Stephen W. Beard

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

Office Location: Chicago

Phone: +1 312 4961000

Stephen W. Beard is executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer of Heidrick & Struggles. He is also a member of the Executive Committee.

As general counsel, Stephen is responsible for oversight of the firm’s legal and regulatory matters globally. As chief administrative officer, he is responsible for managing the company’s global marketing and corporate development functions.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2003, Stephen was in private practice with Schiff Hardin, LLP. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Frank Sullivan, Jr. (ret.), associate justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.


Stephen received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and a juris doctorate degree from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.