CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services worldwide, today announced that Gregory Konstans has joined the firm as Partner within the Financial Services Practice. He is based in the Dallas office. Konstans is a 16-year veteran of the executive search industry, and his portfolio of experience includes working at two global search firms prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles. He has completed more than 250 global assignments primarily in the Financial Services sector, leveraging his experience in North and South America, Europe and Asia. "In today's global marketplace, it's critical that we understand how to guide clients on finding the right leadership and secure talent that can effectively lead among different cultures. Greg's global experience is a tremendous asset to accomplish this important task for our clients," said Jory Marino, Vice Chairman and Regional Leader – Americas. "Furthermore, Greg is not only a proven leader with clients, but also, with fellow colleagues. He has a passion for collaboration and teamwork, and is a welcome addition to our dynamic global team." "The Financial Services industry is in the midst of a talent evolution and we are seeing great opportunity for people who possess the critical business skills needed to succeed alongside innovation and creativity," said David Boehmer, Regional Managing Partner of the Americas' Financial Services Practice. "Greg began his career at one of the Big Four – and understands the sector intimately – it's in his blood. His leadership will help clients think outside the box to secure talent that will not only possess the necessary technical skills to perform, but reward innovative ideas and ultimately, help to revolutionize the business." Konstans began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior accountant covering the financial services sector and is a certified CPA. He graduated from Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business. In addition, Konstans has been active in professional and non-profit organizations including Junior Achievement and Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas where he served as a board member. He also served as a board member of his church.