October 5, 2011 – Paul Schmidt has joined Boyden’s Chicago office as a managing director in its consumer and industrial practices. Mr. Schmidt will play a key role in Boyden Chicago with his background in placing senior leadership with Midwest-based companies and his ability to work with manufacturing clients as they continue international expansion. He previously served as a partner at Chicago-based Martin Partners. “Paul’s deep experience guiding clients with strategic C-suite hiring decisions will be a strong asset for Boyden,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “Paul brings unique depth in the industrial and consumer sectors and he will be a great partner for our offices around the globe.” Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries.