Caldwell Partners Appoints Managing Partner, Real Estate Practice

John Wasley brings 28 years of search and industry experience

TORONTO, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL) today announced John Wasley has joined the firm as Managing Partner, Real Estate Practice.

"John's reputation as a leader in both the executive search and real estate industries is unrivaled, and we are incredibly pleased to have him joining the Caldwell Partners team," said John N. Wallace, chief executive officer. "He has held high-level management positions in both industries, and as we continue to grow and strengthen our brand and recruiting capabilities in the board, financial services and real estate arenas, his leadership, expertise and gravitas will prove invaluable."

Mr. Wasley commented: "I am delighted to be joining Caldwell Partners. The team's dedication to client service and satisfaction mirror my own, and I look forward to building on the firm's body of work in the board, financial services and real estate markets."

Mr. Wasley joined Caldwell Partners from Heidrick & Struggles, where he served in a variety of management roles, including partner in charge of the Los Angeles office, managing partner of the Western United States and managing partner of the Real Estate Practice in the Americas. Previously, he was an executive director with Russell Reynolds in their Los Angeles office. He began his executive search career in 1995 at DHR International.

Prior to his recruiting career, Mr. Wasley served as senior vice president of People's Bank of California, where he was responsible for managing the construction lending, special assets, loan servicing, and corporate real estate departments. He also served as the senior vice president of PPCCP, which is a publicly traded mortgage REIT. He began his career in acquisitions with a Los Angeles-based real estate opportunity fund, ultimately becoming its chief financial officer. He subsequently ran a private real estate development firm specializing in single family and multi-family real estate.

Mr. Wasley serves on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and is the vice chairman of the board of the Los Angeles Episcopal School. He is a past chairman of both the Los Angeles Business Council and Chrysalis, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged individuals achieve self-sufficiency through employment, along with service on other community based organizations. He is also a member of the NACD.

Mr. Wasley holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Based in the firm's Los Angeles office, Mr. Wasley joins a team that includes preeminent investor relations and communications recruiter Smooch Repovich Reynolds and industry-leading life sciences and healthcare recruiters Darin A. DeWitt and Neal Maslan.

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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