David Richardson


Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

David Richardson is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the Financial Services Practice. He works with clients at the intersection of technology and financial markets.

Recent functional assignments have included CIO, CTO, and CISO positions for banks, hedge funds and asset managers. Additionally, he has completed C-suite executive searches for established and emerging clients across the financial software, data, passive investment, and marketplace lending industries.

Before transitioning to New York, David spent several years working for the firm’s Financial Services Practice in London. During this time, he worked with privately held and public companies to hire technology and business leaders. He gained considerable experience in industries, including capital markets, alternative investments, asset management, and market utilities.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, David worked for a start-up executive recruitment firm specializing in technology leadership roles within the financial services industry.


David received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors from Cardiff Business School.