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How One Recruiter’s Board Participation Is Paying Off

For executive search firm leaders, serving in a board capacity for outside companies can be rewarding on several levels. There’s service to a company, of course. But a lot of valuable learning also goes on in such work, be it about emerging trends, the latest ideas or the hottest businesses and their talent. It also

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Kymab

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Sonia Quaratino as chief medical officer of Kymab Group, a human monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company. She will manage the clinical development of the organization’s expanding therapeutic antibody portfolio. Dr. Quaratino is an immunologist and joins Kymab from Novartis, where she served as global clinical program leader – transitional clinical oncology, responsible for

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Launches

Major, Lindsey & Africa Latest Firm to Launch Consulting Services

Search firms continue to break into new areas, be it through acquisition, alliance or providing new services. It’s a trend being seen at large recruiters and small boutiques alike as recruiters look to provide clients with services for finding, assessing, onboarding and retaining their senior-level talent. The latest: Major, Lindsey & Africa has launched a

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True Search Adds Partners In New York, San Francisco

Executive recruiter True Search, which was recently recognized as one of the top 50 search firms in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, has added Thor Bucy, Jennifer DeCastro, Ryan Hall and Barry Wahlberg to its roster of partners. “Thor, Jennifer, Ryan, and Barry are among the most talented consultants in the industry and with the brightest futures,” said Brad Stadler, founder and managing

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CHROs Reveal Serious Gap In HR Talent

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers (CHRO) and other senior level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones most in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR

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Goldsmith & Co. Leading Investment Officer Search for NY Public Library

Demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and in the years ahead it is expected to soar. Recruiters say the need for chief investment officers (CIO) across the asset allocator spectrum, including endowments and foundations‎, and corporate, public and state plans, have significantly increased in number over the last five years

In-Depth

DRI Offers Money Back Guarantee On Candidates

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), which focuses on the talent needs of small to mid-sized companies, is backing up its executive searches with a retention guarantee of its placements for one to two years. Direct Retention, as the firm calls its new product offering, revolves around a thorough evaluation of candidates by DRI as

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Janssen & Associates Seeks New Leaders for Non-Profits

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce more than $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time

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SearchWide Names Hotel and Resort Practice Leader

Executive recruiting firm SearchWide has brought aboard John Brich, former director of sales for the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, as a vice president. Mr. Brich takes the lead in managing the recruiter’s hotel and resort practice. He is charged with opening a new regional office in the Cincinnati area, the sixth location for the firm. Mr.

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What Can Companies Do to Create An Inclusive Culture

Diverse organizations outperform their peers, and in the process embed inclusion strategies into almost all their management decisions, according to new research by advisory firm Bersin by Deloitte. That may be a key reason why 78 percent of those responding to the firm’s latest survey believe diversity and inclusion is a competitive advantage. Even so, only 12

Launches

DHR International Forms Partnership to Ease Clients’ Digital Struggles

DHR International, Ogilvy & Mather and International Data Corporation (IDC) have launched a partnership to help their customers in the Asia-Pacific market overcome the challenges of digital disruption. Typically, businesses view digital transformation as an IT issue. But for a company to successfully make the change, multiple functions within the organization must be brought into the fold. That’s where

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AlbertHall&Associates Lands Artistic Director for Arizona Theatre Company

The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board of directors has named David Ivers as its new artistic director. Executive recruitment firm AlbertHall&Associates conducted the nationwide search. ATC’s current artistic director, David Ira Goldstein, will remain with the company the end of June, when his 25-year tenure officially ends. Mr. Ivers served as artistic director at the Utah Shakespeare

M&A

Acquisitions Continue to Make Headlines In Recruiting Industry

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: Solon, OH-headquartered Torch Group has acquired Selker Leadership, a search firm that places candidates in the technology and software fields. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Selker Leadership’s president, Gregory L. Selker, will join Torch Group as senior vice president and search operations leader,

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Morgan Hunt Appoints London Office Leader

Moscow-based executive search firm Morgan Hunt has named Maria Yankovskaya as head of its London office. Ms. Yankovskaya has over 18 years of experience in executive search, including 10 years as a consultant in the banking practice of Ward Howell International in Moscow and six years as a lead consultant and partner with a major international search firm in London.

Trends

Recruiting Industry Game Changer On the Horizon

One year from now, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. The law will have a tremendous impact on how companies, government agencies and, yes, executive search firms across the E.U. — including the U.K. — handle personal data. Ignore the law and you can expect tough penalties for failing to comply.

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Credit Union Resources Leads CEO Search for Carolinas Credit Union League

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

M&A

Buffkin / Baker Merges WTW Associates Into Its Expanding Search Platform

Search firm Buffkin / Baker has merged New York-based WTW Associates into its expanding executive recruiting platform. WTW, a talent provider focused on the media, entertainment, technology and law industries, will integrate its operations into the Buffkin / Baker New York office. Terms were not disclosed. “We have greatly enhanced our entertainment/media practice this year, and are excited to have

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Carmichael Fisher Lands CEO for CEPI

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has recruited Dr. Richard Hatchett as chief executive officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Principle consultant Tarquin Bennett-Coles led the assignment along with managing director Justin Hobday. Dr. Hatchett joins the organization from the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),

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Penrhyn Forms Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice Group

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has launched a new global technology, media & telecoms practice group, led by Yanouk Poirier, managing partner of Montreal-based search firm Leaders International. It brings together search consultants who specialize in the technology, media & telecoms space throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Japan, the Philippines,

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What Matters Most to Today’s Well-Informed Workers

Historically, the balance of power between employers and candidates has favored employers. Candidates had few sources of information about open positions, corporate culture or company vision, let alone compensation and benefits. But the talent market is changing. Big time. Candidates today report a dramatic increase in the amount of information they have about a company

Interview

How One Recruiter’s Board Participation Is Paying Off

For executive search firm leaders, serving in a board capacity for outside companies can be rewarding on several levels. There’s service to a company, of course. But a lot of valuable learning also goes on in such work, be it about emerging trends, the latest ideas or the hottest businesses and their talent. It also

Search Assignment

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Kymab

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Sonia Quaratino as chief medical officer of Kymab Group, a human monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company. She will manage the clinical development of the organization’s expanding therapeutic antibody portfolio. Dr. Quaratino is an immunologist and joins Kymab from Novartis, where she served as global clinical program leader – transitional clinical oncology, responsible for

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Atlanta Hawks Turns to Turnkey Search for New GM

The Atlanta Hawks has retained Turnkey Search to lead its hunt for a new general manager. The team fired past GM Wes Wilcox after the Hawks record dipped to 43-39 this past season and the team lost to the Washington Wizards in the opening round of the playoffs. “As we have said from the beginning, we are committed to

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RSR Partners Appoints Head of Risk Practice

Executive search firm RSR Partners has named Talal Debs as a managing director and head of its risk practice. With a strong combination of risk management, finance, and academic experience, Mr. Debs will focus on recruiting senior executives and directors to navigate new risk, regulatory and compliance issues for clients. His areas of concentration will include insurance, investment banking, trading and

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7 Ways to Evaluate Your Executive Search Firm

When businesses have high profile, top leadership roles to fill, executive search firms can provide indispensable service. The best recruiters walk alongside a client at every stage of the hiring process. They know the questions to ask that help define the requirements of the role. They take the time to thoroughly understand company culture. And

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Spelman Johnson Leading Hunt for University of Chicago Police Chief

The University of Chicago has enlisted search firm Spelman Johnson to find its next chief of police. Vice president Mark A. Hall is leading the assignment. The school is looking to have a new leader in place by July. The role calls for a range of skill sets, including planning, organizing, directing and administering the policing initiatives of

