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Adam-Bryce Expands Technology Expertise

Raleigh, NC-based executive search firm Adam-Bryce has expanded its C-level recruitment services with the addition of Mary Ott Price as a new partner. Given her background in recruiting chief information, technology, security officers and their leadership teams, Ms. Price deepens the group’s already potent talent lineup. Ms. Price began her executive search career in New

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IMSA International Adds New Member Firms in Austria and Morocco

With assignments increasingly coming in from around the globe, executive recruiters are developing new practices, hiring recruiters, and opening new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for virtually every search firm, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage of some geographic areas that once seemed to be

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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.

U.S. employers expect more hiring for rest of 2017
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U.S. Employers Expect More Hiring for Remainder of 2017

A record number of hiring managers in the U.S. anticipate bringing aboard more employees in the next six months, according to the semi-annual hiring survey from DHI Group, an online career resource and talent acquisition platform for technology professionals and other select professional communities. The expected rise in hiring comes at a time when unemployment is

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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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Koya Lands New Leader for National Wildlife Refuge

Top leaders for non-profit concerns remain in demand and Koya Leadership Partners has the latest big catch in the sector. Molly Brennan, a founding partner at the firm, has recruited Geoffrey Haskett as the president of the National Wildlife Refuge Association. The organization was seeking an experienced, dynamic, and strategic leader to guide it through a time

True Search appoints Austin Krissoff as Cybersecurity Practice Leader
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True Search Names Cybersecurity Practice Leader

With cybercrime costing industry around the world hundreds of billions of dollars each year, funding for cybersecurity companies could break records this year. Just recently, 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, named Austin Krissoff to lead its cybersecurity practice from its Boston office. The

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Fewer Women Fill Seats on Boards, Heidrick & Struggles Study Reveals

For those who have been striving for women to achieve their fair share of seats on corporate boards, a recent Heidrick & Struggles report – ‘Board Diversity at an Impasse?’ – was no doubt disheartening. In 2016, the report said, Fortune 500 companies filled 421 vacant or newly-created board seats with independent directors, a new

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Cejka Finds New CEO for the Oregon Clinic

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 current reform efforts, and whatever changes President Donald J. Trump may produce. This

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Russell Reynolds Associates Leading CFO Search for Energizer

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In one recent assignment, Russell Reynolds Associates was tapped by Energizer Holdings to lead its search for a new CFO. Brian K. Hamm, the current CFO, is leaving the company to pursue

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Witt/Kieffer Announces Promotions

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has announced 10 promotions in its expanding search practices. These promotions follow the appointment of Andrew Chastain to CEO, replacing Charles “Chuck” W.B. Wardell. “During this time of unprecedented change across industries, we are thrilled to recognize these professionals who have helped our clients to build successful, thriving leadership,” said Mr. Chastain. “They each bring a

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Signium Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Signium U.K. has named Andrew Dawson as director of its industrial practice, Paul Surridge as global head of leadership consulting, and Dominique Graham as global head of legal and professional services. “The recognition of Paul’s international expertise in leadership consulting is a real compliment to the impact he has made in less than 12 months

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Seven Points That Best-In-Class HR Functions Have In Common

Identifying what companies have the best HR functions is no simple task. The needs of businesses vary depending on everything from size and complexity, to the culture of the organization, to whether a company is run as one overall entity or a collection of autonomous divisions. Egon Zehnder, the third largest executive recruitment firm in

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ZRG Partners Acquires HM Long Global Partners

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its aggressive expansion with the acquisition of life sciences specialist HM Long Global Partners. As part of the asset acquisition agreement, Helga Long, formerly the chair and CEO of HM Long/ RSVP Group, is joining ZRG Partners. Ms. Long is considered one of the

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Association Strategies Seeking New Leaders for Non-Profits

Non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies has been tapped by the Dredging Contractors of America and the Forging Industry Association to lead in searches for an executive director/ CEO and a president respectively. Founded in 1986, Association Strategies provides executive search, organizational assessment and transition management services exclusively to non-profit organizations. The firm also offers succession planning, board

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Jordan Search Consultants Finds CEO for Medical Group

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Recently, O’Fallon, MO-based executive recruiting firm Jordan Search Consultants recruited Ray Williams

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Cognitive Talent Partners Opens to Serve Private Equity Companies

Anuj Dhawan, former director and partner at Positive Moves Consulting, an angel investor in a Seattle-based healthcare IoT business, has founded executive search firm Cognitive Talent Partners LLP. Based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, the firm provides executive search services to private equity funds, banks, consumer lending clients and global technology corporations. Mr. Dhawan said he started

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Hiring Pressures Mount As Talent Supply Tightens

The global workforce is changing rapidly. Skills shortages, new models of engagement and demographic shifts, as well as economic and political forces, are pushing companies to re-think their approaches to securing critical skills. As talent and business leaders look to the future, a strategic understanding of the forces of change is essential. Allegis Group, a

