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Executive Search Gets ‘On the Ball’ In Sports Recruitment

For years, the majority of senior level search assignments emanated from traditional employers. Prominent among them: financial services and healthcare concerns, industrial and manufacturing companies, and consumer products giants. But as the search for talent expanded and grew more complex, institutions that at one time seemed insular moved to recruit more and more outsiders. Over

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Academic Search Recruits General Counsel for Dartmouth College

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has placed Sandhya Subramanian as general counsel of Dartmouth College. Vice president and senior consultant William Howard led the recruiting process, which included reviewing institutional needs, candidate recruitment, candidate assessment & selection, interviews and overall talent management guidance. “Dartmouth College has made an excellent choice in Sandhya,” said Mr. Howard. “Dartmouth is an

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Hunt Scanlon to Host Conference in New York

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AETHOS Consulting Group Lands CEO for Associated Luxury Hotels

Executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has placed Josh Lesnick as president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels. Managing director Andrew Hazelto led the search. In this new role, Mr. Lesnick will oversee all business operations and subsidiaries of Associated Luxury Hotels, which significantly expanded its global footprint, services and collection of member hotels with the recent

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Morisey-Dart Group Names Search Practice Leader

Southwest Florida-based executive search firm The Morisey-Dart Group has expanded with the addition of Mickey Kampsen as director of recruitment services for global sourcing & merchandising. In her new role, she will lead the firm’s recently established global sourcing and merchandising search team that will focus on hardlines, softlines, and food retail companies. She previously served as president

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Executive Search Gets ‘On the Ball’ In Sports Recruitment

For years, the majority of senior level search assignments emanated from traditional employers. Prominent among them: financial services and healthcare concerns, industrial and manufacturing companies, and consumer products giants. But as the search for talent expanded and grew more complex, institutions that at one time seemed insular moved to recruit more and more outsiders. Over

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Academic Search Recruits General Counsel for Dartmouth College

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has placed Sandhya Subramanian as general counsel of Dartmouth College. Vice president and senior consultant William Howard led the recruiting process, which included reviewing institutional needs, candidate recruitment, candidate assessment & selection, interviews and overall talent management guidance. “Dartmouth College has made an excellent choice in Sandhya,” said Mr. Howard. “Dartmouth is an

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ON Partners Lands CFO for McAfee

Executive search firm ON Partners has recruited Mike Berry as executive vice president and chief financial officer of McAfee. Mr. Berry been a CFO for more than 10 years in both public and private technology companies. Most recently, he served as EVP, CFO, and chief operating officer at FireEye, responsible for worldwide finance, accounting, data analytics, investor relations, facilities, procurement,

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Charles Aris Names Three Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has expanded its services with the addition of three new practice leaders. Established nearly 50 years ago, Charles Aris is a search industry pioneer focused on senior level assignments within the strategy & business development, private equity, consumer / retail, finance & accounting, sales & marketing, education, executive leadership, engineering &

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Robert Half Posts Flat Q1 Revenues

Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.29 billion, a two percent decrease from revenues of $1.30 billion during the same quarter last year. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecasted revenue of $1.27 billion. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company record first quarter profit of $78.5 million, or 62

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10 Ways Business Leaders Can Improve Their Appeal to Candidates

Hundreds of media outlets are running pieces every week about the talent shortage and challenges in finding skilled labor and filling top level job openings. Companies, of course, are well aware of the problem. U.S. demographics show baby boomers retiring, Millennials switching jobs at the drop of a hat, and increasing wage costs to secure talent

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McDermott & Bull Posts 54 Percent Revenue Gain

McDermott & Bull posted revenues of $12.3 million last year, a 54 percent rise from the previous year, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released from Hunt Scanlon Media. The Irvine, CA-based search firm currently has 13 consultants across five offices. “A number of factors contributed to our growth,” said Rod McDermott, co-founder and managing partner. “For the

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Howe-Lewis Retained by Three Non-Profits to Find Development Officers

According to recruiters, chief development officers are in high demand as fundraising prowess and having an ability to drive growth is becoming an essential part of the skills required of nearly every competitive organization today. No industry is immune to the need for top drawer chief development officers. All CDOs, say recruiters who specialize in finding

