Hospitality & consumer brand expert joins Heidrick & Struggles as partner
He will be based in Minneapolis.
Cork joins Heidrick & Struggles after several years filling positions within the packaged goods and retail sectors at a global executive search firm. He brings with him deep industry experience and more than 20 years of packaged goods, brand and marketing search experience.
Cork began his career as a marketer in 1990 at Procter & Gamble where he served as the Assistant Brand Manager. Following his time at P&G he took on roles of increasing responsibility at companies with strong, well-known brands. Cork served as Brand Manager for H.J. Heinz, Marketing Director at General Mills/Pillsbury and Vice President of Brand Management at American Express Financial Advisors.
"Alan brings a sophisticated depth of industry knowledge to Heidrick. His collaborative leadership style and experience in advising some of the most renowned global brands will provide a keen focus to our clients," said Guy Cote, Regional Managing Partner, Consumer Practice - Heidrick & Struggles.
Cork received his Bachelor of Arts in German and economics, with honors, from theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds a Master of Business Administration, in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago.