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Heidrick Appoints Mike Matella to Co-Lead Services Sector Bolstering Global Technology and Services Practice

CHICAGO, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, strengthens its Global Technology and Services Practice with the addition of Michael Matella, who will Co-Lead the Services Sector in the Global Technology and Services Practice.  He will be based in the firm's Chicago office.

Mike Matella - Co-Lead, Services Sector in the Global Technology and Services Practice - Heidrick & Struggles

Matella will lead the expansion of the global practice strategy and continue the globalization of major accounts.  The team will leverage Matella's deep search expertise within the C-suite, boardroom and Senior Partners of professional services firms and functional expertise around CEO succession, board effectiveness and management consulting.

"Mike adds an exciting new dimension to our global technology and services practice at Heidrick. His client focus and ability to lead through complex leadership situations, both nationally and internationally makes him a tremendous fit for our global team," said Michael Cullen, Managing Partner, Global Technology Services Practice, Heidrick & Struggles.

Matella joins the firm after most recently serving as Vice Chairman, Executive Committee Member and the Global Head of the Professional Services practice at a leading executive search firm.  He also founded, led, and significantly grew the Global Professional Services practice at another global executive search firm where he was the practice's Managing Partner.  Earlier in his career he served as Managing Partner, Human Performance North America for Accenture, and co-founded the Global Management Consulting and numerous greenfield professional services businesses at Arthur Andersen. 

Matella holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Accounting from Wake Forest University. He also earned his CPA from the State of Illinois and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern 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, providing integrated leadership solutions and helping its clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.

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