Apr 12, 2007

Heidrick & Struggles establishing non-search practices

Consultant News tells us that :

"Stephen Langton has been appointed Regional Managing Partner - Asia Pacific and Stephen Miles will head the Americas' regional Leadership Consulting business.

'Leadership Consulting is a critical element of our go-to-market strategy,' said Heidrick & Struggles Chief Executive Officer Kevin Kelly. 'In recent years we have worked to build out and globalize this business. Placing these talented leaders to run Leadership Consulting in Asia Pacific and the Americas further enhances our ability to present a stronger offering to our clients around the world.'"

The whole issue for firms like Heidrick & Struggles as they strive to establish practices that are non-search related is to not let conflict of interest between the search business and the newer practices come in. The whole "succession planning" approach will give it a huge insight into the talent of a client, but can it resist itself from pushing it's much more lucrative search business there?