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Passage and Associates Tapped to Find Healthcare CEO

Executive search firm Passage and Associates LLC, has been retained by Kittitas Valley Healthcare to lead its search for a president and chief executive officer. The hunt for a new CEO follows the termination of past chief Paul Nurick last June. Managing director Jennifer Robinson is leading the search along with founder Jim Passage. In the coming weeks, the

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Isaacson, Miller Finds 10th President for Western Kentucky University

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has placed Dr. Timothy Caboni as the 10th president of Western Kentucky University (WKU). He will begin his duties July 1st following the retirement of president Gary A. Ransdell. Isaacson, Miller vice presidents Mike Baer and Dan Rodas led the assignment. “The presidential search committee and the WKU board of regents spent countless hours over the

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds to Industrial, Energy & Natural Resource Practice Groups

Russell Reynolds Associates has added Lloyd Semple and Dan Hawksworth to the firm’s industrial, and energy & natural resources practices. The additions to the team, both based in Chicago, will build on Russell Reynolds’ expertise in all three sector specializations. Mr. Semple advises and recruits C-suite level executives for clients across a breadth of industrial segments, including

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Dunleavy White Continues Expansion

London-based executive search firm Dunleavy White has strengthened its staff with the additions of Sarah Hanan and Danita Waterfall-Brizzi as partners. Ms. Hanan will spearhead growth within the firm’s travel and aviation sectors. She has over 20 years of experience within the travel industry starting her career as an international travel consultant with STA Travel before moving into recruitment.

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Talent Leaders Struggling to Keep Up With New Work Culture

Companies are facing a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work, and these shifts have already changed the rules for nearly every organizational people practice, from learning and management to executive recruiting and the definition of work itself. Every business leader, no matter their function or industry, has experienced

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Herd Freed Hartz Leading CEO Search for Northwest Harvest

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has been selected by Northwest Harvest to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Past CEO Shelley Rotondo is retiring at the end of June. Search firm partner Fred Pabst is leading the assignment. The incoming executive has big shoes to fill as Northwest Harvest CEO. Under Ms. Rotondo’s 16-year

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Kincannon & Reed Lands Chief Commercial Officer for Calyxt

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Manoj Sahoo as chief commercial officer of Calyxt Inc. Mr. Sahoo will work closely as part of Calyxt’s executive team to build a commercial partnership network, execute a go-to-market plan for the company’s products and ensure Calyxt’s integrated commercial success moving forward. Mr. Sahoo joins the company from Cargill, where he spent seven

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Kingsley Gate Partners Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has expanded with the addition of Andrew Blane as a partner. He is located in the firm’s Princeton, NJ office. Mr. Blane brings nearly two decades of experience in executive search, marketing and business development to Kingsley Gate. He has conducted numerous team lift-outs for the buy-side of the asset management sector,

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HVS Executive Search Expands Asia Pacific Team

HVS Executive Search has named Florian Kittler as senior vice president, Asia Pacific. He will be based in Hong Kong. Mr. Kittler has over two decades of experience in the hospitality and executive recruitment industry across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He gained his operational leadership know-how with several global five-star hotel chains, including Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental

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How Recruiters ‘Close the Deal’ With Job Candidates

With an economy that just keeps rolling along, many employers are faced with a difficult workplace challenge: How to attract talent in a candidate-driven market. In any business cycle, whether it’s up or down, the initial connection with a prospective hire is the easy part. Getting them on board, especially when markets are this robust,

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Korn Ferry Makes Leadership Changes As Transition Continues

Korn Ferry has announced several key leadership changes in three areas which the company said further positions it for growth and expansion. The managerial adjustments come on the heels of Korn Ferry releasing 2017 fiscal Q3 revenues of $381.9 million, an 11 percent top line jump over a year ago. “Our firm is growing in both size and

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Bialla Partners Land CEO for San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; Adds New Partner

Following an extensive national search, Bialla Partners has placed Tallia Hart as president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Partner Jeff Hodge led the assignment. Ms. Hart was selected for her inspiring leadership, in-depth non-profit management experience and passion to advocate for the business community. She is the first woman, minority, and youngest to

