Practice Lead of Board Advisory Services at Caldwell Partners
Caldwell Partners’ Board of Directors Practice is led by Bethany George and is headquartered in the Los Angeles office. Bethany has more than 20 years of experience as an executive search professional, with the past 13 years focused solely on recruiting board directors. She has recruited board directors for companies across a variety of industries, geographies and ownership structures, and also has extensive experience recruiting ethnic and gender diverse board directors for her clients. Her industry sub-specialties include financial services, consumer, technology, energy and real estate/E&C.
Previously, Bethany was a core member of the CEO & Board and Financial Services practices at Heidrick & Struggles. She was also actively involved with WomenCorporateDirectors, helping facilitate their annual survey of global board directors. Bethany joined Heidrick through the acquisition of Highland Partners, which was itself spun out of TMP Worldwide in 2003. She joined TMP through the acquisition of Rollo Associates, a Los Angeles-based provider of nationwide executive search services. She began her career as a research associate with Korn/Ferry International where she was promoted to research director for Southern California within two years’ time.
Bethany received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Active in the community, she is a past board director of the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles and a member of the Westchester Lutheran School – PSO Board. In 2009, she was nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the annual Women Making a Difference Awards in the Rising Star category. She is a graduate of the Riordan Volunteer Leadership Development Program, which prepares executives for non-profit board service.