August 16, 2011 – Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added Kathy Vrabeck as partner within the firm’s consumer and technology practices. She will be based out of Los Angeles. Ms. Vrabeck comes to Heidrick & Struggles from Legendary Pictures where she served as president, legendary digital, and was responsible for the creation, management and delivery of digital entertainment, with a focus on video games, across current and next-generation platforms. "Kathy has an unmatched grasp on the consumer landscape, be it her vast consumer packaged goods experience or her invaluable digital consumer background. Kathy's deep knowledge offers a truly rare combination that enhances our strong team," said Guy Cote, regional managing partner of the Americas' consumer markets practice. "Her keen understanding of the entertainment and media space will expand our offering, while leveraging our leadership advisory expertise that is uniquely tailored to our clients." Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive search and leadership advisory services, including succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting.