Michael Nieset


Office Location: New York City , San Francisco

Phone: +1 216 357 2141

Michael Nieset is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York and San Francisco offices and a member of the Global CEO & Board of Directors Practice. He focuses on CEO and board succession and manages several of the firm’s large client relationships. He is managing partner of the Director Institute, a unique apprenticeship program designed to accelerate the development of diverse leaders for corporate board service. Previously, Michael was managing partner of the Software, the Media & Entertainment, and the Technology practices.

Michael has led CEO, COO, and board director and other senior-level searches across the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia, with sector experience across technology, information and business services, healthcare, and industrial technology. He works with both public and private equity-backed companies.


Michael earned a BS degree in political science from John Carroll University.

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