W. Tucker and Associates is a executive search and strategic consulting firm with expertise in recruiting talented individuals and thought leaders for Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies as well as public agencies and non-profit organizations. Focusing primarily on specialized recruiting assignments, we have a strong record of achievement in recruiting the best and brightest pre-screened individuals for a variety of functional areas in a broad range of product and service industries.
The WTA team includes executive search and research consultants with over 60 years of combined executive search and staffing experience. In addition, WTA has nationwide strategic alliances that enable us to service our clients throughout the United States. We are proud of our success with specialized recruiting assignments that include the identification and recruitment of a diverse and brightest pool of candidates. We attribute our success, in part, to the extensive networking system that we have developed as well as our affiliation with a host of diversity and industry associations.
Genuine commitment to service and a passion for recruiting, in addition to our consistent placement of top talent, has earned WTA the loyalty of a select and growing clientele. Our goal is to continue the tradition of excellence that has earned us premier status in the executive search industry.
This Statement of Capabilities provides additional insight into WTA’s professional background, services, and processes.
MANAGEMENT AND STAFFING TEAM
WILLIE TUCKER – MANAGING PRINCIPAL
Willie Tucker is a managing principal at W. Tucker and Associates. Willie is responsible for the recruitment of senior and mid level talent.
Willie has worked as a professional recruiter for 17 years. Prior to partnering with Chuck Newman at NTGI, he was Senior Recruiter and National Account Manager with Management Recruiters International (MRI) where he successfully placed senior to mid level talent in the information technology, aerospace/defense and higher education administration areas. Additionally, Willie consistently received recognition as a “Top Producer” within the firm.
Willie has been a political advisor and fundraiser for political candidates. His unique style of professionalism as well as his vast network of professional associates is a contributing factor to his successes.
A native of Southern California, Willie holds a degree in Political Science from UCLA, as well as a graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
BENJAMIN R. HARRELL - SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Benjamin Ray Harrell was responsible for all aspects of Raytheon Company’s operations, in Huntsville, Alabama. He worked in several of Raytheon Company’s business units, including Raytheon Technical Services Company, Raytheon Integrated Defense Company, Raytheon Missile Systems and Raytheon Air Combat and Strike Systems.
Prior to joining Raytheon, Ben worked for General Motors Corporation (GMC). His last position, with GMC was as a General Supervisor of Labor Relations.
After 18 years with GMC he joined Raytheon Company . He started working as an Employee Relations Manager at the Raytheon Missile Systems Division located in Andover, MA. Subsequent to that point Ben held increasingly responsible positions including that of Human Resource (HR) Manager and the Director of World Wide Staffing for Raytheon His last position for Raytheon was as The Site Executive and Director of Operations in Huntsville, Alabama.
Currently Ben works with W. Tucker and Associates as an Senior HR & Operations Consultant for several Software & Engineering companies around the country.
Ben is a Native of Memphis, Tennessee. He received his bachelor degree from Tennessee State University and his master degree from Vanderbilt University, and he has completed courses at Columbia University School of Law.
Ben has served and continues to serve on numerous
ALICIA M. JACOBS – SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Alicia M. Jacobs offers strategic and tactical solutions to organizations
focused on linking their human capital to the organization’s vision, mission
and goals. With her analytical understanding of business, she supports and partner’s with organizations to build higher performing teams.
Alicia has provided consulting services for over 20 years to Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. As a strategic partner Alicia assists corporate clients and senior executives in meeting performance goals for their human capital, in addition to creating strategic initiatives, which include assessing leadership and management effectiveness.
Alicia has a MBA from Pepperdine University and her Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. As a certified behavioral and values analyst, Alicia has the CPBA and CPVA designations, in addition to being certified to administer the Myers-BriggsType Inventory, Strength Deployment Inventory, FIRO B and DISC assessments.