Joe Amara, CEO
For over a decade, Joe Amara has amassed a global network of professionals. Beginning his executive search career in 2007 at the Lucas Group; he was promoted several times and won numerous awards for excellence in executive search. In 2010, he founded HEI Search along with four partners of a Chicago based recruiting firm. After several successful years with HEI Search, he began Joe Amara Executive Search in 2017.
Mr. Amara and his team have filled numerous roles including c-suite, business development, sales, project development, engineering, asset management, operations, finance, geoscience, and niche technical roles. The firm represents utilities, independent power producers, manufacturers, project developers, EPC firms, exploration and production companies, advisory firms and multi-national financial institutions.
Mr. Amara enjoys helping businesses hit hiring goals by providing recruiting strategies, market insights, and excellent candidates.
Eliana Espinoza, Recruiter, Latin America
Eliana focuses her efforts on building long lasting relationships with candidates within the Latin American Cleantech and Power Generation industries. Eliana is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Brent Kimbrough, Sr. Executive Search Consultant
Brent is a seasoned executive search professional with over fifteen years of recruiting experience. He has successfully executed Director to C-level searches with clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to portfolio start-ups of V.C., private equity-backed companies. Brent has been consistently acknowledged and rewarded for his development/execution of complete go-to-market strategies, expediency and full search life cycle management. He has worked seamlessly with hiring management and talent acquisition within the banking, asset/investment management, government sponsored enterprise, energy, healthcare and insurance sectors. Notable clients include BMO Financial, Fifth Third Bank, Hyundai Capital, Blue Mountain, Federal Home Loan Banks, Duke University Health System, Blue Cross Blue Shield and more. Prior to joining QuantRisk & Risk Talent Associates, Brent worked for DHR International, where he served as Principal and Industrial Practice Leader, and Cook Associates, Inc. Earlier in his career Brent worked for Leo Burnett Worldwide in Chicago.