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Career Partners International – Kansas City (CPI-Kansas City), Grows with New Leadership, Roles and Expanded Scope of Staffing & Recruiting

New owner names Market President and SVP Business Development

Kansas City, MO (March 9, 2015) – CPI-Kansas City, the Kansas City-based talent management office of Career Partners International, is pleased to announce its acquisition by Dave Mullikin. Under the direction of Mullikin, CPI-Kansas City will expand and enhance its outplacement and leadership consulting services while adding staffing and search capabilities. Career Partners International approved the leadership change March 5th at its annual meeting in Miami.  

CPI-Kansas City is a trusted advisor and partner for corporations looking to enhance their brand by providing career transition services for departing employees.  CPI-Kansas City is also known for its executive coaching and innovative leadership development solutions that help companies build their talent pipelines and assist high-potential employees and executives achieve their aspirations.

Mullikin has a strong and successful track record in career transition and leadership development in Kansas City and across much of the United States.  He grew CSG Partners to become part of Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a global career transition organization, leading the Kansas City office and nine additional regional offices. Mullikin acquired CPI-Colorado in 2013 (CPI Colorado) and the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence in 2014 (ISEI). Mullikin prefers the boutique model of local ownership available through CPI, with 100 US-based partner offices providing custom programming based on individual needs and local decision-making away from the large corporate, standardized model.

“CPI-Kansas City has a reputation for providing the highest quality services and offering clients what many have called ‘The CPI Experience’,” Mullikin said.  “Their exceptional 1:1 customized delivery is unrivaled by any firm. CPI-Kansas City will now expand its suite of services to include staffing and search capabilities, becoming the only firm to provide this entire suite of professional service offerings to Kansas City-based clients.” John Daugherty, who led CPI-Kansas City since 2002, will continue to be a coach and consultant.

“After years of competing with Dave when he owned CSG Partners and built the LHH brand here in Kansas City, we realized this to be a perfect ownership transition and ensures its growth and success,” according to Daugherty.

Mullikin and Daugherty named two Kansas City-based human resource executives to drive growth and strategy through new client relationships and business development.  Janice Pinson was named as market president, bringing Big 4 consulting, Fortune 500, transportation, minerals, and higher education experience to her long list of business accomplishments.  She will lead the firm’s overall strategy and growth. Mindy Wetmore was named senior vice president of business development.  Her strong sales and consulting background include serving as an Adecco branch manager, LHH coach and consultant, and B.E. Smith recruiter. “These additions place a renewed emphasis on business development, expanded career transition programs, leadership services, and a new offering of staffing and search,“ according to Mullikin.  He also will add marketing, administrative & client service coordinators and an expanded team of coaches and consultants.

About CPI-Kansas City

CPI-Kansas City is a Career Partners International (CPI) firm that helps companies select, develop and transition talent to improve business results.  As specialists in leadership development, executive coaching and career transition services, CPI-Kansas City helps employers design flexible, creative programs that are executed with individualized attention and thoughtful client service resulting in measurable impact in Kansas City.  Through its affiliation with CPI, CPI-Kansas City has the capability to deliver consistent, seamless services with 100 locations nationally and another 172 offices in 47 countries. More information can be found by visiting www.cpikc.com


Janice Pinson ǀ Market President ǀ Career Partners International – KC

Office: 913.322.0618 ǀ janice.pinson@cpikc.com

10975 Benson Drive Suite 390 ǀ Overland Park, KS 66210

About Career Partners International

Established in 1987, Career Partners International is one of the world’s largest and most successful global providers of talent management solutions.  Organizations of all sizes and industries turn to Career Partners International to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent using the expertise of over 1600 highly experienced professionals in the areas of assessment, executive coaching, leader development and outplacement. With more than 270 offices in over 47 countries around the world, Career Partners International assures that its clients have local experts with global reach in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services. Additional information can be found by visiting www.cpiworld.com.

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