heart valves, Cardio Vascular and Cardio Pulmonary. Overseeing up to 300 employees, Larry knows first-hand that efficient operations begin and end with effective human relations and proper staffing. “The staff must perform and be dependable to ensure everyone’s mutual success.”
Larry served our country on-board an aircraft carrier as the Engineering Auxiliary Officer. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the Naval Academy. He continued to complete post graduate studies in the Nuclear Power program. His further education includes a MBA degree in Finance from Pepperdine University in Irvine California. Larry is also a Certified Staffing Consultant (CSC).