Chad Astmann


Office Location: New York City

Phone: + 212 6993182

Chad Astmann is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and head of the Asset Management Practice in North America, responsible for managing the regional team and conducting global engagements. Chad is also a member of the global Financial Services Practice, working with clients in the traditional asset management, private equity, alternative and wealth management sectors.

Chad has more than ten years of buy-side experience in executive recruitment and organizational consulting. He specializes in working with buy-side clients to develop and improve their talent management strategy, partnering with clients on talent acquisition and retention initiatives. He has successfully completed numerous search assignments for senior leaders in the areas of investments, distribution, management and infrastructure. He has also conducted numerous product build engagements through team liftouts and acquisition reviews.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Chad was a search consultant at a UK-based multinational recruitment firm, focused on conducting financial services searches for leading global investment management firms. Prior to his career in search, Chad was an associate with Merrill Lynch within the equity capital markets group.


Chad earned a master’s degree from New York University in organizational/industrial development, where he completed a thesis on cross-border executive leadership selection, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ithaca College.

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