Caldwell Partners Adds Technology, IT and Professional Services Partner in Atlanta

Rodes Cole brings nearly 20 years of executive search experience

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced that Rodes Cole has joined the firm as a Partner in the Technology, IT and Professional Services practices, focusing on recruiting executives for searches in a broad range of industries.


"Rodes' approach to client service and quality search execution is consistent with Caldwell Partners' values and the way we develop relationships with our clients," said Jim Bethmann, co-leader of the firm's Technology, Telecoms & IT Services Practice. "It is this commitment to his clients that makes him a wonderful complement to the Caldwell Partners team."

Mr. Cole joins Caldwell Partners from Parker Executive Search, where he was a member of the corporate practice. He was previously a client partner in the Professional and IT Services Practice at Korn/Ferry International. He began his career with the DeKalb/Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

"We are delighted to have Rodes joining the Atlanta office," said Jeff Lemming, managing partner of the firm's Atlanta office. "We continue to make targeted, strategic additions to our partner team when and where it makes sense, and Rodes' significant experience recruiting senior executives, especially in the professional services industry, make him an extremely valuable addition to the team."

Mr. Cole graduated from Emory University with a bachelor's degree in history. He currently serves on the Emory University board of visitors and is a member of the executive committee. He also is an active member of the McCallie School Atlanta Alumni Association and a previous member of the school's Honor Scholars Committee. In 1997, he was recognized by Georgia Trend magazine as one of their "40 under 40," which features the most influential emerging professionals in the state.

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 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 for further information.

SOURCE The Caldwell Partners International Inc.

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