William A. Matthews retired from Heidrick & Struggles in 2017 after more than 20 years with the firm. He was a partner and member of the Healthcare/Life Sciences Practice and the Human Resources Officers Practice, and previously served as managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta and Miami offices.
Bill’s industry expertise includes medical devices, diagnostics, distribution, IT and healthcare services. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, he was a partner and director of the search firm Paul Ray Berndtson. He previously served as a contract consultant for Mitsubishi International Corporation, vice president of sales and marketing for a start-up offering environmental equipment and precious metals refiner, and national sales manager for a NYSE specialty chemical manufacturer.
Bill is active in the business community as a current and/or recent member of Georgia Bio, Friends of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (Georgia Tech), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors.
He has also served on the executive committee and board of the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and is a past president.
Bill earned a B.S. degree in Commerce from the McIntire School at the University of Virginia.