Kristin van der Sande


Kristin van der Sande is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Frankfurt office and a member of the global Technology, Software, and Consumer Tech practices.


Kristin advises high-growth software disruptors, consumer tech innovators, and the software enterprise ecosystem on senior-level appointments. She supports corporates by maximizing their digital transformations through executive search.

Kristin has experience fulfilling leadership roles in fast-growing digitally oriented companies and works with private equity and venture capital portfolios, helping them build new leadership teams for their next growth or exit stages.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kristin led the German tech practice of another executive search firm. She began her career as an editor for a German TV talk show. She is fluent in German and English with a good knowledge of Dutch.


Free University Berlin, Masters Degree in Political Science

Steinbeis University, SDA Bocconi, NYU Stern School of Business, MBA in Media Studies

Philanthropy and Service

Kristin co-leads the firm’s Women’s Inclusion Network in Europe & Africa.

German Insights -- Deutsche Einblicke

  • Im Gespräch mit Katja Suding: Autorin des Buches ‘Reißleine' (Podcast)
    In conversation with Katja Suding: author of the book Ripcord 

    In diesem Podcast spricht Kristin van der Sande von Heidrick & Struggles mit Katja Suding, ehemalige FDP-Politikerin und Autorin des Buches ‘Reißleine: Wie ich mich selbst verlor und wiederfand’.