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Norman Broadbent Group adds Dr. Paul Aldrich
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Norman Broadbent Continues Expansion

U.K.-headquartered Norman Broadbent Group has further expanded its executive search practice with the addition of Dr. Paul Aldrich as managing director, financial services. Tim Hammett, managing partner of Norman Broadbent Executive Search, said Dr. Aldrich brings a combination of talents that will serve the firm and its clients well. “Paul has a huge amount of experience working

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DHR International Looks at the Rise of Robotics and Its Effect On the Workplace

Will your company survive the workforce disruption triggered by the rise of the robot, powered by a new wave of artificial intelligence? The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, “4IR” as it is known, is upon us, and it’s the advent of robotics that promises to reshape global manufacturing as we know it. Steve Stine, DHR International’s

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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For Executive Search Firms, Analytics Can be a Game Changer

Big data is rewriting the script for how companies around the world do business. The market for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to $203 billion in the next three years, according to the International Data Corporation, a marketplace intelligence provider. It only makes sense that analytics should become an increasingly vital

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GDPR is Coming – What Does it All Mean?

A few months ago nobody seemed to have heard of GDPR. Suddenly, people in the search world are waking up to the realization that this new regulation will come into effect on 25th of May 2018, less than 9 months from now. Quite rightly, we want to know what it’s all about, why it matters, and what it will mean for us.

crawfordconnect places Elizabeth Heald CEO Canadian Community Foundation
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Recruiter crawfordconnect Finds CEO for Canadian Community Foundation

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has placed Elizabeth Heald as president and chief executive officer of the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) in Ontario. Past CEO Rosemary Smith stepped down this spring. Senior search consultant Liz Latimer led the assignment. The foundation sought an individual with a history of success in a senior executive role with an innovative, outcomes-oriented

Kingfisher Talent Forms Partnership with Virdis Group
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Kingfisher Talent Forms Partnership with Virdis Group

Kingfisher Talent, a Boston-based consortium for biotech executive search and leadership development, and Virdis Group, global executive search specialists in the life science and healthcare sectors, have created an alliance that enables clients to leverage the expertise and reach of both organizations. Lucy Watson-Baker, president of Kingfisher Talent, said the partnership offers clients greater opportunities for top

Heidrick & Struggles Dirk Van de Put CEO Mondelez International
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Heidrick & Struggles Lands Outsider to Lead Mondelez International

Mondelez International, known for brands like Oreo cookies, Trident gum and Ritz crackers, has appointed Dirk Van de Put as its new president and CEO. The company enlisted Heidrick & Struggles to fill its top post. With the snack-food producer’s revenues declining in recent years, activist investors have been vocal in their dissatisfaction with longtime CEO and chairman

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Baptist Health

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Stanton Chase Hans Nilsson Aviation & Aerospace Leader
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Stanton Chase Names Aviation & Aerospace Leader

Stanton Chase International has appointed Hans Nilsson as aviation & aerospace global sector leader. He will work out of the firm’s offices in Zurich and Miami. “Miami has emerged as one of the world’s leading aviation centers,” said Juan D. Morales, global practice leader for the executive search firm’s supply chain, logistics & transportation practice

Personio Raises $12 Million In Funding
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Personio Raises $12 Million In Funding

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management game. Personio, the German HR management and recruiting platform, has raised $12 million (€10.5 million) in a series A round from investor Northzone. With the influx of new money, Personio is looking to push its software-as-a-service (SaaS) product in an effort

Elinvar places Scott Levitan CEO of Research Triangle Foundation
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Elinvar Lands CEO for Research Triangle Foundation

Executive search firm Elinvar has placed Scott Levitan as CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which manages an eminent North Carolina research park known as Research Triangle Park (RTP). He succeeds Bob Geolas, who left the organization last September. Elinvar’s president and CEO, Patti Gillenwater, led the search along with strategic search partner Jim Ahlerand researcher Pattie Steigerwald. In outlining

CDI Corp. Posts 25 Percent Q2 Revenue Decline
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CDI Corp. Posts 25 Percent Q2 Revenue Decline; Acquisition Pending

CDI Corp. / (NYSE:CDI) posted second quarter revenues of $169.5 million, a decrease of 25.2 percent from revenues of $246.8 million a year ago. The revenue decline was impacted by the sale of CDI AndersElite Ltd., which was sold in 2016. For the quarter, MRINetwork, the company’s executive search subsidiary, reported revenues of $11.1 million, an 8.6 percent decline, compared to prior-year

Indeed acquires Interviewed
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Indeed Acquires HR Technology Company

