Lyndon A. Taylor
Office Location: Chicago
Phone: +1 312 4961000
Lyndon A. Taylor is the partner-in-charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and leads the global Diversity & Inclusion Practice across executive search and consulting. He is also a member of the CEO & Board of Directors and Financial Services practices.
Lyndon works with both privately-held and publicly-traded clients on executive, functional leadership, and board director engagements. He also advises organizations across sectors on diversity and inclusion strategies, particularly talent management and succession.
Prior to rejoining Heidrick & Struggles in 2014, Lyndon spent more than ten years with another global executive search firm where he led both the firm’s Midwest financial services business and its global diversity practice. In the latter role, Lyndon focused on leveraging best practices from across regions and building local teams to serve clients.
Earlier in his career, Lyndon worked in investment banking with UBS where he focused on M&A and advisory clients in the energy and utility sectors. Before UBS, he spent five years in corporate development with Enron and began his professional career as a financial analyst in the real estate investment banking group of Merrill Lynch and also served in the U.S. Navy prior to college.
In 2020, Lyndon was honored by the AESC as one of the inaugural recipients of its new IDEA Award for outstanding contribution to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (or “IDEA”). He was recognized for his work with organizations to help them achieve their D&I goals, no matter where they are in their journey.
Lyndon currently serves on the board of directors of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and serves on the Forums Committee of the Economic Club of Chicago. Lyndon also recently served as a director of the CFA Society Chicago where he served on the nomination and governance committee.
Lyndon earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, and both a BA in history, with honors, and a BS in ethnic studies from Southern Methodist University.