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Creating a Millennial Feedback Loop In the Workplace

Now that Millennials make up more than half of the American workforce, HR professionals are increasingly concerned about how to best cater to their workplace needs. Talent acquisition leaders recommend everything from nontraditional employee benefits like telecommuting and flexible leave to glamorous team retreats to help managers bolster their Millennial appeal. Problem is, it’s not working. Millennials

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AGB Search Tapped to Find Iowa State President

As the academic year winds down, a number of colleges and universities across the country are already preparing for September. For many of them, that means opening searches that will deliver new, high profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, more often the case, globalization. Among the latest, the Iowa

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Recruiting is Changing. Hunt Club is Paving the Way.

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ZRG Partners Continues Global Growth

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has opened an office in Hong Kong, adding David Greenfield as head of the global insurance practice. The firm, which is continuing its recent expansion, also named Kevin Jones as leader of its global commercial real estate search platform as well as the Pittsburgh regional office. Mr.

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Kingfisher Talent Adds Life Sciences Veteran

Kingfisher Talent, the Boston-based consortium for biotech executive search and leadership development, has expanded with the addition of Merle Kummer, a leading figure in life science research and development leadership. “Merle brings a unique value proposition, specifically in biotech innovation, that will bring immense value to our clients as we continue to push the boundaries of traditional

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Workforce Summer Fling Could Set Up Race for Workers This Fall

While employee retention is hardly a new concern for employers, the race to keep top workers in-house has escalated significantly in the past year. In fact, new findings from the 2017 Emerging Workforce Study (EWS) commissioned by Spherion Staffing indicate that employees are more willing than ever to test their options, to the point that

Launches

HVS Executive Search Launches Onboarding Service

Search firms continue to break out new solutions platforms, be it through acquisition, alliance or start up. The latest example: HVS Executive Search has launched an executive onboarding service, a holistic approach of ensuring that new executives have the tools and information needed to quickly become an integrated, effective and contributing member of their new

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ThinkingAhead Seeking New Leader for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has chosen ThinkingAhead Executive Search to lead its hunt for a president. Recruiters Chris Spagnola and Jessica Martinez are leading the assignment. Reporting to a 15-member board of directors, the president of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is charged with providing strategic leadership and vision to 60 professional staff, ensuring that

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TRANSEARCH Finds CFO for Greenberry Industrial

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand and hunting them down is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In one example of this growing appetite for finance leaders, TRANSEARCH International recently recruited Jarrett Pugh as the chief financial officer of Greenberry Industrial LLC. The search was led by consultants Mike

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Boyden Names Industrial Practice Leader

Executive search firm Boyden has named Robert Travis, managing partner of Boyden United States and Canada, as its new global industrial practice leader. He assumes the practice leadership from Armin Meier, managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, who led Boyden’s global industrial practice for six years. Mr. Travis, who previously served three terms as a Boyden global board

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Uber Chooses Heidrick & Struggles to Replace Departed CEO

In the wake of the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick, rideshare company Uber has turned to Heidrick & Struggles to help find his replacement. Mr. Kalanick stepped down last week amid a series of controversies, the move ultimately forced by investors who want big changes in the company’s corporate environment. Heidrick has led some major

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Onstott Group Finds New Leader for Plasan Carbon Composites

The Onstott Group has placed Bob Willig as president and CEO of Plasan Carbon Composites, a Walker, MI supplier of carbon parts to the automotive industry. Joe Onstott, founder and managing director of the Wellesley, MA-based executive recruitment firm, led the search. Also contributing were Scott Tucker, managing director, and Cullen Onstott, vice president. The

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Coulter Partners Expands As Life Sciences Sector Booms

Global life sciences recruiter Coulter Partners has made seven new appointments in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany and at its London headquarters. Joining the firm are Nona Footz, client partner; Samantha Simonnet, director on the U.S. West Coast; Jean Kim, associate director in New York; and Marie-Garance Leroy, senior consultant in Zurich. Also, Samantha Ng was appointed senior

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Asia Pacific Leader

Russell Reynolds Associates has named Peter L. O’Brien as the region head for Asia Pacific. He takes over from Peter Drummond-Hay, who returned to the firm’s New York office in March. Mr. O’Brien will be responsible for managing Russell Reynolds’ business across the region and driving growth in key markets, including China, India, Japan, South

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ManpowerGroup Names North America President

Becky Frankiewicz has joined ManpowerGroup as president of its North American operations. Reporting to chief operating officer Darryl Green, she will oversee all of the company’s brands and offerings in the region, including Manpower, Experis, Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions. Ms. Frankiewicz comes to the firm from PepsiCo, where she led one of its largest

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100 Companies That Excel In HR

How best to gauge the effectiveness of a human resources department? For the last four years, Workforce magazine has issued its rankings of the “world’s top companies for HR.” This year, like last, in its list of 100 companies, the publication rated Google at No. 1, followed, in order, by Facebook, Coca-Cola, Deloitte and AT&T.

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Spencer Stuart Taps New Leader for Healthcare Organization Swedish

After an extensive search, Dr. Guy Hudson has been named chief executive officer of Swedish Health Services. The organization enlisted Spencer Stuart to find its new leader. After an evaluation process led by the board and Spencer Stuart, the trustees voted unanimously to select Dr. Hudson, who has served as interim CEO since February and has practiced at

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Marquee Search Seeking Leader for Raiders Foundation

Professional football’s Oakland Raiders is seeking an executive director of its charitable arm, the Raiders Foundation. To conduct the search, the team has enlisted Marquee Search, a recruitment firm that specializes in sports and entertainment. Marquee president Jeff Yocom is spearheading the assignment. The Raiders Foundation, established two years ago, is committed to increasing community

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Heller Search Expands to Fill High Demand for IT Leaders

Technology-focused executive recruiting firm Heller Search Associates Inc., has expanded with the addition of Kelly Doyle as managing director. The search and subsequent selection of Ms. Doyle was managed by Rochelle Schumer of R&L Associates. With over 20 years of industry experience in executive search and talent acquisition for technology executives, Ms. Doyle joins Heller

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IRC Adds New Partner In Greece

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added MEIHUNT Corporate Talent Management in Greece as its 47th member firm. It will now be known as IRC Greece. MEIHUNT Corporate Talent Management specializes in the pharmaceutical, retail and FMCG sectors. The firm also offers coaching for leadership development and outplacement. Founder and managing director Katerina Meimaroglou is

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Korn Ferry Posts 20 Percent Revenue Gain Bolstered by Acquisition

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today posted 2017 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.57 billion, an increase of 20.5 percent from $1.303 billion in 2016. The growth was primarily driven by the acquisition of the global management consulting firm Hay Group. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant — the largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media — recorded fourth quarter

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Hardman Batchelor Launches In Austin

Austin grew faster by percentage in the last five years than all but one other city in the U.S. — Charlotte, NC, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, yet finding the best executives to lead its burgeoning business community remains a challenge. In response, recruiting veteran Edward Batchelor has launched executive search firm Hardman Batchelor

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TillmanCarlson Lands CFO and Controller for Roadrunner

On the heels of completing its chief information officer search, executive search firm TillmanCarlson has recruited Paul Schwind as chief accounting officer and corporate controller and Terence R. Rogers as EVP and chief financial officer at Roadrunner Transportation Systems. Founder Rob Tillman led the searches. Mr. Schwind is a senior financial leader with 17 years of experience in both public

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Kevin Chase Executive Search Fills Top Post for UCHAPS

UCHAPS, the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services, has named Kevin T. Jones as its executive director. The appointment is the culmination of an exhaustive national search led by Kevin Chase Executive Search Group, members of UCHAPS’ board of directors and representatives from its community and government advisory committees. Managing partner Kevin Chase led the

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Hudson James Human Capital Acquires Vitae Selection

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: U.K.-based recruiter Hudson James Human Capital has acquired boutique search firm Vitae Selection. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Established in 2008, Vitae Selection specializes in consumer, packaging, ingredients and energy sector appointments across the U.K. and international markets. Over the

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Access to Information Raises Stakes, and Heat, On Leaders

These are exceptionally high-pressure days for corporate leadership. Choosing the right talent has always been serious business, but in today’s environment the consequences of a misfire loom larger than ever. Likewise, if a leader fails to deliver, the pain can be deeply felt throughout an organization and beyond. Constantine Alexandrakis, U.S. region head for Russell

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Allen Austin Continues Global Expansion

With assignments increasingly rolling in from around the globe, executive recruiters are developing new practices, hiring recruiters and opening new locations. The latest: Executive search firm Allen Austin has a new hub in Istanbul, and has added offices in Turkey, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. Serkan Yagcioglu joins the firm as vice president of international operations

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R. William Funk Gets Nod to Find New President for SDSU

Executive search firm R. William Funk & Associates has been selected by the California State University system to conduct the search for the next president of San Diego State University (SDSU). The search will be led by R. William Funk, president of the recruitment firm. He will be assisted by R. William “Willie” Funk III

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Nonprofit Talent Seeking New Leaders for Pittsburgh-Based Organizations

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 $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 high, search

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SRiCheyenne Names Leader of Digital Media, Technology and Private Equity Practices

