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Phillips Oppenheim Leading Director Search for Yale’s Schwarzman Center

Yale University’s Schwarzman Center has retained the services of Phillips Oppenheim to find an executive director. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the search. Schwarzman Center, which is expected to be completed in 2020, will be the new student center and is much anticipated as the hub of campus life for the

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Jorgenson Consulting Selected to Find New Leader for the Wayne Economic Development Council

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting has been selected by the Wayne Economic Development Council to lead in its search for its next president. Todd Jorgenson, managing director and principal, is heading the assignment. The organization has formed a search committee to identify, interview and recommend candidates to replace president Rodney Crider. Jorgenson Consulting will

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Asia Pacific Leader

Russell Reynolds Associates has named Peter L. O’Brien as the region head for Asia Pacific. He takes over from Peter Drummond-Hay, who returned to the firm’s New York office in March. Mr. O’Brien will be responsible for managing Russell Reynolds’ business across the region and driving growth in key markets, including China, India, Japan, South

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ManpowerGroup Names North America President

Becky Frankiewicz has joined ManpowerGroup as president of its North American operations. Reporting to chief operating officer Darryl Green, she will oversee all of the company’s brands and offerings in the region, including Manpower, Experis, Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions. Ms. Frankiewicz comes to the firm from PepsiCo, where she led one of its largest

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100 Companies That Excel In HR

How best to gauge the effectiveness of a human resources department? For the last four years, Workforce magazine has issued its rankings of the “world’s top companies for HR.” This year, like last, in its list of 100 companies, the publication rated Google at No. 1, followed, in order, by Facebook, Coca-Cola, Deloitte and AT&T.

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Spencer Stuart Taps New Leader for Healthcare Organization Swedish

After an extensive search, Dr. Guy Hudson has been named chief executive officer of Swedish Health Services. The organization enlisted Spencer Stuart to find its new leader. After an evaluation process led by the board and Spencer Stuart, the trustees voted unanimously to select Dr. Hudson, who has served as interim CEO since February and has practiced at

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Marquee Search Seeking Leader for Raiders Foundation

Professional football’s Oakland Raiders is seeking an executive director of its charitable arm, the Raiders Foundation. To conduct the search, the team has enlisted Marquee Search, a recruitment firm that specializes in sports and entertainment. Marquee president Jeff Yocom is spearheading the assignment. The Raiders Foundation, established two years ago, is committed to increasing community

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Heller Search Expands to Fill High Demand for IT Leaders

Technology-focused executive recruiting firm Heller Search Associates Inc., has expanded with the addition of Kelly Doyle as managing director. The search and subsequent selection of Ms. Doyle was managed by Rochelle Schumer of R&L Associates. With over 20 years of industry experience in executive search and talent acquisition for technology executives, Ms. Doyle joins Heller

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IRC Adds New Partner In Greece

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added MEIHUNT Corporate Talent Management in Greece as its 47th member firm. It will now be known as IRC Greece. MEIHUNT Corporate Talent Management specializes in the pharmaceutical, retail and FMCG sectors. The firm also offers coaching for leadership development and outplacement. Founder and managing director Katerina Meimaroglou is

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Korn Ferry Posts 20 Percent Revenue Gain Bolstered by Acquisition

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today posted 2017 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.57 billion, an increase of 20.5 percent from $1.303 billion in 2016. The growth was primarily driven by the acquisition of the global management consulting firm Hay Group. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant — the largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media — recorded fourth quarter

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Hardman Batchelor Launches In Austin

Austin grew faster by percentage in the last five years than all but one other city in the U.S. — Charlotte, NC, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, yet finding the best executives to lead its burgeoning business community remains a challenge. In response, recruiting veteran Edward Batchelor has launched executive search firm Hardman Batchelor

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TillmanCarlson Lands CFO and Controller for Roadrunner