Job-site leader Indeed has acquired Interviewed, an HR technology company that streamlines how employers identify and evaluate candidates. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. As part of the acquisition, all of Interviewed’s employees, including CEO Darren Nix and co-founders Daniel O’Shea and Chris Bakke, will become Indeed employees. “Indeed’s mission is to help people

DHR International places Doug Moffitt head wealth management Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust
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DHR Taps Wealth Management Head for Gibraltar Private Bank

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has placed the new head of wealth management for Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, a private banking and wealth advisory firm in Coral Gables, FL. Leading the search was Carol Hartman, the search firm’s managing partner of financial services North America. Doug Moffitt comes to Gibraltar Private from U.S. Trust,

Charles Falcone new Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. education practice leader
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Russell Reynolds Associates Taps Rival Spencer Stuart for Education Practice Leader

Former Spencer Stuart recruiter Charles Falcone is taking over as the new leader of Russell Reynolds Associates’ U.S. education practice, which includes higher learning, academic medicine and digital education. He also becomes a member of the firm’s healthcare services team. Based in Chicago, Mr. Falcone specializes in executive search and succession planning for senior leadership across

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Companies Losing Candidates From Poor Background Checks

Background checks are designed to validate candidate resumes and protect employers from negligent hiring risks, but employers should make sure they are not losing candidates because of a poor background-check experience. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, more than a third of employers (38 percent) have seen candidates turn down a job because they had

ON Partners places Shelly Cerio SVP of Nvidia Corp
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ON Partners Finds SVP Human Resources for Nvidia

Executive search firm ON Partners has placed Shelly Cerio as senior vice president of human resources for Nvidia Corp., a Santa Clara, CA-based visual computing technology firm. Partner Bryan Buck led the international search. Nvidia, considered among the hottest firms in the technology sector, was recently rated first in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s rankings

Norman Broadbent Group adds Dr. Paul Aldrich
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Norman Broadbent Continues Expansion

U.K.-headquartered Norman Broadbent Group has further expanded its executive search practice with the addition of Dr. Paul Aldrich as managing director, financial services. Tim Hammett, managing partner of Norman Broadbent Executive Search, said Dr. Aldrich brings a combination of talents that will serve the firm and its clients well. “Paul has a huge amount of experience working

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DHR International Looks at the Rise of Robotics and Its Effect On the Workplace

Will your company survive the workforce disruption triggered by the rise of the robot, powered by a new wave of artificial intelligence? The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, “4IR” as it is known, is upon us, and it’s the advent of robotics that promises to reshape global manufacturing as we know it. Steve Stine, DHR International’s

Berkhemer Clayton Places Ned Ford Head of Finance Harry & David
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Berkhemer Clayton Places Head of Finance at Harry & David

Los Angeles-headquartered executive search firm Berkhemer Clayton has recruited former Lowe’s executive Ned Ford as senior vice president and head of finance at Harry & David in Medford, OR. Shai Phillips, vice president and head of the recruiter’s corporate practice, led the search. “The search was nationwide,” said Mr. Phillips. “And despite the scenic environs of South

Focus Search Partners Acquires Taylor Winfield
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Focus Search Partners Acquires Taylor Winfield

Focus Search Partners (FSP), the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, has acquired the Dallas, TX-based recruiters Taylor Winfield. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. With the acquisition, FSP gains a team of professionals who all have enterprise operating experience across multiple industries, including Internet/ digital media, technology/ SaaS software, consumer/ retail/ food service and business

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How Job Seekers Can Cultivate a Social Media Presence and Win Big Opportunities

A growing number of employers are using social media and Internet searches to screen candidates before hiring, according to a recent poll. But that doesn’t mean job seekers should abandon their Facebook and Instagram accounts. Many of those doing the hiring, in fact, consider it a deal breaker if a prospect has no online presence,

Odgers Berndtson places Stephen Cornish CEO of David Suzuki Foundation
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Odgers Berndtson Lands CEO for David Suzuki Foundation

Odgers Berndtson has placed Stephen Cornish as chief executive officer of the David Suzuki Foundation. A highly respected non-governmental organization, the foundation seeks to conserve the environment and find solutions to create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mr. Cornish will join the organization in November. He succeeds

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IIC Partners Continues Global Expansion

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from all over the world. To meet the demand, they are continually developing new practices, hiring new recruiters and opening new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. For instance, IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has made five new consultant

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ENGAGE Research Identifies Top 2017 Employee Tenure Trends and a Tightening Labor Market

