DHR appoints Connors as MD, Strategic Initiatives, Advisory Practice Group Leader

August 21, 2014

CHICAGO (Aug. 21, 2014) – Shannon Connors has joined DHR International as the managing director of strategic initiatives and is a member of the Business & Professional Services Practice Group, leading the Advisory Practice Group. She brings 25 years of management consulting and executive recruiting to DHR.

As the managing director of strategic initiatives, Connors will collaborate with Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR, on the development and implementation of a variety of projects as the firm continues on its global growth trajectory.

Connors will also be a member of the Business & Professional Services Practice Group, leading the Advisory Practice Group and focusing on the recruitment of strategy, operations and human resources consultants.

“In our 25th year, we recognize the importance of having a position strongly focused on the strategic growth and direction of the firm to provide the best level of service to our clients,” said Hoffmann. “Shannon’s reputation and experience in both consulting advisory and executive search give her a unique perspective to help us propel DHR well into the future.”

In 2004, Connors joined Heidrick & Struggles. As a partner, Connors was a core member of the firm's global Technology & Services Practice and led the Consulting & Advisory Services Practice. Prior to joining Heidrick, Connors was a management consultant for Ernst & Young and CapGemini Consulting, where she was the Dallas Office People Leader with more than 500 employees. She assisted with major client operational audits and business transformation projects, including business and HR strategy, organizational alignment and large system implementations.

Connors holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a Bachelor of Elective Studies in Marketing from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She was appointed to The University of Texas Business Leader & Advisory Board for The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), College of Business Administration.

For 25 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe. DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International, visit www.dhrinternational.com.