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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.


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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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


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.


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


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,


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


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,


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

RSR Partners Acquires Higdon Partners

RSR Partners has acquired executive search firm Higdon Partners. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1986 by Hank Higdon, Higdon Partners focuses exclusively on providing executive search services to asset and wealth management clients, including institutional, mutual fund, and high-net-worth organizations, as well as hedge funds, fund of funds, plan sponsors,

Kirk Palmer Associates Expands Search Staff

Retail focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates has added Caroline Pill as vice president in London and Alex Montefalco as head of creative in New York. Ms. Pill will be responsible for building the firm’s global business practice with clients in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Most recently, she served as vice president of

DES Recruitment Fills CIO Post for Eurasia Group

Executive search firm DES Recruitment has placed Ida Wainschel Cools as chief information officer of Eurasia Group. She becomes the first woman to hold the position as the organization continues to innovate and expand service offerings around geopolitical risk research and consulting. John Hodge, DES managing partner, led the assignment. As a key member of

NPAworldwide Adds 14 Member Firms

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 14 new member firms in Australia, the Philippines, the U.K., India, and the U.S. This past November, the organization also gained a number of member firms, including Lloyd Connect, Axius Technologies Inc., Cyber Talent Search, Reflex Staffing Solutions, LavaRock, Search Active Jobs, Tek Search LLC, and White Bay Search.

Job Forecast Is Best In a Decade

The hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade with two in five employers (40 percent) planning to hire full-time, permanent employees over the next 12 months, according to CareerBuilder‘s annual job forecast. Three in 10 expect to hire part-time, permanent staff while half of all employers anticipate adding

Witt/Kieffer Leading President Search for Ball State University

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer is currently leading the search for Ball State University‘s 16th president. Past president Paul Ferguson has left the school to become Biola University president. John K. Thornburgh, a senior partner in the firm’s education practice, and senior associate Elizabeth K. Bohan are leading the assignment. The presidential selection process is governed

Lighthouse Search Tapped by Golf Canada to Recruit CEO

Toronto-based Lighthouse Search has been retained by Golf Canada to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. After 10 years at the helm, CEO Scott Simmons has made the decision to depart the organization. Golf Canada’s chief sport officer Jeff Thompson has been appointed as interim CEO. Mr. Simmons will work with Mr.

Harvard Group Names Consumer and Retail Practice Leader

Executive search firm Harvard Group International (HGI) has added Margaret Gramann to its search team as a managing director where she will lead the firm’s consumer and retail practices. Ms. Gramann specializes in C-suite and board searches with specific expertise in general management, sales, and marketing roles. She has deep expertise in CPG (PepsiCo, Coca-Cola)

IIC Partners Adds New Member Firm in Singapore

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partners as its newest member firm. This marks its seventh office in the Asia Pacific region. IIC Partners now has 53 offices in 35 countries. Established over 20 years ago, Hofer Tan & Partners is a boutique search firm that specializes in senior level

Five Job Trends to Watch This Year

This past year, America’s job market made remarkable gains. After years of lackluster pay growth and an anemic economic recovery, the jobs turned a corner in 2016. So what can we expect for 2017? A new report by Glassdoor’s chief economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, has revealed the five biggest jobs trends to watch for in

Caldwell Partners Places Chief Marketing Officer at Unisys

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has recruited Ann Sung Ruckstuhl as chief marketing officer (CMO) of publicly traded technology company Unisys Corporation. Jim Bethmann, managing partner and co-leader of the firm’s TMT & IT services and information security practices, led the search. Ms. Ruckstuhl will lead all of Unisys’ marketing and communications functions. She will

ChampionScott Partners Taps C-Suite Officer for Bambeco

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Charles Cioffi as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Bambeco, Inc. Founding partner and CEO Geoff Champion led the assignment. Mr. Cioffi brings three decades of expertise to his new roles. He will oversee Bambeco’s financial growth strategy and continue the company’s recent momentum. “Chuck is a proven financial and operating

Capital Search Group Adds Search Partner

Executive recruiters Capital Search Group has appointed Jill Carey as a partner. With over 25 years of experience helping clients find talent for accounting and finance roles, Ms. Carey has developed an extensive network of client relationships in multiple industries in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Previously, she founded and led accounting and financial services executive search at Pinnacle Companies for

Pedersen & Partners Opens Office In Amsterdam

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new office in Amsterdam and named Lydia van der Meulen as a client partner and country manager for the Netherlands. She will also head Pedersen & Partners’ life sciences practice for the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. With extensive search execution background in the life sciences, healthcare, industrial, food and financial

Demand for Workers Putting Intense Pressure On Wages

Employers added 156,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed also increased to 7.5 million. December marked the 75th straight month of job growth in the U.S. These most recent data comes a month

Egon Zehnder Assists Hershey In CEO Appointment

The Hershey Company retained Egon Zehnder this past year to assist with its CEO succession plan. Just before the holidays, that search process concluded with the appointment of the chocolate maker’s chief operating officer Michele Buck as its new leader. She will succeed John P. Bilbrey, who previously announced his intention to retire from the company.

