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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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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Allegis Partners Forms Alliance With Directors Academy

Search firm Allegis Partners is partnering with the Directors Academy to enhance its NextGen Directors Program, a peer-to-peer learning environment offering educational classes and networking opportunities. It is designed to accelerate the development and placement of next-generation board directors. The NextGen Directors Program also aims to accelerate shareholder value creation by building a pipeline of

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Acertitude Expands Search Team

Acertitude has expanded with the addition of former PeopleMatter CEO Nate DaPore as managing director. In his new role, Mr. DaPore partners with businesses to recruit board members, CEOs and senior business leaders across private equity, technology and health care. Mr. DaPore brings over 20 years of experience as a private equity investor and operating partner, software

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Job Security Climbs, But Worker Confidence Takes a Dip

Despite an uptick in the American labor force’s sense of job stability, the Worker Confidence Index dropped “significantly” by 7.9 percent for the second quarter of this year, according to a quarterly report by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The index dipped from 107.6 for the first quarter to 99.7. The decline

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CarterBaldwin Seeks CEO for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

The board of directors search committee of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has announced its selection of CarterBaldwin Executive Search to assist in the identification, evaluation and transition of its next CEO. Current CEO Jack Reasor will retire at the end of the year, closing out a 19-year tenure. Chris Guiney, partner and head of

Haydee Ortiz Olinger joins BarkerGilmore
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Former McDonalds’s Chief Compliance Officer Joins BarkerGilmore

Haydee Ortiz Olinger, who most recently served as global chief compliance officer for McDonald’s, has joined the advisory and coaching division of BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams. Ms. Olinger joins BarkerGilmore’s team of former Fortune 500 general counsel and chief compliance officers who provide strategic

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Kennedy Strengthens Presence in Norway

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has partnered with Human Assets Consulting Group AS in Oslo, Norway to bolster its presence in Northern Europe. Human Assets Consulting is a boutique executive search firm founded in 2015 by Petter Berg, Truls Mo and Haakon Heskja. Mr. Berg, who started in

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Boutique Search Firm TwentyPine Names CEO

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: Sales-focused executive recruitment provider TwentyPine has promoted Jamie Coakley to CEO. In tandem with this appointment, Max Maeder, founder and former CEO, will move to an industry advisory role as president to

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Over-Automated Recruitment Process Is Leaving Job Candidates Frustrated

Eighty two percent of potential employees are often frustrated with an overly automated job search experience, according to a new study by Randstad US. The survey, which examined job seekers’ perceptions, attitudes and expectations of the job search process, revealed that while most candidates find value in technology, they are stymied when it supersedes the human aspect

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Vetted Solutions Seeks New Leader for the Society for Imaging Informatics In Medicine

Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Leesburg, VA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Vetted Solutions president and founder Jim Zaniello and vice president Nancy Green are spearheading the assignment. The new executive director, the recruiter said, is expected to work with

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Spelman Johnson Lands Chief of Police for University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has named veteran police chief Kenton W. Rainey as chief of police after a national search by recruiting firm Spelman Johnson. Vice president Mark A. Hall led the assignment. The role called for a range of skill-sets, including planning, organizing, directing and administering the policing initiatives of the campus community and extended patrol

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Odgers Berndtson Expands Real Estate & Infrastructure Search Practice

Commercial real estate in North America is at a crossroads: While investment in the sector continues to increase, developers, asset managers and investors are facing new challenges when recruiting executives with the skills and experience needed to execute their organization’s strategic growth plans. With the rate of executive retirements in the sector accelerating, succession planning

BLNelson Group Launches In Dallas
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BLNelson Group Launches In Dallas

A new executive search firm, BLNelson Group LLC, has been launched in Dallas. The firm, founded by Blaine L. Nelson, will specialize in recruiting executives for the oil and gas and professional services sectors. “After spending 40 years in professional services, I have a great network of relationships,” Mr. Nelson told D Magazine, a Dallas city

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How to Accommodate Millennials as Workplace Demographics Shift

By 2020, Millennials will make up 40 percent of the workforce. But the perks that motivate them are unlike those that appealed to previous generations. To stay competitive, businesses must recognize this and adapt to the evolving needs of their workforce, according to a new report authored by Susan Gottlieb, a partner for Jobplex, Inc.,

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Collegiate Sports Associates Leads AD Search for University of Texas at San Antonio

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Finds Chief Nurse for Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

As the life sciences sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer (CNO) has traditionally been

Sheffield Haworth Acquires NBI Consulting
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Sheffield Haworth Acquires NBI Consulting

