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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has recruited Holly May as the new CHRO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Partner Lisa Butkus led the search along with Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice sector leader. Ms. May has over 16 years of extensive senior-level experience gained in four

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Russell Reynolds Associates Opens New Office in Dubai

Russell Reynolds Associates has opened a new office in Dubai and named Matthew Lewis as a consultant and country manager for the new location. In this role, he will be responsible for enhancing and growing the firm’s presence in the Middle East. “With over two decades of experience advising boards and CEOs at the world’s leading

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Gilman Partners Selected by Total Quality Logistics to Lead CHRO Search

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has been retained by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer. Executive recruiter Chuck Aardema is leading the assignment. The incoming leader will be responsible for the strategic direction of HR, ensuring all initiatives are aligned with business objectives. This includes consulting

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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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SRI Elects Urban One Executive as Non-Executive Director

London-based search and consulting firm SRI has appointed Karen Wishart as non-executive director. She joins the SRI board with over 24 years of leadership experience in media and entertainment and organizational, operational and talent strategy. “I am delighted to welcome Karen to our board,” said Mike Squires, SRI chairman. “She brings highly relevant industry and

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Nearly a Million More Americans File Weekly Unemployment Claims

The Labor Department reported this morning that 900,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week as Joe Biden begins his first days as President. The total was lower than Wall Street estimates of 930,000 and the previous week’s total of 965,000. The feds have now reported about 75.6 million initial jobless

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BoardWalk Consulting Seeks Chief People Officer for Union of Concerned Scientists

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been chosen to find a chief people officer for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Leading the search for this newly created position are Kathy Bremer, managing director, and Diane Westmore, senior associate. The CPO will be expected to build and lead a forward-looking, high-impact human resource function, said BoardWalk Consulting.

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Leaders International Tapped by BC Chamber of Commerce to Find New CEO

Ottawa-based Leaders International has been retained by the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Partner Greg Longster is leading the assignment along with associate James Laing. On the heels of the launch of the CEO search, the BC Chamber of Commerce board chair also announced that Dan

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Korn Ferry Names Academic Sector Global Practice Leader

Korn Ferry has appointed Charles Falcone as a senior client partner and global leader of its academic sector recruiting practice, including academic medicine and higher education. Based in Chicago, he also becomes the director of the Korn Ferry Physician Leadership Institute. “Charlie has an exceptional reputation in the market and brings extensive advisory and search experience

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The RSA Group Expands Senior Team

Life sciences-focused search firm The RSA Group, which is based in London, has expanded its senior team with the addition of Eleanor Davies as managing partner. “Eleanor is a driven professional with excellent leadership skills and an enviable track record in healthcare and life science executive search,” said Nick Stephens, the firm’s executive chairman. “We are

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CEO Leadership During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has been an epic test of character and determination for millions of people around the world. Nothing compares with the sacrifice of workers on the front lines in hospitals and other essential services. In the business context, CEOs have had to cope with extraordinary demands: for them, the pandemic has been an ultimate

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accelHRate Recruits CHRO for Avantor

With the coronavirus crisis still upon us, chief human resources 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, CHROs “keep employees healthy; maintain their

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Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Helps Place New Dean for College of Biological Science at University of Guelph

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS) has helped to place Mazyar Fallah as the new dean of the College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Dr. Fallah, whose term will be for five years, had been associate dean, research, and innovation, in the faculty of health at York University. “Professor

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Bedford Group Transearch Expands Healthcare Advisory Board

The healthcare advisory board of Bedford Group Transearch has expanded with the additions of Jamie Condie, former president of  Becton, Dickinson and Company USA and Canada; Cheryl MacDiarmid, senior vice president and head of global commercial strategy at ViiV Healthcare; Vafa Jamali, chief commercial officer at Rockley Photonics; and Simon Pedder, chief business and strategy officer of Athenex. The board will play a strategic

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The ECI Group Adds New Member Firms in Morocco, Czech Republic, Spain, and France

Even in the face of 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. The ECI Group, a

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Caldwell Posts Flat Q1 Revenues

Caldwell posted fiscal 2021 first quarter revenues of $18.1 million (Canadian). Financial results do not include those of IQTalent Partners (IQTP), its recent acquisition. “This was a strong start to the year by any measure, and it was an exceptional start in this instance, given what the world has been through in the last 12

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Cejka Search Assists Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center chief operating officer Kym Clift as the new CEO of the Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus in Clarkston, WA. She will officially start her new role on March 22, succeeding Don Wee, who has been CEO for 12 years,. He will be retiring in April after assisting Ms.

