Who is DWA Search?

Dick Williams & Associates (DWA Search) was founded in 1988 by Dick Williams, a semiconductor sales and marketing executive with over 30 years of organizing and directing sales groups.

DWA’s mission statement is to work with companies that have critical positions needed to be filled and then proceed to find and match the right person to the right recruitment opportunity. 

“Recruiting Board Members, C-Level, Executives, Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Other Key Contributors Globally.”













Dick Williams


Founded in 1988 by Dick Williams – a semiconductor executive bringing firsthand experience to the search process – is well versed in the areas of capital equipment, instrumentation, material, chemicals and automations. As a president, sales and marketing vice-president and an operations director, Dick understands recruitment from management’s point of view.

Prior to beginning DWA, he had over thirty years of Sales, Marketing and Operations experience with a variety of process equipment and instrumentation firms. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, he was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps in the early 1960s.


Bud Rice

General Manager

Bud is a good listener and talented in even the most sophisticated and complex searches. He has had a positive impact on organizations of all shapes and sizes. Bud comes from a technology background and uses a disciplined approach in matching clients and candidates so both benefit long term from the relationship.

Prior to joining DWA he worked in the Customer Relationship Management space and has a unique understanding of the importance of building a successful team. 



Roxie Vogt

DWA Human Resources Recruiter/Consultant

Roxie Vogt brings 30 plus years of global experience in Human Resources, spanning various industries, HR management and executive positions in leading Silicon Valley companies. She has been instrumental with all levels of management and BOD’s in finding and selecting candidates for new positions.

Ms. Vogt was Chair of the East Bay Executive Human Resources Forum, supporting the continued networking and business relationships of the HR community.  

Ms. Vogt received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Masters degree in Counseling and Personnel from Central Michigan University.



Brett Hutchens

DWA Sr. Advisor Human Resources

 Brett has spent the last ten years consulting with business owners & executives after twenty years supporting a variety of operations globally at the executive level.  From hospitality, high tech, and mental health to aviation and automotive manufacturing, Brett brings experiences to produce results. 

His professional enjoyment is supporting progressive labor legislation, serving as a legislative committee member with the Sacramento Area HR Association and a regular advocate at the state house. 

Brett leverages his Bachelor’s in Organizational Communication and Master’s of Business Administration for meaningful business results. 



7901 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 240 | Pleasanton, CA 94588 | Phone: 925 227 1190 | info@dwasearch.com