Clayton Sears


Clayton Sears is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles' Houston office and leads the Alternative & Renewable Energy sector in the Americas. He focuses on C-level, senior investment professional, and board searches as well as consulting assignments within the power and renewable energy, midstream and downstream oil & gas, and chemicals sectors. He is also a member of the global Energy, CEO & Board of Directors, Financial Officers, and Financial Services practices.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Clayton served for six years in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer. He deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and also served on the general’s staff of the Marine Corps’ Special Operations Command, where he held a leading role in shaping the organization’s strategy in the Middle East.


University of Texas, MBA

United States Naval Academy, BS in Systems Engineering

Philanthropy and Service

Clayton serves in several capacities at CityRise – a network of churches, ministries, non-profits, and global partners – including serving on the personnel committee, as a deacon at Crosspoint Church-Bellaire, and as a director of a bible study for parents with children. He also serves on the board of The Tavern Ministry, a non-denominational ministry that disciples to future leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps at the Naval Academy.