Lee Hanson

Vice Chairman at Heidrick & Struggles

Lee Hanson

Lee Hanson

Vice Chairman at Heidrick & Struggles

Biography

Lee Hanson is a vice chairman in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco and New York offices, and a senior member of the global Financial Services and Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors practices, specializing in the private equity & venture capital, investment banking, asset management, and hedge fund industries. In addition to her executive search practice, Lee serves on the firm's Global Consultant Development Committee, was a member of the firm's inaugural Global Nominating Committee and the first partner-elected Global Partnership Council.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Lee was a director in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch where she was instrumental in establishing and building a group that had client responsibility for the telecommunications industry. Her clients also included companies in the retailing, financial services, publishing, and consumer products industries. She was involved in assignments ranging from equity and debt financings, M&A, and general financial advisory projects, including assignments with companies in Europe and Asia.

Lee began her investment banking career as an associate in the corporate finance division of Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, she served as a legal clerk to a federal district judge in New York. She was a trustee at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California from 1997 to 2006, where she served as chair of its board for two years and was co-chair of the school's capital campaign. Lee also serves on the board of directors of Analysis Group, Inc.

Education:

Lee earned a JD from Harvard Law School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from Yale University.

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Co-Founder at Foundation for Students Rising Above

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Director, Chief Executive Officer & President at Heidrick & Struggles

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Regional Managing Partner at Heidrick & Struggles

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Partner at Heidrick & Struggles

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Chair, Middle East Practice at Heidrick & Struggles

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Partner at Heidrick & Struggles

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Co-Founder at Foundation for Students Rising Above

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Director at Foundation for Students Rising Above

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Member, Board of Directors at Foundation for Students Rising Above

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J.D.

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Career History
Vice Chairman
1995 - Current

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. is a leadership advisory company. It provides executive search and leadership consulting services, which includes succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and mergers and acquisitions human capital integration consulting. Heidrick & Struggles International was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director, Investment Banking Division
Prior

Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s premier providers of wealth management, securities trading and sales, corporate finance and investment banking services.

Associate, Corporate Finance Division
Prior

Morgan Stanley provides investment banking products and services to its clients and customers including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. It operates through the following business segments: Institutional Securities, Wealth Management, and Investment Management. The Institutional Services segment provides financial advisory, capital-raising services, and related financing services on behalf of institutional investors. The Wealth Management segment offers brokerage and investment advisory services covering various types of investments, including equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed-income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs. The Investment Management segment provides equity, fixed income, alternative investments, real estate, and merchant banking strategies. The company was founded by Harold Stanley and Henry S. Morgan on September 16, 1935 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Global Consultant Development Committee
Current

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. is a leadership advisory company. It provides executive search and leadership consulting services, which includes succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and mergers and acquisitions human capital integration consulting. Heidrick & Struggles International was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Analysis Group, Inc. provides economic, financial, health care analytics, and business strategy consulting services to law firms. It offers antitrust and competition, class certification, commercial disputes, damages, energy and environment and communications, securities and financial products. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Director
Current

STUDENTS RISING ABOVE BEGAN AS A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IN 1998, AND EXPANDED INTO A COMPREHENSIVE YEAR-ROUND PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES COLLEGE READINESS SUPPORT, TUTORING, ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING, SUMMER INTERNSHIPS, CAREER COACHING AND JOB TRAINING, ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE, AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. STUDENTS ARE SELECTED DURING THEIR JUNIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL AND WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL SRA ADVISOR FOR 5+ YEARS FROM HIGH SCHOOL, THROUGH COLLEGE, AND INTO THE WORKFORCE. 90% OF SRA STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE; 87% OF SRA ALUMNI ARE IN CAREER-LADDER JOBS OR GRADUATE SCHOOL WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF COLLEGE GRADUATION. IN 2014, SRA LAUNCHED ITS COLLEGE2CAREERS HUB, A FREE ONLINE STUDENT COMMUNITY THAT LEVERAGES TECHNOLOGY AND PROVIDES 24/7 PERSONALIZED SUPPORT TO NEARLY 8,000 LOW-INCOME STUDENTS. STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO RESOURCES, A COMMUNITY OF PEER SUPPORT, AND ONLINE SRA ADVISORS WHO ANSWER QUESTIONS ALONG THE CRITICAL PATHWAY FROM HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH COLLEGE AND INTO THE WORKFORCE.

Member, Board of Trustees
1997 - 2006

The mission of the Head-Royce School is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for the diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage constructive and responsible, global citizenship. Founded in 1887, Head-Royce is an independent, college-preparatory, coeducational, non-denominational, K-12 school, which offers a challenging educational program. The School nurtures the development of the whole child through a program that seeks: to develop intellectual abilities such as scholarship and disciplined, critical thinking; to foster in each student integrity, ethical behavior, compassion, and a sense of humor; to promote responsibility and leadership, an appreciation of individual and cultural differences, and a respect for the opinions of others; to nurture aesthetic abilities such as creativity, imagination, musical, and visual talent; and to encourage joyful, healthy living, a love of nature, and physical fitness. All members of the Head-Royce community strive to create an educational environment that reflects the School's core values of academic excellence, diversity, and citizenship, one in which each student can thrive. We believe that a program based on these core values will prepare our students to be effective global citizens as they face and embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Vice President, Board of Directors
Prior
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