Jonathan M. Graham


Jonathan Graham is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago and New York offices and a member of the Industrial Practice, working with clients primarily on board and CEO succession. Jonathan’s experience covers a broad range of client situations, from $100B blue-chip public companies to smaller, PE-backed portfolio companies.


Jonathan has been in several 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 Heidrick & Struggles, Jonathan held several 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 was also a vice president of 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