John S. Wood

Vice Chairman

Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

John Wood is a vice chairman in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the CEO & Board of Directors Practice. He has more than 25 years of executive search consulting experience and an extensive track record of recruiting chief executive officers and board directors for a broad range of clients. He has completed more than 250 chief executive and board searches in recent years.

Bloomberg named John one of “The 50 Most Influential Headhunters In the World.” He is a regular commentator in the media on issues including succession planning, executive compensation, and board assessment.

John began his career in advertising and has held senior management positions at Grey Advertising (now the Grey Group) and Foote, Cone & Belding.


John earned an MBA and a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.

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