John Davidson

John Davidson

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About John

John Davidson is a partner in Caldwell’s Industrial Practice and a member of the Chicago office. With more than 20 years of recruiting experience, John has developed a reputation for strategic counsel and outstanding results. He focuses primarily on CEO, C-suite and board level assignments for clients in the transportation and mobility sector.

John has done extensive work in private equity as well as the general industrial, transportation and logistics, infrastructure, and travel sectors. He can also facilitate the design and delivery of leadership assessment, development and succession solutions.


John joined Caldwell from Spencer Stuart, where he was a member of the Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, and Automotive practices. Prior to that, John was a partner in the global Industrial Practice at Heidrick & Struggles. He began his career at LAI Ward Howell, which he left to found boutique search firm Lake Forest Executive Search.


John holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rollins College. ​

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