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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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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

ManpowerGroup Posts Two Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted full year revenues of $19.7 billion, an increase of two percent from the prior year and an increase of four percent in constant currency. The company posted fourth quarter revenues of $5.0 billion, which was equal to the year earlier period. Financial results in the quarter were significantly impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to

Americans Optimistic About Jobs As Trump Presidency Begins

More than half of U.S. adults (53 percent) say that the recent election results will have a positive effect on job creation, this according to the latest results of a new ‘American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor‘ survey conducted online by Harris Poll. More than half (55 percent) of adults polled say job creation was more important in this

Cheyenne Group Merges With SRi

There’s been yet another combination among search firm boutiques. The Cheyenne Group and SRi have merged, creating a global recruiting business dedicated to the fast growing media and sports & entertainment sectors. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1999, The Cheyenne Group provides search and consulting services by assisting management teams and

Next Generation In Hunt for West Virginia University CIO

Next Generation Executive Search has been retained by West Virginia University to lead its search for a new chief information officer (CIO) and associate provost for information technology. Managing partners Mary Beth Baker and Phil Goldstein are leading the assignment. The school said it is seeking an inspiring leader for the position who will provide a strong vision for

Verriez Executive Search Expands

Verriez Executive Search has expanded its staff with the addition of Brent Verriez as vice president. He brings over 11 years of experience in finance and accounting. “Having successfully run a retained search practice since 1985 specializing in CFOs and other senior level financial officer positions, it became increasingly apparent that I needed to formulate an

Kingsley Gate Taps New CEO for PrecisionHawk

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has placed Michael Chasen as chief executive officer of PrecisionHawk in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Chasen will report to the board of directors and will also hold a seat on the board. Bill Trau, senior partner at Kingsley Gate Partners, led the assignment. As a serial entrepreneur and veteran technology

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for SHRM

Henry G. Jackson, who served as president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) during a time of growth in its membership and services, has announced his retirement. The organization has retained Spencer Stuart to lead the search for his replacement. SHRM, the world’s largest HR association, has been led by Mr. Jackson since 2010.

Klein Hersh Recruits President and CEO for PCCI

Executive search firm Klein Hersh has placed Steve Miff PhD, as president and chief executive officer of PCCI. Matt Azarva, senior director of the firm’s healthcare analytic practice, led the assignment. Dr. Miff succeeds former president and CEO, Ruben Amarasingham MD, who has led the organization since its inception. Dr. Amarasingham leaves the role to dedicate his efforts on PCCI’s

Kennedy Executive Search Partners With Ikelosz In Budapest

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has partnered with Ikelosz in Budapest to strengthen its presence in Central Eastern Europe, an expanding region for recruiters. George Kobelrausch, Ikelosz’s founder, has been working in the search sector since 2005 after a career spanning blue chip companies, including Unilever. He has a

Morgan Samuels Acquires Human Capital Consulting Firm

L.A.-based executive search firm Morgan Samuels has acquired human capital consulting firm Delivery Point Advisors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Delivery Point offers a spectrum of solutions designed to help clients unlock potential from their people, including executive assessment & development; high performance team building; functional assessment & roadmap design; organization design; change management; and

Robert Half Posts Flat Revenues

Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted full year revenues of $5.25 billion, down one percent from a year ago. That result failed to meet Wall Street forecasts. The Menlo Park, CA-based company posted fourth quarter revenues of $1.30 billion, an increase of three percent from the same period last year. For the year, net income was $343 million, or $2.67

How Automation Will Alter the Jobs Landscape

Rarely a day goes by without news of digitization, artificial intelligence and virtual reality impacting the workplace. Business leaders, politicians and economists want to quantify technology’s impact on employment — but no one knows for sure what the outcome will be. Plenty has been written predicting the future: more jobs, different jobs, less jobs, temp

Make-A-Wish Picks Koya Leadership Partners for Marketing Chief Search

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has been retained by Make-A-Wish America to lead its search for a chief development and marketing officer (CDMO). Koya vice presidents Marissa Martin and Trisha Sutrisno are leading the assignment. Make-A-Wish America is seeking an innovative fundraising and marketing leader strategist to serve as its next chief development and marketing officer to advance the organization’s efforts

StevenDouglas Continues Expansion

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has expanded with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC and the addition of Jonathan Stiegler to lead its new finance and accounting practice in New York. Senior vice president Jon Bolton will be providing leadership to the new Raleigh office. He also currently heads the firm’s New York office. His expertise has been

Catalyst Advisors Completes Top Search for Gilead Sciences

Executive search firm Catalyst Advisors has placed Alessandro Riva, M.D., at Gilead Sciences, Inc. as senior vice president of hematology and oncology therapeutic area head and member of its executive committee. Catalyst recruiter Stephen J. Williams, Ph.D., led the search along with colleague Amy Bottoms. He will report to executive vice president of clinical research John McHutchison,

Amrop Expands Footprint to Norway

Norwegian executive search firm Delphi Consulting AS has joined Amrop‘s global partnership of recruiting firms. The inclusion adds significant presence for Amrop in Norway, and strengthens its capabilities across the Nordics region.The organization currently has 75 offices in 53 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, and the Americas. Led by Arne Gunnar Dokken as managing partner, Delphi Consulting is

