Scott Estill Joins Heidrick & Struggles as Partner

Scott Estill Joins Heidrick & Struggles as Partner

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International,
Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of Executive Search and Leadership
Consulting services worldwide, today announced that Scott Estill has joined
the firm as Partner within the Financial Services Practice. He is based in the
New York office.

Most recently, Estill was a founding member and Director at investment banking
firm, Coady Diemar Partners. Previously, Estill spent five years in the
Investment Banking Divisions of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse
First Boston where he worked on a variety of financing projects. He began his
career at Hambrecht & Quist as a Junior Portfolio Manager. In 2011, Estill was
honored as one of M&A Advisor's 2011 40 under 40 M&A professionals.

"Heidrick & Struggles is about helping clients build great leadership teams,
and it's no different for building our own teams internally. We are focused on
growth and Scott represents a great addition to our global team. Our talent
strategy requires an informed point of view and the supporting intellectual
property to provide valuable insight and guidance to our clients, as well as
the right cultural fit. Scott has all of these traits and more," said Jory
Marino, Vice Chairman and Regional Leader – Americas.

"The financial services industry has changed dramatically over the last 5
years, and its leadership challenges are complex," said David Boehmer,
Regional Managing Partner of the Americas' Financial Services Practice. "Scott
will bring existing and future clients a fresh perspective on how to address
the issues they are facing to assemble the best possible teams and strategies
for the future. We are delighted to have Scott as part of the team."

Estill holds an MBA from both the Columbia Business School and the London
Business School, a bachelor of arts degree from Gettysburg College, and
graduated from the INSTEP Economics Program at Cambridge University

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII) is the premier provider
of senior-level Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services, including
culture shaping, executive assessment, succession planning, board
effectiveness, leadership development and leadership strategy. For 60 years,
we have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through
our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick &
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