Interim Chief Executive Officer
Office Location: Washington
Phone: +1 202 3314900
Krishnan Rajagopalan is the interim chief executive officer based in Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington D.C. office. He also leads the Executive Search business globally and is a member of the Executive Committee. In his previous leadership role, Krishnan served as head of global practices and played an invaluable role with leading the firm’s Leadership Consulting Practice.
He has been recognized by Business Week as one of the “100 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World.” Krishnan focuses on leading senior-level searches for clients in the management consulting, technology services, outsourcing, and venture capital arenas. Krishnan has also conducted search assignments for executives in a broad range of corporate functions, including chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and president positions, as well as senior-level positions in strategy development and client relationship development.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Krishnan was a vice president and partner with A.T. Kearney Consulting. During Krishnan’s tenure with A.T. Kearney, he focused on strategy, operations/procurement and e-business across a wide array of industries, including technology services, hi-tech and manufacturing. Krishnan has conducted numerous engagements where he was an active part of defining and assessing the executive leadership team.
Prior to joining A.T. Kearney, Krishnan was a consultant with Price Waterhouse in its strategic management consulting group. Before embarking on his consulting career, Krishnan was a lead engineer with Harris Corporation in the commercial satellite communications arena.
Krishnan received a bachelor of science in engineering, a master of science degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago. Krishnan is a member of the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering National Advisory Council at The Johns Hopkins University.