Carlos Garcia

Overview

Carlos Garcia is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Los Angeles office and a member of the Supply Chain & Operations Practice, having previously led the Practice. He recruits senior executives across all industry sectors and has experience conducting CEO and board searches where supply chain and operations expertise is paramount.

Experience

With more than 35 years as a functional specialist in supply chain and operations, Carlos leads search engagements for clients in life sciences, healthcare, consumer markets, high-tech, distribution, and diversified manufacturing. He focuses on senior leaders in sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, quality, logistics, distribution, customer service, and integrated supply chain roles.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Carlos was with another leading executive search firm. Before that, he worked at Booz & Co for eleven years in the 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 began his career in line management, progressing through operations strategy consulting. He has lived and 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.

He is a member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) as well as the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

Education

Columbia University, MBA in Operations Management, Marketing, and Management of Organizations

Haverford College, BA in Economics

Awards

McKim Fellowship (two years), Columbia Business School

Philanthropy and Service

Carlos served on the board of directors of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services for 14 years, two as board chair, until 2023.