Toronto– September 8, 2010 – Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced the appointment of two new partners in the firm’s New York City and Vancouver offices. Angelica Mirza is joining the Vancouver office as a partner, and Jerry McGrath is joining the New York City office as a partner and member of the human resources and financial services practices.
“With more than two decades of both corporate and executive search experience, Jerry McGrath is a proven leader in the HR recruitment space,” said Gerry Cameron, managing partner of The Caldwell Partners’ New York office. “He will be a key player as we build out our Human Resources Practice, and we are fortunate to have an executive of his calibre joining our New York office.”
Prior to joining The Caldwell Partners, Mr. McGrath had been a senior client partner at Korn/Ferry International, where he served as the client relationship manager for a number of the firm’s large global clients, leading executive searches across multiple functions and industries in the Americas and in Europe.
He previously held positions with UBS in the United States and Europe, serving as global head of recruiting and development for the investment bank, based in London, England, and also as the head of human resources for investment banking in the Americas. He joined UBS from Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was head of human resources for investment banking. Prior to this role, he was head of global recruiting as well as vice president of human resources of the U.S. region for MasterCard International. Before this, he was with Deloitte and Touche, where he was manager of HR planning and development.
Mr. McGrath began his corporate career with GTE Corporation, a predecessor firm to Verizon. He spent 10 years in progressive human resources roles culminating with the role of director of executive placement. He holds a master’s in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s in political science from West Virginia University.
Ms. Mirza has nearly ten years of experience recruiting chief executive officers, vice presidents, executive directors, managers and board directors across Europe for global and multinational organizations. Prior to joining The Caldwell Partners, she was a partner in the Milan office of Amrop.
Ms. Mirza has been a keynote speaker at various conferences, and has written articles for numerous publications, including Canadian HR Reporter, Search Consult and HBA Euro Voice. She has a BA in sociology from University of Calgary, and an MA ED from Boston University, Framingham.
“Angelica Mirza’s strong global background and reputation for providing high quality service is a perfect fit for us,” said Drew Railton, managing partner of The Caldwell Partners’ Vancouver office. “Her proven ability to deliver outstanding leadership talent to her pan-European clients will serve us well as we continue to grow our presence in Vancouver.”
“By making strategic hires such as Ms. Mirza and Mr. McGrath, we are continuing to advance our strategy of geographic and functional/sector expansion to better serve the broad needs of our clients,” said John N. Wallace, chief executive officer. “We have a core of excellent professionals and are well-positioned to serve our clients’ growing executive recruitment needs.”
The Caldwell Partners began its fiscal 2009 year with 13 partners in Canada and no operations or partners in the United States. The company now has 32 partners, 19 of whom are located in seven cities in the United States.
About The Caldwell Partners
The Caldwell Partners International is one of North America’s premier providers of executive search and has been for 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 in Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Calgary, Chicago, Atlanta, Toronto, Stamford, New York City, and a strategic presence in London, 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.
Forward-looking statements in this document are based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results might differ materially due to various factors such as the competitive nature of the executive search industry, the ability of the company to execute its growth strategies, the performance of the Canadian domestic and international economies, and the company’s ability to retain key personnel. The Caldwell Partners assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.
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