Timeline

Serving clients is the reason Heidrick & Struggles was founded 60 years ago. It remains our reason for being. Since 1953, we have been building deep relationships with the world’s most talented individuals on behalf of the world’s most successful companies. Today, our search professionals and leadership consultants continue the rich tradition of our founders to shape the industry - and many others - around the world.

January 21, 2015
CEO Report Released, in Conjunction with Oxford
In January in Davos, Switzerland, site of the World Economic Forum, The CEO Report is released.Learn More
October 28, 2014
Heidrick & Struggles Introduces Leadership Signature™
In November, Heidrick & Struggles introduces Leadership Signature™, an assessment tool designed specifically to evaluate candidates' leadership styles and to help answer important questions related to how an executive would lead in a new role.Learn More
February 3, 2014
A New CEO – Tracy Wolstencroft

On February 3, Tracy Wolstencroft becomes President and CEO.

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November 14, 2013
Closing bell
Heidrick & Struggles International commemorates its 60th anniversary with the ringing of The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell.Learn More
January 1, 2013
Diamond anniversary
Today, Heidrick & Struggles is The Leadership Company™ providing executive search and leadership consulting services. With offices around the world, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of our founding.Learn More
December 31, 2012
Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Senn Delaney
On December 31, 2012, Heidrick & Struggles announced the acquisition of Senn Delaney, the undisputed global leader of corporate culture-shaping.Learn More
January 23, 2008
Strategic Partner of The World Economic Forum
Heidrick & Struggles becomes as strategic partner of The World Economic Forum.Learn More
January 1, 2000
Respected by peers
One of our own, Gerry Roche, was named "Recruiter of the Century*."Learn More
April 30, 1999
Going public
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII) becomes a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock market.Learn More
December 12, 1986
Founder John Struggles Retires
Heidrick & Struggles’ founder John Struggles retires after 33 years with the firm.Learn More
November 15, 1982
Founder Gardner Heidrick Retires
Heidrick & Struggles’ founder Gardner Heidrick retires after 29 years with the firm.Learn More
February 1, 1954
Our first client
Heidrick & Struggles landed its first client: the West Virginia Coal and Coke Company.Learn More
November 15, 1953
Two men, one vision
Two men, one vision. In Chicago, Gardner Heidrick and John Struggles helped launch the executive search industry.Learn More