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Orlando Magic Turns to Korn Ferry In GM Hunt

The Orlando Magic has seen a flurry of management moves since the end of the most recent NBA regular season. Now the team has turned to Korn Ferry to help it land a new general manager.

Turnkey Search Seeking HR Leader for Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have retained Turnkey Search to lead the organization’s search for a new vice president of human resources.

University of Tennessee Taps Turnkey Search for Director of Athletics

Sports recruiter Turnkey Search has placed John Currie as director of athletics and vice chancellor at the University of Tennessee.

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Five Ways to Navigate Your Career In the C-Suite

Not surprisingly, CEOs are some of the oldest and longest-tenured corporate executives compared with other prominent C-suite roles, this according to new analysis just released by Korn Ferry. By contrast, the study found chief marketing and information officers sit at the other end of the spectrum and are the youngest and shortest-tenured top professionals in the

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ZRG Partners Launches Orca Talent

Executive search firm ZRG Partners has named Mark Cusick to head up a new division at the firm called Orca Talent. As president, he will lead this growing sales optimization business, which is addressing the global problem of sales force hiring and productivity. Mr. Cusick brings a unique skill set to the role, having worked with global

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Hunt Scanlon to Host Conference in New York

Join Hunt Scanlon on May 16 at the Harvard Club for a half-day conference exploring how search firms can fund their growth, raise capital and leverage liquidity for an expansion or exit strategy.

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Charles Aris Names Three Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has expanded its services with the addition of three new practice leaders. Established nearly 50 years ago, Charles Aris is a search industry pioneer focused on senior level assignments within the strategy & business development, private equity, consumer / retail, finance & accounting, sales & marketing, education, executive leadership, engineering &

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Robert Half Posts Flat Q1 Revenues

Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.29 billion, a two percent decrease from revenues of $1.30 billion during the same quarter last year. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecasted revenue of $1.27 billion. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company record first quarter profit of $78.5 million, or 62

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10 Ways Business Leaders Can Improve Their Appeal to Candidates

Hundreds of media outlets are running pieces every week about the talent shortage and challenges in finding skilled labor and filling top level job openings. Companies, of course, are well aware of the problem. U.S. demographics show baby boomers retiring, Millennials switching jobs at the drop of a hat, and increasing wage costs to secure talent

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McDermott & Bull Posts 54 Percent Revenue Gain

McDermott & Bull posted revenues of $12.3 million last year, a 54 percent rise from the previous year, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released from Hunt Scanlon Media. The Irvine, CA-based search firm currently has 13 consultants across five offices. “A number of factors contributed to our growth,” said Rod McDermott, co-founder and managing partner. “For the

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Howe-Lewis Retained by Three Non-Profits to Find Development Officers

According to recruiters, chief development officers are in high demand as fundraising prowess and having an ability to drive growth is becoming an essential part of the skills required of nearly every competitive organization today. No industry is immune to the need for top drawer chief development officers. All CDOs, say recruiters who specialize in finding

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Polachi Lands Marketing Leader for Visual IQ

Executive search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Wayne St. Amand as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Visual IQ Inc. In his role new role, he will be responsible for driving business expansion through the company’s global marketing and training efforts. Mr. St. Amand is a veteran marketing leader with a track record of significantly accelerating the growth trajectory and valuation

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Caldwell Partners Adds Recruiting Specialist to Connecticut Office

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has added Kathy Ventura as a partner in the firm’s consumer, e-commerce & retail, and marketing & communications practices based in its Stamford, Conn office. Ms. Ventura recruits senior executives in all areas of consumer products and services, including consumer technologies, automotive, lifestyle brands and consumer financial services. She also specializes

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Heidrick & Struggles Posts 7.5 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted first quarter revenues of $140 million, a 7.5 percent increase from revenues of $130.2 million during the same period a year ago. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecasted revenue of $145 million. The company’s

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Russell Reynolds Associates Launches Board & CEO Advisory Group

