Chad Hesters

Chad Hesters

Senior Client Partner, Global Industrial Practice, Managing Director, Houston


Chad A. Hesters is a Senior Client Partner in the Global Industrial Practice and serves as the Managing Director of the Houston Office.

Mr. Hesters has worked extensively with senior executives, board members, and investors in the Oil & Gas and Natural Resources industries, supporting their talent management needs across a broad spectrum of sectors, including exploration & production, services, midstream, refining, infrastructure, engineering & construction and trading.

Prior to executive search, Mr. Hesters corporate experience included Shell Oil/Motiva and Hunt Oil, where he focused on the upstream and downstream segments. While at these companies, he specialized 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.