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Helbling & Associates Assists STO Building Group in CHRO Search

Wexford, PA-based Helbling & Associates has assisted in the placement of Claudia Healy as chief human resources officer (CHRO) at STO Building Group, a family of construction management companies headquartered in New York City. The search firm launched the assignment at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Through constant contact, innovative screening and presentation methods

Online Job Ads Seldom Reach Top Candidates

Some organizations in the employment marketplace advertise their job openings through online advertisements. There is a limit, however, to their effectiveness and the degree to which they can help you find the best candidates, according to a report by Stacy Pursell, CEO of The Pursell Group. “I’ve talked at length before about the fact that not all potential candidates

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Myers McRae Seeks Provost for Middle Georgia State University

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been enlisted by Middle Georgia State University to lead in its search for a provost and vice president of academic affairs. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment along with senior vice president Jennifer Barfield. As the chief academic officer, the provost provides strategic

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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?

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FaithSearch Partners Launches New Athletics Recruiting Division

Executive search firm FaithSearch Partners (FSP) has launched an athletics recruiting platform, which will be led by senior vice president Bryan Fowler. FSP’s athletics service line will guide faith-based executive searches for high school, college and professional associations, organizations, programs and teams seeking athletic directors, business leaders, chaplains, and the right leadership to guide their internal teams.

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Bridging Social Distancing to Make Key Hires 

Senior executives and business leaders are navigating through contingency plans, employee safety measures and remote work set-ups all while making key recruitments without face-to-face interviews. A new report from Catalyst Advisors’ Amy Bottoms and Borjana Fermaud says that this is all far from what we previously considered ideal. Yet, the current environment brings an important question to the

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Isaacson, Miller Tapped by Texas A&M to Assist With President Search

The search for Texas A&M University’s next president recently shifted into high gear after chancellor John Sharp signed a recruiting contract with Isaacson, Miller. Current president Michael K. Young announced earlier this month he will be retiring at the end of May. Founder John Isaacson and David Bellshaw are leading the assignment with Lindsay Gold. Isaacson, Miller was one of

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Solomon Page Fashion & Beauty Recruits CEO for mDesign Home Décor

Solomon Page Fashion & Beauty has placed seasoned retail executive Stacey Renfro as the new CEO of mDesign Home Décor, a multi-million-dollar marketplace seller and digitally native brand. “We are confident that Stacey’s leadership will be pivotal and essential to the tremendous growth we are projecting,” said Robert Immerman, founder and chief innovation officer at mDesign. “Stacey’s wealth of experience

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Names Executive Director

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has appointed Carlos Pauling as executive director within the partner practice group. He will oversee the performance of partner recruiters in the firm’s East Coast offices, including New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. In addition, he will be responsible for developing a strategy to grow lateral recruiting at a time when law firms are

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NPAworldwide Adds Seven New Member Firms in the U.S.

Seven new independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide in recent months. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have the ability

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Big Ten Conference Retains Hanold Associates to Find Chief People & Culture Officer

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been enlisted to recruit a chief people and culture officer for the Big Ten Conference. The firm also recently placed the chief talent officer for Ford Motor Co. “Kevin Warren (commissioner of the Big Ten) is a true leader in that he is so authentic, humble and willing

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Riviera Partners Assists Life360 with Chief Product Officer Search

Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has assisted in the recruitment of Jonathan Benassaya as the chief product officer of Life360, a safety and coordination service for families across the globe. Andrew Abramson, Austin Douglas and Michael A. Morell led the assignment. “Jonathan has a true passion for building

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Academic Career & Executive Search Finds Dean for William Paterson University’s Business College

West Hartford, Conn-based Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed the new dean of the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Anthony Bowrin, a highly respected scholar and administrator with senior leadership experience at three internationally recognized business schools, joined the university this summer. “Search committee co-chairs Jonathan Lincoln and

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WittKieffer Names Education Practice Leader for International Operations

Executive search firm WittKieffer has appointed Natalie Derry to the role of managing partner and practice leader, education, for its WittKieffer International operations. Based in London and Edinburgh, Ms. Derry has been instrumental in WittKieffer’s growth outside the U.S. and in fulfilling its ability to operate seamlessly on a global scale. “Natalie has been essential to our firm’s

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Raines International Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Lisa Mann as managing director and chief marketing officer. “We are confident that Raines is the definitive difference maker and leader in executive talent management, and we are incredibly proud to welcome Lisa to our team,” said Dan Smith, CEO of Raines. “Her experience is unparalleled, and

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Global Pandemic Still Stalling Recovery Efforts

The Labor Department reported this morning that 870,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected first-time claims to come in at 850,000, down slightly from the 860,000 claims reported for the previous week. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed

