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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

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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,

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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McAulay Smith Places General Counsel for Georgia Power

The McAulay Smith Firm has placed Meredith Lackey as senior vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel of Georgia Power. She will also serve as the company’s chief compliance officer. Search firm chairman Al McAulay led the assignment. In her new role, Ms. Lackey will be responsible for overseeing Georgia Power’s corporate compliance, risk management, security, and legal services functions.

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Why Detroit Is Once Again Attracting Headhunters

Executive recruiters are increasingly being served hiring mandates all over the globe. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for just about every executive search business, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage

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Executive Search Expansion Underway at Farber

Like many boutique advisory firms looking at expansion opportunities, Farber is in the midst of growing out its interim management and executive search practices north of the border. It just opened a new office in Vancouver and appointed two senior search consultants, Sandy Dennis and Dilesh Soni, to lead its initiatives in these two service offerings. “Expanding our

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Workplace Expert Offers Eight Tips for Replacing Baby Boomers

The mass migration of baby boomers from the workplace is beginning. While their full departure will take years to set in, the transition is unquestionably underway and it is creating a significant puzzle for every company and those in charge of staffing them to solve. “The dilemma is twofold,” said Paul Croteau, managing partner of talent

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Why Chief Revenue Officers Are Rising In Influence

Boutique recruiting firm Young Search Partners has placed John A. Cunningham as chief revenue officer (CRO) at software innovator DiSTI Corporation. Managing partner and search firm president Katherine Young led the assignment. After a nationwide talent hunt, Mr. Cunninghan emerged as the top candidate. He comes to DiSTI with 25 years of experience in the IT and software

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Wurster Partners Merges With ON Partners

M&A activity in the executive search industry continues unabated. The latest: Wurster Partners has merged with ON Partners, a boutique leadership advisory firm focused on technology, life sciences, consumer, industrial and the energy / clean tech industries. The deal bolsters ON Partners expertise in global consumer brand recruiting. Founded in 2010, Wurster Partners has worked closely

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Saxton Bampfylde Seeks Chiefs for Two Charitable Organizations

U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has been tapped by non-profit organizations Add International and Metropolitan to find new chief executive officers. ADD, a highly ambitious and innovative values-driven organization, is a disability rights charity fighting for independence, equality and opportunity for disabled people living in poverty in Africa and Asia. Since 1985, it has been a key

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Cornerstone Global Partners Names Aerospace & Aviation Practice Leader

Executive search firm Cornerstone Global Partners has appointed Kent Yar as practice leader for its aerospace & aviation search business. Based in Singapore, Mr. Yar will be responsible for developing Cornerstone Global Partners’ aerospace & aviation business in the Asia Pacific region, including general aviation, airliners, manufacturers and MROs, and assist the firm’s efforts in client

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Boston Beer Company Taps Korn Ferry to Find CEO

Long time Boston Beer Company president and CEO, Martin Roper, has announced that he will retire in 2018. A search committee for his replacement has just been convened and the Sam Adams brewer tapped Korn Ferry to draught its new leader. The company said there is no set timetable for the search to be completed. The move

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McDermott & Bull Appoints President

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has named Brandon Biegenzahn as its new president. Mr. Biegenzahn has been one of the top producers at McDermott & Bull for several years and leads the firm’s financial institutions practice. In his role as president, he will play a critical part in the onboarding and mentoring of new principal

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Pickens & Company Recruits Chief Brand & Beverage Officer for Keurig

Executive search firm Pickens & Company has placed Scott Moffitt as chief brand and beverage officer at Keurig Green Mountain. Barbara Pickens, the firm’s founder, led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Moffitt leads the business’s beverage business unit as well as brand marketing for the Keurig system and its extensive portfolio of owned and licensed coffee, tea, and

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Taylor Root Enters the U.S. With New Office In New York

Global legal recruiter Taylor Root has entered the U.S., opening a new office in New York. It also added Helen Howard to serve as its new leader. The New York team recruits for the vast majority of corporations, with experience in recruiting newly qualified lawyers to general counsels and partners. It specializes in the placement of legal

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Amrop Continues Global Growth

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 73 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, continues to be in growth mode. In recent weeks it has added new partners in Sweden, Seoul, and Miami. All of the recent hires emanate from well-known executive search firms, global management consulting brands and companies considered leaders in their

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Here’s Why Game Changing CHRO Talent Is In Big Demand

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones are now critical C-suite players. That is making the hunt for first-rate HR leaders a highly competitive business. Three HR recruiting rivals take us inside their work, one via podcast, serving up an outstanding

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Patina Solutions Adds Recruiting Veteran; Secures Funding

