March 2, 2015 – Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has named Tim Lüdke as a partner in its Munich office and a member of the firm's technology practice. Through his two decades of IT experience, Mr. Lüdke has worked closely with top executives across the global business landscape and began his search career under the guidance of Heiner Thorborg. He most recently worked as a partner at Xellento, a Munich-based executive search firm offering consulting expertise and executive recruitment. "Tim brings extensive experience in several of our most important sectors and understands the delicate balance of technology and leadership. His deep knowledge will help our clients make an organizational impact through the use of technology while his widespread career in search will enable Heidrick to further solidify ourselves as the preferred search firm in the German marketplace," said Michael Cullen, managing partner, global technology services practice. 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.