Sam Burman is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and the global managing partner of the Artificial Intelligence, Crypto & Digital Assets, Cybersecurity, Industrial Tech, and Health Tech specialty practices. He also runs the Disruptive Innovators incubation initiative and leads the Digital Practice in Europe and Africa.


Outside of his global leadership role, Sam partners with clients in high-growth digital industries, such as consumer internet and growth tech, to support with CEO, board, and general management appointments in order to facilitate growth, expansion, and path to exit.

In addition, he places functional leaders including chief digital, chief product, chief technology, chief data, and chief information officers into both high-growth and enterprise environments.
Sam works in both public and private settings across a variety of industries including consumer internet, marketplaces, health tech, gaming, retail, ecommerce, media & entertainment, and telecommunications.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Sam led the digital & technology practice for an international boutique executive search firm and established the IT leadership practice for an FTSE-listed global recruitment firm. Both roles covered UK and Europe across multiple sectors.


Oxford Brookes University, Bachelor Arts Degree in History, with Honors