W. Randall Lowry Randy Lowry founded Lowry Associates in 2001. During more than 30 years in the retained executive search profession, he has been Vice President/Partner in major multinational search firms as well as Partner in a leading Houston boutique firm. Throughout his career he has recruited senior officers and directors into a variety of energy, manufacturing, service, engineering and construction and chemical companies.
He has recruited senior executives in most functional disciplines including general management, marketing, operations, legal, financial, and engineering. Additionally, he has recruited members to the Boards of Directors of client companies. Prior to entering the search profession, Lowry worked in sales and marketing roles for Shell Oil Company, Xerox Corporation and Greyhound Corporation. He holds a BA in Communications from the Ohio State University.
Richard K. Lowry Rick Lowry joined Lowry Associates in March, 2003, after more than 20 years in the financial and commercial printing industries, including several years as Vice President of RR Donnelley’s largest domestic region. Lowry's background includes managing significant budgets, and a diversity of people across multiple disciplines. In his career, Rick has established contacts with executives in public companies, large private companies, accounting and legal firms, throughout the United States.
Rick has recruited senior executives in accounting, finance, tax, engineering, sales and marketing, and senior sales positions. He majored in Business at Stephen F. Austin State University and the State University of New York. He also completed a Leadership & Management program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
Charles A. Rhoads Charlie Rhoads has over 30 years of corporate, operational and consulting experience in all facets of human resources. He started his executive search and human resource consulting practice in 1993 and has counseled numerous companies in a variety of operational and management issues. His practice during the last fourteen years has focused on executive search engagements in the energy, energy services and process industries and not-for-profit organizations. Most recently, he was a Partner in Boyden, the fifth largest international search firm.
Prior to his consulting practice, Mr. Rhoads held senior management positions in the energy, manufacturing and financial services sectors. He was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources for Gulf Oil Chemicals Company at the age of 33. He has also served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Pennzoil Company; Vice President Human Resources and Administration for United Gas Pipe Line Company; and Senior Vice President Human Resources for First Interstate Bank of Texas. Charlie graduated from Temple University with a BS in Business Administration. He also attended MBA classes at Temple and Executive Development programs at Harvard and the Gulf Management Institute.