About Pugh Executive Search

Our Bottom Line is People.

Pugh Executive Search is a boutique recruiting firm specializing in the accounting and finance professions with over 30 years of combined recruiting experience in the DFW market. 

Quality over quantity.

As a boutique firm, we are selective about the companies and candidates we represent. We value long-term relationships and focus our efforts on strategically identifying and placing the right candidate in a position, rather than just filling it.

It’s all about relationships.

For the past decade and a half, our recruiters have forged strong lasting relationships within major companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston markets. We know many key players within many different organizations. This helps give us a true understanding of the type of candidate that would work best within a particular organization.

Over the last 15 years, Pugh Executive Search has nurtured trusted alliances with other boutique firms. So when it becomes necessary to broaden the candidate pool for a particular position, we can call upon these additional resources.

We’re honored that so much of our business is referrals.

Much of our business comes from client referrals or additional searches within an existing client company. This says a lot of the quality of candidates we place and the attentive service we provide. We also understand what a great responsibility this is as we are often the first contact a potential client has with your company.

Tracey Pugh - Our Founder

Tracey is particularly skilled in placing candidates in financial positions because she worked in the field herself. After graduating from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, Tracey began her career at Deloitte and Touche in Houston as a CPA where she worked on oil, gas and financial services audits. After moving back to her hometown of Dallas, Tracey worked in the Corporate Accounting department of a Telecom leader, DSC (now known as Alcatel) and at The Associates Mortgage Company as the SEC Reporting Manager before finding her career niche in the recruiting profession.

More than a job.

Tracey is an executive recruiter whose career has become a calling. Her purpose is to help other people elevate their professional lives by placing them in an environment where they can best use their natural talents. Her greatest satisfaction as a recruiter is helping open up new doors of opportunity for her clients and watching them grow.

“I have worked with Tracey for a number of years as a hiring manager in need of strong financial talent. Tracey always took the time to find out the details of what we were looking for in both technical skills and people skills and delivered quality candidates for interviews. Her own financial experience is a great asset in understanding client needs. She has a high degree of integrity and professionalism and works hard for her clients. Tracey is truly a pleasure to work with!”

– Bob Schnitzius,VP of Finance, ZS Phama, Inc.