DHR Acquires Barett Webb
December 1, 2011 – DHR International has acquired Barrett Webb Ltd, an executive search firm headquartered in the U.K. For over 20 years, Barrett Webb has built a reputation as a leading life sciences search firm with expertise throughout Europe. Joining DHR are the founder and CEO, Sue Rossiter, and directors Ruth Stone and Jeffrey Webb. Also joining the firm are associates Dorota Hrstic and Laura Cinicolo and executive assistants Lisa Garment and Lynn Mailing. “We are very pleased and proud to announce the acquisition of Barrett Webb; they fit DHR Europe’s growth strategy in terms of industry and the approach of ‘best team, best practice, without borders,’” said Frank Smeekes, managing director, Europe. “Sue and her team will help us service our global life sciences clients, who look for trusted experts to partner with across Europe.” Ms. Rossiter joins DHR as managing director, life sciences Europe. Sue has specialized in life sciences for more than 22 years. Ms. Stone joins DHR as executive vice president and possesses an international network of contacts and recruiting expertise across a broad range of functional specialties. Mr. Webb become executive vice president after having led the operations, technical, and regulatory practice for Barrett Webb for nine years. Founded in 1989, DHR International is headquartered in Chicago and has more than 50 offices worldwide.