Theodore L. Dysart

Vice Chairman / Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

Theodore L. Dysart is a Vice Chairman with Heidrick & Struggles where he is a leader in the Global Board of Directors Practice and an active member of the CEO search practice. Ted is responsible for senior-level executive search assignments and is a functional specialist at Heidrick & Struggles, working exclusively on board, CEO and succession planning engagements. He has placed more than 600 executives on the boards of Fortune 500, mid-cap and private companies.  Ted has been named thirteen times to the Directorship 100, a listing of the most influential individuals in corporate governance by Directorship magazine.   

Serving as a board- and CEO-level advisor, Ted helps clients to identify and attract the proper mix of leadership required for building and managing effective businesses. His consultative-driven approach focuses on working with boards to look at long-term development plans for both management and board succession planning. 

A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Ted was a member of the first class to receive a bachelor’s degree in management information systems.  

He is active in civic circles and serves on the board of directors of the AUSL, Chicago Club, Economic Club of Chicago, CECP, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose and Ox Building Products. 


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