Following similar moves taken by rivals, Russell Reynolds Associates has launched a separate board and CEO advisory division within the firm. The shift takes the nation’s No. 5 search firm beyond its core recruiting business and further into process planning, assessment, strategy & performance measurement, and culture shaping. The new advisory group brings together the expertise of

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Curran Partners Finds Compliance Head for Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Executive search firm Curran Partners/ECI Group has recruited Gary P. Budney as vice president, head of quality assurance and compliance at publicly-traded Achillion Pharmaceuticals. Founding partner, Michael Curran, led the assignment. “Our client is a development-stage pharmaceutical company, which means that its principal activity is research into prospective treatments for various diseases, the development of those that are sufficiently

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Acertitude Lands CFO for Aligned Energy

Executive search firm Acertitude has placed Anubhav Raj as chief financial officer of Aligned Energy. The search was led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner, supported by partner Geoffrey Votta. Aligned Energy said this latest addition to its leadership team will further help the company to innovate and optimize data center infrastructure to reduce the

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Kincannon & Reed Continues Global Expansion

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of David Carpintero as managing director. He will work out of Brussels, Belgium, where he will focus on senior recruitments for crop input, crop processing and trading, and produce clients across Europe and worldwide. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Mr. Carpintero had

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Best Methods to Lure Active and Passive Job Candidates

Traditionally, an active candidate is a person actively or casually looking for a new job a few times per week, while one deemed passive is considered satisfied with their current role and therefore searches occasionally for a new job, if at all. But according to one new study, the definition of active and passive candidate,

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Orlando Magic Turns to Korn Ferry In GM Hunt

The Orlando Magic has seen a flurry of management moves since the end of the most recent NBA regular season. Now the team has turned to Korn Ferry to help it land a new general manager. The Magic fired past GM Rob Hennigan saying it was time to go in a different direction after missing the postseason for five

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Coleman Lew Starts CEO Search for McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been retained by the McColl Center for Art + Innovation to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Reporting to the board of directors, the incoming CEO will have full responsibility for all facets of the organization and its mission, including fundraising, operations, and

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Why Your Culture Is Your Brand

Culture shaping is now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, and most search firms, including boutiques, now offer some variation of it. The latest entrant: LaSalle Network has launched Culture 20/20 to help companies recondition their value and culture environments. LaSalle Network said it has seen firsthand the impact

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RSA Group Adds to U.S. Search Staff

According to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences, persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies as they try to navigate a new world of work — one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for

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A Top Recruiter Offers ‘Five Golden Rules’ for Career Advancement

Ted Pryor, managing director with Greenwich Harbor Partners, recently took a phone call from a young professional seeking career advice. She works at a major private equity group for its chief of staff. She told the recruiter she works nights and most weekends and was having a difficult time meeting her career goals. She seemingly had it all, thought

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Heidrick & Struggles Places First Female President at Baylor

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the first female president of Baylor University. She becomes the school’s 15th leader. Past president, Kenneth Starr, resigned following a sexual assault scandal. Since 2011, 17 female Baylor students reported sexual or domestic assault charges against 19 football players at the university. This included at least four alleged gang rapes. Mr.

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Dingman Company Leading Pastor Search for Evangelical Free Fullerton

Executive recruiting firm The Dingman Company is currently seeking a senior pastor for Evangelical Free Fullerton in California. Search firm president Bruce Dingman is leading the assignment along with vice president Dr. Richard Kidd. The incoming senior pastor of EvFree Fullerton will provide directional leadership for the church and work with its elders to develop and articulate

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Hedley May and Exchange Place Partners Merge

London-headquartered executive search firm Hedley May and New York-based Exchange Place Partners have merged. The alliance creates a global oriented search firm and Exchange Place will retain the Hedley May name. The merger will allow the newly combined search firms to execute senior functional and leadership searches for multinational companies, financial institutions, professional services firms and regulatory

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Manpower Posts Four Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted revenues of $4.8 billion, an increase of four percent, compared to revenues of $4.5 billion a year ago. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.69 billion. The Milwaukee-based staffing company recorded net earnings of $74.4 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $71.7 million, or 98 cents per diluted share, a

