November 23, 2014 – Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Brian Bark as a partner within the firm's human resource officers practice. He will be based in Philadelphia. With more than 22 years of experience specializing in human resources and talent acquisition, Mr. Bark joins the firm from Mercer where he spent 13 years and most recently served as a senior partner and global relationship manager. "Talent is one of the top concerns on CEOs' minds, further elevating the importance of the chief human resource officer. Brian brings a complex appreciation for the challenges facing top leadership. His practical human resources and operational experience combined with his understanding of the constantly evolving talent landscape will be an invaluable asset to clients," said Lauren Doliva, managing partner of the global human resource officer 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.