Jeffrey S. Sanders


Jeff Sanders is a vice chair in Heidrick & Struggles’ Stamford, New York, and San Francisco offices and co-managing partner of the global CEO & Board of Directors Practice, focusing on assisting companies with CEO and board succession. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.


Previously, Jeff was managing partner of the North American CEO Practice and global sector leader for the Software Practice. He leads CEO, COO, board of director, and other senior-level searches and recruits portfolio company executives for private equity and venture capital firms.

Jeff authors many articles, including “The Path To Becoming a Fortune 500 CEO” (, “Memo to the Chairman: How to Interview Your Next CEO,” “Creating CEO Succession Processes,” “Joining the board of PE-backed company,” “The role of the CEO in board selection: too much, or too little, involvement can be problematic. Here is a best-practices process for CEO input and participation in the search for a new board member,” (copyright 2007; Directors & Boards).


University of Arizona, BA in Business Administration