January 29, 2013 – CTPartners has announced promotions in New York, Columbia, MD, London, and Paris. In the U.S. Ron Porter has been promoted to vice chairman. Mr. Porter is senior member of the firm's human resources & inclusion practices. Ernest Brittingham was named as managing partner. Based in Columbia, MD, Mr. Brittingham is a member of the life sciences & healthcare practice and serves life sciences clients in medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology tools, medical technology and DME as well as those in technology and services. In Paris, Muriel Moreau was promoted to partner. She is a member of the financial services practice, where she serves private equity, investment banking, private banking, and corporate finance clients. Axel de Schietere has been appointed to principal. He is a member of the financial services and CFO/financial leadership practices. In London, Laura Esam has been promoted to principal. She is a member of the firm's life sciences & healthcare practice. "We're pleased to reward the excellent performance by Ron, Ernie, Muriel, Axel & Laura,” said Brian Sullivan, CEO. “Their commitment to performance-based executive search and the experience they bring to their roles assures our clients the best search talent is available to them across all industries." 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.