August 19, 2015 – Korn Ferry has added Chad Hesters as managing director of the firm’s Houston office and a senior client partner in its energy search practice.
Mr. Hesters has placed multiple senior level executives across the C-suite at publicly-traded, private equity-operated and family-owned companies. He joins Korn Ferry after spending seven years in the Houston office of Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as a partner and regional sector leader in the firm’s natural resources practice. He has worked closely with senior executives and board members at leading global oil and gas companies, supporting their talent management needs across a broad spectrum of sectors, including exploration & production, services, midstream, refining, infrastructure, engineering & construction and trading.
“Chad is a strong leader who brings to Korn Ferry deep experience and relationships while serving many of the top global energy companies,” said Doug Charles, president, Americas, Korn Ferry. “His understanding of the talent and leadership issues impacting this dynamic market will be a strong benefit to our clients, many of whom are increasingly looking to innovate, grow and evolve their organizations through their people.”
Prior to his executive search experience, Mr. Hesters served at Shell Oil/Motiva and Hunt Oil, focused on upstream and downstream segments. While at these companies, he served in a broad spectrum of areas, including finance, strategic planning, capital projects and business analytics.
Korn Ferry’s energy recruiting practice offers a range of talent solutions designed to fit the energy sector — from strategic search services, competency-based assessments, and engaging interactive, high-potential leadership development programs to one-on-one coaching, strategic talent design, and succession planning.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media