Maryam Shahabi


Maryam Shahabi is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and a member of the global Consumer Markets, Consumer Products, Retail & Direct to Consumer, and the Marketing, Sales, & Strategy Officers practices. She works with companies of all sizes and ownership structures including publicly traded corporations, privately held companies, founder/owner companies, and private equity and venture capital firms. Maryam focuses on president, chief sales and marketing officer, and chief merchandising officer roles.


Maryam has worked across a broad range of industry verticals with a focus on fast moving consumer goods, lifestyle products, consumer durables, retail, and companies that are navigating their digital transformation.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Maryam worked at Bloomberg News where she spent four years as a producer. In this role, Maryam produced interview segments with business and government leaders for Bloomberg shows such as “Taking Stock with Pimm Fox.” Prior to Bloomberg, Maryam gained broad experience as a production associate at ABC News, a research associate at Yale University’s political science department and a paralegal at corporate law firm, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Maryam’s global background enables her to guide clients in assessing candidates’ cultural fit and compatibility with a given organization. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish, and Persian.


Yale University, MA in European and Russian Studies


Wellesley College, BA in Political Science