Mary Knatt

Managing Director

Mary Knatt serves as Managing Director with Conquest Recruiting. She is poised and competent with demonstrated ability to get the job done effectively. She is an ardent recruiter and executive search executive playing a proactive intermediary role essential in communicating, evaluating and negotiating with trend-setting C-Suite visionaries (CEO, COO, etc.) who provide comprehensive organizational or departmental leadership as well as senior executives (EVP, SVP, etc.) responsible for forming strategic vision, planning and execution.

Mary has over 10 years of experience in business development discovering key areas of opportunity and career leverage for potential candidates of top marketplace talent. She excels in establishing contacts in the business community through active participation in networking events. She has acquired business and managed multiple high volume recruitment projects in especially hard-to-fill niche markets areas such as IT start-ups (private equity and venture capital backed) and small, high growth/high potential companies in the leading technology space. Her 10+ years of experience in full lifecycle recruiting was spent working with upper levels of decision makers as well as rock star candidates specializing in Logistics, IT/IS (Software Developers, Project Leaders/Manager, Systems/Analysts, Programmers, DBAs), Data/Telecommunications, Sales & Marketing, and Executive Administration.

Mary has always had passion for helping others turn their hobbies into profitable businesses by providing strategic business planning services through local incubators and colleges. She founded Ares Solutions, LLC – a company that was created for the sole purpose of supporting the successful development of small entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support services.

Mary is a Slidell, Louisiana native and mother of two children ages three months and 11 years. She attended DeVry University where she double majored in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration. She is an MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) specializing in Microsoft SharePoint. She is a guest blogger on where she contributes advice and adventures in motherhood. She is also a self-proclaimed “foodie” and enjoys cooking as well as discovering great neighborhood cafes and restaurants.