May 26, 2011 – Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has hired Curt Lucas as partner and part of its life sciences practice specializing in health services. Mr. Lucas comes to Heidrick from Korn/Ferry International where he served as managing director and senior client partner. Prior to that, he owned and operated Lucas and Associates, an executive search firm based in Oak Brook, IL and specializing in the healthcare sector. "Curt is an impactful leader. He recognizes that — nothing is more valuable to our firm than our time, our ears and our ability to help clients solve problems," said David Vied, managing partner of the North America life sciences practice. "Heidrick & Struggles is at the cutting edge of leadership advisory — Curt will be an exceptional addition to our team." 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.