Michael Nieset is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Menlo Park and New York offices and a member of the firm’s CEO & Board Services Practice. During his 13- year tenure at the firm, Michael has led the firm’s Technology Practice, Software Practice, and Media & Entertainment Practice.
Michael’s CEO & board search experience includes working with public, private equity-backed, and venture capital-backed companies across the spectrum of high-growth to turnaround and operationally challenged situations. In addition to his CEO & board director search work, Michael works closely with CEOs and boards of directors on CEO succession planning. He has considerable experience helping founder CEOs and boards of directors create and manage a thoughtful and disciplined approach to both short- and longer-term succession. Michael also advises clients on board director succession planning, board evolution, director compensation, and related governance issues.
Michael has led CEO, president/COO, chief marketing officer and board director searches across the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. His sector focus includes enterprise technology, digital media and commerce, communications and managed services, big data and analytics, marketing services, and information and business services.
Michael serves on the board of directors for Youtap, Inc., an Auckland, New Zealand-based mobile payment solution provider serving mobile operators and financial services companies. He is also on the advisory board for InsideSales.com, a venture-backed SaaS company in Salt Lake City.
Michael holds a BS in political science from John Carroll University.