Heidrick & Struggles Names Supply Chain & Operations Practice Leader

Heidrick & Struggles International Carlos Garcia

December 5, 2017 – Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Carlos Garcia to lead its supply chain and operations practice globally, adding to his role as partner in charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office.

“Carlos’ proven leadership skills and expertise recruiting and advising senior supply chain and operations executives across all industry sectors will further enhance Heidrick’s impact with clients globally,” said Ron Lumbra, partner and regional leader for the Americas. “He consistently exemplifies our firm’s values through his collaborative approach, dedication to clients and commitment to driving our functional practice growth strategy forward.”

With 30 years of experience in the supply chain and operations sector, Mr. Garcia actively recruits senior executives for sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, quality, logistics, distribution, customer service and integrated supply chain roles. He brings to his new role multinational experience, having worked in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, leading international search engagements for global supply chain leaders.

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Mr. Garcia is most active in FDA-regulated sectors such as pharmaceuticals, bio-pharma, medical equipment, devices and diagnostics. This includes consumer health and beauty products as well as packaged foods and related categories. He has also led search engagements for clients in consumer goods, technology, aerospace, retailing/distribution and diversified manufacturing. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and conversational in French.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Mr. Garcia was at Korn Ferry. Before executive search, he worked at Booz & Co. for 11 years in the operations & manufacturing strategy group, leading business transformation programs across the Americas and in Europe. Earlier, he was in production management and strategic planning roles at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Recent Leaderships Changes at Heidrick

Just recently, Heidrick named new leadership in the Americas with the appointments of Dominique Hansen as head of investment management and Renee Neri as head of asset management. Based in the Toronto office, Ms. Hansen will also serve as head of the firm’s CEO and board of directors practice in Canada.

In June, Heidrick appointed Andrew LeSueur as head of leadership consulting in the Americas. He also continues to support his executive search clients and the industrial and supply chain practices as he transitions into his new role. Mr. LeSueur joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2015 from McKinsey, where he was partner in the operations practice.

In May, the Chicago-based firm named Elizabeth Simpson as head of financial services in New York. Expanding on her duties, Ms. Simpson is now responsible for driving Heidrick’s regional business development, collaborating across the organization’s complementary lines of business and mentoring and developing talent internally.

Also in May, Heidrick appointed Bo Herbst to lead its industrial practice worldwide as global practice managing partner. Mr. Herbst’s new position is an extension of his role as regional practice managing partner for the firm’s industrial practice in the Americas, which he will continue to hold while leading the practice globally.

Heidrick recently named Ian Johnston as managing partner for its culture shaping business for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Johnston has been a senior leader of culture shaping in the European region for the past 15 years, serving most recently as partner. He is known for enabling CEOs to lead with vitality, vision and clear purpose.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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