Professional services firm Patina Solutions has expanded with the addition of Conrad Lee as lead executive search partner. Based out of Tampa, the appointment of Mr. Lee intensifies Patina’s focus on executive recruiting at the C-suite level and for key functional positions. In his new role, Mr. Lee will be responsible for leading and expanding these efforts. “It’s

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

Toft Group Expands Leadership Team

Executive search firm Toft Group Executive Search has added Lucy Lu to its leadership team as senior vice president. She will support Toft Group’s entrepreneurial client base in northern California. Ms. Lu previously served as chief commercial officer for iNDx Lifecare Inc., a point-of-care diagnostic startup, and SVP of corporate and business development at Crescendo Bioscience. She previously

Four HR Roles That Matter Most

Chief executives increasingly recognize the positive impact that HR can have on talent attraction and retention, setting company culture, and defending the bottom line. Consequently, they are demanding more and more from their top C-suite HR leaders, particularly chief talent officers and CHROs, who are responding by elevating their functional performance to deliver more for

Search Firms Strengthen Industrial Practices By Turning to Rivals

Korn Ferry has added Patrick Walsh to its global industrial search practice. He will be based in the company’s Minneapolis office. Mr. Walsh joins Korn Ferry from Spencer Stuart, where he was a leader and significant contributor to the firm’s growth in Minneapolis and the industrial market worldwide. Focused on recruiting board directors, general management leaders and financial

Bradbury Miller Leading CEO Search for Enoch Pratt Free Library

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has been retained by Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Dan Bradbury, Bradbury Miller managing partner, is leading the assignment. The library’s CEO is one of the most historically significant librarian positions in the country.

CPS HR Consulting Finds New Leader for the Coastal Commission

Executive search firm CPS HR Consulting has placed Jack Ainsworth as executive director of the Coastal Commission. In his new role, he will lead the agency in its continuing mission to protect and enhance the California coast. Mr. Ainsworth is the commission’s fifth executive director in four decades and will lead a current staff of 156 people

Stanton Chase Creates New Leadership Team In India

Four Stanton Chase executives have stepped up to lead the firm’s push into India: Amit Agarwal, Ashwini Prakash, Mala Chawla, and Sripad KN. They will share ownership and leadership responsibilities across the country. The four consultants will play a hands-on role in originating and executing searches. Their pan-India, multi-sector experience will connect their extensive networks on a

Employees Will be Easy to Lose and Hard to Hire in 2017

It’s become clear over the last several years that the job market has been not only recovering, but transitioning. Consequently, the latest changes wrought have given way to an entirely new type of candidate profile, report recruiters from the field. Interestingly, working professionals themselves are leading the way — and they’ve become all too aware

Young Mayden Tapped by New York State Bar to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Young Mayden was recently retained by the New York State Bar Association to lead its search for a new executive director. Pamela McDevitt is expected to be named to the post within the next few days. Search firm founder Barbara Mayden, who specializes in executive searches for the legal community, led the assignment. The executive director is

Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for Autodesk

Autodesk has tapped executive search and leadership solutions firm Egon Zehnder to find its next chief executive officer. Carl Bass is stepping down after serving for more than a decade as the 3D software company’s CEO. Mr. Bass’ resignation occurs less than a year after the company made a deal with two of its activist investors to change things up. As

JM Search Expands Into Seattle and Los Angeles

JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, continues to expand its footprint across the U.S., this time to Seattle and Los Angeles. The expansion is being led by Kevin Kernan, a former software executive and executive recruiter who joined the firm as a partner in 2016.

Frazer Jones Opens In Milan

Executive search firm Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has opened a new office in Milan. This will be the SR Group’s second offering in Italy following its Taylor Root subsidiary launch in early 2016. Frazer Jones will focus on the HR market in Italy and will also take on searches in Southern Europe. The team will

Noetic Search Lands CEO for Duke of Edinburgh Foundation

Noetic Search has recruited Elizabeth Higgins-Beard as chief executive officer of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation – USA. The organization promotes a prestigious U.K.-based personal development award for youth around the world. Rhyan Zweifler, president of the Chicago recruitment firm, led the assignment. Ms. Higgins-Beard will be responsible for leading and managing the award in the U.S. Based in Chicago, her main focus will be to scale and raise awareness

ZRG Partners Expands In Seattle, Calgary and Frankfurt

Executive search firm ZRG Partners continues to be in growth mode. The firm recently named Allen Brady and Peter Gremillion as managing directors its industrial practice group as well as Jill Schofield as managing director and head of its global mining practice. In addition to his industrial experience, Mr. Brady will add sector depth to ZRG’s aerospace and defense team providing West

Benchmark Executive Search Recruits Chief Security Officer for SSL MDA Holdings

Benchmark Executive Search has placed Phil Robinson as the new chief security officer of SSL MDA Holdings. Jeremy King, president of Benchmark, led the assignment. Mr. Robinson will report to the senior vice president, chief legal and compliance officer and work in partnership with the senior management team and the government security committee at SSL MDA.

