March 31, 2011 – Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Dave Winston as global managing partner of the firm's aerospace, defense and aviation practice. Mr. Winston, who joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2005 with the acquisition of Highland Partners, will also lead the firm's Dallas office as partner-in-charge. "I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to lead our aerospace, defense, and aviation efforts for such a great brand. We have a very strong global partnership and I look forward to working closely with my colleagues and our clients to grow the leadership advisory practice in this sector," said Mr. Winston. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Mr. Winston was co-founder of a Boston-based boutique recruiting firm focused on venture-backed startups. 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.
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