Fritz Henderson is a principal of Hawksbill Group, a diversified business and communications consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.
Previously, Fritz served as chairman and CEO of SunCoke Energy since the company’s public offering in 2011. During that time, he led the company through a successful IPO and subsequent tax-free spinoff from former parent, Sunoco Inc. Under his leadership, he set a strategic foundation and operating plan for domestic and global growth and built a new management team.
Fritz also created and served as Chairman and CEO of SunCoke Energy Partners GP LLC (NYSE:SXCP) in January of 2013. SXCP, the coke-producing industry’s first publicly traded Master Limited Partnership, was established to facilitate the capture of a larger share of the North American coke-producing market for SunCoke.
Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, he held numerous senior leadership positions at General Motors, including President and CEO, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure, he stabilized operations, reorganized management and developed a restructuring plan that contributed to GM’s emerging from an unprecedented 40-day U.S. bankruptcy proceeding that reduced debt and other obligations in excess of $100 billion.
Fritz began his career with GM in 1984 when he joined the automaker’s corporate treasury office. In 1991, he became Group Vice President of Finance for General Motors Acceptance Corporation and later worked with GM’s global component operations, before being appointed Vice President and Managing Director of GM do Brasil in 1997. In 2000, he was appointed Group Vice President and Regional President of GM Latin America, Africa, and Middle East, before becoming Regional Vice President of GM Asia Pacific in 2002, where he successfully expanded operations in Korea and China. In 2004, Fritz was appointed Chairman of GM Europe and became GM’s Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer in 2006.
Fritz currently serves as a Board Member for Adient PLC and Marriott International, and is Trustee of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Fritz, a Detroit native, holds a degree in business management from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. While attending Michigan, he was a pitcher for the Wolverine baseball team.
Fritz lives in Hinsdale, IL and is married with two daughters. He is fluent in Portuguese, enjoys triathlons, charitable causes focused around young people and education, time with family and golf.