Martin J. Hewett is a Senior Client Partner at Morgan Samuels. Martin leads the Industrial, Aerospace & Defense, Technology, and Energy Practices for our firm. He specializes in senior executive-level assignments for Board Members, President, CEO, CIO, and other senior officer-level positions for both public and private companies. His executive search experience encompasses technology, communications, software and information systems, digital media, aerospace and defense, energy, and industrial and manufacturing sectors.
Prior to joining Morgan Samuels, Martin was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles after their acquisition of Highland Partners. Martin was very successful in the identification and delivery of key executives to a broad range of global corporations, where they have had a significant impact on their company’s performance. Martin was also a founding member of Heidrick & Struggles Alternative & Renewable Energy Practice.
Prior to entering executive search, Martin had extensive operational experience gained over 27 years both domestically and internationally. He was CEO of Enterprise Solutions Limited, a secure messaging software company; President of Panorama Software Corporation, a firm he divested from Computer Associates at the time they acquired Legent Corporation where he had held several executive-level assignments; Vice President with Goal Systems International; President of Essential Software Corporation; and President and CEO at Porton Instruments Corporation.
After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and DMS (MBA equivalent) in the United Kingdom, Martin spent eight years with Honeywell Information Systems based in London. Following Honeywell, he joined the UK office of Technicon Instruments Corp., the world leader in laboratory instruments. Over the course of fifteen years with Technicon, he held multiple senior executive positions, spending nine years in Paris primarily as President of Technicon Information Systems followed by five years in Santa Clara, California as the senior executive of Technicon Data Systems, before settling in Los Angeles in 1988.
Martin is an active board member and community supporter of several non-profit organizations, including the Special Olympics Southern California, proud hosts of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.