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AETHOS Consulting Group Finds President for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has completed its search for the president of the Americas for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (CRHG) with the placement of hospitality executive Ken Greene. Partners Keith Kefgen, Andrew Hazelton and Chris Mumford led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Greene is responsible for the Americas’ development, full

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ZRG Partners Continues Global Growth

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has opened an office in Hong Kong, adding David Greenfield as head of the global insurance practice. The firm, which is continuing its recent expansion, also named Kevin Jones as leader of its global commercial real estate search platform as well as the Pittsburgh regional office. Mr.

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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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Allegis Partners Forms Alliance With Directors Academy

Search firm Allegis Partners is partnering with the Directors Academy to enhance its NextGen Directors Program, a peer-to-peer learning environment offering educational classes and networking opportunities. It is designed to accelerate the development and placement of next-generation board directors. The NextGen Directors Program also aims to accelerate shareholder value creation by building a pipeline of

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Acertitude Expands Search Team

Acertitude has expanded with the addition of former PeopleMatter CEO Nate DaPore as managing director. In his new role, Mr. DaPore partners with businesses to recruit board members, CEOs and senior business leaders across private equity, technology and health care. Mr. DaPore brings over 20 years of experience as a private equity investor and operating partner, software

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Job Security Climbs, But Worker Confidence Takes a Dip

Despite an uptick in the American labor force’s sense of job stability, the Worker Confidence Index dropped “significantly” by 7.9 percent for the second quarter of this year, according to a quarterly report by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The index dipped from 107.6 for the first quarter to 99.7. The decline

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CarterBaldwin Seeks CEO for Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

The board of directors search committee of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has announced its selection of CarterBaldwin Executive Search to assist in the identification, evaluation and transition of its next CEO. Current CEO Jack Reasor will retire at the end of the year, closing out a 19-year tenure. Chris Guiney, partner and head of

Haydee Ortiz Olinger joins BarkerGilmore
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Former McDonalds’s Chief Compliance Officer Joins BarkerGilmore

Haydee Ortiz Olinger, who most recently served as global chief compliance officer for McDonald’s, has joined the advisory and coaching division of BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams. Ms. Olinger joins BarkerGilmore’s team of former Fortune 500 general counsel and chief compliance officers who provide strategic

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Kennedy Strengthens Presence in Norway

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has partnered with Human Assets Consulting Group AS in Oslo, Norway to bolster its presence in Northern Europe. Human Assets Consulting is a boutique executive search firm founded in 2015 by Petter Berg, Truls Mo and Haakon Heskja. Mr. Berg, who started in

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Boutique Search Firm TwentyPine Names CEO

Search firms have seen a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Sales-focused executive recruitment provider TwentyPine has promoted Jamie Coakley to CEO. In tandem with this appointment, Max Maeder, founder and former CEO, will move to an industry advisory role as president to

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Over-Automated Recruitment Process Is Leaving Job Candidates Frustrated

Eighty two percent of potential employees are often frustrated with an overly automated job search experience, according to a new study by Randstad US. The survey, which examined job seekers’ perceptions, attitudes and expectations of the job search process, revealed that while most candidates find value in technology, they are stymied when it supersedes the human aspect

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Vetted Solutions Seeks New Leader for the Society for Imaging Informatics In Medicine

Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Leesburg, VA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Vetted Solutions president and founder Jim Zaniello and vice president Nancy Green are spearheading the assignment. The new executive director, the recruiter said, is expected to work with

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Spelman Johnson Lands Chief of Police for University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has named veteran police chief Kenton W. Rainey as chief of police after a national search by recruiting firm Spelman Johnson. Vice president Mark A. Hall led the assignment. The role called for a range of skill-sets, including planning, organizing, directing and administering the policing initiatives of the campus community and extended patrol

Odgers Berndtson appoints Robert Baron partner national practice leader real estate
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Odgers Berndtson Expands Real Estate & Infrastructure Search Practice

Commercial real estate in North America is at a crossroads: While investment in the sector continues to increase, developers, asset managers and investors are facing new challenges when recruiting executives with the skills and experience needed to execute their organization’s strategic growth plans. With the rate of executive retirements in the sector accelerating, succession planning

BLNelson Group Launches In Dallas
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BLNelson Group Launches In Dallas

A new executive search firm, BLNelson Group LLC, has been launched in Dallas. The firm, founded by Blaine L. Nelson, will specialize in recruiting executives for the oil and gas and professional services sectors. “After spending 40 years in professional services, I have a great network of relationships,” Mr. Nelson told D Magazine, a Dallas city

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How to Accommodate Millennials as Workplace Demographics Shift

By 2020, Millennials will make up 40 percent of the workforce. But the perks that motivate them are unlike those that appealed to previous generations. To stay competitive, businesses must recognize this and adapt to the evolving needs of their workforce, according to a new report authored by Susan Gottlieb, a partner for Jobplex, Inc.,

