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Three New Partners Join Heidrick & Struggles' Life Sciences/Health Care Practice

New additions further enhance a preeminent global life sciences executive search practice

CHICAGO, July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII), the world's premier executive search and leadership consulting firm, recently added three new members to its Life Sciences/Health Care Practice. New to the firm are Graham Galloway, Senior Partner and global leader of the practice; Jeff Dodson, Partner; and Jeffrey Wierichs, Senior Partner.

Based in Atlanta, Graham Galloway joins Heidrick & Struggles from Spencer Stuart, where he was the co-leader of that firm's global Pharmaceutical Practice. He has nearly eight years of executive search experience, specializing in recruiting senior executives and board directors in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and health services industry sectors. Prior to entering the executive search profession, he was the Chief Operating Officer of two health care services companies and a consultant with Deloitte & Touche.

Galloway has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Before completing graduate school, Graham served for several years as a program manager, test pilot and attack helicopter unit commander for the United States Army.

"I am delighted to join the leadership team at Heidrick & Struggles and excited by the opportunity to lead such an experienced and talented group of professionals," said Galloway. "Heidrick & Struggles has an excellent Life Sciences/Health Care Practice with impressive capabilities. I look forward to working with the team to further enhance our ability to serve clients and to grow the practice."

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Jeff Dodson, who is based in Chicago, spent six years at Egon Zehnder, serving primarily life sciences and consumer products clients. He also held key leadership positions during that time, including Chicago Office Leader and Leader of the firm's U.S. Life Sciences practice. Before entering the search profession, Dodson was Vice President, International Business Development and also Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, for Anheuser-Busch International. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Like Galloway, Jeffrey Wierichs comes to Heidrick & Struggles from Spencer Stuart, where he specialized in recruiting senior-level executives for a broad range of consumer companies and life sciences organizations, from startups to multinational corporations. His professional background combines first-hand experience in sales, marketing and general management with an extensive track record recruiting leaders for clients in the pharmaceuticals, generics and medical technology sectors. Earlier in his career, Wierichs served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Time Warner. He also held divisional and national sales management and marketing positions with ConAgra, RJR Nabisco and Procter & Gamble. He earned a bachelor's degree in American studies and theology from St. John's University.

"We continue to bolster our ranks with search stars like Graham -- top- level producers with the demonstrated ability to establish strong client relationships and deliver value," said Michael Franzino, Chairman, Global Markets. "The addition of Jeff Wierichs and Jeff Dodson further underscores our intention to build a preeminent global life sciences executive search practice."

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. is the world's premier provider of senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, including talent management, board building, executive on-boarding and M&A effectiveness. For more than 50 years, we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, our leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit .

SOURCE: Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

CONTACT: Tanya Cochran of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., +1-312-496-1356, or

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