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James W. Irvine

James W. Irvine

Senior Associate

James Irvine is a Senior Associate at The Alexander Group who works in both Houston and Denver. He has led executive searches for a diverse range of clients, including professional services, energy, global life sciences and international law firms throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Across industries, Mr. Irvine focuses on senior-level positions in operations, business development, legal, marketing and communications, administration, human resources, talent acquisition, information technology, diversity and inclusion, and finance for public and private clients.

Before joining The Alexander Group, Mr. Irvine worked in commercial real estate serving clients in the industrial sector, most recently for a boutique startup firm based in Houston.

I am privileged to be able to interact with some of the most interesting people in the world.
University of St. Thomas
Bachelor of Business Administration
Industry Experience
Legal and Professional Services
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Financial Services
What’s your favorite advice to give?

Enjoy what you do, whether it is work, play or anything in between. If you don’t enjoy it, fix it.

What’s the highest compliment a client can give you?

I love hearing that a recent placement has made a positive impact on the organization. But the absolute best compliment is when a client wants to partner with us again and again. That says it all.

What do you think is the most difficult part of executive search, and how do you respond to it?

We are in the people business, which can be unpredictable. But I believe if you really listen and understand the perspectives of the individuals involved, you can anticipate any challenges and make the process as painless as possible for everyone.