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Russell Reynolds Associates Places First Non-Jesuit President at Fairfield University

A number of top schools around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Fairfield University recently named Mark R. Nemec, Ph.D., as its ninth president, the first non-Jesuit to lead the school. Assisting with the

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DF Brown & Associates Keeps It a Family Affair With New Hire

Lawrenceville, GA-based DF Brown & Associates has expanded with the addition of Garrett Brown as vice president and principal. It’s a move that the 19-year-old executive search firm is touting as the arrival of a “second generation” of leadership since Mr. Brown’s father, David, is its founder. In addition to more than 10 years of

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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Hudson Global Posts Small Second Quarter Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted second quarter revenues of $113.6 million, up 3.6 percent in constant currency from a year ago. By region, Hudson Americas led the way, recording a revenue gain of 13.7 percent while Hudson Asia Pacific had a revenue increase of 11.6 percent. Hudson Europe, meanwhile, continues to struggle, posting a revenue decrease of

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Increasing Demand for Talent Spurs Steady Wage Growth

The U.S. labor market posted steady growth in wages in the second quarter, according to the newly released ADP Workforce Vitality Report. Overall, wage growth increased by 2.3 percent year over year across all industries in the second quarter of 2017 and is higher than the 1.8 percent growth in wages reported by the U.S.

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HVS Executive Search Finds Three Top Leaders for Shashi Group

HVS Executive Search has placed three top-level executives for Shashi Group LLC, a hotel development and ownership company in the San Francisco Bay Area. The searches were led by HVS vice presidents Erica Arnold, who is based in Denver, and Rachel Levitt, who works out of San Diego. The assignments were for chief investment officer,

Alium Partners Grows Staff

Alium Partners, a provider of interim management professionals in the U.K., has named Karen Cresswell as client strategy and development director. Ms. Cresswell brings more than 20 years’ experience of operating globally within the senior interim market, in particular in transformation and change management. She has advised across a range of sectors, such as financial

Egon Zehnder Heading CEO Search For Standard Chartered Plc

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Standard Chartered Plc to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Egon Zehnder is also searching for replacements for other senior executives at Standard Chartered. Standard Chartered PLC provides consumer and wholesale banking products and services primarily in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Founded in 1964,

Buffkin Group Fills VP Hr Position For Restorixhealth

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Colleen Hurley as the new vice president of human resources at RestorixHealth. Ms. Hurley was previously VP of human resources at Community Blood Services. RestorixHealth provides comprehensive wound care management services. The Buffkin Group is an executive search firm offering services in executive search, executive coaching, management

Cook Associates’ John Kins To Retire

Cook Associates has said that its owner and chairman, John Kins, is retiring after being active in the search business since the mid-1960’s. During his tenure, Cook Associates grew to become a top-ranked search firm with offices in Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Mr. Kins started a sister division, Cook M&A Advisory

Pure Search Expands In Asia

Global search firm Pure Search has appointed Elaine Khoo as a associate director and specialist HR recruiter for its Asian market. Ms. Khoo has over a decade of experience gained in Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong and has filled a broad spectrum of mandates, including HR business partner, reward, L&D, employee relations, global mobility, global

Mclean Interim Management Adds Partner

U.K.-based McLean Interim Management has named Natasha Cleeve as a partner. Ms. Cleeve’s career spans 25 years in the interim management industry and she has been focusing on the executive interim market for the last 15 years. She has set up and run successful businesses and practices throughout her career and is experienced across numerous

B.E. Smith Heading CEo Search For Yuma Regional Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer search for Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, AZ. Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is a 406-bed, not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to the residents of Yuma and the surrounding communities in southwestern Arizona. Founded in 1978,

Human Resource Solutions Fills Position For Great Plains Communications

Human Resource Solutions has recruited Lynn Mead as the head of carrier and wholesale services with Great Plains Communications. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca, managing director and founder. Previously, Ms. Mead worked for Consolidated Communications (CNSL), Enventis, Contel and GTE. Great Plains Communications is the largest independent telecommunications company in Nebraska, serving

