Clare Smith is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and a member of the global Technology Officers Practice. She specializes in the recruitment of senior-level technology and digital executives across industries and geographies.


Clare’s search portfolio includes chief information officer, chief technology officer, chief product officer, and chief digital officer roles, as well as direct reports to those positions including heads of engineering, product management, application development, infrastructure, and project management. Clare has proven expertise across a variety of industries with a focus on the consumer, technology, healthcare, and industrial sectors.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Clare spent three years at another executive search firm where she specialized in the recruitment of senior level executives and their direct reports within high-growth technology companies.


Georgetown University, BA in Psychology