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Egon Zehnder Assists CalSTRS in CEO Search

Egon Zehnder has assisted the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) in the naming of chief operating officer Cassandra Lichnock as its new chief executive officer. She is the first woman to serve as the pension fund’s chief executive in its 108-year history and will replace current CEO Jack Ehnes. Ms. Lichnock assumes the CEO role on July

Arts Consulting Recruits New Leader for Martha’s Vineyard Museum 

Following an international search, Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group has assisted in the recruitment of Heather Seger as the new executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum (MVM). Ms. Seger, who has served as interim executive director for the past year, was the unanimous choice of the board. President Bruce D. Thibodeau led the assignment. “What good

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SRI Assists British Gymnastics with CEO Search

The board at British Gymnastics, with help from senior leaders from Sport England, UK Sport, and London-based executive recruiting firm SRI, has appointed Sarah Powell as its new chief executive officer. “The caliber of applicants for this position was outstanding and we are delighted to appoint Sarah, who is a successful executive leader with 20 years’ experience

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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?

Riviera Partners Names Chief Technology Officer

Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has appointed Andrew (Pete) Peterson as chief technology officer. In this role, Mr. Peterson will oversee the firm’s technology vision, direction, and development by leading the engineering, product and data science teams. “Riviera Partners has created a platform that uses machine learning

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Korn Ferry Posts 26 Percent Quarterly Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2021 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.81 billion, down six percent from a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $555.2 million, an increase of 26 percent. The increase in fee revenue when compared to last

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5 Concepts for the Post-Pandemic World of Work

As the pandemic begins to recede in many countries, it has become clear how much the coronavirus has changed the world of work. A year ago, we started to transform our spaces, our time management and how we performed our jobs. In a recent report, Natascha Zeljko, editor-in-chief at FemaleOneZero, and experts from Horton International

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NorthWind Partners Recruits CFO for Cognosante

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has assisted in the placement of Steve Hamric as the new chief financial officer of Falls Church, VA-based health IT company Cognosante. Partner Hunter Murray led the assignment. “I am pleased to welcome Steve to our leadership team,” said Michele Kang, founder and CEO of Cognosante. “He complements our strong growth culture, and

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SearchWide Global Assists Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in CEO Search 

Retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global recently assisted in the placement of Brad Niva as the new president and CEO of non-profit Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in Montana. Search firm vice president Nicole Newman led the assignment. Mr. Niva brings an extensive background in the outdoor and tourism industry. Most recently, he served as the

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HC Smith Recruits Executive Director for Las Vegas Philharmonic 

Following a nationwide executive search, Beachwood, OH-based executive search firm HC Smith has assisted in the placement of Anne Berquist as the new executive director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. “I am thrilled and honored to be the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s executive director,” Ms. Berquist told Broadway World. “The Philharmonic has a long and prestigious history, and there are countless

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Jensen Partners Launches New Platform to Address Diversity Hiring

Today, New York City-based Jensen Partners, a woman-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm for the alternative investment management industry, will launch DiversityMetrics, a software platform to combine self-reported diversity data and human capital management technology specifically designed for asset managers seeking to quantify, measure, report and improve workforce diversity and inclusion – both within their

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Caldwell Places Chief Revenue Officer at Rasa Technologies 

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeking CFO for Rail Safety and Standards Board 

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), an independent British non-profit company which supports its members to deliver a better, safer railway through its research, standards, and analysis, has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a chief financial officer. RSSB’s new CFO, who will be based in London, will report to the

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KEES Recruits Executive Director for The Acorn Theater

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm, KEES, has recruited Beth Kaskel as the new executive director of The Acorn Theater (The Acorn) in Three Oaks, MI. Sandra Thompson, who has held The Acorn’s executive director role for the last five years announced in November that she would be shifting from administration, fundraising and general management to focus specifically on artistic

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AMS Expands into Russia

Global provider of talent outsourcing and advisory services, AMS, has continued its global expansion opening a dedicated Russian entity. This latest move follows an increase in demand for talent solutions in the country across multiple industries, including pharmaceutical, life sciences and fast-moving consumer goods. “Located in Moscow and with a dedicated team with the knowledge, experience

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For Cannabis Companies, Aligning C-Suite Leadership is Job One

Cannabis companies face unique challenges as they move through various business stages. Many founders began as growers without extensive business experience and as they move through the business lifecycle into a second-stage start-up, they might realize they need to scale their leadership team, bringing on people who complement their own strengths and weaknesses for a

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Hanold Associates Taps CHRO for Millennium Trust Company

