July 20, 2010 – Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added Richard Thackray and Jonathan Goldstein to its global private equity practice. Mr. Thackray joined the firm as a partner in London, and Mr. Goldstein as a partner in New York. Both will focus on regional clients within the private equity sector, managing senior-level administration, operations, and searches for private equity funds and their investment management portfolio companies. Mr. Thackray was previously CEO and partner of Armstrong Management Group, a leadership advisory and executive search consultancy focused on private equity and asset management firms across Continental Europe and Russia. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Mr. Goldstein was a client partner at a global executive search firm and previously spent eight years, the last four as partner, with Sextant Search Partners, a boutique firm with an emphasis on searches for financial services and alternative asset management firms. 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.