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Pi Executive Places CHRO at Ajinomoto Windsor

Talent advisory firm Pi Executive has recruited Marco A. Leal as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Ajinomoto Windsor, a top manufacturer of Asian / Ethnic foods. The search was conducted by partner and board member Pierre Trippitelli and assisted by director Katherine MacLane. Mr. Leal brings over 20 years of experience developing world class HR organizations within fast

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IRC Continues Asia Pacific Expansion

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has expanded in Korea with the addition of McKinney Consulting Inc. an executive search and leadership consulting firm based in Seoul. Founder and president Steven B. McKinney, an American from North Carolina with extensive leadership, executive search and leadership coaching experience in Korea, established MicKinney Consulting in 2001. His six-member

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Why Ambitions Fall As Women Strive to Reach the C-Suite

Young women, it seems, have a healthy sense of ambition. Nearly three quarters of them in the early stages of their professional careers aim to reach the top level of the corporate ladder, according to the recent ‘Leaders & Daughters Global Survey‘ report by Egon Zehnder. The findings, based on an exhaustive seven-country examination of working

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David Barrett Partners Places Investment Chief At Dartmouth

Executive search firm David Barrett Partners has placed Alice A. Ruth as chief investment officer of Dartmouth College. After serving for more than six years as Dartmouth’s CIO, Pamela Peedin is stepping aside as the school year winds down later this spring. Ms. Ruth, who spent the last eight years as chief investment officer for Michael Bloomberg’s family office, Willett Advisors,

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McAulay Smith Places General Counsel for Georgia Power

The McAulay Smith Firm has placed Meredith Lackey as senior vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel of Georgia Power. She will also serve as the company’s chief compliance officer. Search firm chairman Al McAulay led the assignment. In her new role, Ms. Lackey will be responsible for overseeing Georgia Power’s corporate compliance, risk management, security, and legal services functions.

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Why Detroit Is Once Again Attracting Headhunters

Executive recruiters are increasingly being served hiring mandates all over the globe. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for just about every executive search business, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage

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Executive Search Expansion Underway at Farber

Like many boutique advisory firms looking at expansion opportunities, Farber is in the midst of growing out its interim management and executive search practices north of the border. It just opened a new office in Vancouver and appointed two senior search consultants, Sandy Dennis and Dilesh Soni, to lead its initiatives in these two service offerings. “Expanding our

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Workplace Expert Offers Eight Tips for Replacing Baby Boomers

The mass migration of baby boomers from the workplace is beginning. While their full departure will take years to set in, the transition is unquestionably underway and it is creating a significant puzzle for every company and those in charge of staffing them to solve. “The dilemma is twofold,” said Paul Croteau, managing partner of talent

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Why Chief Revenue Officers Are Rising In Influence

Boutique recruiting firm Young Search Partners has placed John A. Cunningham as chief revenue officer (CRO) at software innovator DiSTI Corporation. Managing partner and search firm president Katherine Young led the assignment. After a nationwide talent hunt, Mr. Cunninghan emerged as the top candidate. He comes to DiSTI with 25 years of experience in the IT and software

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Wurster Partners Merges With ON Partners

M&A activity in the executive search industry continues unabated. The latest: Wurster Partners has merged with ON Partners, a boutique leadership advisory firm focused on technology, life sciences, consumer, industrial and the energy / clean tech industries. The deal bolsters ON Partners expertise in global consumer brand recruiting. Founded in 2010, Wurster Partners has worked closely

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Saxton Bampfylde Seeks Chiefs for Two Charitable Organizations

U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has been tapped by non-profit organizations Add International and Metropolitan to find new chief executive officers. ADD, a highly ambitious and innovative values-driven organization, is a disability rights charity fighting for independence, equality and opportunity for disabled people living in poverty in Africa and Asia. Since 1985, it has been a key

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Cornerstone Global Partners Names Aerospace & Aviation Practice Leader

Executive search firm Cornerstone Global Partners has appointed Kent Yar as practice leader for its aerospace & aviation search business. Based in Singapore, Mr. Yar will be responsible for developing Cornerstone Global Partners’ aerospace & aviation business in the Asia Pacific region, including general aviation, airliners, manufacturers and MROs, and assist the firm’s efforts in client

