Steven Baumruk


Steven Baumruk is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington, D.C. and Miami offices and global sector leader of the Aerospace, Defense, & Space sector. His sector expertise spans various verticals, including OEM manufacturers, system integrators, defense electronics & aerospace, aviation, and government service providers.


Steven has more than 18 years of executive search experience and more than a decade working with clients across aerospace, defense, aviation, and spaceflight, placing high-impact CEOs and key change leaders across public and privately-owned platforms ranging from high-growth to special situations in need of a turnaround.

He frequently advises aerospace, defense, and government (ADG)-oriented private equity sponsors and investment groups on due diligence, acquisition support, and succession mapping ahead of a deal close.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Steven led the aerospace and defense team at another global executive search firm, where he helped found their space practice in 2020. He was formerly a managing director at an aerospace and space-focused advisory firm.


Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Management, MBA

Clark University, BA

Philanthropy and Service

Steven currently serves on the board of National Defense University Foundation (NDUF) in Washington, D.C. In addition, he frequently contributes to foundations in support of US veterans, including NSF and SWAM.