June 11, 2013 – Executive search firms Sterling James and The Miles Partnership have joined their insurance practices via affiliation. The Miles Partnership was founded in 1996 by Miles Broadbent and recruits chairmen, non-executive directors, CEOs and CFOs and other executives at board level as well as senior management level reporting to the board.Sterling James is a New York-based global specialist in executive search and leadership advisory services for the insurance sector founded by Erin Hamrick in 2011. The new affiliation creates a global platform for executive search services for Sterling James with offices now in New York, London, Chicago and Dubai. Erin Hamrick, managing partner at Sterling James, explained that Ian Lazarus, who leads the insurance practice at Miles, brings a deep expertise and 30-years of experience in insurance search advisory, particularly in the property-casualty and insurance brokerage markets. His insurance clients include both public and private insurance corporations. Mr. Lazarus said that within the insurance market niche: "Sterling James and The Miles Partnership bring together a capability that spans the global insurance markets. Ann Keller has joined Sterling James from Heidrick & Struggles giving us a footprint in Chicago. Our new office in Dubai extends our reach to the Middle East. With Sterling James' New York-based operations and the Miles operations in London and Europe, we now offer seamless global services to our clients."