On the heels of completing its chief information officer search, executive search firm TillmanCarlson has recruited Paul Schwind as chief accounting officer and corporate controller and Terence R. Rogers as EVP and chief financial officer at Roadrunner Transportation Systems. Founder Rob Tillman led the searches. Mr. Schwind is a senior financial leader with 17 years of experience in both public

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Kevin Chase Executive Search Fills Top Post for UCHAPS

UCHAPS, the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services, has named Kevin T. Jones as its executive director. The appointment is the culmination of an exhaustive national search led by Kevin Chase Executive Search Group, members of UCHAPS’ board of directors and representatives from its community and government advisory committees. Managing partner Kevin Chase led the

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Hudson James Human Capital Acquires Vitae Selection

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: U.K.-based recruiter Hudson James Human Capital has acquired boutique search firm Vitae Selection. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Established in 2008, Vitae Selection specializes in consumer, packaging, ingredients and energy sector appointments across the U.K. and international markets. Over the

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Access to Information Raises Stakes, and Heat, On Leaders

These are exceptionally high-pressure days for corporate leadership. Choosing the right talent has always been serious business, but in today’s environment the consequences of a misfire loom larger than ever. Likewise, if a leader fails to deliver, the pain can be deeply felt throughout an organization and beyond. Constantine Alexandrakis, U.S. region head for Russell

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Allen Austin Continues Global Expansion

With assignments increasingly rolling in from around the globe, executive recruiters are developing new practices, hiring recruiters and opening new locations. The latest: Executive search firm Allen Austin has a new hub in Istanbul, and has added offices in Turkey, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. Serkan Yagcioglu joins the firm as vice president of international operations

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R. William Funk Gets Nod to Find New President for SDSU

Executive search firm R. William Funk & Associates has been selected by the California State University system to conduct the search for the next president of San Diego State University (SDSU). The search will be led by R. William Funk, president of the recruitment firm. He will be assisted by R. William “Willie” Funk III

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Nonprofit Talent Seeking New Leaders for Pittsburgh-Based Organizations

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 $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 high, search

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SRiCheyenne Names Leader of Digital Media, Technology and Private Equity Practices

Executive search firm SRiCheyenne has expanded with the addition of Keith McAllister as a partner and leader of its digital media, technology and private equity practices. Focused on internet, digital media and SaaS companies, Mr. McAllister joins the firm from Accelent, where he executed C-level assignments for a range of clients, from early-stage growth companies to the

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Summer Hiring In Full Throttle

The summer job market is upon us and with good news: Companies are stepping up their seasonal hiring. Forty-one percent of employers plan to hire workers for the summer, a significant jump from 29 percent last year. Of those who are hiring summer workers, 34 percent are hiring a friend, 30 percent a family member and

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Phillips Oppenheim Leading Director Search for Yale’s Schwarzman Center

Yale University’s Schwarzman Center has retained the services of Phillips Oppenheim to find an executive director. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the search. Schwarzman Center, which is expected to be completed in 2020, will be the new student center and is much anticipated as the hub of campus life for the

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Jorgenson Consulting Selected to Find New Leader for the Wayne Economic Development Council

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting has been selected by the Wayne Economic Development Council to lead in its search for its next president. Todd Jorgenson, managing director and principal, is heading the assignment. The organization has formed a search committee to identify, interview and recommend candidates to replace president Rodney Crider. Jorgenson Consulting will

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Buffkin / Baker Strengthens Healthcare Technology Practice

Executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has expanded with the addition of Mark Farrington, a well-known health information technology industry executive and entrepreneur, as partner in its healthcare technology practice. “Mark has more than 35 years of experience in successful high growth private equity backed companies in healthcare, technology and e-commerce, and he will be a great asset

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Rinalytics Advisors Names New Leader

Bangalore-headquartered executive search firm Rinalytics Advisors has appointed search veteran John Irudayaraj as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Irudayaraj will both head the firm and steer it towards the next level of growth in analytics leadership hiring across global markets. Mr. Irudayaraj, an executive search veteran, has over two decades of market experience

