William A. Matthews III


Office Location: Atlanta

Phone: +1 404 6827400

William A. Matthews is a partner with Heidrick & Struggles, and is based in the firm’s Atlanta office. He is a member of the Life Sciences Practice focusing on devices, diagnostics, distribution, IT, and healthcare services. He also serves as a member of the Chief Human Resources Officers Practice. Bill previously served as managing partner of the firm's Atlanta and Miami offices.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles in 1996, Bill was a partner and director of another executive search firm, and had been with that firm for more than ten years. He previously served as a contract consultant for Mitsubishi International Corporation, and was the vice president of sales & marketing for a start-up environmental equipment and precious metals refiner.

Bill began his career in a management development program for a NYSE specialty chemical manufacturer, leaving that organization after eight years as national sales manager. He is active in the business community as a member of Georgia BIO, Friends of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (Georgia Tech), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and serves on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors. He has served on the executive committee and board of the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and is a past president.


Bill received a BS in commerce from the McIntire School, University of Virginia.