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive has placed Karyn DeFalco as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Millennium Trust Company (MTC), a leading fintech company providing retirement and investment solutions. Partners Sandra Peña, Sonia Nagra and Adam Watson led the assignment. Ms. DeFalco’s appointment follows John Samaan’s decision to step down as CHRO to pursue another

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Frederickson Partners Recruits Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Leader for Western Digital

Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently placed Lise Edwards as senior director of equity, inclusion and diversity at data-centric solutions company Western Digital. “We’re very excited to have Lise join Western Digital in this important role,” said Lori Sundberg, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Western Digital. “She brings years of experience in

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accelHRate Partners with the National Association of Corporate Directors

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 board members, has enlisted search firm accelHRate to help grow its board director search practice. NACD Board Search will leverage the membership (including NACD certified directors), partners, and ecosystem of NACD to expertly match qualified candidates to available board

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NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firms

As we emerge from a global pandemic, 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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide recently added The

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Settling Into a New Normal and What That Means for Jobs Recovery

The Labor Department reported that 412,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 360,000 new jobless claims. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 376,000 to 375,000. The 4-week moving average was 395,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week’s revised average. This is

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4 Lessons on Leading Through a Crisis

Having worked through a global pandemic that affected every business, some leaders are emerging from this crucible more agile, energized and better prepared to guide their organizations through recovery and beyond. In a recent report, ChampionScott Partners showcased four such leaders and the opportunities they saw in adversity to make their companies stronger, more resilient

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Furst Group Places Chief Growth Officer for Paradigm

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has placed Tom Mafale in the newly created role of chief growth officer at Paradigm, an  industry leader in solving catastrophic and complex healthcare challenges. Paradigm created the chief growth officer position to focus on delivering new and existing products and services to a wider range of

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The Bedford Consulting Group Recruits CEO for AceAge  

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group has helped to place John Simmons, former general manager of Abbot Diagnostics, as the new chief executive officer of AceAge Inc. “John is a proven leader with a track record of delivering outstanding results in senior roles with an extensive background in medical devices,” stated

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ClearPath Solutions Introduces Franchise Match Division

ClearPath Solutions, an Irvine, CA-based executive search firm focused on the restaurant and retail industry, has launched ClearPath Franchise Match. “A firm dedicated to serving the franchise industry, ClearPath Franchise Match connects high-growth brands with well-capitalized, proven and operationally savvy franchisees,” the search firm said. ClearPath Solutions partners with founders, brands, family offices and private

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Penn State Hires Spencer Stuart to Assist in Search for Next President 

As part of a phased approach, the board of trustees of Pennsylvania State University has gathered an array of critical characteristics that the university community wants in the successor to president Eric J. Barron, who is retiring next year. The school has called in Spencer Stuart to assist in the search for a new leader.

Diversified Search Group Names Vice Chair and Leader of Global Corporate Practice Group

Diversified Search Group has appointed Aileen K. Alexander to the newly created position as vice chair and leader of the firm’s global corporate practice group. “Aileen Alexander is an innovator,” said founder and chair Judith M. von Seldeneck. “Her exceptional experience and industry insights will contribute significantly not only to our rapidly growing firm, but also

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Caldwell Recruits Senior Partner for Apollo Global Management

Caldwell recently assisted Apollo Global Management in the recruitment of Craig Farr as a senior partner to lead capital solutions activities for the firm. Paul Heller, managing partner of Caldwell’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with consultant Cristina Toohey. In this newly created position, Mr. Farr will spearhead Apollo’s centralized origination, structuring and distribution platform, reporting

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Rosin Executive Search Assists TMX Group in the Recruitment of New CFO

Rosin Executive Search recently assisted TMX Group in Toronto in the recruitment of financial services industry David Arnold as its new CFO. “We are excited to add a dynamic and experienced financial professional with an impressive track record of execution to TMX Group’s senior leadership team, as we work to advance our global growth strategy

The Search for Diversity on Boards

For the last 10 years, LHH Knightsbridge Search’s Tim Hewat has worked closely with Junior Achievement of Canada to help manage the nomination process for executive induction into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame (CBHF). Along the way, his role evolved from managing to challenging, and ultimately to changing the process to make the Canadian Business

The Search for Diversity on Boards

For the last 10 years, LHH Knightsbridge Search’s Tim Hewat has worked closely with Junior Achievement of Canada to help manage the nomination process for executive induction into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame (CBHF). Along the way, his role evolved from managing to challenging, and ultimately to changing the process to make the Canadian Business

