April 9, 2014 – Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has appointed Michael Loiacano to head its North American healthcare services and managed care search practices. Based in Chicago, Mr. Loiacano has been with the firm since 2008 is also a member of the firm's global life sciences and insurance practices. Don Biskin, U.S. life sciences interim practice manager, said: "Michael has a dynamic understanding of the complex talent issues facing healthcare. There is no doubt that he will further solidify our capacity to deliver top leadership for our healthcare clients." Mr. Loiacano has extensive experience working closely with commercial and government health plans, health systems, and specialty services companies such as behavioral health, life and health management, pharmacy benefit management, and information technology 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.