executive search consultant, heidrick & struggles
David Burd is an executive search consultant at the firm of Heidrick & Struggles, a leading international search firm. He is a member of the Legal Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs practice where he helps identify and recruit talent for key legal, regulatory, and government affairs roles.
David has spent his career at the intersection of law, government, and regulated industry.
He practiced at the law firm of Arnold & Porter. He was General Counsel and Vice President of Business Development at MyEnergy, an energy start-up later acquired by Nest and subsequently Google, and a General Manager at Uber, where he worked across the public, private, and non-profit sectors to build relationships and advance business goals in the context of increasingly robust regulatory frameworks. He served on President Obama’s transition team and later at the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. David also was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on helping clients address their most pressing organizational, operational, and strategic challenges at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
David is active in progressive politics. He co-founded and led Young Lawyers for Obama in 2007-08 and Generation Forty-Four—the Obama campaign’s under-40 fundraising program—in 2011-12, when he served as one of youngest members of the re-election campaign’s National Finance Committee. In addition to serving on the YLC and Board of MAP, he also serves as an Ambassador for the New Leadership Council, a progressive training organization.
David holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Arts & Sciences, magna cum laude, at the University of Pennsylvania.