Scott Atkinson


Office Location: San Francisco

Phone: +1 415 981 2854

Scott Atkinson is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office. He is the head of the Venture Capital Practice, and a member of the Financial Services, Financial Officers, and Technology practices.

Scott specializes in senior-level leadership advisory assignments within private equity, venture capital and investment banking where he places investment bankers and investment professionals. Within the Technology & Services Practice, Scott conducts searches for chief financial officers, board directors, and executives for leading publicly-traded, private equity, and venture capital-backed companies that are experiencing growth, innovation, restructuring, and global expansion.

Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, Scott served as a senior member of the legal team and human resources group at CollabNet, a venture-backed provider of enterprise cloud development solutions. Scott began his career as a consultant with a boutique executive search firm where he built the senior management teams at private equity and venture-backed technology companies.

Scott serves on the board of directors of Oakland Lacrosse, a non-profit that uses the sport as a vehicle to advocate the importance of secondary education, promote health and wellness, and connect young people with mentors. The organization supports more than 120 public high school and middle school students in Oakland, CA.


Scott holds bachelor of arts in history from Middlebury College and is pursuing a master’s degree in environmental science & policy from Johns Hopkins University.