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H.I.E.C ranked in the top 50 Executive Search firms by Forbes for the fourth consecutive year

3rd May 2022

H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC), is proud to announce that for a fourth consecutive year, the firm has been ranked in the top 50 on Forbes’ America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. A total of 200 firms are ranked and this is the sixth year that Forbes has published this list. HIEC has steadily climbed the rankings […]

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Latest Insights From HIEC

Executive search specialist or generalist? A new perspective – by Matt Schwartz

7th April 2022

When you’re looking for an executive search expert, should you pick a specialist or a generalist? It’s one of the oldest arguments in our industry… So let me give you…

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HIEC Private Equity Series, Part III: The most in-demand positions in Private Equity and skills these Executives need – by Ed Fanshawe

17th March 2022

Within Private Equity Funds we are seeing an increasing tendency to internalise functions such as talent, technology, data and digital and Go-To-Market/Pricing. Although there is yet to be a universal…

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HIEC welcomes new North America Principal, David Rio

15th March 2022

HIEC, the leading global executive search firm, is pleased to welcome David Rio as a Principal, based in Chicago, Illinois. David joins at a time of significant and sustained growth…

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How talent mapping can improve diversity – by Mary Francia

8th March 2022

A well-known US corporate is keen to increase the diversity of its leadership team, so it recruits an outstanding, in this case Black, woman to head a key division of…

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The HIEC Private Equity Podcast

21st February 2022

The HIEC Private Equity Podcast is a series of in-depth discussions with some of the most significant and insightful personalities impacting critical areas in business and related Private Equity topics…

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HIEC Private Equity Series, Part II: Executive Search for Private Equity, adding value through market connectivity – by Ed Fanshawe

8th February 2022

I am often asked, “Why are executive search firms good partners for PE/VC firms looking to build management teams.” Coming from an investment background and having built my own businesses…

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Why your sustainability leader must sit at your top table – by Mary Francia

1st February 2022

Congratulations, you’ve just hired a senior sustainability expert. Your company is excited to show that you’re taking sustainability seriously. But if your new hire is reporting to the head of…

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Ed Fanshawe promoted to Managing Partner

25th January 2022

Ed joined HIEC in early 2020 from a leading boutique search firm. As a Managing Partner based in London, Ed will be leading the growth of HIEC’s Private Equity Solutions…

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Melissa Reed promoted to Managing Partner

17th January 2022

Melissa joined HIEC in May 2018 and has over twenty years’ experience in retail and consumer executive search. Melissa has worked with a large number of leading international quoted, private,…

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Navigating the next wave of C-Suite changes – by Melissa Reed

2nd January 2022

There is no doubt at all that 2021 will be recorded as one of the most turbulent in recent memory, but brace yourself now as the biggest wave of C-Suite…

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Fighting the Wage War in 2022 – by Matt Schwartz

6th December 2021

So, you’ve identified a crucial hire. Their current base and bonus structure allows you to make them an offer worth considering. The problem is, they also have $500K in long-term…

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Melissa Reed sits on the judging panel for Movers & Shakers in Retail 2021

8th November 2021

HIEC’s Melissa Reed sat on the judging panel for the Retail Insider’s ‘The Top 80 Retail Movers & Shakers 2021’ report for the third consecutive year. The report celebrates the…

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