October 31, 2011 – Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Bill Fowler and Jake Cohen as strategic advisors to its education & social enterprise practice. Before joining the firm, Mr. Fowler was an executive at Cisco Systems for 13 years, most recently as director of Cisco's global education division, developing strategies for higher education, education and commerce ministries and educational institutions worldwide. "As we see developing trends in the sectors we cover and hear about the challenges our clients face, our practice has always found it highly valuable to engage world-class expertise in a variety of ways," said Joe Haberman, global managing partner of the education & social enterprise practice. "Bill and Jake are great additions to our team in this regard. We are very excited they will be dedicating time with us to focus on these important issues."