Parker Blake was founded to provide boutique staffing services to a limited number of clients, enabling us to give extraordinary attention to each client and to find the best person for each position. While we successfully place many clients each week, each placement is the result of a deep, thorough search, extensive examination of skills, experience, and cultural fit, and complete reference check and interviews.
The professionals at Parker Blake are highly accomplished, personable, creative, talented, well-connected and focused on provided outstanding results in the shortest possible time period. We specialize in finding the precise people that our clients need, focusing on C-level executives and Sales and Marketing professionals. To serve our clients fully, we also provide consulting services.
Beth (Martin) Simpson
CEO, Parker Blake
Beth Simpson is an executive search strategist, recruiter, and founder/CEO of Parker Blake, an national executive recruiting firm based in Atlanta. Parker Blake is known for outstanding performance in understanding each client company’s culture and business distinctives, resulting in placements characterized by exceptional fit and longevity. Founded on key principles of integrity and trust, Parker Blake conducts executive search and placement across multiple industries, with a strong focus on marketing, sales, innovation, and hard-to-find specialty talent. Beth’s primary focus in on finding talented professionals for senior, executive, and mid-level positions in companies ranging from Fortune 500 to non-profit organizations.
Beth has excelled in executive recruiting and business management for more than 20 years, including roles in business development and technology. She focuses on establishing strong partnerships with client companies and candidates through deep understanding of goals, objectives, and concerns, leading to tailored strategies that match highly qualified talent with carefully curated opportunities. Parker Blake serves executive search clients in direct hire, interim, and recruitment process outsourcing efforts.
Prior to founding Parker Blake, Beth was a top performer in several large placement firms and in corporate recruiting positions. She is a graduate of Oglethorpe University and resides in Marietta, Georgia, with her husband and children. She is an active member of StoneBridge Church and volunteers her time and expertise with the employment programs of various local non-profits.
Lauren Train is an executive recruiter with a background in sales, marketing, and project management. Lauren’s forte is in building positive, professional relationships and gaining an in-depth knowledge of her client’s culture and hiring needs. She partners with candidates throughout the process to ensure they can put their best foot forward, while she communicates effectively with all. She strives to see opportunities from both the candidate side and the employer’s perspective, considering each position to be filled as a chance to create a “win-win” for both Parker Blake’s client and for the new hire.
Lauren is an inveterate learner with a strong desire to tackle new markets, new clients, and new projects. She is always looking for an opportunity to grow in her field and to be creative in her search of finding the best candidate for a position.
In a recent candidate’s words, “Lauren went above and beyond in each step of the process like no other recruiter I have worked with before … Lauren is a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with! I was very impressed by Lauren and my experience with her. She is a top-notch recruiter.”
Lauren has experience in non-profit work, and she considers her strengths to be in working with sales and marketing, engineering, manufacturing, and finance and accounting searches. In addition to her business experience, Lauren has also taught at the collegiate level. She has earned a master’s degree from Georgia College and State University and a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from the University of Alabama. Lauren is a runner, enjoys counseling college students on careers, and is active in her church. She lives near Atlanta with her husband and four children.