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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.

Turnkey Search Seeking HR Leader for Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have retained Turnkey Search to lead the organization’s search for a new vice president of human resources.

University of Tennessee Taps Turnkey Search for Director of Athletics

Sports recruiter Turnkey Search has placed John Currie as director of athletics and vice chancellor at the University of Tennessee.

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More Women Holding Top Corporate Roles in Canada

Gender diversity at the top of Canadian corporations is coming incrementally, but a tipping point may soon be within sight, according to the 12th annual report from executive search firm Rosenzweig & Company. Each year, the ‘Rosenzweig Report on Women at the Top Levels of Corporate Canada’ tracks how many women hold the highest executive positions

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Coulter Partners Opens Office In Zurich

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has opened a new office in Zurich and tapped Phillipp Buis to serve as executive director. This strategic expansion at the firm enhances Coulter Partners’ presence in this key Swiss life sciences market, while also strengthening its German, Austrian, and international networks further. Mr. Buis joins the Swiss based team at Coulter Partners to

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Hunt Scanlon to Host Conference in New York

Join Hunt Scanlon on May 16 at the Harvard Club for a half-day conference exploring how search firms can fund their growth, raise capital and leverage liquidity for an expansion or exit strategy.

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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

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Slone Partners Fills CEO Roles for Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top drawer leaders throughout the sector. Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed CEOs at Avomeen Analytical Services

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Staffing Firm Launches Collabera Search Partners

Collabera, a global provider in IT and professional staffing services, has launched an executive search practice division, Collabera Search Partners. The new division will partner with private equity start-ups, small & midsize businesses and mid-market organizations on their C-suite and VP level retained searches. David Hughes, with over 12 years of expertise in the executive search

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4c Executive Search Acquires Ireland-based MSL

There’s been more than a recent wave in M&A activity among executive search firms throughout Europe. The most recent: Belfast-based 4c Executive Search has acquired MSL Search & Selection in Northern Ireland. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originating in London in 1955, MSL has been synonymous with executive recruitment in the U.K. and

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Skills Gap Costing Employers Nearly a Million Dollars Annually

It remains one of the most vexing economic puzzles in talent management: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when 7.5 million Americans are unemployed and millions more are working part-time gigs because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, nearly 60 percent of U.S.

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Morris & Berger Heading CEO Search for The Young Americans

Non-profit specialist search firm Morris & Berger has been retained by performing arts conservatory The Young Americans to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Leading candidates must have an appreciation for the performing arts and be strong advocates for education. The chosen CEO will be an inspirational and proactive spokesperson, representing The Young Americans to its

Davenportmajor Adds New Partner

DavenportMajor Executive Search has named Teresa Jacques as a partner in the firm's technology sector specialization. She will focus on technology companies in the software services, wireless, telecom, semiconductor, and big data/analytics sectors. Ms. Jacques has over 20 years of global executive experience within the telecommunications, information technology and professional services sectors. Most recently she

Hanson Search Opens New UAE Office

Executive recruiters Hanson Search has expanded with the opening a UAE office to recruit for mid to senior level positions in the region’s communications and marketing services industries. The firm’s Dubai team will be headed up by Felice Hurst who will oversee a wider initial group of three employees. “In recent years we’ve witnessed a

Benchmark Executive Search Fills Two Positions For Digital Reasoning

Benchmark Executive Search has placed Kelly Collins as president of public sector and Dan Dzenitis as vice president of business development at Digital Reasoning. With 30 years of experience, Ms. Collins has held executive positions at leading firms, including IBM, GE, BEA, SAS, and HP, where she created demand, managed strategic growth and drove shareholder

Organization Consulting Ltd To Lead Search For City Of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

North York, Toronto-headquartered search firm Organization Consulting Ltd. has been selected by the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, to lead in its search for a new chief administrative officer. City Hall selected the firm to seek a replacement for departing chief administrative officer Joe Fratesi. Founded in 1982, Organization Consulting Limited is a retained

AltoPartners Names Stephen Dallamore Global Operating Committee Chairman

AltoPartners has appointed Stephen Dallamore as chairman of the alliance’s global operating committee. Mr. Dallamore has served on the committee since 2012 and will continue to serve as a regional representative for AltoPartners in Africa; he is currently managing director of Search Partners International (SPi), the South African AltoPartners alliance partner. “Appointing Stephen as chairman

