Richard W. Greene

Chief Human Resources Officer

Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Richard Greene is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Heidrick & Struggles. He is on the Management and Operations Committees and works closely with the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.

Richard previously led the firm’s Leadership Consulting and Executive Assessment Practices in the Americas. His client work focused primarily on CEO succession planning.

Richard’s prior executive experience includes having served as global head of Talent Management at Bunge, a $60B agribusiness and food production company with 35,000 employees worldwide. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of the KIPP Foundation, which opens and runs charter schools in underserved communities throughout the United States. KIPP is recognized nationally as a model for education reform. Earlier in his career Richard was a Managing Partner and member of the Americas Management Committee at Deloitte Consulting.

Richard serves on the Advisory Board of Empirical Hire, based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Empirical Hire offers a SAAS, machine learning solution which uses each customer’s own performance data to transform the effectiveness of the new hire selection process.


Richard earned an MBA with a concentration in Organization Development and a BA in History with honors from the George Washington University.