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

Ann Weiser joins Chicago Cubs as Vice President, Human Resources

CHICAGO, IL, February 1, 2017 — The Chicago Cubs named Ann Weiser as Vice President, Human Resources.  Weiser is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach where she received her degree in Sociology.  Upon graduation, Ann moved to Chicago where she joined American Hospital Supply, which would later become Baxter Healthcare.  After eight

Andy Ridgway joins T.I. Automotive as Vice President HVAC and Thermal Management Product Line

AUBURN HILLS, MI, January 5, 2017 — T.I. Automotive, a leading supplier of fluid systems for every major global OE, announced today that Andy Ridgway, formerly North American CEO of global engineering firm IAV, joined the company as Vice President fo the Thermal Management Product Line.  Ridgway is a native of Manchester, England where he

Peter Ziparo joins Nexteer Automotive as Vice President and General Counsel

AUBURN HILLS, MI, December 2, 2106 — Nexteer Automotive announced today that Peter Ziparo joined the company as Vice President and General Counsel.  He joined Nexteer after 14 years of progressive legal experience at Visteon that culminated in his promotion to Vice President and General Counsel.  Prior to joining Visteon in 2002, Ziparo had been