Jeffrey Boyd


Jeff Boyd is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and the global managing partner of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice.


Jeff enjoys leading the Heidrick & Struggles team to support clients and ultimately the patients who we all serve. His personal executive search practice focuses on biotech and life science tools and services.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jeff was vice president and head of technical operations for Novartis, where he worked in the cell and gene therapy unit and oversaw the operations and supply chain functions, ultimately supporting the commercialization of the first CAR-T therapy in the world.

Prior to Novartis, he worked at Lonza for 13 years, progressing from shop floor supervision to global operational leadership roles with a variety of different technologies, including diagnostic and research products, small molecules, biologics, and cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing. He also spent five years leading global human resources for the bioscience sector, where he managed several transformative merger and acquisition projects in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including responsibilities spanning from due diligence through integration, with a focus on the cultural assimilation component.

Jeff worked as a distribution and warehousing manager in life sciences prior to joining Lonza. Earlier in his career, he held operational and human resources leadership roles in the food industry.


Frostburg State University, MBA

University of Tennessee, Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts