CARIDEO TO BATTALIA WINSTON

NEW YORK — Joseph J. Carideo, formerly senior partner with Thorndike Deland Associates executive search, has joined Battalia Winston International to head up the retail search practice.
Carideo has placed senior retail executives at Disney, The May Department Stores Co., Duty Free Shops, Calvin Klein, Liz Claiborne, The Body Shop, the National Basketball Association, L.L. Bean, Lands’ End and Sears, Roebuck & Co., among others.
“I look forward to the opportunity to build a retail practice and expand the firm’s existing consumer products business,” Carideo said in a statement. “These practices will be complemented by the firm’s existing strengths in professional services, industrial, technology, e-commerce, financial services and health care.”
Carideo, 52, has more than 20 years of executive search experience. He joined Thorndike Deland as an associate in 1980 and was named partner in 1983 and senior partner in 1990 when he was named practice leader for the firm’s retail clients. He was also involved in TDA’s consumer products area. Carideo said he has also conducted “top-tier management due diligence for clients on targeted acquisitions, as well as, organizational reviews.”
Prior to his career in executive search, Carideo served in executive staffing and management development positions at American Express and R.J. Reynolds Industries.