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Heidrick & Struggles Names Financial Services Heads

Heidrick & Struggles International, an executive search firm, has named S. John Kim and Daniel Edwards as co-heads of the firm's global financial services practice. Kim is based in New York, and recently joined the firm. Edwards is based in Tokyo, and joined in 2001.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSII), the world's premier executive search and leadership consulting firm, has appointed S. John Kim and Daniel Edwards as Co-Heads of its Global Financial Services practice. Kim and Edwards will report to Chief Executive Officer L. Kevin Kelly.

Kim, based in New York, and Edwards, based in Tokyo, will jointly oversee the practice, which includes more than 100 consultants in ten diverse sectors across 29 offices. Previously, the practice was lead by London-based Partner Simon Hall. Hall will continue in his market-facing role and act as a senior advisor to the practice.

“John and Daniel are dynamic, client-focused search professionals who know financial services inside and out globally,” said Kelly. “Additionally, Daniel is the first global practice head based in Asia Pacific, representing the growing significance of this region to our firm. We are pleased to have them in this important leadership role.”

Kim recently joined Heidrick & Struggles from another global executive search firm where he was the Global Head of Capital Markets. He has more than 10 years of executive recruiting experience and has completed a number of senior-level searches across sales, marketing, structuring, origination, trading and research groups among all asset classes, including equities, corporate bonds, government and agency bonds, asset-backed instruments, mortgage backed securities, foreign exchange, commodity, derivatives, structured finance and futures products on behalf of financial institutions around the globe. Kim holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Columbia University.

Edwards has been with Heidrick & Struggles since 2001. Prior to that, he was with a London-based executive search firm. His search practice spans investment banking, private equity and both traditional and alternative asset management. In addition to this new role, Edwards also manages the Tokyo office. Prior to moving to Tokyo in 2007, Edwards oversaw the firm's New York – Wall Street office and served as Co-Head of the Hedge Fund sector within the Financial Services practice. Edwards holds a master's degree in modern languages from Oxford University.

About Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

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