John Wallace

John Wallace

  • Chief Executive Officer
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About John

John Wallace is the chief executive officer of Caldwell Partners International. In his 13-year tenure, John has led a ten-fold increase in the firm’s annual revenues, while transforming Caldwell from a regional executive search firm into a global talent acquisition firm, combining outcome-oriented service with innovative technology to deliver talent at all levels.

A forward-thinking and strategic leader, John has extensive experience building high functioning, client-centric teams and driving exceptional results based on market intelligence, strategic planning initiatives, and clear targets for growth.

John is a committed supporter of diversity, equity and inclusion, and has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge and partnered with the Blacknorth Initiative.


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.

More About John

In addition to serving on Caldwell’s board of directors since 2008, John is currently a member of the Selection Board of “A Seat at the Table,” an initiative, under the auspices of the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons, advocating for greater board representation of physically disabled Canadians.

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