September 12, 2012 – CTPartners has named Morten Nielsen as managing partner and global head of the firm's life sciences & healthcare practice. He takes over from Buster Houchins who will remain a vice chairman. Mr. Nielsen, who joined the firm in 2011, has recruited board directors, CEOs, senior general management and executives leading key operations and functions, primarily serving clients in the medical devices and pharmaceuticals industries. “Our life sciences & healthcare practice was started in 2005 by Buster Houchins, and under his leadership it has grown over 600 percent with a consistent average placement rate of 84 percent through 2011. We have doubled the number of partners in the practice. Morten Nielsen has over 20 years experience working in the life science and healthcare industries both in the U.S. and abroad. His expertise and understanding of the global marketplace will serve him well as he leads the practice and enhances its growth while continuing superb service to our clients,” 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.