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Chad Hesters

Managing Partner of Projects,
Professional Search
Chad Hesters leads the Korn Ferry Projects business in North America and serves as the Managing Partner of the Houston Office.

Mr. Hesters has worked extensively with senior executives, board members, and investors internationally, supporting their talent management needs across a broad spectrum of areas including Board and C-Suite and recruitment, advisory services, executive assessment/succession and critical volume-based recruiting projects.

Prior to executive search, Mr. Hesters' corporate experience included Shell Oil/Motiva and Hunt Oil, where he focused in the areas of finance, strategic planning, capital projects and business analytics.

Mr. Hesters started his career as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, where he served with distinction in the Middle East, North Africa, Southwest Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Mr. Hesters graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in forestry and renewable natural resources, and he holds an MBA in finance from the University of Colorado. He currently serves on the board of several Houston-based community organizations.