Egon Zehnder Assists CalSTRS in CEO Search

Egon Zehnder has assisted the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) in the naming of chief operating officer Cassandra Lichnock as its new chief executive officer. She is the first woman to serve as the pension fund’s chief executive in its 108-year history and will replace current CEO Jack Ehnes. Ms. Lichnock assumes the CEO role on July

Arts Consulting Recruits New Leader for Martha’s Vineyard Museum 

Following an international search, Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group has assisted in the recruitment of Heather Seger as the new executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum (MVM). Ms. Seger, who has served as interim executive director for the past year, was the unanimous choice of the board. President Bruce D. Thibodeau led the assignment. “What good

SRI Assists British Gymnastics with CEO Search

The board at British Gymnastics, with help from senior leaders from Sport England, UK Sport, and London-based executive recruiting firm SRI, has appointed Sarah Powell as its new chief executive officer. “The caliber of applicants for this position was outstanding and we are delighted to appoint Sarah, who is a successful executive leader with 20 years’ experience

Riviera Partners Names Chief Technology Officer

Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has appointed Andrew (Pete) Peterson as chief technology officer. In this role, Mr. Peterson will oversee the firm’s technology vision, direction, and development by leading the engineering, product and data science teams. “Riviera Partners has created a platform that uses machine learning

Korn Ferry Posts 26 Percent Quarterly Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2021 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.81 billion, down six percent from a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $555.2 million, an increase of 26 percent. The increase in fee revenue when compared to last

5 Concepts for the Post-Pandemic World of Work

As the pandemic begins to recede in many countries, it has become clear how much the coronavirus has changed the world of work. A year ago, we started to transform our spaces, our time management and how we performed our jobs. In a recent report, Natascha Zeljko, editor-in-chief at FemaleOneZero, and experts from Horton International

NorthWind Partners Recruits CFO for Cognosante

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has assisted in the placement of Steve Hamric as the new chief financial officer of Falls Church, VA-based health IT company Cognosante. Partner Hunter Murray led the assignment. “I am pleased to welcome Steve to our leadership team,” said Michele Kang, founder and CEO of Cognosante. “He complements our strong growth culture, and

SearchWide Global Assists Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in CEO Search 

Retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global recently assisted in the placement of Brad Niva as the new president and CEO of non-profit Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in Montana. Search firm vice president Nicole Newman led the assignment. Mr. Niva brings an extensive background in the outdoor and tourism industry. Most recently, he served as the

HC Smith Recruits Executive Director for Las Vegas Philharmonic 

Following a nationwide executive search, Beachwood, OH-based executive search firm HC Smith has assisted in the placement of Anne Berquist as the new executive director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. “I am thrilled and honored to be the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s executive director,” Ms. Berquist told Broadway World. “The Philharmonic has a long and prestigious history, and there are countless

Jensen Partners Launches New Platform to Address Diversity Hiring

Today, New York City-based Jensen Partners, a woman-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm for the alternative investment management industry, will launch DiversityMetrics, a software platform to combine self-reported diversity data and human capital management technology specifically designed for asset managers seeking to quantify, measure, report and improve workforce diversity and inclusion – both within their

Caldwell Places Chief Revenue Officer at Rasa Technologies 

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeking CFO for Rail Safety and Standards Board 

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), an independent British non-profit company which supports its members to deliver a better, safer railway through its research, standards, and analysis, has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a chief financial officer. RSSB’s new CFO, who will be based in London, will report to the

KEES Recruits Executive Director for The Acorn Theater

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm, KEES, has recruited Beth Kaskel as the new executive director of The Acorn Theater (The Acorn) in Three Oaks, MI. Sandra Thompson, who has held The Acorn’s executive director role for the last five years announced in November that she would be shifting from administration, fundraising and general management to focus specifically on artistic

AMS Expands into Russia

Global provider of talent outsourcing and advisory services, AMS, has continued its global expansion opening a dedicated Russian entity. This latest move follows an increase in demand for talent solutions in the country across multiple industries, including pharmaceutical, life sciences and fast-moving consumer goods. “Located in Moscow and with a dedicated team with the knowledge, experience

For Cannabis Companies, Aligning C-Suite Leadership is Job One

Cannabis companies face unique challenges as they move through various business stages. Many founders began as growers without extensive business experience and as they move through the business lifecycle into a second-stage start-up, they might realize they need to scale their leadership team, bringing on people who complement their own strengths and weaknesses for a

