Renee Neri is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York City office. She is a senior member of the Asset Management Sector and leads the firm’s family office efforts globally. She has more than 25 years of experience in senior executive search focusing on financial services leadership challenges.


Renee has conducted hundreds of searches for presidents, chief investment officers, senior portfolio managers, risk managers, and senior sales, marketing, and distribution professionals. Her clients include endowments, foundations, family offices, insurance companies, investment management firms, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds.

Renee joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2004 from a boutique search firm where she was a vice president and member of the wealth management practice. Previously, she was the senior recruiter for Banc of America Capital Management, a division of Bank of America, where she specialized in recruiting executives in the investment management industry (retail and institutional) and asset management marketing. Renee began her career at another global executive search firm, where she focused on a broad range of asset management, investment banking, and capital markets searches.


Fordham University, Bachelor’s degree, History and Philosophy


Renee has been recognized by CIO magazine as ‘'One of Executive Recruiting’s Elite’' and has been quoted in FundFire, Pensions & Investments, Institutional Investor, and With Intelligence.

Philanthropy and Service

She currently serves on the advisory board for Girls Who Invest and on the retirement plan investment committee for Heidrick & Struggles. She is a former board member for Gateway to Leadership, the impact arm of the Money Management Institute, and a former advisory board member for the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. Renee contributes professionally to 100 Women in Finance, Ellevate, The Family Office Exchange, and the New York State Society of CPAs Family Office Group.