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WilsonHCG Appoints Leader of Executive Search Offering

Global talent solutions provider WilsonHCG has added Jonathan Edwards to its leadership team as vice president of executive search. He will be responsible for leading the organization’s global executive search efforts, talent development and continuous process improvement to cultivate the company’s global offering. “We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan to WilsonHCG in such a pivotal

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Amrop Expands Leadership Consulting Team

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 74 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, continues to be in growth mode. It recently added Francis Lam as senior partner in Shanghai, spearheading the firm’s leadership consulting practice in China. Amrop defines leadership assessment / consulting as a structured, comprehensive and objective evaluation of current competences and

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

Heidrick & Struggles Dirk Van de Put CEO Mondelez International
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Heidrick & Struggles Lands Outsider to Lead Mondelez International

Mondelez International, known for brands like Oreo cookies, Trident gum and Ritz crackers, has appointed Dirk Van de Put as its new president and CEO. The company enlisted Heidrick & Struggles to fill its top post. With the snack-food producer’s revenues declining in recent years, activist investors have been vocal in their dissatisfaction with longtime CEO and chairman

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GDPR is Coming – What Does it All Mean?

A few months ago nobody seemed to have heard of GDPR. Suddenly, people in the search world are waking up to the realization that this new regulation will come into effect on 25th of May 2018, less than 9 months from now. Quite rightly, we want to know what it’s all about, why it matters, and what it will mean for us.

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Baptist Health

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Stanton Chase Hans Nilsson Aviation & Aerospace Leader
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Stanton Chase Names Aviation & Aerospace Leader

Stanton Chase International has appointed Hans Nilsson as aviation & aerospace global sector leader. He will work out of the firm’s offices in Zurich and Miami. “Miami has emerged as one of the world’s leading aviation centers,” said Juan D. Morales, global practice leader for the executive search firm’s supply chain, logistics & transportation practice

Personio Raises $12 Million In Funding
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Personio Raises $12 Million In Funding

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management game. Personio, the German HR management and recruiting platform, has raised $12 million (€10.5 million) in a series A round from investor Northzone. With the influx of new money, Personio is looking to push its software-as-a-service (SaaS) product in an effort

Elinvar places Scott Levitan CEO of Research Triangle Foundation
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Elinvar Lands CEO for Research Triangle Foundation

Executive search firm Elinvar has placed Scott Levitan as CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which manages an eminent North Carolina research park known as Research Triangle Park (RTP). He succeeds Bob Geolas, who left the organization last September. Elinvar’s president and CEO, Patti Gillenwater, led the search along with strategic search partner Jim Ahlerand researcher Pattie Steigerwald. In outlining

CDI Corp. Posts 25 Percent Q2 Revenue Decline
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CDI Corp. Posts 25 Percent Q2 Revenue Decline; Acquisition Pending

CDI Corp. / (NYSE:CDI) posted second quarter revenues of $169.5 million, a decrease of 25.2 percent from revenues of $246.8 million a year ago. The revenue decline was impacted by the sale of CDI AndersElite Ltd., which was sold in 2016. For the quarter, MRINetwork, the company’s executive search subsidiary, reported revenues of $11.1 million, an 8.6 percent decline, compared to prior-year

Indeed acquires Interviewed
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Indeed Acquires HR Technology Company

Job-site leader Indeed has acquired Interviewed, an HR technology company that streamlines how employers identify and evaluate candidates. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. As part of the acquisition, all of Interviewed’s employees, including CEO Darren Nix and co-founders Daniel O’Shea and Chris Bakke, will become Indeed employees. “Indeed’s mission is to help people

DHR International places Doug Moffitt head wealth management Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust
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DHR Taps Wealth Management Head for Gibraltar Private Bank

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has placed the new head of wealth management for Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, a private banking and wealth advisory firm in Coral Gables, FL. Leading the search was Carol Hartman, the search firm’s managing partner of financial services North America. Doug Moffitt comes to Gibraltar Private from U.S. Trust,

Charles Falcone new Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. education practice leader
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Russell Reynolds Associates Taps Rival Spencer Stuart for Education Practice Leader

