June 19, 2013 – Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder has made leadership changes in several of the firm's key practices. Claude Shaw, a New York-based consultant, has been named to lead the firm's U.S. private equity practice, where he will continue to grow the firm's expertise in C-level executive search, management assessment and talent consulting activities among private equity clients and their portfolio companies. Mr. Shaw has led the firm's efforts in middle market private equity, an area he will continue to pursue while also expanding the practice's engagement across the broader PE spectrum. He will work closely with global private equity practice leader Christoph Lueneburger, who was named to his post earlier this year. Lisa Zonino assumes leadership of the firm's U.S. human resources practice group, taking over for Manuel De Miranda, who has led the group for the last three years. Ms. Zonino, based in New York, has experience in both client and senior executive talent consulting. Mr. De Miranda will continue to support senior-level human resources search mandates, while assuming a broader portfolio of client consulting work within the firm's industrial practice group. Egon Zehnder has also launched a U.S. public and social sector practice group. Under the leadership of Neil Hindle, the group will engage multinational public and government entities, NGOs, academia and industry trade associations seeking to strengthen their senior-level executive teams. "We are excited to officially launch the North-American arm of the firm's global public and social sector practice as the demand for professionalism and accountability in the public and social sector continues to increase," said Greig Schneider, U.S. managing partner. "Neil's experience makes him an ideal choice to lead this effort in the U.S. and catalyze others who are passionate about the opportunities to serve these important communities." Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder has 420 consultants, operating from 66 offices in 40 countries.