This career headhunter has made some big placements for CEO, COO, director, and other executive spots. To name a few: Sheryl Sandberg to the board of Starbucks, Jim Steele as
president of Salesforce.com, and Kevin Johnson as CEO of Juniper Networks. Before he took on the job of assisting companies with CEO succession, he led the firm's global software
practice. The University of Arizona alumni joined Heidrick in 1997 after a year- and-a-half stint as an associate at Spencer Stuart.
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