Career Partners International – Cleveland Celebrates Twenty-Five Years by Giving Back to the Community

Posted February 5, 2015

Career Partners International is a leading global provider of outplacement, career transition, executive coaching, and other talent management services.Chapel Hill, NC (2/5/2014) – Ratliff & Taylor, the Cleveland, OH, office of Career Partners International, a leading global provider of outplacement and executive coaching services, is celebrating 25 years of business success with a series of events designed to give back to the Ohio community.  

“In recognition of our 25th year in business, we will celebrate with 25 distinct events that capture and reaffirm our vision and values,” commented Mike Milby, President and CEO of Ratliff & Taylor. “We will be giving back to our community and celebrating our work impacting so many people.”

“Celebration 25/25” launched late last month with a tribute to founder Jim Ratliff’s service in the United States Army Special Forces. At this first of the 25 events planned for 2015, employees participated in a winter clothing and sundry drive benefiting the Cleveland Veterans Resource Center, a branch of the Volunteers of America that provides transitional housing, an employment program, a mental health treatment program and resource fairs for veterans.

Other events planned as a part of “Celebration 25/25” include additional philanthropic and volunteer-driven campaigns as well as professional initiatives and social events. The signature event will be an anniversary party for clients and friends in conjunction with the firm’s hosting of the Career Partners International’s Annual North American Region Meeting in Cleveland in August.

“My vision at the onset was to build a firm dedicated to helping senior executives as they navigate career transition,” notes Jim Ratliff, who formed the Cleveland-based firm in 1990 and quickly expanded with the addition of Rick Taylor. “Supporting the careers of people in our own community remains foundational in our work.”

“We’re extremely proud of everything that Jim, Rick and the entire team have accomplished in Cleveland,” commented Dave Hemmer, President and CEO of Career Partners International. “Since joining our organization, they have played an integral role in building our organization with Jim’s past leadership roles and service on our Board of Managers.”

Ratliff & Taylor will be featuring the events of “Celebration 25/25” on their website as well as social media sites including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. More information can be found at

About Career Partners International

Career Partners International enhances organizational performance and people’s lives every day! As a global leader in talent management consulting since 1987, organizations of all sizes and industries trust Career Partners International for the very best outcomes to their most challenging and important talent strategies and initiatives. With the most experienced and respected consultants in more than 45 countries, Career Partners International provides clients with one-on-one access to local experts in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent to drive organizational performance. More information may be found at

About Ratliff & Taylor/Career Partners International – Cleveland

Ratliff & Taylor/Career Partners International – Cleveland is the largest full-service human resources consulting firm in Northeast Ohio. Since 1990, the company has provided tailored solutions to clients of all sizes and industries across the national and global marketplace. The firm’s services include executive search, leadership development, career transition and HR solutions. From connecting great people to great opportunities to providing career coaching that drives results, Ratliff & Taylor/Career Partners International – Cleveland specializes in the talent management solutions that transform the way organizations do business.

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