Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles



John Wood is Vice Chairman and a member of Heidrick & Struggles’ Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors Practice based in New York. He has 20 years of executive search consulting experience, having completed more than 200 chief executive officer and board directors for a broad range of clients.

John joined Heidrick & Struggles from another executive search firm where he was a core member of their chief executive officer, board, private equity and consumer practices. He began his career in advertising and has held senior management positions at Grey Advertising (now the Grey Group) and Foote, Cone & Belding.

Business Week recently named John one of  â€œThe 50 Most Influential Headhunters in the World”. He is a regular commentator in the media on issues including succession planning, executive compensation and board assessment. John earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Oregon.