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Polachi Lands Marketing Leader for Visual IQ

Executive search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Wayne St. Amand as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Visual IQ Inc. In his role new role, he will be responsible for driving business expansion through the company’s global marketing and training efforts. Mr. St. Amand is a veteran marketing leader with a track record of significantly accelerating the growth trajectory and valuation

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Caldwell Partners Adds Recruiting Specialist to Connecticut Office

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has added Kathy Ventura as a partner in the firm’s consumer, e-commerce & retail, and marketing & communications practices based in its Stamford, Conn office. Ms. Ventura recruits senior executives in all areas of consumer products and services, including consumer technologies, automotive, lifestyle brands and consumer financial services. She also specializes

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Heidrick & Struggles Posts 7.5 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted first quarter revenues of $140 million, a 7.5 percent increase from revenues of $130.2 million during the same period a year ago. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecasted revenue of $145 million. The company’s

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Russell Reynolds Associates Launches Board & CEO Advisory Group

Following similar moves taken by rivals, Russell Reynolds Associates has launched a separate board and CEO advisory division within the firm. The shift takes the nation’s No. 5 search firm beyond its core recruiting business and further into process planning, assessment, strategy & performance measurement, and culture shaping. The new advisory group brings together the expertise of

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Curran Partners Finds Compliance Head for Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Executive search firm Curran Partners/ECI Group has recruited Gary P. Budney as vice president, head of quality assurance and compliance at publicly-traded Achillion Pharmaceuticals. Founding partner, Michael Curran, led the assignment. “Our client is a development-stage pharmaceutical company, which means that its principal activity is research into prospective treatments for various diseases, the development of those that are sufficiently

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Acertitude Lands CFO for Aligned Energy

Executive search firm Acertitude has placed Anubhav Raj as chief financial officer of Aligned Energy. The search was led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner, supported by partner Geoffrey Votta. Aligned Energy said this latest addition to its leadership team will further help the company to innovate and optimize data center infrastructure to reduce the

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Kincannon & Reed Continues Global Expansion

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of David Carpintero as managing director. He will work out of Brussels, Belgium, where he will focus on senior recruitments for crop input, crop processing and trading, and produce clients across Europe and worldwide. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Mr. Carpintero had

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Best Methods to Lure Active and Passive Job Candidates

Traditionally, an active candidate is a person actively or casually looking for a new job a few times per week, while one deemed passive is considered satisfied with their current role and therefore searches occasionally for a new job, if at all. But according to one new study, the definition of active and passive candidate,

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Orlando Magic Turns to Korn Ferry In GM Hunt

The Orlando Magic has seen a flurry of management moves since the end of the most recent NBA regular season. Now the team has turned to Korn Ferry to help it land a new general manager. The Magic fired past GM Rob Hennigan saying it was time to go in a different direction after missing the postseason for five

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Coleman Lew Starts CEO Search for McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been retained by the McColl Center for Art + Innovation to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Reporting to the board of directors, the incoming CEO will have full responsibility for all facets of the organization and its mission, including fundraising, operations, and

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Why Your Culture Is Your Brand

Culture shaping is now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, and most search firms, including boutiques, now offer some variation of it. The latest entrant: LaSalle Network has launched Culture 20/20 to help companies recondition their value and culture environments. LaSalle Network said it has seen firsthand the impact

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RSA Group Adds to U.S. Search Staff

According to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences, persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies as they try to navigate a new world of work — one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for

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A Top Recruiter Offers ‘Five Golden Rules’ for Career Advancement

Ted Pryor, managing director with Greenwich Harbor Partners, recently took a phone call from a young professional seeking career advice. She works at a major private equity group for its chief of staff. She told the recruiter she works nights and most weekends and was having a difficult time meeting her career goals. She seemingly had it all, thought

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Heidrick & Struggles Places First Female President at Baylor

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the first female president of Baylor University. She becomes the school’s 15th leader. Past president, Kenneth Starr, resigned following a sexual assault scandal. Since 2011, 17 female Baylor students reported sexual or domestic assault charges against 19 football players at the university. This included at least four alleged gang rapes. Mr.

