October 4, 2011 – CTPartners has added Laurie O'Shea as vice chairman and global head of its insurance recruiting 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 the firm’s financial services practice. Ms. O’Shea has spent the past 15 years with Russell Reynolds Associates. Brian Sullivan, CEO of CTPartners, said "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.