August 9, 2012 – DHR International has named Brian McGowan as managing director in the firm’s Atlanta office. He will be a member of the firm's consumer, industrial, and healthcare practice groups. Prior to joining DHR International, Mr. McGowan was a partner and consultant with Spencer Stuart and Korn/Ferry, before founding his own firm, Aquinas Search Partners. He has led search projects on a global basis and offers senior management expertise across consumer oriented businesses, healthcare, and industrial markets and has completed over 350 executive search assignments throughout his career. Founded in 1989, DHR International is headquartered in Chicago and has more than 50 offices worldwide.