Caldwell Partners Adds Partner in Calgary

Sean McLean brings more than 15 years of search and leadership experience

Toronto–May 9, 2013 – Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities, particularly in the oil and gas industry, with the addition of Sean McLean as a Partner in the firm’s Calgary office.

“With more than 15 years of experience in executive search, strategy and operations, Sean understands the impact that the right executive can have on a company,” said Les Gombik, managing partner, Calgary. “His reputation for exceptional execution in executive search precedes him.”

Mr. McLean has successfully executed more than 200 searches, garnering praise for his ability to match the right candidate’s style, experience and competencies to the specifications of the role and the client’s culture.

Mr. McLean commented: “I have long respected Caldwell Partners for both its 40-year track record of success and reputation for excellence. I am honored to be joining the team, and look forward to expanding the firm’s breadth and depth of experience in the Western Canadian marketplace.”

Mr. McLean joins Caldwell Partners from Conroy Ross Partners Ltd, where he led the Executive Search Practice in Calgary, Edmonton and Regina. Before joining the executive search industry, he enjoyed a nine-year career as an award-winning educator, international consultant and senior executive in the non-profit and professional services sectors.

Mr. McLean holds a master’s in educational technology, and earned a bachelor of science from Saint Francis Xavier University, where he was an Academic All-Canadian member of the 1993 CIS National Champion Basketball Team. A third-generation Calgarian, he is active in the community as an independent school board member, Junior Achievement volunteer, United Way Leadership Giving participant and former board member of Calgary Science School, Calgary Learning Centre and Basketball Alberta.

“We continue to make targeted, strategic additions to our partner team where we can enhance our market presence and competitiveness,” said Elan Pratzer, managing partner, Canada.  “Sean’s expertise in the oil and gas industry will further strengthen our industrial products and services industry team, and his natural leadership ability, energy and enthusiasm make him a great fit for our impressive team of partners in Western Canada.”

Based in the firm’s Calgary office, Mr. McLean joins a team in Western Canada that includes Les Gombik, Drew Railton and Harry Parslow.

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 and Hong Kong, 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
+1 416 934 2239

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