Doug Orr


Office Location: Houston

Phone: +1 713 2379000

Doug Orr is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Houston office and a member of the Industrial Practice. He specializes in serving clients in both the upstream and oilfield equipment & services space as well as engineering & construction companies. His clients include both publicly traded companies and private equity-backed organizations in the recruitment of chief executive officers, senior P&L leaders, and chief financial officers. Additionally, Doug works in close partnership with the Leadership Consulting Practice within Heidrick & Struggles.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Doug worked at another global executive search firm where he served in the firm’s global energy and financial officers practices. During this time, Doug completed multiple executive level engagements including CEO, COO, and CFO searches within the industry.

Doug served as an engineer officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 10 years. During this time, Doug held multiple command and staff positions, deploying four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).

An active member of his community, Doug currently serves on the board of directors for Eyes On Me, Inc., a faith-based non-profit focused on community transformation within areas of poverty in Houston. Previously, he served on the advisory council for the Houston chapter of the United Service Organization (USO) from 2013 – 2017. He is an active member of the Petroleum Equipment & Service Association (PESA).


Doug earned a bachelor of science degree in political science from the United States Naval Academy.

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