Tom Friel

Former Chairman & CEO of Heidrick & Struggles

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Tom Friel is the retired Chairman and CEO of Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASDAQ HSII), one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership consulting firms. In his almost 30 years with the firm he specialized in recruiting technology company CEOs and Boards of Directors, in addition to holding a series of leadership positions in the firm, including founding Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley office, and the International Technology Practice. He is an honors graduate of Purdue University in Industrial Engineering, and received his MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has served on multiple for profit and not for profit Boards and currently serves on the Boards of the Computer History Museum and CollegeSpring; and the Advisory Boards of the Seraph Group, Pomello, TalentAge, and Docusign.


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