Serving Our Clients with the Most Talented Insurance Professionals

About Us

Southwest Selective Search is a recruiting firm that specializes strictly within the insurance industry. Since 1989, we’ve helped companies find the superstar talent they need to stay as competitive as possible, and we’ve helped candidates enhance their careers by matching their talents with the top companies in their insurance field.

At Southwest Selective Search, we’re committed to offering a high level of service and satisfaction through the continued building and nurturing of relationships with both companies and candidates. These relationships allow us to provide more targeted solutions and better opportunities, and they also ensure that we stay constantly in touch with the needs of the professionals we serve.

We are “Executive Talent Scouts” in the Insurance & Financial Services Industry, but it’s really all about service. We believe the opportunity to be of service is a privilege. We serve by endeavoring to find established leaders and rising stars that achieve bottom-line differences in the organizations that they serve.

We value excellence, leadership, personal and professional growth, mutual respect and courtesy, integrity and ethical behavior in collaborating with our colleagues, our clients and candidates, and our national network of executive search firms and industry contacts. Using our abilities as trainers and educators in working with colleagues, clients and candidates to show them how they can be more effective as it relates to certain skills and processes.

We create long-term, value-added, win-win relationships with our “partner” clients, providing them with comprehensive consulting and search services, and a process to identify, attract, and hire exemplary quality candidates in filling search assignments.

We treat candidates with dignity and respect, providing them forthright, timely feedback and support in assisting them to reach their career objectives.

We recognize and appreciate the joy in our work. Effectively managing the business process allows us to leave work each day with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.



Paul began his insurance career in 1975 with a large national insurance company focusing on sales and marketing and progressed to ownership of a independent insurance agency in the Midwest. In 1982, Paul and his family, relocated to the Dallas, Texas area where he began his insurance recruiting career. In January 1989, Southwest Selective Search was formed. Paul’s work ethic and reputation for quality service has allowed him to win numerous local and state awards over the years. Under Paul’s leadership, and the support of many longstanding client companies, the company has maintained consistent growth and strives to provide personal service to each of our clients and candidates. At Southwest Selective Search, we use every resource at our disposal to help meet your hiring needs and achieve your individual career goals.

Southwest Selective Search is proud to be a member of the National Insurance Recruiters Association. NIRA is a professional association of highly select insurance recruiting firms operating on a regional, national, and international basis. Our member firms work together on a cooperative basis which gives us more comprehensive geographic coverage for both our clients and candidates. For recruiting firms to be selected as members of the National Insurance Recruiters Association, they must first go through an extensive selection process which includes background and reference checks. Members must also then be voted into membership by all member firms of National Insurance Recruiters Association. As a potential candidate or client, you can be assured that when you choose to work with a NIRA recruiter, you are working with one of the most professional, knowledgeable, and ethical recruiters in the world.

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