Cook Associates Closes Shop

NGS Global has opened a new office in Paris. Christian Coffinet, managing partner, will lead the office in France. Mr. Coffinet has over 25 years of experience conducting executive search assignments on behalf of clients ranging from large corporations to small start-ups across France, Benelux, Germany and Africa. He is a member of the firm's

Waverly Partners Retained By NEDC For CEO Search

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected by the Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. NEDC board chair Leslie Christopher said: “Waverly Partners consultants met with our board, NEDC staff and a variety of community leaders and representatives. Our committee is open to

Kincannon & Reed Heading Executive Director Search For FFAR

Kincannon & Reed is currently leading the search for an executive director for The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). Authorized by Congress as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, FFAR operates as a non-profit corporation seeking and accepting private donations in order to fund research activities that focus on problems of national and

Cook Associates Closes Shop

After 54 years in business, executive search firm Cook Associates is closing its doors in Chicago. Since its inception in 1961, the firm has served clients ranging from early-stage, venture-funded and private equity backed companies to the Fortune 100. Industry specialties included consumer/retail, industrial, technology, business services, education, CFO and board services. Cook Associates' owner

Baker And Associates Winding Down Chancellor Search For UNC Wilmington

Baker and Associates, LLC has been chosen to identify potential candidates to fill the chancellor position at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. “The search committee has worked really hard and invested a lot of time into the whole process. We have been very pleased with our search consultant, Jerry Baker, who has provided a

Wall Street Journal Reports on Legal Dispute at Korn Ferry

The Wall Street Journal reporter Joann Lublin is reporting that Korn Ferry, the nation’s largest executive search firm, is embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over the dismissal of one of its top executives. According to the Journal article, a recent lawsuit filed by Robert A. Damon, Korn Ferry’s former executive chairman of the Americas,

CTPartners Vice Chairman Barry Bregman Joins Korn Ferry

CTPartners vice chairman Barry Bregman has quit the company to join rival Korn Ferry in its New York office. Mr. Bregman follows a string of high level recruiting executives to depart the nation’s seventh largest search firm recently, including its CEO Brian Sullivan; he is the fourth vice chairman to leave. (Former CTPartners vice chairmen

CTPartners Global Technology Head Departs For Heidrick & Struggles

CTPartners managing partner Paul J. Groce has left the company to join Heidrick & Struggles in New York. At CTPartners Mr. Groce served as head of the company’s global CIO/technology & operations practice, where he was widely recognized as a CIO/CTO industry expert. He joined CTPartners as a partner and founding member of the firms’

Krauthamer & Associates Heading CEO Search For Cats

Executive recruiters Krauthamer & Associates (K&A) is currently leading the search for a new chief executive officer for the Charlotte Area Transit System. In January, former CEO Carolyn Flowers left the Transit System for a position at the Federal Transit Administration in Washington. The Charlotte Area Transit System, commonly referred to as CATS, is the

CTPartners Postpones Report To Wall Street; Sullivan Delays Departure as CEO

CTPartners announced yesterday after the markets closed that the company filed a Form 12b-25, Notification of Late Filing, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that allows the company to extend the deadline to file its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. The delay is due, in part, to the fact that

Odgers Berndtson Launches U.S. Aerospace & Defense Practice and Names Practice Head

Odgers Berndtson has launched its new U.S. aerospace & defense practice and appointed Samantha Foster as partner to oversee its operations. Ms. Foster, a seasoned executive recruiter with more than two decades spent in the aerospace and defense sector, will be based in the firm's New York office. She brings significant sector expertise and experience

JobPlex Adds EVP in St. Louis

JobPlex, a DHR International Company, has added John Johnson as executive vice president in its St. Louis office. Mr. Johnson brings more than 30 years of executive experience to the firm, along with previous experience in building an HR recruiting company to national recognition. He most recently served as president of Continuum Medical Staffing, a

McDermott & Bull Recruits CFO For H&S Ventures

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Bill Foltz as chief financial officer of H&S Ventures. The search was led by partner by Jeff Black. “Bill brings H&S Ventures a wealth of applicable experience in both professional sports (with the Los Angeles Dodgers) and serving as CFO for family offices, so he will be an

Vetted Solutions Heading President Search For The RAA

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC is currently leading the search for a new president for the Regional Airline Association (RAA). This position will work closely with RAA’s board of directors and executive committee to implement and manage all policies, programs, services and operation of this $2 million budget association with 28 members.

