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Anji Williams
Anji Williams
President
  Anji Williams is a twenty year veteran in the search business and founded Norwest Global Search in 2006 after spending years in executive recruiting for corporations such as Accenture, Ernst and Young, Cap Gemini, Exult, and Cognizant.

Anji started her career with Technical Recruiting, Inc. learning the ropes in technology recruiting. She shifted her focus into technology sales in the late 90's and has become the "go-to expert" for hiring IT consulting, outsourcing sales, and leadership talent in the technology consulting world.

Over years of working with her clients, she has developed an invaluable and deep set of close contacts across all sectors, verticals, and offerings.

Anji lives in Dallas with her husband and in her free time enjoys playing competitive tennis.
 
 
Anji Williams
Karen DeGraffenreid
Vice President
  Karen DeGraffenreid has focused on providing highly qualified candidates to high profile clients across a variety of industries for almost 25 years. She has extensive experience working a select client base, assessing their needs, and assisting them in hiring excellent candidates. Karen possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong drive for perfection. Throughout her career in the high tech recruiting industry, Karen has coached and mentored many extremely successful sales professionals.

Karen, together with a business partner, started Technical Recruiting, Inc. in Dallas, TX, with the goal of providing niche candidates to clients in the Metroplex. After adding a consulting division and growing the company to $8 Million in sales, they sold the company to local partners, which eventually became a division of Technisource, now a Randstad company.

Currently, as the Western Region Vice President of Norwest Global Search, Karen leverages her experience in sales, recruiting, and customer relationship management to introduce candidates with expert-level skill sets to our clients.

In addition, Karen has an extensive volunteer leadership and non-profit background with Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas, AFS, and The Family Place -- a non-profit serving victims of domestic violence.
 
 
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Mary Menefee
Vice President
  Mary Menefee, joined Norwest Global Search in 2010 and is the Central Region Vice President. Mary has over 20 years of IT executive recruiting experience with world class IT organizations such as Electronic Data Systems (now HP) and Accenture, as well as recruiting management and HR consulting. She has extensive experience in all facets of corporate recruiting for both small and large corporations.

Mary was previously with EDS where she led the corporate headquarters recruiting team and was also a part of the AT Kearney/EDS Management Consulting reengineering initiative. She has been responsible for the development of recruitment strategies working with the business leaders from the C-level to the account level.

Mary specializes in searches for IT management consulting and outsourcing executives. Her expertise is recruiting top level Infrastructure Outsourcing (ITO), Applications Outsourcing (APO), and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sales and management executives, which include Sales Directors, Client Partners, and Account Executives.

She has a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Missouri.
 
 
Steve Rooke
Steve Rooke
Vice President
 

Steve Rooke is a recent partner with Norwest Global Search. He has spent over 25 years in Sales in numerous roles, including VP of Sales & Marketing, and over 15 years in Finance and Accounting as a CPA and CFO. Steve began his accounting career with PWC and has since spent his career in the Technology Industry, leading the growth and transformation of many organizations and clients. He has worked for some of the largest Technology firms including Accenture, CSC, HP and EDS. His expertise has included ITO, BPO, Consulting and Hardware. He has led an extensive variety of engagements across those multiple sectors and has developed extensive relationships across multiple companies and industries, bringing first-hand knowledge of what the recruiting requirements are to be a successful leader.

Steve resides in Plano with his wife and in his spare time enjoys golf and travel.

 
 
Drew Pipkin
Drew Pipkin
Vice President
 

Drew Pipkin is a recent partner with Norwest Global Search. Drew has been a passionate sales team leader specializing in closing complex global IT deals over a progressive career. Drew is recognized as a competitive "new logo" major client winner, and has also delivered fast results for Private Equity funded firms, leading to successful liquidity events. Drew has driven new solutions into new markets, and created and led successful sales teams, in IT outsourcing, professional services, and hardware, for Accenture, Unisys, Fujitsu, and CompuCom, as well as a number of smaller, private equity funded startups. Drew is now bringing his experience to help growing organizations scale with proven performers, and recruiting the unrecruitable.

Drew resides in Dallas, and in his spare time enjoys road biking, great food, and Formula 1.