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Renovata & Company Assists in COO Search for Single Digits

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has assisted in the placement of Bill Wilshire as chief operating officer of Single Digits, a provider of high-speed internet access (HSIA) management and support solutions. “Bill is a leader with a strong track record of project installation and delivery—with networking experience across multiple

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Storbeck Search & Associates Launches Search to Find President for Colorado College

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search & Associates is seeking a new president on behalf of Colorado College (CC). Leading the assignment are managing partner Shelly Weiss Storbeck and senior associate Anne Koellhoffer. “Colorado College’s 14th president must both maintain and advance CC’s trajectory towards sustained academic rigor and an outside-the-box approach to education; broad

Rich Talent Group and Chief to Assist Women Navigate Careers and Boardroom  Opportunities

San Francisco, CA-based executive search firm Rich Talent Group has formed a partnership with Chief, the private network for women executives. Together they will provide women with the necessary resources and opportunities to navigate career transitions and pursue board placements. “Chief’s membership pool has some of the most successful and capable women leaders in business,”

Wealth Management Search Firm Super Recruiters Elects Chair

Wealth management-focused executive search firm Super Recruiters has named Cathy Doyle as chair. She was brought in to advise Super Recruiters’ knowledge and consulting work that assisted human resources leaders of wealth managers and super funds refine their recruiting and people management. “Cathy Doyle brought a wealth of HR department knowledge, insights and contacts to the

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Majority of Executives Not Planning to Change Jobs

Executives have reported a significant reluctance to consider new career opportunities, with over 60 percent stating they would not consider a career move during the current global pandemic crisis, according to a new report by Salveson Stetson Group. Over 95 percent of the executives surveyed were employed. While the results were not surprising, they have

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Why Video Interviews are Working

There have been massive changes in the way we work – and land jobs – all in just the last six months. As we prepare for the long winter ahead, hiring has become the big elephant in the room: Will businesses bring new talent on board, and if so, to what degree. More to the

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JDG Completes Search for the 14th Register of Copyrights for the Library of Congress

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has assisted the Library of Congress in the selection of Shira Perlmutter as its Register of Copyrights. Ms. Perlmutter will step into the role in late October and will assume leadership of the organization during its 150th year. Darren DeGioia, president of the search firm, led the assignment. “Shira brings to this role a

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Valor Partners Recruits Chief Product Officer and Interim CEO for Greenscreens AI

Doug Johnson of Roanoke, VA-based executive search firm Valor Partners has placed Dawn Salvucci-Favier as chief product officer and interim CEO of Greenscreens AI, a start-up helping 3PLs (third party logistics) to increase their broker margin. Mr. Johnson partnered with Ben Gordon of Cambridge Capital on the search. He is an investor and executive chairman of Greenscreens.ai. “Dawn

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Caldwell Names Leader of Caldwell Advance

Toronto-based Caldwell appointed Ben Jaksich as managing director and leader of Caldwell Advance, the firm’s recruitment offering focused on emerging leaders and advancing professionals. He will be based in New York. “Having Ben at the helm of our Caldwell Advance team further strengthens our ability to connect our clients with transformational talent,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer

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accelHRate Recruits Chief People Officer for U.S. Humane Society

With the Coronavirus crisis upon us, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, chief people officers “keep employees healthy; maintain their

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Chief of Police for Harvard University Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been chosen by Harvard University to lead its search for a new chief of police for the Harvard University Police Department. Francis D. Riley, the current chief, recently announced that he is retiring at the end of the year. Heading the assignment is search associate Heather J. Larabee. A committee representing leaders

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SearchWide Global Seeking New CEO for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next president and CEO. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is leading the assignment. The president and CEO is the strategic and visionary leader responsible for developing, directing and overseeing implementation of the strategic plan, operations, staff supervision, community and governmental

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Buffkin / Baker Expands Higher Education Practice

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has expanded its higher education practice with the addition of veteran search consultants Ken Carrick and Janny DeLoache. “We are thrilled to have these exceptional leaders join our growing higher education practice,” said Martin Baker, the firm’s managing partner. “I have long admired Ken and the superb search practice he has

Armstrong Craven Moves to Employee-Owned Business Platform

Executive search firm Armstrong Craven, headquartered in Manchester, U.K., has become a majority employee-owned business. The firm will continue to be led by joint managing directors Rachel Davis and Peter Howarth. “We have long believed that the well-known benefits of employee ownership, when combined with our extremely dedicated team, will be a recipe for success,

Armstrong Craven Moves to Employee-Owned Business Platform

Executive search firm Armstrong Craven, headquartered in Manchester, U.K., has become a majority employee-owned business. The firm will continue to be led by joint managing directors Rachel Davis and Peter Howarth. “We have long believed that the well-known benefits of employee ownership, when combined with our extremely dedicated team, will be a recipe for success,

