January 30, 2014 – Barracuda Group has added Emma Porteous as a director. With over 20 years of executive search experience, Ms. Porteous spent nine years as a partner with Heidrick & Struggles where she worked with the firm's U.K. retail, hospitality and leisure practices. Earlier in her career she spent time with Korn Ferry and PA Consulting Group. “Her broad and deep experience of working for two of the world’s leading global search retail and leisure practices across corporate, SME and private equity portfolio companies and her extensive candidate and client network will complement and strengthen Barracuda’s unparalleled retail and consumer facing expertise, enabling us to be the first choice adviser for retail, digital and consumer facing businesses wrestling with their talent agenda,” said Barracuda joint managing directors Jamie Zuppinger and Justin Linger. Barracuda Group is a retail, digital and consumer executive search specialist whose clients include some of the most recognizable retail brands in the U.K. and internationally.