Phil Schneidermeyer is a Partner in the New York office of Heidrick & Struggles specializing in the recruitment of Chief Information and Chief Technology Officers across all industry sectors. Previously, Phil led the Chief Information Officer Practice for Highland Partners and founded an information technology and engineering boutique executive search firm. Earlier, Phil was a Managing Director at another global executive search firm where he served as the Chief Information Officer Practice Leader and was a member of the firm's Advanced Technology Practice. He was also a member of the Americas Operating Group and served as Chairman of the Information Technology Committee. Prior to his executive search career, Phil was an Economist with a Hartford-based consulting firm focused on the Connecticut economy and commercial real estate markets. Phil currently serves on the Advisory Board for Year Up New York City, an organization providing young urban adults with professional skills, technical training and corporate apprenticeships. He is also a contributor to CIO Magazine's "Hiring Manager" column and serves as a judge for the Annual CIO 100 Awards. Phil earned his BA in Business Administration and later was awarded a Master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of Connecticut.