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Talengo Expands Healthcare Practice

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

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Why Amazon Remains Prime Hunting Ground for Headhunters

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

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Recruiting is Changing. Hunt Club is Paving the Way.

What most technology recruiting companies fail to realize when trying to “disrupt recruiting" is that it takes meaningful human interaction to truly connect the dots. Hunt Club leverages a network of highly connected people to refer a company's next great hire.

Launches

Major, Lindsey & Africa Latest Firm to Launch Consulting Services

Search firms continue to break into new areas, be it through acquisition, alliance or providing new services. It’s a trend being seen at large recruiters and small boutiques alike as recruiters look to provide clients with services for finding, assessing, onboarding and retaining their senior-level talent. The latest: Major, Lindsey & Africa has launched a

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True Search Adds Partners In New York, San Francisco

Executive recruiter True Search, which was recently recognized as one of the top 50 search firms in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, has added Thor Bucy, Jennifer DeCastro, Ryan Hall and Barry Wahlberg to its roster of partners. “Thor, Jennifer, Ryan, and Barry are among the most talented consultants in the industry and with the brightest futures,” said Brad Stadler, founder and managing

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CHROs Reveal Serious Gap In HR Talent

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers (CHRO) and other senior level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones most in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR

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Goldsmith & Co. Leading Investment Officer Search for NY Public Library

Demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and in the years ahead it is expected to soar. Recruiters say the need for chief investment officers (CIO) across the asset allocator spectrum, including endowments and foundations‎, and corporate, public and state plans, have significantly increased in number over the last five years

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DRI Offers Money Back Guarantee On Candidates

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), which focuses on the talent needs of small to mid-sized companies, is backing up its executive searches with a retention guarantee of its placements for one to two years. Direct Retention, as the firm calls its new product offering, revolves around a thorough evaluation of candidates by DRI as

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Janssen & Associates Seeks New Leaders for Non-Profits

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce more than $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time

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SearchWide Names Hotel and Resort Practice Leader

Executive recruiting firm SearchWide has brought aboard John Brich, former director of sales for the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, as a vice president. Mr. Brich takes the lead in managing the recruiter’s hotel and resort practice. He is charged with opening a new regional office in the Cincinnati area, the sixth location for the firm. Mr.

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What Can Companies Do to Create An Inclusive Culture

Diverse organizations outperform their peers, and in the process embed inclusion strategies into almost all their management decisions, according to new research by advisory firm Bersin by Deloitte. That may be a key reason why 78 percent of those responding to the firm’s latest survey believe diversity and inclusion is a competitive advantage. Even so, only 12

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DHR International Forms Partnership to Ease Clients’ Digital Struggles

DHR International, Ogilvy & Mather and International Data Corporation (IDC) have launched a partnership to help their customers in the Asia-Pacific market overcome the challenges of digital disruption. Typically, businesses view digital transformation as an IT issue. But for a company to successfully make the change, multiple functions within the organization must be brought into the fold. That’s where

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AlbertHall&Associates Lands Artistic Director for Arizona Theatre Company

The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board of directors has named David Ivers as its new artistic director. Executive recruitment firm AlbertHall&Associates conducted the nationwide search. ATC’s current artistic director, David Ira Goldstein, will remain with the company the end of June, when his 25-year tenure officially ends. Mr. Ivers served as artistic director at the Utah Shakespeare

M&A

Acquisitions Continue to Make Headlines In Recruiting Industry

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: Solon, OH-headquartered Torch Group has acquired Selker Leadership, a search firm that places candidates in the technology and software fields. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Selker Leadership’s president, Gregory L. Selker, will join Torch Group as senior vice president and search operations leader,

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Morgan Hunt Appoints London Office Leader

Moscow-based executive search firm Morgan Hunt has named Maria Yankovskaya as head of its London office. Ms. Yankovskaya has over 18 years of experience in executive search, including 10 years as a consultant in the banking practice of Ward Howell International in Moscow and six years as a lead consultant and partner with a major international search firm in London.

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Recruiting Industry Game Changer On the Horizon

One year from now, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. The law will have a tremendous impact on how companies, government agencies and, yes, executive search firms across the E.U. — including the U.K. — handle personal data. Ignore the law and you can expect tough penalties for failing to comply.

