San Francisco, California – March 4, 2010 – Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL.A) today announced that Kristin Hebert has joined the company as a Partner in its San Francisco office and will lead the company’s recruiting practice for senior legal talent.
Ms. Hebert has focused on the legal sector throughout her more than twenty years in the executive recruiting industry. Her practice includes recruiting senior legal and compliance talent for both established and emerging companies across many industries, including financial services, aerospace and defense, industrial, consumer products, retail, health care and life sciences. She also works with large national and prominent local and regional firms in their strategic hiring. Her search for senior legal talent includes such positions as chief legal officers and general counsel, chief privacy officers, chief compliance officers, ethics officers, inhouse lawyers at the senior level, as well as other executive positions where a legal background is considered an asset.
Ms. Hebert said, “I am extremely pleased to have joined The Caldwell Partners as Head of the Legal practice. The Caldwell Partners’ platform is well suited for my style of practice that emphasises effective, high quality executive search and it provides me the ability to be nimble and efficient on behalf of clients. As important to me personally, was the opportunity to join a firm led by John Wallace who had previously served as CEO of Highland Partners.”
Ms. Hebert previously was a Partner and a member of the Global Legal Practice of Heidrick & Struggles upon the public acquisition of Highland Partners in 2006. Ms. Hebert was Head of the Legal Practice of Highland Partners, a firm she joined in 2001 upon the acquisition of Kristin Hebert Associates, which she founded in 1993.
“Last year, we were successful in building a growing national organization across the United States to complement our Canadian operations and establish us as a truly North American executive search firm fully capable of serving a diverse base of domestic and international clients,” said John N. Wallace, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We now number some 30 partners, with half being in the United States and the other half in our Canadian offices,” Mr. Wallace continued. In 2010, we are continuing to expand, using our financial strength to act on opportunities to add proven, seasoned partners who offer us and our clients track records of success in identifying and recruiting the talent that their organizations require. Kristin Hebert is a great example of the calibre of partners that we are excited about being able to welcome to our company.”
Ms. Hebert joins Michael Ballenger and Carol Hartman in The Caldwell Partners’ San Francisco office, which the company established in 2009. Mr. Ballenger, who serves as Managing Partner of the San Francisco office, is a member of the company’s Life Sciences practice, specializing in searches for boards of directors and for chief executive officers, as well as officer-level recruiting in research, product development, and other business functions. Ms. Hartman, focuses her practice on search assignments for community and regional banking, asset management, private banking and wealth, compliance and retirement income.
About The Caldwell Partners
Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc., founded in 1970, provides humancapital services to its clients through its offices and partners in Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Calgary, Chicago, Toronto, Stamford, and New York City. The Caldwell Partners focuses, in particular, on recruiting “C-class” executives (chief executive, chief financial, chief information officers, as well as other senior executives). The Caldwell Partners takes pride in delivering unmatched depth of service and expertise to its clients, the calibre and experience of its staff, and the successful completion of its engagements. The Caldwell Partners founded and continues to promote the prestigious national awards programs recognizing Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year™ and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™, and advises and supports the Canada’s CFO of the Year Award™ program. In 2010, the Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year™ and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ programs are marking their respective 20th and 15th anniversaries.
The Caldwell Partners’ Class-A non-voting shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CWL.A). 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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