Arts Consulting Group Seeks Director of Diversity for The Broadway League

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been selected to find the inaugural director of equity, diversity and inclusion for The Broadway League, the national trade association for Broadway and commercial theater, in New York City. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, is leading the assignment for the search firm. Reporting to The Broadway League’s president, the

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Recruit Holdings Taps Indeed Leader As Next CEO

Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd. has appointed Hisayuki Idekoba, who led the company’s acquisition of jobs website Indeed, as president, CEO and representative director effective April 1. Mr. Idekoba is currently executive vice president, COO and director of the board. Masumi Minegishi, president, CEO and representative director of the board, will step down and will become chairperson

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IIC Partners Names New Practice Leaders

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has appointed new leadership to its global practice groups. Romain Girard, partner at Progress in Paris, has been appointed leader for the financial services practice group. Mr. Girard specializes in senior-level recruitment in the banking industry. “I would like to thank IIC Partners for the trust they have put in me,” said

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Meet Your New CEO, Virtually

As millions of professionals grapple with unprecedented uncertainty and anxiety in the workplace, more than 250 CEOs have joined them, taking the helm of large- and mid-sized public and private organizations during one of the most challenging times in business history. Spencer Stuart sat down (virtually, of course) with over a dozen of these chief

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Hanold Associates Picked to Find CHRO for American Airlines

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been selected to find the next senior vice president, chief human resources officer (CHRO) for American Airlines Group, a plum assignment for the recruiting firm as 2021 kicks off. The mandate is being led by Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice

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CarterBaldwin Places VP of HR at Mountville Mills

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of senior-level HR leaders across the nation – from chief people officers and CHROs to heads of talent acquisition. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Brandon Bennett as vice president of human resources at global manufacturer Mountville Mills Inc. Jennifer Sobocinski led the assignment. Mr. Bennett is an experienced human resources leader

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Kirk Palmer Associates Assists Ashley Stewart in Finding New CEO

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to Korn Ferry. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in consumer

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Kingsley Gate Partners Expands Global Search Staff

Kingsley Gate Partners is continuing its recent expansion with the addition of Sanjay R. Shastry as a partner in its Gurgaon office in Delhi-NCR, India. Kingsley Gate Partners is laser-focused on global expansion in 2021 throughout both Asia-Pacific and Europe,” said the firm. “As a first step in the rolling out of that strategy, we

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Nearly One Million More Americans File for Unemployment as Nation Awaits Presidential Transition

The Labor Department reported this morning that 965,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. The total was worse than Wall Street estimates of 800,000 and above the previous week’s total of 784,000. “The race between vaccine distribution and mounting labor market damage continues,” said AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring

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Bespoke Partners Names Leadership Team to Expand Human Capital Advisory Services

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added a new president and chief operating officer to its leadership team as it seeks ways to drive and scale its human capital advisory service offerings. Joining Bespoke as president is Eric Walczykowski, a technology industry veteran who has served in leadership roles in business development, sales and marketing.

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Chief Information and Technology Officer for the United Nations

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by the United Nations to assist in finding a chief information and technology officer (CITO) to head its Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT). “The CITO will facilitate the success of a dynamic and decentralized UN Secretariat through supportive digital technologies,” said the search firm. With technology has come

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Haley Associates Assists Franklin Pierce University in Provost Search

Higher education search firm Haley Associates has assisted Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, in the recruitment of Catherine M. Paden as provost and vice president for academic affairs. The search was led by Katherine Haley. In July, Dr. Paden will assume her new role as the chief academic officer on Franklin Pierce’s senior leadership team, where she will

How to Onboard New Recruits in the New Normal

An untold number of articles and books have been written about onboarding and the importance of an executive’s first 90 days. Close to 70 percent of employees are more likely to remain with their company if they had a great onboarding experience, according to Click Boarding, an onboarding software company. And, of the new employees

