CTPartners (NYSE MKT: CTP), a leading global retained executive search firm, announced today that Morten Nielsen has been appointed Managing Partner and Global Head of the Life Sciences & Healthcare practice. He takes over from Buster Houchins who will remain a Vice Chairman of the firm. Mr. Nielsen joined CTPartners in 2011. “Our Life Science & Healthcare practice was started in 2005 by Buster Houchins, and under his leadership it has grown over 600 percent with a consistent average placement rate of 84 percent through 2011. We have doubled the number of partners in the practice. Morten Nielsen has over 20 years experience working in the life science and healthcare industries both in the U.S. and abroad. His expertise and understanding of the global marketplace will serve him well as he leads the practice and enhances its growth while continuing superb service to our clients,” said Brian Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer. As a member of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice, he has recruited board directors, CEOs, senior general management and executives leading key operations and functions, primarily serving clients in the medical devices and pharmaceuticals industries. Prior to his career in search, Nielsen held several domestic and international senior executive roles in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. 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 16 countries.