Leadership consulting

International Center for Executive Options (ICEO®)

Our International Center for Executive Options (ICEO®) advises senior business leaders around the world about how to navigate leadership changes and transitions and advance their professional goals, brand and legacy by opening doors to new possibilities. 

Whether it’s due to a change in strategy, the need to make room for emerging leaders, or the desire to follow a personal passion, there comes a time when senior business leaders need to move on. 

Those who leave your organization with dignity and the support to advance their careers are much more likely to serve as valuable brand ambassadors. They’ll pass on vital knowledge to remaining leaders, and help successors maintain strong client relationships.

We surround leaders with a dedicated team of senior experts and peer advisors to offer the most comprehensive experience in the industry, including:

  • Assessing different professional options including; traditional corporate roles, venture capital and private equity roles, entrepreneurship; board service, and portfolio careers (combining part-time board service, advisory, and consulting).
  • Introductions to fellow industry leaders, executive recruiters, private equity firms, venture capitalists and ICEO® alumni.
  • Access to ICEO® advisors in 20 business centers around the world.


Lee Hecht Harrison®'s ICEO® center has developed into a first rate resource for high level professionals in transition. Lee Hecht Harrison now provides world class support for this level of executive, surrounding clients with competent, available experts who quickly put me in a position to approach the market in a focused, confident and prepared manner. It is no coincidence that I quickly found an exciting, rewarding position as a General Counsel in a talented biotech company that fully matched my hopes and expectations.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Biotech Industry


Our ICEO® leaders and advisors


William Brown

SVP, Global Managing Director, ICEO
United States

William Brown

SVP, Global Managing Director, ICEO
United States
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Bill is the Global Practice Leader for Lee Hecht Harrison’s International Center for Executive Options (ICEO). Bill built and leads this unique senior leader boutique career advisory practice that provides high-touch leadership transformation support to organizations and their leaders. He does this with a unique perspective of their issue & concerns coupled with insightful solutions to moving forward with their business missions, their leaders, and their brands. 


Earlier in his career, Bill was a CEO, COO, Group Executive, business leader, and attorney at companies that included Nabisco Brands, Culbro, and Fleetwood Snacks, Inc. 

Bill received a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, a Juris Doctorate from the Stetson University College of Law, and a BS from Florida State University.

Our ICEO® services

Contact one of our ICEO® advisors to discuss how we can help with you or a senior leader at your organization.

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