Liz Hayes is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and a member of the global Technology & Services and Private Equity practices. She works with a variety of business and professional services firms across consulting and advisory, business services, business process outsourcing, and PE-backed entities.


Liz’s experience includes high-profile assignments placing CEOs, practice leaders, partners, and other senior management positions in all segments within the business and 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. Liz also has notable experience leveraging the consulting and advisory talent ecosystem across a variety of chief strategy, transformation, and corporate development leadership roles.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Liz spent several years at another global executive search firm, most recently as a member of the private equity and venture capital practice. Earlier, Liz was based in Hong Kong where she led 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