Tracey Heaton
Tracey Heaton

Tracey Heaton

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary


Tracey Heaton is Heidrick & Struggles’ chief legal officer and corporate secretary based in New York. She is a member of the firm’s Global Management Committee and serves as a strategic legal advisor to the board of directors and its committees, the CEO, and business leaders across the organization.


Tracey joined the firm in 2021 and is responsible for the company’s global legal and compliance function.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Tracey was the senior vice president and chief corporate counsel for Visa Inc. Prior to Visa, Tracey was executive vice president and deputy general counsel at NYSE Euronext Inc. and associate general counsel at United Technologies Corporation.

Tracey previously held roles as an associate in the corporate group of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, while based in New York and Hong Kong, and in the corporate department of Dechert LLP.


Columbia Business School, Executive Education Certificate of Business Excellence

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD

University of Arizona, BS Degree in Business Administration and Management, magna cum laude