Marketing Leaders
Is your marketing leadership evolving the right way?

Today’s marketing leaders operate in an increasingly dynamic environment, with uncertain economic conditions, more complex customer expectations, and tremendous advancements in digital technologies and AI. Marketing leaders who are agile, innovative, and enterprise thinkers can drive positive business results in unprecedented and profound ways. They must partner with the CEO and fellow C-Suite members to lead their businesses through this shifting landscape while delivering short-term and long-term growth with the right mix of creativity, customer experience, and the use of data and technology. Equally important is being able to craft, uphold, and advance the company brand both internally and with customers and consumers alike.

Heidrick & Struggles has 70+ years of experience helping clients find transformative, diverse marketing leaders. We assess marketers comprehensively on the key skills driving value creation by bringing bespoke, global teams together across industries and geographies to identify, attract, and recruit top talent. Our client companies range from the Fortune 500 to midcap, from B2B to B2C, from VC to PE, and all points in between. We can help you evolve your marketing leadership for maximum impact today and tomorrow.

Our Marketing Practice has cross-industry depth in placing:

  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Brand Officer
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Chief Customer Experience Officer
  • Chief Growth Officer
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Digital Marketing Leader
  • Product Marketing Leader
  • Growth Marketing Leader
  • Customer Insights and Analytics Leader
  • Corporate Marketing Leader
Our clients are saying
We knew we needed to find a transformative CMO - an inspiring, creative, and modern marketer and storyteller to partner with our new CEO and executive team to unlock growth and build an emotional connection for one of the most iconic brands. The Heidrick team got us immediately. They understood our culture and took a nuanced approach to present a number of options that resulted in a strong set of finalists. We were spoiled for choice with two proven leaders, and it was a difficult decision. We are confident we picked the right leader and are grateful for the partnership with the H&S team.”
~ Head of Talent, Fortune 200 Retailer 
Our clients are saying
We are in the middle of a significant business transformation and the Heidrick team is invested in our success. Because they've spent time really understanding our company and know the talent, they were able to move quickly, tell our story in a compelling way and get high caliber CMO candidates excited about the opportunity. It was a smooth process from kick off to close and we are confident in our choice and the impact she will make.” 
~ Jeff Meredith, Chief Executive Officer, Chamberlain Group, a Blackstone Portfolio Company
Our clients are saying
We value the Heidrick & Struggles team for their patient partnership and ability to deliver within the timeframe that mattered to us. They met us where we were on our hiring journey with valuable industry expertise and a deep understanding of the talent market that set us up for success.”
~ CEO, enterprise software company