Executive search firm SRiCheyenne has expanded with the addition of Keith McAllister as a partner and leader of its digital media, technology and private equity practices. Focused on internet, digital media and SaaS companies, Mr. McAllister joins the firm from Accelent, where he executed C-level assignments for a range of clients, from early-stage growth companies to the

Frontier International Opens First Office In India

Specialist oil and gas recruiters Frontier International has opened its first office in India. As part of its global growth strategy, Frontier’s new office will support the firm's increased activity in Asia and the Middle East. The Gurgaon-based operation will be led by local manager, Arjun Bhakhri, who brings with him over 10 years’ oil

Diversified Search Fills Chief Ethics Post for PG&E

Diversified Search has recruited Julie Kane to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer at PG&E Corporation. Ms. Kane currently serves as vice president, general counsel & compliance officer, North America & corporate functions, for Avon Products Inc. PG&E Corporation is a Fortune 200 energy-based holding company, based in San Francisco. Diversified

John Lucht, Recruiter and Careers Author, Dies at 81

John Lucht, a leading executive search consultant whose career spanned five decades, including with his own firm, The John Lucht Consultancy, and with Heidrick & Struggles, died Sunday at his home in Raleigh, NC, after a brief illness. He was 81. During a 45-year career, Mr. Lucht recruited the likes of top executives such as

Talentrise Expands Search Team

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based executive search firm, has added Jesse Sherr as associate partner. Mr. Sherr has led client development and search execution for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to small, private equity-backed companies for more than 10 years. He previously served as vice president at Laramie Group, a boutique search firm in Chicago. “We are

Consortium International Opens Doors

U.K. and U.S. tax recruitment specialist consultancy Consortium International has been launched to focus exclusively on the recruitment of tax professionals in the U.S. East and West Coast and the U.K. Currently the business is based out of the firm’s London office but plans are underway to set up an additional office in the Los

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for YRC Worldwide

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Jim A. Fry as vice president, general counsel and secretary of YRC Worldwide Inc. Mr. Fry is currently general counsel and secretary at Swift Transportation. "Jim's legal knowledge of the transportation industry combined with his many years of senior management experience made him an ideal choice to

Bespoke Partners Finds Cfo For Cherwell Software

San Diego-headquartered search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Elizabeth Salomon as chief financial officer of Cherwell Software. Most recently, Ms. Salomon was CFO at Marshall & Swift/Boeckh and its holding company Decision Insight Information Group. Cherwell Software is the developer of Cherwell Service Management, an award-winning business technology and IT service management (ITSM) platform. Bespoke

CTPartners Recruiter Joins Korn Ferry

Paul Ciancarelli has joined Korn Ferry as a principal in the firm's global financial services practice. He will be based in Boston. Mr. Ciancarelli joins Korn Ferry from CTPartners, where he spent seven years, most recently serving as a member of the firm's asset & wealth management practice. He brings wide ranging financial services expertise,

People At Work Grows Strategic Talent Advisory Services

Kenneth Leow has been appointed as partner, strategic talent advisory services, at The People At Work. Mr. Leow has more than 25 years of HR, management and sales experience both in corporate and entrepreneurial ventures. In the first half of his career, he held senior roles in companies including Peoplesoft, Kodak, Computer Associates, Mincom and

Greenwich Harbor Partners Completes Search For Media General

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed Richard Levine as head of distribution for Media General. Previously, Mr. Levine was vice president of programming for AT&T. Media General is one of the nation's largest cross-screen, multimedia companies and operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with an industry leading digital media business. Greenwich Harbor

Phillips Oppenheim Heading CEO Search For Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has been selected by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Drew Becher, who Phillips Oppenheim also placed, is stepping down. PHS is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1827 that offers programs, activities, workshops, and publications for gardeners of

Wall Street Journal Reports on Sordid Turn in Korn Ferry Dispute

The Wall Street Journal reporter Joann Lublin is reporting that Korn Ferry, the nation’s largest executive search firm, has filed its response to a suit brought by the company’s former Americas executive chairman, Robert Damon, in a bitter dispute over his dismissal. Korn Ferry says it fired its former executive for allegedly soliciting escorts on

Caldwell Partners Records 30 Percent Q2 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners has posted second quarter revenues of $11.8 million, an increase of 30 percent from revenues of $9.1 million during the same period a year ago. U.S. revenues rose 19 percent to $7.8 million, driven by an increase in the average number of search partners and search volumes during the current year, partially offset

CTPartners Secures Rescue Financing Package

CTPartners has secured a $12.5 million second-lien note purchase agreement with a publicly traded insurance company, extending the company a much-needed financial lifeline. The notes are issuable in two tranches of $6.25 million with the first portion expected to close on Friday. The second tranche of $6.25 million is scheduled to close 90 days after

