Jonathan Graham is a senior partner with Heidrick & Struggles Industrial Practice and works with clients primarily on CEO succession. Over the past 16 years with Heidrick & Struggles, his focus has been placing COOs and CEOs across a broad range of industrial companies, both publicly traded and private equity backed. Jonathan has also led a number of succession projects for clients across this sector including over 40 CEO engagements. At Heidrick & Struggles, Jonathan has held a number of leadership roles including Global Managing Partner, Industrial Practice and Regional Managing Partner, Industrial Americas and Global Managing Partner, Manufacturing Sector.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jonathan held a number of positions with both chemical companies and top management consulting firms. As a consultant with McKinsey & Company, 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.