Based in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, Ken joins H.I.E.C from Allen Austin where he held the role of Senior Partner and Head of the Consumer Products and Retail Practice, working across the firm’s portfolio of services, including executive search, leadership advisory and interim executive, and coaching assignments. He was also a member of the firm’s leadership team.
Ken has well over 30 years of experience including substantial periods with some of the world’s best-known brands including IBM, Campbell Soup, Pepsi-Cola, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Gatorade, and Borden Dairy. This diverse group of businesses has given him a diverse range of experience in the consumer products space, with a strong emphasis on sales, sales strategy, sales planning, operations, marketing, and general management roles.
Prior to executive search, Ken held senior executive roles including leading the national selling organization at Interstate Batteries, as well as previous roles as Global Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for PSAV (now Encore), the world’s largest event technology services company. He also spent time as Execu
tive Vice President of Sales & Customer Experience for Republic Services, the US’ second largest non-hazardous waste and recycling company, based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ken hails from Philadelphia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Business Management from Slippery Rock University. He is also a member of The Executive Leadership Council and serves as an Executive Advisor to NextUp! Texas (formerly known as the Network of Executive Women). He and his wife, Iris, are blessed to be parents of two gifted sons.
Stacey Mainiero, CEO, H.I.E.C: “We are very excited to have Ken joining us as part of our ongoing growth at H.I. Executive Consulting. Ken’s wide range of experience across well known consumer brands will prove invaluable as we continue to develop and expand our Consumer & Retail offering.”
Ken Wilcox, Partner, H.I.E.C: ”I am delighted to be joining H.I. Executive Consulting, and look forward to working with our fast-growing team both here in the U.S. and across our 13 offices worldwide. I can’t wait to get started supporting our clients and helping them achieve their desired goals and objectives.”