Matthew Herzberg is the regional managing partner for the Americas Heidrick Consulting Senn Delaney Culture Shaping Practice. He brings decades of executive experience to his work with senior leadership teams to transform companies into healthy, thriving, high-performance organizations.
His extensive executive-level experience leading human resources in multiple industries allows Matt to quickly identify critical issues, develop systematic action plans and assess progress toward shaping high-performance cultures.
Prior to his work in culture shaping, Matt spent his career as a member of top organizational teams in companies working to meet the challenges of competitive and constantly changing business environments. This included being a key member of numerous, multi-billion dollar acquisitions and integrations and initial public offerings in several industries.
Most recently, Matt served as senior vice president of human resources and the chief human resource officer at MEMC (later SunEdison. In that role, he helped that organization shift its culture to meet the challenges of an intense global marketplace with rapidly changing regulatory environments, shifting technology platforms and constantly emerging and changing competition.
While starting his career in consulting, Matt began his corporate career at Ameren as a human resource and organization development professional. Following the completion and integration of a major acquisition, he was recruited to design and launch the corporate university for GenAmerica, the holding company for General American Life Insurance, and several other insurance and financial services companies. Matt returned to Ameren to lead the talent management, diversity and cultural-shaping efforts following several additional acquisitions. He then joined Express Scripts, Inc. to lead leadership development and talent management initiatives. Eventually, Matt led the entire human resource function for the corporation.
An engaging presenter, Matt has spoken to numerous academic, business and social groups on organizational, leadership, culture, and human resource issues. Matt is Chair of the Midwest Health Initiative, and Board member for the Miriam Foundation and past Chair of the Investment Committee for the Foundation.Education:
Matt received a master of arts in industrial-organization psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a bachelor of arts in psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.