Retained executive search firm Caldwell today announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in the oil and gas sector with the addition of Kenneth Baillie as a partner in the firm's Industrial Practice, based in Houston.

"Kenny is one of the pre-eminent oil and gas executive search recruiters in the market today," said Dave Winston, managing partner of Caldwell's Industrial Practice. "He possesses a deep understanding of the sector and an exceptionally wide network of contacts. Kenny also brings highly developed, innate talent for understanding his clients' needs and then identifying candidates who are the right fit from competency, behavioral, and cultural perspectives."

Winston continued: "The addition of Kenny to lead our activities in Houston is a game changer for us in terms of further increasing our ability to serve global and regional clients in the broadly-defined industrial world, and the oil and gas industry in particular. We're thrilled to have such an exceptional professional joining our outstanding team of partners and leading our continued growth in the Houston market."

Mr. Baillie has over 15 years of experience working in executive search, and specializes in the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas sectors. He has undertaken roles ranging from board to executive chairman, CEO, managing director and general manager, as well as a range of EVP, SVP and VP level appointments for some of the industry's most well recognized operator companies and service providers. Additionally, he regularly collaborates with venture capital and private equity firms to appoint key leadership positions within their portfolio companies.

Mr. Baillie joins Caldwell from an international executive search firm specializing in board and senior management appointments within the oil & gas and mining sectors.

Mr. Baillie holds a Master of Business Studies from the University of Aberdeen. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

"We continue to make strategic additions to our partner team in our drive to continually enhance our ability to connect our clients with transformational talent," said John Wallace, chief executive officer. "Kenny's stellar reputation with clients and candidates alike is a testament to the impeccable work he does, and will be an outstanding fit to our client-focused culture."

SOURCE: Caldwell