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Heidrick & Struggles Taps Long-Time Confidant To Chief Executives And Boards As Senior Advisor

CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), a premier professional services firm serving the talent and leadership needs of top organizations globally, announced today that Kerry Sulkowicz, MD, has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor.  A psychiatrist by training, Sulkowicz advises CEOs and boards on a range of issues including CEO transitions and succession planning, management and boardroom dynamics, corporate culture change, and assessments of senior teams.

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"Kerry has served as a trusted leadership advisor to some of the world's most well-known and respected corporate executives and boards. He will help our clients succeed as leaders through his deep understanding of human behavior and team dynamics," said Tracy Wolstencroft, Heidrick & Struggles President and CEO.

"We look forward to Kerry's close collaboration with our CEO & Board practice in client work in Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping," Wolstencroft said. "His insight will enhance our firm's ability to fulfill its purpose of helping our clients change the world, one leadership team at a time."

The firm's newly articulated purpose statement resonates strongly with Sulkowicz, he said. "I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to such important work. The need for effective leadership and governance has never been more urgent than in today's world, and Heidrick & Struggles is uniquely positioned to make a difference through the success of its clients," Sulkowicz said.

Sulkowicz is often cited in the press on the psychology of business, including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post and Fortune. He has been a regular columnist in Business Week and Fast Company. His landmark article, "Worse than Enemies: The CEO's Destructive Confidant," was published in the Harvard Business Review.

Sulkowicz founded and is the Managing Principal of the Boswell Group LLC. He is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, where he received the Distinguished Teacher Award. Sulkowicz serves on the board of Physicians for Human Rights, and on the Advisory Council of Acumen.

About Heidrick & Struggles
Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) is a premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. For more than 60 years, we have helped our clients build strong leadership teams through quality service, deep insights and our relationships with talented individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit

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