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Nicole Phillips Joins CTPartners as a Principal in the New York Office

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nicole Phillips Joins CTPartners as a Principal in the New York Office08:00 EST Wednesday, November 16, 2011 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- CTPartners (AMEX: CTP), a leading global retained executive search firm, announced today that Nicole Phillips has joined the firm as a Principal in the Retail & Consumer Practice. Nicole specializes in the fashion, retail, consumer and beauty industry sectors, recruiting across a broad range of disciplines including CEOs, general management, marketing, sales, operations, stores, creative and merchandising. Her clients are leading specialty, mass, direct-to-consumer/ecommerce retailers and wholesale companies. Nicole also has depth of experience in the recruitment of executives within the beauty industry, both wholesale and retail. Nicole brings with her more than 14 years of experience in executive search. Most recently she was Vice President with Kirk Palmer & Associates, a boutique search firm dedicated to consumer and retail clients. Her earlier search experience includes Korn/Ferry International and Heidrick & Struggles. A former industry executive, Nicole was Director of Leadership Talent with Limited Brands. She was a key member of the team that built its in-house executive search function and recruited numerous senior executives to the business. Jim DiFilippo, Head of the Retail & Consumer Goods Practice at CTPartners, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Nicole. Her reputation and expertise in the fashion, retail, beauty and consumer sectors will be a great complement to our team.” About CTPartners CTPartners is a leading performance-driven executive search firm serving clients across the globe. Committed to a philosophy of partnering with its clients, CTPartners offers a proven record in C-Suite, senior executive, and board searches, as well as expertise serving private equity and venture capital firms. With origins dating back to 1980, CTPartners serves clients with a global organization of more than 400 professionals and employees, offering expertise in board advisory services and executive recruiting services in the financial services, life sciences, industrial, professional services, retail and consumer, and technology, media and telecom industries. Headquartered in New York, CTPartners has 24 offices in 15 countries. CTPartnersJennifer Silver,