Five CTPartners Recruiters Depart for Rival Firms

May 1, 2015 – In the wake of the resignation of its CEO, Brian Sullivan, seven weeks ago, CTPartners has seen at least 20 of its top performers head to rivals.

While most of the departures have been in the company’s U.S. business, defections are now taking place in its overseas locations, from Europe to Asia: Florence Magne, a nine-year veteran of CTPartners in Paris where she was head of the company’s EMEA professional services sector, and founding partner of Magna Consulting where she spent 11 years, has departed for Korn Ferry.

Sarah Lim, head of CTPartners EMEA retail sector in London, and a former recruiting consultant with Spencer Stuart and Odgers Berndtson, has also left to join Korn Ferry. Ms. Lim is a noted recruiting expert in the retail, consumer and luxury goods sectors.

Both women are said to have been among the top global producing female recruiters at CTPartners.

Nick Evans, a CTPartners senior client partner in financial services, based in Singapore, and highly regarded among the company’s clients in Asia having completed regional assignments for CEOs, COOs, CROs, CMOs and non-executive directors, also joins Korn Ferry. He was formerly with Odgers Berndtson in London, Hong Kong and Singapore where he was head of financial services for Asia.

Korn Ferry has now hired at least 10 top CTPartners search consultants since the beginning of 2015, three of them former vice chairmen.

Back in the U.S., Samantha Carey, a senior member of CTPartners global healthcare/life sciences and private equity practices, has landed at Heidrick & Struggles in New York as a partner in the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She joins two other recently arrived CTPartners recruiters.

Robert Voth, a CTPartners vice chairman and 16-year company veteran, is said to have departed the company for a competitor. Mr. Voth, the top financial services recruiter within CTPartners, was responsible for the consumer and commercial banking practice where he specialized in the burgeoning digital transformation area within the financial services sector. His clients have included global money centers and regional & community banks, credit unions, payment companies, technology providers and leading consultancies within this space.

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