June 21, 2016 – Career Partners International (CPI) has appointed Douglas J. Matthews as its new president and chief executive officer. In his new role, Mr. Matthews will provide full leadership responsibility to drive CPI’s brand visibility nationally and globally. Building on CPI’s strengths, he will work to grow global marketshare and competitive differentiation of CPI’s services.
“We could not be more pleased to welcome Doug to Career Partners as our president and CEO,” said Sharon Imperiale, chair of CPI’s board of directors. “Our clients across the globe count on us to provide innovative and world class talent management solutions for their employees and we take that responsibility seriously. Given Doug’s broad experience in the talent management space along with his extremely successful past in our industry, he will lead us in meeting our goal to be the world leader in talent management and career transition.”
An accomplished business leader, Mr. Matthews has held senior leadership positions within the career transition and talent management industry during his career. Before joining CPI, he worked with the Columbus Council on World Affairs, consulting with business people to help them become more globally fluent. Prior to that, he served as president and COO of Right Management after many years of holding critical roles within the organization. He also held the position of director at The Center for Employment Resources earlier in his career.
“When I had the opportunity to meet with several of CPI’s equity partners, it became abundantly clear that CPI’s commitment to incredible client service with intense integrity surpassed any that I had experienced in my entire career,” Mr. Matthews said. “By far, CPI offers career transition programs and talent management solutions that deliver proven results that matter intensely to individuals and organizations.”
Career Partners International has grown to more than 270 offices in over 45 countries around the world, and offers career management, talent development, leadership and executive coaching, career transition and outplacement services.
Past CEO, Karen O’Boyle left the company in November to join Mullin International as its president after just eight months with CPI. She was hired by Mullin “to help drive further growth to market leadership through better serving the distinctive needs of clients and candidates across industry and geography,” said CEO Keith Mullin.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media