Our Team

WORKING TOGETHER FOR YOUR BUSINESS

The team at Holden Richardson brings the collective experience of some of the biggest names in the search industry to include Korn Ferry, Heidrick & Struggles, Russell Reynolds, and Spencer Stuart. The team is deep in functional and international experience, and is one of the most respected in the industrials, consumer durables, and automotive talent management space.

Brad

BRADLEY J. HOLDEN

Senior Client Partner

Chicago, IL

Brad

Bradley J. Holden

Senior Client Partner

Chicago, IL

Brad Holden is a Founder of Holden Richardson —a boutique executive search firm founded in 2016. He has over 25 years of recruiting experience.

Prior to Holden Richardson, Brad founded North Line Partners, a boutique firm in 2010. Prior to North Line, Brad was with Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as Practice Leader, Global Automotive and as a Partner in the Global Industrial Practice from 2004 to 2010. For two years, he also served as the Managing Partner of the firm’s five Midwest offices. Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Brad was the Office Managing Partner of TMP Worldwide, while also serving as Co-Leader of the Global Industrial Practice. Prior to TMP, Brad’s search experience included nearly 10 years with Korn/Ferry International, where he served as President of the Global Industrial and Energy Practices his last few years with the firm.

Prior to entering executive search in 1992, Brad served in both Illinois government and industry. He began his career in government. After serving as an Illinois Staff Assistant to U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy [R-IL], he first served the Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and later the Illinois Attorney General, as Chief of Staff. He later joined Container Corporation of America [CCA] as a Senior State Issues Manager, and FMC Corporation as a public affairs advisor to FMC's Chairman and CEO.

Brad attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for two years, before graduating from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Juvenile Protective Association [JPA], a century-old child welfare organization, and was JPA’s recent past Board President. Brad and his wife Becky have three adult children and live in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

Alex

Alex Richardson

Senior Client Partner

Chicago, IL

Alex

Alex C Richardson

Senior Client Partner

Chicago, IL

Alex Richardson is a Founding Partner at Holden Richardson —a boutique executive search firm established in 2016. The focus of the firm is to offer unparalleled service for our clients and candidates who are largely in the automotive and diversified manufacturing sectors. At Holden Richardson, our partners lead and are involved in all phases of the search process.

With 20 years of recruiting experience, Alex has served automotive and diversified manufacturing clients for both public and privately-held clients, including original equipment manufacturers, tier one and tier two parts suppliers, engineering service providers, as well as aftermarket manufacturers.

Alex has conducted assignments for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, divisional presidents and functional heads with a concentration in operations, supply chain management, engineering and commercial leadership roles.

Prior Alex was a partner at North Line Partners for four years and with Korn/Ferry International for 17 years where he served in the Automotive and Industrial practice groups.

Alex received a B.S. degree from Ohio University in 1995.

Alex and his wife Melissa have three children and live on the North side of Chicago.

Wim

Wim van Acker

Senior Client Partner

Detroit, MI

Wim

Wim van Acker

Senior Client Partner

Detroit, MI

Wim van Acker is a Senior Client Partner at Holden Richardson —a boutique executive search firm established in 2016 by Founding Partners with a vast experience in executive search. The focus of the firm is to offer unparalleled service for our clients and candidates who are largely in the automotive and diversified manufacturing sectors. At Holden Richardson, our partners lead and are involved in all phases of the search process.

With 25 years of recruiting experience, Wim has served automotive and diversified manufacturing clients for both publicly and privately-held clients, including original equipment manufacturers, tier one and tier two parts suppliers, engineering service providers and management consultancy firms, as well as aftermarket manufacturers.

Wim has conducted assignments for chief executive officers, vice presidents of sales, vice presidents of engineering, divisional presidents and functional heads with a concentration in operations, supply chain management, engineering and sales and business development leadership roles.

Before joining Holden Richardson Wim was a partner at The Hunter Group for ten years and a Partner with a management consultancy firm Roland Berger for 12 years in North America and South America. He was in leadership roles in the Automotive and Industrial Practices, as well as the Operations Strategy Practice.

