Maryam Shahabi


Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Maryam Shahabi is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York City office and a member of the global Consumer Markets; Consumer Products; Retail; and the Marketing, Sales, and Strategy Officers practices. She works with companies of all sizes and ownership structures, including publicly traded corporations, privately held companies, founder/owner companies, and private equity and venture capital firms. She focuses on functions including chief executive officer, president, chief sales and marketing officer, and chief merchandising officer. Maryam has worked across a broad range of industry verticals with a focus on fast moving consumer goods, lifestyle products, consumer durables, retail, and companies that are navigating their digital transformation.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Maryam worked at Bloomberg News where she spent four years as a producer. In this role, Maryam produced interview segments with business and government leaders for Bloomberg shows such as “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox.” Prior to Bloomberg, Maryam gained broad experience as a production associate at ABC News, a research associate at Yale University’s political science department and a paralegal at corporate law firm, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Maryam’s global background enables her to guide clients in assessing candidates’ cultural fit and compatibility with a given organization.


Maryam earned a master’s degree in European and Russian studies from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in political science from Wellesley College. She is fluent in French, English, Persian, and Spanish.