Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Australian Search Firm

Boutique Australian search firm Scrambler MacGregor has been acquired by Heidrick & Struggles. News of the acquisition was made public today. No price was announced.

The five-person retained search firm serves the financial services industry. The principals, David Scambler and Craig Williams join Heidrick & Struggles as partners. The firm will continue to be based in Sydney.

In the announcement Steve Mullinjer, Heidrick & Struggles’ regional leader of Asia Pacific and the Middle East, says, “This is a new chapter of growth for our Australian operations. Since launching our financial services practice in 1989, Australia has been one of the largest markets for Heidrick & Struggles globally.”

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Scrambler MacGregor was founded in 2005, and works in corporate and institutional banking, insurance, asset management and wealth management sectors throughout Australia.

Heidrick & Struggles has more than a dozen offices across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, including offices in Sydney and Melbourne.

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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