Holden Richardson Expands Reach With New Addition

September 17, 2019 – Holden Richardson, an executive search firm based in Chicago, IL, has expanded with the addition of Patrick Andress who will advise clients across the consumer products and services, durables, retail and omni-channel, and industrial goods verticals.

Based in Chicago, Mr. Andress brings to the search firm deep experience in the consumer and financial officers sectors. He has led a series of high-profile searches for a variety of leadership roles such as CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, president/GM, chief sales officer, chief communications officer, and senior functional leaders in strategy and/or M&A for global multinationals, private equity portfolio companies, and family-owned and/or founder-led organizations.

Prior to Holden Richardson, Mr. Andress spent seven years with Russell Reynolds Associates as a leader within the firm’s global consumer practice. He began his career with Whirlpool Corporation and Leo Burnett in corporate finance and strategy.

“We are delighted to have Patrick joining our company,” said Alex Richardson, senior partner. “Although we’ve been supporting consumer products companies, our work has largely been in operations, attracting leading world-class functional expertise in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics.”

“Patrick will not only help us continue to grow our business in these functions but will now expand our firm’s reach into senior management, marketing, finance and sales in these dynamic consumer products companies,” he said.

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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 firm works globally and supports a broad range of clients headquartered both in and outside of the U.S.

Holden Richardson’s clients include Fortune 500 enterprises, European-headquartered companies and private equity and family-owned businesses. Among them: GM, TI Automotive, A123 Systems, Tempur Sealy, Carlisle, BorgWarner, CDK Global, FCA, SC Johnson and Sears. Besides the Chicago area, the firm also has an office in Detroit.

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President Brad Holden, who founded the firm in 2016 along with Mr. Richardson, has over 25 years of recruiting experience. He established North Line Partners in 2010. Before that, he was with Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as global automotive practice leader and as a partner in the global industrial practice.

Mr. Richardson has 20 years of recruiting experience and has served automotive and diversified manufacturing clients for both public and privately-held clients, including original equipment manufacturers, tier one and tier two parts suppliers, engineering service providers, as well as aftermarket manufacturers. He has conducted assignments for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, divisional presidents and functional heads with a concentration in operations, supply chain management, engineering and commercial leadership roles. Mr. Richardson was a partner at North Line Partners for four years and with Korn Ferry for 17 years where he served in the automotive and industrial practice groups.

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

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