Hinesh Patel is a co-founder of Supply Chain Careers and serves as Senior Partner & Head of Executive Search for SCM Talent Group. He provides senior leadership for the firm and oversees all retained, executive-level search engagements.
Hinesh is based in Chicago and was recently a Principal for Egon Zehnder, a tier-one global executive talent consulting firm. He is deeply experienced in general management for global companies, with particular strengths in business management, strategy, mergers & acquisitions, operations, and corporate development.
At Egon Zehnder, he led the Chemical Practice and previously led the Supply Chain & Operations Practice for North America. Egon Zehnder is a $750M, Swiss-based, global leader in senior-executive search and human capital advisory. Hinesh supported clients in CEO succession, leadership assessment, and talent development strategy, filling many senior executive searches from SVP of Supply Chain to CXO.
Previously, Hinesh reported to the CEO as Corporate Development Officer for Hillenbrand Inc. He helped lead the successful transformation of the company from a single-line manufacturing company to a diversified industrial company, growing revenues and earnings nearly 100% within four years. The company is now $3B in revenue and traded on the NYSE.
Prior to Hillenbrand, Hinesh served in roles of increasing responsibility at Milliken & Co. ($2B private), where he gained extensive experience in general and operations management, and ultimately led marketing, strategy, and sales operations for Milliken Chemical.
Early in his career, Hinesh was with Eaton Corporation leading a hydraulics product line; and started his work as a process engineer for Honeywell. Later, he also served in a Business Development and Strategy role for Honeywell.
Hinesh earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is certified in Lean and Six Sigma with deep operations and process improvement experience.