Samantha Smith


Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Samantha Smith is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York and San Francisco offices and a member of the Global Technology Practice. She has spent the last 10+ years helping organizations find, assess, select, and develop their executive leaders. She specializes in senior-level assignments across a variety of sectors including consumer internet, e-commerce, payments, Internet of Things, analytics, security, mobility, cloud, and enterprise software.

Samantha helps companies complete successful c-level searches for chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief product officers, chief financial officers, chief marketing and sales officers, and board members. She also works with venture capital and private equity firms in recruiting portfolio company executives.

Additionally, Samantha frequently assists companies with succession, internal executive assessments, development, organization design, and onboarding.


Samantha earned her MBA at Columbia Business School and her bachelor’s degree in English from Colby College.