An already tight labor market has likely only continued to tighten over the past 18 months, an analysis of ENGAGE Talent tenure data shows. The study by ENGAGE data scientists, which covered 50 million US workers and professionals, concluded that the current median job tenure is 3.67 years. That’s six months less than the Bureau of

CDI Corp. to be Acquired by AE Industrial
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CDI Corp. to be Acquired by Private Equity Group

Recruitment firm CDI Corp. has agreed to be acquired by AE Industrial Partners, a private equity investor specializing in aerospace, power generation and specialty industrial companies. AEI will acquire all of the outstanding shares of the company’s stock for $8.25 per share in an all-cash offer and follow-on merger. The agreement was unanimously approved by

Wheless Partners President Search Cleveland State U.
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Wheless Partners Leading President Search for Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University (CSU) president Ronald Berkman, who since his arrival in 2009 has transformed what was predominantly a commuter school into a campus with strong partnerships, has announced his retirement. The college has enlisted Wheless Partners to find its next leader. The search will be managed by Mike JR Wheless, managing partner and division

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U.S. Job Growth Continues Through Summer

Employers added 209,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly, to 4.3 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed remained at seven million. July marked the 80th straight month of job growth in the U.S. Economists had forecast payrolls increasing by 180,000 jobs

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Development Officer for JDA Software

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has placed Desikan Madhavanur as executive vice president and chief development officer of JDA Software in Scottsdale, AZ. Jim Bethmann, managing partner and co-leader of Caldwell’s TMT & IT services and information security practices, led the search. Mr. Madhavanur will be responsible for the company’s product solution strategy, development and delivery.

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

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.

Morgan Hunt Appoints London Office Leader

London-based executive search firm Morgan Hunt Executive Search 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

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

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

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

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,

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.

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

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

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),

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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.

Executive Search Industry Leaders Offer Up Bold Predictions

Predicting the future could practically be its own business sector. Whether the prognostications are coming from the Magic 8-Ball, Punxsutawney Phil or CNBC’s Jim Cramer, people want to know what lies ahead. So it was that Hunt Scanlon Media rounded up a collection of soothsayers from the search industry to provide their insights about the changes that

Odgers Berndtson Continues Aggressive Growth

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of two search specialists with deep sector expertise to bolster its technology, and higher education & academic medicine practices. Lisa Hooker joins Odgers as a partner and will serve clients in the firm’s technology practice. Ms. Hooker brings 20-plus years of executive search expertise in telecommunications, consumer electronics, cloud

ZRG Partners Expands to London

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has opened an office in London, continuing on its massive expansion trajectory. Steve Banks will head the operation as managing director and U.K. country head, bringing a strong background to support the firm’s plans for the region. By the end of the year, ZRG expects to

Spencer Stuart Strengthens Leadership Advisory Group

With an evident need among client companies growing and an opportunity to expand ancillary services offerings to meet that demand, a number of executive search firms are launching or adding to their leadership consulting advisory practices. This month, Spencer Stuart announced three appointments to its leadership advisory services group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Brought on board

Isaacson, Miller Finds Seventh President for Juilliard

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has placed Damian Woetzel, a renowned former principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, as the seventh president of The Juilliard School. For the last 32 years, Joseph Polisi has served as the organization’s president. Isaacson, Miller chairman John Isaacson led the search with vice president Sheryl Ash and associates Katie Rockman and Cortney

Executive Recruiters Set New Milestones In Latest Rankings

The executive search industry’s leading 50 players in North America topped $3 billion in revenues last year, according to industry newsletter ESR, in a market report released today by Hunt Scanlon Media. The group collectively jumped by almost 10 percent, continuing an incredible run for an industry that just a decade ago was left reeling

USA Gymnastics Taps Russell Reynolds Associates for CEO Search

After putting out an open casting call for executive search firms to assist USA Gymnastics in its hunt for a new chief executive officer, Russell Reynolds Associates has taken the rings of this highly coveted sports assignment and commenced a highly anticipated global talent search. Managing director Nada Usina is leading the undertaking with consultant Libby Naumes. The

Wheless Partners Lands CEO for Fulcrum Health

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. To that end, search firm Wheless Partners has recently placed Patricia Dennis as chief executive officer of

CDI Posts 20 Percent Q1 Revenue Decline; Possible Sale Looms

CDI Corp. / (NYSE:CDI) posted first quarter revenues of $187.6 million, a decrease of 19.7 percent from revenues of $233.5 million a year ago. The revenue decline was impacted by the sale of CDI AndersElite Limited (“Anders”), which was sold in September 2016. During the quarter, MRINetwork, the company’s executive search subsidiary, reported revenues of $11.3 million, a 7.1 percent decline, compared

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