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Boston Beer Company Taps Korn Ferry to Find CEO

Long time Boston Beer Company president and CEO, Martin Roper, has announced that he will retire in 2018. A search committee for his replacement has just been convened and the Sam Adams brewer tapped Korn Ferry to draught its new leader. The company said there is no set timetable for the search to be completed. The move

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McDermott & Bull Appoints President

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has named Brandon Biegenzahn as its new president. Mr. Biegenzahn has been one of the top producers at McDermott & Bull for several years and leads the firm’s financial institutions practice. In his role as president, he will play a critical part in the onboarding and mentoring of new principal

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Pickens & Company Recruits Chief Brand & Beverage Officer for Keurig

Executive search firm Pickens & Company has placed Scott Moffitt as chief brand and beverage officer at Keurig Green Mountain. Barbara Pickens, the firm’s founder, led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Moffitt leads the business’s beverage business unit as well as brand marketing for the Keurig system and its extensive portfolio of owned and licensed coffee, tea, and

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Taylor Root Enters the U.S. With New Office In New York

Global legal recruiter Taylor Root has entered the U.S., opening a new office in New York. It also added Helen Howard to serve as its new leader. The New York team recruits for the vast majority of corporations, with experience in recruiting newly qualified lawyers to general counsels and partners. It specializes in the placement of legal

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Amrop Continues Global Growth

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 73 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, continues to be in growth mode. In recent weeks it has added new partners in Sweden, Seoul, and Miami. All of the recent hires emanate from well-known executive search firms, global management consulting brands and companies considered leaders in their

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Here’s Why Game Changing CHRO Talent Is In Big Demand

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones are now critical C-suite players. That is making the hunt for first-rate HR leaders a highly competitive business. Three HR recruiting rivals take us inside their work, one via podcast, serving up an outstanding

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Patina Solutions Adds Recruiting Veteran; Secures Funding

Professional services firm Patina Solutions has expanded with the addition of Conrad Lee as lead executive search partner. Based out of Tampa, the appointment of Mr. Lee intensifies Patina’s focus on executive recruiting at the C-suite level and for key functional positions. In his new role, Mr. Lee will be responsible for leading and expanding these efforts. “It’s

Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment Adds to London Staff

Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment, part of C&M Recruitment Consultancy, has added Harri Goode and Sophie Driscoll as account managers in London. They will use their experience in the travel industry to help companies in the sector address their executive travel staffing needs. Ms. Goode’s career in the travel industry has seen her work as

Wurster Partners Places Chief Marketing Officer at Bellagio

Executive search firm Wurster Partners has placed Elizabeth Harlow as chief marketing officer of Bellagio, an MGM Resorts International property. With nearly two decades of luxury brand strategy and marketing experience, Ms. Harlow joins Bellagio from Loews Hotels & Resorts where she most recently served as senior vice president of marketing. MGM Resorts International is

Egon Zehnder To Lead Executive Editor Search For People Magazine

Egon Zehnder has been selected by Time Inc. to lead in its search for a new executive editor for People magazine. The new editor, when selected, will also oversee Entertainment Weekly. People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories. Egon Zehnder specializes in the recruitment and leadership solutions business with 420 consultants

Agilium Worldwide Elects New Global Chairperson

Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has elected Pedro J. Nieto, founding partner of Madrid-based executive search firm Ellis & Partners, as its new global chairperson. Mr. Nieto had previously served on the Agilium Worldwide executive committee as director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, from 2012 to 2014. Xavier de Zamacona of DeZaSearch, Mexico, had been serving

Coulter Partners Opens Swiss Office

Search firm Coulter Partners has strengthened its capabilities in Europe with the addition of new Swiss office and the hiring of Tobias Ernberg as executive vice president. Mr. Ernberg previously headed the Swiss office at Bench International. He has four years’ experience working in the executive search sector, specializing in recruiting global senior-level talent for

RSR Partners Adds Managing Director in Greenwich

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added Jeffrey von der Schulenburg as managing director in its Greenwich office. He becomes a member of the firm’s legal, regulatory, and compliance and financial services practices. Mr. von der Schulenburg brings more than 25 years of international executive search experience in the legal and

