Our Owners

It is with great pride and gratitude that we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Career Partners International Buffalo│Niagara (CPIBN). What a tremendous privilege to serve our clients, program participants, and the Western New York community.

Special thanks to our founder Bob Caldwell for pioneering the outplacement industry in the region and to our dedicated staff for supporting our reputation of excellence by delivering service with the utmost integrity.

As transition specialists, we welcome the opportunity to support you in career change, leadership development, and job advancement. We are here for you every step of the way.

Mark Weigel and Dottie Austin
(CPIBN Co-Principals)

30th Anniversary Logos

We’re A Little Different

Our partnership with Career Partners International, one of the most respected career management organizations in the world, dates back to 1986. Through CPI, we are able to serve clients at more than 200 state-of-the-art facilities around the world – all dedicated to career transition. CPIBN/CPI truly is your local partner with global expertise.

Our distinction lies in your sense of belonging while you are here. It is a feeling of being part of a family dedicated to one thing – your career success. It is a sense of being with people who have walked in your shoes and are willing to get inside your head with you as we help you work your way through this most important career and life journey. It is a sense that you can trust us to guide you through this transition as much as we will trust you to embrace our unique process.

To experience the “CPIBN Connection” you will have to trust your instincts and good judgment. Poke around as much as you like. Ask us every question on your mind. Visit with our clients – past and present. Check our references. Validate our reputation. Talk with our staff. Before coming to CPIBN we want you to be comfortable with your decision to come.  We welcome your scrutiny. We welcome your comparisons. We invite you to join us and become one of the thousands of our unique success stories for whom there are no comparisons.


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Developing top performers

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Vision & Mission

Our Vision

Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara will always be the leading and most respected provider of talent management services to the Western New York community.

Our Mission

Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara is a career and talent management firm providing effective, ethical services to recruit, retain, coach, and transition talent. We deliver world-class services that exceed client expectations.


Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara is guided by the following values each day, every day:

  • Respect for the individual…consider the dignity and rights of employees and candidates
  • Personal and corporate integrity…it defines who we are
  • Honoring our commitments…whatever the cost, deliver what we promise
  • Service to our community…give back, without expecting a return
  • Doing what is right…there is no other way
  • Deliver quality service…for candidates and clients alike

Bob Caldwell

Our Founder

Bob Caldwell

We recognize the profound vision and the tenacity of Bob as he pioneered the outplacement business in Western New York.  In 1986, after finishing his tenure at Bethlehem Steel as the HR Superintendent, Bob found himself in a career transition and launched RW Caldwell Associates (later re-named as Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara).  Under his leadership, Bob grew the business and joined Career Partners International which enabled the consulting firm to deliver transition services throughout the world.  We sincerely thank Bob for building a solid foundation to continue his work.

Diversity Policy

CPIBN is committed to ensuring that the services we provide meet the varied individual needs and expectations of all staff and candidates alike and that everyone has equal access to services, regardless of their race, heritage, gender, religious or non-religious belief, nationality, family background, age, disability, or sexuality. We aim to ensure that our contractors, strategic partners, and others who deliver our services also share our core values.