August 15, 2013 – Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Brad Berke as global practice managing partner leading the firm's supply chain and operations practice. Previously, Mr. Berke led the North America supply chain and operations practice for the firm. "How companies approach and manage their global supply chain operations is different today than it was even five years ago. Many of our clients are looking for new types of supply chain leaders, and even redefining what constitutes 'supply chain.' Brad will be focused on ensuring we remain at the front edge of these advancements," said Valerie Germain, managing partner, global head functional practices. 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.