Caldwell Partners Appoints John Blank as Co-Leader of Life Sciences Healthcare Practice

TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Retained executive search firm Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL) today announced the appointment of Nashville-based Partner John Blank as co-leader of the firm's Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice, joining Darin DeWitt at the helm of the practice.

"John is a thoughtful, results-oriented executive search consultant," said Darin DeWitt, co-leader of Caldwell Partners' Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice. "He has built a reputation for tireless commitment to client service and superior execution, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to build out our practice."

Mr. Blank specializes in recruiting board directors, CEOs and senior executives for private equity-backed high-growth healthcare, healthcare technology, managed care and provider service portfolio companies. He has partnered with some of the nation's most prominent private equity firms and their deal teams through all stages of the investment lifecycle, consulting from deal sourcing to management team assessment and recruitment, both pre- and post-deal.

Prior to joining Caldwell Partners, Mr. Blank held positions of increasing responsibility at several boutique executive search firms, including running the healthcare practice at DHR International. Before joining the executive search industry, he was the director of recruitment for Vanguard Health Systems and worked for a small regional CPA firm.

"With nearly two decades of executive search experience, John brings real perspective on our market, the importance of impeccable client service, and our strategic direction and growth plan," said John Wallace, chief executive officer. "He and Darin are the right team to work together to drive our Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice forward, with the goal of making it the pre-eminent team in the healthcare and life sciences industry."

Mr. Blank is a frequent speaker and contributor on the issue of corporate boards and governance. He is also a frequent speaker of the ever-changing healthcare reform and the impact on the companies he represents.

About Caldwell Partners

Caldwell Partners is the leading international boutique provider of executive search. As one of the world's most trusted advisors in executive search, the firm has a sterling reputation built on more than 45 years of 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.

The Caldwell Partners' Common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CWL). Please visit our website at www.caldwellpartners.com for further information.

SOURCE The Caldwell Partners International Inc.

For further information: Caroline Lomot, Caldwell Partners, clomot@caldwellpartners.com, +1 516 830 3535


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