Caldwell Partners Adds Investment Banking Expert

- Constance Kassouf brings more than 25 years of industry and executive search experience -

Toronto– March 13, 2012 – Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in the Financial Services Sector with the addition of Constance Kassouf as a Partner.

“With more than 25 years of experience in financial services – both as an investment banker and as a search consultant – Constance has developed a high level of credibility in the market,” said Paul Heller, leader of the firm’s Financial Services Practice. “She will be a great complement to our team as we continue building a leading investment banking and alternative investments executive search consulting practice.”

Ms. Kassouf joins Caldwell Partners from Kassouf Partners, a boutique firm she founded in 2010. She was previously a partner at CTPartners, where she was a leader in the Investment Banking and Private Equity Practice, as well as a member of the Operating Committee. Prior to CT Partners, she was a senior partner at Heidrick & Struggles and Westwood Partners. She began her career with investment banking roles at Drexel Burnham Lambert as an analyst. After earning an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, she continued her investment banking career at Chemical Bank, now JPM and Credit Suisse.

“We continue to make targeted, strategic additions to our partner team where we can enhance our market presence and competitiveness,” said John N. Wallace, chief executive officer. “Constance’s long-standing reputation for success in the investment banking and private equity communities will serve to strengthen our already impressive group of partners focused on the financial services industry.”

Based in the firm’s New York office, Ms. Kassouf joins a team that includes financial services recruiters Paul Heller, Richard Stein, Michael Martinolich, Paul Medaglia, Scott Bilby and Gerry Cameron; financial services and consumer/retail recruiter Marnie McBryde, human resources recruiter Jerry McGrath and Sean Scanlon, a prominent media and entertainment recruiter.

About Caldwell Partners
Caldwell Partners is one of North America’s premier providers of executive search and has been for more than 40 years. As one of the region’s most trusted advisors in executive search, the firm has a sterling reputation built on successful searches for boards, chief and senior executives, and selected functional experts.

With offices and partners across North America, and a strategic presence in London and Hong Kong, the firm takes pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to its clients.

The Caldwell Partners’ Common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CWL). Please visit our website at www.caldwellpartners.com for further information.

For further information, please contact:
Caroline Lomot
Caldwell Partners
clomot@caldwellpartners.com
+1 516 830 3535