Carlos Garcia


Office Location: Los Angeles

Phone: +1 213 6258811

Carlos Garcia leads Heidrick & Struggles' Supply Chain and Operations global practice and is partner-in-charge of the firm's Los Angeles office. Spanning 30 years in this functional area, his career began in line management, progressed through strategy consulting, and since 2004 has been in retained executive search for senior leaders in sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, quality, logistics, distribution, customer service, and integrated supply chain (“end-to-end”) roles.

As a functional specialist in Supply Chain and Operations, Carlos actively recruits senior executives across all industry sectors. He is most active in FDA-regulated sectors such as pharmaceuticals, bio-pharma, medical equipment, devices and diagnostics. This includes consumer health and beauty products as well as packaged foods and related categories. He has also led search engagements for clients in consumer goods, technology, aerospace, retailing / distribution, and diversified manufacturing.

Carlos has worked in the US, Europe and Latin America. Reflecting his multinational experience and multicultural effectiveness, 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 & 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 on the Board of Directors of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. He is a member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) as well as the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).


Carlos earned a bachelor’s of arts in economics from Haverford College. He earned a master’s of business administration from Columbia University, where he completed a triple concentration in operations management, marketing, and management of organizations. He was awarded the McKim Fellowship (two years) at the Columbia Business School.