Former Spencer Stuart recruiter Charles Falcone is taking over as the new leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. education practice, which includes higher learning, academic medicine and digital education. He also becomes a member of the firm’s healthcare services team. Based in Chicago, Mr. Falcone specializes in executive search and succession planning for senior leadership across

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Companies Losing Candidates From Poor Background Checks

Background checks are designed to validate candidate resumes and protect employers from negligent hiring risks, but employers should make sure they are not losing candidates because of a poor background-check experience. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, more than a third of employers (38 percent) have seen candidates turn down a job because they had

ON Partners places Shelly Cerio SVP of Nvidia Corp
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ON Partners Finds SVP Human Resources for Nvidia

Executive search firm ON Partners has placed Shelly Cerio as senior vice president of human resources for Nvidia Corp., a Santa Clara, CA-based visual computing technology firm. Partner Bryan Buck led the international search. Nvidia, considered among the hottest firms in the technology sector, was recently rated first in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s rankings

Norman Broadbent Group adds Dr. Paul Aldrich
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Norman Broadbent Continues Expansion

U.K.-headquartered Norman Broadbent Group has further expanded its executive search practice with the addition of Dr. Paul Aldrich as managing director, financial services. Tim Hammett, managing partner of Norman Broadbent Executive Search, said Dr. Aldrich brings a combination of talents that will serve the firm and its clients well. “Paul has a huge amount of experience working

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DHR International Looks at the Rise of Robotics and Its Effect On the Workplace

Will your company survive the workforce disruption triggered by the rise of the robot, powered by a new wave of artificial intelligence? The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, “4IR” as it is known, is upon us, and it’s the advent of robotics that promises to reshape global manufacturing as we know it. Steve Stine, DHR International’s

Berkhemer Clayton Places Ned Ford Head of Finance Harry & David
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Berkhemer Clayton Places Head of Finance at Harry & David

Los Angeles-headquartered executive search firm Berkhemer Clayton has recruited former Lowe’s executive Ned Ford as senior vice president and head of finance at Harry & David in Medford, OR. Shai Phillips, vice president and head of the recruiter’s corporate practice, led the search. “The search was nationwide,” said Mr. Phillips. “And despite the scenic environs of South

Focus Search Partners Acquires Taylor Winfield
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Focus Search Partners Acquires Taylor Winfield

Focus Search Partners (FSP), the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, has acquired the Dallas, TX-based recruiters Taylor Winfield. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. With the acquisition, FSP gains a team of professionals who all have enterprise operating experience across multiple industries, including Internet/ digital media, technology/ SaaS software, consumer/ retail/ food service and business

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How Job Seekers Can Cultivate a Social Media Presence and Win Big Opportunities

A growing number of employers are using social media and Internet searches to screen candidates before hiring, according to a recent poll. But that doesn’t mean job seekers should abandon their Facebook and Instagram accounts. Many of those doing the hiring, in fact, consider it a deal breaker if a prospect has no online presence,

Odgers Berndtson places Stephen Cornish CEO of David Suzuki Foundation
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Odgers Berndtson Lands CEO for David Suzuki Foundation

Odgers Berndtson has placed Stephen Cornish as chief executive officer of the David Suzuki Foundation. A highly respected non-governmental organization, the foundation seeks to conserve the environment and find solutions to create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mr. Cornish will join the organization in November. He succeeds

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IIC Partners Continues Global Expansion

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from all over the world. To meet the demand, they are continually developing new practices, hiring new recruiters and opening new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. For instance, IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has made five new consultant

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ENGAGE Research Identifies Top 2017 Employee Tenure Trends and a Tightening Labor Market

An already tight labor market has likely only continued to tighten over the past 18 months, an analysis of ENGAGE Talent tenure data shows. The study by ENGAGE data scientists, which covered 50 million US workers and professionals, concluded that the current median job tenure is 3.67 years. That’s six months less than the Bureau of

CDI Corp. to be Acquired by AE Industrial
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CDI Corp. to be Acquired by Private Equity Group

