About Eric Herrenkohl

Eric Herrenkohl

Eric Herrenkohl is President of Herrenkohl Consulting, an executive search firm that specializes in working with world-class leaders in supply chain and manufacturing. He founded Herrenkohl Consulting in 2002 and built the team that today serves Fortune 500 and mid-market leaders and companies.

Previous to founding Herrenkohl Consulting, Eric worked in both the executive search and sales incentive industries.

Eric’s past executive search work focused on recruiting chief financial officers, controllers, and other financial leaders for leading corporate clients. These leaders often combined experience with major CPA firms along with a corporate finance and/or accounting background.

In the sales incentive industry, Eric consulted with and managed programs for both Fortune 500 and mid-market companies including Saturn/General Motors, IBM, Lexmark, and Chase Manhattan Bank. During this time, Eric was the second employee hired to operate a patented, credit-card-based employee incentive system that disrupted and transformed the multi-billion dollar sales incentive industry.

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.

As a keynote speaker, Eric delivers programs for CEO groups and trade associations whose members want to learn how to recruit and hire more A-player employees. He is a highly-rated speaker for the Vistage CEO network.

Eric and his work have been featured by Business Week, Fox News, and NBC News. His articles have appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Inc.com, Careerbuilder.com, MSNBC.com, and Monster.com.

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.