Sarah Payne

Sarah Payne

Chief Human Resources Officer


Sarah Payne is the Heidrick & Struggles' chief human resources officer located in the New York office. She is a member of the Management Committee and works with the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. She is responsible for working closely with leaders within the firm and in setting and executing a talent strategy that supports the near and long-term business objectives of Heidrick & Struggles.


Previously, Sarah was the vice president of global executive search where she served as a business partner to Heidrick & Struggles global executive search leaders. She was also formerly the vice president of global compensation and HR Americas where she lead global compensation strategy and design, in addition to being a business partner to Heidrick & Struggles Americas region which included providing strategic support across the full employee lifecycle.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Sarah held human resources leadership positions within executive compensation, total rewards, and talent acquisition and as a human resources director within global agribusiness and satellite communications.


St. Lawrence University, BA in Philosophy and Fine Arts