Thomas J. Snyder

Managing Partner

Office Location: Chicago

Phone: +1 312 4961000

Tom Snyder is the global practice managing partner for the Consumer Markets Practice at Heidrick & Struggles , which includes consumer products, retail and apparel, media and entertainment, and hospitality and leisure. Based in Chicago, Tom is also a core member of the CEO and Board of Directors Practice.

Throughout his more than 20-year search career, Tom has executed more than 80 CEO, 70 division presidents, and more than 100 board assignments. He is an expert in C-suite succession across all functions. Clients have included companies ranging from $500 million to more than $400 billion in revenue. He also has extensive private equity experience.

Tom joined Heidrick & Struggles from a boutique executive search firm where he was a partner-owner. He previously served for nearly 20 years as a partner at a global executive search firm in its consumer goods & services practice, where he focused on CEO, board and C-suite roles and led that firm's Chicago office and Midwest region for several years.

Prior to his career in executive search, Tom had more than 18 years of line management experience.  He served as president, general manager and assistant to the president and chief operating officer of ConAgra Refrigerated Foods Group. In addition, he was senior vice president of Jacobs Suchard, and vice president at Nestle Foods.


Tom earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Scranton.

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