Brad Warga is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office, specializing in senior-level leadership advisory assignments within private equity, venture capital, and global technology companies, placing HR officers and customer success leaders. He advises boards, CEOs, and investors on acquiring world-class HR and customer success talent.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Brad was a senior vice president of customer success for four years and later as vice president of sales for Gild, an early-stage SaaS recruitment platform that was sold to Citadel LLC.

Previously, Brad was a vice president of corporate recruiting at Salesforce from 2010 to 2012. He was responsible for scaling recruiting capacity from 300 hires per quarter to more than 1,000 hires per quarter and transformed the recruiting department into a data-driven social enterprise using the latest social and mobile technologies.

From 2003 to 2010, Brad was corporate vice president of talent and employee engagement at Caesars Entertainment based in Las Vegas. He has also held recruiting leadership roles for Price Waterhouse, Ernst & Young, and Sapient Corporation.


Rollins College, BS in Business

Philanthropy and Service

Brad is on the advisory board of Legion, a workforce engagement platform that improves labor efficiency and employee retention by accurately forecasting business coverage needs and automatically matching it with employee skill, preference, and productivity.

He is a board member of the Surf Conservation Partnership, a groundbreaking collaboration between Conservation International and Save The Waves Coalition that is mobilizing surfing communities to expand conservation of critically important marine and coastal ecosystems.