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Korn Ferry Recruits Head Basketball Coach for Georgetown

Basketball legend Patrick Ewing is returning to his alma mater, Georgetown University, to serve as head coach of its men’s basketball team. He was recruited into the position by Korn Ferry. He replaces John Thompson III, the son of Mr. Ewing’s college coach, John Thompson, who was fired after 13 years as head coach. Mr. Ewing comes back

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Wheless Partners Names Indianapolis Office Leader

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has strengthened its search staff with the addition of former corporate leader Dr. Juan Suarez to lead its Indianapolis office as a senior partner. He will focus on higher education and the industrial sectors. Dr. Suarez brings a unique blend of global experience in marketing and communications, corporate responsibility, information technology and strategic

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Latest Firm to Launch Consulting Services

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

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True Search Adds Partners In New York, San Francisco

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

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CHROs Reveal Serious Gap In HR Talent

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

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

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

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DRI Offers Money Back Guarantee On Candidates

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

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Janssen & Associates Seeks New Leaders for Non-Profits

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

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SearchWide Names Hotel and Resort Practice Leader

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

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What Can Companies Do to Create An Inclusive Culture

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

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DHR International Forms Partnership to Ease Clients’ Digital Struggles

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

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AlbertHall&Associates Lands Artistic Director for Arizona Theatre Company

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

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Acquisitions Continue to Make Headlines In Recruiting Industry

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

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Morgan Hunt Appoints London Office Leader

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

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Recruiting Industry Game Changer On the Horizon

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

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Credit Union Resources Leads CEO Search for Carolinas Credit Union League

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

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Buffkin / Baker Merges WTW Associates Into Its Expanding Search Platform

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

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Carmichael Fisher Lands CEO for CEPI

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

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Penrhyn Forms Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice Group

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

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What Matters Most to Today’s Well-Informed Workers

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

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How One Recruiter’s Board Participation Is Paying Off

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

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Kymab

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

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Atlanta Hawks Turns to Turnkey Search for New GM

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

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RSR Partners Appoints Head of Risk Practice

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

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7 Ways to Evaluate Your Executive Search Firm

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

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Spelman Johnson Leading Hunt for University of Chicago Police Chief

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

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SearchWide Recruits CEO for Visit Aurora

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

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Ratliff & Taylor Appoints President

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

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Focus Search Partners Continues Expansion

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

Cornerstone International Group Founder Retires

Cornerstone International Group’s founder and former chairman C. William Guy has announced his retirement. Mr. Guy founded the group in 1989, when he perceived an opportunity to create an executive recruiting service based on a global network of boutique firms. “It was a good idea then and it is still a great idea today,” said

Sports Recruitment International Appoints Managing Partner Executive Search

Search firm Sports Recruitment International has named David James as managing partner, executive search. Mr. James was previously global head of sport & leisure at CTPartners, working with some of the leading global sports clubs, governing bodies, government agencies, service providers, sponsors, rights holders, leisure venues and broadcasters assisting them with their senior management recruitment,

Notogroup Promotes Partner

Portland, OR-headquartered executive search firm Notogroup has promoted Gennevieve Emery to partner/recruiting director. A member of the Notogroup team since its inception in 2009, the firm has recognized her contributions with ownership in the firm. “From the beginning Gennevieve has always acted as an owner in establishing Notogroup’s track record of success, one client at

Diversified Search Recruits Chief HR Officer for Barnabas Health

Diversified Search has placed Milton Anderson as chief human resources officer at Barnabas Health. The search was led by managing director Judy Boreham and Gordon Hawthorne, vice chairman and healthcare practice leader. Mr. Anderson formerly served as chief human resources officer at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care System, Inc. Barnabas Health is New Jersey’s

Greenwood/Asher & Associates Heading President Search For Kutztown University

Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates has been selected by Kutztown University to lead in its search for a new president. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Kutztown University or KU), is an American public university located in rural Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania and is one of 14 schools that comprise the Pennsylvania State

Taylor Root Adds Associate Director

Global legal recruiter Taylor Root has appointed Brian Sheehy as an associate director. He will focus on recruiting partners and senior level associates into private practice roles in London. Mr. Sheehy began his career in legal recruitment in 2007 after a period in private practice. He was most recently a consultant with First Counsel, a

