Kristin Deutmeyer


Kristin Deutmeyer is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office where she co-leads the Digital Officers Practice. She is also a member of the Marketing, Sales & Strategy Officers and Consumer Markets practices, specializing in senior level search assignments for technology- and internet-driven companies.


Kristin specializes in general management, digital, customer experience, and commercial leadership searches across the consumer products, retail, consumer internet, lifestyle, and hospitality sectors. She has deep experience working for publicly traded corporations, privately held companies, founder/owner companies, private equity firms, and financially distressed companies.

Kristin helps companies drive growth by connecting them with modern and transformative talent in general management, marketing, ecommerce, customer experience, omnichannel, communications and sales.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kristin spent more than a decade as a public relations consultant building consumer-facing programs, developing corporate communications strategies, and producing award-winning events, all in effort to build and protect brands. Most recently she owned her own public relations consultancy and developed national campaigns for brands including Starbucks and Sara Lee. Kristin started her Chicago agency career at GolinHarris where she managed corporate and consumer programs with a focus on crisis management, media relations, and internal communications.


Loras College, Bachelors’ Degrees in Journalism and Public Relations