Heller Search Associates Appointed Chuck Wardell as Board Chairman

Heller Search Associates announced today that it has appointed Charles W.B. Wardell III to the position of Board Chair.

Chuck is an internationally regarded leader in the executive search industry. Previously, he served as CEO and Chairman of the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, which more than doubled its revenue during his tenure. Prior to joining WittKieffer, Chuck spent 10 years at Korn Ferry International, in several critical positions including general manager of the Eastern U.S. region, chairman of global emerging markets and senior advisor to the CEO. Chuck also held senior leadership roles at American Express, Travelers, MasterCard International, and Citicorp.

“Chuck is a visionary in the executive search field, and his leadership will help our company continue its strong growth trajectory,” said Martha Heller, CEO, Heller Search Associates. “It’s a transformative time in the technology space and at Heller Search. We are thrilled to welcome Chuck and are confident his deep expertise will help us exceed our business goals.”

“Technology has fundamentally changed business. Companies are undergoing massive digital transformations and need leaders with new skillsets to enable success,” said Wardell. “No one understands the expanding role of technology talent better than Heller Search. I’m looking forward to working closely with Martha and her talented team to help companies find the technology leadership they need to succeed.”

In 2008, BusinessWeek named Chuck one of the world's 50 most influential search executives. He also received the prestigious Gardner W. Heidrick Award for contributions to the search industry and served as global chairman of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants, of which Heller Search is a member. Chuck holds several other board positions, including Greenway Property Services, a major commercial landscaping company.

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