Michael M. Cullen
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Michael M. Cullen

Chief Operating Officer


Michael M. Cullen is the Chief Operating Officer of Heidrick & Struggles located in the Boston office. He has overall responsibility for global field operations, client operations, and practice management across all lines of business and industry practices. He has full P&L responsibility and oversees all field personnel and resources. Michael also has responsibility for information technology, global marketing, and shared services and is a strategic talent adviser for a select group of companies.


Prior to becoming COO, Michael held various leadership roles within Heidrick & Struggles. Most recently he was the global practice managing partner for the Technology & Services Practice, overseeing one of the premier technology and services search practices in the world.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Michael was the head of the office of executive talent at EMC Corporation (now Dell EMC).


Northeastern University, MBA

State University of New York, BA

Columbia University, Certification in Organization Development 

Northeastern University, Certification in Leadership