Caldwell Partners Appoints Michael DeCosta to Lead Newly Created Professional Services Practice

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Retained executive search firm Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL) has appointed Stamford-based Partner Michael DeCosta to lead its new Professional Services Practice, the firm announced today.

"Mike is an outstanding search professional with proven business and people skills," said John Wallace, chief executive officer. "He has a wealth of experience and industry knowledge, and has been a leader in the marketplace since he joined us in 2012. He has earned the respect and trust of his clients and colleagues and is an important addition to our leader team."

With nearly twenty years of experience in executive search, Mr. DeCosta focuses on recruiting senior-level executives for consulting, accounting and law firms. He is frequently asked to speak about professional services and legal career management at prominent industry conferences, and has written and contributed to numerous professional services publications.

"I am delighted to be leading Caldwell Partners' Professional Services Practice," said DeCosta. "The strength of our platform and the quality of our team enables us to provide our clients with the highest level of service." 

Prior to joining Caldwell Partners, Mr. DeCosta was a senior client partner in both the Legal Specialty Practice and Services Sector at Korn/Ferry International. Previously, he served as senior recruiting manager for Deloitte, where he helped launch a highly successful senior-level recruiting group focused on attracting partners and directors into the firm's global leadership team.

He began his career in the emergency medical services industry, where he served as director of marketing for one of the largest ambulance service providers in the U.S.  He earned his master's in American studies with a concentration in labor history from Fairfield University, graduating summa cum laude, and holds a bachelor's in political science from Marist College.

About Caldwell Partners

Caldwell Partners is a leading international provider of executive search and has been for more than 40 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, Latin America and in London, 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.

Image with caption: "Michael DeCosta, leader of Caldwell Partners' new Professional Services Practice. (CNW Group/The Caldwell Partners International Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151216_C8405_PHOTO_EN_565720.jpg

For further information: Investors & Analysts: Chris Beck, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, The Caldwell Partners International, cbeck@caldwellpartners.com, +1.617.934.1843; Media: Caroline Lomot, Director of Marketing, The Caldwell Partners International, clomot@caldwellpartners.com, +1.516.830.3535


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