Meet the 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.

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.

Marie Watkins

Founder & CEO

Marie is bootstrapping us while working as a Sr. Talent Manager for a Silicon Valley unicorn.  She sits on our Board and brings 20+ years of global staffing experience to the table. Despite moving to San Diego in 1986, she is a Wisconsin girl at heart. Marie finds left-right brain balance by writing and building costumes for theatre and ballet.

Roma Watkins

Co-Founder and CMO

Roma is our Brand Manager and Lead Recruiter. There is no skill set she can't find, no matter where they are. A native of San Diego, she balances building Polaris Talent with a ballet and musical theatre career.

Marshall Folger

Co-Founder and COO

Marshall is a jack-of-all-trades handling research, sourcing, 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.

Local Roots. Global Experience.

Whether you need a local hire or someone in China, we can do it...because we have done it.  We have global experience and are OFCCP and GDPR compliant.