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Collegiate Sports Associates Leads AD Search for University of Texas at San Antonio

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Finds Chief Nurse for Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

As the life sciences sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer (CNO) has traditionally been

Sheffield Haworth Acquires NBI Consulting
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Sheffield Haworth Acquires NBI Consulting

London-based executive recruitment firm Sheffield Haworth has acquired nbi Consulting, a specialist global executive search and talent management firm in the business and professional services sector. “Our businesses share a common capability and passion to solve clients’ talent needs in the areas of executive search, interim consulting and talent advisory,” said Tim Sheffield, executive chairman

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Carmichael Fisher Bolsters Industrial Search Team With Nine Hires

London-based executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has added nine new hires to its industry and manufacturing practice in the last three months. Jan Bieberbach, David Rodriguez, Gwenael Inarejos, Benoit Prevedi, Samuel Day, Jessica Bengtsson, Delicia Sequeira, and Katharine Horsburgh will be based in London. Annie Noorani joins the firm’s Los Angeles office. “I am delighted

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Close the Book on Searches and Hire the Best Candidates Quickly

Here’s a storyline that – unfortunately – plays out far too frequently: After interviewing all three final candidates for a senior level position, the members of the hiring team can’t come to a conclusion on which is best for the job. The hiring managers meet at the appointed hour, share their “gut feelings,” study organizational

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African Wildlife Foundation Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been selected by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Search consultants Mark Tarnacki and Addie Jones are heading the assignment. The CEO role, according to Phillips Oppenheim, is expected to provide strategic direction, management and thought leadership for AWF and pursue a compelling

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Prodigy Sports Acquires Ascension Sports Partners

Freehold, NJ-based Prodigy Sports, a nationwide leader in top-level sports recruiting, has acquired Ascension Sports Partners, a boutique search firm led by veteran recruiter Dan Rossetti. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Mr Rossetti, who has led Ascension for nearly 10 years, will assume the role of president of Prodigy Sports. “As Prodigy Sports

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Spencer Stuart Lands CEO for BioAmber

Recruiting firm Spencer Stuart has placed Richard P. Eno as the CEO of BioAmber Inc. in Montreal. He succeeds Jean-Francois Huc who resigned earlier this year for personal reasons. Mr. Huc remained with the company as a member of the board of directors and also assumed an advisory role with the management team to help ensure a smooth

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PRAXI Alliance Adds Member Firm In Australia

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added Six Degrees Executive as its latest member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide. Six Degrees Executive, which has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, provides in-depth specialist recruitment, talent consulting and C-suite appointments

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Recruiters Face a Double Threat from Automation, But There’s Good News

Automation is already heavily impacting many jobs, especially those in manufacturing and agriculture. Of five million manufacturing jobs lost since 2000, machines have replaced 4.4 million of them, according to researchers at Ball State University. Experts expect these same forces to hit white-collar jobs. After all, technology is cheaper than human labor, increases productivity, and

DHR International Acquires Fashion Boutique Search Firm Cooper+Logan
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DHR International Acquires Fashion Boutique Search Firm Cooper+Logan

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: DHR International has acquired boutique executive search firm COOPER+LOGAN. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. With the addition of two new managing partners, Susan Cooper and Tricia Logan, the acquisition strengthens DHR’s retail/fashion industry and functional expertise. COOPER+LOGAN, which was founded in 2008, specializes in

Crist|Kolder Places Ex-Uber President Jeffrey Jones CEO H&R Block
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Crist|Kolder Places Ex-Uber President As CEO at H&R Block

Global consumer tax services provider H&R Block has named Jeffrey J. Jones, the former president of Uber, as president and CEO. The firm enlisted executive recruiting firm Crist|Kolder to help fill the top post. Mr. Jones succeeds Tom Gerke, who had been serving in the role on an interim basis. “Our task was to introduce to the board of

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Arts Consulting Group Seeking New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) was recently tapped by Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E) to recruit its new president and CEO. ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau is leading the search. CA&E is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary

Kincannon & Reed Finds CEO For National Pork Board

Kincannon & Reed has placed Chris Hodges as chief executive officer of the National Pork Board. Jon Leafstedt, Jim Gerardot, and Ed Yuhas, principals with Kincannon & Reed, led the assignment. Mr. Hodges is currently senior vice president of business development at Smithfield Farmland. Founded in 1981, Kincannon & Reed is focused exclusively on the

Odgers Berndtson Retained by PGA European Tour for CEO Search

Odgers Berndtson has been selected by the PGA European Tour to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The search is being led by partner Simon Cummins. Current CEO George O’Grady is stepping down. The PGA European Tour operates a broad range of business initiatives essential to its primary mission of administering professional

