Diane Gilley


Office Location: San Francisco , Chicago

Phone: +1 415 981 2854

Diane Gilley is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office and an active member of the global Technology & Services, Information and Technology Officers, Venture Capital and Big Data & Analytics practices.

An accomplished search professional for more than 20 years, Diane has a successful track record of C-suite executive search completions with a focus on clients in technology (all segments, including software, Internet/digital media, semiconductor, telecommunications, and computer hardware/peripheral products), professional services/consulting, and IT consulting/outsourcing.) Her search practice focuses on the recruitment of C-level executives across functional areas, such as general management, technology and engineering, information technology and cyber security, sales, marketing and product management, and finance.

Prior to rejoining Heidrick & Struggles, she was a principal with a regional retained executive search firm where she provided search services to software, telecommunications, clean tech, IT services, and private equity clients.

Earlier in her career, Diane worked with a few other executive search firms where she completed assignments for top information technology talent across a wide range of industries as well as for technology organizations in areas including software, hardware, technology and IT outsourcing/ consulting, e-commerce, and digital media and telecommunications.


Diane received her bachelor’s degree in communications from St. Edward’s University. She is also a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).