Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Chemical Search International Global Consulting Team

We are a boutique search firm but with a global footprint to reflect the international nature of our client base. We believe our innovative structure which makes this possible is unique and means we can offer clients a truly global, cross-boarder search capability whilst retaining the nimbleness and flexibility of a small business. Our core consulting team is leveraged by a growing board of executive advisors and business developers, many of whom are well-connected executives from our industries, independent consultants or deep sector experts.

Executive Search

If you are an experienced executive search consultant looking for a more sector-focused firm or midcareer industry executive interested in switching to executive search we’d be interested to talk. We offer an entrepreneurial, collegiate setting, 100% sector focus and a global outlook, plus high brand recognition, established infrastructure and a loyal client base. We can offer truly unlimited earnings from both search assignments and our ChemExec℠ | Executive Club , plus the flexibility to work from home.

Advisory Board

We already have a strong and established board of Business Developers and Executive Advisors, some of whom are shown on our Team page. Business Developers work closely with us to help expand new geographic regions or parts of our value-chain. Executive Advisors work with us in a public or confidential capacity to help identify opportunities and find talent. In an industry as vast and fragmented as ours, we believe our model is a true differentiator and helps explain our success.

To learn more or arrange an exploratory call please contact us.

ChemExec℠ Promoter

If you have a large network and would like to help us grow our Executive Club then please get in touch. We would be happy to offer you a special discount code to pass onto your contacts so they can enjoy our Club’s premium services at a privileged rate. We would also pay you 20% of any purchase they make when using this code. This could be done in your spare time with very little effort and could potentially grow to a significant sum! To learn more please email us.

Americas

Bruce G. Orr

Director, Americas

Greater NYC, USA

Bruce brings to CSI over 35 years of experience in the chemicals, polymers, advanced materials and environmental service sectors. He began his career at Union Carbide Corporation in New York City and rapidly progressed into senior executive roles at Carbide and successor companies, including OSi Specialties, Witc...

Bruce G. Orr

Director, Americas

Greater NYC, USA

Bruce brings to CSI over 35 years of experience in the chemicals, polymers, advanced materials and environmental service sectors. He began his career at Union Carbide Corporation in New York City and rapidly progressed into senior executive roles at Carbide and successor companies, including OSi Specialties, Witco Corporation and Crompton Corporation (now Lanxess).

Bruce has extensive international experience, having served clients in diverse markets on nearly every continent and lived and worked in Europe for several years. During his career, Bruce has held positions in both publicly traded corporations and privately held middle market companies as Vice President & General Manager, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Managing Director, Europe, Africa & the Middle East and as served as a Principal at a global chemicals consultancy, serving the clients throughout the chemicals & plastics value chain, from petrochemicals to specialties and bio-renewables.

A thought leader in market driven strategies, he has successfully led both large, complex global enterprises and smaller teams around the world.  Bruce joined the CSI team to expand our growing Executive Search capabilities in the Americas. 

Bruce earned his B.A. in biological sciences from the University of Denver and is a graduate of Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business Executive MBA program. He currently resides in Connecticut, USA.

Languages spoken: English

Paul Nolan

Business Development | Americas

Greater NYC, USA

Paul has over 25 years experience in the chemicals sector. Paul’s early career was at National Starch and Chemical Company, a natural and synthetic polymer manufacturer based in the United States. As a member of the corporate Human Resources team, Paul focused on talent acquisition and performance development on a global basis. He was then...

Paul Nolan

Business Development | Americas

Greater NYC, USA

Paul has over 25 years experience in the chemicals sector. Paul’s early career was at National Starch and Chemical Company, a natural and synthetic polymer manufacturer based in the United States. As a member of the corporate Human Resources team, Paul focused on talent acquisition and performance development on a global basis. He was then promoted to the corporate HR team of the parent company, Imperial Chemicals Incorporated (ICI), as part of the international human resources management team based in London. Paul maintained this role as the company was acquired by AkzoNobel in 2008.

Since 2014, Paul has been working as an independent consultant specializing with expertise in talent management, learning and development, and organization development to drive business performance and employee engagement. Paul has experience in large and small organizations across the chemicals industry including coatings, specialty food ingredients, coatings, adhesives and sealants, paper and corrugating.

Paul recently joined the team at CSI to expand its Executive Search capabilities in the United States and to drive development of the business offering chemicals-dedicated talent acquisition and coaching.

Paul holds a BA degree from Marist College and a MA from Rutgers University and is a member of SHRM, ATD, CIPD as well as organizations like DDI and BW.

Paul lives in the USA and has travelled extensively in his career.

Languages spoken: English

Patrick Jones

Business Development | Americas

Raleigh, NC, USA

Patrick is a general manager and business development expert with experience in high-level management with name-brand industrial corporations, strategy and M&A consulting, as well as entrepreneurial ventures. His career success has been predicated on 1) expertise in developing and implementing winning strategies, 2) leadership and a desire t...

Patrick Jones

Business Development | Americas

Raleigh, NC, USA

Patrick is a general manager and business development expert with experience in high-level management with name-brand industrial corporations, strategy and M&A consulting, as well as entrepreneurial ventures. His career success has been predicated on 1) expertise in developing and implementing winning strategies, 2) leadership and a desire to go beyond the status quo, 3) an ability to structure and negotiate profitable deals, and 4) the willingness to "roll up his sleeves" to deliver results.

He has held corporate assignments with DuPont, Air Products and Chemicals and Reichhold Chemicals with roles ranging from Manufacturing Engineer to Global Marketing Manager to Business Development Manager to Senior Director / General Manager. His primary industry experience has been in CASE markets, and he has travelled extensively in Western Europe and Japan in support of new business initiatives.

Mr. Jones holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (USA) as well as a MBA with a Finance Concentration from Wake Forest University (USA).

He lives and works out of Raleigh, NC.

Languages spoken: English

Steve Friedewald

Business Development | Americas

Dallas, TX, USA

Steve is a Senior Executive with over 30 years experience with Hoechst, Celanese and latterly Oxea where until mid-2016 he held the position of senior vice President, Global Oxo Intermediates.

Based in Dallas, Steve is holds a number of advisory roles including helping Chemical Search develop relationships and new business in the United ...

Steve Friedewald

Business Development | Americas

Dallas, TX, USA

Steve is a Senior Executive with over 30 years experience with Hoechst, Celanese and latterly Oxea where until mid-2016 he held the position of senior vice President, Global Oxo Intermediates.

Based in Dallas, Steve is holds a number of advisory roles including helping Chemical Search develop relationships and new business in the United States.

Born in Australia, Steve holds an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University, USA and has market expertise in petrochemicals and intermediates on a global basis.

Languages spoken: English