CTPartners Strengthens Industrial Practice with Global Co-Leaders
James Aslaksen and Andrew Talkington Join Firm in Chicago and Houston
NEW YORK -- September 11, 2013
CTPartners (NYSE MKT: CTP) announced today that Jim Aslaksen and Andy
Talkington will join the firm as Vice Chairmen and Co-Leaders of the
Industrial Practice.Mr. Aslaksen will be based in the Chicago office and Mr.
Talkington in Houston.
Jim Aslaksen joins CTPartners from a major search firm where he was the
Co-Global Sector Leader, Chemicals. With over 20 years in executive search, he
has led more than 500 search assignments around the world at the C-suite and
board levels with specific expertise in the chemical and process industries.
Jim’s clients include Fortune 500 and private equity portfolio companies, as
well as venture backed start-ups.His corporate experience includes positions
with Cytec, Dexter Corporation and Linde AG.
Andy Talkington has over 16 years of experience as a global search consultant
placing Board of Directors, President/CEO and C-suite executives in the
industrial field. His experience includes partnering with both public and
private clients in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America. He
joins CTPartners from a large global search firm where he was the Co-Global
Sector Leader, Chemicals.Previously, Andy had been the Head of the Global
Industrial Practice and the Head of the Chemicals and Natural Resources
Practice for another major search firm.He has over 20 years of previous
management experience in corporations including Occidental Petroleum
Corporation and Olin Corporation.
Brian Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of CTPartners said, “Jim and Andy are
path breakers in the broadest sense in the global chemical, energy and overall
industrial sectors, with a deep understanding of client needs and a vast
network of global candidates.This, coupled with our platform, which is
designed to deliver results, is a unique offering for our clients around the
world.Their leadership is strong and they have a track record of completing
assignments at the most senior levels. Their leadership also broadens our
Industrial Practice substantially, and will enable us to expand our
capabilities around the world.”
James Aslaksen, Vice Chairman and Co-Head of the Global Industrial Practice
said, “I welcome the opportunity to serve my clients on the CTPartners
platform which is unique in the search industry. The transparency and
accountability that the firm adheres to is guaranteed to bring the most
efficient and successful results.”
Andy Talkington, Vice Chairman and Co-Head of the Global Industrial Practice
said, “The industrial sector is burgeoning around the globe and being able to
expand the CTPartners brand within this industry is a value to our clients.
The platform allows us to provide the nimbleness and responsiveness of a
boutique under the global infrastructure of a world-class search firm.”
CTPartners is a leading performance-driven executive search firm serving
clients across the globe. Committed to a philosophy of partnering with its
clients, CTPartners offers a proven record in C-Suite, senior executive, and
board searches, as well as expertise serving private equity and venture
With origins dating back to 1980, CTPartners serves clients with a global
organization of more than 400 professionals and employees, offering expertise
in board advisory services and executive recruiting services in the financial
services, life sciences, industrial, professional services, retail and
consumer, and technology, media and telecom industries. Headquartered in New
York, CTPartners has 24 offices in 16 countries.
Jennifer Silver, 617-316-5527
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