January 27, 2010 – Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has opened an office in Dallas which will be led by Jim Bethmann, who joins the firm as a partner. "The importance of establishing an office in the Dallas-Fort Worth region is obvious," said John N. Wallace, president and CEO Caldwell. "D-FW is home to 25 Fortune 500 headquarters and the region ranks second amongst U.S. metropolitan areas for revenue generated from Fortune 500 companies." Mr. Bethmann specializes in recruiting senior level executives in the technology, telecommunications, information technology services and outsourcing, industrial and defense sectors. He formerly served as a managing partner with Heidrick & Struggles and as vice chairman of Highland Partners. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970, provides human capital services to its clients through offices in Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and New York City, and its partners in Chicago.