Bert Hensley

Chairman & CEO

Mission critical. That’s how Bert sees the task of successfully finding each game-changing leader for the ideal role. After all, not every search leader has flown helicopters, jumped out of planes, and driven tanks. The discipline to master these tasks requires unswerving dedication—which Bert brings to every client, every day at Morgan Samuels as Chairman and CEO.

This tenacity isn’t necessarily the first thing you notice about Bert, however. It’s his passion for truly understanding people and their goals that sets him apart from his peers, a mentality that has allowed him to connect exceptional talent with the right positions, and bolster organizations across industries.

Having acquired a controlling interest in our company in 1997, Bert has championed Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, building a world-class infrastructure with an unparalleled quality of execution while continuously supporting his team and clients along the way.

Bert believes that there is always something new to learn—and is a self-described academic at heart. Bert holds a JD from Loyola Law School, an MS in Business Administration from Boston University, and a BS in Engineering with a concentration in International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

At home in Nashville, you’ll find Bert rolling up his sleeves to rebuild houses and coach his kids’ sports teams. To let off steam, he hits the slopes, the golf course, or a yoga mat. While a long-time member of YPO and board member of Heat Source Energy, Bert’s time serving his country continues to have a strong influence on his day-to-day: he enjoys mentoring young soldiers, too.

Peyton Heller, Executive Assistant at Morgan Samuels
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Lewis J. Samuels, Senior Client Partner & Founder at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Monica Bua, Managing Director at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Martin Hewett, Senior Client Partner at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Tess Fischer, Senior Client Partner at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Ned Turney, Principal at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Rick Davidson, President at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Celine Fintzi, Vice President of Recruiting & Research at at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Diana Crawford, Vice President of Finance & Controller at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Mario Peraza, Chief Information Officer at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Elizabeth Below, Head of Systems & Knowledge Management at Morgan Samuels
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Alicia Montgomery, Senior Engagement Director at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Annie Wilson, Senior Engagement Director at Morgan Samuels executive search
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Deidre O'Donohue, Head of HR & Administration at Morgan Samuels
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Lindsey Hoesterey-Villette, Research Manager at Morgan Samuels
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Stacy Fitzgerald, Senior Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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Alyssa Berardi, Senior Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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Lindsay M. H. Vane, Senior Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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Bryce Raney, Research Associate at Morgan Samuels
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Beth Higgenbotham, Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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Cristin Bagley, Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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Lauren Breyette, Executive Assistant at Morgan Samuels
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Amanda Lowy, Executive Assistant at Morgan Samuels
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Jared Hoffman, Research Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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Drew Thomasson, Business Associate at Morgan Samuels
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Grace Bray, Research Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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Christi Brigman, Associate Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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Brady Padgett, Associate Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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Matthew BeVier, Senior Consultant at Morgan Samuels
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