Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology

Despite the hype, blockchain is still an immature technology. Yet investment, industry adoption, and market strength are on the rise. As the landscape evolves, the future of blockchain and distributed ledger will likely take on forms not yet imagined.

Our clients around the world and across industries are exploring blockchain innovation in several ways. Some are buying vendor solutions or seeking to establish joint-ventures while others are investing directly in blockchain startups. Some continue to unlock new business models, products, and new customer experiences and relationships built on technology first inspired by bitcoin.

The technical bar for talent in this field is extraordinarily high, and the increased competition for executive-level talent by far exceeds the available supply. Heidrick & Struggles created a Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Specialty Practice in response to these emerging trends across industries from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to governments. Our global Blockchain and Distributed Ledger team focuses on both attracting top talent and consulting with business leaders and boards to determine organizational priorities and structural determinants around creating a blockchain strategy.

Our work in blockchain and distributed ledger serves clients in technology, financial services, exchanges and trading, wallets and money services, content and media, professional services, enterprise services, merchant services, luxury goods, content and media, and healthcare.

Heidrick & Struggles’ Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Specialty Practice is committed to working with clients of all sizes, across all industries, and at all levels of maturity in this emerging technology domain.


Jason Schmucker Jason Schmucker Principal