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Steve Krupp  

Partner at Heidrick & Struggles

A renowned thought leader on building executive capabilities for the future, Steven Krupp is a partner in Heidrick Consulting and a member of the CEO & Board Practice. He was previously senior managing partner at Decision Strategies International (DSI), a global strategy and executive development advisory firm acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2016.

At DSI, Steven supported executives in stepping up to CEO and C-suite roles by developing capabilities for strategic agility, transformation, decision-making, collaboration, customer centricity, and innovation. He advised CEOs on how to implement winning strategies for an uncertain world, and shape adaptive organizations that flex to rapidly-changing demands.

Before joining DSI, Steven was a senior partner at Oliver Wyman/Mercer Delta where he led the executive talent management practice. There, he focused on succession planning for CEOs and other C-suite roles, building leadership bench strength and aligning talent strategy with business strategy. He also executed executive, team, and organization development projects and served as a trusted advisor to CEOs.

He previously served as the senior managing vice president at Right Management Consultants where he led the human capital consulting business for the Americas with a focus on leadership assessment, development, and coaching as well as change management and employee engagement. He joined Right Management when it acquired Key Management Strategies, a firm where Steven was CEO.

Steven is co-author of the book Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future, which provides a leadership roadmap to navigate today’s volatile environment.

He has also published many articles on leadership and strategy in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Leadership Excellence,, American Management Association’s MWorld, Harvard Management Update, CLO Magazine, Talent Management Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and Philadelphia Business Journal.

Steven holds a Ph.D. in organizational development from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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