Nathaniel J. Sutton

Vice Chairman

Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 8679876

Nat Sutton is a vice chairman of Heidrick and Struggles. Over the last 12 years he has worked closely with high-profile corporate and nonprofit organizations to build successful, strategic leadership and senior management teams.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Nat was vice president and director of corporate communications for Citigroup. He joined Citibank in 1968 as a speechwriter for its legendary chairman, Walter Wriston. From 1988 to 2000, he directed corporate communications for Citibank, where he developed and managed the company’s highly successful communications initiatives during its Five Point Plan financial recovery. In this position, he oversaw the corporation’s internal and external communications, investor communications, new media, and creative services. Previously, he headed the corporate customer affairs group, developing the company’s first global customer service strategy. He also developed Citibank’s first five-year public affairs strategy, which led to BusinessWeek’s recognition of the company’s public relations group as one of the world’s 10 best.

From 1962 to 1968, Nat served as director of public relations for the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and worked closely with the renowned Dr. Howard Rusk to bring rehabilitation medicine and occupational therapy to underdeveloped countries around the world.

Nat is a board member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and a trustee of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. He has served as chairman and CEO of the Private Industry Council of New York City. He is a recipient of the Council of Jewish Organizations Distinguished Business Leadership Award, and has been honored by the National Alliance of Business as its Volunteer of the Year.


Nat holds a BA degree from City College of New York, a diploma from Centre d’Etudes Industrielles (Geneva, Switzerland), and completed the advanced management program of the Harvard Business School.