Toronto– March 18, 2013 – Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) announced today that it has named Chris Beck chief financial officer, reporting directly to CEO John Wallace.
“With more than 20 years of experience in finance, 7 of which were spent in the executive search industry, Chris’ successful track record of leading and managing financial and accounting operations will be of enormous benefit to us,” said John N. Wallace, chief executive officer. “Chris will be an impactful member of our leadership team for the next phase of our growth, expanding on the breadth and depth of our overall market presence and competiveness. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to focus on our primary objectives: providing the highest quality service to our clients and creating value for our shareholders.”
Mr. Beck commented: “Engaging an executive search firm is one of the most valuable investments a company can make, as the right executive will drive the vision, strategy, and culture of the organization. What makes Caldwell such an exciting story to me personally is the caliber of its search teams—their experience and teamwork certainly, but more important is the passion they have for their role in helping their clients become better organizations.
He continued: “I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues in pushing for continued growth and profitability, and in fostering the same passion internally that we bring to our external clients.”
Mr. Beck joins Caldwell Partners from BirdDog, a transportation services company focused on providing solutions to both shippers and motor carriers, where he served as chief financial officer. With more than 220 employees, BirdDog was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies for five consecutive years as well as Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list for four of the last five years. Previously, he served as chief financial officer at Highland Partners, a $60M division of the public company Hudson Highland Group.
Prior to Highland Partners, Mr. Beck held various roles culminating in chief financial officer at Alper Ink Group, a $170M private equity funded company where he participated in their acquisition activity, closing seven acquisitions in a four year time span.
Mr. Beck is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and started his finance and accounting career with Deloitte in New York. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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 www.caldwell.com for further information.
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