William Brewer, CCP
Regional Practice Leader, Human Resources
William (Bill) Brewer is a Director at the Stanton Chase Los Angeles office. He consults with organizations to build a team of the best leaders that will optimize their business goals. He 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-plus 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 supports critical functional areas including executive management, HR, diversity, equity and inclusion, 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 Practice Group, consulting with boards and CEOs on assessing and acquiring best-in-class HR officers (Chief Human Resources Officer / Chief People Officer). Additionally, he leads senior-level HR searches and talent management leadership roles. Bill is also a member of the Stanton Chase Diversity and Inclusion Practice Group and the Board Services Practice Group.
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’s other practice group is the Consumer Products and Services Practice Group, which supports 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 higher education, 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 HR. He served in the top HR role 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 and construction, media and entertainment, healthcare, technology / software, business process outsourcing (BPO), and manufacturing. He has held global responsibilities including expatriate assignment experience.
In addition, Bill is an Adjunct Professor for 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. 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 MBA from the University of Redlands and his B.A. in psychology from California State University, Long Beach. He is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) from WorldatWork, which focuses on global HR issues including compensation, benefits, work-life, and integrated total rewards.
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