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

Press Releases

H.I. Executive Consulting Appoints Melissa Reed as Partner to Focus on Consumer & Retail

(May 22, 2018) HIEC welcomes Melissa Reed as a Partner in the London office with a focus on the global Consumer & Retail markets. Melissa has twenty years’ experience in retail and consumer executive search. She has worked with many leading international quoted, private, and investor-backed clients on key positions including Chief Executive, Non-Executive Director as well as a

Tim Robson, Global MP at HIEC, Moves to the New York Office

(May 8, 2018) Tim is the Global Co-Lead in Digital & Technology, and Global Lead in Business & Professional Services. Tim’s global experience and industry knowledge makes him a much sought out search executive amongst the clients looking for international industry knowledge and experience. He works extensively with Private Equity firms on initial as well

H.I. Executive Consulting Expands in APAC

(April 2, 2018) HIEC is proud to announce the hiring of three new Partners across Asia-Pacific to further strengthen its presence in the region. The appointments serve to better support the company’s mission of providing seamlessly connected global services to clients across the world in Digital & Technology, Consumer & Retail, Professional Services, Financial Services

H.I. Executive Consulting appoints Walter Hagemeier as Managing Partner

(Nov. 7, 2017) HIEC welcomes Walter Hagemeier as a Managing Partner in the Global Industry & Professional Services practice with a focus on Technology & Digital. He will be based out of the Zug office in Switzerland. Walter joins from Accenture, where as a Managing Director he led Management and Strategy Consulting within the German-speaking

Heather Grayson joins H.I. Executive Consulting as Global Real Estate & Infrastructure Partner

(Oct. 6, 2016) HIEC is happy to welcome Heather Grayson as the new Global Real Estate & Infrastructure Partner based at our Asia Pacific offices. Prior to joining HIEC, Heather was a Partner within a leading international boutique heading the Real Estate Sector in Asia Pacific. She has conducted Executive Search work in the US,


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/