Our mission is infusing organization with pivotal new leaders. Our comprehensive, proven search process results in enthusiastic leaders capable of making significant contributions to your organization.
Lee Foote founded the company in 1983 as a result of his passion to bring new leadership to organizations. Now in the second generation, Dwayne Foote has taken over the helm to continue the rich legacy of work. Over the years, the firm has conducted more than 400 executive search assignments. Industry sectors served have been broad and diverse, with a concentration in a host of nonprofit organizations, technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, healthcare, and a variety of service industries. The majority of the work is repeat business with former clients. Many firms have engaged services over multiple years; a marquee client has engaged for 20 years and 50 executive searches. L•W•Foote Company made a significant contribution building the senior management team of this billion-dollar enterprise. Organizations served are from across the country with positions scattered throughout the nation. While each search is dictated by the specifics of the situation, regional and national sourcing of candidates is traditional.
Dwayne S. Foote
“It is said the spirit of an organization comes from the top. Superior and passionate leaders and managers are a necessity for any enterprise to achieve its potential. Whether public, private, or nonprofit, the need for superior leadership, vision, and performance are the same.”
–– Dwayne S. Foote, President
Dwayne Foote leverages his 20 years of successful experience as a business owner to understand the management needs and issues an enterprise faces in the day-to-day challenges for meeting the organization’s strategic plan. His business ownership background, training, and entrepreneurial spirit position him well to build superior management teams for a wide variety of enterprises, both for-profit and not-for-profit.
With considerable experience in executive search, Dwayne has helped clients ranging from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 500 companies and international nonprofits address needs in all areas of functional management, including general management.
His successful approach to recruiting is enhanced by his competence to completely understand the client’s needs and culture fit for the successful candidate. In-depth candidate evaluations and reference reporting provide for a successful match.
Dwayne’s undergraduate work from Seattle Pacific University is in Business Marketing, with continuing education dealing with leadership development and business organizational issues.
When not working, Dwayne enjoys spending time with family, philanthropic activities, and building things with his hands. He is an avid outdoorsman, venturing to the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest whenever possible.
Leland W. Foote
“I know from experience how an infusion of dynamic leadership will move an organization forcefully towards prosperity and growth. Organizations who don’t do this periodically will have difficulty maintaining growth or even surviving in today’s competitive business environment.”
–– Leland W. Foote, Founder
A professional executive search consultant since 1983, Lee Foote has earned a solid reputation for results. His distinctive style combines personable communications skills with diligent work habits. He is dedicated, thorough and quick to understand his client’s needs. He can converse on an informed basis in a variety of industry sectors and possesses a unique ability to attract talented leaders for even the most demanding positions.
Using the keen understanding of the entrepreneur in addition to his recruiting skills, Lee has helped set a successful course for numerous organizations. He has advised organizations in every stage of growth and served as confidant during the periods of transition.
His valuable insight into the characteristics of leadership, the dynamics of successful entities, and the motivations of career change have allowed Lee much success in this profession. He has an exceptional ability to define the expected contributions of a role and match that to the capabilities of a winning candidate. Clients say Lee’s investigative work is far above industry norms.
Lee holds a Master’s degree from Oregon State University. He has consulted with senior executives and CEOs on strategic organization changes.
His successful recruiting methods have been developed into a formalized search process used with great success by L•W•Foote Company. The firm’s uncompromising standards of quality are constantly under Lee Foote’s auspices.
When leisure time allows, Lee enjoys family, golf, fishing, reading, and a passion for the classic restoration of his 1947 Cadillac Coupe.