Mike Speck is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Toronto and New York offices and leads the Media & Entertainment sector, with deep expertise in the media, sports, and consumer-focused digital businesses. He is a member of the CEO & Board of Directors and Private Equity practices. Mike spent 20 years in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office, working with clients on a global basis.


Clients leverage Mike’s extensive network of leadership talent and his industry acumen to build competitive advantage through outstanding human capital. He encourages clients to explore candidates from both mainstream and non-traditional avenues to build a diverse, synergistic team and achieve their long-range corporate objectives.

Mike has built boards and leadership teams for many of the leading media and sports entities  and for pureplay digital businesses. He also works with small- to mid-cap companies and their financial sponsors, as they prepare for their next phase of growth. Previously, Mike was a partner with another multi-national executive search firm, and prior built a successful private search and consulting firm.

In addition to more than 20 years of executive search experience, Mike spent 10 years in the corporate world with roles in sales and marketing management, and human resources.

Mike has been quoted in publications, including The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and The Hollywood Reporter for his insight into this complex and dynamic business sector.


The University of Toronto, Bachelor's Degree