History

Founded in 1970 by C. Douglas Caldwell, Caldwell Partners has evolved into the only Canadian-owned top-20 global executive search firm. As one of the top 10 firms in North America, we now have offices and partners in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Canada’s first retained executive search firm, Caldwell Partners was also the first executive search firm to become a public company in 1989 (TSX: CWL).

We have built our reputation through our team’s success in executing searches for boards, all levels of general management, and selected functional experts.

Our search teams are successful in working across a broad range of sectors, from early stage privately-funded firms and foundations, to global organizations, institutions and all levels of government. We also provide executive assessment, onboarding counseling, mentoring and succession planning as required.

We have founded and continue to promote prestigious award programs, including Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year™ and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™.

With offices across North America and in Europe, we are able to give our clients market coverage and access to talent across the globe. This allows us to serve our clients in a much more integrated way, with a seamless global team of professionals who have a sharp focus on excellent client service and quality execution.

Our global network, time-proven search process and broad sector and regional expertise provide the infrastructure necessary to recruit and develop world-class leadership teams.