Artemis Partners Executive Search Firm

Growing, Evolving, And Adding Value In A Dynamic Market


In six short years, Houston-based Artemis Partners has become a premier talent search firm for savvy companies and executives. Throw in a relentless pandemic, and the feat of President and CEO Johanna C. Watson is nothing short of miraculous.

But a miracle wasn’t involved. Instead, the company’s quick success is due to Johanna’s mission to apply a uniquely strategic, insightful, concierge-style approach to Artemis Partners’ services. They include permanent placement and staffing and adding new services, such as PEO (professional employer organization) and RPO (recruitment process outsourcing).

Streamlining in a Tight Talent Marketplace

Johanna says one of the major hurdles companies face today is finding and hiring the right high-caliber job candidates.

“The talent pool is tight these days. Good candidates have lots of options and look for companies that share their values and goals. Before the recruitment process starts, we develop a plan to help our corporate clients be proactive and address obstacles that slow down their talent search and hiring process. Our team works hand-in-glove with them to identify the values that set them apart from competitors and the type of individual that will fit well within their company’s culture and
value set.”

When it comes to finding potential candidates, Artemis Partners has increased its sourcing activity, reaching out to individuals with the right skillset and traits without them applying. “More clients rely on us for sourcing due to the time and tools required to perform this function in-house,” Johanna explains. Finding viable candidates is one thing. Interviewing them is another. A prolonging interview process often means losing good candidates. “We help clients streamline their interview process to create a short time between interviews, so they’re less likely to lose a great candidate to the competition.”

Expanding Services

Johanna constantly analyzes and anticipates shifts in the talent marketplace, then adds services with her clients’ best interest in mind.

One new service is PEO. PEO’s enter a joint-employment relationship with the employer, enabling them to outsource some or all their human resource functions. Helping relieve HR burdens allows companies to focus less on HR functions and more on growing and running their businesses.

“Our PEO service, available via a partnership with a carefully selected, top-notch PEO provider, offers clients greater flexibility and allows us to become a one-stop-shop for them,” Johanna explains. “With PEO, our clients have one contact that understands their organization and business model inside-out and protects their mission.”

Offering RPO, Artemis Partners works with its corporate clients to develop a recruitment strategy, find the right candidates, schedule interviews, and even create offer letters, manage negotiations, and assist with on-boarding.

“By outsourcing their recruitment process from A to Z with us, clients have more bandwidth to attend to other business goals and objectives. We regularly work with in-house HR and talent acquisition teams, supporting them and enhancing their capabilities. This allows them to concentrate on other important aspects of their job.”

Johanna notes that Artemis Partners’ HR and People Conference will be held next spring. In addition to finding inspiration and gaining essential insights and knowledge, attendees will hear from a high-profile keynote speaker. Check for more information in early 2022 and call for details.

Growing the Artemis Team

As Artemis Partners expands and evolves, Johanna grows and enhances her hand-picked team. “We have an incredibly gifted team. Each comes to the table with unique talents and a background that makes them strong in their roles and enables them to add value for our clients,” Johanna explains. “Our team members have both an entrepreneurial background and a strong business background. They actively listen and relate to our clients, understand their needs, and know how to create solutions that address them.” Every account is assigned to two Artemis talent consultants — a lead and a support recruiter. “We match talent consultants to a company based on its needs and personality to help ensure a great fit.”

More About Johanna C. Watson

Johanna is a native Houstonian and a former high school principal and athletic coach. Clients benefit from her distinctive blend of leadership, strategic vision, wisdom, business savvy, integrity, and practical know-how.

A believer in giving back and paying it forward, she is active in the community, supports children’s charities, mentors girls and young women, and recently became a Houston Better Business Bureau board member. When she’s not assisting clients or her team, Johanna spends time with her family, including her two teenage daughters. Learn more about what Artemis Partners offers at Call for more information and to schedule a consultation.

Positions Artemis Partners Hunts For

  • C–Level
  • Executives
  • Leadership Roles
  • Directors
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Permanent / Interim Contract Roles


  • Finance / Accounting / Mortgage
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing / Distribution
  • Logistics
  • Legal
  • Oil and Gas
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Healthcare
  • Retail


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