Guy M. Cote


Office Location: Miami Beach

Phone: +1 305 262 9246

Guy Cote is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Miami office. With more than 18 years of executive search experience, Guy leads the firm’s global hospitality & leisure sector of team members who have deep expertise partnering with multi-site, consumer-facing, service-related businesses with significant emphasis on customer experience.

With a focus on C-suite leadership, Guy has worked extensively with organizations in hotel, cruise, tour operator, trade association, and dining industries. He works with a wide spectrum of clients, including publicly traded and private equity-backed companies, organizations with a growth-focus, and companies undergoing turnarounds. He provides expertise when the search strategy involves looking across industries and functions to identify game-changing leadership.

Guy frequently partners with counterparts in Asia, Europe and Latin America on pan-regional projects. Recent assignments have included impact around board, CEO, COO, CMO, CHRO, and general management positions.  Development, growth strategy, and innovation have also been areas of emphasis.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2001, Guy spent four years at A.T. Kearney as a principal working in executive search and management consulting.

Before his career in leadership consulting, Guy worked within a number of service industries as a manager with Andersen Consulting. Guy began his career in GE Capital’s Management Development Program.


Guy earned a master of business administration in marketing and operations from Columbia Business School and an undergraduate degree in economics from Georgetown University.