Heidrick & Struggles Announces 45 Promotions

March 26, 2020 – Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the executive ladder within their respective firms. Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has promoted 23 partners and 22 principals in its search and consulting businesses globally.

“Our newly promoted consultants have proven their ability to deliver exceptional client service, drive strong business growth and strengthen the overall culture of our firm,” said Krishnan Rajagopalan, president and CEO of Heidrick & Struggles. “They continually serve our clients as their trusted leadership advisors, building long-term relationships and advising them on a multitude of complex talent and human capital issues, while also providing strong leadership to our firm’s future leaders.”

The promoted consultants are based in 19 cities across 10 countries.

Individuals promoted to Partner in 2020:

  • Anna Aster, partner, financial services practice (New York)
  • Rebekah Bill, partner, industrial practice (Houston)

 

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  • Timothy Brooks, partner, industrial practice (Boston)
  • Sam Burman, partner, global technology & services practice (London)
  • Clare Buxton, partner, financial services practice (London)
  • Nick Cunningham, partner, industrial practice (Dubai)
  • Tom Cunningham, partner, financial officers practice (London)
  • Alex de Schietere, partner, financial officers practice (Paris)
  • Priya Dixit Vyas, partner, Heidrick Consulting (London)
  • Jessica Gentile, partner, global technology & services practice (Chicago)
  • Maliha Jilani, partner, social impact practice (Dubai)
  • Kelley Lang, partner, consumer markets practice (Atlanta)
  • Ellen Maag, partner, Heidrick Consulting (Washington D.C.)
  • Holly McLeod, partner, Heidrick Consulting (New York)
  • Roger Muys, partner, industrial practice (Amsterdam)
  • Doug Orr, partner, industrial practice (Houston)
  • Nick Pinner, partner, industrial practice (Sydney)
  • Scott Sette, partner, healthcare & life sciences Practice (Houston)
  • Sara Spiering, partner, industrial practice (Chicago)
  • Walter Swanljung, partner, global technology & services practice (Helsinki)
  • Tom Thackeray, partner, private equity practice (London)
  • Sachi Vora, partner, consumer markets (New York)
  • Bernard Wong, partner, industrial practice (Hong Kong)

Individuals promoted to Principal in 2020:

  • Edward Ashurst, principal, financial officers practice (New York)

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 2019 Revenue Decline; Coronavirus to Impact Next Quarter Results
Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) posted global revenues of $706.9 million in 2019, a 1.3 percent decrease from revenues of $716 million the year before. The Chicago-headquartered recruiter – the third largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media last year – reported net income of $46.9 million, or $2.40 per share, on the year.


  • Anne-Frédérique Burgaud, principal, Heidrick Consulting (Paris)
  • EY Choi, principal, global technology & services practice (Seoul)
  • Tom Clarke, principal, global technology & services practice (Dubai)
  • Gina Connelly, principal, global technology & services practice (Boston)
  • John DeNavi, principal, industrial practice (Sydney)
  • Rachel Farley, principal, CEO & board of directors practice (London)
  • Millie Gartland, principal, consumer markets practice (Sydney)
  • Carlos Gómez-Arnau, principal, healthcare & life sciences practice (Madrid)
  • Michael Hirshman, principal, healthcare & life sciences practice (Los Angeles)
  • Tanja Ivkovic, principal, consumer markets practice (Dubai)
  • Hugh Marshall, principal, global technology & services practice (San Francisco)
  • Amanda Milsom, principal, Heidrick Consulting (London)
  • Nicole Northwood, principal, financial services practice (Toronto)
  • Dominique Robertson, principal, industrial practice (London)
  • Guy Shaul, principal, financial services practice (London)
  • Irene Sitbon, principal, chief human resources officer practice (San Francisco)
  • Edward Sweet, principal, global technology & services practice (San Francisco)
  • Scott Thompson, principal, financial services practice (New York)
  • Benton Wilmoth, principal, financial officers practice (Minneapolis)
  • Jaqueline Wrotniak, principal, financial officers practice (London)
  • Elizabeth Zessman, principal, financial services practice (New York)

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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