Steven Krupp

Leading in Uncertainty

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Steven Krupp is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Philadelphia office and a member of the Heidrick Consulting, CEO & Board of Directors, and Healthcare & Life Sciences practices. He is a renowned thought leader on building executive capabilities and teams for the future.


Steven was CEO at Decision Strategies International (DSI), a global organization and executive development advisory firm acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2016. Previously at DSI, Steven was senior managing partner, supporting executives in stepping up to CEO and C-suite roles by developing capabilities for strategic agility, transformation, decision making, collaboration, customer centricity, and innovation. He advised CEOs on how to implement winning strategies for an uncertain world, and shape adaptive organizations that flex to rapidly-changing demands.

Before joining DSI, Steven was a senior partner at Oliver Wyman/Mercer Delta where he led the executive talent management practice focusing on succession planning for CEOs and C-suite roles, building leadership bench strength, aligning talent strategy with business strategy, and advising CEOs and boards on organizational transformation. Previously, he was a senior managing vice president at Right Management Consultants, where he led the human capital consulting business for the Americas, focusing on leadership assessment, development, and coaching as well as change management and employee engagement. He joined Right Management when it acquired Key Management Strategies, a firm where Steven was an owner and CEO.


Temple University in Philadelphia, PhD in Organizational Development

Philanthropy and Service

Steven is co-author of the book Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future, which provides a leadership roadmap to navigate today’s volatile environment. His article, “Strategic Leadership: The Essential Skills,” is an HBR top 10 must read. Steven has published many articles on leadership, agility, and strategy in Harvard Business ReviewMIT Sloan Management ReviewLeadership, American Management Association’s MWorldHarvard Management UpdateCLO MagazineTalent Management MagazineWall Street Journal, and Philadelphia Business Journal.

Steven is the co-author of the following articles on LinkedIn