Wim graduated with a M.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Wim and his wife Carin have three children and live in the suburbs of Detroit.

Wim has lived and worked on three continents and is fluent in English, German, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish

Patrick

Patrick Andress

Senior Client Partner

Chicago, IL

Patrick

Patrick Andress

Senior Client Partner

Chicago, IL

Patrick Andress is a Senior Client Partner at Holden Richardson —a boutique executive search firm established in 2016 by Founding Partners with a vast experience in executive search.

Based in Chicago, Patrick brings deep expertise across the Consumer and Industrial verticals and advises clients globally with a core focus in consumer products and services, durables, food and beverage, industrial goods, and omnichannel retail. Patrick has led a series of high-profile searches for a variety of leadership roles such as CEO, President/GM, CFO, Chief Marketing / Sales Officer, Chief Communications Officer, and senior functional leaders in strategy for global multinationals, private equity, and family/founder-led organizations.

Prior to Holden Richardson, Patrick served at Russell Reynolds Associates as a leader within the firm’s Global Consumer Practice and began his career with Whirlpool Corporation and Leo Burnett in corporate finance and strategy.

Patrick received his B.S. with honors in Finance and Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Indiana University.

Megan

MEGAN FEENEY

SENIOR CLIENT PARTNER

New York, NY

Megan

Megan Feeney

Senior Client Partner

New York, NY

Megan Feeney is a Senior Client Partner at Holden Richardson —a boutique executive search firm founded in 2016. Prior to Holden Richardson, Megan was a Client Partner with North Line Partners—a boutique executive search firm founded in 2010.

Megan brings significant experience in executive search as well as corporate human resources and recruiting. Her recent roles include Director of Human Resources, U.S. for Xchanging, a global technology and business process services firm, Walgreens, where she led the executive search function, and Spencer Stuart, a global executive search firm.

At Spencer Stuart, Megan’s clients included private and public companies in the automotive, engineered manufacturing, chemicals, pulp and paper, and transportation industries. She focused primarily on retained executive search assignments for finance, operations, marketing and general management executives.

Earlier in her career, Megan led recruiting for Starcom, a media communications agency, and held various HR and recruiting positions with Motorola, across its automotive and radio communications sectors in both Chicago and Detroit.

Megan received her master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations and bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Terry

Terry Chauh

Senior Client Partner and Founder, The CareerLifecycle

San Francisco, CA

Terry

Terry Chauh

Senior Client Partner and Founder, The CareerLifecycle

San Francisco, CA

Terry Chuah partners with Holden Richardson on selected client assignments. Terry Chuah is the Founder of TheCareerLifeCycle. Terry and Brad Holden, Founding Partner of Holden Richardson, have known and worked with each other for over 15 years.

Based in San Francisco, Terry advises investor clients and Boards of Directors on CEO and C-level appointments. Terry conducts CEO and Leadership Assessments that leverage off of his extensive business and executive search experience with VC-backed high growth technology as well as PE-backed companies.

In addition, Terry coaches CEOs and C-level clients as well as leadership teams. Terry also advises and helps individual executives design career strategies to realize their professional and life aspirations.

Terry brings 20 years of executive search experience gained at three of the top tier global search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, and Russell Reynolds, and has worked across North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe, and in multiple industry verticals. Terry combines his executive search and corporate management experience with leadership assessment and leadership and career development. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in Australia with a Master’s and Bachelor of Commerce.

He has completed the ECI - External Coach Intensive as part of the Coaching Certification Program at Columbia University. Terry is also certified in the Hogan Assessment and Advanced Interpretation, MBTI - Myers Briggs Type Indicator, ExPI - Executive Presence Index, LTPI – Leadership Team Performance Index, DesigningTalent, Korn Ferry’s Learning Agility instrument, and The Predictive Index.

Terry serves on the Advisory Council of Zurich-based Emerald Technology Ventures and the Strategic Advisory Board of EnerTech Capital.