Spencer Ogden Makes Two Appointments

London-headquartered recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has promoted Brad Lewington to director of EMEA and named Kristen Zeilerbauer as managing director in London. Mr. Lewington will combine his new title with an existing position as head of Asia Pacific. In his new role, he will relocate to London and develop the firm's APAC business. Mr. Zeilerbauer

J. Carpenter & Co. Recruits Chief Marketing Officer For Tempur-Sealy

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has recruited Jay Spenchian as chief marketing officer of Tempur-Sealy International. Most recently, Mr. Spenchian served as EVP and chief marketing officer for Olive Garden. Tempur Sealy is one of the world's largest bedding providers. J. Carpenter & Co. was founded in 2009 and recruits senior-level executives for

Trilogy Search Non+Profit Completes Search For Bioptix

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Ken Dickerson as vice president of sales with BiOptix, a privately-held optical biodetection company. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Mr. Dickerson previously served as national sales director with ACEA Biosciences. Trilogy Search Non+Profit specializes in recruiting senior-level executives and company directors for non-profit

CTPartners To Sell Stock Amid Securities Fraud Investigation

CTPartners is moving forward with a previously planned public offering of common stock, seeking to raise $12.5 million. Craig-Hallum Capital Group will act as sole managing underwriter. William Blair & Co., the company’s one-time lead underwriter, pulled out of any public offering consideration last week when it downgraded CTPartners’ stock and dropped its coverage of

AESC Adds Talent Africa as Member

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added Talent Africa as a member firm. Talent Africa, an alliance firm of Korn Ferry, is based in Sandton, the business hub of South Africa, and offers integrated talent solutions to clients nationally and in sub-Saharan Africa. “We are honored to be part of the AESC, it

Russell Reynolds Associates Names Former Egon Zehnder Partner as Co-Leader of CEO and Board Advisory Services

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Justus O’Brien to the firm to co-lead its integrated CEO and board advisory services group alongside industry veterans Charles A. Tribbett III and Ron Lumbra. Mr. O’Brien will be based out of the firm’s New York office. He joins a global team that combines expertise across

Citing ‘Credibility’ Issue, Underwriter Drops Coverage Of CTpartners

Chicago-based William Blair & Company, lead underwriter for CTPartners, has downgraded the company’s stock and abruptly dropped its coverage of the global executive search firm. Blair’s relationship with CTPartners dates back to December 2010 when it acted as lead manager for CTPartners’ initial public offering. At the time, Blair analyst, Tim McHugh, said that ‘CTPartners

HVS Executive Search Names Managing Director For Europe And Middle East

Simon Tucker-Brown has been appointed as managing director of HVS Executive Search for Europe and the Middle East. He will be based in London. Mr. Tucker-Brown specializes in providing advice on talent and market information as well as solutions to clients’ critical assignments, having delivered numerous search mandates across a broad range of disciplines at

Heidrick & Struggles Heading CEO Search for Cruise Lines International Association

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Christine Duffy is leaving CLIA to become president of Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. Cruise Lines International Association is the world´s largest cruise association and is dedicated to

DRG Executive Search Places CEO At Connecticut Food Bank

DRG Executive Search has placed Rob Levine as president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Food Bank. Mr. Levine joins the food bank from the American Red Cross where he most recently served as regional CEO for South Florida. The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and

Cornerstone International Group Founder Retires

Cornerstone International Group’s founder and former chairman C. William Guy has announced his retirement. Mr. Guy founded the group in 1989, when he perceived an opportunity to create an executive recruiting service based on a global network of boutique firms. “It was a good idea then and it is still a great idea today,” said

Sports Recruitment International Appoints Managing Partner Executive Search

Search firm Sports Recruitment International has named David James as managing partner, executive search. Mr. James was previously global head of sport & leisure at CTPartners, working with some of the leading global sports clubs, governing bodies, government agencies, service providers, sponsors, rights holders, leisure venues and broadcasters assisting them with their senior management recruitment,

Notogroup Promotes Partner

Portland, OR-headquartered executive search firm Notogroup has promoted Gennevieve Emery to partner/recruiting director. A member of the Notogroup team since its inception in 2009, the firm has recognized her contributions with ownership in the firm. “From the beginning Gennevieve has always acted as an owner in establishing Notogroup’s track record of success, one client at

Diversified Search Recruits Chief HR Officer for Barnabas Health

Diversified Search has placed Milton Anderson as chief human resources officer at Barnabas Health. The search was led by managing director Judy Boreham and Gordon Hawthorne, vice chairman and healthcare practice leader. Mr. Anderson formerly served as chief human resources officer at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care System, Inc. Barnabas Health is New Jersey’s

Greenwood/Asher & Associates Heading President Search For Kutztown University

Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates has been selected by Kutztown University to lead in its search for a new president. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Kutztown University or KU), is an American public university located in rural Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania and is one of 14 schools that comprise the Pennsylvania State

Boyden Adds Partner in Pittsburgh Office

Boyden has added Fernando Esquivel Vargas as a new partner in its Pittsburgh office. Mr. Vargas will be a key member of the firm’s global human resources, consumer & retail and healthcare & life science practices. He most recently served as SVP and head of human resources of Mylan, a generic and specialty pharmaceutical company;

Taylor Root Adds Associate Director

Global legal recruiter Taylor Root has appointed Brian Sheehy as an associate director. He will focus on recruiting partners and senior level associates into private practice roles in London. Mr. Sheehy began his career in legal recruitment in 2007 after a period in private practice. He was most recently a consultant with First Counsel, a

Parker Executive Search Heading President Search For University Of Oregon

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search is leading the search for a new president for the University of Oregon. The selected candidate will become the University’s 18th president. Founded in 1876, the University of Oregon is a public flagship research university located in Eugene, Oregon. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches for corporations, colleges and universities, and

Greenwich Harbor Partners Completes Search For Marlin Equity Partners

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed Lance Rosenzweig as operating partner, technology and business services, with Marlin Equity Partners in Los Angeles. Mr. Rosenzweig has over 20 years of CEO experience with start-up and established companies. Recently, he was CEO of Aegis USA, a global business process outsourcing company with over 20,000 employees. Marlin Equity Partners

Eames Consulting Group Open in Hong Kong

Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has opened a new office in Hong Kong. Charles Rue has joined the firm as associate director to head up the office’s insurance division. Previously, Mr. Rue spent 10 years in Japan working in financial services recruitment and was most recently with Page Executive in Hong Kong where he specialized

BLG Healthcare Executive Search Acquires Healthycareers

Frankfurt-based BLG Healthcare Executive Search has acquired HealthyCareers BV for an undisclosed sum. HealthyCareers, an executive search firm based in the Netherlands, shares the same sector focus as BLG and works with large companies and smaller high-growth businesses across Benelux. It was founded in 2011 by Hans Tellier, who will be leaving the business to

Talentmark Opens New Office In Germany

Recruitment specialist Talentmark has opened a new office in Frankfurt. Talentmark Deutschland will focus on interim management, clinical consulting and next-generation executive search solutions for the life sciences industry. Klemens Schuette is CEO of Talentmark Deutschland GmbH and executive director of Talentmark Group. His role is to move forward Talentmark’s business model of product driven

Globetec Solutions Group Names Board Director

Executive recruiter Globetec Solutions Group has named Lee Rayner as its newest board director. Mr. Rayner joined the London-based firm in 2011 as a principal consultant and was promoted to account director in 2013. He will be responsible for driving account growth, implementing best practice frameworks and leading marketing activity across the organization. Globetec Solutions

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