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Why Onboarding Is Key to a Successful Recruiting Strategy

Effective onboarding can make or break an executive’s success in a new role, yet an Egon Zehnder study of global HR executives and newly appointed leaders shows less than a third of organizations actively support their executives to adapt to the cultural and political climate – which rank as the top reasons new leaders fail. With the

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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Hanna Andersson

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones are now, in fact, critical C-suite players. The recruitment of these executives continues to be a critical hire for companies. The latest one: Hanold Associates has placed Wayne Young as CHRO of Hanna Andersson. Partner Keri

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Slone Partners Fills CEO Roles for Healthcare Organizations

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. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top drawer leaders throughout the sector. Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed CEOs at Avomeen Analytical Services

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Staffing Firm Launches Collabera Search Partners

Collabera, a global provider in IT and professional staffing services, has launched an executive search practice division, Collabera Search Partners. The new division will partner with private equity start-ups, small & midsize businesses and mid-market organizations on their C-suite and VP level retained searches. David Hughes, with over 12 years of expertise in the executive search

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4c Executive Search Acquires Ireland-based MSL

There’s been more than a recent wave in M&A activity among executive search firms throughout Europe. The most recent: Belfast-based 4c Executive Search has acquired MSL Search & Selection in Northern Ireland. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Originating in London in 1955, MSL has been synonymous with executive recruitment in the U.K. and

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Skills Gap Costing Employers Nearly a Million Dollars Annually

It remains one of the most vexing economic puzzles in talent management: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when 7.5 million Americans are unemployed and millions more are working part-time gigs because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, nearly 60 percent of U.S.

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Morris & Berger Heading CEO Search for The Young Americans

Non-profit specialist search firm Morris & Berger has been retained by performing arts conservatory The Young Americans to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Leading candidates must have an appreciation for the performing arts and be strong advocates for education. The chosen CEO will be an inspirational and proactive spokesperson, representing The Young Americans to its

Robin Judson Partners Adds Capital Markets and Financial Services Recruiter

Robin Judson Partners, an executive recruiting firm focused on hedge funds, private equity and investment banking, has added Drew Mandler to its team as a managing director. In this role, Mr. Mandler will serve as a senior recruiter focused on capital markets and financial services. He will be responsible for positions in research, marketing, trading,

Sucherman Consulting Group Adds Media Specialist

Executive search firm Sucherman Consulting Group Inc. has added Richard Tackenberg as a senior consultant in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Tackenberg joins the firm after spending 20 years developing and producing content for multiple platforms and over seven years’ experience in media consulting and executive placement. His experience includes placement of media executives in

Stanton Chase Names Managing Director in Nashville

Stanton Chase International has named Guice Smith as managing director in Nashville. With a special emphasis in the healthcare industry, Mr. Smith has built C-level executive teams for hospitals, health systems, payors, consulting firms, and other service groups. In this capacity, he has been instrumental in helping clients identify and secure top performers in organizations

NES Global Talent Makes Acquisition in Norway

NES Global Talent has acquired Energy People, a provider of consultancy, advisory and manpower solutions to the energy industry in Norway. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is the firm’s second acquisition in Norway, following the purchase RC Consultants (RCC) earlier this year. Both Energy People and RCC will rebrand as NES

Martin Partners Places CEO at Climax Portable Machining

Executive search firm Martin Partners has placed Thomas Cunningham as the new chief executive officer at Climax Portable Machining. Mr. Cunningham was previously group managing director at The Manlif Group. Climax is a global engineered products manufacturing company backed by the private equity firm Industrial Growth Partners. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services to

Pinton Forrest and Madden Handling Search for Doctors of BC

Executive search firm Pinton Forrest and Madden is currently leading in the search for a new executive director of member & internal services for the Doctors of BC. Doctors of BC’s mission is to make a meaningful difference in improving healthcare for British Columbians by working alongside members to achieve quality patient care through engagement,

Career Partners International Adds Locations in Greece, Norway, Switzerland and California

