Amanda Henkel


Office Location: Chicago

Phone: +1 312 4961000

Amanda Henkel is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and a member of the Industrial Practice.  During her tenure at the firm, Amanda has led CHRO, CFO, senior-level functional HR and finance projects for large- to mid-cap public and private equity-backed companies serving as a core member of the Human Resources and Chief Financial Officer practices.

Throughout her search career, Amanda has advised clients in a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including medical technology, consumer durables, banking, chemicals and specialty materials, capital equipment, utilities, automotive, and aerospace.

Previously, Amanda was part of a small team that developed executive search capability within Danaher Corporation, a Fortune 200 company recognized for operating excellence and expansive growth. She led successful senior-level projects within Danaher's life sciences and environmental segment as well as the corporate HR organization.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Amanda served in recruiting leadership roles with a leading global management consulting firm in both management consulting and executive search. She began her recruiting career as an assistant director at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

As a Chicago Team Fox member, Amanda supports efforts for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.


Amanda graduated with a BA in journalism from Michigan State University.