Hanold Associates Taps CHRO for Millennium Trust Company

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive has placed Karyn DeFalco as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Millennium Trust Company (MTC), a leading fintech company providing retirement and investment solutions. Partners Sandra Peña, Sonia Nagra and Adam Watson led the assignment. Ms. DeFalco’s appointment follows John Samaan’s decision to step down as CHRO to pursue another

Frederickson Partners Recruits Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Leader for Western Digital

Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently placed Lise Edwards as senior director of equity, inclusion and diversity at data-centric solutions company Western Digital. “We’re very excited to have Lise join Western Digital in this important role,” said Lori Sundberg, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Western Digital. “She brings years of experience in

accelHRate Partners with the National Association of Corporate Directors

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 board members, has enlisted search firm accelHRate to help grow its board director search practice. NACD Board Search will leverage the membership (including NACD certified directors), partners, and ecosystem of NACD to expertly match qualified candidates to available board

NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firms

As we emerge from a global pandemic, 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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide recently added The

Settling Into a New Normal and What That Means for Jobs Recovery

The Labor Department reported that 412,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 360,000 new jobless claims. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 376,000 to 375,000. The 4-week moving average was 395,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week’s revised average. This is

4 Lessons on Leading Through a Crisis

Having worked through a global pandemic that affected every business, some leaders are emerging from this crucible more agile, energized and better prepared to guide their organizations through recovery and beyond. In a recent report, ChampionScott Partners showcased four such leaders and the opportunities they saw in adversity to make their companies stronger, more resilient

Furst Group Places Chief Growth Officer for Paradigm

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has placed Tom Mafale in the newly created role of chief growth officer at Paradigm, an  industry leader in solving catastrophic and complex healthcare challenges. Paradigm created the chief growth officer position to focus on delivering new and existing products and services to a wider range of

The Bedford Consulting Group Recruits CEO for AceAge  

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group has helped to place John Simmons, former general manager of Abbot Diagnostics, as the new chief executive officer of AceAge Inc. “John is a proven leader with a track record of delivering outstanding results in senior roles with an extensive background in medical devices,” stated

ClearPath Solutions Introduces Franchise Match Division

ClearPath Solutions, an Irvine, CA-based executive search firm focused on the restaurant and retail industry, has launched ClearPath Franchise Match. “A firm dedicated to serving the franchise industry, ClearPath Franchise Match connects high-growth brands with well-capitalized, proven and operationally savvy franchisees,” the search firm said. ClearPath Solutions partners with founders, brands, family offices and private

Penn State Hires Spencer Stuart to Assist in Search for Next President 

As part of a phased approach, the board of trustees of Pennsylvania State University has gathered an array of critical characteristics that the university community wants in the successor to president Eric J. Barron, who is retiring next year. The school has called in Spencer Stuart to assist in the search for a new leader.

Diversified Search Group Names Vice Chair and Leader of Global Corporate Practice Group

Diversified Search Group has appointed Aileen K. Alexander to the newly created position as vice chair and leader of the firm’s global corporate practice group. “Aileen Alexander is an innovator,” said founder and chair Judith M. von Seldeneck. “Her exceptional experience and industry insights will contribute significantly not only to our rapidly growing firm, but also

Caldwell Recruits Senior Partner for Apollo Global Management

Caldwell recently assisted Apollo Global Management in the recruitment of Craig Farr as a senior partner to lead capital solutions activities for the firm. Paul Heller, managing partner of Caldwell’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with consultant Cristina Toohey. In this newly created position, Mr. Farr will spearhead Apollo’s centralized origination, structuring and distribution platform, reporting

Rosin Executive Search Assists TMX Group in the Recruitment of New CFO

Rosin Executive Search recently assisted TMX Group in Toronto in the recruitment of financial services industry David Arnold as its new CFO. “We are excited to add a dynamic and experienced financial professional with an impressive track record of execution to TMX Group’s senior leadership team, as we work to advance our global growth strategy

Signium Names Co-Leaders of Global Technology Practice

Executive search consortium Signium appointed Stéphanie Engels and Alexander de Freitas as new co-leaders of the global technology practice. Based in Zurich, Ms. Engels has developed new business models and coached intrapreneurs as well as partner start-ups. As a partner at Signium, she is experienced in defining new business models with different types of partners (big companies, SMEs and start-ups)

U.S. Employers Report Strongest Hiring Outlook In 21 Years 

Employers in 32 percent of U.S. businesses surveyed expect an increase in payrolls during the next three months, while three percent expect to trim payrolls and 63 percent anticipate no change, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released by ManpowerGroup. “Employers are ready to bring their workers back as restrictions lift and America gets ready to work,”

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