Joseph B. Hunt
Americas Regional Director
Joe is a Managing Partner and Americas Regional Director of Hunt Executive Search and IRC Global Executive Search Partners. Joe has had an extremely successful career in both management consulting and the executive search & recruiting business for over 20 years. As an actively engaged Partner is the business, Joe continues to personally conduct searches and has successfully completed more than 500 assignments globally.
Prior to starting Hunt Executive Search, Inc. in 1988, Joe was “Rookie of the Year” and subsequently a Top 1% producer with two of the largest global search firms.
Joe's work has focused at the C-Suite, Division President, General Management, and EVP/SVP/VP level functional leadership is Sales, Marketing, Product Supply, Manufacturing, R&D, Finance and Human Resources.
Joe's clients include large multi-nationals, small and mid cap fast growth, and private equity companies. Representative clients include Novartis, Revlon, Ciba-Vision, Sandoz, Pfizer, ConAgra, Henkel, Henkel Consumer Products, Alberto-Culver, Sanofi-Aventis, Mitsui, and many private equity portfolio companies including Blackstone and Carlyle Group.
As an industry expert in executive, professional, and technical search, Joe is frequently a keynote speaker at industry events. He has been quoted on multiple media’s including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune and many of the Consumer Goods and Life Science industry association publications.
On a personal note, Joe and his wife live in Charlotte and have six children and three grandchildren. Joe’s interests outside of business include international travel, wellness and is a private pilot. Joe is a continuous education advocate and continues to study under the renowned author and post graduate professor Dave Ulrich at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business where he completed his undergraduate, post graduate and executive education in Finance, HR and General Management. Joe is a certified behavior and values analyst as well as certified in TriMetrix HD. He has authored and published dozens of articles on topics in management, human capital, personal/professional development and leadership related topics.
Joe is an active board member of numerous corporations, associations and non-profit civic organizations. He is a passionate community activist and past Board Chairman for the YMCA where he remains an active servant leader.