Doug Orr is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Houston office and leads the global Energy Practice, which includes oil & gas, power & utilities, and alternative & renewable energy. He advises clients in both publicly traded and private equity-backed organizations on recruiting chief executive officers, senior P&L leaders, and chief financial officers. Doug works in close partnership with Heidrick Consulting colleagues on succession planning, team alignment, and culture shaping.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Doug worked at another global executive search firm where he served in the 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, 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, BS in Political Science

Rice University, Certified Executive Coach

Philanthropy and Service

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. 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 Energy Workforce & Technology Council as well as the International Coaching Federation (ICF).