Gregg McDonald


Gregg McDonald is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Atlanta office within the global Industrial Practice, and is managing partner of the Automotive Practice in the Americas. Gregg brings deep search experience serving a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500, mid-cap public and private companies. He has also helped build leadership teams in multiple sectors, including automotive, industrial, plastics, chemicals, and energy.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Gregg worked at another global executive search firm where he served as co-leader of the Global Auto Practice and as a member of the Digital Transformation Practice where he helped companies find digital leaders to transform their businesses with such technologies as smart grid, connected vehicles, and the Internet of Things.

He has broad expertise in the automotive sector where he has helped build leadership teams for a variety of clients, including OEMs, suppliers, and dealers/retailers. In addition to his work in executive recruiting, Gregg has worked directly in the automotive industry, spending seven years with Ford Motor Company and eight years at General Electric.


State University of New York in Buffalo, Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering