CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the premier provider of Executive Search and Leadership Consulting services worldwide, today announced that Brad Berke has been named Global Practice Managing Partner leading the Supply Chain & Operations Practice, effective immediately. Previously, Berke led the North America Supply Chain & Operations practice for Heidrick & Struggles. Berke joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2008. "Brad is a proven leader and an outstanding search professional who is both global in outlook and experience," said Valerie Germain, Managing Partner, Global Head Functional Practices. "How companies approach and manage their global supply chain operations is different today than it was even five years ago. Many of our clients are looking for new types of supply chain leaders, and even redefining what constitutes 'supply chain.' Brad will be focused on ensuring we remain at the front edge of these advancements," said Germain. Prior to Heidrick & Struggles, Berke was Executive Vice President & Equity Partner with a top 20 generalist boutique executive search firm. He began his search career with a prominent consulting firm, where he spent nine years as a primary member of their consumer, industrial and global operations and supply chain management practices. Chicago based, Berke earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Drake University and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. Berke is also an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., (Nasdaq:HSII) is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. 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 .
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