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 earned an MBA with honors from The University of Houston and 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.
  • Jamie Irvine  /  Senior Associate

    Mr. Irvine has led executive searches for a diverse range of clients, including professional services firms, global life sciences corporations, and leading international law firms, both in the US and abroad. Across industries, he has focused on senior level operations, marketing and communications, human resources, information technology, and finance positions for public and private clients.

    Mr. Irvine previously worked in commercial real estate primarily serving clients in the industrial sector, most recently for a boutique start-up firm based in Houston, TX. He also directed operations for a family owned business specializing in the cultivation and supply of premium oak trees to developers across Southern Texas. Mr. Irvine earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.


    • What do you love about your work?   The people. I’m fortunate enough to hear different stories and perspectives each and every day.
    • If you weren't in search, what would you do?   I love food and I like to cook, so in my mind I should run a restaurant.
    • How did you get into search?   Like many, I fell into it and haven't looked back since.
    • Hometown   Other than four years in Boulder, Colorado for school, I've lived in Houston my entire life.
  • Sarah Silva  /  Sourcing Specialist

    Ms. Silva is an accomplished search manager with experience in researching, interviewing, credentialing and onboarding professional talent. Her background includes tenures with the human resources departments of both large and small professional services firms, including experience in the legal sector. Prior to joining Alex & Red, she served as Recruiting Coordinator for Norton Rose Fulbright.

    • Hometown   Houston, TX
    • How did you get into search?   I was recruited into it, and I have loved it ever since!
    • What do you love about your work?   Developing working relationships with candidates and providing career advice to them.
    • What impresses you?   Intellect, quick wit, and compassion for others.
    • Most Exotic Meal   My special gumbo
  • Kyle Robinson  /  Senior Research Associate

    Mr. Robinson has more than a decade of research experience both in the executive search industry and the not-for-profit field. Prior to his transition into executive search, Mr. Robinson worked as a research and prospect manager in the not-for-profit sector, developing an expertise in designing and implementing prospect management systems for development departments in health care and higher education. He earned a Master of Arts in Political Science from Texas State University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University Texas.

  • Susan Hunt  /  Director of Marketing & Communications

    Ms. Hunt is a writer and marketer with 20 years of experience. Prior to joining Alex & Red, Ms. Hunt spent six years in Lagos, Nigeria, where she held various board positions with an internationally led fundraising organization, culminating in her role as chairperson. Before that, she served as Director of Marketing for the accident and health insurance product line at AIG American General. Ms. Hunt earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. 

    • Hometown   Houston, Texas
    • Longest Flight   From Singapore to Lagos, Nigeria
    • What impresses you?   Empathy. Tolerance. Understanding.
    • Most Exotic Meal   Peppered snails
    • What do you love about your work?   Practicing the art of communication... getting your message across succinctly and effectively.