Caldwell Partners Adds Investor Relations and Communications Expert

-Smooch Repovich Reynolds brings nearly 30 years of industry and executive search experience-

Toronto– November 3, 2011 – Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in the Financial Services Sector with the addition of Smooch Repovich Reynolds as a Partner and Leader of the firm’s Investor Relations and Communications Practice.

“Smooch has built a reputation for credibility, honesty and integrity in her nearly 30-year career in executive search and the investor relations and communications industries,” said John N. Wallace, chief executive officer. “Her track record of excellence, and focus on trusting and sustainable client relationships with C-suite executives throughout North America makes her a perfect fit for our team of seasoned executive search professionals.”

“The addition of Smooch Repovich Reynolds to our team is a real game-changer,” said Paul Heller, leader of the firm’s Financial Services Practice. “The depth and breadth she will add to our service offerings will enable us to serve our clients in a more effective manner across the C-suite.”

Ms. Reynolds most recently served as the senior vice president of communications at the Irvine Company, where she was responsible for redefining the communications function. Previously, she served as the founder and CEO of The Repovich-Reynolds Group, a retained executive search and management consulting firm specializing in the communications, investor relations and marketing functions. Ms Reynolds’ clients spanned a broad range of industries and included companies ranging from pre-IPO start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations; academic institutions and universities; and non-profit and industry associations.

Prior to joining the executive search industry, Ms. Reynolds had a successful career in public relations and communications that included tenure as a chief of staff at Hill and Knowlton, Inc, and a senior level position with United Cable Television (subsequently acquired by Comcast).

Ms. Reynolds was also the creator, producer and host of “Navigating Your Career,” a live, call-in radio show on Phoenix’s largest all-talk radio station in the late 1990’s. She also is author of the book, Be Hunted! 12 Secrets to Getting on the Headhunter’s Radar Screen, and is a contributing author to the book, Navigating Your Career, in which she wrote the chapter, “How to Take Charge When a Headhunter Calls,” both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Ms. Reynolds holds a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She serves on the board of City Club on Bunker Hill, is the former chair of the board and 10-year board member for the American Cancer Society in Los Angeles and is the former chair of the board and 12-year board member for the Westridge School for Girls, also in Los Angeles.

Based in Caldwell Partners’ Los Angeles office, Ms. Reynolds joins an LA-based team that includes Darin DeWitt, leader of the firm’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice and Neal Maslan, prominent life sciences and healthcare search industry veteran.

About Caldwell Partners

Caldwell Partners is one of North America’s premier providers of executive search and has been for more than 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 across North America, 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 for further information.

For further information, please contact:
Caroline Lomot
Caldwell Partners
+1 516 830 3535

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