August 23, 2010 – Executive search firm Blackwood Group has added Richard Ashton and Alan Stewart to its CFO practice. The firm also announced the additions of Anastasia Belinskaya and Andrew Banks to its technology practice. Mr. Ashton formerly served as senior associate at Spencer Stuart. Mr. Stewart was previously a principal in the financial officers practice at Heidrick & Struggles. Ms. Belinskaya most recently served an executive search consultant at Rice & Dore. Mr. Banks previously served as a partner at Calibre. “Blackwood Group is delighted to announce the arrival of four new consultants as it enters its second decade and continues its rapid growth. Anastasia Belinskaya and Andrew Banks bring significant search experience and sector knowledge. Alan Stewart and Richard Ashton will be joining the CFO/fnance practice as Blackwood continues to expand its sectoral and functional coverage,” said Susie Cummings, partner, Blackwood Group. Blackwood is an independent executive search firm, providing consultancy and retained search services to publicly and privately owned clients across the globe.