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Credit Union Resources Leads CEO Search for Carolinas Credit Union League

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Buffkin / Baker Merges WTW Associates Into Its Expanding Search Platform

Search firm Buffkin / Baker has merged New York-based WTW Associates into its expanding executive recruiting platform. WTW, a talent provider focused on the media, entertainment, technology and law industries, will integrate its operations into the Buffkin / Baker New York office. Terms were not disclosed. “We have greatly enhanced our entertainment/media practice this year, and are excited to have

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Carmichael Fisher Lands CEO for CEPI

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has recruited Dr. Richard Hatchett as chief executive officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Principle consultant Tarquin Bennett-Coles led the assignment along with managing director Justin Hobday. Dr. Hatchett joins the organization from the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),

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Penrhyn Forms Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice Group

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has launched a new global technology, media & telecoms practice group, led by Yanouk Poirier, managing partner of Montreal-based search firm Leaders International. It brings together search consultants who specialize in the technology, media & telecoms space throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Japan, the Philippines,

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What Matters Most to Today’s Well-Informed Workers

Historically, the balance of power between employers and candidates has favored employers. Candidates had few sources of information about open positions, corporate culture or company vision, let alone compensation and benefits. But the talent market is changing. Big time. Candidates today report a dramatic increase in the amount of information they have about a company

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How One Recruiter’s Board Participation Is Paying Off

For executive search firm leaders, serving in a board capacity for outside companies can be rewarding on several levels. There’s service to a company, of course. But a lot of valuable learning also goes on in such work, be it about emerging trends, the latest ideas or the hottest businesses and their talent. It also

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Kymab

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Sonia Quaratino as chief medical officer of Kymab Group, a human monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company. She will manage the clinical development of the organization’s expanding therapeutic antibody portfolio. Dr. Quaratino is an immunologist and joins Kymab from Novartis, where she served as global clinical program leader – transitional clinical oncology, responsible for

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Atlanta Hawks Turns to Turnkey Search for New GM

The Atlanta Hawks has retained Turnkey Search to lead its hunt for a new general manager. The team fired past GM Wes Wilcox after the Hawks record dipped to 43-39 this past season and the team lost to the Washington Wizards in the opening round of the playoffs. “As we have said from the beginning, we are committed to

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RSR Partners Appoints Head of Risk Practice

Executive search firm RSR Partners has named Talal Debs as a managing director and head of its risk practice. With a strong combination of risk management, finance, and academic experience, Mr. Debs will focus on recruiting senior executives and directors to navigate new risk, regulatory and compliance issues for clients. His areas of concentration will include insurance, investment banking, trading and

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7 Ways to Evaluate Your Executive Search Firm

When businesses have high profile, top leadership roles to fill, executive search firms can provide indispensable service. The best recruiters walk alongside a client at every stage of the hiring process. They know the questions to ask that help define the requirements of the role. They take the time to thoroughly understand company culture. And

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Spelman Johnson Leading Hunt for University of Chicago Police Chief

The University of Chicago has enlisted search firm Spelman Johnson to find its next chief of police. Vice president Mark A. Hall is leading the assignment. The school is looking to have a new leader in place by July. The role calls for a range of skill sets, including planning, organizing, directing and administering the policing initiatives of

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SearchWide Recruits CEO for Visit Aurora

Visit Aurora has appointed Bruce Dalton as president and chief executive officer following a search led by recruiting firm SearchWide. He succeeds Gary Wheat, who established the organization in 2010. Senior vice president Mark Gnatovic led the assignment. Mr. Dalton is a second-generation leader in the hospitality industry. He comes to Visit Aurora with 29 years of industry experience,

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Ratliff & Taylor Appoints President

Executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has appointed Beth Sweeney as its new president. An accomplished leader with deep industry experience, she has been widely recognized for her work in sales and marketing throughout a 20-plus year career. As president, Ms. Sweeney will have full profit-and-loss responsibility for each of the company’s three practices: executive search, leadership

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Focus Search Partners Continues Expansion

Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, has brought aboard Richard D’Antoni as managing partner of the firm’s healthcare and private equity practices. Mr. D’Antoni has more than 20 years of experience in matching high-performing executives with leading healthcare companies, ranging from venture capital and private equity-backed portfolio companies to publicly held organizations.

Nesbit Partners Recruits VP of Human Resources for Connexions Loyalty

Executive recruiters Nesbit Partners, Inc. has placed Adam Orlan as vice president of human resources at Connexions Loyalty. The search was conducted by Bob Nesbit, managing partner. Mr. Orlan was formerly head of organization change management at capital one. Connexions Loyalty helps organizations motivate, reward and retain their customers, employees and partners. Nesbit Partners is a

Vetted Solutions Retained by Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC is currently leading the search for a new chief executive officer for The Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF), located in Tampa, FL. Founded in 1991, PCF funds research focused on finding innovative therapies for eliminating childhood cancer. It has partnered with pre-eminent researchers at leading hospitals nationwide, providing more