Recruitment firm CDI Corp. has agreed to be acquired by AE Industrial Partners, a private equity investor specializing in aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial companies. AEI will acquire all of the outstanding shares of the company’s stock for $8.25 per share in an all-cash offer and follow-on merger. The agreement was unanimously approved by

Wheless Partners President Search Cleveland State U.
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Wheless Partners Leading President Search for Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University (CSU) president Ronald Berkman, who since his arrival in 2009 has transformed what was predominantly a commuter school into a campus with strong partnerships, has announced his retirement. The college has enlisted Wheless Partners to find its next leader. The search will be managed by Mike JR Wheless, managing partner and division

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U.S. Job Growth Continues Through Summer

Employers added 209,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly, to 4.3 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed remained at seven million. July marked the 80th straight month of job growth in the U.S. Economists had forecast payrolls increasing by 180,000 jobs

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Development Officer for JDA Software

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has placed Desikan Madhavanur as executive vice president and chief development officer of JDA Software in Scottsdale, AZ. Jim Bethmann, managing partner and co-leader of Caldwell’s TMT & IT services and information security practices, led the search. Mr. Madhavanur will be responsible for the company’s product solution strategy, development and delivery.

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Hudson Global Posts Small Second Quarter Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted second quarter revenues of $113.6 million, up 3.6 percent in constant currency from a year ago. By region, Hudson Americas led the way, recording a revenue gain of 13.7 percent while Hudson Asia Pacific had a revenue increase of 11.6 percent. Hudson Europe, meanwhile, continues to struggle, posting a revenue decrease of

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Increasing Demand for Talent Spurs Steady Wage Growth

The U.S. labor market posted steady growth in wages in the second quarter, according to the newly released ADP Workforce Vitality Report. Overall, wage growth increased by 2.3 percent year over year across all industries in the second quarter of 2017 and is higher than the 1.8 percent growth in wages reported by the U.S.

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HVS Executive Search Finds Three Top Leaders for Shashi Group

HVS Executive Search has placed three top-level executives for Shashi Group LLC, a hotel development and ownership company in the San Francisco Bay Area. The searches were led by HVS vice presidents Erica Arnold, who is based in Denver, and Rachel Levitt, who works out of San Diego. The assignments were for chief investment officer,

Direct Recruiters Expands Military Transition Practice

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Thomas M. Clark as director of military transition, military leadership excellence, and the firm's supply chain/logistics practice. Mr. Clark’s experience managing high growth, multi-division, multi-billion dollar businesses is a compliment to his military leadership experience. He is a former U.S Army Captain and Airborne Ranger that led

CDI Corp. Posts Q1 Revenue Dip

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI)a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted first quarter revenues of $257.5 million, a decrease of 6.8 percent from revenues of $276.3 million a year ago. The company reported a net gain of $0.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, last year.

Miller Mckenzie Creates Manufactured Joinery Division

Specialist executive search company Miller Mckenzie has created a manufactured joinery division in response to strength in the manufactured joinery industry. As part of its growth strategy in the timber & forest products sector, the firm will launch a dedicated manufactured joinery division which will allow senior consultant Denise Griffin to focus on providing a unique,

Egon Zehnder Heading Search for BBC Studios

Egon Zehnder is currently leading the search for a new executive to lead BBC Studios. Consultant Dom Loehnis is heading the assignment. The firm was used in 2012 to identify Mark Thompson’s replacement as BBC director general. BBC Studios and Post Production is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, providing television studios, post production and

Diversified Search Recruits Provost for Samford University

Diversified Search has placed Dr. Mike Hardin as the new provost of Samford University. Dr. Hardin, who currently serves as the dean of business at the University of Alabama, will be joining Samford University in Birmingham beginning July 1st. The search was led by managing director Gene Head. Samford’s President Andrew Westmoreland stated: "In accepting

Spencer Stuart Recruits General Counsel for Point72 Asset Management

Spencer Stuart has placed Kevin J. O’Connor as general counsel of Point72 Asset Management, L.P. Mr. O’Connor, most recently vice president for global ethics and compliance at United Technologies, served as the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut from 2002 to 2008. He then served as associate attorney general until 2009. In addition to his public service,

