Richard W. Greene
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Richard W. Greene

Partner Emeritus


Rick Greene is a partner emeritus in Heidrick & Struggles' New York office and a member of Heidrick Consulting. He has served in multiple leadership roles since joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2006, including four years as the chief human resources officer. Rick’s primary expertise is executive assessment and succession planning. He advises the boards of publicly listed, private equity-backed, and family-owned businesses on CEO and executive succession. Rick has assessed and provided feedback to more than 1,400 senior executives in over 30 countries across six continents.


Rick’s executive experience includes serving as the global head of talent management at Bunge, a 200-year-old agribusiness company with more than $55 billion in revenue and offices in St Louis, São Paulo, Geneva, and Singapore. He also served as a chief operating officer of the KIPP Foundation, which is recognized in the United States as a model for education reform in underserved, urban communities. Earlier in his career, Rick was a managing partner and member of the Americas Management Committee at Deloitte Consulting.


George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts

Philanthropy and Service

A passionate champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Rick is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Women in Business at Rutgers University and leads the Center’s work on male allyship. As Heidrick & Struggles' CHRO, he founded and served as executive sponsor of the firm’s highly successful Accelerating Women’s Excellence (AWE) program, which is now in its fifth year.