Tom Dowdy

New title:

Senior Executive Recruiter

New company:

Richard, Wayne and Roberts

Start date:

Jan 2021
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During the past 20 years, Tom has focused on serving clients in recruitment/talent attraction both as an internal and external service provider. He has assisted clients and employers’ in completing projects in North America, Europe, former Soviet Union, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Working on projects around the world, Tom has a global network and firsthand knowledge of international oil companies, drilling contractors, oil field services and heavy industry manufactures, management consulting, etc...  

Before rejoining the search industry, Tom was the Talent Attraction Manager at Tenaris, a leading manufacturer and supplier of tubular products and related services for the global energy industry. He also held senior HR roles at BP, Parker Drilling and Weatherford. While at BP, he was the head of resourcing where he led the company’s external and internal recruitment at all levels in Russia. Earlier in his career, Tom worked as a partner and general director in Russia for Preng & Associates (a Houston based executive search firm focused on the energy industry).  In Russia, he became one of the top executive search consultants assisting both international and Russian energy clients. Tom started his executive search career as a consultant at Ward Howell International in Moscow, Russia; where he initiated the firm’s Energy Practice in the former Soviet Union.

Tom earned a B.A. degree in Russian Language, a minor History and Secondary Education from Ferrum College in Virginia.  He later studied at the University of Houston in their Senior Professional HR course.

He is fluent in Russian and lives in Houston with his wife and 3 children.  He enjoys fitness, training, running, obstacle racing and competing in the Tactical Games (or other similar competitions).  He enjoys reading history and historical fiction.