Heidrick & Struggles Announces Partnership with Eightfold AI

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., a global leadership advisory and on-demand talent solutions, and Eightfold AI, a leader in creating AI-driven talent development platforms, announced a partnership to develop a new digital leadership platform that is intended to offer organizations a new way to understand, assess and make decisions about leadership talent, ensuring they have the right leaders in place today and are able to identify and develop the leaders they need for tomorrow.

As part of Heidrick & Struggles' broader strategic efforts to increase market penetration and expand its suite of leadership capabilities and solutions, the firm is focused on developing new innovative, tech-enabled offerings designed to address the ongoing and future needs of its clients. Anthony Colella, a Global Managing Partner who joined Heidrick & Struggles earlier this year, is responsible for leading the development of the firm's new digital capabilities and solutions and brings deep expertise in establishing and growing digital products businesses. The partnership between Heidrick & Struggles and Eightfold AI is the first step in bringing to market a new digital offering that combines leadership advisory and talent development with leading technology and AI. 

Krishnan Rajagopalan, President, and CEO, Heidrick & Struggles, stated,

"We are excited about our partnership with Eightfold AI, a leader in AI-driven talent solutions. Together, we believe we can offer organizations a new way to make faster, smarter leadership decisions across key areas – from hiring needs and mobility to succession planning – at scale. At Heidrick & Struggles, we are focused on advising our clients on their most critical leadership needs, and this partnership with Eightfold AI marks another step in our journey toward growing our impact with clients, expanding our suite of leadership solutions and capabilities, and investing in new innovative, tech-driven offerings to drive future growth and shareholder value."

Ashutosh Garg, Founder and CEO of Eightfold AI, commented,

"Our partnership with Heidrick & Struggles represents our shared vision for using advanced technology and leadership intelligence to develop and retain the best talent in organizations. We believe that working together with the Heidrick & Struggles team will allow us to share advancements in leadership and AI-driven talent processes with future-facing organizations everywhere, and help to deliver on our mission to provide the right career for everyone in the world."

Announced at the industry-leading HR Technology Conference & Expo, the partnership is anticipated to bring a new digital leadership platform that offers real-time leadership insights, data analytics and AI to fragmented leadership development and planning processes. The platform is designed to give companies the ability to optimize talent forecast planning and alignment to business needs through rapid, data-driven technology insights, powered by the combination of Heidrick & Struggles' deep experience across executive search, leadership and organization assessment and development, and on-demand talent capabilities, and Eightfold AI's deep learning artificial intelligence platform.

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