Spencer Stuart Leading Brandeis University Search for New President

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Brandeis University to lead its search for a new president. The firm’s education, nonprofit & government practice will head the hunt for the University’s ninth president after current University president Frederick Lawrence announced his resignation. Brandeis University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus located in

Direct Recruiters Adds to Healthcare IT Practice

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Brad Katz as a project manager for the firm's healthcare IT practice. Mr. Katz will work in collaboration with Mike Silverstein, director, and fellow team members Norm Volsky and Kasey Fahey, to facilitate existing search assignments by sourcing and qualifying candidates. Prior to joining DRI, he was

Russam GMS Strengthens Financial Services Team

Russam GMS, a provider of interim managers and executive search solutions, has named Antony Flagg as its new director of financial services. In his new position, Mr. Flagg plans to grow Russam’s presence in financial services, with a particular focus on the retail sector of the industry. He will be placing experienced interims and executives across

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 3.6 Percent Q1 Global Revenue Gain

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted consolidated net revenue of$115.2 million in the first quarter, up 3.6 percent from $111.1 million a year ago. The increase was led by a 12 percent increase in the Americas and a 10.1 percent increase in Asia Pacific, offset by a major 25 percent decline in Europe. From a

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained by Wisconsin Alumni Research

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to lead its search for a new managing director. Carl Gulbrandsen, who has led the organization since 2000, is retiring early next year. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is the independent non-profit technology transfer organization serving the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Morgridge Institute

ChampionScott Partners Fills Senior Position for INTTRA

ChampionScott Partners has placed Bill Schwebel as president of INTTRA data at INTTRA. Mr. Schwebel was most recently with INRIX, Inc., where he helped transform the location-based services company from a content licensor to a rapidly growing data and analytics platform services provider while serving in global senior product, marketing and general management leadership roles.

Horton International Adds Partner in Germany

Horton International has added Frankfurt-based Hager Unternehmensberatung to its network. Hager is one of the leading search firms in Germany with over 70 employees in small, specialized teams, with almost 20 years of experience in the technology industry, as well as other innovative markets. “The addition of such a significant partner to Horton International for Germany

Korn Ferry Names Asia Pacific Sector Head for Energy, Oil and Gas

Warren Harding has joined Korn Ferry in its Perth, Australia office as the Asia Pacific sector head for energy, oil and gas. Mr. Harding has more than 20 years of experience in consulting to senior management and boards in the energy, mining, utilities, resources and government sectors. He was formerly managing partner of Accenture’s energy industry

VMA Group Opens New Office in Paris

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has opened a new office in Paris. In addition to its existing offices in Brussels and Amsterdam, the Paris office will strengthen and expand VMA Group’s European and global network of communications recruitment professionals. Senior consultant Kim Johnson will head the new office. “At VMA Group we work with a number

Isaacson, Miller Adds Higher Education Veteran

John W. Roberts has joined Isaacson, Miller as vice president. He will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Roberts was previously dean of the college of liberal arts and social sciences at the University of Houston. With more than 30 years of experience in higher education, Mr. Roberts brings an extensive network and

Lochlin Partners Fills CIO Post for New Enterprise Stone & Lime

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Mike Berkley as chief information officer of New Enterprise Stone & Lime (NESL). Mr. Berkley was an integration management consultant for Walmart where he was hired after Walmart's purchase of Simplexity. NESL is a privately-held, vertically integrated construction materials supplier and heavy/highway construction contractor, and a national traffic

Hanold Associates Heading CHRO Search for Ferrara Candy Company

Executive Search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by Ferrara Candy Company to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer. Reporting to the CEO, the CHRO will provide leadership and strategic management advice while ensuring execution of the company’s vision in all human resources activities. Ferrara Candy Company, a Catterton Partners private equity

Robert Half Posts 11 Percent Q1 Revenue Rise

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted first quarter 2015 revenues of $1.21 billion, an increase of 11.2 percent from revenues during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company recorded net income was $77.9 million, or $.58 per share, compared to income of $61.6 million, or $.45 per share, the year before. "Led by

Grays Executive Search Expands Into Newcastle

Grays Executive Search a recently launched boutique search and selection consultancy, has expanded into Newcastle to help local and international companies find management talent across the city and the north-east. Dylan Christie becomes the new director of the Newcastle office. He has 15 years’ experience in senior level recruitment, including working for some of the

Parker Executive Search Fills Basketball Coach for Fordham

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has placed Jeff Neubaueras as the new men's head basketball coach at Fordham University. In 10 seasons at Eastern Kentucky, Mr. Neubaueras won 188 games and made two NCAA tournaments. Fordham University is a private, non-profit, coeducational research university based in New York City. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches for corporations,

