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Consultant in the Executive Search division of AT Kearney.  Specialized in the recruitment of senior executives across the technology industry.

Sep 2000Present


Heidrick & Struggles

Heidrick & Struggles - Partner, Chief Information Officer Practice.  CIO executive searches across diverse industries and regions.


Aug 1986Jun 1990

Bachelor of Science

Marquette University

Bachelor in Business Administration - Major in International Business and Marketing; Minor in French


Traveled extensively throughout the world - both philanthropic and adventure travel.  Thoroughly enjoy comparative religions and cultures and contributing back as a global citizen.  Currently learning to play piano - my second time around.  Also enjoy sport - including running, biking, rafting, golf, tennis and hiking.


Katie Graham is a Partner based in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and has over thirteen years of experience in Executive Search.Katie is a key member of the Chief Information Officer Practice.She works with Global Fortune 500 companies across all industry sectors building their IT leadership teams at the most senior levels.Katie spends most of her time meeting, building and managing the talent network within the Global CIO Practice and CIO Community. 

Katie joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2000 and spent the first two years co-running the Global Chief Information Practice making it one of the premier CIO search firms in the world.She spends her time meeting and networking with the Global Fortune 1000 CIOs across all industries. Since joining Heidrick & Struggles, Katie has conducted many Global Fortune 500 CIO searches in media and entertainment, consumer packaged goods, communications, technology and financial services industries including JC Penney, Polo Ralph Lauren, United Airlines, Avon Products, and Sara Lee among others. She is a key member of the Chief Information Officer Practice and works across most industry practices including the Consumer Practice, Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice, and the Financial Services Practice. Katie’s prior search experience includes five years with A.T. Kearney Executive Search in both Chicago and San Francisco offices.She specialized in recruiting senior executives across all functional areas for high technology firms both in start-up and Fortune 500 businesses. Before entering the search industry, Katie worked for MCI Telecommunications as an Account Development Manager building corporate clientele in the middle market segment.  Katie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Marquette University, and studied abroad at Loyola University Rome Center in Italy.She is a Board Member of The Art Institute of Chicago - Evening Associates and a Member of the Executives’ Club of Chicago.  Katie is a Board Member Emeritus for Project Zawadi, a non profit organization enhancing the lives of at-risk children in Tanzania, Africa.