Michael Nieset


Michael Nieset is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Boston office and is part of the global Technology Practice’s leadership team, conducting CEO, COO, president, and board director searches for technology and AI-related clients. He also leads many of the firm’s global client relationships.


Michael leads CEO, CEO succession, and board director searches across technology, including AI, data and analytics, enterprise SaaS, FinTech, industrial technologies, and robotics. His experience spans growth equity, private equity, and publicly listed clients. 

Michael has previously held leadership roles in the firm, including managing partner of the Software Practice. He also led the design and development of a unique program in collaboration with Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, designed to accelerate the development of diverse executives for broader operating roles and corporate board service.

Michael regularly contributes to discussions on corporate governance, succession planning, and board diversity. He is a guest lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Northeastern University’s Institute for Experiential AI, and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.


John Carroll University, Bachelor's Degree in Political Science