Madelaine Pfau


Office Location: Dallas

Phone: +1 214 7067700

Madelaine Pfau is a partner emeritus with Heidrick & Struggles. During her active tenure with the firm, she managed numerous large global client relationships, co-led the firm’s worldwide key account program, created the Professional Services Practice and led both the professional development and quality functions.

Before entering the executive search industry in 1986, Madelaine was a strategic consulting group practice leader with Price Waterhouse, and a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company. In these roles, she worked on strategy, organization and operational issues with a diverse clientele that included major financial services, electronics and natural resources companies.

Madelaine began her career with Bell Helicopter Textron, where she held various quality service and consulting positions, culminating as Service Department supervisor and internal consultant.


Madelaine holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at San Diego.