Ryan Abbott is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice, focusing on the medical device sector, where he bridges healthcare and technology.


Ryan is a trusted advisor on senior executive search and leadership advisory services with expertise in the medical device and diagnostics sectors. His expertise also extends to organizations operating at the intersection of healthcare and technology across various asset classes. His extensive client portfolio encompasses a broad spectrum of organizations, including medical device firms, diagnostic companies, and life science tool providers, as well as both emerging and established companies in the digital health and health tech sectors. 

Ryan provides strategic advice on human capital. He plays a pivotal role in recruiting leaders for key positions, including board members, CEOs, and senior roles within commercial and R&D leadership. His comprehensive understanding of both the market and industry-specific challenges enables him to effectively match skilled leaders with organizations striving for innovation and growth in the dynamic landscape of healthcare technology.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Ryan worked at a boutique search consultancy where he guided venture and growth investors, as well as mid-cap corporations in the healthcare and life sciences sectors.


Heriot-Watt University, MA International Business Law