Matt Aiello is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' San Francisco office and leads the global Cybersecurity Practice. He is also a member of the global Technology & Services and Information Technology Officers practices. Matt specializes in placing senior-level technology, security, engineering, and operations executives.



With 17 years of executive search experience, Matt has led numerous searches for chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officer, chief security officers, chief executive officers and vice presidents of engineering across industries, including software/SaaS, IT services, hospitality, retail, media/entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, automotive, higher education, and others.

Before beginning his career in executive search, Matt was a member of the startup team of a successful dot.com company, a director of research for an investment research group, and a DC public school teacher.


Yale University, Bachelor's Degree in Political Science