Carlos Garcia


Office Location: Los Angeles

Phone: +1 213 6258811

Carlos is partner-in-charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Los Angeles office and head of the Supply Chain & Operations Officers Practice.

With more than 30 years as a functional specialist in supply chain and operations, Carlos began his career in line management, progressing through operations strategy consulting, before starting in retained executive search. Today, he works with senior leaders in sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, quality, logistics, distribution, customer service, and integrated supply chain, end-to-end roles.

Carlos recruits senior executives across all industry sectors. He has led search engagements for clients in life sciences, healthcare, consumer goods, technology, aerospace, retailing, distribution, and diversified manufacturing.

Reflecting his multinational experience and multicultural effectiveness, having lived and worked in the US, Europe, and Latin America, Carlos has led international search engagements for exceptional leaders in the world’s increasingly complex and dynamic global supply chains. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and conversational in French.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Carlos was at another leading executive search firm. Before executive search, he worked at Booz & Co for 11 years in their operations and manufacturing strategy group, leading business transformation programs across the Americas and in Europe. Earlier, he was in key production management and strategic planning roles at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Carlos is immediate past chair of the board of directors of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. He is a member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).


Carlos earned an MBA with a triple concentration in operations management, marketing, and management of organizations from Columbia University and was awarded the McKim Fellowship for two years at the Columbia Business School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Haverford College.