Jane M. Stevenson
Company Info: Heidrick & Struggles Intl.
Web site: www.heidrick.com
Address: 303 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 4300, Atlanta, Ga. 30308
Advice: Develop broad-based skills by taking assignments in different functional disciplines and leading operations on multiple continents. Think longer term about what leadership experiences will be most distinctive and give you extra credibility when you reach the senior ranks, even if it means taking a few assignments that are lateral moves along the way.
Qualities sought in emerging leaders: I look for senior leaders with a track record of success delivering aggressive, measurable results, who clearly build and inspire effective leadership teams, and who have personal values that inspire confidence and trust.
Sector specialization: Consumer goods and services, technology
Job function specialization: C-suite, general management, board directors
Geographical Focus: Global
Companies I often recruit for: Coca-Cola, Wachovia, Western Union, Hasbro, USAA
Favorite historical figure: Ronald Reagan. As one of the most popular Presidents in U.S. history, his extraordinary leadership restored the country's pride and patriotism, led the country to new levels of financial prosperity, and dramatically influenced global policy—bringing down the Berlin Wall, ending the Cold War, and increasing opportunities for global commerce.
Education: Loma Linda Univ., 1985-86 (coursework only in Graduate Studies in Administration); Columbia Union College, BS, Education
Employment history: Heidrick & Struggles: Member Management Committee, 2007 to present, Global Managing Partner, Marketing Officers Practice, 2005 to present, Global Managing Partner, Venture Capital Practice, 2002-05; Co-Managing Partner, Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice, 2004-05, Senior Partner, 2001-02; Howard Fischer Associates, EVP and President, Southern Region, 1990-2000; SPI, Senior Consultant, 1986-90; Loma Linda Univ., Associate Director Admissions & Recruitment, La Sierra Campus, 1985-86
Other interests: Music—piano, organ, and cello; gourmet cooking
Professional/Membership Affiliations: AESC
Experience in executive search consulting: 22 years
High Profile Placement: N/A
Other paths I might have pursued: Consumer marketing and general management?
The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: N/A