Career Partners International (CPI) has named eight new global office locations throughout Greece, Norway, Switzerland and Southern California: Intersystems Consulting, based in Greece; Medvind Personal AS, based in Norway; Organisation & Training Partners AG, based in Switzerland; and Jo-Anne Smith & Associates, based in California join the 72 partner firms in 47 countries that make

Warren Partners Names Financial Services Director

Executive search firm Warren Partners has named financial services expert Julia Fearn as director. Ms. Fearn specializes in the financial services sector, with expertise in board level search, working with challenger brands in the retail banking, building society and insurance sectors. Over her career of more than 20 years, she has established a particular strength

CEOs Spending Half Their Time on HR Issues

CEOs say they spend an average of up to 46 percent of their time on HR issues, according to the CEO HR Pain Points Survey released by TriNet. Thirty-three percent of CEOs cited HR documentation and workplace compliance as their greatest concern, followed by litigation and hiring practices, at 25 and 18 percent, respectively. “Government

Korn Ferry to Lead Search for Michigan Head Football Coach

Korn Ferry has been selected by the University of Michigan to lead in its search for a new head football coach. Jed Hughes, a former Michigan football coach, is the head of Korn Ferry's global sports practice serving as the firm’s vice chairman, global sector leader, sports. The school recently parted ways with past coach

MSA Executive Search Heading Assignment for Bronson Healthcare Group

MSA Executive Search is currently leading the search for a new chief medical information officer for Bronson Healthcare Group. Bronson Healthcare is a not-for-profit, community-governed healthcare system headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is the largest employer and leading healthcare system in southwest Michigan. As an integrated healthcare strategies firm, MSA offers clients a range of

Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Global Life Sciences Specialist

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has added Lynn LaPierre as a member of its global life sciences and health services practices. Based in New York, Ms. LaPierre specializes in assessing and recruiting senior executive leaders and board members for pharmaceutical, healthcare services and diagnostics companies. She previously worked with Axiom Global, a provider

Taylor Strategy Partners Opens Boston Office

Executive search firm Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP) has expanded its operations to Boston. Drew Rothschild, vice president and managing director, has been selected to lead the Boston team. Promoted to vice president in 2012, Mr. Rothschild has been instrumental in TSP’s growth and expanded offerings in the biopharmaceutical industry. Mickey Shimp, president of TSP, said:

Caldwell Partners Places Board Member at AbVitro

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Samuel Broder M.D. as a board director and member of the scientific advisory board at AbVitro, Inc. Partner Jodie Emery led the assignment. Dr. Broder is the former director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), appointed by President Ronald Reagan. AbVitro is a therapeutic target discovery company, with

Pearson Partners International Selected by IIT to Lead Search for Provost and SVP Academics Affairs

Pearson Partners International has been retained by Illinois Institute of Technology to lead its search for provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. The search will be led by Pearson Partners’ vice president, Deborah Sawyer, who heads the firm’s technology practice. Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate

Odgers Berndtson Enters Agreement to Acquire RenaudFoster

Odgers Berndtson has entered into an agreement to acquire Canadian-based recruiter RenaudFoster. Established in 1986, RenaudFoster is based in Ottawa with industry expertise in Canadian not-for-profit, associations, governance, and public and crown corporations. As part of Odgers, RenaudFoster’s clients will have access to new specialized industry and functional practices, including financial services, technology, education, healthcare,

Bench International Expands Team in Major Life Science Hubs

Global executive search firm Bench International has appointed Nicole Webber as executive director, and Stefanie Zechner, Ph.D., as senior director of recruitment. Ms. Webber is based out of the firm’s San Francisco office, contributing 17 years of recruitment experience and a vast network in one the world’s largest life science clusters. She formerly served as

NGS Global Adds Offices in Vienna and Helsinki

NGS Global Americas has added offices in Vienna, Austria and Helsinki, Finland. The search firm now has 20 offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Vienna office will be led by managing partner Georg Unger. With over 20 years of international executive search experience, Dr. Unger executes search assignments on behalf of clients across

