From Humble Beginnings, Evergreen is born from ICON
What started out in 1998 as a woman-owned small IT Human Capital business offering better service at better prices, ICON Information Consultants soon grew into a force in the Recruiting and Payroll industry. In 2016, Evergreen was born to serve the needs of the independent recruiter by leveraging the systems, process, and financial strength of ICON processing payroll for over 3,500 people. Evergreen Contract Resources is built to help our independent recruiters seamlessly and professionally add contractors to their book of business.
Judy Collins, Partner
Judy Collins, CPCC, has been active in the Search and Staffing Industry since 1993, serving in various
roles such as Payroll Manager, Marketing and Sales Director, and General Manager. In 2016 Judy started
Evergreen Contract Resources, providing full back-office services including employer of record (EOR) to
independent recruiters and direct hire firms. Judy is happy to join Mike Willis, Chairman of Willis Group
and Tim O’Roarke, Managing Director of Icon, to ensure the success of Evergreen.
She has served in many capacities for local, state and national staffing associations. Judy is on the
executive board of the Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants (HAAPC) and the recipient of
2007 Outstanding Contributions to the Community, 2010 Helping Hand Award, 2012 Outstanding
Contributions to The Staffing Industry, and 2016 Special Recognition and Lifetime Member. Judy is a past
Corporate Director for the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). In 2016 Judy was the
winner of the prestigious NAPS Harold B. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Previously she served on
the executive board of the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants (TAPC) and received the 2009
President’s Award. Judy remains active in the staffing industry and regularly represents Evergreen
Contract Resources at conferences and industry events, nation-wide. In early 2019 Judy satisfied the
requirements for Certified Professional Career Coach and has been named Partner with Evergreen
Contract Resources. She attended Saint Agnes Academy and Saint Louis University. Judy is a native
Texan, married and the proud mother of three sons.
Craig Rickard – Director, Customer Engagement
Craig Rickard manages customer engagement for Evergreen Contract Resources in Houston, Texas. He is also a headhunter with Westcott & Washington, a boutique search firm that specializes in supply chain and procurement roles serving the oil and gas industry. Craig has been in the recruiting business for over 15 years. He’s married with four sons, is a proud University of Houston Bauer College graduate, and supporter of UH Athletics. He is also active in local community organizations and his church.