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Retained Executive Search

Retained Executive Search

“Herrenkohl Consulting sets a higher standard for results and professionalism in retained executive search.  The company is values and principles based.  When you work with them, you know that you are in it together — they are not just teeing people up for you to interview.  They own the process with you.  Their level of involvement is special.  Most importantly, Herrenkohl Consulting recruits outstanding people.  The individuals we have hired through their firm are highly promotable leaders who take care of business and make the whole team better.”

– Peter Rittenhouse, Director Supply Chain – Eastern Region, Nestle Waters North America

Ball imageHerrenkohl Consulting specializes in recruiting A-player manufacturing and supply chain executives for corporate clients.  We have strong experience in the food and beverage industry and an in-depth understanding of leadership talent in lean manufacturing and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) environments.

Our clients look to us when they:

  • Are frustrated with the quality of the candidates other recruiters present to them.
  • Want to hire an A-player, not just someone who is looking for work.
  • Dislike that past recruiters didn’t share enough of the risk of a new hire and didn’t really have skin in the game.
  • Need to recruit from a competitor or other specific company and do not want to do this themselves.
  • Must hire diverse, high-caliber executives for their team.
  • Find it difficult to recruit leaders who possess strong leadership ability and deep technical expertise.
  • Must conduct a discrete, confidential search to replace a currently employed incumbent.


We stand out from other executive search firms because:

  • We use our A-Player Profile process to distinguish superior from acceptable performance for your business, and then relentlessly recruit leaders who possess those characteristics.
  • We use our leadership expertise to clarify and recruit leaders who possess both the leadership ability and industry/technical background necessary to take a business to the next level.
  • We identify and provide insights to you on current competitors’ compensation levels, organizational structure, leadership changes, and other factors with a direct impact on your strategy.
  • We seek candidates who will thrive in your culture. We know how to calibrate our searches to find leaders with the right “performance DNA” to be long-term contributors in your business.
  • We speak with our own independent references in addition to candidate-provided references and complete background checks before presenting candidates to you.
  • We keep you updated on search progress in ways that serve you and your organization. One of our team members personally responds to every client inquiry the same day.
  • We have extensive relationships with senior supply chain and manufacturing leaders. These leaders trust us and know they can entrust their confidential referrals and references to us.
  • Our clients can choose to use the FastStart™ Executive Onboarding Program to ensure that newly-hired executives get traction and quickly begin providing value.
  • We set a fixed fee for every search.  This means that you don’t pay us more if you hire a more expensive versus a less expensive candidate.
  • We share risk with you and have skin in the game.  We provide a one-year guarantee on every candidate you hire through us.


Interested in hiring Eric to assist in your executive search? Contact us today for more details.