January 19, 2011 – CTPartners has appointed Leslie Stern as a partner in Chicago. He will focus on the recruitment of new partners and global business development opportunities. With more than 30 years of experience in executive search, Mr. Stern has specialized in conducting senior-level searches in the financial services industry. "Les and I have worked together for many years both at Sullivan & Company and Heidrick & Struggles. With his extensive knowledge of the executive search landscape, I believe he will be a valuable asset in helping us recruit senior partners to our firm. I'm very pleased to have Les on board," said Brian Sullivan, CEO. CTPartners is a global executive search firm offering expertise in technology, media and telecom, financial services, life sciences, professional services, retail, industrial and board advisory services.