Phillips Oppenheim Recruits CEO for Library Company of Philadelphia

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has placed Dr. Michael J. Barsanti as chief executive officer of The Library Company of Philadelphia. Dr. Barsanti succeeds Dr. Richard Newman, who resigned this past summer due to family health issues. Search firm principals Susan Meade and Adelaide Jones led the assignment. Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, it is America’s oldest cultural institution and

Onstott Group Keeps It a Family Affair With New Hire

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has named Cullen Onstott as a vice president. Mr. Onstott joined the firm several months ago and will be based in Houston. Prior to joining The Onstott Group, Mr. Onstott was an energy trader at DTE Energy Trading. Previously, he spent five years at Morgan Stanley in the firm’s institutional commodities division in

Quick Leonard Kieffer Taps CIO for Brookhaven Memorial

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has recruited Matthew Peddie as chief information officer of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Suffolk County, NY. Founder and CEO Roger Quick led the search. Mr. Peddie is a customer-facing, business-savvy, strategic-minded executive that brings to the position experience leading technology operations in a large, integrated health system. Before joining Brookhaven, he served

Snodgrass Partners Names President

Executive search firm Snodgrass Partners has announced that Tom Jacobs will transition from sports recruitment partner to president. Founder Steve Snodgrass, who previously served as president and chief executive officer, will remain CEO. The firm also added Lee Dicklitch as vice president of collegiate sports and Larry Bonfante and Dr. Mark Kovacs as strategic partners. Mr.

Allegis Partners Expands Human Resources Practice

Executive search firm Allegis Partners has named Lawrence Krema as a managing director in the firm’s human resources practice. Based in Chicago, he will focus on identifying chief human resources officers (CHROs) and other senior leaders for organizations as well as contributing to search projects across the broader C-suite. Mr. Krema has more than 20 years of human

Tightening Labor Market Good News for Job Seekers

Executive search firm Reeve & Associates expects the tightening labor market to continue, and this could be positive news for professionals considering a new position. “Job seekers can expect to see more job choices and employers ready to hire at all levels,” said Philip Reeve, the firm’s president. Reeve & Associates focuses exclusively on identifying staffing market

Optimum Talent Acquires Conroy Ross Partners

Optimum Talent has acquired executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Optimum Talent team now includes 200 professionals operating from 15 offices. Founded in 1994, Conroy Ross Partners is a national search firm with offices across Canada. It works with leadership teams to recruit a wide range of C-level executives and has

Prodigy Sports Launches eSports Recruiting Practice

Prodigy Sports, a nationwide leader in top level sports recruiting, has started up a new practice dedicated to sourcing, identifying and placing senior executives in the fast-growing field of eSports, a form of competition that is facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games. The practice will be based out of the firm’s New Jersey office. The

R. William Funk In Hunt for University of Kansas Chancellor

Executive search firm R. William Funk & Associates has been selected by the University of Kansas (KU) to lead its search for a new chancellor. KU’s current chancellor, Bernadette Gray-Little, has announced plans to step down at the end of the school year, and the Kansas Board of Regents’ stated goal is to have a new chancellor hired and

Diversified Search Recruits Advancement Chief for Folger Shakespeare Library

Diversified Search has placed Abbey Fagin as chief advancement officer (CAO) at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Managing director Gerard F. Cattie led the assignment. Reporting directly to the Folger director, Ms. Fagin will oversee advancement opportunities, leading a dedicated staff and working with a senior leadership team to enhance the Folger’s resources and institutional reach. She will

Shiftgig Secures $20 Million In Funding as Gig Trend Takes Off

By 2025, most workers (70 percent) and employers (68 percent) agree that a majority of the workforce will be employed in gig positions. That reality is likely driving new and existing investors to contribute $20 million in funding to Shiftgig, a marketplace that connects U.S. employers with workers seeking short term positions. The funding comes from

Greenwood / Asher Forms Alliance With Devine Group

Another boutique search firm is getting into the assessment business. Greenwood / Asher & Associates, a higher education-focused search firm, and The Devine Group, a behavioral assessment and development organization, have formed a strategic alliance to leverage and integrate the science of predictive talent analytics into the executive search and leadership development process. The partnership is designed

Eastman & Beaudine Leading AD Search for Southern Miss

Executive search firm Eastman & Beaudine has been retained by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to lead its search for a new athletic director. Past AD Bill McGillis left the school to take on the executive director of athletics role at the University of San Diego. According to USM’s chief communication officer Jim Coll, USM president

Herbert Mines Taps Chief Merchandising Officer for Boxed

Executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Heather Mayo as chief merchandising officer of Boxed.com, the online wholesale shopping club. Ms. Mayo will lead the development and execution of all merchandising strategies and initiatives, and will be responsible for delivering optimal product assortment as dictated by the brand’s strategy and unique target customer profile. With more than

AltoPartners Expands to India

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has expanded into India with the recent merger of Accord Group India and Stanton Chase India. The firms will relaunch as Accord | India. The combination brings AltoPartners’ Indian business footprint to six offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata and enhances the organization’s

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