Raines International Inc. Announces Promotions

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Leading executive search firm announces promotions to Director, Research Manager, and Communications Manager.

Fiscal Year 2013 reflected growth in every functional practice area of the firm, including General Management, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations, Strategy, and Diversity.

At the start of its 2014 Fiscal Year, Raines International Inc. announced today the promotion of several members of its team.

Alison Hunter has been promoted to Director. In this role, Ms. Hunter will continue to manage and oversee ConsultantTrack.com, the firm's exclusive, content-driven website for current and former management consultants, providing career-focused resources such as compensation information, current opportunities, and interview insights. In addition, Ms. Hunter will continue to serve as executive recruiter on strategy related assignments for post-MBA through Partner-level consulting talent, as well as executives with former consulting experience. Ms. Hunter joined Raines International in 2010 as a Research Associate, and subsequently managed the firm’s Research Department before assuming responsibility of ConsultantTrack.com. Ms. Hunter graduated summa cum laude from Colgate University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Courtney Ryan has been promoted to Senior Associate, and will support the firm’s Fortune 500, Private Equity, and Startup clients as an executive recruiter on assignments in a variety of functional areas, including finance, marketing, and operations. Ms. Ryan was most recently Manager of the firm’s Research Department. She graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French.

Dana Epsten has been promoted to Research Manager and has assumed responsibility for all search execution and business development research support, as well as the Research Associate and Intern development programs and training. Ms. Epsten began her career at Raines International as a Research Associate. She graduated cum laude from Colgate University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in International Relations.

Kristen Ridgway has been promoted to Communications Manager, a newly created position at Raines International. In this role, she will lead Raines International’s public relations, social media, and online efforts. Ms. Ridgway began her career at Raines International as a Research Associate. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History.

“We are very fortunate to have such talented professionals within our team,” said Dan Smith, Managing Director and COO, Raines International. “Alison, Courtney, Dana, and Kristen have made significant contributions to our firm, and they will continue to add tremendous value to our clients. I am confident that they will excel in their new roles.”

Fiscal Year 2013 reflected growth in every functional practice area of the firm, including General Management, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations, Strategy, and Diversity.

About Raines International Inc.
Founded in 1969, Raines International Inc. is one of the country’s preeminent retained executive search firms with expertise in a range of industry sectors and functional areas. Specialty Practice Areas include: Sales & Marketing, Finance, Operations, Strategy & Business Development, and Diversity. The firm’s client base includes some of the world’s best performing companies, leading private equity firms and global not-for-profit organizations. The firm is a longstanding member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) as well as the International Association for Corporate and Professional Recruitment (IACPR). For more information about the firm, please visit http://www.rainesinternational.com.

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