Caldwell Partners Strengthens Consumer, Retail & eCommerce Sector with Addition of Consumer Specialist with Added Functional Expertise

Toronto– April 19, 2017 – Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities with the addition of Kathy Ventura as a partner in the firm’s consumer, e-commerce & retail, and marketing & communications practices, based in the firm’s Stamford office.

Ms. Ventura recruits senior executives in all areas of consumer products and services, including consumer technologies, automotive, lifestyle brands and consumer financial services. She also specializes in corporate reputation leadership roles, including communications, public affairs and corporate marketing. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, private equity and other alternative asset firms, and their portfolio companies. Ms. Ventura’s work also encompasses diversity and inclusion initiatives for her clients.

“Kathy’s expertise in the consumer products and services space as well as corporate reputation leadership roles across all industries is a real asset to our practice and our clients,” said Jeff Lemming, managing partner of Caldwell’s consumer, e-commerce & retail Practice. “With a nearly 20-year track record of success in recruiting senior executives, she’s a fantastic addition to our team and we are extremely pleased to have her here at Caldwell.”

Ms. Ventura started her career at Russell Reynolds Associates, where she led the firm’s Corporate Communications Practice. Prior to joining the firm, she was a member of the Procter & Gamble team at Grey Advertising.

“Kathy is an important addition to our team, bolstering our strength and capabilities in two important areas,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “We continue to aggressively seek experienced, content-driven professionals who strengthen our ability to serve our clients in a comprehensive and seamless fashion. Kathy will be accretive to that ongoing commitment and strategy.”

Ms. Ventura graduated from Mount Holyoke College, cum laude, with a BA in art.

Based in the firm’s Stamford office, Ms. Ventura joins Peter Reed, leader of the firm’s Insurance Practice, Glenn Buggy, leader of the Legal, Risk and Regulatory Oversight Practice, Michael DeCosta, leader of the Professional Services Practice, Matt Comyns, leader of the Cyber Security Practice, and Shawn Banerji, leader of the Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice.

About Caldwell Partners

Caldwell Partners is a leading international provider of executive search and has been for more than 45 years. As one of the world’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, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the firm takes pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to its clients.

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For further information, please contact:

Caroline Lomot
Caldwell Partners
+1 516 830 3535

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