Tim Dietlin is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and global managing partner of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice.


Tim works across healthcare and life sciences, including established pharmaceuticals, emerging high-growth biotechs, and investor backed service and technology companies, advising on human capital issues and recruiting leaders at the board, CEO, commercial leadership, and R&D leadership levels.

Tim has served as an advisor to healthcare leaders and leadership teams for more than 15 years, and focuses his efforts on helping clients build the leadership capabilities required to navigate and thrive in today’s fast-changing global healthcare environment.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Tim was a partner at IBM where he led their life sciences strategy and transformation consulting practice. Prior to IBM, Tim was the SVP of global consulting and strategic alliances with INC Research and a VP at Campbell Alliance, a life sciences management consulting firm, where he led their R&D and medical affairs consulting practices.


DePaul University, MBA

Loyola University of Chicago, Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

Philanthropy and Service

Tim serves on the Midwest board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and leads the board's Nominating Committee. JDRF is focused on supporting patients with Type 1 Diabetes and funding research to ultimately cure the disease.