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Highland Partners Appoints New Vice Chairman; James Bethmann Named Vice Chairman at Highland Partners.

NEW YORK -- Highland Partners, a leading retained executive search boutique and a division of Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HHGP), today announced the appointment of James Bethmann, a Partner in the firm's Dallas office, as the Vice Chairman of Highland Partners. In addition to his new role as Vice Chairman of Highland Partners, Jim leads the firm's Global Technology & IT Services and Industrial Sectors.

"Jim has been with Highland Partners for the last three years and is a recognized leader across our firm and within the search industry," says Michael T. Kelly, Chairman of Highland Partners. "I am honored to name him Vice Chairman, where he will provide a significant contribution to the executive and operating committees of the firm, as well as continue his leadership in growing our technology and industrial sectors globally."

His previous leadership roles in the US Navy, industrial and technology industries, and the executive search industry provide the experience necessary to ensure Highland Partners' clients receive world class service. Jim oversees all senior-level executive recruiting assignments within the global technology industry, including such areas as enterprise and applications software and services, hardware and peripherals, telecommunications equipment and services, information systems/services/outsourcing, aerospace and defense, as well as management and professional services.

About Highland Partners

Highland Partners, a leading global boutique in C-level retained executive search, specializes in recruiting CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs and board directors. The firm is organized along both industry and geographic lines, allowing it to offer clients exclusive access to an international talent base.

Highland Partners is a division of Hudson Highland Group, Inc., one of the world's leading professional staffing, retained executive search and human capital solution providers. More information about Highland Partners is available at
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