Ron Lumbra is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the global CEO & Board of Directors Practice. Ron has more than 22 years of executive search and succession consulting experience and an extensive track record of recruiting board directors and chief executive officers to a broad variety of clients. He has deep expertise recruiting diverse talent to build corporate boards of directors.


Previously at Heidrick & Struggles, Ron was managing partner of the Americas region and Centers of Excellence.

Earlier, Ron spent 17 years with a global search firm where he was managing director and co-leader of the Americas CEO and board services practice. There, he served in various leadership roles, including co-head of the Americas operations and head of both the New York and Houston offices.

In June 2019, Ron was invited to testify in front of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services on Diversity in the Boardroom: Examining Proposals to Increase the Diversity of America’s Boards.


Harvard Business School, Master of Business Administration

University of Vermont, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Philanthropy and Service

Ron is chair of the board of trustees for the University of Vermont and serves on the UVM Foundation leadership council. He serves on the board of two SPACs, CRIS II Acquisition Corporation and Prospector Capital Corp, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.

Formerly, Ron was a board director for the Alumni Association of the University of Vermont, the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York, the Houston Youth Symphony, and the board chair and director of KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating play spaces for children.