Vincent Ling


Vincent Ling is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office and a member of Heidrick Consulting. 


Vincent tackles complex organizational and leadership challenges pragmatically with an interdisciplinary perspective. He focuses on organizational effectiveness and leadership assessment.

Vincent has worked with clients across consumer, industrial, technology, professional services, financial services, and healthcare industries.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Vincent was a consultant and an HR executive at Oliver Wyman, a global management consultancy.

As a consultant, Vincent worked with clients on a range of organizational effectiveness, strategy, operations, and risk engagements. As an HR executive, he led efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the HR function, including restructuring, nearshoring, and redesigning the performance management approach for consulting staff.

Vincent started his consulting career by helping healthcare providers improve patient flow and safety using various engineering and management tools, including Lean Six Sigma / Kaizen and balanced scorecards.

Vincent mentors college students and previously co-founded the Toronto Social Impact team at Oliver Wyman, which facilitates the firm's pro bono service to leading Canadian charities.


Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Executive Program in Leadership

The Wharton School, Oliver Wyman Academy

Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), Professional Coach Training Program

University of Toronto, Master’s Degree, Engineering

University of Waterloo, Bachelor’s Degree, Engineering