Matthew

MATTHEW ELLIOTT

Principal

Chicago, IL

Matthew

Matthew Elliott

Principal

Chicago, IL

Matthew Elliott is a Principal at Holden Richardson – A boutique executive search firm founded in 2016.  Prior to joining Holden Richardson, Mathew was a Managing Associate with Korn Ferry International – a large multinational executive search firm.

Matthew brings significant experience in executive and mid-level search, with a specialized focus on the sales and marketing functions.  He also has deep expertise in executive level digital transformation recruiting.  While at Korn Ferry, Matthew worked across a broad range of industries and sectors, though his work was primarily focused on the industrial, consumer, and technology industries.

Earlier in his career, Matthew was an Account Executive for Comcast Spotlight where he sold advertising opportunities to regional businesses in the greater Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas.

Matthew received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and currently resides in Chicago’s north side with his family.

Brian

Brian Meek

Principal

Chicago, IL

Brian

Brian Meek

Principal

Chicago, IL

Brian is a Principal and Client Partner with Holden Richardson and is new to the firm in 2020.

Brian brings to Holden Richardson over 30 years of domestic and international financial services experience in commercial banking. He started his career with ABN AMRO as a Vice President in Commercial Lending and International Cash Management. While at ABN, he was selected for a two-year ex-pat assignment in Amsterdam where he worked on a team planning, designing, and implementing a global cash management strategy, including sales organization design and product development/management.

Upon returning from his ex-pat assignment, Brian was recruited to a venture-backed international payments startup, Sonnet Financial, as Regional Sales Manager, where he served Fortune 500 companies throughout the Midwest.

Later career experience included Treasury Management roles with BMO [Bank of Montreal] and Bank of America supporting futures and securities clients, including the major futures exchanges. Before joining Holden Richardson, Brian served as Senior Vice President of Burling Bank, a Chicago-based regional specialty bank catering to the major exchanges based in Chicago, as well as specialty niches that included cannabis upstarts and virtual currencies.

Brian earned his BA from Colorado College. He and his wife Lori have three adult children and live in the Northern suburbs of Chicago.

Jennifer

JENNIFER KOCOUR

Director of Operations / Business Manager

Chicago, IL

Jennifer

Jennifer Kocour

Director of Operations / Business Manager

Chicago, IL

Jennifer is Director of Operations / Business Manager for Alex Richardson at Holden Richardson —a boutique executive search firm founded in 2016. She is responsible for the functioning of the offices and for assuring that processes related to search execution run smoothly. She also provides marketplace intelligence, search execution support and candidate development for the founding partners and is a key liaison to clients and candidates. Jennifer brings a wealth of experience in human capital management, recruitment, organizational development, cultural change, compensation and benefits and performance management.

Prior to Holden Richardson, Jennifer served as a Business Manager with North Line Partners, where she supported the Industrial and Automotive practice.

Jennifer was a Benefit Analyst with Mesirow Financial serving as a financial strategist. She helped clients across multiple industries better understand health care reform provisions to determine the impact on their businesses -- both financial and administrative -- and delivered proprietary benefit solutions for each client.

Earlier in her career, Jennifer spent 15 years in the banking industry, primarily in Human Resources. She was one of the original employees of North Shore Community Bank & Trust Company -- and during her tenure served as a trusted advisor to 6 different CEO’s, plus the Board of Directors.

Jennifer lives in Chicago’s Northern Suburbs with her son and her rescue dog Roxi.

Wanda

WANDA PACHECO

BUSINESS MANAGER

Chicago, IL

Wanda

Wanda Pacheco

Business Manager

Chicago, IL

Wanda Pacheco is a Business Manager with Holden Richardson responsible for supporting the Industrial and Automotive team in administrative operations and serving as a key liaison and partner to clients and candidates.

Prior to Holden Richardson, Wanda served as a Business Manager with North Line Partners. Wanda brings over 25 years of administration experience, having worked for several leading international search firms in various practice groups.

Wanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from ITT Technical Institute.