Michael Nieset


Office Location: Menlo Park , New York City

Phone: +1 216 357 2141

Michael Nieset is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco and New York offices and a member of the firm’s CEO & Board Practice. During his 17- year tenure at the firm, Michael has led the firm’s Technology, Software, and Media & Entertainment Practices.

Michael’s CEO & board search experience includes working with public, private equity-backed, and venture capital-backed companies across the spectrum of early-stage high-growth to public and private equity turnarounds. Michael works closely with CEOs and boards on CEO succession planning, director succession planning, and related governance issues. He is also active in leading key diversity initiatives in the CEO & Board Practice.  

Michael has led CEO, president/COO, chief marketing officer and board director searches in the United States, Europe and Asia. His sector focus includes technology, healthcare and life sciences technology and services, and business services. 


Michael holds a BS in political science from John Carroll University.

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