Eleni Henkel

CEO & Founder

Eleni is the CEO and Founding Partner of HSP.  Eleni has extensive financial services industry and search experience and is considered a trusted advisor by clients and candidates.  She is relationship-oriented, taking a consultative and long-term, client-based approach to the business.  She has led hundreds of search mandates for a long and diverse list of clients, including many of the most sophisticated and demanding investment firms in the industry. Eleni is respected for her extensive knowledge of the investment market, her thorough and diligent approach to client service, her integrity, and her exceptionally high standards. Eleni’s reputation as a leader in the search community, combined with her far-reaching network of relationships in the business sets her apart from other search professionals.

Prior to transitioning to the executive search business, Eleni was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley and had global responsibility for the firm’s Analyst and Associate programs.  During her close to 25 years at the firm, Eleni held a number of other professional positions, including several years as a coverage officer in the Healthcare Group and in Global Capital Markets. Eleni’s years of involvement in identifying, assessing and mentoring bankers and her experience in client-facing roles in investment banking give her a distinct competitive advantage in recruiting.

Eleni graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a dual major in Economics and French.  She also obtained her Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.