updated 11/16/2010 2:17:04 PM ET 2010-11-16T19:17:04

CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII), the leadership advisory firm providing executive search and leadership consulting services worldwide, today announced that Todd Taylor has joined the firm as Partner in the Financial Services Practice. Todd will be based in the Heidrick & Struggles New York office and will focus primarily on serving clients in the wealth management sector.

Most recently, Todd served as co-founder and managing partner of a startup Hedge Fund of Funds advisory firm. Immediately prior he spent 22 years with Morgan Stanley in roles of increasing responsibility including leading the firm's High Net Worth business. Todd served on the Individual Investor Group's Management Committee and was a member of the Global Wealth Management's Operating Committee from 2000 to 2008. For much of his time at Morgan Stanley, including his latter experience, Todd's responsibility included oversight of the Field Talent Management division which included national recruiting. 

"Todd's unique blend of seasoned industry experience, strategy formulation and proven management acumen will enable him to serve our current and future clients exceptionally well and to make significant contributions to the firm overall," said Tim Holt, co-managing partner of the Americas Financial Services Practice and of the Firm's Northeast Region. "We are delighted to have someone of Todd's caliber on our team which advances our firm's unique leadership advisory strategy."

Todd holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSII) is the leadership advisory firm providing senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, including succession planning, executive assessment and development, talent retention management, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting. For almost 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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