Roch Parayre, PhD

Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

About Roch:

Roch Parayre is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Philadelphia office and a member of the Leadership Consulting Practice. He was previously a senior partner at Decision Strategies International, a global strategy and leadership development advisory firm acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2016, where he also led the Blue Ocean Strategy Practice.

A strategist and master teacher, Parayre has advised organizations on five continents across a broad spectrum of industries, helping them grow and transform their businesses. He is an expert and conducts executive education seminars on the topics of decision-making, scenario planning, innovation, and strategy. Parayre teaches in executive education programs at Wharton Executive Education, at CEDEP and INSEAD in France, for Duke Corporate Education, and at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was previously a senior fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at Wharton and a faculty member at the Cox School of Business at SMU, where he won numerous MBA teaching awards.  His published works are in a variety of academic journals, industry reports, and trade publications.

Parayre holds a bachelor of science magna cum laude in applied mathematics from the University of Ottawa, a master of science in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University, and a PhD in business strategy from the University of British Columbia.


Executive Education Programs Taught

ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program
An educational partnership between Wharton and the American Bankers Association, this three-year program will arm you with the necessary leadership skill training to effectively recognize and handle high-level management issues.