London-based executive recruitment firm Sheffield Haworth has acquired nbi Consulting, a specialist global executive search and talent management firm in the business and professional services sector. “Our businesses share a common capability and passion to solve clients’ talent needs in the areas of executive search, interim consulting and talent advisory,” said Tim Sheffield, executive chairman

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Carmichael Fisher Bolsters Industrial Search Team With Nine Hires

London-based executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has added nine new hires to its industry and manufacturing practice in the last three months. Jan Bieberbach, David Rodriguez, Gwenael Inarejos, Benoit Prevedi, Samuel Day, Jessica Bengtsson, Delicia Sequeira, and Katharine Horsburgh will be based in London. Annie Noorani joins the firm’s Los Angeles office. “I am delighted

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Close the Book on Searches and Hire the Best Candidates Quickly

Here’s a storyline that – unfortunately – plays out far too frequently: After interviewing all three final candidates for a senior level position, the members of the hiring team can’t come to a conclusion on which is best for the job. The hiring managers meet at the appointed hour, share their “gut feelings,” study organizational

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African Wildlife Foundation Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been selected by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Search consultants Mark Tarnacki and Addie Jones are heading the assignment. The CEO role, according to Phillips Oppenheim, is expected to provide strategic direction, management and thought leadership for AWF and pursue a compelling

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Prodigy Sports Acquires Ascension Sports Partners

Freehold, NJ-based Prodigy Sports, a nationwide leader in top-level sports recruiting, has acquired Ascension Sports Partners, a boutique search firm led by veteran recruiter Dan Rossetti. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Mr Rossetti, who has led Ascension for nearly 10 years, will assume the role of president of Prodigy Sports. “As Prodigy Sports

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Spencer Stuart Lands CEO for BioAmber

Recruiting firm Spencer Stuart has placed Richard P. Eno as the CEO of BioAmber Inc. in Montreal. He succeeds Jean-Francois Huc who resigned earlier this year for personal reasons. Mr. Huc remained with the company as a member of the board of directors and also assumed an advisory role with the management team to help ensure a smooth

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PRAXI Alliance Adds Member Firm In Australia

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added Six Degrees Executive as its latest member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide. Six Degrees Executive, which has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, provides in-depth specialist recruitment, talent consulting and C-suite appointments

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Recruiters Face a Double Threat from Automation, But There’s Good News

Automation is already heavily impacting many jobs, especially those in manufacturing and agriculture. Of five million manufacturing jobs lost since 2000, machines have replaced 4.4 million of them, according to researchers at Ball State University. Experts expect these same forces to hit white-collar jobs. After all, technology is cheaper than human labor, increases productivity, and

DHR International Acquires Fashion Boutique Search Firm Cooper+Logan
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DHR International Acquires Fashion Boutique Search Firm Cooper+Logan

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: DHR International has acquired boutique executive search firm COOPER+LOGAN. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. With the addition of two new managing partners, Susan Cooper and Tricia Logan, the acquisition strengthens DHR’s retail/fashion industry and functional expertise. COOPER+LOGAN, which was founded in 2008, specializes in

Crist|Kolder Places Ex-Uber President Jeffrey Jones CEO H&R Block
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Crist|Kolder Places Ex-Uber President As CEO at H&R Block

Global consumer tax services provider H&R Block has named Jeffrey J. Jones, the former president of Uber, as president and CEO. The firm enlisted executive recruiting firm Crist|Kolder to help fill the top post. Mr. Jones succeeds Tom Gerke, who had been serving in the role on an interim basis. “Our task was to introduce to the board of

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Arts Consulting Group Seeking New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) was recently tapped by Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E) to recruit its new president and CEO. ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau is leading the search. CA&E is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary

Spencer Stuart Leading Ceo Search For Aaron’s

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by Aaron’s, Inc. to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Ronald W. Allen, the company’s current CEO, is retiring at the end of the month. The search process will include a full review of both internal and external candidates. Aaron's, Inc. is a lease-to-own

PrincetonOne Adds to Minneapolis Office

PrincetonOne, a recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has named Kim Klein as general manager of its Minneapolis office. Ms. Klein brings with her over a decade of experience within the accounting and finance recruiting industry. Her responsibilities will include hiring, managing and training personnel; developing and delivering client solutions; and overseeing the day-to-day

SUPERIORHIRE Creates Executive Recruiting Division

SUPERIORHIRE, a recruiting firm serving Dallas-Fort Worth, has launched an accounting and finance executive recruiting division and added Nick Mathews and Amy Glassanos as recruiters in the new office. The recruiting division will focus on finding candidates and work to recruit and place positions up to the CFO of an organization and the managers that