Came | Sweeney Leading HR Search for Polyair

[Executive search firm Came | Sweeney has been retained by Polyair to lead its search for a vice president of human resources. Founder and managing partner Peter Sweeney and senior partner Larry Rogna are leading the assignment. This new role is expected to bring a broad and effective human resources background to this manufacturing environment. The selected candidate

Thomas Thor Associates and KeySource HCI Merge

Executive search firms Thomas Thor Associates, B.V. and KeySource HCI, LLC, have merged their nuclear industry business interests in the Americas and formed a new company called KeySource Thomas Thor, LLC. Both firms have been serving the national and international interests of their clients by helping attract top talent, senior executives, management personnel and professional

Acorn Expands Executive Search Division

[U.K. recruitment firm Acorn has strengthened its executive search division with the additions of Laura Nicholas, Gareth Edwards and Jan Hughes. Since its launch in 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has worked on over 40 vacancies for CEOs, finance leaders, sales & marketing directors, and executive & non-exec board members, placing senior professionals into a number of

Workers Looking to Land New Jobs In 2017

A new year means new beginnings, new opportunities, new resolutions, and for some workers, a new job. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than one in five workers (22 percent) are planning to change jobs in 2017, similar to last year (21 percent). Among younger workers, the numbers are even higher. More than a third

Intrinsic and The Roseinstein Group Merge

U.K.-based Intrinsic Executive Search has merged with San Francisco area recruiters The Roseinstein Group. Silicon Valley based recruiter Darrell Rosenstein will head up the firm’s new San Francisco office and lead North American operations. Directors Ben Watkins and Paul French will remain and continue to support technology companies with their U.K. and European senior hiring needs. The expansion is

How Destiny and Learning Shaped This Recruiter’s Long Career Path

The evolving healthcare sector has impacted executive search, resulting in emergence of top-flight recruiters such as Diversified Search managing director Martha Hauser. In her role as national practice leader for healthcare, Ms. Hauser has worked with hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, higher education and non-profit organizations in a career spanning 25 years. In the following interview she details her background in educational

Russell Reynolds Associates Taps CEO for USA Volleyball

[Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Jamie Davis as chief executive officer of USA Volleyball in Colorado Springs. He replaces Doug Beal, who retired at the start of the year, and becomes the seventh CEO of USA Volleyball. Mr. Davis stood out in the search process as having the qualities to help USA Volleyball meet and exceed the

Raffa Nonprofit Search Retained by Victory Housing to Find CEO

[Raffa Nonprofit Search has been selected by Victory Housing, Inc. (VHI) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current CEO Jim Brown is retiring, after 25 years. Peggy Sand, Raffa senior search and sustainability consultant, is leading the assignment. The organization seeks a visionary, mission-oriented and seasoned leader to take Victory Housing into

The Value of Human Capital to the Global Economy

A recent study conducted for Korn Ferry by the Centre for Economics and Business Research finds that human capital represents to the global economy a potential value of $1.2 quadrillion. This is 2.33 times that of physical capital, which is valued at $521 trillion and includes tangible assets like technology, real estate and inventory. Human capital is

DRG Executive Search Places CEO at JCC Association

[DRG Executive Search has recruited Doron Krakow as the new chief executive officer of JCC Association of North America. Mr. Krakow has more than 25 years of experience leading and fundraising for Jewish communal organizations in North America and Israel and takes the helm as the association enters its centennial year. Mr. Krakow has built his career

Coulter Partners Taps Chief Medical Officer for Albumedix

[Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Giles Campion as chief medical officer (CMO) of Albumedix. Dr. Campion brings with him more than 25 years of experience in drug development from both large pharma and biotech companies having worked in senior development positions in the U.S. as well as Europe. Previously, he was senior vice president of research and development

Allegis Partners Names Global Practice Leader

[Executive search firm Allegis Partners has appointed Keith Meyer as global practice leader for the firm’s CEO and board practice. Mr. Meyer brings more than 15 years of global experience developing innovative corporate governance and senior leadership solutions for Fortune 500, mid-cap and not-for-profit organizations, as well as leading numerous CEO and board of director searches. Previously, he was the founder

Boyden Makes Expansion In Australia

Executive search firm Boyden has announced that Signium Australia, formerly known as Crown & Marks, has joined Boyden to establish a major presence in the Australia and New Zealand region. Boyden Australia’s new team is led by managing partners Allan Marks and Alun Parry. They are joined by 15 professionals, including two managing partners, two partners, one principal and

What Are the Greatest Hiring Needs of 2017?

Executive search firm ON Partners has unveiled a list of executive jobs expected to be in demand in the coming year in the technology, life sciences and industrial sectors. According to the search firm’s consultants, the continued economic recovery, digitalization, and cyber-security concerns will be among the chief factors driving executive hiring in 2017. “With the presidential election finally

Heidrick & Struggles In CEO Hunt for National Association of Realtors

[Heidrick & Struggles has been retained by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. After 36 years of service, CEO Dale Stinton is retiring from the association. The NAR is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real

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