Nicole Balsam


Nicole Balsam is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the Consumer Markets Practice. She specializes in recruiting leadership teams for digitally enabled consumer products and services businesses. Her clients include publicly traded corporations, privately held companies, private equity, and venture capital firms.


Nicole’s experience includes high-profile assignments placing chief marketing officers, chief digital officers, heads of strategy, and other senior management positions across consumer marketplace, internet, and software companies. She partners closely with clients to bring innovative, transformational talent to organizations, often in service of launching new or reimagining existing products and services.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Nicole was head of the digital practice of a boutique executive search firm where she worked with both corporate and advisory clients.


New York University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama