Who We Are

Candace Garthwaite and Linda Buggy lead a team of exceptionally qualified recruiters and researchers whose primary goal is to give clients a competitive edge.

Candace Garthwaite

Candace Garthwaite is the quintessential recruitment  professional. Discreet, intuitive, intelligent and focused, she has been applying her expertise in organizations and human behavior to the business of  recruitment for the past 15 years. Prior to that, she was an education  professional specializing in the field of gifted and talented education.   

Entrepreneurial in spirit, Candace formed Garthwaite Partners in 1995 after a long career in executive search, including Blackshaw Olmstead and Lynch where she specialized in financial services and technology, and at The Madison David Group where she was a Regional Manager.   

A PhD in Education form the University of Connecticut, Candace is a specialist in identifying the educational needs of especially talented learners. She has worked extensively with education professionals and the government, including as a researcher for the National Association of State Legislatures. She has taken her unique skills of identifying and measuring intelligence and creativity and applied it to the business of executive search.   

Candace is an active member of her  Fairfield County, Connecticut and a strong advocate of family life. She is married with a son and two stepdaughters. Her leisure activities include yoga,  jogging, gardening and tennis. She was the founder of the Stamford Business Women's Roundtable and has played significant roles in the Financial Women's  Association (FWA) of New York, Women in Management (WIM ) in Stamford, and the YWCA of Greenwich, where she is a board member and co- chair of the Development  Committee.

Linda Buggy

Linda Buggy, M.S. has twenty years of domestic and  international experience in executive recruitment, assessment, executive  coaching, succession planning and leadership development. Her industry  experience includes financial services, consulting, entertainment/media,  technology and healthcare.  


Linda's clients include pre-IPO, consulting  and major corporations located in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. She is  known for her creativity, tenacity and ability to present a diverse slate of  outstanding candidates. Prior to joining Garthwaite Partners International,  Linda worked in Europe and the U.S. and held human resource management positions  with JP Morgan Chase & Co., GlaxoSmithKline, American Home Products and  Unisys. As a keynote speaker, Linda has spoken on "Outrageous Futures",  "Developing the Global Manager", "Aiming for Peak Performance", "Creating  Successful Career Strategies" and "Action Centered  Leadership".   

Additionally, Linda is the founder/director of "Outrageous  Futures" a women's leadership program and network. She has developed and  implemented mentoring programs for women managers in the U.S. and U.K. She has  taught career counseling and leadership courses at Fairfield University,  University of Bridgeport and the Young Leaders Conference at Oxford University  in the U.K.   

Linda is a member of the International Association of Career  Management Professionals, Association for Psychological Type and the Women's  Global Business Alliance. She has a Masters degree in Counseling and Human  Resource Development from the University of Bridgeport and professional  credentials in Human Resource Management from the U.K.