August 26, 2013 – Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been retained by Microsoft to lead its search for a new chief executive. Current CEO Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is a worldwide leader in software, services and computer solutions. 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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