November 30, 2009 – Morgan Samuels Company, a Los Angeles-based executive recruiter, has added James Pruett and Michael Sullivan as principals. Mr. Pruett was previously a senior client partner in the Chicago office of Korn/Ferry International, and a member of its global financial services practice with a concentration in the real estate sector. He has led engagements across multiple real estate market sectors for public and private owners, developers, investors, and REITs, within the development, acquisitions, finance, operations, investment, and services functions. Mr. Sullivan, who will be based in the company’s New York office, comes to Morgan Samuels from Highland Partners where he was the co-leader of the chief financial officer practice, and a member of the consumer/retail, financial services, technology, and professional services practices. "Consistent with our vision of the relentless pursuit of excellence, we are pleased to add both Jamie and Mike to our team,” said Bert Hensley, chairman and CEO. “They are attracted to our model and unique value proposition which differentiates us from our competitors. We take a team based approach to search, providing our clients 2-3 times the typical number of resources deployed to a given engagement. This process ensures the most thorough approach which allows us to provide a high quality product faster than anyone in our industry."