Why Pickens & Company?

We could try to tell you why you should work with us. But our clients say it best:

  • ”Pickens & Company is great on the demand side: sales, marketing, general management, strategy in CPG companies.”
  • Barbara Pickens personally does the work. She doesn't take on many assignments. She is totally hands-on from end to end.
  • Barbara Pickens has long-term relationships. Her long-term relationships in industry go way beyond what's typical with a larger firm.
  • Because Pickens & Company does fewer searches, Barbara has few conflicts.
  • She really wants to understand your company well-- her specific expertise is in matching client and company. She is very attuned the the cultural landscape. culture and finding the right match.

”When you work with Pickens & Company, all conversations are with Barbara, whether you're a client or the candidate. She plays a really long game. She wants clients to be successful as well as candidates. Barbara does it personally and there's more risk for her if it goes wrong-- so she does it right.”
Bob Gamgort, CEO, Pinnacle Foods

Barbara is truly committed to making each placement successful, to delivering for her clients, and to the success of those she places.
Brian McNamara, CEO, Novartis Consumer

I had never worked with a search process like yours. Rather than offering volume, you went about this as though you were a surgeon and you were going to do the perfect operation with surgical precision and have the perfect outcome.
Steve Clark, former EVP of Human Resources and Chief People Officer, H.J. Heinz Company

To find out how Pickens & Company can help you find the right talent and help you excel, Contact Us.


"Barbara makes an overwhelming commitment of time and effort. If you're dedicated to building your talent pipeline, she generates spectacular results."

Paul Michaels, CEO of Mars