Norman Broadbent Names Executive Search Head

U.K.-headquartered recruiter Norman Broadbent has appointed Tim Hammett as managing partner and head of executive search. Mr. Hammett has a 17 year track record in the field and an in-depth knowledge of the C-level market. Most recently, he was a partner with Wilton & Bain in London. He entered search in 2000 and has worked at

Caissa Global Opens In Germany

London-headquartered executive search firm Caissa Global has opened a new office in Berlin in the heart of the German capital to better serve its local clients. “Being on the ground in Berlin makes it easier to work more closely with our clients here as well as with local job candidates,” said Konstanty Sliwowski, Caissa Global founder and managing partner.

Here’s One Way to Diversify Your Boardroom

This past year, boardroom diversity in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies increased for women and certain minority groups, according to the ‘Missing Pieces Report: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards,’ a multiyear study published by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), collaborating with Deloitte. But minority men and women experienced

Odgers Berndtson Expands Leadership Services

Executive search firms continue their push into offering accessory services, from talent mapping and coaching to assessment and high performance team building. The latest entrant: Odgers Berndtson, which is expanding its leadership practice to include executive and team leadership assessment, coaching and onboarding. Organizational psychologist Dr. Robert Satterwhite is spearheading the new effort. “With a shortage

DHR International In Hunt for Athletic Director at University of Pittsburgh

Universities continue to turn to search firms to find athletic leadership. DHR is the latest recruiting outfit to be retained to fill an AD role: this time for the University of Pittsburgh. Glenn Sugiyama, DHR’s managing partner and global sports practice leader, is heading the assignment along with partner Pat Richter who spearheads the firm’s specialized

Chason Group Lands CEO for Athens Area Community Foundation

Executive search firm The Chason Group has placed Sarah H. McKinney as president and chief executive officer of the Athens Area Community Foundation. Past CEO Delene Porter recently announced her resignation. Tim Chason, the firm’s president, led the assignment. Candidates were chosen for interviews based on their previous positions and skills sets. Leadership, business acumen and development were identified early by

Eric Salmon & Partners Names Co-Leaders

Executive search firm Eric Salmon & Partners has announced that its long-standing president, Massimo Milletti, has handed over management of the search firm to two partners who will co-head the partnership. Sophie Wigniolle from the firm’s Paris office will lead the together with Raoul Nacke, a managing director in Frankfurt. “I am proud to announce that Sophie

Majority of Executives Would Not Take Job of U.S. President

A vast majority of corporate professionals would much rather take the helm of their own organization than become President of the United States, according to recent survey by Korn Ferry. In a survey of nearly 1,500 respondents, only 15 percent said they would choose being chief executive of the highest office in the land over being CEO

Professional Women Still Seek Equality Climbing the Corporate Ladder

It has been decades since professional women have pushed into the higher echelons of corporate management. Yet the ultimate objective of full equality eludes many of them. While corporate boards – and the recruiters who represent them in the marketplace – have implemented diversification initiatives, the C-suite nevertheless remains largely the domain of white men.

IES Consulting Leading Chief Legal Officer Search for Episcopal Church

Executive search firm IES Consulting has been retained by The Episcopal Church (TEC) in New York City to lead its search for a chief legal officer. Dr. George Conway, IES Consulting president, is leading the assignment. The position will function as the organization’s general counsel and report to its chair. The church’s chief legal officer will be responsible for

Taylor Winfield Places CEO at Softline

Executive search firm Taylor Winfield has placed Gordon Brooks as chief executive officer of Softline. The global CEO reports to the board of directors and will deal primarily with international business development, process optimization and structuring the company for rapid growth. Mr. Brooks has more than 30 years of software and services technology experience. Prior to joining Softline, he

Johnson Names Professional Services, M&A Practice Leader

Sydney-based executive search firm Johnson has appointed Warren Riddell as partner and leader of its professional services and mergers & acquisitions practices. Mr. Riddell is an advisor to professional services firms in Australia. During his corporate advisory career spanning 30 years, he has worked in private investment companies and professional services firms around the globe. In

Confidence In Economy Resulting In Bullish Hiring Projections

Another survey seems to continue to defy imagination, given President Trump’s tumultuous first three weeks in office. But according to Express Employment Professionals’ hiring trends survey, a full three quarters (76 percent) of North American businesses plan to hire more workers during the first quarter of 2017. Only nine percent plan to eliminate positions. The results are a

Storbeck / Pimentel Leading President Searches for Leading Colleges

The education sector continues to pump big fees into the coffers of executive search firms nationwide. Many academic recruiting specialists say business, in fact, has never been better. Even the smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels, and if there’s any slowdown coming its to be found at the

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