Michelle Bonoan Joins Heidrick & Struggles as Partner

Michelle Bonoan Joins Heidrick & Struggles as Partner

CHICAGO, April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles
International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of Executive Search
and Leadership Consulting services worldwide, today announced that Michelle
Bonoan has joined the firm as Partner within the Education & Social Enterprise
Practice. She will be based in the Los Angeles office.

Most recently, Bonoan was Managing Director with an executive search firm in
Los Angeles. With more than 15 years of executive search experience, she has
led searches across a broad range of clients in education such as: private
universities, small liberal arts colleges, and independent schools. She has
also worked to place top leaders within social services, the arts and culture
sector, environmental and health-related fields.

Bonoan began her search career with a boutique Los Angeles firm where she
established the firm's education and non-profit practice exclusively serving
clients, and ultimately becoming Vice President and Practice Leader. Prior to
her career in executive search, she managed training programs for a Fortune
500 manufacturing company and also held positions in sales and marketing with
a petroleum equipment distributor.

"The complexity of the challenges facing leaders of education, cultural and
social services institutions remain daunting and persistent. Over most of her
search career, Michelle has been highly active in these sectors, gaining deep
understanding of the competencies and mission-orientation so critical for
leadership success," said Joe Haberman, Global Practice Managing Partner,
Education & Social Enterprise. "Our clients expect Heidrick & Struggles to
appreciate their challenges and how they translate into a leadership
prescription effectively tailored to their needs. Because Michelle knows this
so well, she's a terrific addition to a practice team known for its expertise
and counsel oriented to client success in meeting mission objectives and
goals."

"Heidrick & Struggles is about helping clients build great leadership teams,
and it's no different for building our own teams internally. Our work in
Education and Social Enterprise is an important component of our overall
strategy to serve Higher Education, Associations, and Philanthropic
Organizations across many sectors. We are focused on growth and Michelle is a
great addition to our global team," said Jory Marino, Vice Chairman and
Regional Leader – Americas.

Bonoan holds a BBA in Management from California State University, Northridge.
In her personal life she leverages her career expertise to aid those less
fortunate. She has channeled this passion into her role as a board member for
an internationally focused non-profit organization bringing much needed
financial and educational resources to underserved student populations in
Southeast Asia.

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 &
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 www.heidrick.com.

CONTACT: Jennifer Nelson
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