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Dingman Company Leading Pastor Search for Evangelical Free Fullerton

Executive recruiting firm The Dingman Company is currently seeking a senior pastor for Evangelical Free Fullerton in California. Search firm president Bruce Dingman is leading the assignment along with vice president Dr. Richard Kidd. The incoming senior pastor of EvFree Fullerton will provide directional leadership for the church and work with its elders to develop and articulate

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Hedley May and Exchange Place Partners Merge

London-headquartered executive search firm Hedley May and New York-based Exchange Place Partners have merged. The alliance creates a global oriented search firm and Exchange Place will retain the Hedley May name. The merger will allow the newly combined search firms to execute senior functional and leadership searches for multinational companies, financial institutions, professional services firms and regulatory

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Manpower Posts Four Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted revenues of $4.8 billion, an increase of four percent, compared to revenues of $4.5 billion a year ago. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.69 billion. The Milwaukee-based staffing company recorded net earnings of $74.4 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $71.7 million, or 98 cents per diluted share, a

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Why Onboarding Is Key to a Successful Recruiting Strategy

Effective onboarding can make or break an executive’s success in a new role, yet an Egon Zehnder study of global HR executives and newly appointed leaders shows less than a third of organizations actively support their executives to adapt to the cultural and political climate – which rank as the top reasons new leaders fail. With the

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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Hanna Andersson

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones are now, in fact, critical C-suite players. The recruitment of these executives continues to be a critical hire for companies. The latest one: Hanold Associates has placed Wayne Young as CHRO of Hanna Andersson. Partner Keri

Chrisman & Company Finds CEO for First NBC Bank

Executive search firm Chrisman & Company has placed Carl J. Chaney as chief executive officer of New Orleans-headquartered First NBC Bank. Longtime leader and founder, Ashton Ryan Jr., recently stepped aside as CEO. The bank is using the opportunity to separate the roles of CEO and president; Mr. Ryan will continue on as president. Founding search firm partner

EMA Partners Forms Partnership With Decision Dynamics

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has formed a joint venture with Decision Dynamics AB, a global provider of solutions for leadership and talent management. EMA will get access to Decision Dynamics’ tools, which it will deploy across all of its leadership search engagements and also through its leadership consulting practice, to offer solutions

Talengo Expands Healthcare Practice

Executive search firm Talengo has named Rosa García-Tizón as director of its healthcare recruiting practice. Ms. García-Tizón began her professional career in the healthcare sector, where she occupied different positions in Abbott’s hospital and pharmaceuticals divisions. In 2005 she led the business and human resources strategy for the Hospira project, the first spin-off from Abbott. Over

Why Amazon Remains Prime Hunting Ground for Headhunters

Egon Zehnder has assisted BAMTech, the $3.5 billion live digital streaming service, in naming Michael Paull as its new chief executive officer. The company is a recent spin-off of MLB Advanced Media in which Disney acquired a $1 billion stake to launch ESPN’s multi-sport subscription streaming service. He replaces Bob Bowman, MLB’s president of business and media,

ZRG Partners Fastest Growing Search Firm In the Americas

ZRG Partners posted revenues in its Americas region of $18.6 million last year, a 67 percent rise and a large enough increase to make it the fastest growing search firm in the region, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released from Hunt Scanlon Media. ZRG currently has 42 consultants across 14 offices global offices, with global

Russell Reynolds Associates Tapped to Find Center for Human Drug Research CEO

The Center for Human Drug Research (CHDR) has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its chief executive officer search. Jacques Bouwens, leader of the search firm’s global healthcare practice, is currently on the hunt for candidates with proven scientific track records. Reporting to the organization’s board of trustees, the chosen CEO will be the key member of

Focus Search Partners Names Technology Practice Partner

Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, has named Steve Finder as managing partner of its global technology and financial officers practice. Based in San Francisco, he will lead a team of consultants and add new market sectors, including additional depth in enterprise software, space/frontier technology and cybersecurity. Mr. Finder has more than 20

Johnson Executive Search Adds Former HR Executive to Its Ranks

Johnson Executive Search has expanded with the addition of former human resources executive Stephanie Owens as a recruiting advisor. Ms. Owens specializes in placing middle and senior level marketing, business development and communications talent in law firms across the U.S. She has spent the majority of her career as a human resources and people operations executive

