Unity Payton


Unity Payton is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Paris office and member of the global Consulting Services, Financial Services, and Private Equity practices.


Unity works with professional services firms across France and Europe to build and reinforce consulting teams through strategy, operations, transaction services, and restructuring. She has experience supporting private equity firms in investment team and operating partner hires, in addition to investment banking, in-house strategy, and M&A roles across sectors.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Unity worked for other executive search firms focusing on financial services. A British national, she has lived and worked in France for more than ten years. Unity is conversational in Italian and Spanish.


University of London, Master’s Degree in French History

University of London, Bachelor’s Degree in French and Linguistics, with Honors