March 27, 2015 – Egon Zehnder has made several key leadership transitions for its New York office. Patrick O'Brien will assume leadership of the New York office, taking over from Alan Hilliker, while Francisco Paret takes over for Mr. O'Brien to lead the firm's financial services practice in the Americas. Mr. O'Brien joined Egon Zehnder as a member of the firm's financial services practice in 2010. Mr. Hilliker will focus on board consulting and CEO recruitment across industry sectors and will be based in New York. Separately, Egon Zehnder has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. Manuel de Miranda will serve as the office leader. Mr. de Miranda is a member of Egon Zehnder's industrial practice with a focus on aerospace and defense. For many years he led the firm’s human resources practice. Under Mr. de Miranda's leadership, the development and growth of the Washington, D.C. office will be supported by Alan Hilliker, Kim Henderson and Neil Hindle. "We have been actively operating in D.C. for many years, so we are already very much at home there," said Greig Schneider, U.S. managing partner. "Our experience as a firm spans many sectors, very much like the diverse Washington, D.C. ecosphere. The decision to open this office is formalizing a reality, rather than marking a new beginning." Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder specializes in the recruitment and leadership solutions business with more than 400 consultants operating from 69 offices in 41 countries.