Parker Executive Search Heading President Search For University Of Oregon

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search is leading the search for a new president for the University of Oregon. The selected candidate will become the University’s 18th president. Founded in 1876, the University of Oregon is a public flagship research university located in Eugene, Oregon. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches for corporations, colleges and universities, and

Greenwich Harbor Partners Completes Search For Marlin Equity Partners

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed Lance Rosenzweig as operating partner, technology and business services, with Marlin Equity Partners in Los Angeles. Mr. Rosenzweig has over 20 years of CEO experience with start-up and established companies. Recently, he was CEO of Aegis USA, a global business process outsourcing company with over 20,000 employees. Marlin Equity Partners

Eames Consulting Group Open in Hong Kong

Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has opened a new office in Hong Kong. Charles Rue has joined the firm as associate director to head up the office’s insurance division. Previously, Mr. Rue spent 10 years in Japan working in financial services recruitment and was most recently with Page Executive in Hong Kong where he specialized

Boyden Adds Partner in Pittsburgh Office

Boyden has added Fernando Esquivel Vargas as a new partner in its Pittsburgh office. Mr. Vargas will be a key member of the firm’s global human resources, consumer & retail and healthcare & life science practices. He most recently served as SVP and head of human resources of Mylan, a generic and specialty pharmaceutical company;

BLG Healthcare Executive Search Acquires Healthycareers

Frankfurt-based BLG Healthcare Executive Search has acquired HealthyCareers BV for an undisclosed sum. HealthyCareers, an executive search firm based in the Netherlands, shares the same sector focus as BLG and works with large companies and smaller high-growth businesses across Benelux. It was founded in 2011 by Hans Tellier, who will be leaving the business to

Talentmark Opens New Office In Germany

Recruitment specialist Talentmark has opened a new office in Frankfurt. Talentmark Deutschland will focus on interim management, clinical consulting and next-generation executive search solutions for the life sciences industry. Klemens Schuette is CEO of Talentmark Deutschland GmbH and executive director of Talentmark Group. His role is to move forward Talentmark’s business model of product driven

Globetec Solutions Group Names Board Director

Executive recruiter Globetec Solutions Group has named Lee Rayner as its newest board director. Mr. Rayner joined the London-based firm in 2011 as a principal consultant and was promoted to account director in 2013. He will be responsible for driving account growth, implementing best practice frameworks and leading marketing activity across the organization. Globetec Solutions

Witt/Kieffer Recruits CFO For MU Health Care And School of Medicine

Executive recruiter Witt/Kieffer has placed Brian Steines as chief financial officer of MU Health Care and School of Medicine. Mr. Steines most recently served as vice president of financial operations for Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network’s Arizona market. Witt/Kieffer assists hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, medical schools and physician groups; biotech, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical

Brooke Chase Associates Fills Position For Canyon Creek Cabinet Company

Executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. has placed Robert Foote as executive vice president with Canyon Creek Cabinet Company. Rick Mohrman led the assignment. With more than a decade of experience in the cabinet industry, Mr. Foote has served in increasing roles of responsibility with Masterbrand Cabinets and most recently at American Woodmark. Canyon Creek

Harvey Nash Launches New Inclusion Network

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has launched a new inclusion network called Engage. Focused on bringing together senior business leaders from all cultural backgrounds, the network will act as a platform for networking and peer-to-peer support for a section of the business community traditionally underrepresented at the executive and board level. Engage follows on

Transearch Japan Names Head Of Technology Practice

Dr. Ken Sakakibara has joined TRANSEARCH Japan as a senior consultant heading up the technology practice in Japan. With over 30 years’ executive experience in the technology and R&D sectors, Dr. Sakakibara started his career at Canon Inc., and then held executive positions in a variety of R&D organizations. He is an inventor of six

Sageview Consulting Expands Team

Sageview Consulting has expanded its team with the additions of Ilana Corum as human resources client manager and Risa Seelenfreund as organizational development associate. Ms. Corum comes to Sageview Consulting with more than a decade of experience as a human resources professional previously serving as HR consultant and prior to that as director of HR

