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Heidrick & Struggles Strengthens Leadership of Healthcare - Life Sciences Practice

CHICAGO, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), the premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, today  announced that John Mitchell has joined the firm to lead its global Healthcare and Life Sciences practice.

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As Global Practice Managing Partner – Healthcare and Life Sciences, Mitchell will lead a team of more than 80 partners, principals and associates in the Americas, Europe and Asia serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and healthcare services sectors.  

"John has an unsurpassed reputation throughout the life sciences industry for his deep experience and success in finding and placing senior leaders globally throughout the sector. He will be a true difference-maker for our clients in the sector and to our firm in building the strength of this practice," said Krishnan Rajagopalan, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Practices for Heidrick & Struggles. "John will lead the further development of our expertise in a business sector that continues to experience rapid growth in every region of the world."

Mitchell brings nearly 30 years of experience in executive search, working at the senior executive and board levels, primarily advising companies in healthcare and life sciences, including global conglomerates, emerging firms, private equity-backed companies and startups.

Most recently, he led the global Private Equity Practice at a leading executive search firm. Previously, he was the firm's Life Sciences Practice Leader for the Americas and a core member of its CEO & Board practice. Earlier, he served as the managing partner of another international search firm's Life Sciences Practice. He also was a member of the firm's board of directors.

Prior to entering the search profession, Mitchell was a senior vice president of Efficient Health Systems, a leader in healthcare cost management company and served as vice president of American Hospital Supply Corporation, the youngest company officer in the history of this market-leading company.

Mitchell holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University.

­­­­­­­About Heidrick & Struggles
Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as the premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 60 years ago. Today, the firm serves as a trusted advisor, helping clients change the world, one leadership team at a time. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit

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