Steve Lavner

Senior Vice President

"Successfully placing a candidate is part science, part art. The best person on paper isn’t always the right fit, and someone unexpected can be a perfect match."

Drawing on over 15 years of executive search experience, Steve brings a broad range of industry and functional expertise with an emphasis on marketing to Heyman Associates. As digital transformation continues, and the need for content expands, his focus in marketing is primarily on digital, social media strategy, and branding. Steve has placed executives in fields as diverse as retail, ecommerce, financial services, professional sports, and academia.

Steve began his search career at Heidrick & Struggles as a Researcher back in the days before LinkedIn. He would later help to build the New York research team at CTPartners.

“I still believe that good, new research is the most important step in executive search. Clients don’t want to see the same ten names on every search.”

Most recently, Steve served as Vice President of Executive Search at MediaLink, a media advisory firm. In this role, Steve worked closely with industry leaders on high level and high profile placements. Prior to MediaLink, Steve focused on technology, engineering, supply chain, and education in large global search firms.

Steve is a graduate of Hofstra University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre. He was lucky enough to perform the role of LeFou in the Broadway production of "Beauty and the Beast." However, it didn’t take long for him to realize he prefers an office to a stage. Steve didn’t give up entertainment altogether. If you’re lucky (or unlucky!) you may catch him playing guitar or piano at your local Irish pub. Outside the office, Steve enjoys cooking and travelling with his wife, Melissa.