May 15, 2011 – North American search firm Lucas Group has formed a global recruiting partnership with J. Friisberg & Partners Italy, an executive recruiting firm in Milan. The partnership will focus on Europe and North America, with Friisberg recruiting and placing European talent for American-based firms and Lucas Group recruiting and placing American talent for European-based firms. “Multinational companies are thinking globally and acting locally when it comes to executive recruitment,” said Andrea Jennings, president and CEO of Lucas Group. “For U.S.-based companies, the trend is moving away from sending Americans to foreign offices to lead large organizations. Instead, companies are looking for outstanding executive talent at the local level so they can leverage the benefits of local and regional awareness and business networks.” Founded in 1970, Lucas assists mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients in finding transcendent, executive talent.