Jonathan M. Graham


Office Location: Chicago , New York City

Phone: +1 216 2410190

Jonathan Graham is global managing partner for Heidrick & Struggles’ Paper & Packaging Practice. He is also a member of the CEO & Board Practice. His focus is placing CEOs and other P&L holders in both public companies and private equity backed portfolio companies in the world of paper and packaging.

Jonathan has led a number of succession projects for clients across the industry and has placed more than 40 CEOs. Within the firm, he has held a number of leadership roles, including global managing partner of the Industrial Practice and regional managing partner, Industrial Americas, and global managing partner of the manufacturing sector.

Jonathan has been with Heidrick & Struggles for more than 16 years. Prior to joining the firm, he held a number of positions in chemical companies and top management consulting firms. As a McKinsey & Company consultant, he was a leader in the sales force practice and the business-to-business marketing practice. During his tenure with both McKinsey and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jonathan focused on developing corporate strategy, transforming sales forces, and implementing strategic marketing. His industry expertise spans chemicals, electronic components, semiconductors, health care, corporate banking, computers, automotive components, and deregulated utilities.

Jonathan also served as vice president, marketing for a Cleveland-based chemical company focused on both industrial and institutional market segments. He gained experience with research and development management through several key roles with BASF Construction Chemicals – the world’s largest construction chemicals company.


Jonathan holds a BA in business and political science from Muskingum College and a MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.