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Heidrick & Struggles appoints partner in New York

 Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Lisa Baird as a partner in New York.


Baird will be based in the firm's New York City office, working within both the financial services and leadership consulting practices.


Carolyn Vavrek, regional managing partner of leadership consulting at Heidrick & Struggles, said, "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.”


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.


Dan Ryan, partner in charge of the New York office and regional managing partner for the financial services practice at Heidrick & Struggles, commented, "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.”


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.

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