Managing partner, Heidrick & Struggles Intl.
Company Info: Heidrick & Struggles Intl.
Web site: www.heidrick.com
Address: 1 California St., Suite 2400, San Francisco, Calif. 94111, and, 245 Park Ave., Suite 4300, New York, N.Y. 10067
Advice: I believe it was John Seely-Brown who said that the best way to move forward is to look around you. We are entering a new world—global—only looking ahead will give you blinders.
Qualities sought in emerging leaders: EQ and IQ: I look for both. Someone who is capable of both lateral and vertical thinking.
Sector specialization: Alternative investments, financial services, new media/digital technology
Job function specialization: C-suite
Geographical Focus: Global
Companies I often recruit for: Private equity, insurance, investment banking
Favorite historical figure: William Shakespeare. Modern psychology books and business books are prefaced by the Bard.
Education: London Univ. (U.K.), BA (Honors Degree), 1987
Employment history: Heidrick & Struggles: Managing Partner, 2007 to present; Private Equity, Venture Capital & Alternative Financing Practice; 2003-06; Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, 2000-02; Norman Broadbent International: Managing Partner, CIO Practice, 1999-2000; President, North America, Chairman, Global New Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice, 1998-99; Goodman Graham & Associates, Partner, 1993-98
Other interests: Opera, theater, food and wine
Professional/Membership Affiliations: N/A
Experience in executive search consulting: 20 years
High Profile Placement: Confidential
Other paths I might have pursued: Theater
The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Globalization: the transition from understanding international vs. understanding global.