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St. Bonaventure Selects CarrSports to Find New Athletic Director

CarrSports Consulting has been called in to help St. Bonaventure University (SBU) find a new athletic director. Last month, the university chose not to renew the contract of Tim Kenney, who held the role since 2015. Barb Questa, who has been the senior member of SBU’s athletics administration team for 30 years, was named interim

recruiting

Pender & Howe Executive Search Recruits CEO for CAAIN

Toronto-based Pender & Howe Executive Search recently placed Kerry Wright as the new chief executive officer for CAAIN, the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network in Edmonton, Alberta. The non-profit organization supports the creation of technological solutions for challenges facing Canada’s agri-food sector. The search was spearheaded by managing principals Glenn Lesko and Travis Hann. Canada is

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Boyden Elects Chair and Names New Global Board Members

Boyden has elected Jörg Kasten to a third term as chairman and three new members were appointed to its global board. The new board members, elected to two-year terms, include Jim Harmon, a managing partner of Boyden Canada and member of the firm’s global technology practice; Kjetil Haug-Nodeland, a managing partner of Boyden Norway and member of the global industrial

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

partners

Dinte Global Executive Search Appoints President

Mclean, VA-headquartered Dinte Global Executive Search has appointed Sam Dinte as president. In an elevated role, Mr. Dinte will drive growth strategy in delivering executive search, talent mapping and human capital diligence in aerospace and defense, and other core industries. As president, Mr. Dinte draws on a career as an aerospace and defense specialist with a

trends

Help Wanted: As Companies Search for Workers, Interim Solutions Gain a Foothold

The Labor Department reported that 376,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 370,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. The four-week moving average was 402,500, a decrease of 25,500 from the previous week’s unrevised

recruiting

CarterBaldwin Recruits 12th President for Cornerstone University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Gerson Moreno-Riaño as the 12th president of Cornerstone University, a private, non-denominational Christian institution, in Grand Rapids, MI. Partner Bill Peterson led the assignment. Dr. Moreno-Riaño succeeds Joseph M. Stowell, who retired this spring after 13 years in the role. Cornerstone’s new president previously served for over seven years as

recruiting

Herbert Mines Fills Board Positions for The Container Store

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates recently partnered with The Container Store Group in the recruitment of Anthony Laday, CFO of Fogo de Chão, and Nicole Otto, former VP of Nike Direct North America, as new members of its board of directors. They will be officially elected as class ii directors

partners

WilsonHCG Appoints Talent Consulting Division Leader

Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has appointed Steven Davis to head its talent consulting division. Based in New York, he will lead the firm’s global consulting team. “Having known Steve for a long time, I am very pleased to officially welcome him,” said John Wilson, founder and CEO. “He will play a

partners

Daversa Partners Appoints 14th Partner

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which serves the technology sector, has named Nicolette Stanise as the firm’s 14th partner. Ms. Stanise, a leader within the firm’s consumer practice, has spent the last decade building executive teams for some of the most disruptive consumer and healthcare start-ups across the globe. She recently built out the vice

recruiting

DHR International Assists Northwestern University in Landing New Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Chicago-based DHR International recently assisted Northwestern University in the recruitment of Derrick Gragg as the Combe Family vice president for athletics & recreation. He succeeds Mike Polisky, who resigned as the university’s athletic director last month. Dr. Gragg, the NCAA’s senior vice president for

True Search Names New Leaders

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has named new co-leaders to several specialized practices: the financial officers practice, the consumer practice and the financial services practice. Managing director Matt Goldstein has joined partner Rhoda Longhenry as co-practice lead of the financial officers practice. It’s a homecoming for Mr. Goldstein, who launched the practice with Ms. Longhenry in 2017 before turning

Parker Executive Search Retained by the University of Memphis to Find New President  

The University of Memphis recently selected  Parker Executive Search to lead the search for its 13th president. The assignment is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The school noted that Parker has conducted more than 500 higher education searches for chancellor, president, vice president, provost, dean, chair and director positions. Laurie Wilder, president

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Kirby Bates Associates Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for UCSF Health Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

As the healthcare 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 has traditionally been the most

partners

inQuest Consultores Merges with The ExeQfind Group

Santiago, Chile-based inQuest Consultores has merged with Atlanta-based The ExeQfind Group. Launched in 2002, inQuest serves both the professional and technical recruitment space as well as retained executive search in both Chile and other countries within Latin America. The merger leverages almost a decade of collaboration between inQuest and both The QualiFind Group and The

trends

Common Misconceptions About Executive Search Firms 

In the world of recruiting, misconceptions often run rampant when talking about executive search firms. Despite the value that dedicated providers bring to the table, many organizations continually question whether outsourcing a high-level executive or C-suite search is worth the cost, according to a new report by TalentRise. “To educate our audience on the advantages

