Jeffrey S. Sanders

Vice Chairman

Office Location: New York City , San Francisco

Phone: +1 212 867 9876

Jeff Sanders is vice chairman and co-managing partner of the global CEO & Board Practice. He is based in the firm’s New York and San Francisco offices. Most recently, he served as managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ North American CEO Practice and as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Jeff has also served as the global sector leader for the firm’s Software Practice and Venture Capital Practice. He joined Heidrick & Struggles in 1997.

Jeff was named to Fortune’s “40 under 40 – Ones to Watch” in 2010, and before that, Businessweek named him one of the “100 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World.” He has executed a number of CEO, COO, board of director and other senior-level searches.

Jeff is also author of many articles, including “The Path To Becoming a Fortune 500 CEO” (, “Memo to the Chairman: How to Interview Your Next CEO,” “Creating CEO Succession Processes,” “Joining the board of PE-backed company,” “The role of the CEO in board selection: too much, or too little, involvement can be problematic. Here is a best-practices process for CEO input and participation in the search for a new board member,” (copyright 2007; Directors & Boards).


Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.

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