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Caliber Associates Recruits CHRO for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed former Allergan executive, Asli Gevgilili, as the new chief human resource officer (CHRO) of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “We believe Asli’s depth of expertise and experience will provide important focus to INOVIO’s growth strategy,” Mr. Hochberg said. Ms. Gevgilili brings

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Work&Partners Seeking Chief Product Officer for Toppan Merrill  

New York-based Work&Partners has been enlisted to recruit a chief product officer for Toppan Merrill, a provider of financial printing and communication solutions. The individual will be a member of the company’s executive leadership team and will report to the president. “The CPO is accountable for creating an end-to-end product experience and defining the product strategy,” said

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Korn Ferry Names Vice Chairman for Board and CEO Services Practice

Korn Ferry has appointed Lauren Shin as vice chairman of its board and CEO services and global consumer practices. She will be based in the human capital consultancy’s New York office. “Lauren brings to Korn Ferry an exceptional track record of success, impeccable consumer industry knowledge and relationships at the highest levels,” said Doug Charles, president

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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?

performance

Robert Half Posts 42 Percent Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted second quarter revenues of $1.581 billion, a 42 percent increase from the same period a year ago, surpassing the consensus mark by 6.52 percent. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the last four quarters. “We achieved record levels of revenues and earnings in the second quarter due

trends

Jobless Claims Continue to Fall at Steady Pace as Recovery Continues

The Labor Department reported that 419,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. This was well above the 350,000 Dow Jones estimate and more than the upwardly revised 368,000 from the previous period. The previous week’s level was

acquisition

SRI Acquires Marquee Search

As consolidation continues in the executive search industry, London-based executive recruiting firm SRI recently acquired Marquee Search, an executive search firm serving the sports sector that has placed over 1,000 mid-senior executives. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The partnership brings together Marquee’s 20 years of North American sports expertise with SRI’s 20 years of

Private Equity Firms Facing Finance & Accounting Talent Shortage

Private equity is booming, but there’s an area of concern beneath the headlines. It poses a serious threat to firms and portfolio companies alike: quality senior finance and accounting talent. It’s the toughest F&A market in more than a decade, as firms doubled and the number of backed companies grew 60 percent from 2010 through

recruiting

Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Assists LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert in CEO Search

Following a competitive, nationwide search, Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group assisted in the recruitment of Rob Wheeler as executive director and chief executive officer of the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert. He succeeds previous CEO Mike Thompson and interim executive director Mary Sue Allen, who will resume her role as co-chair of the board of

performance

ManpowerGroup Posts 41 Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted first quarter revenues of $5.3 billion, an increase of 41 percent from the same period a year ago. This surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.99 percent. Revenue in the U.S. was $629 million, representing 22 percent increase compared to the prior year. Financial results in the quarter were impacted by the

trends

4 New Rules for CEO Succession Planning  

CEO succession has always been one of most critical and high stakes responsibilities of a board. According to a new report by Cathy Anterasian and Robert Stark of Spencer Stuart, a failed process can result in an unaligned board, a lack of ready talent and, ultimately, a value-destroying CEO transition. Layering onto an already challenging

launches

Alioth Offers Two-Year Hiring Guarantee

Executive search firm Alioth has launched a two-year guarantee for any new executive placed using the company’s retained executive search service anchored by its organizational diagnostic platform, Exploration, which is included at no additional cost. “The use of Alioth’s Exploration platform in executive search provides an experience for hiring organizations and their candidates like no

TurnkeyZRG Assists Philadelphia Wings in Recruitment of Team President  

Sports organizations are increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top vacancies. TurnkeyZRG recently assisted the Philadelphia Wings in the recruitment of Mark Zamarin as the professional box lacrosse organization’s new team president. Mr. Zamarin recently spent five years with the Philadelphia Soul, a now defunct professional arena football team, where he served as chief operating

recruiting

The Loring Group Recruits Top Finance Executive for Kendo Brands

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recently placed Lauren Festante as global vice president of finance for Kendo Brands. The search was led by partner Rich Kampmann. Kendo Holdings is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group. Kendo has become the

partners

Wray Executive Search Appoints Partner

Wray Executive Search, a provider of executive search and advisory services in the restaurant, foodservice, retail, and franchise industries, has named Kevin M. Stockslager as partner. He will now be responsible for growing Wray’s executive search operations across North America, continuing to build a dedicated recruitment team and driving the implementation of technology to enhance client

trends

Changing the Fabric of Corporate Boards

The events of last summer may have been a tipping point for the large array of factors that brought to the forefront already existing needs for change in boardroom composition. A new report by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), in collaboration with Deloitte, concludes that that while stakeholders and shareholders increase demands for gender,

trends

Staying Ahead of the Great Talent Migration 

The American workforce is changing rapidly thanks to job mobility, a still-tight labor market, and technological advances. According a new report by Accur Recruiting Services, this metamorphosis has been in the works for years and the COVID-19 pandemic simply accelerated the shift toward location-independent work and remote work. “But the changes are not just logistical; they