Korn Ferry Makes Additions Across Multiple Practices

Korn Ferry has announced additions to its digital, academic medicine and industrial practices. Tejas Maniar has been appointed as principal in the firm's digital practice. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s San Francisco office. Mr. Maniar joins Korn Ferry from Google where he was head of online channels and leadership effectiveness. He led a

Amrop Welcomes New Australian Partner

Amrop has added a new Australian partner, Challis & Company. With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Challis & Company works with boards, CEOs and senior executives in listed corporations, mid-sized companies, professional service firms, private equity firms and not-for-profit organizations. The firm’s founder, Darren Challis, previously held senior positions with The Boston Consulting Group, Egon

Slone Partners Fills Position For Cirle

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has placed Pedro Diaz as vice president of research, development and engineering at Cirle, a medical technology incubator in Miami. Mr. Diaz most recently served as director of research and integration leader at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. “Watching Cirle grow since its founding in 2010 has been very impressive,” said Adam

DHR International Leading Athletic Director Search For Syracuse

DHR International is leading the search for a new athletics director for Syracuse University. DHR executive vice president, Glenn Sugiyama, is leading the assignment. Syracuse is a private research university located in upstate New York. Founded in 1989, DHR International is headquartered in Chicago and has more than 50 offices worldwide.

CTPartners Asset/Wealth Management Specialist Joins Caldwell Partners

Glenn M. Buggy has joined Caldwell Partners as a senior partner in the firm’s asset & wealth management sector and leader of its legal, risk and regulatory oversight practice. Mr. Buggy will focus on leading the firm’s specialization in financial services legal, compliance, anti-financial crimes, regulatory risk, and governance, as well as enhancing the its

Frontier International Expands into India

Recruitment specialists Frontier International has opened a new office in India. As part of its global growth strategy, Frontier’s new office will support its increased activity in Asia and the Middle East. The Gurgaon-based operation will be led by local manager, Arjun Bhakhri, who brings with him over 10 years’ oil and gas recruitment experience

Collegiate Sports Associates Fills Men’s Head Basketball Coaching Job At Wake Forest

Executive search firm Collegiate Sports Associates has recruited Danny Manning to become Wake Forest's next men's head basketball coach. This past season Mr. Manning led Tulsa to a 21-13 record and an NCAA tournament appearance in his second season at the helm. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 draft and spent

JDG Associates Recruits President For AFPM

Search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Chet M. Thompson as the new president of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). Mr. Thompson, currently a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Crowell and Moring LLP, is succeeding Charles T. Drevna, who is retiring after eight years as AFPM’s president. AFPM is a trade association

Spencer Stuart Heading CFO Search for Cardtronics

Spencer Stuart has been selected by Cardtronics Inc. to lead its search for its next chief financial officer. Current CFO Chris Brewster has notified the company of his plans to retire later this year. Cardtronics owns/operates more than 110,200 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales. Spencer Stuart is a global executive search and leadership

ON Search Partners Opens Boston Office; Adds Former Cook Associates Recruiters

ON Search Partners has added John Barrett and Seth Harris, formerly of Cook Associates, in Boston to expand its reach to the northeast. With over 30 years of combined technology search experience, Messrs. Barrett and Harris specialize in senior assignments, including C-suite, board, and functional leadership positions for private equity and venture-backed portfolio companies as

Battalia Winston Grows Not-For-Profit Practice

Search firm Battalia Winston has named Ellen Romberg as partner within the firm's not-for-profit group. She will be based out of Chicago. A seasoned executive, having more than 25 years of experience in recruiting and talent management in the not-for-profit sector, Ms. Romberg brings human resources leadership and recruiting experience in philanthropy, higher education, cultural

Jobplex Expands Into Brazil

Ana Paula Montanha has joined JobPlex to aid in its expansion in South America. She will be responsible for establishing the firm’s office in São Paulo, Jobplex’ second office outside of the U.S. Ms. Montanha has been with parent company DHR International for more than three years, serving as executive vice president in the advanced

TWC International Executive Search Fills Chair Position For Englobe Corp.

TWC International Executive Search Limited, the Canadian-based affiliate of global executive search firm SpenglerFox, has recruited Bob Youden as chair of Montreal-headquartered global engineering consulting firm Englobe Corp. TWC International’s president and chief executive Richard Wajs led the assignment. Mr. Youden is the former CEO of Jacques Whitford Ltd. TWC International is a global executive

Matteson Partners Adds Search Partner

Atlanta-based executive search firm Matteson Partners has named Traci Cupp to its executive team as partner. Ms. Cupp’s focus will be on senior level and C-suite searches for public and privately owned, small and mid-sized companies across diverse functional areas and industries. Prior to joining Matteson Partners, Ms. Cupp worked for a range of companies,

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

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