Bo Herbst

Managing Partner

Office Location: Chicago

Phone: +1 312 4961000

Bo Herbst is the global managing partner of the Industrial Practice based in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office. He focuses on serving industrial and manufacturing clients and has brought value to his clients through the placement of senior executives on boards of directors and in general management, operations, and finance functions. He has helped build effective leadership teams at respected companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

Bo joined Heidrick & Struggles from a major management consulting firm where he led a competitive intelligence and sales strategy team for several business units. In this role he helped to develop in-depth, industry-specific sales strategies that allowed the firm to significantly increase its business development effectiveness. Bo previously worked in Spain and Portugal as a sales manager for a large US-based industrial manufacturing firm. Clients included multinational manufacturing firms in the automotive, capital equipment and controls industries, as well as power generation enterprises, oil refineries and petrochemical companies.

Previously, he served as dean of students at Harlaxton College - the British campus of the University of Evansville.


Bo received an international MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, and a bachelor of arts from Trinity University.