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SearchWide Recruits CEO for Visit Aurora

Visit Aurora has appointed Bruce Dalton as president and chief executive officer following a search led by recruiting firm SearchWide. He succeeds Gary Wheat, who established the organization in 2010. Senior vice president Mark Gnatovic led the assignment. Mr. Dalton is a second-generation leader in the hospitality industry. He comes to Visit Aurora with 29 years of industry experience,

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Ratliff & Taylor Appoints President

Executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has appointed Beth Sweeney as its new president. An accomplished leader with deep industry experience, she has been widely recognized for her work in sales and marketing throughout a 20-plus year career. As president, Ms. Sweeney will have full profit-and-loss responsibility for each of the company’s three practices: executive search, leadership

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Focus Search Partners Continues Expansion

Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, has brought aboard Richard D’Antoni as managing partner of the firm’s healthcare and private equity practices. Mr. D’Antoni has more than 20 years of experience in matching high-performing executives with leading healthcare companies, ranging from venture capital and private equity-backed portfolio companies to publicly held organizations.

Alexander Hughes Opens In Iran

Iran’s economy is a mixture of central planning, state ownership of oil, village agriculture, and small-scale private trading and service ventures. So it seems like an unusual outpost for a recruiter. But Alexander Hughes’ Iranian office has now officially opened for business. Shayan Shadfar and Christophe Laurent-Atthalin are managing the new operation. CEO Julien Rozet, Mr. Shadfar

Search Firms Plucking Talent From Colleges In Record Numbers

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. It is an old adage that seems to apply more and more to universities and search firms these days. Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA), a recruiting outfit focused of finding athletic directors and C-suite executives at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, has expanded with the addition

Spencer Stuart In Hunt for ‘Global CFO’ for Amaya

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand and hunting them down is keeping many of the nation’s leading recruitment operations busier than ever. Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has just been selected by billion dollar Canadian online gambling operator Amaya to lead its search for a new finance chief. Daniel Sebag has advised Amaya that

Optimum Talent Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm Optimum Talent has named Peter Zukow as president of central Canada and Matt Goff as vice president of client solutions within its leadership assessment and development practice. Over the past 21 years, Mr. Zukow has been a driving force behind Canadian executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners. He is also a member of Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO), and an

Worker Productivity at Risk When Senior Leaders Depart

Employee productivity can take a big hit when the boss leaves, a new survey shows. According to research from recruiting firm Robert Half, both workers and CFOs believe having a vacant senior leader role has an adverse impact on a team’s efficiency, though those in leadership (70 percent) are likelier to find it an even greater

Greenwood / Asher Recruits President for Embry-Riddle

Executive search firm Greenwood / Asher & Associates has placed Dr. P. Barry Butler as the sixth president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Partner Jan Greenwood led the search and was supported by Julie Holley, one of the firm’s principals and business unit directors, and senior search consultant / practice leader Shelley Feather. “Embry-Riddle was seeking a

SRiCheyenne Names CEO

Executive search firm SRiCheyenne has named Jay Hussey as CEO. Chief executive and founder, Pat Mastandrea, has moved into a new role at the firm as vice chairman. SRiCheyenne was recently launched following the January merger of the US-based media and content recruitment provider, Cheyenne Group, and UK-headquartered SRi (formerly Sports Recruitment International). As CEO, Mr. Hussey will

Lehman Associates Lands CEO for Texas Association of Business

Executive search firm Lehman Associates has recruited Jeff Moseley as chief executive officer of the Texas Association of Business (TAB). He succeeds Bill Hammond, who last August announced his retirement from TAB after approximately 18 years at the helm. When it announced the search, TAB said it was seeking a dynamic, proven business advocate to oversee operations of

Korn Ferry Hay Group Names New Leader In Hong Kong

Korn Ferry has named May Knight as country managing director, Korn Ferry Hay Group. She will be based in the company’s Hong Kong office. In her new role, Ms. Knight will drive Korn Ferry Hay Group’s growth in Hong Kong in alignment with its general regional strategy. Ms. Knight brings to the firm over 25 years of

