Michael DeCosta brings more than 15 years of industry and executive
TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Retained executive search firm The
Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced a major
enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in professional services
with the addition of Michael DeCosta as a Partner in the firm's
Professional Services and Legal practices.
"Michael is an outstanding addition to Caldwell Partners," said Jim
Bethmann, co-leader of Caldwell Partners' TMT/IT & Professional
Services Sector. "His track record of work in the professional services
space is impeccable and, more importantly, his tenacious and persistent
nature where execution and client service are concerned will make him
an excellent fit for our team."
"Caldwell Partners continues to make targeted, strategic additions to
our Partner team," said John N. Wallace, chief executive officer. "With
more than 15 years of experience in executive recruitment for
management and IT consulting, accounting and law firms, Michael
strengthens our team in previously underserved areas."
Mr. DeCosta joined the firm from Korn/Ferry International, where he was
a senior client partner in both the Legal Specialty Practice and
Services Sector. Previously, he served as senior recruiting manager for
Deloitte & Touche, where he helped launch a highly successful
senior-level recruiting group focused on attracting partners and
directors into the firm's global leadership team. In addition, he
recruited across several industry sectors, including healthcare,
financial services, technology, and energy and public sector, which he
led for all of North America. Mr. DeCosta 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
He has written and contributed to numerous white papers on professional
services and legal career management and has spoken on several panels
at a variety of industry conferences. Presently, he authors a career
column for a legal industry newsletter, Marketing The Law Firm, and
serves on its board of editors. He has also served on several community
boards, including the local Tax District and the Charter Revision
Mr. DeCosta earned his master's degree in American studies with a
concentration in labor history from Fairfield University, graduating
summa cum laude, and holds a bachelor's degree in political science
from Marist College.
Based in Caldwell Partners' Stamford office, Mr. DeCosta joins a team
that includes Peter Reed, an industry-leading insurance recruiter and
Jodie Emery, a prominent private equity and life sciences/healthcare
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, 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.
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