Daniel Kaplan

Managing Partner

Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Dan Kaplan is a managing partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office and head of the Global Human Resources Officers Practice. Dan advises boards, CEOs and investors on assessing and acquiring world-class HR leaders. Dan has completed numerous high-profile assignments for HR executives responsible for key growth and turnaround assignments across the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Frequently sought after for his insight into talent issues, Dan has contributed to several articles for leading private equity and human capital magazines and has participated in many of the industry’s most important conference panels.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Dan built and led the CHRO practice of another major global search firm and was the driving force behind the creation of the first of its kind Board of Directors Human Capital Institute. Earlier in his career, Dan spent 10 years as a senior partner at another major search firm. In addition to a successful search career, Dan spent time in corporate HR as director of recruiting at Fannie Mae and as recruiting executive with Sapient Corporation.

Dan was named to BusinessWeek’s list of the World’s 50 Most Influential Headhunters. He was a former member of the Board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Dan was one of 30 global participants in the World Economic Forum’s Talent Mobility Summit and was a governor in the Inaugural American Health Policy Institute hosted by the HR Policy Association.

Dan is active in fundraising for several non-profits, including Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Manhattan Society. He is also a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Business Advisory Council.


Dan is a graduate of Rutgers University.

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