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Billy Dexter is a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles and is a member of the Global Diversity Advisory Services practice that assists clients in creating diverse leadership teams. Billy works across all industry & functional groups in developing inclusive solutions as it relates to talent acquisition & leadership development. Billy also serves as a member of the financial services, human resources practice, & board of directors’ practice as well. Some of Billy’s clients include Marsh McLennan Companies, Capital
One, WW Grainger, Travelers, Lowes, NY Life, Allstate, and Huntington Bank .Prior to H&S, Billy was Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer MTV Networks, a Viacom company. As EVP/CDO, Dexter partnered with MTV Networks senior
leadership to create and develop strategies that further Diversity & Inclusion throughout the global company and to identify new ways of enhancing existing initiatives across multiple platforms.
For over 20 years, Dexter has been a leader in talent acquisition & diversity/inclusion related efforts. Prior to Viacom MTV Networks, Dexter was President of Hudson Inclusion Solutions, a business division of Hudson Highland Group (HHG) a diversity consulting practice he founded within Hudson Highland. Dexter also served concurrently as Chief Diversity Officer of HHG and worked closely with Human Resources to create an inclusive