John Wallace is the president and chief executive officer of Caldwell Partners, one of the most experienced and fastest-growing executive search firms across the globe. He also serves on the firm’s board of directors.
A relentless results and client-focused leader, John draws on 20 years of successful executive search direction experience to drive exceptional results based on objective measures, market intelligence, strategic planning initiatives, and clear targets for growth. His ability to successfully build high functioning, client-centric teams has been a key driver in Caldwell’s exponential growth. Since becoming CEO in 2008, John has effected a strategic growth plan for the firm that has included launching operations in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, while quadrupling the firm’s annual revenue.
Prior to joining Caldwell Partners, John was president and chief executive officer of Highland Partners, the executive search division of Hudson Highland Group, the world’s largest combined executive search, specialty staffing, and related consulting services firm at the time.
Before entering the executive search industry in 1996, he held senior marketing and management positions in the telecommunications industry.
John holds an Honours BSc from the University of Waterloo.