Paul Gibson is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the Global Financial Services Practice. He leads the Consumer Financial Services segment in the Americas and previously led the Financial Services Infrastructure sector.


His work spans both commercial and functional leadership roles and he has developed specific functional expertise within the audit, compliance, risk and regulatory spaces. Additionally, he has done work within the firm’s CEO & Board Practice. His portfolio of work has included chief risk officers, heads of operational risk, market risk and credit risk, chief auditors, chief compliance officers, heads of marketing and sales, and divisional presidents and CEOs across all areas of financial services.

He also led the firm’s US presence in transaction banking, which covers the treasury, cash management, and payments groups of major US and international banks.

Paul joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2007 with seven years of prior talent acquisition experience in London, initially for a boutique recruiting firm and later internally for one of Europe’s largest consumer and services companies. During those years, he covered diverse functional roles, including finance, tax, treasury, human resources, marketing, corporate development, and operations.


Leeds Metropolitan University, Bachelor's Degree in European Languages and Business