Ryan Bulkoski


Ryan Bulkoski is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office and global head of the Artificial Intelligence, Data & Analytics Practice. His search practice spans the financial services, technology, healthcare, and consumer retail industries.


Ryan has authored multiple thought leadership pieces on topics such as innovation, digital transformation, and talent in data and analytics, including an annual Europe and US Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence Executive Organization and Compensation Survey, which examines both organizational structure and compensation for executive roles with artificial intelligence and/or data analytics responsibilities.

His clients include Fortune 500, venture-backed, and private equity-owned companies. Functional search experience includes chief data officer, chief digital officer, chief analytics officer, data science, artificial intelligence, CEO, CTO, machine learning, and general management roles.

Ryan frequently contributes to media outlets, including CNBC, CNET, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. He is also an avid ultrarunner, having completed more than 30 long-distance races.


Case Western Reserve University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Management