Christianne Garofalo


Office Location: San Francisco

Phone: +1 415 981 2854

Christianne Garofalo is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office and a member of Heidrick Consulting. For more than 20 years, she has helped organizations activate talent by using cutting edge practices that engage, retain, and deploy an organization’s most valuable resource—its people. She focuses on assessment and executive coaching for individual development, building inclusion skills for high performing teams, and designing transformative organization interventions. Her goal is to always exceed expectations in thought leadership, participant experience, and business impact.

She has worked with clients including Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Chevron, Autodesk, Applied Materials and Seagate where she helped their organizations, teams and individuals advance a sophisticated talent agenda.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Christianne was a senior partner for twelve years at another executive search firm in San Francisco where she built a dream account that grew from $0 to nearly $40M and continues to provide sustainable highly profitable revenue for the firm. As the global account leader, she built a holistic talent system where executive coaching, assessment, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and competencies activated a long-term talent impact. In addition to leading accounts and teams, she coached and assessed high performing individuals who needed to translate strategy into action and execute against lofty goals. She was also the advisory account lead for their largest integrated account sale that incorporated executive search, advisory, and recruitment process outsourcing.

Before that, Christianne worked at Right Management and Torchiana supporting strategic Bay Area clients with outplacement, coaching, and organizational consulting. Early in her career, she co-owned a coaching, training and consulting firm for 5 years and as a result, she intimately understands the importance of business results for an organization’s sustainability and profitability.

She volunteers Everwise, mentoring young professionals who are eager to build their leadership skills.


Christianne attended Massachusetts School of Law and earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology with a minor in mathematics from York College of Pennsylvania. She attained coaching certification from Coaches Training Institute.