Egon Zehnder Places CEO for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation  

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation has announced the appointment of Miyo Yamashita as president and chief executive officer. Egon Zehnder led the search assignment. “Miyo will make an incredible contribution to our foundation and we are so pleased to have her on board,” said Janice Fukakusa, board chair of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. “She accepts the appointment at

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Selects Lindauer for CDO Search 

Boston-based Lindauer has been called in by The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) to lead the search for its inaugural chief development officer.  Leading the assignment is senior consultant Terri Rutter. “AI2 has just recently diverged from its parent, Vulcan Inc., to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization,” said Lindauer. “The first AI2 CDO will build

Buffkin / Baker Recruits Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of San Diego

Martin M. Baker, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker, assisted the University of San Diego (USD) in the recruitment of Regina Dixon-Reeves as its vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. “I am delighted to announce that Regina Dixon-Reeves, PhD, has been appointed as vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion,” said USD VP and

partners

Hanold Associates Launches Retail and Luxury Goods Practice

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has launched a new retail and luxury goods practice and named Lisa Butkus as the practice leader. Hanold Associates has led numerous high-profile searches for members of this industry, including finding HR, diversity and other leaders for brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Beautycounter, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney, Patagonia, Tailored Brands

trends

The Emergence of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Chief diversity officers (CDO) have become increasingly common across leading institutions of higher education, driven by the push to create more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments for the benefit of all members of the community. While much has been written on the evolution of the mandate and remit of this role, relatively little data exists

recruiting

Spencer Stuart Recruits Commissioner for the Ladies Professional Golf Association

Spencer Stuart has assisted the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in the recruitment of Mollie Marcoux Samaan as its ninth commissioner. Mike Whan recently announced that he would be leaving the tour this year after 11 years in the top job. “Our selection of Mollie Marcoux Samaan as the LPGA’s next commissioner is the outcome

recruiting

Korn Ferry Recruits Chief Investment Officer for Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions 

After an exhaustive search, Korn Ferry has helped to place Ray Joseph, a vice president at Wilshire Associates, as the new chief investment officer of the $30 billion Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP). Senior client partner Michael Kennedy led the assignment for the search firm. Effective June 14, Mr. Joseph will replace Tom Lopez,

launches

Massey Henry Launches in Canada

Massey Henry has opened its doors in Toronto as an executive search and board advisory firm specializing in financial services and the public sector. Founder and managing partner, Michael Henry, a seasoned executive search professional, aims to set a new standard for executive recruiting with a streamlined, collaborative approach that enables organizations to recruit diverse top

partners

IIC Partners Adds FESA Group Argentina

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added FESA Group Argentina as its newest member firm. Barbara Toth, managing partner and CEO, FESA Group Argentina, and Bernabé O`Rourke, associate director and partner, said: “At FESA Group Argentina we are really happy and proud to be part of IIC Partners. We do believe that it will be a

trends

Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.8 Percent as Recovery Speeds Up

Employment rose by 559,000 in April as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had expected 671,000 jobs added and a 5.9% unemployment rate in May. Job gains in May were led by leisure and hospitality, which added 292,000 jobs, education,

acquisition

ZRG Acquires Sucherman Group

ZRG has acquired Sucherman Group, a media and entertainment focused executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founder Stuart Sucherman and CEO Erik Sorenson, both former media executives, will continue to lead the organization. “We are thrilled to add the premier team in the media space to the ZRG family. They have built

trends

Is Leadership Really Sustainable?

As the world gradually starts to lift the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, many business leaders are questioning the capitalist models that have been used to build society. From a clean tech perspective, it is a historic moment in which business leaders can choose to return to the world of pollution and waste

recruiting

Renovata & Company Places CEO at Single Digits 

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has recruited Michael H. Sargent as the new CEO of Single Digits, a provider of high-speed internet access (HSIA) management and support solutions. He succeeds Stephen Singlar, CEO and co-founder of Single Digits, who will remain on the board of directors. The search comes shortly after the firm

3 Predictions for 2021 That Every CHRO Must Know 

The last year has been, by many accounts, one of the most disruptive periods for HR teams – and many human resource professionals up and down the line are still finding their bearings as 2021 unfolds. But the best people teams are those that choose to make the best out of a messy situation. A new

3 Predictions for 2021 That Every CHRO Must Know 

The last year has been, by many accounts, one of the most disruptive periods for HR teams – and many human resource professionals up and down the line are still finding their bearings as 2021 unfolds. But the best people teams are those that choose to make the best out of a messy situation. A new

