July 16, 2014 09:00 UTC

Laurence Vallaeys Joins CTPartners as a Partner in European Consumer, Retail and Hospitality Practice

Broad Experience Strengthens the Firm’s European Team

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CTPartners (NYSE MKT:CTP), a leading global retained executive search firm, today announced that Laurence Vallaeys has joined the firm as a Partner in the Consumer, Retail and Hospitality Practice, based in London.

Drawing upon 20+ years’ experience in executive search, Laurence partners with global clients in the FMCG, Hotel, Restaurants, Fast Food and Travel sectors to identify, track and recruit senior leadership with a focus on UK and European appointments. She has worked with multinationals, PE backed and also owner driven businesses and has a strong track record in attracting both executive and non-executive talent for businesses seeking radical step change and cultural diversity. She also brings significant, cross sector experience across the Chief Marketing Officer function.

Having started her Executive Search career with Whitehead Mann, she joined Odgers Berndtson in 2003 to set up their European Consumer and Leisure practice; she subsequently moved to a boutique search firm and launched their CMO practice three years ago before joining CTPartners in 2014. Born and educated in Belgium, France and the UK, Laurence has a degree in Translation and Simultaneous Interpretation and is a Law graduate.

Tim Boerkoel, Global Head of the Consumer, Retail and Hospitality Practice said, “Laurence joins us at a critical point in the evolution of our European Consumer, Retail and Hospitality practice. The team has made great strides in building our presence and Laurence’s experience will complement and expand our expertise and reach across Europe. Her considerable knowledge across the marketing discipline will also be a key asset in building our global CMO practice. We are thrilled to have her on board.”

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CTPartners is a leading global executive search firm that is designed to deliver in-depth expertise, creative strategies, and outstanding results to clients worldwide. Committed to a philosophy of partnering with its clients, CTPartners offers a proven track record in C-Suite, top executive, and board searches, as well as extensive experience in serving private equity and venture capital firms.

From its 30 offices in 18 countries, CTPartners serves clients with a global organization of more than 500 professionals and employees, offering expertise in board advisory services, key leadership functions, and executive recruiting services in the financial services, life sciences, industrial, professional services, retail and consumer, and technology, media and telecom industries.


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Source: CTPartners