Helbling & Associates Assists STO Building Group in CHRO Search

Wexford, PA-based Helbling & Associates has assisted in the placement of Claudia Healy as chief human resources officer (CHRO) at STO Building Group, a family of construction management companies headquartered in New York City. The search firm launched the assignment at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Through constant contact, innovative screening and presentation methods

Online Job Ads Seldom Reach Top Candidates

Some organizations in the employment marketplace advertise their job openings through online advertisements. There is a limit, however, to their effectiveness and the degree to which they can help you find the best candidates, according to a report by Stacy Pursell, CEO of The Pursell Group. “I’ve talked at length before about the fact that not all potential candidates

Myers McRae Seeks Provost for Middle Georgia State University

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been enlisted by Middle Georgia State University to lead in its search for a provost and vice president of academic affairs. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment along with senior vice president Jennifer Barfield. As the chief academic officer, the provost provides strategic

FaithSearch Partners Launches New Athletics Recruiting Division

Executive search firm FaithSearch Partners (FSP) has launched an athletics recruiting platform, which will be led by senior vice president Bryan Fowler. FSP’s athletics service line will guide faith-based executive searches for high school, college and professional associations, organizations, programs and teams seeking athletic directors, business leaders, chaplains, and the right leadership to guide their internal teams.

Bridging Social Distancing to Make Key Hires 

Senior executives and business leaders are navigating through contingency plans, employee safety measures and remote work set-ups all while making key recruitments without face-to-face interviews. A new report from Catalyst Advisors’ Amy Bottoms and Borjana Fermaud says that this is all far from what we previously considered ideal. Yet, the current environment brings an important question to the

Isaacson, Miller Tapped by Texas A&M to Assist With President Search

The search for Texas A&M University’s next president recently shifted into high gear after chancellor John Sharp signed a recruiting contract with Isaacson, Miller. Current president Michael K. Young announced earlier this month he will be retiring at the end of May. Founder John Isaacson and David Bellshaw are leading the assignment with Lindsay Gold. Isaacson, Miller was one of

Solomon Page Fashion & Beauty Recruits CEO for mDesign Home Décor

Solomon Page Fashion & Beauty has placed seasoned retail executive Stacey Renfro as the new CEO of mDesign Home Décor, a multi-million-dollar marketplace seller and digitally native brand. “We are confident that Stacey’s leadership will be pivotal and essential to the tremendous growth we are projecting,” said Robert Immerman, founder and chief innovation officer at mDesign. “Stacey’s wealth of experience

Major, Lindsey & Africa Names Executive Director

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has appointed Carlos Pauling as executive director within the partner practice group. He will oversee the performance of partner recruiters in the firm’s East Coast offices, including New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. In addition, he will be responsible for developing a strategy to grow lateral recruiting at a time when law firms are

NPAworldwide Adds Seven New Member Firms in the U.S.

Seven new independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide in recent months. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have the ability

Big Ten Conference Retains Hanold Associates to Find Chief People & Culture Officer

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been enlisted to recruit a chief people and culture officer for the Big Ten Conference. The firm also recently placed the chief talent officer for Ford Motor Co. “Kevin Warren (commissioner of the Big Ten) is a true leader in that he is so authentic, humble and willing

Riviera Partners Assists Life360 with Chief Product Officer Search

Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has assisted in the recruitment of Jonathan Benassaya as the chief product officer of Life360, a safety and coordination service for families across the globe. Andrew Abramson, Austin Douglas and Michael A. Morell led the assignment. “Jonathan has a true passion for building

Academic Career & Executive Search Finds Dean for William Paterson University’s Business College

West Hartford, Conn-based Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed the new dean of the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Anthony Bowrin, a highly respected scholar and administrator with senior leadership experience at three internationally recognized business schools, joined the university this summer. “Search committee co-chairs Jonathan Lincoln and

WittKieffer Names Education Practice Leader for International Operations

Executive search firm WittKieffer has appointed Natalie Derry to the role of managing partner and practice leader, education, for its WittKieffer International operations. Based in London and Edinburgh, Ms. Derry has been instrumental in WittKieffer’s growth outside the U.S. and in fulfilling its ability to operate seamlessly on a global scale. “Natalie has been essential to our firm’s

Raines International Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Lisa Mann as managing director and chief marketing officer. “We are confident that Raines is the definitive difference maker and leader in executive talent management, and we are incredibly proud to welcome Lisa to our team,” said Dan Smith, CEO of Raines. “Her experience is unparalleled, and

