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Cook Silverman Seeking Advancement Leader for California State Parks Foundation

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been selected by the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to lead its search for a director of advancement. Victoria L. Silverman, co-founder of Cook Silverman, is heading the assignment. The advancement leader reports directly to the executive director. The individual is expected to work with the board, staff and

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RISE Talent and Sports Trade Group Join Forces

In an effort to tap into more sports-and-fitness related clients, executive search firm RISE Talent Acquisition announced that it has formed a partnership with the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), a Silver Springs, MD-based trade group. “The partnership is a long-term working relationship where RISE Talent Acquisition is born from the industry, and works

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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

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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.

Vetted Solutions Selected By The Geoprofessional Business Association To Lead Executive Director Search

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC is currently leading the search for a new executive director for the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA). GBA is a trade association representing companies that provide geotechnical, geologic, environmental, construction-materials engineering and testing, and related geoprofessional services. Vetted Solutions provides executive search services, interim solutions, and association management

Anderson & Associates Heading CEO Search For The Pines At Davidson

Charlotte, NC-based executive search firm Anderson & Associates has been selected by The Pines at Davidson to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Eddie Muller, who has led the retirement community since it opened in 1988, has announced his retirement. Anderson & Associates is a national retained executive search firm specializing

Slone Partners Opens Office In San Francisco

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has opened a new office in San Francisco to be headed by president Tara Kochis. "The Bay Area is a hotbed for medical innovation and scientific investment. To meet the needs of our growing client base and this crucial industry, we are expanding our resources to engage directly with the companies

NGS Global Americas Adds New Offices In South Africa

NGS Global Americas has added offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa to its global footprint. Terry Veitch, managing partner at NGS Global, will lead the firm’s presence in the region. With over 25 years of experience in the executive search industry, Mr. Veitch conducts senior-level assignments across a wide variety of industries and

Witt/Kieffer Appoints Leader Of Its IT Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has named James Utterback as principal and practice leader of its information technology practice. Mr. Utterback brings a wealth of global experience to the position, with 30 years of diverse executive leadership and consulting experience in information technology and entrepreneurial, private equity and venture capital backed endeavors. He previously founded and

Russell Reynolds Associates Assists CFA Institute in CEO Search

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the placement of Paul H. Smith as the president and chief executive officer of the CFA Institute. Mr. Smith was managing director, Asia-Pacific, and global head, institutional partnerships at the CFA Institute. CFA Institute’s mission is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the

JBK Associates International Recruits Chief Medical Officer For Contravir Pharmaceutical

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has recruited John Sullivan-Bolyai M.D. as chief medical officer of ContraVir Pharmaceutical, Inc. Most recently, Dr. Sullivan-Bolyai was executive director of infectious disease clinical research at Merck. ContraVir focuses on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies. JBK Associates International conducts executive level searches across multiple functional areas in

DHR Makes Unsolicited Bid To Acquire CTPartners

Two of the nation’s Top 10 ranked search firms could soon become one. Chicago-based DHR International has submitted a formal, unsolicited written offer to acquire 100 percent of the equity of embattled CTPartners, based in New York. David H. Hoffmann, CEO of Osprey Capital LLC, a family office that owns DHR, has been quietly building

Executives Online Grows U.K. Leadership Team

International interim management and executive recruitment firm Executives Online has strengthen its U.K. leadership team with the addition of Chris O’Connell as managing director. With 17 years in the recruiting industry, Mr. O’Connell is the founder and ex-CEO of Timothy James Consulting. At Executives Online, he will help to accelerate new office openings across the

Norrie Johnston Recruitment Names Non-Executive Director

U.K.-headquartered Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has appointed Jackie Edwards as a non-executive director. Ms. Edwards has led major change programs for financial services brands and high profile regulatory bodies including Barclays Group companies, Cap Gemini Ernst Young and the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA). "We’re absolutely thrilled to have Jackie on the board. She

Spencer Stuart to Fill Director Post for L.A. World Airports

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to lead its search for a new executive director. Gina Marie Lindsey, who has led Los Angeles World Airports for nearly eight years, has announced her retirement this spring. Los Angeles World Airports is the airport oversight and operations department for the city of

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates Heading VP Search For Baylor University

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is leading the search for a new vice president of university development for Baylor University. Dr. Kenneth L. Hall, who formerly filled the position, left the university in November. Baylor University is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas. Storbeck/Pimentel is a minority and female owned search firm specializing in executive recruitment

Overnorth Adds Financial Services Specialist

Executive recruiting firm OverNorth has named Lon Grubb as a partner, financial services. Mr. Grubb has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry in institutional and investment banking and as an executive search consultant. He assists investment and commercial banks, asset and wealth managers, private equity firms and corporations with senior level searches.

