H.I. Executive Consulting Expands

December 7, 2023 – Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has expanded with the addition of 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.

Prior to his time with Renaissance Leadership, Mr. Smith made significant contributions at Spencer Stuart and Gillamor Stephens, where he recruited for numerous FTSE100 & Fortune 500 technology companies. HIEC notes that this experience has equipped him with a deep understanding of the industry and an extensive network of transformational leaders.

“Joining H.I.E.C is a significant step in my career,” said Mr. Smith. “I am excited to bring my experience and insights to the table and work with the talented team here. Together, we aim to continue driving excellence and providing top-notch services to our clients in the ever-evolving technology & Software landscape.”

HIEC 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.

Newly Appointed CEO

Last year, HIEC 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.”

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Ms. Mainiero joins HIEC from ZRG Partners where she held the role of COO, managing and overseeing the firm’s global corporate activity of retained executive search and talent management across the firm’s global offices. In this role, Ms. Mainiero provided leadership and direction across the operational functions of the firm including finance, IT, HR, recruitment, and research. During her time at ZRG, she obtained private equity investment to fuel the ongoing growth of the firm. Ms. Mainiero has over 20 years of leadership experience, having previously held a number of roles including operating as an executive search partner and as senior director of operations at Korn Ferry.

HIEC Continues Expansion
H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has expanded with the addition of Matt Raggio as a partner in the software and technology practice, based in the Silicon Valley. “We are excited to have Matt join our software and technology practice, as our firm continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said Tim Chamberlain, managing partner and practice lead, technology and software. “Matt’s 20 years of executive search experience, combined with his deep knowledge of the technology space, will prove invaluable to our clients at HIEC.”

The appointment of a CEO marks another important milestone in the growth and evolution of HIEC as a firm and will further support the expansion of its business in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.

New Addition

Earlier this year, HIEC appointed Tony Leng as a managing partner and CIO and CTO global leader. He is based in San Francisco. “We are very pleased to add a partner of Tony’s quality to our rapidly expanding technology and software team,” said Richard Brennan, global managing partner and practice lead, technology and software. “His vast experience of both search and corporate leadership is a great blend that will benefit our clients both in the U.S. and globally.” Mr. Leng most recently was with Diversified Search Group, where he served as managing director, practice lead and OMP leading the firm’s transformation and CIO/IT officers practices.

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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