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Heidrick & Struggles Announces New Partners in Chicago and New York
Patricia Coleman Named Partner in Life Sciences and Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs Practices and Jeff Cohn Named Partner in Leadership Consulting Practice

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier professional services firm focused on serving the leadership needs of top organizations globally, today announced the arrival of two new Partners; Chicago based, Patricia Coleman joins the Life Sciences Practice, and Jeff Cohn joins the Leadership Consulting Practice in New York.

"As The Leadership Company, our firm's commitment to our clients begins with bringing creative solutions to the table – and that can only happen through our people," said Jory Marino, Vice Chairman and Regional Leader, Americas. "Both Patricia and Jeff possess the experience and capabilities that will help our clients continue to develop their leadership platform and capitalize on innovative and emerging talent trends."

Patricia Coleman brings more than 25 years of executive search and professional services experience to the firm with an emphasis on the Life Sciences industry along with strong functional credentials in Legal, Compliance and Risk Management. She has counseled and placed many senior-level executives within the leading Life Sciences and Healthcare entities globally.

Prior to her career in search; Coleman worked at Booz Allen & Hamilton, Abbott Laboratories and Sidley & Austin.  Coleman will be a member of the firm's Life Sciences Practice, focusing primarily on the pharmaceutical industry. Her diverse professional background and experience adds depth to the firm's overall expertise in a number of functional and industry practice areas. Coleman received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and holds a Master of Jurisprudence from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

Jeff Cohn joins Heidrick & Struggles as an expert in CEO Succession Planning and Executive Assessment, bringing more than 20 years of experience advising boards and top management teams. Most recently, Cohn operated his own successful and highly regarded consulting firm whose clients included a number of Fortune 500 CEOs. Prior to this, he was a consultant in the executive assessment group at one of the top recruitment firms. Cohn also served as a fellow at the CEO Leadership Institute, now part of Yale University.

Cohn began his career at Harvard Business School and at INSEAD, researching and authoring numerous cases on leadership, strategy and innovation. He is the author of an award-winning business book, "Why We Are Bad at Picking Good Leaders" and co-author of Harvard Business Review articles, "Growing Talent as if Your Business Depended on It," and "Finding and Grooming Breakthrough Innovators." Cohn graduated with a degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and received an MBA at Tulane University.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. For 60 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit

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