St. Bonaventure Selects CarrSports to Find New Athletic Director

CarrSports Consulting has been called in to help St. Bonaventure University (SBU) find a new athletic director. Last month, the university chose not to renew the contract of Tim Kenney, who held the role since 2015. Barb Questa, who has been the senior member of SBU’s athletics administration team for 30 years, was named interim

Pender & Howe Executive Search Recruits CEO for CAAIN

Toronto-based Pender & Howe Executive Search recently placed Kerry Wright as the new chief executive officer for CAAIN, the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network in Edmonton, Alberta. The non-profit organization supports the creation of technological solutions for challenges facing Canada’s agri-food sector. The search was spearheaded by managing principals Glenn Lesko and Travis Hann. Canada is

Boyden Elects Chair and Names New Global Board Members

Boyden has elected Jörg Kasten to a third term as chairman and three new members were appointed to its global board. The new board members, elected to two-year terms, include Jim Harmon, a managing partner of Boyden Canada and member of the firm’s global technology practice; Kjetil Haug-Nodeland, a managing partner of Boyden Norway and member of the global industrial

Dinte Global Executive Search Appoints President

Mclean, VA-headquartered Dinte Global Executive Search has appointed Sam Dinte as president. In an elevated role, Mr. Dinte will drive growth strategy in delivering executive search, talent mapping and human capital diligence in aerospace and defense, and other core industries. As president, Mr. Dinte draws on a career as an aerospace and defense specialist with a

Help Wanted: As Companies Search for Workers, Interim Solutions Gain a Foothold

The Labor Department reported that 376,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 370,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. The four-week moving average was 402,500, a decrease of 25,500 from the previous week’s unrevised

CarterBaldwin Recruits 12th President for Cornerstone University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Gerson Moreno-Riaño as the 12th president of Cornerstone University, a private, non-denominational Christian institution, in Grand Rapids, MI. Partner Bill Peterson led the assignment. Dr. Moreno-Riaño succeeds Joseph M. Stowell, who retired this spring after 13 years in the role. Cornerstone’s new president previously served for over seven years as

Herbert Mines Fills Board Positions for The Container Store

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates recently partnered with The Container Store Group in the recruitment of Anthony Laday, CFO of Fogo de Chão, and Nicole Otto, former VP of Nike Direct North America, as new members of its board of directors. They will be officially elected as class ii directors

WilsonHCG Appoints Talent Consulting Division Leader

Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has appointed Steven Davis to head its talent consulting division. Based in New York, he will lead the firm’s global consulting team. “Having known Steve for a long time, I am very pleased to officially welcome him,” said John Wilson, founder and CEO. “He will play a

Daversa Partners Appoints 14th Partner

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which serves the technology sector, has named Nicolette Stanise as the firm’s 14th partner. Ms. Stanise, a leader within the firm’s consumer practice, has spent the last decade building executive teams for some of the most disruptive consumer and healthcare start-ups across the globe. She recently built out the vice

DHR International Assists Northwestern University in Landing New Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Chicago-based DHR International recently assisted Northwestern University in the recruitment of Derrick Gragg as the Combe Family vice president for athletics & recreation. He succeeds Mike Polisky, who resigned as the university’s athletic director last month. Dr. Gragg, the NCAA’s senior vice president for

True Search Names New Leaders

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has named new co-leaders to several specialized practices: the financial officers practice, the consumer practice and the financial services practice. Managing director Matt Goldstein has joined partner Rhoda Longhenry as co-practice lead of the financial officers practice. It’s a homecoming for Mr. Goldstein, who launched the practice with Ms. Longhenry in 2017 before turning

Parker Executive Search Retained by the University of Memphis to Find New President  

The University of Memphis recently selected  Parker Executive Search to lead the search for its 13th president. The assignment is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The school noted that Parker has conducted more than 500 higher education searches for chancellor, president, vice president, provost, dean, chair and director positions. Laurie Wilder, president

Kirby Bates Associates Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for UCSF Health Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

As the healthcare 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 has traditionally been the most

inQuest Consultores Merges with The ExeQfind Group

Santiago, Chile-based inQuest Consultores has merged with Atlanta-based The ExeQfind Group. Launched in 2002, inQuest serves both the professional and technical recruitment space as well as retained executive search in both Chile and other countries within Latin America. The merger leverages almost a decade of collaboration between inQuest and both The QualiFind Group and The

Common Misconceptions About Executive Search Firms 

In the world of recruiting, misconceptions often run rampant when talking about executive search firms. Despite the value that dedicated providers bring to the table, many organizations continually question whether outsourcing a high-level executive or C-suite search is worth the cost, according to a new report by TalentRise. “To educate our audience on the advantages

