Digital trailblazer Scott Snyder among three consultants hired by Heidrick & Struggles

19 June 2018 3 min. read

Two Partners and one Principal have been appointed by Heidrick Consulting as the firm expands its leadership development and talent management services. Among them is Scott Snyder, a digital thought leader who founded the Game-Changer Collaborative – a corporate innovation network that he will oversee from his new position.

Chiefly known for its global executive search practice, Heidrick & Struggles also manages a vibrant consulting business which develops leaders and organizational cultures to give clients a competitive edge. Heidrick Consulting zeroes in on employee engagement, accelerated team performance, and leadership to complement the firm’s executive search services.

Keen to meet client demand for workplace transformation and talent management, Heidrick Consulting has appointed three new consultants to senior positions in US offices. The payoff has been immediate, with one of the new appointees – Scott Snyder – driving the establishment of a new cross-industry innovation network.

Snyder joins as a Partner in the Philadelphia office. He was formerly the Chief Technology Officer at Safeguard Scientifics and will advise Heidrick clients on digital transformation and innovation. An author and thought leader in the mobile and digital space, Snyder is the founder of the Game-Changer Collaborative (GCC) – a corporate innovation network.

Also joining as a Partner is Anna Minto, who brings 25 years’ experience to the Dallas office. Prior to joining Heidrick, she was a Partner at the Boston Consulting Group where she specialized in organizational transformation. The last of the trio, Sherry Duda, comes aboard as a Principal in the Chicago office. She has previously worked in culture transformation and talent management with the likes of Hershey, BP, and United Airlines.

Digital trailblazer Scott Snyder among three consultants hired by Heidrick & Struggles

"The addition of these consultants in Europe and the United States further enhances our ability to help our clients drive transformation and to identify and develop leaders," said Andrew LeSueur, Global Managing Partner, Heidrick Consulting. "Each brings extensive experience in change management and transformation and will leverage our distinctive intellectual property to help our clients accelerate their performance."

Now overseen by Snyder in his capacity as a Heidrick Partner, the GCC provides members with the opportunity to engage with one another and collaborate on new projects, typically involving emerging technologies. It incorporates both live and virtual interactive working sessions and research platforms.

"The GCC provides a much needed forum for enterprise leaders to look outside of their traditional industries to identify new innovation opportunities and accelerate their learning through networking around emerging technologies, use cases and innovation models," said Andrew LeSueur, Managing Partner at Heidrick Consulting.

"Digital disruption and emerging technologies like IoT, AI, mixed reality, and blockchain are becoming more horizontal in nature as they disrupt at the boundaries of traditional industries, presenting a unique opportunity for cross-collaboration."

Consulting firms are increasingly involving themselves in ecosystems dedicated to developing emerging technologies. Towers Watson and EY recently helped launch the world’s first marine insurance blockchain platform. Meanwhile, new research from BCG indicates that Southern California, rather than Silicon Valley, might be the future home of the next great tech ecosystem.