Hale Cochran has over 30 years of executive search experience in the high-technology, information services and manufacturing industries. He is the Managing Director of Access Search Partners and an Advisor to Polachi. Prior to teaming with Polachi, Hale was an independent business consultant. Before that, Hale was a senior partner at Heidrick & Struggles in the high-technology search practice. Prior to 1998 when Heidrick & Struggles acquired Fenwick Partners, Hale was with Fenwick Partners from 1984 where he played a major role in the company’s growth and success. In 1979, Hale founded Cochran, Cochran & Yale, a high-technology recruiting firm based in Rochester, New York. He founded JobLine, a computer-based recruiting service in 1982. Previously, Hale was President of Caribou Manufacturing Company and Vice President, Administration of Coachmen Industries.
Hale's search practice has focused on recruiting CEOs and senior functional executives for early-stage, high-growth or turnaround technology companies.