Global Pandemic Still Stalling Recovery Efforts

The Labor Department reported this morning that 870,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected first-time claims to come in at 850,000, down slightly from the 860,000 claims reported for the previous week. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed

Renovata & Company Assists in COO Search for Single Digits

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has assisted in the placement of Bill Wilshire as chief operating officer of Single Digits, a provider of high-speed internet access (HSIA) management and support solutions. “Bill is a leader with a strong track record of project installation and delivery—with networking experience across multiple

Storbeck Search & Associates Launches Search to Find President for Colorado College

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search & Associates is seeking a new president on behalf of Colorado College (CC). Leading the assignment are managing partner Shelly Weiss Storbeck and senior associate Anne Koellhoffer. “Colorado College’s 14th president must both maintain and advance CC’s trajectory towards sustained academic rigor and an outside-the-box approach to education; broad

Rich Talent Group and Chief to Assist Women Navigate Careers and Boardroom  Opportunities

San Francisco, CA-based executive search firm Rich Talent Group has formed a partnership with Chief, the private network for women executives. Together they will provide women with the necessary resources and opportunities to navigate career transitions and pursue board placements. “Chief’s membership pool has some of the most successful and capable women leaders in business,”

Wealth Management Search Firm Super Recruiters Elects Chair

Wealth management-focused executive search firm Super Recruiters has named Cathy Doyle as chair. She was brought in to advise Super Recruiters’ knowledge and consulting work that assisted human resources leaders of wealth managers and super funds refine their recruiting and people management. “Cathy Doyle brought a wealth of HR department knowledge, insights and contacts to the

Majority of Executives Not Planning to Change Jobs

Executives have reported a significant reluctance to consider new career opportunities, with over 60 percent stating they would not consider a career move during the current global pandemic crisis, according to a new report by Salveson Stetson Group. Over 95 percent of the executives surveyed were employed. While the results were not surprising, they have

Why Video Interviews are Working

There have been massive changes in the way we work – and land jobs – all in just the last six months. As we prepare for the long winter ahead, hiring has become the big elephant in the room: Will businesses bring new talent on board, and if so, to what degree. More to the

JDG Completes Search for the 14th Register of Copyrights for the Library of Congress

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has assisted the Library of Congress in the selection of Shira Perlmutter as its Register of Copyrights. Ms. Perlmutter will step into the role in late October and will assume leadership of the organization during its 150th year. Darren DeGioia, president of the search firm, led the assignment. “Shira brings to this role a

Valor Partners Recruits Chief Product Officer and Interim CEO for Greenscreens AI

Doug Johnson of Roanoke, VA-based executive search firm Valor Partners has placed Dawn Salvucci-Favier as chief product officer and interim CEO of Greenscreens AI, a start-up helping 3PLs (third party logistics) to increase their broker margin. Mr. Johnson partnered with Ben Gordon of Cambridge Capital on the search. He is an investor and executive chairman of Greenscreens.ai. “Dawn

Caldwell Names Leader of Caldwell Advance

Toronto-based Caldwell appointed Ben Jaksich as managing director and leader of Caldwell Advance, the firm’s recruitment offering focused on emerging leaders and advancing professionals. He will be based in New York. “Having Ben at the helm of our Caldwell Advance team further strengthens our ability to connect our clients with transformational talent,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer

accelHRate Recruits Chief People Officer for U.S. Humane Society

With the Coronavirus crisis upon us, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, chief people officers “keep employees healthy; maintain their

Spelman Johnson Seeks Chief of Police for Harvard University Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been chosen by Harvard University to lead its search for a new chief of police for the Harvard University Police Department. Francis D. Riley, the current chief, recently announced that he is retiring at the end of the year. Heading the assignment is search associate Heather J. Larabee. A committee representing leaders

SearchWide Global Seeking New CEO for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next president and CEO. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is leading the assignment. The president and CEO is the strategic and visionary leader responsible for developing, directing and overseeing implementation of the strategic plan, operations, staff supervision, community and governmental

Buffkin / Baker Expands Higher Education Practice

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has expanded its higher education practice with the addition of veteran search consultants Ken Carrick and Janny DeLoache. “We are thrilled to have these exceptional leaders join our growing higher education practice,” said Martin Baker, the firm’s managing partner. “I have long admired Ken and the superb search practice he has

TRANSEARCH Adds New Member Firm in Miami

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. TRANSEARCH International Partners recently added Miami-based executive search firm XTLNT. The firm

COVID-19 Creating New Pressures for CFOs

Immediate concerns around cash flow, liquidity and the bottom line are taking precedence at many companies due to continued fallout from the pandemic. But there are high-value lessons emerging from the current health and economic crisis that chief financial officers should bear in mind, according to a new report from Tatum. “Two insights jump out

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