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Heidrick & Struggles Announces Appointments to Further Strengthen the Company's Integrated Leadership Services and Growth Strategy
Jory Marino, Luis Urbano and Steve Mullinjer Named Regional Leaders

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services worldwide, today announced a realignment of the company's organizational structure and operating model to further build on its strategy of providing integrated solutions to C-suite and board level executives. Three veteran Heidrick & Struggles consultants will now assume elevated regional leadership positions with expanded responsibilities, including managing growth and profitability across each region. The new regional leaders are:

  •     Jory Marino, Americas
  •     Luis Urbano, Europe
  •     Steve Mullinjer, Asia Pacific 

"Our vision is for Heidrick & Struggles to be the firm that top organizations around the world look to for all of their leadership needs – whether it is acquiring senior-level executives, managing unique leadership challenges or driving effective leadership at the C-suite and board levels," said L. Kevin Kelly, CEO, Heidrick & Struggles. "I am confident that by assuming these elevated roles, Jory, Luis and Steve will help us aggressively execute on our strategy in each of the markets we serve around the globe by ensuring greater collaboration between our regions and practices, and positioning the firm to achieve long-term growth and profitability."

Marino, Urbano and Mullinjer will work closely with the firm's Practice Leaders, to ensure that Heidrick & Struggles continues to distinguish itself in the market by delivering unparalleled industry expertise and superior client service. Collectively, this group will provide clients access to the company's full spectrum of integrated leadership solutions. This structure will enhance connectivity across the platform, ultimately leading to a more comprehensive client experience and longer-term client relationships.

Marino has consistently been one of the top performers at Heidrick & Struggles and serves as Vice Chairman and a senior member of the firm's Financial Services Practice. He previously held a number of leadership positions at the firm, including head of the New York office, the Northeast U.S. and North America. Marino joined the firm in 1999 and is based in New York.

Urbano joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2002 as a Partner in the Consumer Services Practice and in 2010 was named Global Managing Partner for the Consumer Markets Practice. He is also a partner in the CEO & Board of Directors Practice, based in Madrid.

Mullinjer currently leads Heidrick & Struggles' business in Asia and the Middle East. His responsibilities have been expanded to include Australia and New Zealand. He also oversees the firm's Private Equity Practice in the region. Mullinjer joined the firm in 2000 and spent the last 20 years living and working in China. He is based in Shanghai.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.  

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the leadership advisory firm providing senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, including succession planning, executive assessment and development, talent retention management, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting. For almost 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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