Theodore L. Dysart is a vice chairman with Heidrick & Struggles where he is a leader in the global Board of Directors Practice and an active member of the CEO search practice. Ted is responsible for senior-level executive search assignments and is a functional specialist, working exclusively on board, CEO and succession planning engagements. He has placed more than 500 executives on the boards of Fortune 500, mid-cap and private companies. BusinessWeek ranked him as one of the 150 most influential head hunters in the world, Executive Search Review named him one of six “executive recruiters to watch” in 2004. In 2007, 2008 and 2010, he was named to the Directorship 100, a listing of the most influential individuals in corporate governance by Directorship magazine.
Serving as a board- and CEO-level advisor, Ted helps clients to identify and attract the proper mix of leadership required for building and managing effective businesses. His consultative-driven approach focuses on working with boards to look at long-term development plans for both management and board succession planning.
He is a regular commentator on the subject of corporate governance, and his comments have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN as well as other local and regional papers.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, he was a vice president with The Directorship Search Group, a consulting firm that specialized in corporate governance consulting and board director searches. Earlier, he worked for WIN Enterprise, Inc., a member of the WIN Group. The WIN Group was ranked as Inc. magazine’s 14th fastest growing private company in 1993.