Egon Zehnder Places CEO for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation  

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation has announced the appointment of Miyo Yamashita as president and chief executive officer. Egon Zehnder led the search assignment. “Miyo will make an incredible contribution to our foundation and we are so pleased to have her on board,” said Janice Fukakusa, board chair of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. “She accepts the appointment at

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Selects Lindauer for CDO Search 

Boston-based Lindauer has been called in by The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) to lead the search for its inaugural chief development officer.  Leading the assignment is senior consultant Terri Rutter. “AI2 has just recently diverged from its parent, Vulcan Inc., to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization,” said Lindauer. “The first AI2 CDO will build

Buffkin / Baker Recruits Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of San Diego

Martin M. Baker, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker, assisted the University of San Diego (USD) in the recruitment of Regina Dixon-Reeves as its vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. “I am delighted to announce that Regina Dixon-Reeves, PhD, has been appointed as vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion,” said USD VP and

Hanold Associates Launches Retail and Luxury Goods Practice

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has launched a new retail and luxury goods practice and named Lisa Butkus as the practice leader. Hanold Associates has led numerous high-profile searches for members of this industry, including finding HR, diversity and other leaders for brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Beautycounter, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney, Patagonia, Tailored Brands

The Emergence of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Chief diversity officers (CDO) have become increasingly common across leading institutions of higher education, driven by the push to create more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments for the benefit of all members of the community. While much has been written on the evolution of the mandate and remit of this role, relatively little data exists

Spencer Stuart Recruits Commissioner for the Ladies Professional Golf Association

Spencer Stuart has assisted the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in the recruitment of Mollie Marcoux Samaan as its ninth commissioner. Mike Whan recently announced that he would be leaving the tour this year after 11 years in the top job. “Our selection of Mollie Marcoux Samaan as the LPGA’s next commissioner is the outcome

Korn Ferry Recruits Chief Investment Officer for Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions 

After an exhaustive search, Korn Ferry has helped to place Ray Joseph, a vice president at Wilshire Associates, as the new chief investment officer of the $30 billion Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP). Senior client partner Michael Kennedy led the assignment for the search firm. Effective June 14, Mr. Joseph will replace Tom Lopez,

Massey Henry Launches in Canada

Massey Henry has opened its doors in Toronto as an executive search and board advisory firm specializing in financial services and the public sector. Founder and managing partner, Michael Henry, a seasoned executive search professional, aims to set a new standard for executive recruiting with a streamlined, collaborative approach that enables organizations to recruit diverse top

IIC Partners Adds FESA Group Argentina

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added FESA Group Argentina as its newest member firm. Barbara Toth, managing partner and CEO, FESA Group Argentina, and Bernabé O`Rourke, associate director and partner, said: “At FESA Group Argentina we are really happy and proud to be part of IIC Partners. We do believe that it will be a

Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.8 Percent as Recovery Speeds Up

Employment rose by 559,000 in April as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had expected 671,000 jobs added and a 5.9% unemployment rate in May. Job gains in May were led by leisure and hospitality, which added 292,000 jobs, education,

ZRG Acquires Sucherman Group

ZRG has acquired Sucherman Group, a media and entertainment focused executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founder Stuart Sucherman and CEO Erik Sorenson, both former media executives, will continue to lead the organization. “We are thrilled to add the premier team in the media space to the ZRG family. They have built

Is Leadership Really Sustainable?

As the world gradually starts to lift the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, many business leaders are questioning the capitalist models that have been used to build society. From a clean tech perspective, it is a historic moment in which business leaders can choose to return to the world of pollution and waste

Renovata & Company Places CEO at Single Digits 

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has recruited Michael H. Sargent as the new CEO of Single Digits, a provider of high-speed internet access (HSIA) management and support solutions. He succeeds Stephen Singlar, CEO and co-founder of Single Digits, who will remain on the board of directors. The search comes shortly after the firm

Hiring Platform Filtered Secures $7 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. Filtered, a hiring platform for engineering and technology talent, has secured $7 million in strategic seed funding from the AI Fund and Silicon Valley Data Capital. Founded in 2018, the Boston-based startup provides skills-based interviewing, testing and assessing candidates in real-world work samples. It also uses AI to help

Job Security: Why Mastering New Skills Matters

It is easy to become complacent and think you are the expert in your position, especially if you have held your post for some time. It may be tempting to assume that you have all the skills and knowledge you need to continue being successful. But according to a new report by Sci.bio Recruiting “things

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