H.I. Executive Consulting Expands in Hong Kong

January 29, 2024 – Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (H.I.E.C.) has expanded with the addition of Lee Brantingham as a partner based in Hong Kong. “Lee brings invaluable expertise to both the technology & software and private equity practice groups, enhancing the firm’s presence across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region,” the search firm said. “We are excited to have Lee join our team at H.I.E.C, especially given his impressive track record in the technology and private equity sectors in Asia,” said Tim Chamberlain, managing partner and global co-leader, software & technology practice, H.I.E.C. “His deep understanding of the regional market dynamics and his ability to attract high-caliber leadership talent are invaluable to our firm.”

Mr. Brantingham joins H.I.E.C with over 20 years of experience in Greater China, having lived in Shanghai, Taipei, and Hong Kong. He was previously  co-managing of NGS Global’s Singapore office. Mr. Brantingham has made placements in senior roles within internet search, auctions, payments, and cloud sectors. Additionally, he has experience in enterprise software, the semiconductor ecosystem, and electronic manufacturing services. Most of Mr. Brantingham’s executive search work has been centered on recruiting country and regional heads and their direct reports.

Prior to his executive search career, Mr. Brantingham served as the director of business development in Greater China for a NASDAQ-listed supply chain software company. He also held a regional marketing role for American Tool Companies (now part of Newell Rubbermaid) during the late 1990s, handling marketing for 25 brands across 22 Asian countries. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brantingham was the director of Mainland China operations for an American manufacturing firm, where he established the Shanghai office and several joint venture manufacturing plants in Shandong and Jiangsu Province. He is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.

“Joining H.I.E.C is a significant milestone in my career,” Mr. Brantingham said. “I am excited to apply my regional expertise and extensive experience in executive search to further strengthen the firm’s capabilities in the technology and private equity practice groups. I am committed to delivering exceptional results for our clients globally.”

H.I. Executive Consulting Appoints CEO
H.I. Executive Consulting has named Stacey Mainiero as its CEO, based in New York. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Stacey to HIEC during an exciting period for the firm,” said chairman Michael Bornhaeusser. We are a fast-growing organization focused on delivering transformational leaders for our digital focused clients and Stacey’s skills and experience will prove invaluable as HIEC enters the next phase of its growth acceleration journey with expansion into new markets and territories. I wish Stacey every success in her new role.”

H.I. Executive Consulting is a global transformational executive search firm founded in 2007, focused on hiring transformational board, CEO, and senior-level executives globally for digital focused clients. The firm operates across 13 offices in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

Recent Growth

In December, H.I. Executive Consulting added John Smith as a partner in the technology & software practice, based in London. “We are thrilled to welcome John Smith to our team,” said Tim Chamberlain, managing partner & global co-leader, technology & software practice, HIEC. “His extensive experience and proven track record in the technology & software sector will be invaluable to our firm. John’s expertise in SaaS, go-to-market and C-level leadership will also be instrumental in strengthening our technology & software practice, across the European market.”

Mr. Smith is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in executive search within the technology sector. He joins HIEC from Renaissance Leadership, where he excelled as a partner. At Renaissance, Mr. Smith led the SaaS and go-to-market practice, specializing in high-level searches for roles such as CRO, CMO, CCO, VP sales, and VP EMEA. His work primarily focused on VC & PE backed software companies across Europe. “This underlines HIEC’s ability to access a diverse range of board and executive talent from across the spectrum of VC, PE and corporate sectors,” the search firm said.

Related: HIEC Expands Industrial and Consumer and Retail Practices

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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