Lyndon A. Taylor
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Lyndon A. Taylor

Managing Partner

Overview

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

Experience

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.

Lyndon previously 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.

Earlier in his career, Lyndon worked in investment banking with UBS where he focused on M&A and advisory clients in the energy and utility sectors. Before UBS, he spent five years in corporate development with Enron and began his professional career as a financial analyst in the real estate investment banking group of Merrill Lynch. He also served in the U.S. Navy prior to college.

Education

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

Awards

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

Philanthropy and Service

Lyndon is currently chair of the board of directors of Cook County Health & Hospital System. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and serves on the Forums Committee of the Economic Club of Chicago. Lyndon recently served as a director of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the CFA Society Chicago.