Progression of Women in Workplace Lags Says Mercer Study

Women, who continue to be underrepresented at most levels in the workforce, are not progressing in their careers despite two decades of organizational efforts to achieve gender diversity and equality, according to new global research from consultants Mercer. According to the study’s findings, if the current approaches continue unchanged, only one-third of executive positions will

Diversified Search Retained by Jacksonville State University for President Search

Diversified Search has been selected by Jacksonville State University to lead in its search for a new president. The search will be led by Diversified Search managing director for the southern region, Barry Vines, and principal in the firm’s Atlanta office, Euris Belle. Jacksonville State University is a regional public coeducational university located in Jacksonville,

Jorgenson Consulting Heading CEO Search for Greensboro Partnership

Executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting has been chosen by Greensboro Partnership to help identify a new chief executive officer. The firm will find a leader to succeed Pat Danahy, who announced his retirement in August. Todd Jorgenson, managing director and principal of the Greensboro-based Jorgenson Consulting, will head the search. Action Greensboro is a leading

CTPartners Q3 Revenue Jumps 40 Percent

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted third quarter revenues of $45.4 million, a 39.6 percent increase from $32.6 million in the prior year’s third quarter. North America revenue increased 38.6 percent to $25.9 million; EMEA was up 33.3 percent at $11.5 million compared to $8.6 million; Asia Pacific revenue grew 129.2 percent to $3.7 million compared

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Former Yahoo! VP of Talent Acquisition

Angela Gardner has rejoined Heidrick & Struggles as a partner within the firm's global consumer markets practice. Ms. Gardner will be based in Los Angeles and work in the firm's media & entertainment practice. She rejoins Heidrick & Struggles from Yahoo!, where she led the company's global executive search team serving as its vice president

HireBetter Acquires Expiritis Consulting Group

Executive search firm HireBetter has acquired Expiritis Consulting Group, a Dallas-based firm specializing in providing growing companies executive search, interim search and talent management expertise. This is HireBetter’s third acquisition in 2014. Patrick Webster, Expiritis’ president and CEO, who previously worked at Tatum running its consulting division, will remain with HireBetter in Dallas as client

Cook Associates Places Non-Executive Director at Lancaster Colony Corp.

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Robert P. Ostryniec as non-executive director of Lancaster Colony Corporation. The search was led by Thames Fulton, managing partner of Cook Associates’ board advisory services practice. Mr. Ostryniec was selected based upon his extensive business background and experience, particularly with respect to supply chain and logistics expertise and

B.E. Smith Heading COO Search for Eastern Maine Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained by Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) to lead in its search for a new senior vice president and chief operating officer. Located in Bangor, Maine, EMMC is a 411-bed medical center which serves communities throughout central, eastern and northern Maine. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is

Allen Austin Acquires Gaines International

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has acquired Chicago-based Gaines International, an executive search firm that specializes in the architectural design, real estate, construction and engineering sectors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction includes offices in Chicago, Detroit, New York and London. Gaines International focuses on the architecture, interiors, planning, engineering,

Monster Names New CEO Amid Revenue Declines

Timothy Yates, a director at Monster and former chief financial officer, is taking over as CEO following the resignation of Sal Iannuzzi, the firm’s chairman, president and CEO. Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) posted revenues of $191 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, a three percent drop compared with $197 million in the comparable

Kerridge & Partners Adds Search Practice Director

New Zealand-based search firm Kerridge and Partners has named Kathryn Cross as a director in its executive search practice. In this role, Ms. Cross will apply her management consulting approach to develop Kerridge & Partners’ search process, contributing to the growth of the practice as a whole. She has a wealth of experience in the

J. Carpenter and Co. Places CEO at Petmate

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has placed Alice Tillett as chief executive officer of Petmate. For the past six years Ms. Tillett served as president of Pacific Cycle, a $500 million global cycling portfolio including brands such as Schwinn, Mongoose, Ironhorse, and Instep. Petmate creates innovative products pet families prefer for home, travel

Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO for Calloway REIT

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has recruited Peter Sweeney as chief financial officer of Calloway REIT. Elan Pratzer, managing partner in Canada, and consultant Tracy Posner headed the assignment. Mr. Sweeney is a recognized financial leader, having previously served in a number of senior financial roles, most recently as CFO of Allied Properties Real Estate

Boyden Adds to Financial Services Practice in Hong Kong

Boyden has added Stephen Leung to its Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s global financial services practice. Mr. Leung has 20 years’ experience in the financial sector, most recently serving as regional northeast Asia sales director – investors & intermediaries, transaction banking for Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong. Previously, he was

Fesa Expands with Two New Partners

Fesa Global Executive Search has named Renata Klee de Vasconcellos as director and partner where she will work in the firm’s IT/telecom & media practices and Pedro Folque de Almeida as vice president and partner of the firm's industrial and infrastructure practices. With more than 15 years of experience in executive search, Ms. Klee de

Hudson Global Posts Flat Revenues

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted third quarter 2014 revenues of $163 million, flat year-over-year. During the quarter, Asia Pacific reported a 15 percent gross margin growth on a year-over-year basis, helped by 27 percent growth in China. Gross margin in the U.K. and Europe remained largely flat despite strong performances in Belgium and Spain, with 15

Korn Ferry Heading President Search for Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Korn Ferry has been retained by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to lead in its search for a new president. Current president Charles Irving Plosser will retire on March 1st after more than eight years in the position. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank

Boardwalk Consulting Heading CEO Search for the Community Foundation

BoardWalk Consulting has been retained by The Community Foundation to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Darcy Oman, The Community Foundation’s top executive, will retire by the end of next year. Established in 1968, the publicly supported, tax-exempt Community Foundation provides the organizational infrastructure for local philanthropy. BoardWalk Consulting, a member

Lochline Partners Recruits CFO for Diversified Investments

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Jennifer A. Mintz as chief financial officer of Diversified Investments. Ms. Mintz formerly served as vice president and fiduciary advisor at the Bank of Hawaii. Diversified Investments, acquires, operates, and sells portfolios of institutional grade Recreational Vehicle Resort properties. Lochlin Partners is based in the Washington, D.C.,

Cejka Executive Search Finds CEO for Massena Memorial Hospital

Cejka Executive Search has recruited Robert G. Wolleben to serve as the new chief executive officer for Massena Memorial Hospital. Mr. Wolleben is the acting chief executive officer of the Dr. John Warner Hospital in Clinton, Ill. MMH is a full-service community hospital with its medical staff including over 47 physicians in over 15 specialties.

Cornerstone International Extends Brand to Prague

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search firm, has established a presence in Prague to serve the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Cornerstone Prague will consist of Challenge CZ and its partner iC Talents, specialists in HR & management consulting services. Managing partners in Cornerstone Prague are Mila Kubikova and Ales Jirec; both with extensive experience

Executive Search Partners Adds It Specialist In Atlanta

Executive Search Partners has added Bill Rogers as a new partner in Atlanta. Mr. Rogers held the CIO/VP information technology position at global companies including Johnson Controls, Honeywell and Goss International. He has also been an advisor to CXOs at Dell, SAP, DirecTV, DJO Global, Dept. of Homeland Security, Lucent Technologies, and a number of

Dice Posts 29 Percent Revenue Increase

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX) posted revenues of $67.6 million, an increase of 29 percent from $52.6 million in the comparable quarter of 2013. This was due primarily to revenues from businesses acquired over the past year, which contributed $13.2 million of growth in the quarter. The company’s net income for the quarter totaled $9.5 million, resulting

Andersen Partnership Acquires SearchBank China

Andersen Partnership, recruiting specialists in the insurance, banking, accounting and technology markets, has acquired executive search firm SearchBank China. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Shanghai and managed by recruitment veteran Adrian Hawkins, SearchBank has offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and Chong Qing. Tom Birch, who previously managed Stirling Andersen

hrQ Adds SVP in San Francisco

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has added John Anderson as senior vice president – Western region in San Francisco. Mr. Anderson has more than two decades’ experience in HR in enterprise software, digital and social media companies; he more recently served as chief people officer

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