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Talent Source Group Opens Doors

Talent Source Group (TSG), an executive search firm and recruitment agency focused on placing finance and accounting professionals, has recently opened for business in Connecticut and the New York metropolitan area. TSG partners with Fortune 500 and middle-market companies to attract, deploy and develop their talent base. The firm also works with accounting and finance

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Job Growth Picks Up Pace In June

Employers added 222,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.4 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed dropped to seven million. June marked the 79th straight month of job growth in the U.S. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast payrolls increasing

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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.

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Kennedy Strengthens Presence in Norway

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has partnered with Human Assets Consulting Group AS in Oslo, Norway to bolster its presence in Northern Europe. Human Assets Consulting is a boutique executive search firm founded in 2015 by Petter Berg, Truls Mo and Haakon Heskja. Mr. Berg, who started in

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Free Software is the Way Forward

Why are executive search firms paying huge monthly bills for software that is over-engineered, difficult to use, and unable to meet the requirements of the new data privacy laws? New tools, such as Assignment Manager from Not Actively Looking are not only easy-to-use, but also fully compliant with GDPR, the new European data privacy regulation.

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Boutique Search Firm TwentyPine Names CEO

Search firms have seen a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Sales-focused executive recruitment provider TwentyPine has promoted Jamie Coakley to CEO. In tandem with this appointment, Max Maeder, founder and former CEO, will move to an industry advisory role as president to

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Over-Automated Recruitment Process Is Leaving Job Candidates Frustrated

Eighty two percent of potential employees are often frustrated with an overly automated job search experience, according to a new study by Randstad US. The survey, which examined job seekers’ perceptions, attitudes and expectations of the job search process, revealed that while most candidates find value in technology, they are stymied when it supersedes the human aspect

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Vetted Solutions Seeks New Leader for the Society for Imaging Informatics In Medicine

Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Leesburg, VA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Vetted Solutions president and founder Jim Zaniello and vice president Nancy Green are spearheading the assignment. The new executive director, the recruiter said, is expected to work with

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Spelman Johnson Lands Chief of Police for University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has named veteran police chief Kenton W. Rainey as chief of police after a national search by recruiting firm Spelman Johnson. Vice president Mark A. Hall led the assignment. The role called for a range of skill-sets, including planning, organizing, directing and administering the policing initiatives of the campus community and extended patrol

Odgers Berndtson appoints Robert Baron partner national practice leader real estate
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Odgers Berndtson Expands Real Estate & Infrastructure Search Practice

Commercial real estate in North America is at a crossroads: While investment in the sector continues to increase, developers, asset managers and investors are facing new challenges when recruiting executives with the skills and experience needed to execute their organization’s strategic growth plans. With the rate of executive retirements in the sector accelerating, succession planning

BLNelson Group Launches In Dallas
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BLNelson Group Launches In Dallas

A new executive search firm, BLNelson Group LLC, has been launched in Dallas. The firm, founded by Blaine L. Nelson, will specialize in recruiting executives for the oil and gas and professional services sectors. “After spending 40 years in professional services, I have a great network of relationships,” Mr. Nelson told D Magazine, a Dallas city

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How to Accommodate Millennials as Workplace Demographics Shift

By 2020, Millennials will make up 40 percent of the workforce. But the perks that motivate them are unlike those that appealed to previous generations. To stay competitive, businesses must recognize this and adapt to the evolving needs of their workforce, according to a new report authored by Susan Gottlieb, a partner for Jobplex, Inc.,

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Collegiate Sports Associates Leads AD Search for University of Texas at San Antonio

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Finds Chief Nurse for Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

As the life sciences sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer (CNO) has traditionally been

Sheffield Haworth Acquires NBI Consulting
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Sheffield Haworth Acquires NBI Consulting

London-based executive recruitment firm Sheffield Haworth has acquired nbi Consulting, a specialist global executive search and talent management firm in the business and professional services sector. “Our businesses share a common capability and passion to solve clients’ talent needs in the areas of executive search, interim consulting and talent advisory,” said Tim Sheffield, executive chairman

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Carmichael Fisher Bolsters Industrial Search Team With Nine Hires

