February 25, 2019 – Toronto-based Caldwell is partnering with Hattonneale, a Sydney-based executive search firm. Under the affiliation agreement, Hattonneale will represent Caldwell in Australia and drive further growth into key practice sectors and geographies across Australia/New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
“We’re thrilled to have the Hattonneale team joining forces with Caldwell,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “Anne Hatton and Jane Neale and their team have built an impressive track record for delivering high quality outcomes across a wide range of disciplines and industry sectors.”
“As important, their focus on finding outstanding leaders who shape the future is in perfect alignment with our belief that connecting clients with transformational talent can turn corporate potential into proven success,” he said.
Ms. Neale, Hattonneale’s co-founder and managing partner, said she was looking forward to working with Caldwell. “We are excited to be joining a team whose unwavering commitment to their clients and candidates matches our own,” she said. “We genuinely care about the quality of outcomes we produce for clients and candidates, and we have been impressed by the degree to which we see that in the Caldwell team as well.”
“We look forward to the increased global footprint and wide range of talent solutions the Caldwell platform provides us, and which will allow us to serve our clients more broadly,” said Ms. Hatton, co-founder and managing partner.
Ms. Neale has over 10 years of experience as a managing director and advisor for chief executive officer, C-suite and board-level appointments across ASX listed and private companies. She previously spent 20 years in the advertising industry at George Patterson, Australia’s largest agency, including three years as managing director.
Ms. Neale’s primary focus at Hattonneale has been working with boards and senior executives across retail, FMCG and the digital, technology and media sectors. She has a strong reputation for helping businesses build board and senior executive capability to tackle digital disruption and achieve greater diversity.
Ms. Hatton has over 20 years’ experience in executive search, recruitment and the HR industry. Prior to establishing Hattonneale in 2008, she was CEO of one of the sector’s largest organizations in Australia, Hudson (formerly Morgan & Banks), and led the business through a period of significant change and growth. With significant client acquisition and development experience across a broad range of organizations including; ASX listed companies, private growth companies and multinational corporations, she has deep experience working with boards, CEOs and C-suite executives.
At Hattonneale, Ms. Hatton’s primary focus has been on working with boards and senior executives across the financial services, healthcare, aged care, agribusiness and property sectors. She is passionate about helping businesses identify and build board and senior executive capability, and in working with experienced and emerging executives to meet her clients’ needs.
Australia has an economy characterized by a strong domestic market on the east coast, dominated by financial services, education, life sciences and FMCG based manufacturing; the western third of the continent is dominated by strong outward-facing export industries such as agriculture, fisheries and critically, natural resources and energy.
“This expansion into the Australian market is another major step forward for Caldwell as it builds its Asia Pacific footprint,” said Mr. Wallace. “Our growth strategy as a leading international boutique is positioned to attract the very best talent to provide personalized and high quality solutions to our clients anywhere in the world.”
Partnerships and Mergers
Executive search firms have seen a rise in partnerships and mergers in recent months. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Search firms College Sports Solutions and Buffkin / Baker formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business…
The Hennessy Group partnered with Shanghai-based executive search firm Norland Associates to extend life sciences executive search services to East Asia markets. “Our clients in the life sciences industry have seen incredible growth over the past few years,” said Bob Hennessy, founder and CEO.
San Francisco-headquartered Riviera Partners has merged with Alpha Advisors, a boutique search firm specializing in senior information technology and quantitative talent for financial services and technology clients. Its founder and executive search veteran Jeff Campbell has joined Riviera to drive continued expansion. He will lead Riviera Partners’ new Atlanta location.
FaithSearch Partners, an executive search firm for faith-based organizations, has merged with Halftime Talent Solutions, a recruitment firm that serves mission-motivated non-profit and for-profit clients. The union creates a wider resource base through their combined networks. Based in Dallas, the new search firm will operate under the FaithSearch Partners brand.
Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has formed a partnership with Cronin Partners International Search, an executive search firm headquartered in Dublin. “Having a trusted partner based in Ireland will enable us to significantly improve our offerings to clients with needs in the European and international markets.”
Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. HealthSearch Partners combines the leadership of CES Executive Search, FaithSearch Partners and Southerland Partners.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media