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

Press Releases

Neera Talbert Joins CDK Global Vice President, Product Management, Data & Analytics

AUSTIN, TX, October 9, 2017 – CDK Global announced today that Neera Talbert joined the company as Vice President, Product Management, Data & Analytics.  CDK Global [NASDAQ: CDK] is based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and provides software for automotive, truck, motorcycle, marine, and RV dealers around the world. Neera joins CDK from Microsoft Consulting Services

Sinto America Group Appoints Michael Halsband as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

EAST LANSING, MI, September 11, 2017 – The North American operations of Sinto America Group [www.sinto.com] recently appointed Michael Halsband as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Michael joins Sinto America after leading the ATW Automation Division of ATS Assembly and Test, Inc. He served as General Manager for this global leader in assembly

Greg Lasonde joins Mayco Industries as Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO, IL, August 22, 2017 — Mayco Industries announced today that Greg Lasonde, formerly a Senior Executive with MacLean Fogg, joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.  Mayco Industries is a business unit of Chicago-based Imperial Group, and is the largest, most diversified manufacturer of lead-based products in the United States. It is a leading

Charles Thomas to Join General Motors Company as Chief Data Officer

DETROIT, MI, July, 2017 — General Motors has selected Charles Thomas as the company’s first Chief Data Officer [CDO].  Charles was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer for Wells Fargo.  He brings to the role a Bachelor’s in History and a Master’s in Sociology from Baylor University, and a PhD from Yale University in

Brad Barber joins General Motors as Executive Director Global Workplace Safety Operations

DETROIT, MI, May, 2017 — General Motors announced today that Brad Barber, formerly Corporate Vice President, Safety, Health & Environment for Parsons Corporation, has joined the company as Executive Director, Global Workplace Safety.  Barber brings to the role a Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety from Murray State University and a Master’s in Industrial Hygiene from Tulane