Butch Hawking



Based in Wilmington, NC Butch Hawking brings 11 years of executive search to the table. He was one of the first five Managing Directors in company history for Top 10 executive search firm Kaye-Bassman International in the Americas.


Butch specializes in the Chemistry, Manufacturing, & Controls (CMC) domain.
He is a former college basketball player (US Air Force Academy) and coach (Kansas State University) who is still a point guard at heart. Butch loves to change lives and impact companies through his recruiting efforts.


In addition to his time here at Prestige, Butch is active with his son Hunter (a senior at Cape Fear Academy High School) attending college and professional sporting events.



“Thanks for all your help Butch. It was a pleasure working with you!”

— Chief Manufacturing Officer


“Thanks for your hard work and perseverance Butch.”

— Chief Technical Operations Officer


“Butch is a self-driven recruiter who works tirelessly and attentively for his clients. He networked on my behalf and presented me to key companies who fit my profile. I would highly recommend Butch as it has been a fantastic experience.”

— Senior Vice President of CMC


“Butch built very strong relationships with our entire leadership team. He has a strong command of the domain. I would highly recommend using him if you need an individual contributor or CMC leader/executive.”

— Senior Vice President of CMC


“Butch listened to my requirements and effectively targeted his searches. His focus was on finding the best fit for me and my family without pressuring us to make a decision that would favor his business. Working with Butch has been an enjoyable experience.”

— Vice President of CMC


“Butch, I just wanted to thank you for your diligence and focus on finding great candidates. We very much appreciate your partnership.”

— Vice President of Human Resources


“Butch is a highly motivated and active recruiter. He puts effort into building relationships, and I felt well informed throughout the recruiting/interviewing process. I would recommend Butch to other CMC professionals seeking new opportunities and those looking to make meaningful connections with hiring managers.”

— Senior Director of CMC


“Thanks for everything Butch. It’s been great working with you and having your support!”

— Senior Director Cell & Gene Therapy