About Us

H.I. Executive Consulting (H.I.E.C) is a leading global executive search firm focused on hiring Board, CEO and Senior-level executives globally. H.I.E.C 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 H.I.E.C, 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.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Executive Tracker
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
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  • 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
  • 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

H.I. Executive Consulting Assists Volcon with CEO Search

H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has recruited Jordan Davis as the new chief executive officer of Volcon, the first all-electric, off-road powersports company. He will succeed Andrew Leisner, who has served as CEO since the company’s establishment. “We are delighted to have played our part in the search for Volcon’s chief executive officer,” said Brian Donohoe, partner. “We

Why Talent is Key to a Post-Pandemic Retail Sector Resurgence

These are revolutionary times for retail with COVID-19 having accelerated some fundamental trends across the sector. This has in turn created a fertile environment for the most able executives to set themselves apart and chart a course for a successful, digitally focused future, according to a new report by Melissa Reed, a  consumer and retail

H.I. Executive Consulting Expands in New York

H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has expanded with the additions of Matt Schwartz as a partner and Randi Sperber as a consultant in New York. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Matt and Randi join our growing North America and global team,” said Tim Robson, global managing partner. “They are outstanding talents in their own right and they share

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

Simon M. Kalbermatten joins H.I.E.C as a Partner, Industrial Practice

(July 4th 2022)-H.I.E.C (H.I. Executive Consulting), the leading global transformational executive search firm, is pleased to announce that Simon Kalbermatten has joined the firm as a Partner in its industrial practice, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Simon was most recently the Managing Director and Delegate of the Board of Directors at Linde Material Handling Schweiz AG,

H.I.E.C Appoints Stacey Mainiero as CEO – Leading Global Executive Search Firm Selects CEO for Next Stage of Growth

NEW YORK, 6th of JUNE 2022: HIEC, the leading global transformational Executive Search firm is delighted to announce the appointment of Stacey Mainiero as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), based in New York. Stacey joins HIEC from ZRG Partners Inc where she held the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), managing and overseeing the firm’s

HIEC Welcomes New North America Principal, David Rio

March 15, 2022) HIEC, the leading global executive search firm, is pleased to welcome David Rio as a Principal, based in Chicago, Illinois. David joins at a time of significant and sustained growth in North America for the firm. A global talent expert and recruiting leader with over 25 years of experience working in executive

Ed Fanshawe Promoted to Managing Partner

(Jan. 25, 2022) Ed joined HIEC in early 2020 from a leading boutique search firm. As a Managing Partner based in London, Ed will be leading the growth of HIEC’s Private Equity Solutions practice, with a dual focus of hiring Investors and in-fund roles to lead the growth of Private Equity Funds, as well as

Melissa Reed Promoted to Managing Partner

(Jan. 17, 2022) Melissa joined HIEC in May 2018 and has over twenty years’ experience in retail and consumer executive search. Melissa has worked with a large number of leading international quoted, private, and investor-backed clients on key positions including Chief Executive and Non-Executive Director as well as a wide range of general management and


The HIEC Private Equity Podcast
Tim Robson’s Interview with The Tech Talks Daily Podcast, Featuring Dr. Anita Sands (Nov. 2020)
Tim Robson’s Interview with The Tech Talks Daily Podcast (Oct. 2019)

The Path to your first Corporate Board Role, Part III: Network – by Mary Francia
Exploring the new transformational leadership demands in B2B sales
The Path to your first Corporate Board Role, Part II: Research – by Mary Francia
The Path to your first Corporate Board Role, Part I: Preparation – by Mary Francia
H.I.E.C Private Equity Series, Part III: The most in-demand positions in Private Equity and skills these Executives need – by Ed Fanshawe
How Talent Mapping Can Improve Diversity
Why Your Sustainability Leader Must Sit at Your Top Table
Fighting the Wage War as We Head Into 2022
Navigating the Next Wave of C-Suite Changes
Hiring in times of Corona, an interview with Philip Alsén – Global Talent Acquisition Director at Syncron
What It Takes to Create a Digital-First C-suite
Evolution of the C-Suite: What Changes Can We Anticipate in the Coming Years?
Where to Find Your Next AI Leader
Retailers Bridge the Digital Gap With Tech C-suite Positions
Essential Traits of Business-Driven IT Leaders

White Papers
Maximising The Opportunity Requires Investment in People
Driving Sustainable, Scalable and Repeatable Growth
Talent Recruiting in China is all About Transformational Leaders
Post Covid-19 Economy Fuels Faith in Crypto Trading
The New Normal After COVID-19
Digital Transformation After COVID-19
Digital Create-ups and the Winners in the War for Talent
To view more White Papers, visit https://hiec.com/category/white-papers/