London-based executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has added nine new hires to its industry and manufacturing practice in the last three months. Jan Bieberbach, David Rodriguez, Gwenael Inarejos, Benoit Prevedi, Samuel Day, Jessica Bengtsson, Delicia Sequeira, and Katharine Horsburgh will be based in London. Annie Noorani joins the firm’s Los Angeles office. “I am delighted

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Close the Book on Searches and Hire the Best Candidates Quickly

Here’s a storyline that – unfortunately – plays out far too frequently: After interviewing all three final candidates for a senior level position, the members of the hiring team can’t come to a conclusion on which is best for the job. The hiring managers meet at the appointed hour, share their “gut feelings,” study organizational

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African Wildlife Foundation Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been selected by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Search consultants Mark Tarnacki and Addie Jones are heading the assignment. The CEO role, according to Phillips Oppenheim, is expected to provide strategic direction, management and thought leadership for AWF and pursue a compelling

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Prodigy Sports Acquires Ascension Sports Partners

Freehold, NJ-based Prodigy Sports, a nationwide leader in top-level sports recruiting, has acquired Ascension Sports Partners, a boutique search firm led by veteran recruiter Dan Rossetti. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Mr Rossetti, who has led Ascension for nearly 10 years, will assume the role of president of Prodigy Sports. “As Prodigy Sports

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Spencer Stuart Lands CEO for BioAmber

Recruiting firm Spencer Stuart has placed Richard P. Eno as the CEO of BioAmber Inc. in Montreal. He succeeds Jean-Francois Huc who resigned earlier this year for personal reasons. Mr. Huc remained with the company as a member of the board of directors and also assumed an advisory role with the management team to help ensure a smooth

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PRAXI Alliance Adds Member Firm In Australia

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added Six Degrees Executive as its latest member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide. Six Degrees Executive, which has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, provides in-depth specialist recruitment, talent consulting and C-suite appointments

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Recruiters Face a Double Threat from Automation, But There’s Good News

Automation is already heavily impacting many jobs, especially those in manufacturing and agriculture. Of five million manufacturing jobs lost since 2000, machines have replaced 4.4 million of them, according to researchers at Ball State University. Experts expect these same forces to hit white-collar jobs. After all, technology is cheaper than human labor, increases productivity, and

DHR International Acquires Fashion Boutique Search Firm Cooper+Logan
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DHR International Acquires Fashion Boutique Search Firm Cooper+Logan

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: DHR International has acquired boutique executive search firm COOPER+LOGAN. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. With the addition of two new managing partners, Susan Cooper and Tricia Logan, the acquisition strengthens DHR’s retail/fashion industry and functional expertise. COOPER+LOGAN, which was founded in 2008, specializes in

Crist|Kolder Places Ex-Uber President Jeffrey Jones CEO H&R Block
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Crist|Kolder Places Ex-Uber President As CEO at H&R Block

Global consumer tax services provider H&R Block has named Jeffrey J. Jones, the former president of Uber, as president and CEO. The firm enlisted executive recruiting firm Crist|Kolder to help fill the top post. Mr. Jones succeeds Tom Gerke, who had been serving in the role on an interim basis. “Our task was to introduce to the board of

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Arts Consulting Group Seeking New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) was recently tapped by Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E) to recruit its new president and CEO. ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau is leading the search. CA&E is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary

Former Johns Hopkins University Vice Provost Philip Tang Joins Witt/Kieffer
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Former Johns Hopkins University Vice Provost Joins Witt/Kieffer

Philip Tang has joined executive search firm Witt/Kieffer as a consultant in its education practice. He brings to the job nearly 15 years of university administration experience at one of the nation’s leading universities. Mr. Tang previously served as vice provost for academic services at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he led online and digital

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Boutique Search Firms Step In Where Big Recruiters Falter

The biggest selling points for large search firms – the depth of their recruitment manpower and the diversity of their services – are the very elements that are causing many clients to turn to boutique recruiters. Craig Lapham, chief executive officer of the Lapham Group, a New York-based executive recruitment firm that specializes in insurance and

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Conroy Ross Partners Leading CEO Search for Canadian Credit Union

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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McDermott & Bull Expands Interim Division

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded with the additions of James Hickey as senior managing director and Tamra Solis as vice president of talent acquisition to its interim leaders division. Mr. Hickey previously served as national managing partner, private equity services, at Tatum, concentrating on helping private equity firms improve operational performance and respective

AE Industry Partners Acquires CDI Corp.
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AE Industry Partners Completes Acquisition of CDI Corp.

