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Heidrick & Struggles Gains Momentum in Canada
- Sean McLean joins as partner to establish new office in Calgary, expanding firm's global Oil & Gas expertise and establishing a Western Canada market presence for the firm
- Jonathan Mackey joins as partner in Toronto office in Financial Services Practice
- John Howard appointed head of firm's global Mining and Metals Practice
Nasdaq: HSII

TORONTO and CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, has strengthened its presence in Canada, especially in service of clients in the financial services, mining and metals, and oil and gas sectors.

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"Heidrick & Struggles is building new momentum in Canada to serve clients across many sectors with the leadership solutions they need in uncertain and often challenging operating environments," said Andrea Waines, Managing Partner of the firm's Toronto office. "Backed by a global team in each sector, three partners in particular are adding to Heidrick & Struggles' strength in Canada: Sean McLean, Jonathan Mackey and John Howard."

Heidrick & Struggles opens office in Calgary

Sean McLean joins Heidrick & Struggles as partner, establishing a new office in Calgary. The new office expands the firm's footprint in Canada, across multiple business sectors. "Establishing a presence in Calgary opens up a new level of east--west national connectivity for Heidrick & Struggles, expanding our access to executive candidates to better serve clients across Canada," Waines said.

McLean in Calgary adds to the global reach of the firm's Oil & Gas Practice, with consultants based in Dubai, Houston, London, Mexico City, Perth and Shanghai.

With more than a decade of executive search experience within the industrial sector, McLean has executed more than 250 searches. He focuses on top team leadership, CEO, board and financial officer engagements, specializing in the energy, infrastructure and natural resource sectors. He joins Heidrick & Struggles from an international executive search firm where he was a managing partner in its Calgary office, leading the oil & gas Practice.

McLean is highly active within the Calgary community, serving as a director of TELUS Spark (a leading Canadian Science Centre) and director of an independent school.

Jonathan Mackey joins Toronto office as a partner in Financial Services Practice

Mackey will serve as co-head of the Financial Services Practice in Canada, chartered to continue expanding the firm's Canadian executive search services across the financial services sectors.  He was most recently the Head of Human Resources for RBC Insurance and a member of the Insurance Executive Committee at RBC, responsible for leading a line of business of more than $4 billion in revenues with 3000 employees.  Mackey led all aspects of human resources including talent management, workforce management, organisational design and restructuring, change management, talent acquisition and leadership development.

Previously, he served as a member of the senior management team of RBC's Leadership Development and Talent Management centre of expertise. Prior to joining RBC, he worked at two global executive search firms, consulting to financial services clients in the capital markets, asset management and retail banking.

Mackey serves on the advisory committee of The Hearing Foundation of Canada and was recently appointed to the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Governors at North York General Hospital. 

John Howard named Global Managing Partner of the Heidrick & Struggles Mining and Metals Practice

Based in Toronto, Howard heads the firm's global Mining and Metals Practice with 25 consultants based around the world, including strategically important industry centres of London, Melbourne, Perth, Johannesburg and Sao Paolo. "The firm's decision to lead the global Mining and Metals Practice from Toronto reflects the many mining companies headquartered in the city, along with the financial institutions that support the industry on a global basis," Howard said.

Howard joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2014 as a partner in the Industrial Practice, returning to Toronto after residing in the United States for 25 years.

He has placed leaders in senior management, executive-level and board of director positions for regional as well as global natural resources, manufacturing and engineering companies. This includes non-executive director, CEO, president and vice president level positions within the North American market as well as expatriate positions in Asia and the Middle East.  In addition to working with public companies, Howard has led senior-level searches for private equity-backed portfolio companies in the industrial market.

Editor's Note: Photos of partners available on release page via the Heidrick & Struggles website.

About Heidrick & Struggles:

Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as a 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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