Jeffrey S. Sanders

Vice Chairman

Office Location: New York City , Stamford

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Jeff Sanders is a vice chairman in Heidrick & Struggles’ Stamford and New York offices and co-managing partner of the Global CEO & Board of Directors Practice, focusing on assisting companies with CEO and board successionPreviously, Jeff was managing partner of the North American CEO Practice, global sector leader for the Software Practice, and a member of the firm's global management committee. He leads CEO, COO, board of director, and other senior-level searches and recruits portfolio company executives for private equity and venture capital firms.

Jeff was named to Fortune’s “40 under 40 – Ones to Watch” in 2010, and before that, Businessweek named him one of the “100 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World.” He has executed a number of CEO, COO, board of director and other senior-level searches.


Jeff authors many articles, including “The Path To Becoming a Fortune 500 CEO” (, “Memo to the Chairman: How to Interview Your Next CEO,” “Creating CEO Succession Processes,” “Joining the board of PE-backed company,” “The role of the CEO in board selection: too much, or too little, involvement can be problematic. Here is a best-practices process for CEO input and participation in the search for a new board member,” (copyright 2007; Directors & Boards).


Jeff earned a BS in business administration from the University of Arizona.

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