Recruitment firm CDI Corp. has been acquired by AE Industrial Partners, a private equity investor specializing in aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial companies. The transaction was effected through a previously announced cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of CDI followed by a merger. As a result of the transaction, which

Fox Rodney Partners With ALS International

Fox Rodney Search (FRS) has formed a new partnership with Hong Kong-based search firm ALS International. The new alliance represents a continued effort by the firm to serve its global client base. ALS International was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai. Its staff is comprised of

Ballinger|Leafblad Heading CEO Search for Ronald McDonald House

St. Paul-based executive recruiters Ballinger|Leafblad has been selected by Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest (RMHC) to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current CEO John Stanoch has said he will retire this fall from his post. Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is a Minneapolis-based non-profit that gives seriously

NGS Global Recruits SVP Human Resources for Public Storage

NGS Global has placed Michael Rosenow as senior vice president of human resources at Public Storage. The position is based in Glendale, California. Mr. Rosenow was previously SVP of HR and chief compliance officer at The Service Companies in Las Vegas. The search was conducted by Bob Bellano, senior partner, and Don Parker, senior partner,

Dice Records Five Percent Revenue Increase

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX) has recorded first quarter revenues of $63.8 million, an increase of five percent from $60.7 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. The rise was primarily due to higher year-over-year sales and marketing expense and additional headcount in part resulting from the acquisition of OilCareers in March 2014, partially offset by lower depreciation

Goldsmith & Co Adds Partner in San Francisco Office

Goldsmith & Co, an executive search firm focused on asset management, has appointed Paul Charles as a partner in its San Francisco office. Mr. Charles was previously a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ financial services practice, focusing on search and advisory work for asset management, private equity, hedge fund and wealth management clients across North America.

CTPartners Loses Seven More Top Recruiters to Rivals

Top 10-ranked executive search firm CTPartners remains in the crosshairs of its global rivals – several of whom seem to be picking the company clean of its top-level business producers. Robert Voth, a CTPartners vice chairman and 17-year company veteran, has joined Russell Reynolds Associates as a managing director where he will work from the firm’s Chicago

B.E. Smith Adds Healthcare Leader for Interim Business

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has added Byron Atkinson as vice president / leadership advisor for its interim leadership and advisory services division. A healthcare executive with more than 35 years of national and international senior leadership experience, Mr. Atkinson brings a track record in leading for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, as well as academic medical centers

E.A. Hughes Places Global Marketing SVP for USPA Properties

Executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co has placed Matthew McCartin as senior vice president of global marketing of USPA Properties, Inc. Mr. McCartin was previously the chief marketing officer of Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. Prior to that, he served as vice president of advertising, KFC, at Yum Brands Inc. USPA Properties oversees licensees in North and

Christenson Advisory Services Names Principal in L.A.

Christenson Advisory Services (CA), a full service consultancy providing executive search, compensation, financial advisory and management consulting services to the global real estate industry, has named Kara Sugimoto as a principal in its Los Angeles office. Ms. Sugimoto and her team will lead CA's West Coast executive search practice. She brings more than two decades of

CTPartners’ Client Satisfaction Rate Up in Q1

CTPartners' quarterly Client Satisfaction Survey (CSS) results showed an overall client satisfaction rate of 91.4 percent, up 5.25 percent from 86.2 percent for the same quarter in 2014. Ninety-six percent of respondents said they would use CTPartners again for another critical search. “CTPartners is committed to providing a transparent search experience for our clients 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

Ralph Andersen and Associates Chosen to Lead President Search

Executive recruiters Ralph Andersen and Associates has been selected by Santa Monica College (SMC) to lead its search for a new college superintendent/president. The decision came after hearing presentations by and interviewing representatives of Ralph Andersen & Associates and three other finalists: Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., Association of Community College Trustees, and Korn Ferry. "Ralph Andersen &

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

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

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.

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

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

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