CTPartners adds partner to consumer and retail practice

CTPartners, a leading global retained executive search firm, has appointed Jefferey DeFazio to be a partner in firm’s consumer and retail practice based in San Francisco.

DeFazio has worked with leading global brands in the consumer and retail industry, placing board members and senior executives in multinational companies, and has also recruited for smaller fast-growing private equity- and venture capital-backed organizations. He joins CTPartners from another major search firm where he spent three years leading the consumer practice on the West Coast.

His corporate experience includes executive positions with Black and Decker, Kohler, Jacuzzi Brands, Coleman and private equity-backed companies where he led growth and turnaround oriented strategies that resulted in successful shareholder returns and exits.

“Jeff is a bright and focused consumer practice executive search consultant, possessing the qualities and traits that are a terrific match to the CTPartners values. His work is impressive, as is his client list, and I know that he will be successful joining our thriving consumer and retail practice,” said CEO Brian Sullivan.

“We are very excited to have Jeff join our team. His experience in the consumer sector is a great complement to our global practice. Jeff understands that clients want talent assessment, acquisition and management strategies, and he can deliver all of these capabilities,” said Tim Boerkoel, global head of the consumer and retail practice.

“I’m thrilled to be joining a multinational team that cares deeply about client service, global collaboration and measured results. The CTPartners operating platform leverages an impressive set of technologies creating real time, continuous transparency for clients,” said DeFazio.