Focus Search Partners Team

Christiaan Heijmen

Managing Director

Christiaan Heijmen is a Managing Director at Focus Search Partners.

Prior to joining Focus Search Partners and Vaco, FSP’s holding company, Heijmen worked with the international executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles in their Park Avenue New York City office.

Christiaan has executed retained executive searches for clients in audit / tax / advisory, banking, construction, consumer, CRO, government, hospitality, IT, legal, life sciences/pharma, management consulting, not-for-profit and SaaS. He has also worked as a human capital advisor, to include clients: Aetna, BHP Billiton, CIGNA, Gap, Health Alliance Plan, Hewlett-Packard, NY Life, Major League Soccer, Pulte Homes and The International Olympic Committee.

Christiaan now focuses his practice on the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area where he has executed over 250 retained executive searches since 2011.

Christiaan has a B.A. and B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was a 4-year division one rugby player. He received his MBA at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, where he served as a Coach K COLE Leadership & Ethics Fellow and was recognized in 2013 with the Business Award for Exemplary Alumni Service to the school.

In his spare time, Christiaan enjoys boxing, hiking, reading, and staying engaged with men and women with disabilities. He and his wife Victoria, and children Andrew, Brayleigh and Alivia, reside in Durham, NC.

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