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Heidrick & Struggles Leads CEO Search for Avon

With retail undergoing major shifts, businesses increasingly want CEOs who can lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and are unfazed by ambiguity. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to Omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in consumer behavior all have an influence on the changing face of

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Vetted Solutions Finds New Leader for NAPHSIS

Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has assisted in placing Shawna Webster as the executive director of the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS). The recruitment firm’s vice presidents Nancy Green and Evelyn Savage led the assignment. In her new role, Ms. Webster oversees governance and business operations for a $2.2 million organization representing

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ZRG Expands Recently Launched London Office

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded its recently launched London office with the additions of Tim Kemp and Christophe Mille. Mr. Kemp joins ZRG Partners with solid search experience from several global firms. Most recently, he was with Korn Ferry, where he led the professional services search practice in the

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O’Rourke and Associates Names President

Search firms have seen a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: San-Francisco-headquartered executive search firm O’Rourke & Associates has appointed Rebecca Bower as president. Ms. Bower is widely regarded as a top leadership advisor with a career that spans nearly 25

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Odgers Interim Announces Expansion

The pressure has never been greater for organizations to deliver strong business results in less time and with fewer resources while mitigating the risk of hiring the wrong leaders. To that end, a number of companies have been turning to temporary leaders to fill their C-suite needs and executive search firms are stepping up. Odgers

Burtch Works Fills Chief Data Scientist Role for Upside Travel

Executive search firm Burtch Works has placed Adam Holmes as chief data scientist at Upside Travel, Priceline founder Jay Walker’s new startup that uses big data to optimize travel deals for business travelers. Founder and managing director, Linda Burtch, led the assignment. Mr. Holmes will spearhead the company’s use of terabytes of data delivered daily from online hotel and airline reservation

Tyler & Company Leading Chief Medical Officer Search

Executive search firm Tyler & Company has been retained by Chase Brexton Health Care to lead its search for a chief medical officer. Senior consultant Charlotte C. Tinsley is leading the assignment. Chief medical officers have become ultimate decision makers on clinical policy, and often serve as key members of an organization’s senior leadership team engaged in defining overall

Heidrick & Struggles Names Culture Shaping Leader for EMEA

Heidrick & Struggles has named Ian Johnston as managing partner, culture shaping for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “In his new role, Ian will accelerate and expand on the culture shaping work we are doing today for clients across the region to support their strategies for profitable growth,” said Michael Marino, executive vice president and

Alexander Mann Launches Talent Collective

London-based talent acquisition and management services firm Alexander Mann Solutions has introduced its new consulting group, Talent Collective. While the leadership provider has offered a strong and comprehensive consulting segment as part of its talent solutions service platform within Alexander Mann Solutions, the differentiation of a dedicated consulting brand will formally enable it to provide greater end-to-end talent

Korn Ferry Looks At Harnessing Ambitions of High Octane Employees

Ambition is the raw material of success. We see it everyday in every outstanding organization. High performers, no matter what field they’re in, are fueled by an intense desire to succeed — ambition propels them forward and enables them to overcome obstacles and setbacks. But ambition levels differ markedly among individuals — even among high achievers. Some people

Witt/Kieffer Names Andrew Chastain As CEO

After leading one of the nation’s top 10 executive search firms — and the single largest specializing in healthcare, education and non-profit — Charles ‘Chuck’ W.B. Wardell will step down from his role as chief executive officer of Witt/Kieffer at the end of June. Andrew P. Chastain, who has been with the firm since 1997 and currently serves as managing partner and chairman

Schall Executive Search Places CEO At Hennepin Theatre Trust

Schall Executive Search has recruited Mark Nerenhausen as president and chief executive officer of the Hennepin Theatre Trust. He succeeds Tom Hoch, who stepped down as president and CEO last month after serving for more than 20 years. Mr. Nerenhausen is the founding director and professor of practice of the Janklow Arts Leadership Program at Syracuse University. He