Hanold Associates Launches CHRO Search

Executive Search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) to lead its search to find a new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Reporting to the CEO, the CHRO will serve as a key member of RIC’s executive leadership team and will be accountable for all human resources activities and building

Monster Worldwide Posts Seven Percent Revenue Dip

Moster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $184 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, a decline of seven percent from revenues of $194 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Revenue from the company's Careers – North America operations decreased four percent year-over-year and revenue from Careers – International decreased 13 percent year-over-year

Pederson & Partners Grows in Moscow and Austria

Executive search firm Pederson & Partners has named Julie Desloges as a consultant in its Moscow office and Josef Buttinger as the country manager for Austria. Over the course of her professional career, Ms. Desloges gained experience in human resources consulting and management within major international companies in Russia and France. Prior to joining the firm,

Korn Ferry Adds Three New Consultants

Korn Ferry has added Caitlin Banks Iseler as a principal in the firm's technology practice, Nathalie Nassar as a senior partner in its leadership & talent consulting business and Dave Pearce as a senior client partner in the firm's global consumer practice. Ms. Iseler has advised clients on attracting, training, growing and retaining leaders. Earlier

NPA Names Managing Director for EMEA

NPA, a worldwide recruiting network, has announced that Alfy Zidan of PureAudit Executive Search (Netherlands) has been appointed managing director of the EMEA region. Mr. Zidan will be responsible for activating the existing member recruitment firms while working with NPA staff to add additional member locations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Alfy Zidan’s

Raines International Fills Board Positions for MJHS

New York City-based Raines International Inc. has placed Brad Fluegel and Amir Kishon as new board members for Metropolitan Jewish Health System (MJHS). Mr. Fluegel is senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Walgreens. Mr. Kishon is the CEO of Wellness Layers. Rooted in Jewish values and traditions and consistent with the highest standard

Armstrong Craven Completes Management Buyout

Specialist executive search and intelligence consultancy, Armstrong Craven, has secured a £3.5m investment from ISIS Equity Partners (ISIS) to complete a management buyout. The deal, led by Armstrong Craven’s founder Sue Craven and Matthew Mellor (CEO) with Rachel Davis (COO), will establish the business as a separate entity from its former parent company Work Group

Eames Consulting Adds New Recruiter in the U.K.

Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has added Sara Kronenberg as a senior consultant within the U.K. risk management division. Ms. Kronenberg previously worked within the risk management division of Robert Walters and McGregor Boyall. She was most recently with Alexander Mann. She will focus specifically on the placement of permanent positions within credit risk management

DHR International Completes Colorcon EMEA Director Search

DHR International has completed the executive search for Colorcon’s new managing director for the EMEA region. The search for Colorcon’s managing director EMEA was conducted by Sue Rossiter, managing director of DHR International’s global life sciences practice in Europe. This position resulted from the promotion of Martti Hedman to global VP commercial operations at Colorcon.

Help Wanted: Forrester Research Seeks Head of Talent Acquisition

Forrester Research, the global research and advisory consultancy based in Cambridge, MA, is seeking a head of global talent acquisition. The position will report to chief people officer Lucia Luce Quinn. The proprietary research, data, custom consulting and events firm needs someone to further develop the Forrester employment brand to attract high-caliber candidates across its

The Cypress Group Fills VP Position for Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Rutherford, CA-headquartered executive search firm The Cypress Group has assisted Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the hiring of Sam Burton as its new vice president of operations. Mr. Phelps was previously the director, North Coast operations for Diageo Chateau & Estates. Before that he spent four years as a director with Constellation Wines US. Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Caldwell Partners Recruits COO for LTCG

Caldwell Partners has placed Rob Frederick as the new chief operating officer of LTCG. Jim Bethmann, managing partner and co-leader, TMT & IT services and information security practices, and Peter Reed, managing partner in the global insurance practice, led the assignment. Mr. Frederick comes to LTCG from Transamerica, a financial service company, providing insurance and

