Michael Nieset

Managing Partner

Office Location: New York City , San Francisco

Phone: +1 216 357 2141

Michael Nieset is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York and San Francisco offices and a member of the Global CEO & Board Practice. Michael also serves as Managing Partner of the Director Institute through Heidrick Consulting.  During his seventeen year tenure, Michael has served as the global sector leader for the Software, Media & Entertainment, and Technology practices. He currently serves as managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ Director Institute, a unique apprenticeship program designed to accelerate the development of diverse leaders for corporate board service.

Michael’s experience includes working with public and private equity sponsored companies leading CEO, CEO succession, and board director searches across a variety of industries. His experience also includes leading CEO and board searches in Europe and Asia, as well as in North America.


Michael earned a B.S. degree in political science from John Carroll University.

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