Selectpath Acquires Carswell Partners, a Career Partners International Firm

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Selectpath Benefits & Financial announced the acquisition of Carswell Partners, the Ontario office of Career Partners International.

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Selectpath Benefits & Financial (Selectpath) announces the acquisition of Carswell Partners Inc., the South Western Ontario office of Career Partners International. Gordon Hart, President and CEO of Selectpath and newly appointed CEO of Carswell Partners, and Terry Gillis, the new President of Carswell Partners, announced the acquisition effective January 1, 2013.

“The addition of Carswell Partners marks an important milestone in the history of Selectpath Benefits & Financial and creates new standards in the human capital space,” said Hart. “By joining Carswell Partners and Selectpath, we have become the pre-eminent human capital firm in the region. Through the strongest team of professionals in the industry with access to the widest breath of resources, we provide our clients with innovative products and services focused on what we believe is the most important topic facing today’s economy – people.”

Gillis added, “In partnership with Selectpath, we are a stronger leader in delivering on our Strategic People Solutions promise; bringing innovative solutions and insights to organizations across the region. Building on the work started in 1990 by Bill and Barb Carswell, our singular focus remains the same; to serve clients exceptionally well through distinctive value, best in class service, and measurable impact. Clients can be confident that the support of Selectpath and their expertise will further enhance our ability to help organizations manage their most pressing people challenges.”

The combined Selectpath and Carswell Partners offering creates a regional leader in human capital solutions and services, benefiting all stakeholders in several ways: increased resources and opportunities to serve clients with stronger capabilities, the combination of two leading regional brands, complementary product and service portfolios across consulting, benefits, HR process, and outsourcing, a diversified presence across industries and organization sizes, and cost savings and operational efficiencies.

The combined firm will continue to provide high-quality services to customers by offering:

  • Consulting Services to help business build and manage strategies for attracting, rewarding, retaining, developing, and motivating the best talent in the industry.
  • Benefits Solutions to provide an integrated, scalable approach to help organizations improve delivery, reduce compliance risk, and enable organizations to focus on more strategic issues.
  • Process Outsourcing to help create a more strategic HR function by transforming delivery models and improving employee experiences.
  • A Global Network through Canadian Benefits Advisors (national network of employee benefit and pension firms), United Benefits Advisors (an international network of employee benefit and pension firms), and Career Partners International (the world’s largest and most successful global human capital consultancy).

About Carswell Partners

Carswell Partners Inc. is a full range provider of human capital management services to organizations throughout South Western Ontario. Since 1990, Carswell Partners has helped organizations facilitate change, improve performance, and sharpen competitive edge throughout the business lifecycle. Across its main practice areas—new hire assessment, employee engagement and retention, leadership development, executive coaching and career transition — Carswell Partners designs flexible, creative programs that are executed with individualized attention and thoughtful client service, resulting in measurable impact. As the South Western Ontario partner of Career Partners International (CPI), a global human capital management consulting partnership comprised of over 200 offices in 40 countries around the world, Carswell Partners offers services worldwide, delivered consistently with high standards by top-tier partner firms and state-of-the-art technology.

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, leadership development and outplacement. With more than 200 offices in over 40 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

About Selectpath

Selectpath is the leading regional provider of financial services and employee benefits. Through its network of advisors, Selectpath delivers value via innovative client centered solutions to over 850 organizations and 3,000 households, managing in excess of $200 million in annual premiums and over $200 million in investment assets under management. Selectpath was named Small Business of the year in 2007 by the London Chamber of Commerce, and recognized for exponential growth by Profit Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies. An Imagine Company, Selectpath is a strong financial supporter of the communities we serve. Selectpath is a founding member of Canadian Benefits Advisors, a national network of independent benefit consulting firms sharing similar values and purpose. Selectpath is also the sole Canadian member of United Benefits Advisors, North America’s largest network of independent benefit consulting firms.

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