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Heidrick Adds New Energy Executive
Thomas Linquist Joins as Partner within Industrial Team

CHICAGO, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping worldwide, strengthens its Industrial expertise among global practices with the hiring of  Thomas Linquist.

Thomas Linquist, Partner, Global Industrial Practice - Heidrick & Struggles

Linquist has more than 25 years of industry and consulting experience. During his career he has focused on high-level leadership work within the energy and utility sectors.  Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, he was with another leading executive search firm.

"Tom is an excellent addition to our practice and firm. His deep knowledge of the Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability sector and track record of serving as a trusted advisor to clients will add to global team," said Bo Herbst, Managing Partner, Global Industrial Practice – Heidrick & Struggles.    

Prior to launching his career in executive search, Linquist was a senior manager within the energy and utilities space at Accenture and vice president of finance at Peoples Energy Corporation, where he led corporate treasury as well as the project and structured finance unit.

Early in his career, Linquist served as vice president, Power and Infrastructure Group at ABN AMRO Bank and district engineer, mid-continent region for Shell Oil Company.

Linquist received his bachelor of science in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He also is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.

­­­­­­­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, providing integrated leadership solutions and helping its clients change the world, one leadership team at a time. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit

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