Global leadership advisory and on-demand talent solutions firm Heidrick & Struggles today announced Jonathan McBride has taken up the role of global managing partner of the firm's global diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) practice.
McBride is a former head of the Presidential Personnel Office in the Obama White House. He has also served as the global head of inclusion and diversity at BlackRock where he oversaw the operating committee and held other leadership roles.
He joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2021 as a partner in the DE&I practice and chief human resources officers practice, based in Los Angeles.
In his new, expanded role leading the global DE&I practice, McBride and his team will focus on advising boards, CEOs and leadership teams on various areas related to strengthening organisations' focus on their DE&I programs and enhancing workplace culture.
"Under Jonathan's leadership, our DE&I practice will work with more of our clients to support their efforts in bringing on board extraordinary talent from all backgrounds, and creating organisations with thriving cultures where their teams can do their best work. Jonathan's deep expertise and broad-based experience will be valuable assets as our clients seek new ways to achieve their DE&I objectives and measure their progress over time," said Krishnan Rajagopalan, president and CEO, Heidrick & Struggles.
"I have already witnessed the incredible reach of Heidrick & Struggles. I can't imagine a better place to be if one really wants to help boards, CEOs and other leaders meet the changing and complex demands of today and into the future," added McBride.
Lyndon Taylor, who today serves as regional managing partner of the Americas CEO & board of directors practice, led the launch of Heidrick & Struggles' DE&I practice in 2020, introducing to the marketplace a dedicated, global practice that brought together the firm's consultants from both its executive search and consulting teams to support clients focused on creating diverse, equitable and inclusive leadership teams, cultures and organisations.
McBride will build on the firm's strong foundation established over the past several decades and, more recently, under Taylor's leadership to bringing diversity, equity and inclusion to board rooms and C-suites globally, the firm said in a statement.
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