AI, Data & Analytics
Data, analytics, and AI are the differentiator

Today’s business leaders recognize the increasing value of data, analytics, and AI to create and maintain competitive advantage. How your business harnesses these resources in service of profitable growth makes all the difference. But simply knowing that isn’t enough. You have to be able to answer big questions like how to leverage data and analytics most effectively—and efficiently—to achieve business goals. Who should own data and analytics strategy and execution? What’s the proper role for AI now and in the future? Do we have optimal leaders in place to get the most out of these technology-enabled resources?

With 70+ years of experience in identifying and placing senior talent, we help our clients find and support the best leaders for a data-driven world and offer the most experience of any search firm in data, AI, and analytics—over ten years and counting. We recognize the increasingly close relationship between business and technology, and we have access to a growing pool of leaders who can execute across both, whether as chief data and analytics officer, chief AI officer, board director, or another top role. Our work spans publicly traded businesses, PE-backed companies, and others across every industry. We partner with clients on search, assessment, and development, bringing together Heidrick & Struggles resources from all practices. No matter where you are in your data and AI journey, we can help you find the right talent for today and tomorrow for maximum differentiation.

Compensation Trends

2023 Europe and US Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence Executive Organization and Compensation Survey

Our third annual report examines both organizational structure and compensation for executive roles with artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data analytics responsibilities

AI Thought leadership

Heidrick & Struggles Insights: Artificial Intelligence

AI is reshaping business models and organizations at a dizzying speed. Leaders face increased pressure to define and find the talent they need to understand, implement, and govern AI in a safe, ethical, and profitable way.

2023 AIDA Leadership Survey results
Role Maturity 
are in a role that has existed at their company for less than five years—a drop from a year ago, suggesting these are becoming more established roles and that the function continues to mature.
Board Effectiveness 
think their boards have sufficient expertise in data and analytics
Board Effectiveness 
think their boards have sufficient expertise in AI and machine learning.
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For more than 70 years, we've helped clients build successful, diverse senior leadership teams