Caldwell Partners Adds Partner in Dallas - in the Industrial and Private Equity practices

Todd Bennett brings more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience

TORONTO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced that Todd Bennett has joined the firm as a Partner in the Industrial and Private Equity practices, focusing on recruiting senior executives in the transportation, distribution and logistics industry, as well as senior operators at private equity- and venture-backed companies.

"Todd is one of the most thoughtful executives I know, and he leverages his considerable business strength with plain old-fashioned hard work to create amazing results," said Dave Winston, leader of the firm's Industrial Practice. "I've known Todd for over five years and have always been struck by his responsiveness, both in terms of speed and content. He will become a strong force for growth and change in the recruiting industry in short order."

Prior to joining the executive search industry, Mr. Bennett was a hands-on executive with a history of creating and executing strategies that increased enterprise value, improved customer relations, reduced operating costs, and led to sustained growth and successful exits. His last two endeavors resulted in unsolicited offers at least 50% above industry norms.

Mr. Bennett's early career was spent in the consulting industry; he became a partner at Mercer Oliver Wyman, and also spent 4 years at technology leader Accenture. He has led high value strategy consulting engagements on four continents and has created billions of dollars of value for a global list of clients. He began his career in audit at KPMG.

"We are delighted to have Todd joining the Caldwell Partners team," said John N. Wallace, chief executive officer. "His 20+ years of direct industry and consulting experience have given him real acumen in the areas of strategy, operations, technology and finance. Additionally, having spent a large part of his career in the client's seat, he has real insight into what is most important to clients."

Mr. Bennett earned a BS in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, is a Certified Public Accountant and has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Based in the firm's Dallas office, Mr. Bennett joins a team that includes preeminent industrial recruiter Dave Winston, renowned technology recruiter Jim Bethmann and industry-leading life sciences and healthcare recruiter Michael T. Kelly.

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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