Caldwell Opens Offices in Annapolis and Tysons Corner

May 23, 2022 – Toronto-based Caldwell has expanded with the opening of new locations in Annapolis, MD and Tysons Corner, VA, in the Washington, D.C. area. In conjunction, the firm added Byron Marchant as a partner and Tiffany Faucette as an associate. The moves expand the firm’s capabilities and add focus on the sports and entertainment industry, federal and state public sector, and the public utilities space. “This is an exciting next step for Caldwell,” said Chris Beck, president. “We’re thrilled to have such exceptional people join our outstanding team and lead our continued growth in the mid-Atlantic market and our firm.”

Mr. Marchant will serve in the board and CEO practice. He joins Caldwell from the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni and Foundation, where he served as president and CEO for over 13 years. His tenure was highlighted by his steady, strategic leadership for the organization through the 2009 recession and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said Caldwell. Mr. Marchant oversaw the most successful campaign in organization’s history, raising more than $541 million in support of the Naval Academy’s Strategic Plan 2020.

Previously, Mr. Marchant served as executive vice president, general counsel, and chief administrative officer for Black Entertainment Television (BET). In that role he was the lead representative in the execution of acquisition of BET by Viacom. He was a partner with the law firm Patton Boggs LLP, and previously served as senior vice president and general counsel for Annapolis-based Telecommunications Systems Inc. He also served as senior legal advisor to Federal Communications commissioner Andrew Barrett and was an attorney with Sidley Austin.

Adding Value

Mr. Marchant holds a bachelor’s degree in American political systems from the U.S. Naval Academy and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. He was in the submarine service before transferring to the Naval Reserve in 1984, where he fulfilled numerous assignments in the Naval Reserve intelligence program and attained the rank of commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

“Byron has a successful track record that cuts across a wide range of areas – from his impressive tenure leading the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni and Foundation to his role in the $3 billion acquisition of BET by Viacom to his background with technology and nuclear submarines in the Navy and everything in between,” said Jay Millen, managing partner of Caldwell’s board and CEO practice. “He’s an incredibly accomplished individual with an exceptionally wide network of content, which together make him a true asset to the team.”

Mr. Marchant said he was excited to join the Caldwell team and that he looked forward to helping expand the firm’s markets in the sports and entertainment industry, federal and state public sector, and the public utilities space. “The human capital challenges ahead for these sectors are significant, and impacted by rapid technological change, energy shortages, supply chain risks and national security challenges,” he said. “I look forward to adding value in this market space for our clients.”

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Ms. Faucette has a highly successful 30-year track record in the professional sports world as an award-winning LPGA instructor, competitor, entrepreneur and author, delivering a rare combination of sports and business acumen, said Caldwell. Additionally, she launched FG Enterprises, which conceived, developed, patented, and released globally available products, as well as an instructional book. She has made numerous appearances on television and talk radio, including The Golf Channel, NBC, ABC, and Fox. Ms. Faucette holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University.

A New Alliance

Earlier this year, Caldwell forged an international alliance partnership with Johnson Partners, a consulting firm working in board search, executive search, and leadership succession with offices across Australia. In connection with the alliance, Johnson Partners has acquired the business of Caldwell’s non-owned New Zealand licensee, and integrated Caldwell’s Australian team. Johnson Partners will become Caldwell’s external search partner for Australia and New Zealand, and Caldwell will become Johnson Partners’ external search partner for North America and the U.K.

Caldwell also recently expanded its private equity and technology recruiting capabilities with the addition of Gordon Berridge as a partner in the private equity and venture capital and technology practices and based in the firm’s London office. Mr. Berridge joins Caldwell from N2Growth in London where, as a senior partner, he was a key figure in the build-out of the European business for the firm.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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