Heidrick & Struggles Names First Chief Human Resources Officer

Heidrick & Struggles has named Richard Greene as executive VP and chief human resources officer, a new position within the firm. Mr. Greene will lead Heidrick & Struggles’ global HR organization and become a member of the firm’s management committee. He rejoined Heidrick & Struggles in November as a partner in its CEO and board

Spencer Stuart Heading CEO Search for Pep Boys

Spencer Stuart has been retained by The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Mike Odell, who had served as the company's chief executive since 2008, resigned in September. Pep Boys is the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain. Spencer Stuart is

James & Co. Retained by U.S. Tennis Association

Executive search firm James & Co. has been chosen by the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) to find a new head of its player development program. The position will replace the Association outgoing player development program head Patrick McEnroe. USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. James & Co.

Korn Ferry Posts 7.4 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted fiscal Q2 revenues of $255.7 million, an increase of 7.4 percent from revenues of $238 million a year ago. Revenues were driven by an $8.9 million, $8.5 million, and a $0.3 million increase in fee revenue in executive recruitment, Futurestep, and leadership & talent consulting respectively. The firm experienced growth in all

Morgan McKinley Names London Office Director

Global recruiter Morgan McKinley has appointed David Leithead as managing director for the firm’s London office. Mr. Leithead brings with him 20 years of leadership experience and knowledge of the recruitment industry. After graduating with a degree in law he joined Michael Page’s graduate business and went on to head its operations as managing director

GRMsearch Adds Financial Services Recruiter to Staff

Executive search firm GRMSearch has appointed financial services recruiter Laikee Tang as director, head of front office. Ms. Tang will spearhead the launch and development of a front office desk serving both buy and sell side clients and candidates across the Asia-Pacific region. She will be based in Hong Kong with a specific focus on

Nesbit Partners Completes Search for Publicis

Executive search firm Nesbit Partners, Inc. has placed Thomas C. Lee as senior vice president, director global client finance, at Publicis Worldwide. The search was conducted by Bob Nesbit, managing partner of Nesbit Partners. Mr. Lee was formerly global commercial director at WPP Group/Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Publicis Groupe is a leading French multinational advertising

Harris Search Associates Heading Two Searches for Howard University

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has been retained by Howard University to complete two searches for new college deans. The firm will assist in the recruitment of a dean of the College of Dentistry and dean of the College of Medicine. Established in 1867, chartered and incorporated by an Act of the United States Congress,

CTPartners Subject To Discrimination Complaint; Stock Plummets As Shares Dumped

Executives at CTPartners, including its chairman and CEO, Brian M. Sullivan, are subject to a damning sexual discrimination complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The filing alleges the global executive search firm to be a “den of discrimination where women are stripped of profitable accounts, held to a higher standard by their

MitchelLake Group Adds Singapore Office Partner

Executive search firm MitchelLake Group has added SooJung Bhang to its staff as a principal consultant in Singapore. Ms. Bhang has worked in TMT industry in an APAC business development role and worked closely across digital projects for telcos, ICTs and media / broadcasting companies. She was previously a client director at EMA Partners International.

Salveson Stetson Group Strengthens Life Sciences Practice Group

Recruiting firm Salveson Stetson Group has grown its life sciences practice group with the addition of Mark Gold, former CEO of Gold Partners, who joins the firm as a strategic partner. Mr. Gold and his firm have placed senior-level physician leaders in global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. “Mark’s extensive industry knowledge, network and reputation –

Zygos Partnership Heading CEO Search for Ofcom

Global search firm Zygos Partnership has been retained by Ofcom to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Ed Richards said he would step down from his post at the end of 2014. Ofcom is the communications regulator in the U.K. The Zygos Partnership is an international search firm working in

R. William Funk & Associates Retained by University of North Carolina at Greensboro

R. William Funk & Associates has been retained by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to lead in its search for a new chancellor. Located in Greensboro, NC, UNCG offers more than 100 undergraduate, 61 masters and 26 doctoral programs. For the past two decades, R. William Funk & Associates has provided searches

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