DHR Places First Female AD at University of Pittsburgh

Search firms have been tasked to find athletic leadership for universities across the country. In one of the latest, DHR International has just placed Heather Lyke as athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh. She becomes the first woman to take on this leadership role at the school, replacing Scott Barnes. Glenn Sugiyama, DHR’s managing partner and global

Vaco Acquires Managed Services Division of Binary Semantics

Talent solutions provider Vaco has acquired the managed services division of Binary Semantics, a software development and systems integration company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. For more than 30 years, Binary Semantics provided large-scale outsourcing services to technology and media organizations across the globe. Together, the combined companies will form a global powerhouse offering

Robots Are Coming for Your Job. Here’s How, Why and When

The potential for job losses due to advances in technology is not a new concern. But over the past few years, fears of technology-driven job losses have emerged with advances in ‘smart automation’ – the combination of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other digital technologies. The impact of innovation is already visible in driverless cars

BoardWalk Consulting Recruits CEO to Top Human Rights Leadership Post

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has just selected civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta to assume its senior leadership post. Crystal Stephens, a director at executive search firm BoardWalk Consulting, led the assignment. Ms. Gupta will hold the titles of president and CEO of both The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and

ADK Consulting In Hunt for Chief Development Officer

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has been retained by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority to lead its search for a chief development officer (CDO). This position offers a compensation package in the range of $190,000 to $220,000, with an attractive range of benefits, including a deferred compensation plan and participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. The incoming CDO

Talent Connections Expands Into Washington, D.C.

Atlanta-based executive search firm Talent Connections, LLC has opened a new metro Washington, D.C., practice. Patricia Hughes, a business development professional, will lead the practice. “We are thrilled to bring our longstanding HR and executive search offerings to the metro D.C. area and in the backyard of the headquarters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM),”

Talent Shortages In Asia Give Rise to Unique Glass Ceiling

Talent shortages aren’t just a problem in the U.S. Candidate pipelines in Asia are being squeezed as well, and it’s leading women leaders across Asia to feel trapped in regional roles, according to a just-released report by Heidrick & Struggles. “The firm’s study reminds leaders at headquarters to take notice of Asian women leaders as an

R. William Funk & Associates Recruits New President for Auburn

As the academic year starts to wind down, a number of colleges and universities across the country are already preparing for September. For many of them, that means opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will result in new, high profile leaders to take them into the new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, more

Elinvar Leading CEO Search for Research Triangle Foundation

Executive search firm Elinvar has been retained by the Research Triangle Foundation (RTP) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Liz Rooks, a longtime Research Triangle Foundation executive, is currently serving as interim CEO. She came out of retirement to take the job shortly after Bob Geolas left for unexplained reasons last September. Elinvar’s president and

Valent Mordan Names CEO, Plans for ‘Growth Phase’

Executive search firm Valent Mordan has appointed John Valenti as its new chief executive officer. Headquartered in Dallas, Valent Mordan was founded in 2015 and provides executive search services to a wide array of sectors. Mr. Valenti previously spent 17 years as a partner with Kenexa, a talent acquisition and employee engagement cognitive HR software business

Russell Reynolds Associates Adds to Industrial, Energy & Natural Resource Practice Groups

Russell Reynolds Associates has added Lloyd Semple and Dan Hawksworth to the firm’s industrial, and energy & natural resources practices. The additions to the team, both based in Chicago, will build on Russell Reynolds’ expertise in all three sector specializations. Mr. Semple advises and recruits C-suite level executives for clients across a breadth of industrial segments, including

Dunleavy White Continues Expansion

London-based executive search firm Dunleavy White has strengthened its staff with the additions of Sarah Hanan and Danita Waterfall-Brizzi as partners. Ms. Hanan will spearhead growth within the firm’s travel and aviation sectors. She has over 20 years of experience within the travel industry starting her career as an international travel consultant with STA Travel before moving into recruitment.

