Ed Sweet is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office and a member of the global Technology & Services Practice. He conducts enterprise software searches worldwide for a wide range of technology companies and has extensive experience with private equity-backed growth companies, late-stage private, and a range of public companies from $25M to $100B.


Ed specializes in senior go-to-market leadership roles including board, CEO, COO, president, CRO, WW sales, customer success, sales operations, vertical leaders, segment leaders, pre-sales, channel sales, alliances, sales strategy, business development, as well as regional leaders for EMEA.

He has worked with a variety of clients in all stages of growth, including venture capital and private equity-backed companies, as well as Fortune 500 companies.

Ed relocated to San Francisco in 2018 having previously spent four years in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office, where he was focused on EMEA leadership roles within U.S. headquartered software companies.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Ed worked at a pan-European boutique executive search firm focusing on the technology and professional services verticals. 


University of the West of England, BA in Business Studies, with Honors