Jonathan M. Graham


Jonathan Graham is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago and New York offices and the global managing partner of the Industrial Practice, working with clients primarily on CEO succession. He focuses on placing COOs and CEOs across a broad range of industrial companies, both publicly traded and private equity-backed. Jonathan also leads a number of succession projects for clients across this sector including more than 75 CEO engagements.


Jonathan has held a number of leadership roles including global managing partner of the Industrial Practice, regional managing partner of the Industrial Practice in the Americas, and global managing partner of the manufacturing sector.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2000, Jonathan held a number of positions with both chemical companies and top management consulting firms. As a consultant with McKinsey & Company, he was a leader in the sales force practice and the business-to-business marketing practice. During his tenure with both McKinsey and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jonathan focused on developing corporate strategy, transforming sales forces, and implementing strategic marketing. His industry expertise spans chemicals, electronic components, semiconductors, health care, corporate banking, computers, automotive components, and deregulated utilities.

Jonathan also served as vice president, marketing for a Cleveland-based chemical company focused on both industrial and institutional market segments. He gained experience with research and development management through several key roles with BASF Construction Chemicals – the world’s largest construction chemicals company.


Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, MBA

Muskingum College, BA. in Business and Political Science