Paul Black


Office Location: Florham Park

Phone: +1 973 4439202

Paul Black is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Florham Park office and a member of Heidrick Consulting. Paul brings a unique combination of analytical skills and free-form creative thinking to his work with clients. With a demonstrated history of bringing rigor and creative thinking to the solution of business problems, he helps companies maximize their people power by coaching executives and teams.

Paul led the team development practice at Philosophy IB, a boutique management consultancy established in 2000, until it was acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2016. He is an ICF certified coach, and has a special interest in bringing learning and technique from the performing arts into the business environment.


Paul earned a master’s degree in acting from Yale School of Drama and a bachelor’s degree in engineering, with honors, in production engineering and production management from the University of Nottingham.

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