About CEG


Who We Are:

At CEG Partners we have over 100 years cumulative experience in People, Process, and Technology improvement for all types of businesses – including start-ups, turnarounds, and Fortune 100 companies across all industries.  Our value includes:

  • We Recruit from our unique nationwide database populated with over 7,000 pre-screened technical and executive professionals and have access to millions more.
  • Operational Excellence consulting with emphasis on reducing cycle time (customer wait) and improving quality through Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Corporate Governance, Change Management, Project Management and Full Life Cycle technology deployments supporting merger/acquisition integration efforts.

We are full service recruiters, if you are ready to get your company to the next level, we can help.

Kathleen Branton, Managing Partner
Kathleen Branton,
Managing Partner

With a Master’s degree in Science and a solid, diverse career background, Managing Partner Kathleen brings CEG Partners a wealth of experience gained from her former position as Senior Director of Education and Governmental Relations at AETN.  Because of her vast experience in hiring and managing personnel for the State of Arkansas, she is eminently qualified in her position at CEG Partners.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin

Please feel free to email her at kathleenbranton@cegpartners.com with any questions or business inquiries regarding our wide array of services.


Shani Beard, Marketing Manager / Sr. Recruiter


As CEG Partners’ Senior Recruiter, Shani is responsible for researching and prescreening talent. Having a strong background in engineering and database management, she understands the technical details needed by companies and works with candidates to ensure smooth transitions to new careers. In addition, she oversees a variety of marketing strategies for the agency.

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”  Robert H. Schuller

Please feel free to email her at shanibeard@cegpartners.com with recruiting or marketing questions.

Erin Watson, Operations Manager Sales
Erin Watson,
National Recruiting Manager

A Masters of Education degree and several years experience in executive recruiting and customer management has well qualified Erin as Operations Manager and Technical Recruiter for CEG Partners.   An efficient communicator, she supports the team in business relationships, identifying new opportunities, and maintaining key relationships; and in addition, provides excellent training through our consulting services.

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called Stress; Working hard for something we love is called Passion.”  Simon Sinek 

Please feel free to email her at erinwatson@cegpartners.com with questions about recruiting services or business opportunities and partnerships.

LaConda Watson Business Developer

As Business Developer, LaConda Watson brings twenty years of expertise and training to CEG Partners.  Working toward a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and with an MBA in Human Resource Management, she is imminently qualified for her position.  Her strong interpersonal skills and leadership ability has earned her recognition for team-building, business development, management, and communications.  LaConda’s solid background in working with Inside Sales, Customer Support, Project Management and Consulting greatly enhances our growing business.

                  “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”. Maya Angelou

To contact LaConda email her at lacondawatson@cegpartners.com and she will be happy to discuss any business opportunities or questions.