Edgar Stewart Selection Strengthens Staff

Scottish recruiting firm Edgar Stewart Selection (ESS) has appointed Craig Jackson and Alan Wallace as directors. Mr. Jackson joins the firm from Eden Scott, where he was business development & client operations manager. Mr. Wallace was promoted from associate director. He specializes in the oil and gas and technical manufacturing sectors. Headquartered in Edinburgh and

680 Partners Recruits CEO For Crowdtwist

Executive recruiter 680 Partners has placed Scott Matthews as the chief executive officer with Crowdtwist. Ross Freeman led the assignment for 680 Partners. Mr. Matthews was formerly the CEO of WebCollage. CrowdTwist provides multichannel loyalty & analytics solutions for industry leading brands such as Pepsi, Nestle, VIZIO, Lean Cusine, Barclay's, Tom's, Lenovo, Zumiez and others.

Esgi Completes Senior Search For Xerox Public Sector

Executive search firm ESGI has recruited Juliane Swatt to the role of senior vice president, enterprise sales for Xerox Public Sector. Ms. Swatt was previously with IBM responsible for the company's public sector strategy. “We are thrilled to have been able to help Xerox hire Juliane to lead their public sector efforts,” said Evan Scott,

O’neill Consulting Group Adds Former U.s. Congressional Candidate

Search firm O’Neill Consulting Group, Inc. has added Cormick Lynch as an associate client services manager. Most recently, Mr. Lynch was a candidate for U.S. Congress in Rhode Island's 1st District. He brings experience working in fund accounting at JP Morgan Chase where he managed cash activity for over 40 private-equity funds. Previously, he served

Stanton Chase Taps Board-Level Advisory Director

Stanton Chase International has said that Peter W. Stanton, a veteran financial services and search executive, has joined its Miami office as a board-level advisory director. As an advisory director, he will consult with the Stanton Chase offices on issues related to the financial sector and how they specifically relate to searches and executive leadership

Mansfield & Associates Opens U.K. Office

Global search firm Mansfield & Associates, Ltd. has opened a new office in the U.K. and appointed Sharron Sweetnam as regional director. Ms. Sweetnam was a founding partner of Sweetnam Associates, a firm specializing in project funding facilitation and business development initiatives worldwide. Ann Mansfield, president and founder of Mansfield & Associates, said: “We continue

Korn Ferry Adds Senior Client Partner in Vancouver

Korn Ferry has added Caroline Jellinck as a senior client partner and member of its global technology and board & CEO services practice. Ms. Jellinck will be based out of Korn Ferry’s Vancouver office. Previously, she as a partner at Odgers Berndtson where she worked extensively with boards of directors and CEOs, conducting international senior

CTPartners Downgraded By Zacks

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has been downgraded by Zacks from an outperform rating to neutral in a recently issued research report. The investment research firm currently has a $16.80 price objective on the stock. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of CTPartners from a

McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for Sourcing Solutions

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Mike Rubin as chief executive officer of Sourcing Solutions. The assignment was led by Rod McDermott, managing partner and co-founder of McDermott & Bull Executive Search. Previously, Mr. Rubin worked for technology companies in senior leadership positions, including Compaq Computer, Alta Vista/Shopping.com, Broadcom, and Epson America. “Sourcing Solutions

Boyden Heading Search for City of Dryden

Boyden has been retained by the City of Dryden in Ontario, Canada to lead its search for a chief administrative officer. John Cummings has been serving as its interim CAO while it searches for his permanent replacement. Dryden is the second-largest city in the Kenora District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada, located on Wabigoon Lake. Boyden

Caldwell Partners Posts 20 Percent Revenue Gain

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. posted Q1 2015 revenues of $12.4 million, up 20 percent from revenues of $10.3 million a year ago. U.S. revenues increased 24 percent to $8.1 million from revenues of $6.5 million last year while revenues from Canadian operations were up 12 percent to $4.2 million. "We have seen solid year-over-year

Spencer Stuart and WCD Launch Initiatives to Boost Boardroom Diversity

Spencer Stuart and WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) have launched a series of global initiatives to boost diversity in boardrooms both from the supply side and the demand side. Joint Spencer Stuart and WCD initiatives include: Working with Professor Boris Groysberg of the Harvard Business School and research partner Deborah Bell to launch a major global board survey

Allen Austin Adds New Partner In Houston

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added Dale Allardyce as a partner in its Houston headquarters. Mr. Allardyce brings over 30 years of broad-based senior level executive and consulting experience and expertise in the retail, supply chain, logistics, manufacturing and industrial sectors to retained search and consulting. He formerly served as president of CellStar

Championscott Partners Recruits CMO For Nintex

ChampionScott Partners has placed Russ Mann as chief marketing officer at Nintex. Prior to joining, Mr. Mann was the chairman and CEO of Covario, a combined global search, social and content marketing software company and digital ad agency that he co-founded. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, Nintex is a leader in workflow automation. ChampionScott Partners is

