August 18, 2011 – Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Richard W. Pehlke as executive vice president and chief financial officer. "As we continue to bring our leadership advisory platform to life in the marketplace, Rich will be an instrumental part of our executive team in positioning Heidrick & Struggles for the next phase of growth in a competitive global economy," said CEO L. Kevin Kelly. Mr. Pehlke has 35 years experience in international business; most recently serving as CFO of Grubb & Ellis Company, a commercial real estate services and investment management company. Prior to that, he served as CFO of staffing firm Hudson Highland Group. 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.