Private Equity Firm In Talks to Acquire CareerBuilder

Private equity firm GTCR LLC is in exclusive talks to acquire CareerBuilder for more than $1 billion. The sale would allow CareerBuilder’s owners – TV station operator Tegna Inc., broadcasting company Tribune Media Company and newspaper group The McClatchy Company – to cash out from a non-core business. GTCR has prevailed in an auction for CareerBuilder,

Witt/Kieffer Tapped by University of Illinois to Lead Provost Search

Academic institutions continue to turn to executive recruiters for leadership guidance. The latest: the University of Illinois has selected Witt/Kieffer to lead its search for a new provost for its Urbana campus. The recruiting firm, one of nine under contract by the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative to perform administrative, academic and medical searches, will be paid $121,600

Sterling Martin Associates In Hunt for Two Association Leaders

Executive search firm Sterling Martin Associates is currently seeking new leaders for The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations and The International Safety Equipment Association. Managing partner David S. Martin, along with senior recruiters Leigh Beal and Kahti Motley, is leading both assignments. The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) has retained Sterling Martin to

Rowe Global Names Technology & Healthcare Practice Partner

Dallas-based executive search firm Rowe Global, LLC has appointed Dru George as managing partner of its technology and healthcare practice. Mr. George brings to the firm extensive experience in executive search, working primarily with Fortune 500 companies, venture capital concerns and private equity-backed portfolio companies. He has recruited executive leadership throughout North America in the software, services,

Bailey Fisher Executive Search Enters France

U.K.-headquartered Bailey Fisher Executive Search has entered the French market with a partnership with Agnes Babule, who will serve as a business partner. She is based in Paris and works in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Ms. Babule is an experienced executive search professional with a track record covering a wide range of sectors that reflect Bailey Fisher’s

U.S. Job Growth Slows As Fewer Jobs Are Added

Employers added 98,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed also dropped to 7.2 million. March marked the 76th straight month of job growth in the U.S. But economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected

Korn Ferry Recruits CEO for Pier 1

Korn Ferry has recruited former Kmart executive Alasdair James as president and chief executive officer of home furnishings retail company Pier 1 Imports. Past CEO Alex Smith left the company at the end of the year. Mr. James was most recently with Sears Holdings Corporation, where he served since 2014 as president of Kmart. During his tenure, he transformed

Association Strategies Leading CEO Search for ASPPH

Non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies has been tapped by the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) to lead its search for a new president and CEO. Search firm president Pamela Kaul is leading the assignment. The chosen CEO will develop and implement ASPPH programs, policies, and practices as well as the organization’s strategic plan. The association

Patina Solutions Names Life Sciences Practice Leader

Professional services firm Patina Solutions recently expanded with the addition of Jodi Brendel as managing partner in Minnesota where she will lead the firm’s life sciences search practice. “Jodi will be an excellent addition to the Patina leadership team,” said Tom McBride, Patina chief operating officer. “Her leadership experience in life sciences is impressive and we look forward to

Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former Egon Zehnder Consultant In Paris

Russell Reynolds Associates has added Marc de Leyritz as managing director in its global board and CEO practice. Based in Paris, Mr. de Leyritz works with multinational clients across a range of C-suite and board-related endeavors, including CEO search and succession, leadership development, organizational transformation and board effectiveness. “Marc has spent his career building businesses and advising leaders on complex leadership issues,”

How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong People

Constructing a company’s recruitment process almost always begins with the clarity, accuracy, and compelling nature of job descriptions. These documents, which formally detail the responsibilities, skills, and competencies a hiring manager seeks, lay the foundation for how efficiently the entire recruitment process will run. Hiring managers use job descriptions to help clarify the needed role,

Vetted Solutions to Fill Top Post for International Accreditation Service

Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been tapped by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) to find its next president. Chuck Ramani announced he will retire as the organization’s president in 2018. Vetted Solutions president and founder, Jim Zaniello, and executive recruiter Michelle Smith are leading the assignment. The IAS, a member of the International Code Council (ICC) Family of Companies,