EFL Associates Retained By Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association

Executive search firm EFL Associates has been selected by the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association to lead in its search for a new executive director. Current executive director, Mary Most Vanek, will retire on Jan. 27. Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association serves over 250,000 current and former public employees from over 2,000 local units of

NGS Global Opens New Office In Seoul

NGS Asia Executive Search Ltd. (NGS Global) has opened a new office in Seoul, South Korea to be led by Cindy Yang, NGS Global managing partner. Ms. Yang has 14 years of experience conducting senior-level executive search assignments, with special emphasis on the consumer, technology and life science industries. Her client base includes multinational companies

HVS Executive Search Adds VP In Atlanta

HVS Executive Search has appointed Bill Conn as vice president in the firm's Atlanta office. Mr. Conn brings over 20 years of executive sales and sales management experience in the food service industry including nine years in executive search. Prior to joining HVS, he was vice president of national accounts for private label coffee manufacturer

Eton Bridge Partners Makes Additions To Staff

Executive search and interim management partnership Eton Bridge Partners has named Charlotte Payne as a researcher for executive search within the firm's HR practice, focusing on senior level assignments. Ms. Payne previously spent five years as a senior researcher with boutique executive search firm Sam Allen Associates and has particular expertise in consumer-focused sectors. The

Spencer Stuart Finds CEO for the National Investor Relations Institute

Spencer Stuart has placed James Cudahy as president and chief executive officer of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). Mr. Cudahy, who is currently the head of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), takes over in March. Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication

Heidrick & Struggles Places President and CEO at Carbonite

Heidrick & Struggles has recruited Mohamad Ali as the next president and chief executive officer of Carbonite, Inc. Mr. Ali joins Carbonite from Hewlett-Packard Co., where he served as chief strategy officer. Carbonite is a provider of cloud and hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses. Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive

ZW HR Consulting Appoints Country Manager In Singapore

Search firm ZW HR Consulting has appointed Mervin Chui as country manager for its Singapore operations. Mr. Chui will be responsible for leading and driving all of ZW HR Consulting's Singapore operations as well as focusing on business growth and investment opportunities in Singapore and South East Asia. He has more than a decade’s worth

Cross Border Hiring Split Among International Companies

Among companies with offices in countries outside of where their headquarters are located, plans to conduct searches for executives in foreign offices during the year ahead were evenly split. Fifty percent said they were planning to conduct searches while the other half said they were not, according to InterSearch Worldwide. Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of

Faithsearch Forms Alliance With 5by5

FaithSearch Partners has formed a strategic communications partnership with Nashville-based marketing and digital agency 5by5. “We are delighted to be partnering with an agency with such extraordinary creative and business talent. It was important in our firm selection process to identify and evaluate the top firms in the country who not only understand our faith-based

SSI-Search Completes Assignment For Duke Medicine

Recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, Inc. has placed Eric Poon M.D. as chief health information officer for Duke Medicine. Most recently Dr. Poon served as vice president and chief medical information officer for Boston Medical Center (BMC) and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Duke Medicine is an academic and health care system.

WK Advisors Heading VP Search For Wellstar Health System

WK Advisors, a division of Witt/Kieffer offering mid-level executive search consulting services, has been selected by WellStar Health System to lead its search for a new vice president of emergency services, a new position that will work closely with the system COO and other operational leaders to plan, direct, and execute the long-term and short-term

NES Global Talent Adds Two Associates In Glasgow

NES Global Talent has said that Lee Anderson has re-joined the firm as associate director in its Glasgow office. Mr. Anderson, who has 17 years of engineering and technical recruitment experience, previously worked at First People Solutions in Glasgow. Before that he worked at NES Global Talent for seven years, joining the firm as a

Lucas Group Expands In Tampa

Search firm Lucas Group has named Vincent Gagliano as managing partner in its accounting & finance practice group. Mr. Gagliano will expand the firm's Tampa branch. He joins Michael Decker, Tampa managing partner for the firm’s information technology division, in guiding a team of recruiters dedicated to the Florida market. Mr. Gagliano served as director

Hays Acquires 80 Percent Of Veredus Corp.

Hays plc, a U.K.-based executive recruiting firm, has acquired 80 percent of Veredus Corp. for an initial consideration of approximately $44 million, on a cash free / debt free basis. The remaining 20 percent of equity in Veredus will be retained by the selling shareholders, all of whom will continue in their senior leadership roles

Korn Ferry Heading Search for Atlanta Falcons

Korn Ferry has been selected by the Atlanta Falcons to identify head coaching candidates. Former coach Mike Smith was fired after the team experienced back-to-back losing seasons. Korn Ferry has assisted in the searches that landed Andy Reid in Kansas City and Bill O'Brien in Houston in the past several years. Korn Ferry, based in

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