Strategy Leaders
Strategy is transformation

The world is changing fast, and these last few years have been uniquely unpredictable. The path forward for companies across sectors requires new thinking, new paths of growth, and meaningful change if they are to pursue those opportunities and meet them with success. Companies of every size and stage must consider significant, often bold moves to stay competitive. It might be about an entirely new business model, global or national expansion, M&A, ERP implementation, AI and other digital technologies, channel development, IPO readiness, or others. Transformative change requires transformative leaders, especially those crafting and overseeing strategy.

Heidrick & Struggles has a differentiated record of 70+ years of identifying, placing, and developing agile leaders who can identify and assess the largest opportunities and threats. That includes not only chief strategy officers but also transformation and restructuring officers and other top talent leading corporate development, strategy and operations, planning, project management, and other areas. We work with clients ranging from the Fortune 10 to rising midcap businesses to privately held players and across a network of deeply experienced, proven leaders. Our global reach and tightly connected resources and practices—search, assessment, consulting, and on-demand talent—ensure we can find the right future-ready leaders to deliver transformative value for you to drive success in an ever-changing world. 

Our Strategy Practice has cross-industry depth in placing:

  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Head of Corporate Strategy
  • Chief Transformation Officer
  • Chief Growth Officer
  • Restructuring Officer
  • Head of Corporate Development/M&A
  • Chief Client Officer
  • Head of Global Markets
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Head of Value Creation
  • Chief of Staff
Strategy's role in DEI and transformation

The chief strategy officer's role in a data & AI-driven world

Katie Stein, the chief strategy officer and global business leader of enterprise services and analytics at Genpact, discusses digital transformation.

Transformation leadership

Defining the role of chief strategy officers in US healthcare

The chief strategy officer is a relatively new role, and one that is growing in importance and prevalence. CEOs can ensure they find the right strategy officer by considering a few key factors.

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