TORONTO, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - 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
"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
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.caldwellpartners.com for further information.
SOURCE: The Caldwell Partners International Inc.
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