Eric Herrenkohl is the founder and president of Herrenkohl Consulting, a firm that helps small and mid-sized businesses build A-player teams.
In addition to authoring How to Hire A-Players, Eric serves as an expert author for Monster.com. His work has been cited by Fox News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Inc.com, Careerbuilder.com, Running Intelligence, the SHRM Consultants’ Forum, Carlson Hotels’ Voyageur Magazine, Forconstructionpros.com and MSNBC.com. He is the author of Performance Principles, a highly-regarded e-letter in the small and mid-sized business space. Performance Principles reaches over 85,000 subscribers across the globe and material from it is reproduced in a number of business and educational publications.
Previous to founding Herrenkohl Consulting in 2002, Eric was an executive recruiter, working with Fortune 500 and mid-market companies to identify and recruit CFOs, Controllers and financial staff for their organizations. He also spent seven years in the sales incentive industry, working with manufacturers in the high-tech, automotive, and capital equipment industries. During his years in the incentive industry, Eric operated one of the first electronic incentive systems to be granted a U.S. patent. His clients there included IBM, Lexmark, Congoleum Flooring, Saturn Car Company, and others. Eric also brings experience in the non-profit sector, working with boards, raising funds, and developing volunteer leaders.
Eric received his undergraduate degree in economics and history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Eric and his wife have four children and live in greater Philadelphia.
Herrenkohl Consulting’s client list includes over 100 companies in 50 industries including Bank of America, Drake Beam Morin, Edward Jones, Ernst & Young, Fleet Feet Sports, Fleishman Hillard, the Institute of Management Accountants, the International Interior Design Association, May Merchandising Company, the National Kitchen & Bath Association, Nestle Purina Petcare Company, the Society for Marketing of Professional Services, TargetBase, Northwestern Mutual Life, and Washington University’s Olin School of Business.