David Boehmer


Office Location: San Francisco

Phone: +1 415 981 2854

David Boehmer is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office and a member of the Financial Services and Financial Technology practices. His client engagements include large incumbent players wanting to drive transformation and innovation, and disruptors looking to take the next steps in their evolution and growth trajectories, with a focus on CEO, board, and C-Suite positions.

Until recently, David was the global managing partner of the Financial Services Practice, the largest in the firm. He returned to US in 2017 after three years in the London office where he also led the Financial Services Practice in Europe and Africa, as well as senior client engagements across the sector, including banking, payments, asset management, and FinTech. David previously divided his time between the San Francisco and New York offices, leading the Financial Service Practice for the Americas.

Before that, David was head of the Financial Services Infrastructure Practice for the Americas, a practice made up of teams focused on the functional areas of financial services that include finance, risk, legal, compliance, technology, operations, audit, human resources, and sales and marketing.

Prior to joining the firm, David was a managing associate with a generalist boutique executive search firm. He served with another global executive search firm as a member of its technology and telecommunications practice.

David was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2012. He is leading efforts and guiding the conversation on the next generation of leadership, diversity and innovation within the Young Global Leader community. David is also an active board member of Komera, a not-for-profit focused on empowering young girls in Eastern Africa through education, entrepreneurship, and mentorship. He also serves as a Big Brother in the Big Brother Big Sister’s organization.


David earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.