Holly McLeod

Vice President

Holly McLeod brings a strong client focus, innovative thinking and more than a decade of management, business development and client services experience to her role as vice president and engagement leader at culture-shaping firm Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company.


Holly serves as a strategic partner to clients as well as Heidrick & Struggles leaders to plan and architect customized engagements that integrate solutions to enable the best outcomes. She has worked with such clients as TIAA-CREF, UnitedHealth Group, The Options Clearing Corporation, KentuckyOne Health, NY Life, Citigroup and others.


Holly joined Senn Delaney in 2010 and has served in a number of roles over her time with the firm. She brings a strong knowledge of how shaping organizational culture is a key differentiator for her clients — which can drive innovation, collaboration and inspiration that leads to improved bottom-line performance. In 2011, Holly helped found Senn Delaney’s healthcare practice in response to significant shifts impacting the industry.


Prior to joining Senn Delaney, Holly spent 10 years with Berlitz, an international language and cross-cultural training company. Her experience working with global accounts and project scopes provided her with the skills needed to understand the diverse goals of client engagements, and how to achieve them.


Holly received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She has served on various professional boards in her career, including the Los Angeles chapter of the Professionals in Human Resources Association, and the Charleston chapter of the American Marketing Association.


Currently, Holly is the Executive Chair of the board of Growthsource Academy (GSA), of which she is also a co-founder. GSA is a non-profit dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs in growing their small businesses.


Based in New York City, Holly enjoys the arts and the many cultural activities the city has to offer.

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