DHR International Completes Search For EPIX

DHR International has placed Jocelyn Diaz as executive vice president and head of original programming for EPIX. Managing director Sean Scanlon and senior associate Ian Thomson led the search. Founded in 2009, EPIX is an American premium television network and subscription VOD service that is a joint venture of Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, and MGM. Founded

Isaacson, Miller Retained to Lead President Search for Virginia State University

Isaacson, Miller has been selected by Virginia State University to lead in its search for its next president. VSU board of visitors Harry Black said: “We are impressed with Isaacson, Miller and confident of the firm’s ability to bring to VSU an exceptionally qualified pool of candidates, that will ultimately result in a visionary president

Hoffman & Associates’ Founder Joins Aesc Board

Ineke Arts, partner and founder of Brussels-based Hoffman & Associates, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Ms. Arts will serve a one-year term in 2015. She represents one of four women on the board and joins fellow IIC Partners member Denys Monteiro, CEO and partner

Direct Recruiters Appoints Director Of Life Sciences

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named David Fishbach as director of life sciences. Mr. Fishbach specializes in helping life sciences companies (including software providers and CROs) to fill their most crucial positions in sales, professional services, quality & regulatory, clinical data management, clinical operations, clinical informatics, and related functions. With more than

Egon Zehnder Recruits President For Velan

Egon Zehnder has placed Yves Leduc as president of Velan Inc. Until recently, Mr. Leduc was a corporate officer at BRP Inc., as vice president / general manager of its North American business since 2006. Velan is a manufacturer of industrial valves with sales of $489 million in its last reported fiscal year. Founded in

Spencer Stuart Heading CEO Search for Dana Holding Corp.

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Dana Holding Corp. to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Roger Wood plans to retire in April 2016. Dana is a world leader in the supply of axles, driveshafts, and sealing and thermal-management products, as well as genuine service

Korn Ferry Adds Global HR Practice Specialist

Korn Ferry has added Louis Montgomery Jr. as principal and member of its global human resources practice. Mr. Montgomery will be based out of the firm’s northern Virginia office. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Montgomery served as senior managing director at a boutique search firm Reffett Associates. Prior to that, he was senior vice

Coulter Partners Expands U.S. Footprint

Search firm Coulter Partners has assumed the operations of Palatucci Executive Search, LLC, and appointed Dr. Christopher M. Palatucci as executive vice president in its Cambridge, MA office. Before founding his firm, Dr. Palatucci was recruited to start and grow the life sciences practice for Polachi in Boston. “I am very pleased to welcome Chris

Women Still Absent In Boardrooms Says Catalyst

Women hold 19.2 percent of S&P 500 board seats in the U. S. and 20.8 percent of S&P/TSX 60 board seats in Canada, according to 2014 Catalyst Census: Women Board Directors. In Europe, women’s share of board seats range from 7.9 percent in Portugal (PSI-20 index) to 18.5 percent in Germany (DAX index) to 22.8

Kensington’s Laramie Group Adds VP Business Development

Kensington International, the Chicago area offices of Career Partners International (CPI), has named Matt Kerr to Laramie Group, a Kensington International company, as its new vice president of business development. Mr. Kerr brings more than 25 years of human resources experience in the areas of research, executive search, career transition, talent acquisition and HR management.

Kincannon & Reed Finds CEO For National Pork Board

Kincannon & Reed has placed Chris Hodges as chief executive officer of the National Pork Board. Jon Leafstedt, Jim Gerardot, and Ed Yuhas, principals with Kincannon & Reed, led the assignment. Mr. Hodges is currently senior vice president of business development at Smithfield Farmland. Founded in 1981, Kincannon & Reed is focused exclusively on the

Odgers Berndtson Retained by PGA European Tour for CEO Search

Odgers Berndtson has been selected by the PGA European Tour to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The search is being led by partner Simon Cummins. Current CEO George O’Grady is stepping down. The PGA European Tour operates a broad range of business initiatives essential to its primary mission of administering professional

Stanton Chase Taps Board-Level Advisory Director

Stanton Chase International has said that Peter W. Stanton, a veteran financial services and search executive, has joined its Miami office as a board-level advisory director. As an advisory director, he will consult with the Stanton Chase offices on issues related to the financial sector and how they specifically relate to searches and executive leadership

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