Liz Hayes is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Global Technology & Services and Private Equity practices. She works with a variety of professional services firms across consulting and advisory, business services, and IT services and outsourcing.


Liz’s experience includes high-profile assignments placing CEOs, practice leaders, partners, and other senior management positions in all segments within the professional services industry. Additionally, Liz has strong experience working with private equity firms at the fund and portfolio level, placing C-suite executives within their portfolio companies and operating partners.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Liz spent several years at another global executive search firm, most recently as a member of the firm’s private equity and venture capital practice. Earlier, Liz was based in Hong Kong where she lead internal recruiting for the firm’s Asia Pacific operations. In this capacity, she was tasked with expanding the firm’s presence across the region and for developing and executing the firm's regional growth strategy.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and History