Richard Pooley


Office Location: Boston

Phone: +1 617 7376300

Richard Pooley is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Boston office and a member of the Global Technology & Services Practice, with a focus on accounting, consulting and business advisory firms. He works with partners and practice leaders responsible for management consulting, compliance, risk and regulatory, internal audit, corporate tax, and sales. Richard also specializes in senior finance roles, recruiting chief financial officers, treasurers, and chief risk and compliance officers, with a focus on private equity and venture capital-backed companies.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, he was part of the global professional services practice of another large executive search firm, building its management consulting, outsourcing, and technology services businesses. Richard was also a previous partner at a London-based boutique search firm where he established the firm's professional services practice, and was instrumental in creating its chief financial officers practice. Earlier in his career, Richard worked at Ernst & Young in London.


Richard graduated with a law degree from Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

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