Chris Bray

Chris Bray

Regional Managing Partner


Chris Bray is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and regional managing partner of the global Technology Practice for Europe and Africa. He also leads the Software & Systems Practice for EMEA. Chris partners with clients to develop efficient hiring processes and define position requirements, screens potential candidates, and assists with the execution of each search. In Executive Search, Chris focuses on recruiting leaders for leading NASDAQ-listed technology companies, high-growth venture-backed, and private companies in the technology sector across multiple industries, including enterprise software, cloud services, security, storage, embedded technology and hardware companies.


Chris also specializes in functional executive placement of CEOs, EMEA and UK regional presidents, sales directors, chief technology officers, heads of engineering, and chief marketing officers.

An accomplished search professional for more than a decade, Chris joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2010 from another major executive search firm where he was a consultant in its software practice. Previously, he began his career in search working for a UK-listed executive search firm.


The University of Reading, BA, with honors