TalentRISE Partners With ConnectVETS

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based executive search firm, has partnered with ConnectVETS in an effort to help U.S. military veterans more effectively transition to the civilian workforce, enable employers to better connect with this experienced talent pool and, if applicable, meet the new regulations for veteran hiring. “Our clients are telling us that what works for recruiting a

Amrop Adds 10 New Partners Around the World

Amrop has added 10 new partners in Asia, EMEA and the U.S. Marcella Accorinti joins Amrop as a partner in Italy where she will work between Milan and Rome, focusing on the financial services sector. Ms. Accorinti began her search career in 2000 when she joined KPMG Executive Search as a principal, developing business in

Hilmar & Ross Places Sales VP at Keurig Green Mountain

Executive search firm Hilmar & Ross, LLC has placed Brian Vetter as vice president of sales-foodservice at Keurig Green Mountain. Ken Smuland, president and CEO of Hilmar & Ross, led the search. Mr. Vetter was previously the VP sales at White Wave Foods. As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig

Russell Reynolds Associates Heading CEO Search for RMA

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by the Rubber Manufacturers Association to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current CEO Charles Cannon has announced that he will retire from his post. The position will be filled by late 2015. The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers

Antal International Opens New Offices

Global recruitment firm Antal International has opened seven new offices located in the Ivory Coast, France, Bulgaria, India and the U.K. Recently, the firm completed a comprehensive induction program for new managing partners to expand its services within the FCMG, digital marketing, hospitality, oil & gas, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Tony Goodwin, Antal Group CEO &

Boyden Grows Shanghai Office

Boyden has added Joyce Zhou to its Shanghai office as a partner in the firm’s global industrial and consumer/retail practices. Most recently, Ms. Zhou served as a partner of Odgers Berndtson’s industrial practice in China and as a member of the firm’s leadership services team in Asia. From 2006-2007, she served as a senior associate

The Canvas Search Group Opens Doors

Executive search firm The Canvas Search Group has been launched to serve the retail marketing sector, focusing on the acquisition of talent in the shopper experience niche. Owner and president of the new firm is Mark Seibel, whose background includes over 20 years of experience working with some of the most iconic brands in retail. The

RSA Grows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has appointed Andreas Reimer and Ji Kwon to its operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Mr. Reimer joins the firm's Frankfurt office as a senior consultant. He has been an executive search consultant in the sector since 1992 and prior to joining RSA

Goodwin Executive Search Places Talent Acquisition Director

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has recruited Michelle Hytry as director of global talent acquisition at Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc. Ms. Hytry joins the company from Asurion where she served as a senior manager, human resources business partner. Prior to that, she served in the Bay area as a leader of the HR department at Pivotal,

B.E. Smith Recruits CEO for West Holt Medical Services

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Bradley Pfeifer as chief executive officer of West Holt Medical Services in Atkinson, NE. Formerly, Mr. Pfeifer served as marketing and business development manager at Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital in Omaha. “West Holt Medical Services was seeking a healthcare executive with a high sense of integrity and a leadership style

VMA Group Opens in Johannesburg

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has opened a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Daniel Munslow, an international communications consultant and trainer, has been appointed to the team heading up VMA Group’s Africa practice. Having worked in both corporate and consulting environment, Mr. Munslow brings more than 12 years’ experience within the communications arena. He was

Korn Ferry Names Leadership Consulting CEO

Matt Reilly has joined Korn Ferry as chief executive officer of its Leadership and Talent Consulting (LTC) business. Mr. Reilly most recently served as head of management consulting (North America) for Accenture and prior to that he held the CEO post at George Group, a global operations and strategy firm. George Group was acquired by Accenture

TRANSEARCH Recruits President and CEO for Golder Associates

TRANSEARCH International has recruited Dr. Hisham Mahmoud as president and chief executive officer of Golder Associates. The TRANSEARCH team was led by Chris Swan and Dirk Stauthamer as part of the firm’s global practice in construction, design and real estate. Dr. Mahmoud’s career spans some 27 years, the majority of which has been in diversified global

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