Jaimee Eddington, AESC Future of the Profession Award Winner 2021

The 2021 AESC Future of the Profession Award is presented to Jaimee Eddington, Regional Leader of the Americas, Heidrick & Struggles.

A highly sought-after talent advisory consultant given her prior Wall Street and corporate finance operating experience, Jaimee is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Dallas office and regional leader of the Americas. She is a member of the global Financial Officers and CEO & Board of Directors practices specializing in board and senior-level financial officer assignments across the consumer, healthcare, technology (enterprise and consumer), and financial services industries. Jaimee leads searches for a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500, small- and medium-sized public and private companies, as well as private equity and venture-backed companies. She has been instrumental in incorporating Heidrick & Struggles’ innovations into the work she leads, bringing clients improved digital tools and accelerated time-to-placement.

Jaimee has also been a strong advocate for advancing diversity and inclusion in the profession both for her clients and internally at Heidrick & Struggles. Every day she has worked to apply the firm’s goals, such as its Board Diversity Pledge, to elevate the best practices of inclusion with the teams she leads. Previously, she also served as a co-lead for the firm’s Professionals of Color ERG, helping to advance conversations and awareness around various diversity and inclusion topics. Jaimee’s vision for the executive search profession is to find, attract and retain the types of diverse leaders that will set a new bar with the inclusive cultures they build.

She is a frequent speaker and panelist on board and CFO preparedness forums regarding board composition, talent management, and the changing role of the CFO. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jaimee was an investment banker at a middle market and bulge bracket bank focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt offerings. She advised clients in various industries, including business services, branded consumer products and retail, telecommunications, media, and technology. Jaimee spent several years at a large luxury retailer where she led strategic planning for various merchant divisions. 

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