Lyndon A. Taylor

Lyndon A. Taylor

Partner in Charge


Lyndon A. Taylor is partner-in-charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office. He leads the global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice across executive search and consulting, and is the regional managing partner of The Americas CEO & Board of Directors Practice.


Lyndon works with both privately-held and publicly-traded clients on executive, functional leadership, and board director engagements. He also advises organizations across sectors on diversity and inclusion strategies, particularly talent management and succession.

Prior to rejoining Heidrick & Struggles in 2014, Lyndon spent more than ten years with another global executive search firm where he led both the firm’s Midwest financial services business and its global diversity practice. In the latter role, Lyndon focused on leveraging best practices from across regions and building local teams to serve clients.


The University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, MBA

Southern Methodist University, BA in History, with Honors

Southern Methodist University, BS in Ethnic Studies


AESC, IDEA Award for outstanding contribution to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA), 2020

Philanthropy and Service

Lyndon currently serves on the board of directors of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and serves on the forums committee of the Economic Club of Chicago. Lyndon also recently served as a director of the CFA Society Chicago where he served on the nomination and governance committee.