Rich Rosen is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office, specializing in CEO, board, executive team, and senior executive performance and development and has worked as a leadership consultant for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in coaching and supporting CEO and top team leadership performance and effective board oversight. He addresses strategic leadership requirements and design and support for governance and leadership structures and talent management processes.


Rich also supports CEO succession planning and helps boards and incumbent CEOs plan for and manage the overall succession process and timeline and challenges that go along with internal and external succession dynamics. Rich has worked extensively in health sciences, telecommunications, high tech, insurance, financial services, and manufacturing industries.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Rich was a partner at Mercer Delta Consulting for seven years. Previously, he worked in affiliation with Deloitte Consulting to provide executive change leadership support for long-term initiatives that ranged from redesigning organizational architecture and implementing integrated information systems such as SAP. He formerly served as vice president of the Einstein Consulting Group focusing solely on health care institutions and worked internationally providing development and change consultation to U.S. AID and the Peace Corps.

Rich has brought a wide range of individual and organization assessment and development approaches to a variety of situations from spinouts and M&As to organization restructuring. He has coached and supported a variety of CEOs, boards, and senior executives in legacy, start-ups, turn-arounds and high growth situations.

He has published articles on board development, CEO selection, on-boarding new senior executives and board members, and CEOs and their top team performance. His article on CEOs and their top teams published in HBR was based on his work with more than 65 CEOs and their teams and two years of research he led with USC Center for Effective Organizations.


Advanced Degrees in Psychology and Organizational Behavior

Undergraduate Degree in Biological Science