Hank Higdon serves as the firm’s vice chairman. With extensive experience in the executive search industry, he previously served as chairman of Higdon Partners prior to the firm joining RSR Partners.
Hank co-founded and was chairman of Higdon, Joys & Mingle, Inc., which evolved into Higdon Partners. The first 15 years of his executive search career were spent with Russell Reynolds Associates. Hank spent six years with the firm in New York before establishing and building the firm’s Houston office. He then moved to Los Angeles to manage the firm’s West Coast operations that included offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Menlo Park. He served on the firm’s five-person Executive Committee.
Hank has been honored with the “Gardner Heidrick Award”, the single highest recognition given by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) for distinguished service to the executive search industry. He has also been recognized as one of the top 100 executive search professionals in the United States in the book Career Makers, published by Harper Collins.
Hank served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for six years and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was captain of the varsity football team, a member of the Torch Honor Society, and Book and Snake. He is a trustee of The Bowery Mission in New York and a former trustee of Philips Academy Andover.