Madison Hess


Madison Hess is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Houston Office and a member of the global Industrial, CEO & Board of Directors, and Human Resources Officers practices.


Madison partners with publicly traded and private equity-backed companies to recruit CEOs, non-executive directors, CHROs, and other senior P&L and HR leaders. She primarily works with clients in the energy and industrial services sectors, in which she has conducted a broad array of C-level succession and functional leadership work across human resources, P&L and operations, marketing and sales, finance, and supply chain. Madison has held several leadership roles at Heidrick & Struggles, including recently as the Industrial Practice associate and engagement manager coordinator. 

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2018, Madison was with a boutique executive search firm in Boston, MA, working with leading private equity firms on portfolio company C-level and operating partner leadership succession. She began her career in venture capital at an Austin, TX-based incubation program for early-stage startups.


Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business, MBA

University of Texas at Austin, BA, Economics

Philanthropy and Service

Madison is a former board fellow with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.