The Buffkin Group Places VP Marketing at Availity

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Molly Miles as vice president of marketing at Availity, LLC. Craig Buffkin, managing partner, and Jen Bradley, associate partner, led the search. Ms. Miles previously serve as VP of marketing at Wellcentive. Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for healthcare professionals. The Buffkin Group is an

ManpowerGroup Posts Seven Percent Q1 Revenue Dip

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted first quarter revenues of $4.5 billion, a decrease of seven percent from revenues of $4.9 billion a year ago. The Milwaukee-based staffing company recorded earnings of $65.7 million, or 83 cents per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $70.1 million, or 86 cents per diluted share, during the same period a year

Witt/Kieffer Adds Healthcare Specialist to Team

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added Chris Wierz to its team as a principal in Oak Bridge, IL. Ms. Wierz brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to her executive search practice, including 20 years in healthcare information technology. She will help find leaders for hospitals and integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, managed care companies,

CTPartners Financial Services Recruiter Heads to David Barrett Partners

Robert F. Gorog Jr., a partner and member of the financial services practice of CTPartners, has joined David Barrett Partners in Boston. Mr. Gorog brings over 20 years of professional search experience dedicated exclusively to the investment management industry. A senior member of CTPartners’ asset & wealth management and specialty hedge fund practices, his recruiting work

Industrial Search Partners Taps CEO for Red River Valley

Industrial Search Partners (ISP) has recruited Nathan Asplund to serve as president and chief executive officer of Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW). Jason Ward, managing partner, conducted the search for RRVW. Mr. Asplund most recently served as assistant vice president – Mexico for BNSF Railway. RRVW is a shortline railroad serving North Dakota

Turnkey Search Recruits SVP for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Sports and entertainment-focused executive recruiter Turnkey Search has placed Terry Kalna as senior vice president of sales and broadcasting with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mr. Kalna has spent the past eight years as managing director of International Speedway Corporation, a sister company to NASCAR that operates 13 racetracks across the country. Turnkey considered more than 100 senior

AltoPartners Adds New Norwegian Partner Firm Kingbird

AltoPartners has added new Norwegian-based partner firm KingBird to its global alliance. Based in Olso, Kingbird is a partner- owned recruitment firm with more than 20 years of experience. It assists clients in several specialized areas including finding board directors, senior and middle managers, experienced specialists and key personnel. “We are delighted to welcome KingBird to the

hrQ Expands Staff with New Managing Director in Denver

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has named Anne Mounts as managing director of its Denver operations. Ms. Mounts joins hrQ with leadership experience from human capital firms including Interaction Associates, Inc., Vantage Partners, LLC and Better Communications, Inc. “Anne brings a wealth of knowledge to

Alexander Mann Solutions Appoints New Leadership in APAC

London-based talent acquisition and management services firm Alexander Mann Solutions has strengthened its leadership team in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions with three new additions. Caleb Baker has been named managing director, Asia Pacific and emerging markets. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Baker's experience specifically relates to talent acquisition, recruitment process outsourcing, managed service

Touchpoint Search Opens Doors

Executive recruitment firm Touchpoint Search has been launched to help companies acquire talent as they respond to rapid and transformational developments in data, information and technology within the corporate finance function. Owner and president of the new firm is Steven Crane, who brings over 17 years of multi-industry public company CFO experience to the venture. Touchpoint

The Newport Group Acquires Three Sixty Digital Talent

Executive search and consulting firm The Newport Group has acquired Three Sixty Digital Talent, an executive search services provider focused on the programmatic, AdTech and data analytics industries. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Three Sixty’s brand will remain as is, and all of its executives have been retained as managing directors. “Three Sixty

Jorgenson Consulting Places President at Saratoga County

Executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting has recruited Martin K. Vanags as the first president of Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership Inc. The partnership was created to guide economic growth following the county’s break with Saratoga Economic Development Corp. Mr. Vanags comes to Saratoga County from Indianapolis, where he was vice president of regional economic development for the Indy

Egon Zehnder Fills Chair Position For BSR

Egon Zehnder has placed Alessandro Carlucci as BSR’s fourth chair. BSR is a global non-profit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. At the end of 2014, Mr. Carlucci stepped down after serving for 10 years as CEO of Natura, the Brazil-based company

Career Partners International – Nashville Adds Senior Principal

Career Partners International (CPI) – Nashville, locally branded as Plumlee & Associates, has added Amy Plumlee to the firm as senior principal and owner. Ms. Plumlee brings over 10 years of human resources and talent management experience to the firm, which was founded by her husband and senior principal, Martin Plumlee. In her new role, she will

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