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Houston is an extremely prosperous port town with many executive recruiting opportunities. The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants has 11 executive search firm members located in Houston.  Within these member firms, there are 122 individual search consultants, also known as headhunters, who specialize in recruiting for executive positions in areas ranging from Sales/Marketing to Utilities/Gas/Energy. 

Executive Job Opportunities in Houston, TX


As the fourth largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas, Houston is an attractive base for executive positions in a range of sectors including energy, transportation, aeronautics and healthcare. The city is also a leading center for building oilfield equipment, and it is the busiest port in the United States in terms of foreign tonnage. The petrochemical complex associated with the Port of Houston is one of the largest in the world. Houston's economy has a broad industrial base with many executive jobs for which Houston headhunters often recruit.

Houston's economy is based primarily on the energy industry, particularly oil, although biomedical research and aerospace are also key industries in the area. Houston boasts the largest petrochemical manufacturing area in the world. Houston's executive job opportunities reflect these trends, as the city is home to 5,000 energy- related establishments.

Larger companies that have contributed to Houston’s industrial boom in the energy and oil sectors include:

  • American Bureau of Shipping
  • Anadarko Petroleum
  • BP – American Headquarters
  • Cabot Oil
  • Centerpoint Energy
  • Continental Airlines
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling
  • Enron
  • Goca Energy
  • Horizon Wind Energy
  • Integrated Electrical Services
  • Marathon Oil
  • Shell U.S. Oil Division

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