Hays Plc Inks Deal With New York City FC

According the New York Post, The Big Apple’s professional soccer team, New York City FC, has signed a three-year partnership with Hays Plc, a U.K.-based executive recruiting firm; Hays will become the team’s official recruitment partner. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hays said it plans to help NYCFC, which is owned by the

Lonergan Partners Fills Engineering Position For Energous

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Cesar Johnston as senior vice president of engineering at Energous. The search was led by Mark Lonergan. Mr. Johnston most recently served as vice president of engineering for wireless connectivity at Marvell Semiconductor. “Energous promises to reinvent the way consumer electronics work. Cesar Johnston will have enormous impact

Russell Reynolds Associates Leading CEO Search for Darden Restaurants

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by Darden Restaurants to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Clarence Otis Jr. announced last month that he would step down as Darden’s chairman and CEO. Darden Restaurants is a full-service restaurant company, owns and operates 1,800 restaurants that generate more

Oxford Global Resources Opens in Irvine

Technology recruiting firm Oxford Global Resources has opened a new office serving the Orange County area in Irvine, CA. The new office will be run under the leadership of branch manager Jill Frakes, who brings 25 years of experience serving clients’ needs at Oxford. The company now has over 20 local offices serving major metropolitan

Brakston Grey to Acquire Mexico City-Based Top Hire

Recruiting firm Brakston Grey, a division of Alder Koten, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Top Hire in Mexico City. Top Hire will operate under the Brakston Grey brand. Jacqueline Jardel, founder of Top Hire, will join Brakston Grey as managing partner in Mexico City. Top Hire has annual revenues in the $500,000

McCormick Group Completes Search For Garvey Schubert Barer

The McCormick Group has placed Brad Deutsch as a partner in the Washington officer of Garvey Schubert Barer. Mr. Deutsch most recently served as chief of staff and senior legal advisor to commissioner Steven T. Walther at the Federal Election Commission. Handling the search for The McCormick Group were managing principal Stephen Nelson, who manages

Egon Zehnder Conducting CFO Search For University Of Michigan

Executive search firm Egon Zehnder has been selected by the University of Michigan to lead in its search for a new executive president and chief financial officer. School president Mark S. Schlissel has put together an 11-member search advisory committee. Lisa Connolly, the senior manager for executive searches in the Office of the President, will

Hardesty Adds Two to Professional Team

Hardesty, LLC has added Ken Anthony to lead a new practice in Atlanta. Mr. Anthony previously was CFO of Sparus Holdings Inc., which provides professional services to the natural gas industry. The executive services firm also hired Louise King as a partner and national director of recruiting, based in the firm’s Dallas/Ft. Worth office. Ms.

Executive Search Activity Continues Positive Trend

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) second quarter report on the worldwide executive search industry indicates quarter on quarter revenue growth of almost 10 percent and a year on year growth of 11 percent, keeping steady with HSZ Media’s recent three-year industry trend line. The number of search assignments conducted by member firms increased

Alexander Mann Opens Office in Belfast

London-based Alexander Mann Solutions has opened a new office in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Belfast Global Client Services center will be Alexander Mann Solutions’ fifth and the first to be opened since the company was sold by Graphite Capital to U.S. private equity fund New Mountain Capital in October 2013. Rosaleen Blair, founding CEO of

51job Posts13 Percent Revenue Gain

51job, Inc./(NASDAQ:JOBS), a provider of integrated human resource services in China, reported second quarter revenues were $73.8 million, an increase of 13.1 percent for the same quarter in 2013. Online recruitment services revenues for the second quarter were $50.3 million, a 15.8 percent increase. Rick Yan, president and chief executive officer of 51job, said: “In

Diversified Search Finds CEO for M&F Bank

Diversified Search has placed James H. Sills as president and chief executive officer of Mechanics and Farmers Bank (M&F Bank), the wholly owned subsidiary of M&F Bancorp, Inc., a one-bank holding company headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. The search was led by Diversified Search president Dale E. Jones and Euris Belle, managing director in the

Wheless Partners Leading President Search for U. of West Alabama

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has been selected by the University of West Alabama to lead in its search for a new president. Currently, the university is being led by John Blackwell, who was appointed interim president in May. Founded in 1835, The University of West Alabama is a public university located in Livingston, Alabama.

