February 17, 2010 – Pedersen & Partners has named Kristina Vaivadaite as a new partner and co-owner of the firm. Ms. Vaivadaite has been working with Pedersen & Partners since 2004 as country manager for Lithuania, and is also in charge of operations in Finland and Belarus. She has extensive experience in conducting senior level executive search assignments across the Baltic countries and throughout Central and Eastern Europe. “I am very happy to welcome Kristina as a partner and co-owner of Pedersen & Partners,” said Poul Pedersen, managing partner. “She has already made a great contribution to the success of the firm and her participation in the partnership reflects our continuing growth. Kristina’s excellent track record in delivering results, strong business judgment and ability to provide sound advice to clients at strategic levels has enabled her to develop loyal client portfolios across the region, and make her an invaluable asset to our firm.” Pedersen & Partners is an international executive search firm operating 37 wholly owned offices.