Heidrick & Struggles EVP steps down

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, announced late last week that K. Steven Blake, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary will leave the firm as of August 31, 2010 to pursue another opportunity.

“Steve has been an asset to Heidrick & Struggles and will be missed by people across the organization,” said L. Kevin Kelly, chief executive officer. “He has made a positive impact on the way our company functions and we thank him for his service to the Company and wish him all the best as his time with us ends.”

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Previously, Mr. Blake, who joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2005, was general counsel of Aquion Partners, LP from 2001 to 2005 and from 1998 to 2001, he was associate general counsel for General Electric Capital Corporation. Upon Mr. Blake’s departure, Stephen W. Beard, Deputy General Counsel, will assume the role of interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary until the Company has named a permanent replacement.

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