Rodes M. Cole

Rodes M. Cole

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About Rodes

Rodes Cole is a partner in the Atlanta office and a member of the Financial Services, Insurance and Professional Services practices. He focuses on recruiting senior executives for searches in the areas of insurance, financial services and retail, as well as executives for key positions in private family foundations.

With an ingrained belief in the importance of relationships and process, Rodes has built a reputation as a trusted advisor. He learned this belief from his grandfather, who owned a paint store and would tell him that “everyone sells the same paint; it’s the service that distinguishes one from another.”


Rodes joined Caldwell from Parker Executive Search, where he was a member of the corporate practice. He was previously a client partner in the Professional and IT Services Practice at Korn/Ferry International. He began his career with the DeKalb/Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.


Rodes graduated from Emory University with a bachelor’s degree in history.

More About Rodes

Rodes currently serves on the Emory University board of visitors and is a member of the executive committee. In addition, he is a member of the Georgia Group, and is also an active member of the McCallie School Atlanta Alumni Association and a previous member of the school’s Honor Scholars Committee. In the past, he has been involved with the American Cancer Society and the Marcus Autism Center. In 1997, he was recognized by Georgia Trend magazine as one of their “40 under 40,” which features the most influential emerging professionals in the state.

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