Heidrick & Struggles Adds Consultants to Americas & Europe

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Executive Search Consultant in the Americas

Heidrick & Struggles added a new partner to its Executive Search business in the Americas in August 2021.

Jonathan McBride joined Heidrick & Struggles as a partner in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Chief Human Resource Officers (CHRO) Practices, based in the Los Angeles office. In this role, Jonathan advises boards, CEOs and leadership teams, drawing on his deep expertise and perspective on matters related to culture, people, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. 

 Jaimee Eddington, Regional Leader, Americas said: 

"Clients are eager to develop talent solutions that will help them deliver a sustainable, inclusive culture and accelerates performance. Jonathan brings expertise from a variety of experiences and settings, giving him a unique ability to help clients find talent and build teams that are diverse, inclusive, and meet an organization's business needs and future vision."

Previously, Jonathan co-founded Gradient Consulting, a small advisory firm created in the wake of George Floyd's murder, to help organizations evolve their cultures and build better teams. Before that, he served as the global head of Inclusion and diversity at BlackRock. While at Blackrock, he and a co-worker helped launch the Science of Diversity and Inclusion Initiative at the University of Chicago. Prior to BlackRock, in 2013, Jonathan was appointed to serve as director of the Presidential Personnel Office for the White House. He joined the Obama administration as a special assistant to the President and the deputy director of the Presidential Personnel Office in 2009.


Two Consultants Join Heidrick & Struggles in Europe

Heidrick & Struggles added two consultants to its Executive Search business in Europe in August 2021.

Claire Skinner, Regional Leader, Europe & Africa said:

"By attracting top talent and leadership, our clients are seeking to create even greater alignment within their organizations to help them realize their strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment. Our new consultants' deep knowledge of talent trends and future marketplace demands give them a unique ability to guide clients as they build leadership teams that transform their businesses for the future."

Aliceson Robinson joined Heidrick & Struggles as a partner in the London office, focusing on media and entertainment and consumer growth tech. With more than two decades of consumer markets experience, Aliceson brings deep, global expertise and relationships to the firm, in addition to knowledge of growth and private equity executives to her client work. Previously, Aliceson worked at another executive search firm. She has lived and worked in North America, Europe, and Africa.

François-Xavier Ragot joined Heidrick & Struggles as a principal in the Brussels office, leading the Financial Services and Financial Officers Practices in Belgium and Luxembourg. Bringing more than 15 years of experience, François-Xavier helps place executives across banking, insurance, payment, real estate and post-trade industry, ranging in scale from global to Pan-European and local, at the Board and C-suite levels. Previously, François-Xavier led the Belgian financial services and Chief Financial Officers (CFO) practices at another international executive search firm.

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