Julian is a Partner with Heidrick and Struggles, the global executive search and leadership advisory firm. He is a member of the firm’s CEO & Board Practice and leads the Government Affairs and Trade Association Practices. He places CEOs, Board Members, Heads of Government Affairs and Public Policy into public and private firms and member-driven organizations across all industries and sectors. Julian is also a core member of Heidrick’s Diversity & Inclusion Practice and co-leads the firm’s Professionals of Color Employee Resource Group as well as Heidrick’s diversity initiative relationships with a number of external partners including AESC and Pinnacle.
Prior to executive search, Julian practiced as a corporate lawyer in New York, Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore. He was also a venture capitalist at DDL, a London-based technology fund and a Corporate Finance Director with Evolution Securities China Limited, an investment banking boutique.
Julian has extensive Boardroom governance experience having served on a number of public, private, advisory and non-profit boards. Julian has served on the Board of China Recycling Energy Corporation (CREG), a NASDAQ-listed cleantech company where he chaired CREG’s compensation committee and Propulsys, a privately-held, precision manufacturing company with operations in the US, Germany and China. He is currently a board member of the Public Affairs Council, US-ASEAN Business Council, and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) – Capital Area Chapter. He also serves on the global board of AESC which represents the entire retained executive search and leadership consulting profession.
Julian received his BA from Cornell University, his Masters degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard University and his JD from The NYU School of Law. He holds an NACD Directorship Certification.