Butch Hawking



Based in Tucson, AZ Butch Hawking brings 12 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.


Butch specializes in CMC & Information Technology search.
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 freshman at the University of Arizona) attending college and professional sporting events.



“Butch is as focused and dedicated as any individual you will ever hire.” — Co-CEO & Co-Senior Managing Director


“We always introduce Butch Hawking as being in the top 1% of 1% in executive search, but now he’s in the same rarified air in the game of philanthropy. Your generosity Butch is proving to be endless in every aspect of your life. Your clients, the people you represent, your Prestige Scientific team, your family, and now the programs that invested in you. You’re an amazing example of recognizing what shapes who we are in giving back for the next generation to follow. Strong work Butch!” — Co-Founder & Managing Director, Executive Search


“Butch is the most selfless, generous, and team driven person I’ve ever had the opportunity to work alongside.” — Co-Founder & Managing Director


“Thanks for the support Butch!” — Founder & CEO


“You have been great to work with. We couldn’t be more pleased. Thanks for your help on multiple positions Butch!” — CEO


“Thanks for bringing these wonderful people to us, Butch. You have a great knack for this!” — CEO


“Thanks for all of your hard work on this one Butch!” — President


“A big thank you to Butch and Mike for this very successful experience.” — Chief Technology Officer


“Thank you Butch for the outstanding volume and quality of candidates!” — Chief Financial Officer


“Butch You’re crushing it with great candidates (as usual). Thanks for the efforts! ” — Chief Business Officer


“Really great work by the Prestige team. We hired the first candidate we spoke to. Thanks Butch.” — Chief Operating Officer


“Appreciate your support Butch in our searches.” — Chief Operating Officer


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


“Fantastic work Butch by you and your team. One down and one to go!” — Chief Human Resources Officer


“Thanks for all your work Butch. We could not have gotten here without all of your help.” — Chief Human Resources 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


“Well done Butch on another hire successfully completed!” — Senior Vice President of CMC


“Couldn’t have done it without you, my friend. Another win for Prestige!” — 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’s tenacity sets the standard among recruiters. He will ensure timely communications with both candidate and employer, and provide straight, accurate answers. I recommend Butch whether you’re looking to hire or looking for your next career opportunity.— Senior Vice President of CMC


“You have knocked it out of the park and I am glad we are partners.— 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


“Great job to you and Mike for making this happen! Looking forward to our continued partnership!” — Vice President of Human Resources


“Thanks for your efforts on this one Butch!” — Vice President of CMC


“Thanks for everything Butch. Lots of coaching and timely feedback throughout the process. Very much appreciated!” — Vice President of MSAT


I am so glad that I had an opportunity to work with Prestige Scientific.  Not only did they find me the exact role that I wanted for my career, but they supported me throughout the entire process; listening to what role I wanted, ensuring that my key cultural and organizational facets were discussed and staying involved during the interview and hiring process to answer any questions.  This has been one of the best recruiting and hiring experiences I have had over my 20+ years in the industry. I’m truly excited to start this new role.— Executive Director of Biologics


“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


“Thanks for making it happen Butch!” — Director of Human Capital


“Thank you Butch for your perseverance in seeing this through. It’s been a long road for us to find the right person for this role and team. You have done it and we thank you so much for partnering with us!” — Director, HR Business Partner


“You guys have been so great at bringing so many great candidates to the table. I wish the rest of our recruiting efforts were this easy. Well done! You are on the top of our list now.” — Director of Human Resources


“Thanks for everything Butch. You have been a huge help throughout this process. I’ve always switched jobs solo, but it’s nice to work with someone like yourself. Thank you!” — CMC Director


“Thank you for your great support throughout the entire interviewing process Butch!” — Associate Director of CMC & Process Chemistry