Polaris Talent Team

We work hard so we can play hard whether we are backstage, onstage, or at the ballpark.
We are thinkers, creatives, problem solvers, and entrepreneurs.
We are Polaris Talent.

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We are Polaris Talent

We trace our roots back over 40 years to when Marshall and Marie, lifelong friends, met in junior high. When Marie was looking for business partners she could trust and invest in she turned to Marshall and her daughter, Roma, to help her realize a dream and disrupt an industry while having fun doing it.

When it was time to grow Polaris Talent, Marie, Marshall, and Roma knew that they wanted to bring Bekka on board. Roma and Bekka met when they were at a summer dance program and shortly became best friends. 

The strength of Polaris Talent is built on the foundations of the connection between all of us here. 

Marie Watkins Polaris Talent CEO and Founder

Marie Watkins

Founder & CVO (Chief Vision Officer)

Marie Watkins

Marie is passionate about showing the world what good recruiting looks like. She brings 20+ years of global staffing experience to the table and is a coach and mentor to startups. Marie finds left-right brain balance by writing and building costumes for theatre and ballet. She is also proud to have been chosen as the 2022 Wisconsin SBA Women In Business Champion.

Roma Watkins

Roma is a Co-Founder, Program Manager and one of the Lead Recruiters. There is no skill set she can’t find, no matter where they are, and no project she can’t handle. A native of San Diego, she balances building Polaris Talent with a ballet and musical theatre career. She also enjoys teaching and giving back to her local San Diego, CA community.

Roma Watkins Polaris Talent CMO and Co-Founder

Roma Watkins

Co-Founder, Program Manager, and Lead Recruiter

Marshall Folger Polaris Talent COO and Co-Founder

Marshall Folger

Co-Founder and Chief of Staff

Marshall Folger

Marshall is a ninja-level sourcer and jack-of-all-trades handling recruiting, research, biz dev, and whatever else lands on his plate. A native of Wisconsin, he manages our Third Coast location. He is a singer/songwriter who is never far from a guitar in his free time.

Bekka Underwood

Bekka Underwood is Polaris Talent’s Creative Director. She is pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design and can architect any image or campaign effortlessly. She is a former ballet dancer who is passionate about compelling design, art history, and animation. She loves finding new music and working on concept art.

Bekk Underwood

Bekka Underwood

Creative Director

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