Keith E. Deussing serves as partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors, and Financial Officers practices. He consults with high growth publicly and privately held companies in the recruitment and assessment of their senior executive teams. He also serves as a core member of our Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice, working closely with specific investor groups and owners in their succession planning efforts and advising their growth company portfolios.
Keith joined the firm following the acquisition by Heidrick & Struggles of IronHill Partners, a national retained executive consulting firm he founded. IronHill grew into one of the leading technology specialist firms in North America, with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and California.
Prior to starting IronHill, Keith was a vice president at HFA International, then ranked as one of the fastest growing retained executive search firms in the United States. He and a core team helped to establish the company’s first office in Silicon Valley and drove the significant growth of the business in the venture backed technology sector.
Keith began his professional career with Arthur Andersen, where he managed engagements in both the commercial and enterprise sectors, helping prepare growth clients for their initial public offerings (IPOs) as well as lead assurance services for established publicly held corporations.