April 26, 2017 – Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has added Kathy Ventura as a partner in the firm’s consumer, e-commerce & retail, and marketing & communications practices based in its Stamford, Conn office.
Ms. Ventura recruits senior executives in all areas of consumer products and services, including consumer technologies, automotive, lifestyle brands and consumer financial services. She also specializes in corporate reputation leadership roles, including communications, public affairs and corporate marketing. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, private equity and other alternative asset firms, and their portfolio companies. Ms. Ventura’s work also encompasses diversity and inclusion initiatives for her clients.
“Kathy’s expertise in the consumer products and services space as well as corporate reputation leadership roles across all industries is a real asset to our practice and our clients,” said Jeff Lemming, managing partner of Caldwell’s consumer, e-commerce & retail practice. “With a nearly 20-year track record of success in recruiting senior executives, she’s a fantastic addition to our team and we are extremely pleased to have her here at Caldwell.”
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Ms. Ventura was previously with Russell Reynolds Associates, where she led the firm’s corporate communications practice. Prior to that, she was a member of the Procter & Gamble team at Grey Advertising.
“Kathy is an important addition to our team, bolstering our strength and capabilities in two important areas,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “We continue to aggressively seek experienced, content-driven professionals who strengthen our ability to serve our clients in a comprehensive and seamless fashion. Kathy will be accretive to that ongoing commitment and strategy.”
Two More Stamford, Conn and Russell Reynolds Associates Connections
Caldwell recently named Matt Comyns as managing partner of its cybersecurity search practice. He, too, is based in the firm’s Stamford office and was also recruited out of Russell Reynolds Associates. Mr. Comyns has a distinct and well-regarded focus on recruiting chief information security officers and next-level-down top lieutenants in information security for large global corporations and fast growing private companies, as well as cyber security consultants for leading professional services firms and top executives for cyber security technology companies. He previously co-led Russell Reynolds global cybersecurity practice, where he served for nearly six years.
In addition, Caldwell appointed Shawn Banerji as managing partner of the firm’s technology, digital and data leaders practice. Specializing in the global technology sector, Mr. Banerji recruits CIOs and CTOs across major industries, including financial services, telecom / technology, retail / consumer, healthcare, industrial / natural resources, as well as media and internet. He also has extensive experience in business process outsourcing, process improvement, and shared services. Like the others, Mr. Banerji joins Caldwell in Stamford and was recruited from Russell Reynolds Associates, where he most recently served as a leader in the firm’s technology officers practice.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media