About Us

Holden Richardson is a boutique executive recruiting firm focused on building leadership teams in the diversified industrial space, with a strong concentration in automotive, on-and off-highway, and specialty equipment OEMs and their Tier One and Tier Two supply base.  The team has substantial experience in new technologies including ADAS, automotive electrification, and energy storage and controls/software.

Holden Richardson has a demonstrated track record of working with large F500 companies as well as small venture backed companies at the opposite end of the spectrum.  The key is a high level of personal touch throughout the duration of each project.  As a boutique, we take on a limited number of assignments to assure our clients have access to competitor talent.

Through our FLIGHT offering, we help clients attract that next level of bench strength – Managers and Directors.  Since FLIGHT’s inception in 2016, we have completed more than 100 assignments for this hard to attract level of management in functions that include operations, plant management, supply chain, finance, engineering, and sales.  Through our partnership with TheCareerLifecycle, clients have access to candidate assessment and leadership and team coaching.

The Holden Richardson team brings together combined executive search experience grounded in firms such as Korn Ferry International, Heidrick & Struggles, and Spencer Stuart. Its consultants combine their deep knowledge of recruiting with their expertise in the fields of automotive and industrial markets.

With offices in Chicago, New York, San Francico, and Detroit, the firm works globally to support a broad range of clients headquartered both in the U.S. and outside the U.S. Its clients include Fortune 500 enterprises, European-headquartered companies, and private equity, VC-backed, and family-owned businesses.

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The Holden Richardson team brings together 50+ years of combined executive search experience grounded in firms such as Korn Ferry International, Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart. Its consultants combine their deep knowledge of recruiting with their expertise in the fields of automotive and industrial markets.

Solutions And Expertise

At Holden Richardson, its expert team works with technology and consumer products companies looking for state-of-art automotive experience to back-of-house operations including, purchasing and supply chain, engineering, manufacturing, and product development.

The firm’s focus is on high-touch executive search from the CEO and board level down to a senior manager position and more. They’re industry specialists across the automotive and diversified manufacturing sectors, filling positions for senior teams across general management, operations and engineering, as well as corporate staff roles such as finance, human resources, strategy, communications, and sales and marketing.

Solutions
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Data & Analytics
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
Functions
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Holden Richardson Lands Chief Legal Officer for Stoneridge
Holden Richardson Thomas Dono chief legal officer Stoneridge

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of attorneys is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is projected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all

Press Releases

Troy Price Joins Equipment Consolidation Company as Chief Executive Officer

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, March 2018 –  Holden Richardson is pleased to announce Troy Price has joined Equipment Consolidation Company [ECC] as Chief Executive Officer.  Troy joins ECC from Big Iron Auctions where he served as Vice President of Sales.  Previously, Troy served as President of RPM – a Midwest-based CNH dealer group where he led the

Holden Richardson Recruits Thomas Dono Jr. as Chief Legal Officer of Stoneridge

NOVI, MI, January 8, 2018 – We are pleased to announce Thomas M. “Tom” Dono Jr. has joined Stoneridge, Inc. as Chief Legal Officer based in Novi, Michigan.  Stoneridge [NYSE: SRI] designs and manufactures highly engineered electrical and electronic components and systems for the global automotive and commercial vehicle sectors.  Tom is a native of

Holden Richardson Barrie Green as Vice President, Human Resources for Carlisle FoodService Products

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, December 11, 2017 – The Carlisle FoodService Products platform of Carlisle Companies, Inc., recently appointed Ms. Barrie Green as Vice President, Human Resources. Barrie joins Carlisle from Overhead Door where she served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Horton Automatics Division.  At Overhead, Barrie joined as an HR Manager, and

Robert Willig Joins Stoneridge, Inc. as President, Control Devices

NOVI, MI, November 1, 2017 – Stoneridge, Inc. [NYSE: SRI] is pleased to announce that Robert “Bob” Willig has joined the company as President, Control Devices.  Stoneridge designs and manufactures highly engineered electrical and electronic components and systems for the global automotive and commercial vehicle sectors. Bob is a Detroit native, and brings to the

Holden Richardson adds to lead Legal Practice Group

CHICAGO, IL,  October 15, 2017 – Holden Richardson adds Danielle Sanzi [Major, USMCR] to lead Legal Practice Group with a focus on in-house/general counsel, compliance, regulatory, and government/military contract positions. Danielle joined Holden Richardson in October 2017. She is a California native and graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she earned a