August 19, 2014 – CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has added Leslie Cook to its global consumer and retail practice as a principal in New York. With over 20 years' experience in executive search, Ms. Cook has focused exclusively on the consumer, retail and wholesale sectors. She has spearheaded executive searches spanning all aspects of management including merchandising, design, marketing, product development, sourcing/production, operations management, human resources, and planning and allocation. Prior to joining CTPartners, Ms. Cook led her own independent search consultancy, Leslie Cook Partners, LLC. Additionally, she spent 17 years as a senior vice president with Kirk Palmer and Associates. Tim Boerkoel, global head of the firm's consumer and retail practice, said: "Leslie Cook is an accomplished executive search professional who is well known within the retail and consumer industry. She possesses rich experience and understanding of partnering closely with both clients and candidates and is a trusted advisor to many.” 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.