Doug Orr is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Houston office and leads the global Energy sector which includes oil & gas, power & utilities, and alternative & renewable energy.


Doug advises clients in both publicly traded and private equity-backed organizations on recruiting board directors, chief executive officers, senior P&L leaders, and chief financial officers. He works in close partnership with Heidrick Consulting colleagues on succession planning, team alignment, and culture shaping. Doug is a certified executive coach through Rice University.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Doug worked at another global executive search firm where he was a member of the global energy and financial officers practices. During this time, he 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, he held multiple command and staff positions, deploying four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).


United States Naval Academy, Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Rice University, Certified Executive Coach

Philanthropy and Service

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 in impoverished areas of Houston.

Additionally, he serves on the advisory board of the Energy Workforce & Technology Council, the national trade association for the energy technology and services sector, representing more than 600,000 jobs in the technology-driven energy value chain.