September 23, 2020 – Toronto-based Caldwell appointed Ben Jaksich as managing director and leader of Caldwell Advance, the firm’s recruitment offering focused on emerging leaders and advancing professionals. He will be based in New York.
“Having Ben at the helm of our Caldwell Advance team further strengthens our ability to connect our clients with transformational talent,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer of Caldwell. “As organizations adapt and adjust their talent needs to current market conditions, this expansion of our Caldwell Advance team will further bolster our ability to provide long term value to our clients.”
In this newly created position, Mr. Jaksich will drive the overall growth and management of Caldwell Advance. He will also focus on the recruitment of emerging leaders and advancing professionals, with a concentration in private equity and venture capital relationships and a particular emphasis on technology companies.
“Ben’s experience both building and leading teams will be invaluable as we expand and grow Caldwell Advance,” said Chris Beck, chief operating officer. “His reputation in the market for strategic consultation and focused client service will be a great fit for our team.”
With an emphasis on working with growth-stage technology companies, Mr. Jaksich has completed a wide array of projects ranging from team build outs to leadership and global management searches. Prior to joining Caldwell, he spent over nine years with Russell Tobin where he built and led their mid-management recruiting team and worked with growth stage companies on a wide array of projects ranging from team build outs to leadership and global management searches. Previously, he worked with CTPartners and Michael Page advancing in roles throughout his tenure.
Mr. Jaksich joins directors Todd Lingle and Jane Loop Pomar on Caldwell Advance team. With over 15 years of recruiting experience, Mr. Lingle focuses on recruiting emerging leaders who represent the top quartile of talent holding senior-level executive positions (manager, senior manager, director, senior director and VP) within the retail/e-commerce, financial services, professional services and industrial sectors across North America.
Mr. Lingle was just added to the Caldwell team earlier this year. “Todd’s addition strengthens our ability to connect our clients with transformational talent in a more comprehensive way,” said Mr. Wallace. “We will continue to make strategic additions to our teams where it allows us to deliver long-term value to our clients.”
Serving Clients Globally
With offices and partners across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Caldwell serves as consultants to its clients on all matters pertaining to human capital needs, including succession planning, compensation assessment, recruitment strategies and competitive analyses.
In May, Caldwell added to its recruiting capabilities in the insurance sector with the return of Peter Reed as managing partner of the firm’s insurance practice, and a member of the firm’s Stamford, Conn. and New York offices. Mr. Reed conducts executive search engagements across the C-suite and boardroom for domestic and global companies, including property and casualty, and life insurance carriers, as well as brokers and other industry-related service providers.
“Peter has more than 25 years of experience leading board and C-suite searches across the insurance industry,” said Paul Heller, co-managing partner of Caldwell’s financial services practice. “His depth of expertise, disciplined approach and relentless focus on client service have made him one of the most successful recruiters in this space today, and we are very happy to welcome him back to the Caldwell team.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media