Chief Talent Officer Delivers Pivotal Advice to the C-Suite

Joanne (Jo) Rencher has been a visionary, results-driven business and human capital leader almost from the start. She’s led major initiatives across a variety of industries, where she’s become well-versed in strategy development and execution, human capital strategies, rigorous P&L management and board governance. Her background is, indeed, impressive. After an early foundation as a

MLA and Allegis Partners Names President

Legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) and executive search firm Allegis Partners have named John Cashman as president. In his new role, Mr. Cashman will head strategic efforts to elevate the business of both firms, jointly owned by Allegis Group, a global talent solutions leadership provider. Previously, he served as a partner and vice president of MLA. “For the

Foster & Associates Taps CEO for Aurora Plastics

Executive search firm Foster & Associates has placed Darrell K. Hughes as chief executive officer of Aurora Plastics Inc. Robert Foster, the firm’s president, led the assignment. Mr. Hughes replaces Jim Domo who left the company at the end of last year. He previously served as vice president and general manager of the pressure sensitive materials business at Avery Dennison North

Kaplan Partners Leading CFO Search for Old Point National Bank

Executive search firm Kaplan Partners has been retained by Old Point National Bank to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Current CFO Laurie Grabow plans to retire this summer after three decades with the Hampton, VA-based bank. “Laurie’s dedication through the recession positioned our company well for the future,” said Rob Shuford Jr., Old Point

Lucas Group Expands IT Practice In New York

Executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Marc Wilder as a managing partner and leader for the firm’s information technology division in New York City. He will help meet the increased demands of clients and candidates in the New York tri-state market. “We are thrilled to have Marc lead the team with his positive attitude, wealth

Despite Economic Uncertainty, Recruiters Optimistic About 2017

More than 75 percent of recruiting firms met or exceeded their revenue goals for 2016, according to a new Bullhorn recruiting trends report. Going into 2017, the report concluded that the vast majority of recruiting professionals remain bullish, despite swelling threats of global economic uncertainty and talent shortages. Compared to last year, recruiting professionals said they expected

Miller Black Tapped by Hilton Foundation to Recruit VP Talent & Culture

Executive search firm Miller Black Associates has been retained by the Agoura Hills, CA-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to lead its search for a vice president of talent and culture. Managing director Joanna Miller is leading the assignment. Reporting to the organization’s president and CEO, the VP of talent and culture is the highest ranking human resources officer position

Indiana Bar Association Taps Waverly Partners for Next Leader

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been retained by the Indiana State Bar Association to lead its search for a new executive director. Current leader Tom Pyrz, who has been with the organization for over 21 years, will retire later this year. Managing directors and principals Joel Epstein and B. Harrison Turnbull are leading the assignment. The executive

La Fosse Associates Opens First U.S. Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has opened its first U.S. office based in Santa Monica, the hub of Los Angeles’ thriving tech and digital sector, where it is already engaged in a number of assignments for organizations ranging from early stage start-ups to global concerns. Tom Vaughan, who heads-up the new location, will be responsible for

Women In Leadership Opens In Australia

Veteran executive recruiter Jacqueline Lehmann has launched Women In Leadership International in Australia to focus on diversity recruiting for executive general management, marketing & sales, commercial and operations positions. The firm will deliberately set its sights on traditionally male dominated industries, including automotive, logistics & supply chain, and the utilities sectors. Women In Leadership will also work within sectors

U.S. Economy Continues Expansion With Hourly Employees

Hourly workers continue to be a major driver of the U.S. economy. According to recent research released by LinkedIn and job board Snagajob, there are currently 78 million hourly workers in the U.S. comprising 59 percent of the entire country’s workforce. Yet, there are very few resources dedicated to helping hourly workers get jobs and advance

