Korn Ferry
Heidi Leeds

Heidi Leeds

Senior Client Partner, Global Sector Leader, Payer & Managed Care


Ms. Leeds focuses on the recruitment of CEOs/COOs/CFOs for healthcare services companies, such as national and regional managed care organizations, specialty health providers, pharmacy benefit related companies, and a wide range of healthcare technology organizations. She also has an expertise in recruiting physician executives.  Her client relationships include public and private domestic and global companies, not-for-profit organizations and start-up and ventured backed companies.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 1997, Ms. Leeds was with the Stamford Health System, a multi-hospital system, serving as the Director of Managed Care and the Executive Director of its affiliated 300 member Physician-Hospital Organization.


Earlier, she worked for US Healthcare (now Aetna), where she initially focused on network development before moving to the government relations/public affairs function. Ms. Leeds also served as Director of Network Development for a start-up multi-site, primary care physician organization in Manhattan.

Ms. Leeds began her professional career at the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where she was the staff director for the legislature’s Committee on Health Care.

Ms. Leeds sits on the Board of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

Ms. Leeds received a master’s in business administration from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from Union College.