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Vetted Solutions Recruits New Leader for American Composites Manufacturers Association

After an extensive search, Washington, D.C.- based executive recruitment firm Vetted Solutions has placed Cindy Squires as the new CEO of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). “As the industry works to increase adoption of composites across all market segments, now is an ideal time to welcome new leadership,” said Kevin Barnett, acting CEO of ACMA. “ACMA is

Academic Career & Executive Search Recruits Dean of Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Rowena Ortiz-Walters as the new dean of the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University. She is the first Latina to lead the business school. Dr. Ortiz-Walters comes to St. Mary’s from SUNY Plattsburgh, a public liberal arts college that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) System,

acquisition

Eton Bridge Acquired by Elysian Capital 

Elysian Capital has acquired executive search, consulting, and interim management provider Eton Bridge Partners, the first investment of the Elysian Capital Fund which closed last September at £325million. Edward Brett, partner at Elysian Capital, said: “Eton Bridge have built a distinctive talent solutions business. We have been very impressed with their culture and the strength and

funding

AboveBoard Closes $3 Million in Funding 

AboveBoard, an inclusive platform for executive placement that is increasing representation of black, Latinx and female professionals on boards and at the C-suite/VP level, has raised a $3 million seed round to fuel its continued business momentum. The company is fulfilling its commitment to diversity in all aspects of its business by raising 91 percent of the outside

recruiting

Caldwell Recruits CHRO for Santander Holdings 

Jeremy Zeman and Krisha Otto of Caldwell recently placed Rosilyn Houston as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Santander Holdings USA. “I am very pleased to welcome Rosilyn to Santander, and I am confident that the wealth of experience she has in HR strategy and branding, culture development and recruiting, developing and retaining talent in the financial

Shelli Herman and Associates Seeking CFO for Catalina Island Conservancy  

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has been enlisted by the Catalina Island Conservancy to help find the organization’s next chief financial officer. The non-profit helps to protect and restore the natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California, and to make them available for public recreation, education, and enjoyment. The Catalina Island

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WittKieffer Assists Colorado State University with Recruitment of VP for Diversity and Inclusion

WittKieffer has placed Kauline Cipriani as vice president for diversity and inclusion for Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, CO. Leading the assignment were Charlene Aguilar, consultant; Christine Pendleton, senior associate; and Bree Liddell, associate. “We are just thrilled to welcome Kauline to the leadership team of Colorado State University,” said Joyce McConnell, president of CSU.

Boyden Creates Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence

Boyden has named Katia Pina as senior director of its newly launched Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence. “Building on her international consulting and academic experience, Katia takes on this global role with a vision to strengthen and promote Boyden’s leadership consulting services across the firm,” said the search firm. “Leadership consulting is a strategic priority at Boyden,

trends

Are Today’s HR Leaders Ready for Tomorrow’s Challenges? 

The future of work will be different from the past. But the extent to which the future of work relies on HR leaders has also never been clearer, according to a new report by Russell Reynolds Associates’ Anna Penfold, Harsonal Sachar and Alix Stuart. The pandemic has accelerated a move to a distributed workforce, redefining the

JM Search Assists LiiV in the Recruitment of New CFO

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies, especially private equity-backed outfits. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune

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Dore Partnership Tapped by CalPERS to Find CIO

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has selected Dore Partnership to lead its search for a new chief investment officer. CEO Marcie Frost expects to start the search process at the end of July or early August, conduct interviews in late summer and fall, with final selection of a CIO in fall or early

recruiting

Development Guild DDI Seeks Executive Director for Fuller Craft Museum

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI was recently selected to find an executive director for the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. The non-profit, which focuses solely on collecting contemporary craft, is New England’s only craft museum. Senior vice president and principal Tracy Marshall is leading the assignment. “Fuller Craft Museum seeks an executive director to

University of South Carolina Selects R. William Funk & Associates to Lead Search for New President

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been called in by the University of South Carolina (USC) to lead its search for a new president. The firm is seeking the university’s 30th president. Currently, Harris Pastides is serving as interim president. He has agreed to serve in

University of South Carolina Selects R. William Funk & Associates to Lead Search for New President

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been called in by the University of South Carolina (USC) to lead its search for a new president. The firm is seeking the university’s 30th president. Currently, Harris Pastides is serving as interim president. He has agreed to serve in

Caliber Associates Recruits CHRO for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed former Allergan executive, Asli Gevgilili, as the new chief human resource officer (CHRO) of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “We believe Asli’s depth of expertise and experience will provide important focus to INOVIO’s growth strategy,” Mr. Hochberg said. Ms. Gevgilili brings

Work&Partners Seeking Chief Product Officer for Toppan Merrill  

New York-based Work&Partners has been enlisted to recruit a chief product officer for Toppan Merrill, a provider of financial printing and communication solutions. The individual will be a member of the company’s executive leadership team and will report to the president. “The CPO is accountable for creating an end-to-end product experience and defining the product strategy,” said

Korn Ferry Names Vice Chairman for Board and CEO Services Practice

Korn Ferry has appointed Lauren Shin as vice chairman of its board and CEO services and global consumer practices. She will be based in the human capital consultancy’s New York office. “Lauren brings to Korn Ferry an exceptional track record of success, impeccable consumer industry knowledge and relationships at the highest levels,” said Doug Charles, president

Robert Half Posts 42 Percent Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted second quarter revenues of $1.581 billion, a 42 percent increase from the same period a year ago, surpassing the consensus mark by 6.52 percent. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the last four quarters. “We achieved record levels of revenues and earnings in the second quarter due

Jobless Claims Continue to Fall at Steady Pace as Recovery Continues

The Labor Department reported that 419,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. This was well above the 350,000 Dow Jones estimate and more than the upwardly revised 368,000 from the previous period. The previous week’s level was

SRI Acquires Marquee Search

As consolidation continues in the executive search industry, London-based executive recruiting firm SRI recently acquired Marquee Search, an executive search firm serving the sports sector that has placed over 1,000 mid-senior executives. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The partnership brings together Marquee’s 20 years of North American sports expertise with SRI’s 20 years of

Private Equity Firms Facing Finance & Accounting Talent Shortage

Private equity is booming, but there’s an area of concern beneath the headlines. It poses a serious threat to firms and portfolio companies alike: quality senior finance and accounting talent. It’s the toughest F&A market in more than a decade, as firms doubled and the number of backed companies grew 60 percent from 2010 through

Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Assists LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert in CEO Search

Following a competitive, nationwide search, Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group assisted in the recruitment of Rob Wheeler as executive director and chief executive officer of the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert. He succeeds previous CEO Mike Thompson and interim executive director Mary Sue Allen, who will resume her role as co-chair of the board of

ManpowerGroup Posts 41 Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted first quarter revenues of $5.3 billion, an increase of 41 percent from the same period a year ago. This surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.99 percent. Revenue in the U.S. was $629 million, representing 22 percent increase compared to the prior year. Financial results in the quarter were impacted by the

4 New Rules for CEO Succession Planning  

CEO succession has always been one of most critical and high stakes responsibilities of a board. According to a new report by Cathy Anterasian and Robert Stark of Spencer Stuart, a failed process can result in an unaligned board, a lack of ready talent and, ultimately, a value-destroying CEO transition. Layering onto an already challenging

Alioth Offers Two-Year Hiring Guarantee

Executive search firm Alioth has launched a two-year guarantee for any new executive placed using the company’s retained executive search service anchored by its organizational diagnostic platform, Exploration, which is included at no additional cost. “The use of Alioth’s Exploration platform in executive search provides an experience for hiring organizations and their candidates like no

TurnkeyZRG Assists Philadelphia Wings in Recruitment of Team President  

Sports organizations are increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top vacancies. TurnkeyZRG recently assisted the Philadelphia Wings in the recruitment of Mark Zamarin as the professional box lacrosse organization’s new team president. Mr. Zamarin recently spent five years with the Philadelphia Soul, a now defunct professional arena football team, where he served as chief operating

The Loring Group Recruits Top Finance Executive for Kendo Brands

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recently placed Lauren Festante as global vice president of finance for Kendo Brands. The search was led by partner Rich Kampmann. Kendo Holdings is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group. Kendo has become the

Wray Executive Search Appoints Partner

Wray Executive Search, a provider of executive search and advisory services in the restaurant, foodservice, retail, and franchise industries, has named Kevin M. Stockslager as partner. He will now be responsible for growing Wray’s executive search operations across North America, continuing to build a dedicated recruitment team and driving the implementation of technology to enhance client

Changing the Fabric of Corporate Boards

The events of last summer may have been a tipping point for the large array of factors that brought to the forefront already existing needs for change in boardroom composition. A new report by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), in collaboration with Deloitte, concludes that that while stakeholders and shareholders increase demands for gender,

