About Us

H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) is a leading global executive search firm focused on hiring Board, CEO and Senior-level executives globally. HIEC was established by several senior partners from the leading global search firms to disrupt the traditional approach to executive search by placing a premium focus on hiring transformational leaders across the sectors we serve – Digital & Technology, Financial Services & Real Estate, Industrial & Automotive, Consumer, Retail & Leisure, and Business & Professional Services.

Rapid globalization has given rise to new types of disruptive leaders, spread across the globe, in the traditional and transformative functional areas. At HIEC, we are devoted to connecting the world’s leading corporations, Private Equity, and Venture Capital portfolio firms with this new wave of leaders to help our clients scale and win in the digitized economy.

Operating across 13 offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, unified by one global P&L and delivery model, we have cultivated a new professional standard that challenges the competitors in our field. Our agile, borderless team structure enables us to deliver bespoke services from an integrated group of consultants working as one team focused on one goal: to deliver exceptional services and outstanding results in our clients’ best interests.

Solutions And Expertise

Finding and attracting the right talent to move your business forward

Our global reach makes hiring across borders and industries a seamless process.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Executive Tracker
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Cloud Based
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • FinTech
  • Global Markets
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial Products
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
Functions
  • Advertising
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Consumer Services
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

What the New Normal Might Look Like for Companies After COVID-19

As countries around the world ease their lockdown restrictions, workers are looking forward to getting back to normal. But what will “normal” look like in the post-COVID business environment? In two new reports, Philippe Tschannen, global managing partner of H.I. Executive Consulting, outlines major changes your company can expect and explores the impact this will have on digital

Press Releases

H.I. Executive Consulting Ranked Top 100 Executive Search Firm for 2nd Consecutive Year by Forbes

(July 1, 2020) H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC), a leading global executive search firm focused on hiring Board, CEO and Senior-level executives globally, is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, the firm has been ranked in the top 100 on Forbes’ America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms for 2020. A total of 200 firms are ranked

How Can We Leverage Technology and data Analytics to Make Great Hiring Decisions, Even at a Time When Traditional Business Processes Are Disrupted

(April 7, 2020) Face to face interviews are always an integral part of important hiring decisions. Although recent research has questioned the added value of unstructured interviews, it would be hard to find an organization that feels comfortable making decisions without this step. Traditionally, face-to-face interviews are used to learn more about the values, competencies,

COVID-19 Important Information

(March 17, 2020) In light of the ongoing developments around Covid-19, we appreciate that there could be a significant disruption to your businesses and the wider economy and felt it important to underline our commitment and partnership in supporting you throughout the forthcoming weeks and months where access to talent, knowledge and networks could support

Rob Carter Joins HIEC to Focus on Global Software & Services

(Feb. 26, 2020) H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC), the leading global executive search firm, welcomes Rob Carter as a Principal. Based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, he will focus on growing and serving HIEC’s global software & services client portfolio. Prior to joining HIEC, Rob was Associate and Principal at two leading boutique executive search firms

Gary Taylor Joins HIEC as Partner to Focus on Venture Capital

(Feb. 12, 2020) H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC), the leading global executive search firm, welcomes Gary Taylor as a Partner. Based out of London, he will focus on Venture Capital and high-growth technology businesses. Prior to joining HIEC, Gary was a Partner at a leading boutique executive search firm in London, where he focused on supporting