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Communications Executive Search

Heyman Associates is a leading communications executive search firm serving the functional areas of corporate communications, public relations, public affairs, and related fields.

We connect world-class organizations with extraordinary communications leaders who will guard their reputations and elevate their brands.

Vast Global Network

Heyman Associates belongs to a global network of specialist executive search firms. Collectively, we have many decades of experience placing outstanding communicators and marketers in leadership positions with the most recognizable brands and organizations in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Unique Market Insights

We keep up with trends in compensation, department structure, and in-demand skills and always have an informed point of view to share with current and prospective clients. Our long-term participation in the leading industry associations ensures that we are not only following these developments, we are helping to move the conversation forward.

Michaela Johndrow

Client Partner

Top Brands Trust Our Advice on Key Hires

The true test is whether you will hire us again in the future. We build long-term relationships with clients by delivering outstanding results.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

We are committed to helping our clients build teams that reflect a diverse workforce and therefore we prioritize an inclusive process, focusing on race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural background. In 2020, 100% of our long lists of candidates have included diverse candidates. 40% of the those placed are racially and/or ethnically diverse. 

We are dedicated to furthering our understanding of workplace best practices around DE&I, and how we can best support initiatives that address the profound lack of diversity in communications and marketing. This is an ongoing commitment that requires consistent engagement within this community and participation in industry-wide initiatives.

As a member of the Diversity Action Alliance, Heyman Associates has taken an oath to impact diversity, equity, and the culture of inclusion. We are committed to actively listening and growing as an organization so that we can be more proactive in our efforts and fundamental understanding.  We continue to strive to be a culturally sensitive, mindful and strategic thought partner to our clients, candidates, and team members.

Susan Thomas

Client Partner

Jessamyn Katz

Client Partner/President

Bill Heyman

Client Partner/CEO

Deep, Genuine Relationships With Current and Future Leaders

Our reputation sets us apart: Integrity. Discretion. Achieving win-win outcomes for clients and candidates.

Heyman Associates is an executive search firm built on relationships, with our clients and with candidates. And we are fortunate to measure those relationships in years – even decades – rather than the time it takes us to complete a given engagement.

The leaders of these functional areas at the world’s most prominent organizations share a smaller world than it might seem. To maintain the reputation we have earned as their recruiters of choice, we seek positive outcomes for everyone with whom we work.

That means connecting our clients with candidates who will be productive, enthusiastic employees over the long term. It also means keeping an eye on the future. Every day we are getting to know up-and-coming leaders who we're certain will make their marks on the marketing and communications professions in the decades to come.

Heyman Associates has over 30 years of experience conducting senior-level executive searches for premier organizations seeking extraordinary communicators. As our firm has evolved – and particularly over the past decade – we have taken on more and more work in the marketing field, which shares with communications many of the same concerns around branding and reputation management.

Our corporate communications and marketing experience spans a wide variety of industries. In addition to those world-class corporate clients – 60% of Fortune 50 and 50% of Fortune 100 companies – many renowned academic institutions, medical centers, and nonprofits value our specialized expertise.

Global Reach and an International Perspective

Reputation and brand are global issues for our clients, and we have the resources to support them wherever they operate.

With headquarters in New York and an office in San Francisco, our concentrated approach has made us a leader in placing senior-level communications, public affairs, and marketing professionals across industries and geographies.

In Europe, we are aligned with Taylor Bennett in the U.K. and GK Personalberatung in Germany. We know the proven stars in these professions, and we spend considerable time cultivating relationships with emerging talent.

  • Four offices globally, with locations in New York, San Francisco, London, and Frankfurt
  • 25 professionals worldwide
  • Focus on communications, public affairs, and marketing