October 21, 2011 – CTPartners has added Laurie O'Shea as vice chairman and global head of the firm’s insurance practice. Ms. O'Shea will oversee the activities of global professionals dedicated to serving the insurance industry at large. She will also be a member of the board & CEO practice, and within the financial services practice she will align herself with the middle market corporate finance sector, another area of specialization. Ms. O'Shea was with Russell Reynolds Associates for the past 15 years. Brian Sullivan, CEO of CTPartners, stated: "Laurie is known as one of the top talent advisors in the global insurance industry and on a broader basis, throughout the financial services spectrum. Her ability to advise boards of directors and executive teams makes her a sought after resource for her clients. We are very proud to have her on our team." 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.