William V. Lepiesza

Mr. Lepiesza has managed senior executive searches for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 global corporations, including leading law firms, international biopharmaceutical companies, industrial conglomerates and major financial services institutions. His search engagements have spanned the suite of executive, functional and enterprise-wide leadership positions for organizations across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Prior to joining The Alexander Group, Mr. Lepiesza held a series of senior human resources leadership roles, most recently serving as corporate officer and head of talent for a multinational telecommunications corporation.

"We’re committed to delivering exceptional results, working in true partnership with our clients and exceeding expectations in every search."


  • Brown University

    Bachelor of Arts, Economics Bachelor of Arts, History

  • Brown University

    Bachelor of Arts, History

Industry Experience

Legal and Professional Services
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Professional Services

What do you think differentiates The Alexander Group from other executive search firms?

We are client-focused more than we are bottom-line focused. We want to build long-term relationships with our clients, and our 35 years in business reflect that we are meeting that goal.

What’s the highest compliment a client can give you?

“You have saved our organization.” “How do we decide between two outstanding candidates?” “You are more than a recruiter—you are an important part of our team.”

What do you think is the most difficult part of executive search, and how do you respond to it?

In starting a search, you don’t know if you will have to make 30 calls or 300 calls to identify the perfect candidate. By the time companies call us, they are in a hurry. We must be strategic and innovative while being nimble and moving with alacrity.

What do you love about your work?

I love the variety of my practice, including learning about new industries, new clients and the management teams that make our clients special. I also like the travel, which is good because I flew 225,000 miles last year.

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