James N. J. Hertlein
Jim Hertlein entered the practice of executive search consulting following
sixteen years in private industry in human resources and line operations
management positions. His practice has concentrations in the energy and process industries and a focus on high technology enterprises. Mr.
Hertlein has deep insight into the composition and performance
expectations for all traditional functional positions in corporate
organization structures, as well as those unique to the global energy and
chemical process industries.
His twenty-three year career with Schlumberger, Ltd. began in field
engineering in the Wireline Services Group. Assignments in several
European countries and in North Africa were followed by a blend of
successively more responsible positions in human resources and line
management for which he was resident in the United States, Europe, and in the Middle East and Asia.
In 1990, Mr. Hertlein was named Vice President of Human Resources of
Applicon, Inc., a $100M CAD/CAM software subsidiary of Schlumberger, Ltd. Operating from the company's headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan; he traveled extensively internationally and contributed actively to the
revitalization of Applicon's business worldwide.
A native of the United Kingdom, Mr. Hertlein resided in southern England. He received a Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Nottingham in 1971.