Heidrick & Struggles Snags Americas Leader From Rival

October 14, 2015 – Heidrick & Struggles has added Ron Lumbra as region leader for its Americas region. In this role, he will lead a team of more than 350 partners, principals and associates serving clients across all service sectors. Following a brief period of transition, Torrey Foster, who has led the region since 2013, will assume full-time market responsibilities as a partner in both the firm’s consumer and CEO / board practices.

“In addition to his deep experience advising global clients in C-suite and board-level executive searches, Ron brings a proven strategic and operational skillset to the role of leader of our team across the Americas,” said Tracy Wolstencroft, president and chief executive officer. “Importantly, Ron shares our firm’s values and vision for growth.”

Mr. Lumbra joins Heidrick & Struggles from Russell Reynolds Associates, where he served as managing director and co-leader, Americas CEO and board services. Previously, he co-led the firm’s Americas operations and was the co-leader of its diversity practice. He previously served as the area manager for the firm’s Houston and New York offices.

Mr. Lumbra has served clients in the energy industry and also specializes in board of director searches. His early career included increasingly responsible leadership roles at HP, Trammel Crow and AES. These experiences helped prepare him for executive positions at Amoco, where he served as vice president, business development and then regional vice president for Amoco Power Resources, Latin America.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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