Lyndon A. Taylor


Lyndon A. Taylor is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and the regional managing partner of the Americas CEO & Board of Directors Practice. 


Lyndon works with both privately held and publicly traded clients on executive leadership and board director searches and succession engagements. He also advises organizations across sectors on board effectiveness and talent development strategies.

Recently, Lyndon led the global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice and was the partner in charge of the Chicago office.

Earlier in his career, Lyndon worked in investment banking with UBS and Merrill Lynch and spent five years in corporate development with Enron. He also served in the U.S. Navy prior to college.


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


In 2020, Lyndon was honored by the AESC as one of the inaugural recipients of its new IDEA Award for outstanding contribution to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (or “IDEA”). He was recognized for his work with organizations to help them achieve their DE&I goals, no matter where they are in their journey.

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 also recently served as a director of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the CFA Society Chicago.