Alan Weatherbee, President
Alan serves as principal recruiter and leader of Weatherbee Talent Group. He delivers full-cycle executive recruitment services with a contemporary approach. Leveraging over twelve years of recruiting excellence and a niche understanding of the public relations and marketing fields, he prides himself on identifying game-changing talent for winning organizations.
Prior to founding Weatherbee Talent Group, Alan served as Senior Vice President of Talent Search for the global PR and strategic communications firm, Allison+Partners. In this position, he was responsible for agency-wide talent acquisition, headhunting in all US and foreign markets successfully. Sitting in Orange County, CA, Alan nimbly added talent with evolved digital marcom capabilities as well as general PR practitioners and leaders. He was the “first handshake” of the agency and delivered key talent into the organization during an exciting time in the agency’s evolution.
Previously, Alan was Vice President of Human Resources at the highly regarded PR agency Cone Communications in Boston, MA. In this role, he led both the recruitment and HR functions and nearly doubled agency headcount while maintaining a culture focused on career development, recognition, and collaboration. This was a formative role and one in which he served as an HR business partner to the firm, interfacing with top agency leadership to drive the strategic vision of the organization from a talent perspective.
He began his career in the PR agency business as Director of Recruitment in Southern California for esteemed public relations and strategic marketing firms Golin, Weber Shandwick, and Rogers & Cowan. For nearly four years, he headed talent acquisition for these growing firms at a time when social media was emerging and digital skills sets became formalized within the business. As a passionate and HR-focused headhunter, Alan helped to craft the first digital job specifications at all levels for the agencies he represented.
Alan’s passion for headhunting took root when he landed at AppleOne employment services in Beverly Hills, CA where he represented professionals for career opportunities within a variety of industries including entertainment, marketing, and PR. He quickly emerged as a leader within the organization and was promoted to Branch Manager of the Glendale, CA office where he serviced a stable of growing organizations and led a team of ten recruiting professionals.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1999 and began working as a talent agent assistant and junior talent agent at Don Buchwald & Associates and Writers & Artists Agency (acquired by Paradigm Talent Agency) where he focused on coordinating deals between actors and production companies. Through this work, he found his love for career guidance and for client service.
Alan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from George Washington University in Washington, DC in 1999 and was a founding member of the GWU Ice Hockey Club Team. He also attended University of California, Los Angeles for their Human Resources Management extension program.
Alan is proud to service the innovative industries and talented professionals he does and is passionate about driving the success of Weatherbee Talent Group.