McAleer Gray Lands CEO for The Space Foundation

Denver-based executive search firm McAleer Gray has recruited retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Thomas Zelibor as chief executive officer of The Space Foundation. Founding partners Terrance McAleer and Brad Gray led the five-month national search assignment. Past CEO Elliot Pulham resigned in October and was replaced on an acting basis by the Colorado Springs-based non-profit’s chief operating officer, Shelli Brunswick. In his

Major, Lindsey & Africa Expands In Texas

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has expanded with the addition of George J. Hittner in its Houston office as a managing director in the firm’s partner practice group. With his wealth of market knowledge, Mr. Hittner will enhance MLA’s foothold in the Texas legal industry. “George has spent practically his entire life in the Texas legal

IIC Partners Expands Into Eastern Europe, Adding 45th Member Firm

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added CEO Search into membership. The firm, located in Sofia, expands IIC Partners’ global reach into Bulgaria, an emerging market for the executive search industry. Bulgaria has an emerging market economy in the upper middle income range, where the private sector accounts for more than 80 percent of GDP. Its labor force is comprised of

Heidrick & Struggles Names Interim Leader; CEO Takes Medical Leave

Heidrick & Struggles’ CEO Tracy Wolstencroft will take a three month medical leave of absence from the nation’s No. 3 executive search outfit. He is undergoing treatment of a benign lung condition. The Chicago-headquartered recruitment concern has appointed Krishnan Rajagopalan as acting CEO. Mr. Rajagopalan is an executive vice president and managing partner based in Heidrick’s Washington, D.C.

Korn Ferry Recruits Head Basketball Coach for Georgetown

Basketball legend Patrick Ewing is returning to his alma mater, Georgetown University, to serve as head coach of its men’s basketball team. He was recruited into the position by Korn Ferry. He replaces John Thompson III, the son of Mr. Ewing’s college coach, John Thompson, who was fired after 13 years as head coach. Mr. Ewing comes back

Wheless Partners Names Indianapolis Office Leader

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has strengthened its search staff with the addition of former corporate leader Dr. Juan Suarez to lead its Indianapolis office as a senior partner. He will focus on higher education and the industrial sectors. Dr. Suarez brings a unique blend of global experience in marketing and communications, corporate responsibility, information technology and strategic

Accelent Lands CEO for JOOR

JOOR, a leading online global marketplace for wholesale fashion buyers, has tapped longtime retail, e-commerce and marketplace executive Kristin Savilia as its new chief executive officer with the assistance of executive search firm Accelent. She replaces Mona Bijoor, who is moving on to pursue other opportunities. Accelent managing  director, John Boehmer, led the assignment. Ms. Savilia previously spent 11 years

Boyden Expands In Sweden

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, search firm Boyden has announced an expansion in Stockholm. Peter Krenander, Rickard Ericson and Michael Rooslien will join Boyden Sweden managing partners Katarina Brixéus, Ulf Bergström, Marie Corell and Per Fornander as part of the firm’s continued expansion in Northern Europe. In addition, an expanded research team

Why Companies Remain Indifferent to Millennials In the Workplace

New data from the 2017 ‘Millennial Hiring Trends Study,’ by MRINetwork indicates that among the executive, managerial and professional ranks misconceptions about what is important to Millennials, and a lack of urgency about their roles in the workplace, are preventing many employers from gaining traction with this younger generation. Despite these shortcomings, the study reveals that

Fairfield University Turns to Russell Reynolds Associates to Find New Leader

A number of top schools around the country have announced they are looking for new, high profile leaders to take them into the future. In just about every case, executive recruiting firms have been involved in some aspect of the search and selection process. Fairfield University turned to Russell Reynolds Associates last fall to find its ninth president. Rev. Jeffrey

USA Swimming Picks Two Search Firms for CEO Hunt

Chelsea Partners and Reffett Associates have been selected to find USA Swimming’s new president and chief executive officer. The nationwide search to replace Chuck Wielgus, who is retiring, is being led by Andy Knox, managing director at Los Angeles-based Chelsea Partners, and Bill Reffett, managing partner at Reffett Associates in Seattle. The search is expected to be completed

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