NEW YORK CITY and CHICAGO, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, adds Lisa Baird to its Leadership Consulting practice.
Baird will be based in the firm's New York City office, working within both the Financial Services and Leadership Consulting practices.
"With her deep and diverse experience, Lisa will be an important addition to our Leadership Consulting business as a trusted, strategic advisor to our clients," Carolyn Vavrek, Regional Managing Partner, Leadership Consulting Heidrick & Struggles.
Baird joins Heidrick & Struggles from Taconic Capital Advisors, where she was the Chief Human Resources Officer. She has more than 20 years of diverse consulting and management experience in financial services, human capital, talent management, executive recruiting and strategy. Baird also worked with two prominent global executive search firms serving the global investment industry, and led strategic planning and market research for Fidelity Investments.
"Lisa's unique expertise—spanning executive search, management consulting and the investment sector—positions her well to advise our Financial Services clients on their complete talent and leadership needs," said Dan Ryan, Partner in Charge of the New York office and Regional Managing Partner for the Financial Services Practice - Heidrick & Struggles.
Earlier in her career Baird served as an engagement manager for McKinsey & Co. and also in real estate investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Baird earned her bachelor's degree in public policy from Princeton University, and then received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She also serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and is an investment committee director for United Cerebral Palsy of New York City Foundation.
About Heidrick & Struggles:
Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as the premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 60 years ago. Today, the firm serves as a trusted advisor, providing integrated leadership solutions and helping its clients change the world, one leadership team at a time. www.heidrick.com.
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