Bo Herbst

€‹Regional Managing Partner, Industrial Americas

Based in the Chicago office, Bo Herbst is Regional Managing Partner, Industrial Americas. Bo focuses primarily on serving industrial, manufacturing and B-to-B services clients and has brought value to his clients through the placement of senior executives on Boards of Directors and in Chief Executive Officer, general management and finance functions. He has helped build effective leadership teams at respected companies across a broad spectrum of industries.  Bo has served in a variety of leaderships roles at Heidrick & Struggles including Managing Partner Americas Manufacturing Sector and Managing Partner Americas Building Products Practice.  Bo has also been actively involved in various global firm initiatives including strategy and training & development and is a long-serving member of the firm’s Global Quality Council.  Bo joined Heidrick & Struggles from a major management consulting firm where he led a competitive intelligence and sales strategy team for several business units. In this role he helped to develop in-depth, industry-specific sales strategies that allowed the firm to significantly increase its business development effectiveness.  Previously, Bo worked in Spain and Portugal as a sales manager for a large US-based industrial manufacturing firm. Clients included multinational manufacturing firms in the automotive, capital equipment and controls industries, as well as power generation enterprises, oil refineries and petrochemical companies. Previously, he served as dean of students at Harlaxton College – the British campus of the University of Evansville. Bo is actively involved in the local community and is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center.  Bo received an international MBA from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University.