Lee Brantingham joins H.I.E.C as Partner, Technology & Software Practice

H.I. Executive Consulting (H.I.E.C), the leading global executive search firm focused on hiring transformational leaders, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Brantingham as a Partner based in Hong Kong. Lee brings invaluable expertise to both the Technology & Software and Private Equity practice groups, enhancing the firm’s presence across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Lee joins H.I.E.C with over 20 years of experience in Greater China, having lived in Shanghai, Taipei, and Hong Kong, and co-managing a previous firm’s Singapore office. His extensive knowledge of the Asian leadership landscape in digital media is evident from his successful placements in prominent roles within internet search, auctions, payments, and cloud sectors. Additionally, he has significant experience in enterprise software, the semiconductor ecosystem, and Electronic Manufacturing Services.

Most of Lee’s executive search work has been centred on recruiting country and regional heads and their direct reports. His unique strength lies in understanding core business issues and regional nuances, which enables him to effectively advocate for clients in attracting the highest caliber, most suitable leaders.

Prior to his executive search career, Lee served as the Director of Business Development in Greater China for a NASDAQ-listed supply chain software company. He also held a regional marketing role for American Tool Companies (now part of Newell Rubbermaid) during the late 1990s, handling marketing for 25 brands across 22 Asian countries. Earlier in his career, Lee was the Director of Mainland China Operations for an American manufacturing firm, where he established the Shanghai office and several joint venture manufacturing plants in Shandong and Jiangsu Province.

Raised in Portland, Oregon, Lee graduated from Portland State University and completed an advanced Mandarin Chinese program at Shanghai University in 1991. He currently resides in Hong Kong and is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.


Tim Chamberlain, Managing Partner & Global Co-Leader, Software & Technology Practice, H.I.E.C: “We are excited to have Lee join our team at H.I.E.C, especially given his impressive track record in the Technology and Private Equity sectors in Asia. His deep understanding of the regional market dynamics and his ability to attract high-calibre leadership talent are invaluable to our firm.”

Lee Brantingham, Partner, H.I.E.C: “Joining H.I.E.C is a significant milestone in my career. I am excited to apply my regional expertise and extensive experience in executive search to further strengthen the firm’s capabilities in the Technology and Private Equity practice groups. I am committed to delivering exceptional results for our clients globally.”