April 20, 2021 – Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Jaimee Eddington as Americas regional leader. “We are excited to have Jaimee take up the Americas leadership role as we continue to bring our clients an integrated suite of executive search, consulting and on-demand talent solutions to help them navigate the many complex talent and human capital issues they face,” said Michael Cullen, chief operating officer. “Jaimee is a proven business leader who possesses the vision and depth and breadth of experience needed to drive the next phase of growth for the Americas, our firm’s largest region.”
In her new position, Ms. Eddington will work closely with the firm’s management committee and the Americas leadership team, focusing on increasing revenue, expanding into new growth areas and delivering long-term stakeholder value. She also will be responsible for driving cross-collaboration across business lines and the region to deliver the full range of the firm’s leadership advisory solutions. “I am humbled and honored to lead the Americas region with a team that has demonstrated incredible momentum in driving our growth strategy and delivering a premier range of talent solutions to our clients,” said Ms. Eddington. “In today’s constantly changing environment, we are also evolving to help our clients build the leaders and organizations of the future. We have many opportunities to grow our business and further strengthen our client relationships, building on our leadership across multiple industries and sectors and our newest offerings focused on diversity and inclusion and on-demand talent.”
Since joining Heidrick & Struggles in the Dallas office in 2015, Ms. Eddington has served as a pivotal leader, creating high-performing teams and delivering exceptional client service. Her client work has encompassed multiple industries, including successful placements with the financial officers practice and the CEO and board practice, as well as the social impact sector. In addition to her business leadership, Ms. Eddington regularly participates as a talent industry thought leader and external speaker on subjects including board and CFO preparedness. She is committed to guiding rising talent across the firm and recently co-led the Americas Region Professionals of Color Employee Resource Group.
Heidrick & Struggles recently appointed Kamau Coar to the newly created role of chief inclusion officer and Jenni Hibbert as global managing partner, head of executive search go-to-market. This is part of the Heidrick’s long-term strategic plans to accelerate business growth and strengthen its focus on diversity and the firm’s workplace culture, said the search firm. “We continue to transform our business and build for the future,” said Mr. Rajagopalan. “As we progress on this journey, our leadership and workplace culture remain foundational to our success. We have a longstanding commitment to developing talent from within our firm, and these new roles and leadership changes put us in an even stronger position to support our employees while delivering world-class advisory services to our clients.”
In addition to these new roles, the following leadership changes have been implemented as part of the firm’s ongoing leadership development and succession planning efforts:
Alyse Bodine, partner – global head of financial officers’ practice;
Sam Burman, partner – global practice managing partner, disruptive innovators team and head of specialty practices;
Tim Dietlin, partner – global practice managing partner, healthcare and life sciences practice;
Jonathan Graham, partner – global practice managing partner, industrial practice;
Tom Murray, partner – global practice managing partner, global technology services;
Victoria Reese, partner – global practice managing partner, corporate officers’ practice; Ms. Reese also continues to lead the legal, risk, compliance and government affairs practice;
Todd Taylor, partner – global practice managing partner, financial services practice.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media