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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

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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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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

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Partner in Munich

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has named Tim Lüdke as a partner in its Munich office and a member of the firm's technology practice. Through his two decades of IT experience, Mr. Lüdke has worked closely with top executives across the global business landscape and began his search career under the guidance of Heiner Thorborg.

Odgers Berndtson Adds Technology Practice Specialist in Boston

Odgers Berndtson has added Jay Hussey in its Boston office as a partner overseeing the firm's technology practice in the U.S. Mr. Hussey will lead the team responsible for managing domestic and global searches for C-suite executives in the technology sector, with a personal emphasis on managing search engagements relating to it services, systems, and

Praxi Alliance Expands In Denmark

PRAXI ALLIANCE has announced the addition of Denmark-based People in Focus as its newest member firm. Jørgen Trojel, founder and managing partner of the firm, has almost 30 years of experience in the corporate world with the latter half focused on executive search. “The addition of Denmark to our Norwegian, Finnish and Swedish member firms

Boyden Expands to Quebec

Executive search firm Boyden will open a new office in Montreal this week, expanding its presence in one of the fastest growing search markets in North America. Roger T. Duguay, a former managing partner of Odgers Berndtson in Montreal, will lead Boyden’s new team there. In the past year, more than 100 search professionals have

DHR Increases Ownership Stake in Rival CTPartners

Chicago-based DHR International has increased its ownership position in CTPartners according to an amended Schedule 13D filing made on February 26 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. DHR now owns 553,441 shares of CTPartners’ common stock, representing a 6.3 percent stake in the nation’s seventh largest senior-level recruiting company. DHR has been steadily building a

Korn Ferry Grows Technology Practice

Korn Ferry has added Douglas Madden as a senior client partner in the global technology practice. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Madden joins Korn Ferry from Renaissance Leadership, where he worked closely with top enterprise software, hardware, computer networking, and semiconductor companies. He has successfully completed leadership recruitment

PFM Executive Search Completes Search for Vancouver School Board

PFM Executive Search has placed Scott Robinson as the new superintendent at the Vancouver School Board, one of the largest, most complex and ethnically diverse School Districts in all of Canada. Mr. Robinson, an educator for 22 years, has held many senior roles in the school districts across Metro Vancouver and at many levels throughout

DavenportMajor Retained by InterDigital, Inc.

DavenportMajor Executive Search has been selected by InterDigital, Inc. to lead in its search for a new vice president of strategic business development. InterDigital develops technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director recruitment for

Odgers Interim Canada Adds to Teams in Calgary and Toronto

Odgers Interim Canada, the executive interim division of Odgers Berndtson, has expanded its team in Calgary and Toronto in response to the increasing demand for interim executives. The company has added Stuart Hay as a partner within its Calgary team and Emily Bell as a consultant in Toronto. Mr. Hay was most recently principal, interim

ON Search Partners Expands Oregon Office

ON Search Partners has named John Coutts as a partner in its newly formed Portland, Oregon office. Mr. Coutts has two decades of executive search experience and his practice focuses on advanced technologies and industrial organizations. His clients have ranged from emerging companies to Fortune 500 corporations in the technology, industrial, consumer products, healthcare and

Seventy-Six Percent of Hiring Executives to Increase Staff

Seventy-six percent of hiring executives predict they will increase their workforce size, with 55 percent planning significant growth of three percent or more, according to the 2015 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Report. In addition, the majority of respondents (51 percent) said “finding and retaining talent” was their top business challenge, a challenge representing the No.

EFL Associates Finds Executive Director for Chicago Public School Teacher’s Pension & Retirement Fund

Executive search firm EFL Associates has placed Charles A. Burbridge as executive director of the Chicago Public School Teachers’ Pension & Retirement Fund. Mr. Burbridge is currently chief financial officer for the Atlanta Public Schools. Established by the Illinois state legislature in 1895, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund manages members’ assets and administers benefits. The

Aplin Executive Retained by Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance

Aplin Executive has been selected by Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance (SMI) to recruit a new associate vice president of risk management. SMI is a federally licensed insurer operating in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Aplin Executive Search consultants find senior management and executives for clients in a wide array of industries. The firm was brought together in

Caldwell Partners Adds Partner in its Technology, IT and Professional Services Practices

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has named Rodes M. Cole as a partner in the firm's technology, IT and professional services practices. Based in Atlanta, Mr. Cole focuses on recruiting senior executives for searches in a broad range of industries. He joins Caldwell Partners from Parker Executive Search, where he was a member of the

The Onstott Group Recruits CFO for DYN

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has placed Kevin Bisson as chief financial officer at Dyn. Mr. Bisson previously served as SVP, treasurer and CFO at Mercury Systems. “Rick Faubert and Scott Tucker exceeded our expectations on this important assignment. They ran a fluid, effective and no-nonsense process that quickly zeroed in on what we

Furst Group Finds President and CEO for Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care

Healthcare-focused executive search firm Furst Group has assisted in the recruitment of Michael S. McHale as president and chief executive officer of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care. Mr. McHale most recently served as CEO at Hospice of the Chesapeake in Maryland. Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care is a charitable organization that provides comfort and dignity

Boyden Adds Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Search Specialist

Boyden has added Kimberley Rice to its New York office as a partner in the firm's global healthcare and life science practice. Ms. Rice brings to Boyden more than 25 years of experience in the global life sciences space, having managed searches for companies across Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S.

