Eric Joseph is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles' Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the global CEO & Board Practice, focusing on CEO and board succession projects for clients in business services and technology. Eric is also active in the firm’s Social Impact Practice, which specializes in supporting nonprofit boards through CEO transitions across organizations such as foundations, associations, and NGOs.



Previously, Eric held key leadership roles for the firm including: partner-in-charge of the Washington D.C. office, managing partner of the global Technology Services Practice, managing partner of the Education, Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Practice, now the Social Impact Practice.

Eric has led a variety of engagements including numerous chief executive officer, board of director, and senior executive search assignments for some of the firm’s most strategic global clients. In addition to his technology industry experience and his work in the nonprofit sectors, Eric also has extensive experience helping top private equity firms build management teams for emerging private and public companies.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Eric spent 10 years in management consulting and specialized in assisting clients though change management and transformation initiatives.


Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Executive Development Program

Harvard Business School, Executive Development Program

Washington & Lee University, Virginia, BA

Philanthropy and Service

Eric currently serves on the board of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is the co-chair of the advisory board of JTCC (College Park, Maryland), one of the premier regional training centers of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Eric also served on the board of trustees at Green Hedges School (Vienna, Virginia) for six years.