IIC Partners Elects Höchsmann & Company Kg Into Group

IIC Partners has added Düsseldorf-based Höchsmann & Company as its newest member firm. This marks IIC Partners’ third office location in Germany. Dr. Gerhard Michael Eckert, co-founder and managing partner of Höchsmann & Company KG, specializes in the aviation, industrial, healthcare, transportation, professional services and consumer products/retail sectors. Höchsmann & Company KG offers executive search

Odgers Interim Establishes Dedicated Referencing Team

Odgers Interim has established a dedicated referencing team in response to growing demand for detailed background checks on senior appointments. Former solicitor, Sally Havers, who has previously held roles at law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and the Treasury Solicitor in the U.K., will lead the offering, which includes professional referencing, and criminal, financial and tribunal

Carterbaldwin Recruits New President For Midland University

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Jody Horner as the 16th president of Midland University. Ms. Horner joins Midland from a term as president of Cargill Meat Solutions and Cargill Case Ready. Founded in 1883, Midland University is a private liberal arts college located in Fremont, Nebraska. CarterBaldwin is a provider of executive search services

Calibre One Fills SVP Of Worldwide Sales Position For Castlight Health

Executive search firm Calibre One has recruited John McCracken as senior vice president of worldwide sales at Castlight Health, Inc. Mr. McCracken previously led the Jive Software global sales organization as worldwide senior vice president of sales. Castlight Health is the leader in enterprise healthcare management. Based in North America, Europe, and Asia, Calibre One

Bespoke Partners Places CTO For Personify

San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners has recruited Dave Cooper as chief technology officer of Personify. Mr. Cooper formerly served as chief technology officer for Rockwell Software. Personify is the leader in association management software and services for associations and other non-profits. Bespoke Partners assists private equity firms to deliver top executives for their portfolio companies.

Gatti & Associates Names President And CEO

Executive search firm Gatti & Associates has appointed Alice Koehn Benson as president and chief executive officer. Founder Bob Gatti will move into the role of chairman emeritus and Judy Banker will be promoted to managing director. Ms. Benson will also work to help further the growth of the parent company, Search Enterprises. Prior to

Fox Rodney Search Opens Office In Dublin

Fox Rodney Search (FRS) has opened a new office in Dublin. The firm's Irish practice will be led by director, Portia White, and will focus on private practice, commerce and industry and financial services, with a focus on associate to partner level and general counsel searches. Ms. White has over nine years of experience within

Robert Half International Posts 13 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted fourth quarter 2014 revenues of $1.22 billion, a 13 percent increase from revenues of $1.08 billion during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company earned $84.1 million, or $.62 per share, up from $66.9 million, or $.49 per share, during the same period a year earlier.

Korn Ferry Heading President Search for Moderna Therapeutics

Korn Ferry International has been selected by Moderna Therapeutics to lead its search for a new president. Moderna is pioneering messenger RNA Therapeutics, a new in vivo drug technology that produces human proteins, antibodies and entirely novel protein constructs inside patient cells. Korn Ferry, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas,

Lochlin Partners Places VP Of HR At National Restaurant Association

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Barbara Polk as vice president of human resources at the National Restaurant Association. Ms. Polk served as the VP of national human resources service delivery for the American Red Cross. The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world—supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses.

Wheless Partners Finds President For Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has placed Louis G. Smith Jr. as president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith most recently served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Northeast Campus in Houston. Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people

CTPartners To Raise $5 Million From Single Investor

In an effort to raise cash after two failed stock offerings in the past 60 days, CTPartners on Friday priced a $5 million registered underwritten offering of its common stock at a discounted price of $3.44 per share to one institutional investor. Earlier in the day, the offering price had been set at $3 per

ManpowerGroup Posts Small Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN)posted revenues of $5.1 billion for the fourth quarter ended December 2014, a decrease of two percent from $5.3 billion a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company’s earnings jumped to $117.2 million, or $1.47 per share, in the quarter from $101.2 million, or $1.25 per share, a year ago. Annual revenue increased slightly to $20.8 billion

Direct Recruiters, INC. Adds Recruiting Specialist

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Rachel Gulko as a lead recruiter for its plastics industry practice area focusing on executive level leadership searches. Prior to joining DRI, Ms. Gulko worked in sales for Verizon where she honed her sales leadership skills. She also has a background in early childhood education. Founded

Shares Of CTPartners Remain In Freefall

CTPartners’ stock price dropped by 50 percent yesterday – its single biggest one-day dip – before settling at $4.35 per share, a 33 percent decline. The stock has been in a freefall for the past week on the back of multiple financial restatements and the suspension of a planned common stock offering. News of a

Industrial Search Partners Acquires O’Reilly Group

Industrial Search Partners (ISP) has acquired The O’Reilly Group, an executive search firm specializing in helping a broad range of clients find senior supply chain and logistics talent. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prior to executive search, O’Reilly Group founder Eve O’Reilly had 22 years of supply chain experience working for carrier,

Martha Fay Africa, Co-Founder of Major, Lindsey & Africa, has Died

Martha Fay (Marty) Africa, co-founder and partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has passed away after a protracted battle with cancer. Ms. Africa served as an active member of MLA until shortly before her death. She joined Bob Major in 1984 to form the core of what is today Major, Lindsey & Africa, a

Hanold Associates Places VP Global Talent Management at Flextronics

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Susan Crickenberger as vice president, global talent management for Flextronics (FLEX). Previously, Ms. Crickenberger was head of talent, North American world headquarters for HJ Heinz. Flextronics International Limited is a $30 billion business and is one of the world’s leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers that offers complete

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