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William Brewer, CCP


Regional Practice Leader, Human Resources
(714) 328-1766

William (Bill) Brewer is a C-suite executive who works closely with senior leaders in attracting and retaining highly talented people. He has spent several years in executive search, as well as having 25+ years of corporate Human Resources experience. Bill has held the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) role with three companies. As a senior executive leader, he has had the internal responsibility of ensuring the right team is supporting the critical functional areas including Executive Management, Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Information Technology / Systems, Sales, Supply Chain, and Legal / Compliance. Both Bill’s corporate career and his executive search career have been focused on working with top talent.

Bill is the leader of the Stanton Chase North America Human Resources Specialization group, consulting with boards and CEOs on assessing and acquiring best-in-class Human Resources officers. He leads senior level human resources searches including Chief Human Resources Officers, as well as other senior human capital and talent management leadership roles. Bill is also a member of the Stanton Chase CFO/Finance and Board Services Practice Groups.

Additionally, Bill is a Co-Regional Leader of the Industrial Practice Group, which supports Executive Search and Executive Assessment engagements tied to Aerospace and Defense, Agribusiness, Automotive, Chemicals, Engineering, Construction, and Building Materials, Industrial Equipment and Components, and Pulp, Paper, and Packaging.

Bill is closely aligned with the Consumer Products and Services Practice Group, as well, which supports Executive Search and Executive Assessment engagements tied to the business sectors of Retail and Distribution Services, Products and Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Travel, Hospitality, and Leisure, Luxury Products and Services, and Advertising, Media and Publishing. Bill also has a strong background with Private Equity and Family Office, as well as Life Sciences and Healthcare.

Prior to moving into executive search, Bill had 25 years of experience in corporate Human Resources. He served in the top Human Resources at InSight Health Corp (a private equity company), Epicor Software (a public company), and Alorica (private ownership). These businesses ranged from 3,000 to 20,000 employees. Bill’s earlier background includes The Walt Disney Company and Fluor Corporation. His industry experience includes Engineering & Construction, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Technology / Software, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and Manufacturing. He has held global responsibilities including expatriate assignment experience.

In addition to his executive search career, Bill is an adjunct Professor with the University of Redlands. He volunteers his time as a leader of the Career Counseling Ministry at Saddleback Church. He is a Board member of the Orange County Compensation and Benefits Association (OCCABA). Bill also serves as a mentor for the MBA program at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and as a mentor with the School of Business at the University of Redlands.

Bill earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Redlands and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. He is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) from WorldatWork, which focuses on global Human Resources issues including compensation, benefits, work-life, and integrated total rewards.

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