Eric Herrenkohl is President of Herrenkohl Consulting, a retained executive search firm that specializes in identifying and attracting A-player supply chain, manufacturing, and financial leaders for its clients. Eric founded Herrenkohl Consulting in 2002 and built the team that today serves both Fortune 500 and mid-market companies.
Eric began his consulting career in 1989 and worked extensively with companies seeking to improve the revenue and profitability of their distribution channels. In a series of progressive roles, he worked with Fortune 500 and privately-held businesses in industries including automotive, consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods, capital equipment, retailing, and financial services. During this time, he was the first employee dedicated to operating a patented, credit-card-based employee incentive system that disrupted and transformed the multi-billion dollar sales incentive industry. Since starting his current firm in 2002, Eric has continued to work in these industries, adding expertise in healthcare and other industries that demand superior, end-to-end supply chain talent.
Eric is the author of the Amazon best-selling book How to Hire A-Players, published by John Wiley & Sons and described as “the definitive book on talent acquisition.” The Toronto Globe and Mail named How to Hire A-Players as one of its top 10 business books of the year. He also serves as a keynote speaker for trade and CEO groups on lessons learned “in the trenches” for identifying, attracting, and keeping top leadership talent. Eric is a long-time, highly-rated speaker for the Vistage CEO network as well as other senior executive forums and trade associations.
Eric and his work have been featured by Business Week, Fox News, and NBC News. His columns and articles have appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Inc.com, Careerbuilder.com, MSNBC.com, Monster.com, and the LinkedIn Talent Blog.
Eric holds a master’s degree from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis and an undergraduate degree in economics and history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He and his wife and four children live in the Philadelphia area.