Advisory Board Member
Tracy’s career spans a wide range of leadership positions in global business, non-profit and non-governmental organisations. He was partner of Goldman Sachs, president and CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, president and CEO of the National Geographic Society, and co-chairman of the International Rescue Committee.
During a three-decade career at Goldman Sachs, Tracy managed a broad range of the firm’s investment banking business around the world including in the US, Latin America and Asia. He was a member of the firm-wide partnership committee and the investment banking operating committee, and was chairman of global relationship management. Subsequently, as an adviser to the firm he chaired Goldman’s global clean technology business.
He went on to become president and CEO, and then chairman of Heidrick & Struggles, transforming the firm by expanding the executive search function and creating Heidrick Consulting to expand the firm’s advisory business.
Tracy has been a trustee of the National Geographic Society since 2008, recently serving as president and CEO during a pivotal time in the institution’s 131-year history. He managed the transition to and relationship with the Walt Disney Company as the Society’s new joint venture partner for its media arm, National Geographic Partners.
Tracy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bowdoin College.
He serves across a diverse range of boards including as chair emeritus of the IRC and as a longstanding trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.