Heidrick & Struggles International, the executive search and leadership consulting firm, today announced new Regional Managing Partners to run its Leadership Consulting business in the firm's Asia Pacific and Americas geographic regions.

Heidrick & Struggles names heads for leadership consulting business in Asia Pacific, Americas

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.”

Langton joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2007 from an international leadership consultancy where he was Director, Leading Initiatives Worldwide. Prior to that, with a foundation as an executive search professional, he established regional practices in Leadership Consulting at A.T. Kearney and TMP. His experience includes the global evaluation and development of senior executives and structuring of top management teams for investment and retail banks, consumer goods, telecommunications, insurance and major retail businesses. He has consulted across a broad range of disciplines including leadership, succession planning, organizational design and talent management. He is based in Sydney.

Since joining Heidrick & Struggles in 2000, Miles has specialized in succession planning and executive assessment projects. He focuses on CEO succession and has partnered with boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies and organizations around the world — across all industry sectors — to help ensure smooth leadership transitions. He also conducts M&A; talent assessment and integration projects and senior-level executive coaching assignments. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles Miles held various positions with Andersen Consulting.

Miles is co-author of “Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO” (Stanford University Press, 2006) and co-editor of “Leaders Talk Leadership” (Oxford University Press, 2002). His articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review and other publications. He is based in Atlanta.read more