Former Yahoo vice president of talent acquisition rejoins Heidrick& Struggles
Gardner will be tasked with delivering leadership insight to clients across consumer- and technology-facing industries, including digital platforms, in the firm's Media & Entertainment Practice. She rejoins Heidrick & Struggles from Yahoo, where she led the company's global executive search team and was responsible for talent acquisition across the business functions. Gardner also spent 10 years at Fox Entertainment Group, where she established and led talent acquisition.
"Angela brings a global combination of strong business experience that our clients seek. Her ability to navigate professional services and corporate recruiting across the media and entertainment sectors is a differentiator," said Guy Cote, Regional Managing Partner, Consumer Markets Practice - Heidrick & Struggles. "We are very pleased to have Angela back at Heidrick. She understands our process and culture - a great advantage to our entire client-focused organization."
Gardner first joined Heidrick & Struggles in 1995 as an Associate in London. She was promoted to Research Director and then Principal prior to transferring to the firm's Los Angeles office in 2000. Gardner went on to be Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Fox Group, and then Executive Vice President at Sucherman Consulting.
"I am pleased to be returning to Heidrick & Struggles. Its global platform provides a rare opportunity to take my leadership career to the next level," said Gardner. "The firm is growing and in the midst of an exciting transformation."
Raised in the United Kingdom, Gardner graduated with a degree in Psychology fromUniversity College of North Wales. Gardner is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She was voted one ofCalifornia's most influential women in 2014 by the National Diversity Council.