John Davitt Joins Korn Ferry Global Supply Chain Sector

John Davitt has joined Korn Ferry as a member of the firm’s global supply chain center of expertise. Mr. Davitt will be based out of Korn Ferry’s New York office. Mr. Davitt brings to Korn Ferry more than 20 years of executive search experience and he is a recognized expert and leading consultant in procurement,

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Leader of Global Healthcare and Life Sciences

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has added John Mitchell to lead its global healthcare and life sciences practice. As global practice managing partner Mr. Mitchell will lead a team of more than 80 partners, principals and associates in the Americas, Europe and Asia serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and healthcare services sectors. He

Cordant People Opens In Scotland

Cordant People has opened a new office in Scotland to meet the growing jobs demand across the country. The company has just opened offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Livingston and Stirling with sites in Aberdeen and Inverness to follow in the coming months. James Orr, operations director, Cordant People Scotland, has been appointed to establish

Spencer Stuart Heading CEO Search for Monotype Imaging Holdings

Spencer Stuart has been selected by Monotype Imaging Holdings to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Doug Shaw, current president and CEO, intends to retire at the end of 2015. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype is a global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained by Northwestern University

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by Northwestern University to lead in its search for a new leader of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. The Buffett Institute works to solve critical global problems through collaborative scholarship and education, and prepares students to become global leaders. With 44 offices and more than 350 executive search

Leadership Recruiters Finds Executive Director For The Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Leadership Recruiters has placed Silas A. Chamberlin as executive director of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Mr. Chamberlin has served as a regional advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources since March 2014. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is managed by the non-profit Schuylkill River Greenway Association, an organization focused on the

3P Consultants Places COO At Weener Empire Plastics

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Himanshu Sharma as chief operating officer and board member at Weener Empire Plastics Pvt Ltd. Mr. Sharma was previously vice president of operations at Tata Autocomp Systems Limited. Weener Empire Plastics is a subsidiary of the Weener Plastics Packaging Group, a full service global supplier of

ZRG Partners Adds Former Cook Associates CEO To Staff

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has named former Cook Associates CEO Mary Kier as managing director. Joining Ms. Kier will be a small team to support her longstanding client relationships. She will be based in the firm’s new Chicago office and will become a member of ZRG’s private equity, consumer and industrial practices. “Mary is

Furst Group Joins IIC Partners

IIC Partners has added executive search firm Furst Group as its newest member firm. Headquartered in Chicago, Furst Group exclusively focuses on the healthcare and life sciences sector. The firm is led by co-founders Bob Clarke, chief executive officer, and Sherrie Barch, president. “We are really looking forward to affiliating with IIC Partners. We believe

CBSBUTLER Names U.K. Managing Director

U.K.-based technical recruiter CBSbutler has appointed Bernard Ward as U.K. managing director, succeeding long-standing incumbent David Leyshon, who takes up the position of chairman. Mr. Ward was previously with Reed Global, where he held the post of regional managing director for EMEA. “I am both delighted and incredibly excited about the opportunity. CBSbutler has forged

Egon Zehnder Makes Leadership Changes in NY; Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

Egon Zehnder has made several key leadership transitions for its New York office. Patrick O'Brien will assume leadership of the New York office, taking over from Alan Hilliker, while Francisco Paret takes over for Mr. O'Brien to lead the firm's financial services practice in the Americas. Mr. O'Brien joined Egon Zehnder as a member of

BCL Legal Strengthens Search Staff

U.K.-based BCL Legal, a legal recruitment consultancy, has made three new appointments to its team of consultants. Georgina Inson has been appointed as a senior associate and will be handling non-contentious commercial roles in Bristol to include real estate, commercial and corporate opportunities. She has worked in legal recruitment for five years including positions at

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