Heidrick & Struggles, a business consulting and services firm, announced the appointment of Jonathan McBride as global managing partner of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

McBride is a former head of the presidential personnel office in President Barack Obama’s White House and served as global head of inclusion and diversity at BlackRock, where he oversaw the operating committee and held other leadership roles.

He joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2021 as a partner in the DEI practice and chief human resources officers practice, based in Los Angeles.

In his new, expanded role leading the global DEI practice, McBride and his team will focus on advising boards, chief executive officers, and leadership teams on various areas related to strengthening organizations’ focus on their DEI programs and enhancing workplace culture.