the experts.

  • John Mann  /  Managing Director

    Mr. Mann has conducted numerous executive search assignments for clients across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. He has recruited financial, legal, corporate development, sales, marketing, technology, real estate and compliance professionals for public and private clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, start-up enterprises, professional services firms and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to launching Alex & Red, Mr. Mann was an Associate Director with The Alexander Group where he developed and managed a global executive search practice. Mr. Mann’s other experience includes serving as a Client Account Manager for Bowne, a NYSE financial, marketing and business communications services company, where he assisted Fortune 100 clients in the development of equity and debt offerings, regulatory filings and other shareholder and compliance materials. Mr. Mann received an MBA with honors from The University of Houston and earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin. 

    • Hometown   Houston, Texas
    • How did you get into search?   After receiving my MBA, I joined The Alexander Group and have never looked back.
    • What do you love about your work?   I like that no two searches or clients are the same and I love that I learn every day.
    • If you weren't in search, what would you do?   Continue in a position where I make a difference and have impact.
    • What impresses you?   Intelligent, engaging people with a sense of humor.
  • Lori Weeks  /  Director of Research

    Ms. Weeks brings more than 16 years of experience in executive search research to Alex & Red. Her background includes solid tenures with both boutique and large generalist executive search firms, including Korn/Ferry International, and significant experience in the power and utilities, oil and gas, industrial, life sciences, and consumer retail sectors, as well as some experience in the legal sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Houston and an MBA with a Knowledge Management concentration from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon.

    • Hometown   I am a native Houstonian - born and raised.
    • How did you get into search?   A search firm recruited me to do research, and once I tried it I knew I had found my niche.
    • What do you love about your work?   I learn something new every day, and digging for information keeps me on my toes!
    • What impresses you?   People who are thoughtful, creative, resilient, emotionally mature, and open-minded.
    • If you weren't in search, what would you do?   I possibly would be a restaurant owner...I love to cook and to create new recipes.