Fairway Consulting Group Recruits CEO for Cue Biopharma

Executive search firm Fairway Consulting Group has placed Daniel Passeri as president and CEO at Cue Biopharma, a start-up company whose mission is to develop drugs that can command and control a select T cell response. Dan Gold, president and global head of the R&D recruiting practice at Fairway, led the assignment. “First and foremost, Cue Biopharma was

Management Consultants for the Arts Begins Hunt for Music Leader

Stamford, CT-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has been selected by Music of the Baroque (MOB) in Chicago to lead its search for a new executive director. After an 18-year tenure, Karen Fishman has decided to retire as MOB’s executive director in June. Partner David Mallette and managing director Louise Kane are leading the assignment.

Boyden Expands Atlanta Office

Executive search firm Boyden has expanded its staff in Atlanta with the addition of Steve Nilsen as a partner. Mr. Nilsen brings expertise in global marketing and executive search. Most recently, he was a partner with recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, where he specialized in the placement of C-level executives in the consumer and healthcare sectors. Prior to

Leaders Trust Expands Search Staff In France and Mexico

Executive search firm Leaders Trust International has added Pierre-Yves Stintzy as a partner in France and Rogelio Salcedo Villacampa as a partner in Mexico. Mr. Stintzy, who joins the firm’s Paris office, will focus on industrial operations, supply chain, procurement and real estate search assignments. Before joining Leaders Trust, he had been a managing partner and led boutique executive search

Top Recruiter Says These 8 Skills Will Keep You Competitive

One thing executive recruiters know inside and out are skill sets. Whether they look at soft skills or hard skills when they review any candidate’s ability to perform a job, this is the one area they look at more closely than anything else. Soft skills are interpersonal, or people oriented. Recruiters say these are the most

Caldwell Partners Assists St. Boniface Hospital In CEO Placement

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has assisted the St. Boniface Hospital’s board of directors in the appointment of Dr. Bruce Roe as its next chief executive officer. Harry Parslow, leader Caldwell’s healthcare, education, government & associations search practice, led the assignment. Dr. Roe had been acting president and CEO since 2015 following the death of hospital president Dr. Michel Tétreault.

ManpowerGroup Acquires Ciber’s Spain Business

ManpowerGroup has signed a purchase agreement with Ciber, Inc., a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company, to acquire its business in Spain. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal builds on ManpowerGroup’s already established business in Spain. Since 1988, ManpowerGroup Spain has offered workforce solutions across its five brands — Manpower, Experis, ManpowerGroup Solutions,

Here Are Some Talent Management Trends Transforming HR

Executives continue to say that their organizations cannot succeed without assertive HR leaders who can take a strong stance on talent issues and use relevant facts, including data analytics, to deliver an informed point of view. This makes understanding current talent management trends essential for HR leaders everywhere. Marc Effron, founder of non-profit HR networking

Ventura Partners Recruits President for Zildjian

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has recruited John Stephans as president of the Zildjian Company. He will report directly to chief executive officer Craigie Zildjian. Bob Damon, a partner at Ventura, led the assignment. Mr. Stephans is the former CEO of IdeaPaint. Earlier in his career, he held a series of senior level marketing and sales positions with Gillette,

Diversified Search Names HR Practice Co-Leader

Executive search firm Diversified Search has appointed veteran recruiter Chris Berger to co-lead its human resources practice with managing director Judy Boreham. With more than 25 years in human resources executive search, Mr. Berger most recently was co-founder of Connecticut-based search boutique RomanoBerger LLC, where he worked alongside partner Darren Romano. They collectively completed hundreds of

Credit Union Resources Recruits Richfield-Bloomington CEO

Executive search firm Credit Union Resources has placed Gregory Worthen as chief executive officer of the Richfield-Bloomington Credit Union (RBCU) in Houston. Mr. Worthen’s 20-plus years of bank and credit union experience, and over 15 years of senior management experience, is expected to be a valuable asset to the executive team at the $270 million

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