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
  • 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
  • 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 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

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

HIEC Welcomes New North America Partner, Mary Francia

(Oct. 25, 2021) H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC), the leading global executive search firm, is pleased to welcome Mary Francia as Partner. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Mary joins at a time of significant growth in North America for the firm. A Global Strategy expert with over 25 years of diverse leadership experience and P&L ownership

HIEC Supports Volcon With Successful Search for CEO With the Appointment of Jordan Davis

(Aug. 30, 2021) HIEC would like to congratulate Jordan Davis on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer at, US based, Volcon, the first all-electric, off-road powersports company. Jordan has been recruited to execute Volcon’s 360-degree plan, leading the next operational phase of the company including on-going improvement to the organisation’s processes including production efficiency, marketing

HIEC Welcomes Four New Partners Across APAC and Europe as it Looks to Further Growth

(Sept. 16, 2021) H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC), the leading global executive search firm, welcomes two new Managing Partners, Bill Katsaros based in Sydney and Stephan Tils based in Munich, and two new Partners, Angel Wong in Hong Kong and Laurence Maheo in Paris. Angel joins our APAC office to focus on Financial Services and in particular


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/