Millennium Search Appoints Senior Executive Director

Millennium Search, a boutique recruiting firm, has appointed David Florence as a senior executive recruiter. Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Florence brings over 25 years of experience as a technology executive to the firm. He has spent time as a product, marketing and business development executive in the hardware, telecommunications and software sectors. His career

Tatum Adds Managing Partner in Atlanta

Executive services firm Tatum LLC has added Scott Law as its new Atlanta office managing partner. Drawing on an extensive career in executive search, in which he held leadership positions with several staffing companies, Mr. Law is responsible for building out Tatum’s local practice through market and business development and helping employers understand how Tatum

Trust Management Consultants Opens Office in Germany

Recruitment consultancy The TRUST MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS group (TMC) has opened a new office in Saarbrucken, its third office in Germany. The firm also has offices in Dusseldorf (headquarters), Frankfurt, Luxembourg and London. TMC is active in various industries and operates in several countries, including Poland, Russia, China and the U.S.

Debeer, Stokes & Partners Completes Search for RS Technologies

Debeer, Stokes and Partners, a member of Signium International, has recruited Bradley Grainger as vice president sales, North America, at RS Technologies Inc. Gerd DeBeer, managing partner at DeBeer, Stokes, led the assignment. Prior to accepting his new role, Mr. Grainger served as the regional manager for The Lighting Quotient for Western USA and Canada.

JDG Associates Finds CEO For AGA

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Ann Ebberts as executive director and chief executive officer at The Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Ms. Ebberts spent the last 26 years of her career at Booz Allen Hamilton, recently retiring after serving as a vice president in the financial services group. JDG Associates has been

Odgers Berndtson Posts Record Results in Canada

Odgers Berndtson reports that business was up more than 40 percent in the first six months of 2014 in Canada as a result of the firm’s move last December to a centrally-owned and fully-integrated business. “In Canada, we have just recorded the strongest financial quarter in our history,” said Carl Lovas, Canadian chairman of Odgers

CTPartners Grows; Adds Partners In Mexico City

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has added Muriel Belda as a partner in the firm's technology, media and telecom practice and Victoria Hyde as a principal in its financial services and private equity practices. Both are located in Mexico City. With over 16 years of experience in the executive search business, Ms. Belda has completed assignments

Michael Page Promotes Managing Director

Recruitment consultancy Michael Page International has promoted Graham Lucas to managing director. Mr. Lucas started his career at the firm in 2004 as a consultant in Michael Page Retail Operations. In 2005, he transferred to Michael Page Buying & Merchandising and was instrumental in building the brand to become a leading player in the industry.

Spano Pratt Leading CFO Search for AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Spano Pratt Executive Search has been selected to help the Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin identify its next chief financial officer. According to a statement, ARCW’s current CFO is retiring. As a statewide organization, ARCW has headquarters in Milwaukee with nine statewide offices and clinics, and is Wisconsin’s largest provider of HIV prevention, care and

Martin Partners Finds CFO For New York Wire Company

Executive search firm Martin Partners has tapped Roger Sim as the chief financial officer of New York Wire Company. Mr. Sim was previously finance director, Americas at Global Closure Systems. New York Wire is a manufacturer of wire mesh and wire products servicing a broad range of industries and applications. New York Wire is backed

Bench International Names VP, Executive Recruitment

Global executive search firm Bench International has appointed Dr. Sally Barennes vice president, executive recruitment. Dr. Barennes will be responsible for business development, client relationships and search execution in Europe, and work as an active member of the firm’s executive team and in close collaboration with Janet Foulkes in the firm’s London office. She joins

Dasein Executive Search Adds Corporate Manager

Dasein Executive Search has added Cecília Meirelles as its new corporate manager. Ms. Meirelles has 20 years of professional experience with recognized performance in national and multinational companies including Mercedes-Benz do Brazil, Robert Bosch Ltda, Kahn do Brasil (FORD Camaçari- Plant), Tracbel S/A and Chamber of Commerce & Industry Brazil- Germany – AHK Minas Gerais.

CDI Corp. Posts 7.9 Percent Revenue Increase; MRI Up 4.2 Percent

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted second quarter revenues of $284.3 million, an increase of 7.9 percent from revenues of $263.4 million in the prior year quarter. Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) second quarter revenues climbed 4.2 percent to $15.3 million compared to last year. The company reported net income of $4.4

Phillips Oppenheim Leading CEO Search For Community Healthcare Network

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Community Healthcare Network to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Susan Meade and Paul Spivey are handling the assignment. Community Healthcare Network (CHN) is a not-for-profit agency that provides access to quality, culturally competent and comprehensive community-based primary care,

Boyden Adds Partner in Technology Practice

Boyden has added John Budriss to its New York office as a partner in the firm’s technology practice. Mr. Budriss formerly served as head of talent acquisition at Bloomberg LP and as chief human resources officer at Bloomberg’s enterprise division. He has placed C-level executives and domain subject matter experts in roles such as CEO,

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