Staying Ahead of the Great Talent Migration 

The American workforce is changing rapidly thanks to job mobility, a still-tight labor market, and technological advances. According a new report by Accur Recruiting Services, this metamorphosis has been in the works for years and the COVID-19 pandemic simply accelerated the shift toward location-independent work and remote work. “But the changes are not just logistical; they

Vetted Solutions Recruits New Leader for American Composites Manufacturers Association

After an extensive search, Washington, D.C.- based executive recruitment firm Vetted Solutions has placed Cindy Squires as the new CEO of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). “As the industry works to increase adoption of composites across all market segments, now is an ideal time to welcome new leadership,” said Kevin Barnett, acting CEO of ACMA. “ACMA is

Academic Career & Executive Search Recruits Dean of Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Rowena Ortiz-Walters as the new dean of the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University. She is the first Latina to lead the business school. Dr. Ortiz-Walters comes to St. Mary’s from SUNY Plattsburgh, a public liberal arts college that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) System,

Eton Bridge Acquired by Elysian Capital 

Elysian Capital has acquired executive search, consulting, and interim management provider Eton Bridge Partners, the first investment of the Elysian Capital Fund which closed last September at £325million. Edward Brett, partner at Elysian Capital, said: “Eton Bridge have built a distinctive talent solutions business. We have been very impressed with their culture and the strength and

AboveBoard Closes $3 Million in Funding 

AboveBoard, an inclusive platform for executive placement that is increasing representation of black, Latinx and female professionals on boards and at the C-suite/VP level, has raised a $3 million seed round to fuel its continued business momentum. The company is fulfilling its commitment to diversity in all aspects of its business by raising 91 percent of the outside

Caldwell Recruits CHRO for Santander Holdings 

Jeremy Zeman and Krisha Otto of Caldwell recently placed Rosilyn Houston as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Santander Holdings USA. “I am very pleased to welcome Rosilyn to Santander, and I am confident that the wealth of experience she has in HR strategy and branding, culture development and recruiting, developing and retaining talent in the financial

Shelli Herman and Associates Seeking CFO for Catalina Island Conservancy  

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has been enlisted by the Catalina Island Conservancy to help find the organization’s next chief financial officer. The non-profit helps to protect and restore the natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California, and to make them available for public recreation, education, and enjoyment. The Catalina Island

WittKieffer Assists Colorado State University with Recruitment of VP for Diversity and Inclusion

WittKieffer has placed Kauline Cipriani as vice president for diversity and inclusion for Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, CO. Leading the assignment were Charlene Aguilar, consultant; Christine Pendleton, senior associate; and Bree Liddell, associate. “We are just thrilled to welcome Kauline to the leadership team of Colorado State University,” said Joyce McConnell, president of CSU.

Boyden Creates Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence

Boyden has named Katia Pina as senior director of its newly launched Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence. “Building on her international consulting and academic experience, Katia takes on this global role with a vision to strengthen and promote Boyden’s leadership consulting services across the firm,” said the search firm. “Leadership consulting is a strategic priority at Boyden,

Are Today’s HR Leaders Ready for Tomorrow’s Challenges? 

The future of work will be different from the past. But the extent to which the future of work relies on HR leaders has also never been clearer, according to a new report by Russell Reynolds Associates’ Anna Penfold, Harsonal Sachar and Alix Stuart. The pandemic has accelerated a move to a distributed workforce, redefining the

JM Search Assists LiiV in the Recruitment of New CFO

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies, especially private equity-backed outfits. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune

Dore Partnership Tapped by CalPERS to Find CIO

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has selected Dore Partnership to lead its search for a new chief investment officer. CEO Marcie Frost expects to start the search process at the end of July or early August, conduct interviews in late summer and fall, with final selection of a CIO in fall or early

Development Guild DDI Seeks Executive Director for Fuller Craft Museum

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI was recently selected to find an executive director for the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. The non-profit, which focuses solely on collecting contemporary craft, is New England’s only craft museum. Senior vice president and principal Tracy Marshall is leading the assignment. “Fuller Craft Museum seeks an executive director to

Daversa Partners Appoints CPO and CFO

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which serves the technology sector, has named Amy Dolan as its chief people officer and Maggie Libatique as chief financial officer. “I speak on behalf of the entire leadership team when I say we are thrilled to have Amy and Maggie on board and are excited to witness the growth and

Here’s How Senior Executives are Navigating to Their Next Position 

If you are a talented senior executive it is likely that throughout your career, opportunities found you. This especially is common earlier in your career when you are lower in the corporate pyramid. At that career stage, there are numerous opportunities to help develop your skills and experiences. Key mentors want you on their teams and

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