Joseph C. Haberman


Office Location: Washington

Phone: +1 202 3314900

Joe Haberman is a partner Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington, D.C. office and is the managing partner of the Global Education Markets Practice. The group is a leadership search and transition resource for a range of progressive education entities around the globe. He is also a member of the firm’s CEO & Board Practice.

Joe's professional concentration is senior leadership recruitment in a diverse sector comprised of entities worldwide that provide content, technology or services that build capacity and create better outcomes for the education economy. In his executive-level search assignments, Joe works with a range of strategic participants as well as private equity investors matching executive talent from a variety of sectors with the challenges faced by this emerging global industry. He served on the Global Education Initiative of the World Economic Forum leading a project that developed a resource guide for leaders engaged in multi-lateral partnerships aimed at improving education systems.

Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, Joe spent nine years with another global executive search firm as vice president and managing director in executive search, where he originated an international practice in education markets. Before executive search, Joe had a career in human resources, serving as senior vice president with Shearson/Lehman Brothers and previously with American Express.

Joe recently completed a long tenure as a trustee of Calvert School and was past chairman of Calvert Education Services, a 100-year-old provider of virtual education to families and school authorities. He currently serves as an advisory director for two early stage education companies – Mpower, a specialized lender for international students attending selective US universities and CredentialED, a K-12 provider of design learning curriculum.


Joe received a bachelor of arts degree from The American University and a master of arts in education, with a concentration in human resource development, from George Washington University.