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Nolan Partners Leading CEO Search for USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon (USAT), the national governing body for the sport of triathlon, has enlisted executive search firm Nolan Partners to help find its next chief executive officer. Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for the recruiters, is leading the assignment. USAT is looking for a strong business leader with a proven background of driving engagement, affinity

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Academic Search Seeking Provost for Saint Mary’s College

Colleges and universities across the country are preparing for September and a new academic year. For many of them, that means commencing searches that will deliver high-profile leaders to lead them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, in many cases, globalization. Among the latest, Saint Mary’s College, is seeking its next provost and

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BarkerGilmore Expands Coaching and Advising Team

BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added Maureen Brundage to its coaching and advising team. She joins a group of former general counsel and chief compliance officers that collectively offer a range of advising and coaching services for legal and compliance departments. Ms. Brundage is former

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Amrop Adds Member Firm in Singapore

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 80 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. It recently added Singapore-based executive search firm Reed Hamilton as a member firm. Founded in 2011 and led by Jason Reed Wagner, the firm currently has six consultants and offers professional and

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The Lapham Group Places Cyber Risk President at Chubb

The hunt for seasoned cybersecurity talent has seen a dramatic increase in the last several years, according to executive recruiters who hunt for talent in the space. Today, the need for such leaders reaches across virtually all industries. Areas like financial services, defense and high technology have long focused on cybersecurity. But with cyber attacks continuing

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Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Perrigo Company

Perrigo Company, a global provider of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products, said that its board of directors has retained Spencer Stuart to help find its next chief executive officer. CEO John T. Hendrickson is retiring. He plans to remain with the company for up to 60 days after his successor is hired, to ensure a

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Heidrick Releases Organizational Network Analytic

Heidrick & Struggles has introduced SYNAPP, a new organizational network analytics platform. It enables client companies to identify and address strategic human capital issues. SYNAPP uncovers the relationships that underpin an organization that are not apparent on an organizational chart. The digital application platform, developed as a proprietary solution by Heidrick & Struggles, provides a business with

Search Solution Group Expands Montana and Tennessee
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Search Solution Group Expands to Montana and Tennessee

Charlotte-based executive recruiting firm Search Solution Group has opened offices in Bozeman, MT and Nashville, TN in an effort to meet the growing demands of its national client base and to serve these thriving markets. “Established in 2002, Search Solution Group has continuously expanded due to the committed individuals that hold themselves accountable to our clients, candidates

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Horton Opens Office In Brazil

Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s eighth largest economy at market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources and is projected to become one of the five largest in the world in the decades to come. It is

hiring boom second half 2017?
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Hiring Boom Predicted for Second Half of 2017

Are you one of the 27 percent of workers who plan to change jobs in the back half of the year? The odds of landing one – and getting paid more – are in your favor, according to the 2017 midyear job forecast just released from CareerBuilder. The nationwide study revealed that 60 percent of

Egon Zehnder CEO Search for Mumbai Axis Bank
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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for Mumbai-Based Axis Bank

Axis Bank Ltd., India’s third-largest private bank, has selected Egon Zehnder to conduct its search for a chief executive officer to succeed Shikha Sharma, who is set to step down next year. Axis hopes to choose its new leader by December, according to sources. The search is emblematic of a recent wave of search firms

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Claflin University Taps Myers McRae to Find Major Gifts Officer

Executive search firm Myers McRae has been retained by Claflin University to conduct its search for a major gifts officer. Kenny Daugherty, president for the recruiters, is leading the assignment. Founded in 1869, Claflin University is the oldest historically black college in South Carolina. Located in Orangeburg, the independent, four-year institution is affiliated with the United Methodist

CTPartners Pushes New CEO Aside, Naming COO to the Post

In an emergency board of directors meeting yesterday, embattled global recruiter CTPartners pushed aside its newly minted chief executive, Sylvain Dhenin, naming chief operating officer, David Nocifora, to the post. Mr. Nocifora has been with CTPartners for nearly 21 years and has held executive level positions with the company since that time, including the position

Parker + Lynch Opens Specialized Legal Search Division

Executive search firm Parker + Lynch has launched Parker + Lynch Legal, a division dedicated to legal executive recruitment. In light of this specialized approach, Parker + Lynch's sister organization, Special Counsel, a provider of legal staffing and recruiting services, aligned its attorney search division with Parker + Lynch Legal earlier this month. "The legal

Two CTPartners Professional Services Specialists Leave To Join Rivals

Michael A. Matella, vice chairman and global head of the professional services practice of CTPartners, and Adam J. Prager, a CTPartners managing partner and sector specialist in the same practice, have left to join rivals. Both were CTPartners executive committee members. Mr. Matella spent just the last 17 months with CTPartners, joining from Egon Zehnder

Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Financial Services Team

Odgers Berndtson has named Lisa Quackenbush as a partner in its New York office. Ms. Quackenbush will manage executive search and leadership assessment engagements for the financial services sector, with an emphasis on those engaged in alternative investments, investment banking, and capital markets. In addition to domestic and international board- and C-suite-level search assignments, she

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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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