Talent Leaders Struggling to Keep Up With New Work Culture

Companies are facing a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work, and these shifts have already changed the rules for nearly every organizational people practice, from learning and management to executive recruiting and the definition of work itself. Every business leader, no matter their function or industry, has experienced

Herd Freed Hartz Leading CEO Search for Northwest Harvest

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has been selected by Northwest Harvest to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Past CEO Shelley Rotondo is retiring at the end of June. Search firm partner Fred Pabst is leading the assignment. The incoming executive has big shoes to fill as Northwest Harvest CEO. Under Ms. Rotondo’s 16-year

Kincannon & Reed Lands Chief Commercial Officer for Calyxt

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Manoj Sahoo as chief commercial officer of Calyxt Inc. Mr. Sahoo will work closely as part of Calyxt’s executive team to build a commercial partnership network, execute a go-to-market plan for the company’s products and ensure Calyxt’s integrated commercial success moving forward. Mr. Sahoo joins the company from Cargill, where he spent seven

Kingsley Gate Partners Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has expanded with the addition of Andrew Blane as a partner. He is located in the firm’s Princeton, NJ office. Mr. Blane brings nearly two decades of experience in executive search, marketing and business development to Kingsley Gate. He has conducted numerous team lift-outs for the buy-side of the asset management sector,

HVS Executive Search Expands Asia Pacific Team

HVS Executive Search has named Florian Kittler as senior vice president, Asia Pacific. He will be based in Hong Kong. Mr. Kittler has over two decades of experience in the hospitality and executive recruitment industry across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He gained his operational leadership know-how with several global five-star hotel chains, including Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental

How Recruiters ‘Close the Deal’ With Job Candidates

With an economy that just keeps rolling along, many employers are faced with a difficult workplace challenge: How to attract talent in a candidate-driven market. In any business cycle, whether it’s up or down, the initial connection with a prospective hire is the easy part. Getting them on board, especially when markets are this robust,

Korn Ferry Makes Leadership Changes As Transition Continues

Korn Ferry has announced several key leadership changes in three areas which the company said further positions it for growth and expansion. The managerial adjustments come on the heels of Korn Ferry releasing 2017 fiscal Q3 revenues of $381.9 million, an 11 percent top line jump over a year ago. “Our firm is growing in both size and

Bialla Partners Land CEO for San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; Adds New Partner

Following an extensive national search, Bialla Partners has placed Tallia Hart as president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Partner Jeff Hodge led the assignment. Ms. Hart was selected for her inspiring leadership, in-depth non-profit management experience and passion to advocate for the business community. She is the first woman, minority, and youngest to

Pi Executive Places CHRO at Ajinomoto Windsor

Talent advisory firm Pi Executive has recruited Marco A. Leal as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Ajinomoto Windsor, a top manufacturer of Asian / Ethnic foods. The search was conducted by partner and board member Pierre Trippitelli and assisted by director Katherine MacLane. Mr. Leal brings over 20 years of experience developing world class HR organizations within fast

IRC Continues Asia Pacific Expansion

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has expanded in Korea with the addition of McKinney Consulting Inc. an executive search and leadership consulting firm based in Seoul. Founder and president Steven B. McKinney, an American from North Carolina with extensive leadership, executive search and leadership coaching experience in Korea, established MicKinney Consulting in 2001. His six-member

Why Ambitions Fall As Women Strive to Reach the C-Suite

Young women, it seems, have a healthy sense of ambition. Nearly three quarters of them in the early stages of their professional careers aim to reach the top level of the corporate ladder, according to the recent ‘Leaders & Daughters Global Survey‘ report by Egon Zehnder. The findings, based on an exhaustive seven-country examination of working

David Barrett Partners Places Investment Chief At Dartmouth

Executive search firm David Barrett Partners has placed Alice A. Ruth as chief investment officer of Dartmouth College. After serving for more than six years as Dartmouth’s CIO, Pamela Peedin is stepping aside as the school year winds down later this spring. Ms. Ruth, who spent the last eight years as chief investment officer for Michael Bloomberg’s family office, Willett Advisors,

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