Ropella Group Acquires Fred Anthony Group

Executive search firm The Ropella Group has acquired the Fred Anthony Group, a Chicago-based executive search firm specializing in the chemical and coatings industries with almost 40 years’ experience. Principal Fred Anthony will now serve as vice president of key corporate accounts for the Ropella Group to expand and grow the firm’s executive search services

Spencer Stuart Selected by Singapore Exchange for CEO Search

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Magnus Bocker will be exiting his post at the end of his contract on June 30. Singapore Exchange connects investors in search of Asian growth to corporate issuers in search of global capital. Spencer Stuart

JDG Associates Completes Search for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Ravindra Deo as chief investment officer of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Ms. Deo comes to FRTIB from Altura Capital which provides institutional consulting, analytics and investment services to large institutional clients with well over $1 trillion in assets. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board administers

CTPartners Forms Committee To Consider Possible Sale

The board of directors of CTPartners has formed a special committee to review “strategic alternatives” one day after one of its chief rivals, DHR International, announced a widening stake in the beleaguered global search company. DHR now owns more than five percent of CTPartners. It recently offered an unsolicited bid to acquire 100 percent of

Allegis Partners Names Head of Global HR Practice

Global executive search firm Allegis Partners has appointed Michael Bergen as managing partner and global practice leader of its human resources practice. Mr. Bergen brings to Allegis experience as a human resources leader at a number of premiere global companies as well as more than 15 years’ worth of executive search experience placing executives and

La Fosse Associates Names Non-Executive Chairman

La Fosse Associates has named Jonathan McKay as its non-executive chairman of the board. Mr. McKay brings over 30 years of international experience helping grow technology businesses. He is currently chairman of JustGiving, the U.K.’s largest online fundraising platform. He is also chairman of Forward Partners, a London-based start-up. CEO Simon La Fosse said: “We

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Seven Percent Revenue Gain in 2014

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted 2014 revenues of $494.3 million, an increase seven percent from revenues of $462.0 million the prior year. Net income for the year was $6.8 million, with diluted earnings per share of $0.37, compared to earnings of $6.3 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.35, in 2013. During

NES Global Talent Adds IT Sector Specialist

NES Global Talent has expanded its U.K. IT division with the appointment of sector specialist Peter Staniland as a senior consultant. Mr. Staniland will focus on supplying IT experts within the oil and gas and engineering sectors. He was formerly a senior consultant with Oliver James Associates. “Peter has a discipline specific background within IT

Chartwell Partners Recruits President for Key Private Bank

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Terry Jenkins as the new president of Key Private Bank. Mr. Jenkins previously served as president and chief executive officer of U.S. Wealth Management at BMO Harris Private Banking. Key Private Bank provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in

Development Resources Finds CEO for Armed Services YMCA

Development Resources, Inc. (DRi) has recruited Vice Admiral William French as president and chief executive officer for the Armed Services YMCA. Vice Admiral French retired in October 2014 with over 35 years of service in the U.S. Navy. Headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, Armed Services YMCA provides specialized programs and support services to military service members

DHR Widens Ownership Stake In Rival CTPartners

Chicago-based DHR International, the sixth largest U.S. executive search firm, has increased it's ownership position in rival Top 10 recruiter CTPartners to more than five percent. DHR will shortly file a Schedule 13D with the Securities and Exchange Commission to report its beneficial ownership of 449,501 shares in the company. A DHR insider believes the

Odgers Berndtson Adds Energy, Manufacturing and Infrastructure Practice Specialist in India

Odgers Berndtson has named Sandeep Vij as a partner in the firm's energy, manufacturing and infrastructure practice in India. Mr. Vii was the chief operating officer of Smiths Detection India and has previously held senior roles in world class multinational industrial and technology companies, including Schneider Electric, Cisco, Honeywell Automation and Johnson Controls. Alasdair Spink,

Executives Online Expands in the Netherlands

International interim management and executive recruitment firm Executives Online has expanded its Netherlands office with the appointment of Wilco Hendriks as managing partner. He is the fifth partner to join The Netherlands team and will be based in the Amsterdam office specializing in the transport, logistics and warehousing sectors. Mr. Hendriks brings 35 years’ experience

Egon Zehnder Heading CEO Search For Adidas

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Adidas to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Longtime CEO Herbert Hainer has recently struggled to meet profit targets. Adidas AG, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, produces, and markets athletic and sports lifestyle products worldwide. Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder specializes in the recruitment and

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