Matt Aiello


Office Location: Menlo Park

Phone: +1 650 234 1500

Matt Aiello is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Menlo Park office. He specializes in placement of senior-level technology, security, engineering, and operations executives. Matt co-leads the firm’s Cyber Security Practice and is member of the Global Technology and Services Practice and Global Information Technology Officers Practice.

With 16 years of executive search experience, Matt has led numerous searches for chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officer, chief security officers, chief executive officers and vice presidents of engineering across industries, including software/SaaS, IT services, hospitality, retail, media/entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, automotive, higher education, and others.

Matt also leads searches for senior-level professional and technology services executives, and has helped technology and services clients build or expand their business into the public sector at the global, federal, state, and local levels. He also has expertise in building boards for distressed and Chapter 11 entities.

Before beginning his career in executive search, Matt was a member of the startup team of a successful company, a director of research for a distinguished Washington research group, and a DC public school teacher.


Matt received his bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University.

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