Caldwell Partners Adds Partner in Toronto

– Michael Gooley brings more than 10 years of search experience –

Toronto– January 8, 2013 – Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in the Technology, Telecomms & IT Services and Financial Services practices with the addition of Michael Gooley as a Partner.

“With more than a decade of experience in the executive search industry, Mike has built a reputation for placing senior-level finance, risk, compliance and technology professionals,” said Elan Pratzer, managing partner, Canada. “He will be a great complement to our team as we continue to drive a sector-specialised approach here in Canada.”

Mr. Gooley joins Caldwell Partners from Robert Half International, where he was regional vice president of the firm’s Financial Services Practice. During his tenure there he led the consulting and professional services divisions of Robert Half, including finance and accounting, technology, and RHI Executive Search. Consistently recognized as one of their top search professionals, he was a multiple Chairman’s and President’s Club award recipient.

Prior to joining the recruitment industry, Mike was a chief financial officer for a private company and held senior roles with subsidiaries of The Toronto-Dominion Bank and the Bank of Nova Scotia. He started his career with Price Waterhouse in assurance services. He has been an active member of the Seneca College, Accounting and Finance Advisory Committee since 2007 and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for many years.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts in management economics from the University of Guelph and holds his Chartered Accountant designation with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

“We continue to make targeted, strategic additions to our partner team where we can enhance our market presence and competitiveness,” said John N. Wallace, chief executive officer. “Mike’s reputation for success will serve to strengthen our already impressive group of partners here in Toronto.”

Based in the firm’s Toronto office, Mr. Gooley joins a team that includes Elan Pratzer, Avo Oudabachian, Chris Laubitz, Denise Tobin, Heather Ring, Jeff Freeborough and Kelly Blair.

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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