HIEC Continues Expansion

February 1, 2023 – Global search firm 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.”

Mr. Raggio joins the firm from True Search, where he was a partner in the go to market practice, focusing on helping growth-oriented technology companies enhance their go to market efforts. He specializes in placing senior general and functional management executives for software and internet services companies focusing on chief executive officer, chief marketing officer, and chief revenue officer roles.

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Raggio has completed more than 150 searches that have delivered over $5 billion in increased shareholder value. Prior to his career in executive search, he was a sales and marketing executive for NCR Corp. and Cullinet Software, gaining experience and perspective that support his clients in assessing and acquiring the appropriate talent.

“I am delighted to have joined HIEC and be part of their growth journey,” said Mr. Raggio. “Their focus on digital transformation has made for a very strong practice, and I am excited to part of this team helping clients on their transformation journeys.”

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

HIEC recently 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.”

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.

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.

Related: HIEC Expands Industrial and Consumer and Retail Practices

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

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