How to Onboard New Recruits in the New Normal

An untold number of articles and books have been written about onboarding and the importance of an executive’s first 90 days. Close to 70 percent of employees are more likely to remain with their company if they had a great onboarding experience, according to Click Boarding, an onboarding software company. And, of the new employees

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has recruited Holly May as the new CHRO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Partner Lisa Butkus led the search along with Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice sector leader. Ms. May has over 16 years of extensive senior-level experience gained in four

Russell Reynolds Associates Opens New Office in Dubai

Russell Reynolds Associates has opened a new office in Dubai and named Matthew Lewis as a consultant and country manager for the new location. In this role, he will be responsible for enhancing and growing the firm’s presence in the Middle East. “With over two decades of experience advising boards and CEOs at the world’s leading

Gilman Partners Selected by Total Quality Logistics to Lead CHRO Search

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has been retained by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer. Executive recruiter Chuck Aardema is leading the assignment. The incoming leader will be responsible for the strategic direction of HR, ensuring all initiatives are aligned with business objectives. This includes consulting

SRI Elects Urban One Executive as Non-Executive Director

London-based search and consulting firm SRI has appointed Karen Wishart as non-executive director. She joins the SRI board with over 24 years of leadership experience in media and entertainment and organizational, operational and talent strategy. “I am delighted to welcome Karen to our board,” said Mike Squires, SRI chairman. “She brings highly relevant industry and

Nearly a Million More Americans File Weekly Unemployment Claims

The Labor Department reported this morning that 900,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week as Joe Biden begins his first days as President. The total was lower than Wall Street estimates of 930,000 and the previous week’s total of 965,000. The feds have now reported about 75.6 million initial jobless

BoardWalk Consulting Seeks Chief People Officer for Union of Concerned Scientists

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been chosen to find a chief people officer for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Leading the search for this newly created position are Kathy Bremer, managing director, and Diane Westmore, senior associate. The CPO will be expected to build and lead a forward-looking, high-impact human resource function, said BoardWalk Consulting.

Leaders International Tapped by BC Chamber of Commerce to Find New CEO

Ottawa-based Leaders International has been retained by the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Partner Greg Longster is leading the assignment along with associate James Laing. On the heels of the launch of the CEO search, the BC Chamber of Commerce board chair also announced that Dan

Korn Ferry Names Academic Sector Global Practice Leader

Korn Ferry has appointed Charles Falcone as a senior client partner and global leader of its academic sector recruiting practice, including academic medicine and higher education. Based in Chicago, he also becomes the director of the Korn Ferry Physician Leadership Institute. “Charlie has an exceptional reputation in the market and brings extensive advisory and search experience

The RSA Group Expands Senior Team

Life sciences-focused search firm The RSA Group, which is based in London, has expanded its senior team with the addition of Eleanor Davies as managing partner. “Eleanor is a driven professional with excellent leadership skills and an enviable track record in healthcare and life science executive search,” said Nick Stephens, the firm’s executive chairman. “We are

CEO Leadership During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has been an epic test of character and determination for millions of people around the world. Nothing compares with the sacrifice of workers on the front lines in hospitals and other essential services. In the business context, CEOs have had to cope with extraordinary demands: for them, the pandemic has been an ultimate

accelHRate Recruits CHRO for Avantor

With the coronavirus crisis still upon us, chief human resources 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, CHROs “keep employees healthy; maintain their

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Helps Place New Dean for College of Biological Science at University of Guelph

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS) has helped to place Mazyar Fallah as the new dean of the College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Dr. Fallah, whose term will be for five years, had been associate dean, research, and innovation, in the faculty of health at York University. “Professor

Bedford Group Transearch Expands Healthcare Advisory Board

The healthcare advisory board of Bedford Group Transearch has expanded with the additions of Jamie Condie, former president of  Becton, Dickinson and Company USA and Canada; Cheryl MacDiarmid, senior vice president and head of global commercial strategy at ViiV Healthcare; Vafa Jamali, chief commercial officer at Rockley Photonics; and Simon Pedder, chief business and strategy officer of Athenex. The board will play a strategic

The ECI Group Adds New Member Firms in Morocco, Czech Republic, Spain, and France

Even in the face of 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. The ECI Group, a

Caldwell Posts Flat Q1 Revenues

Caldwell posted fiscal 2021 first quarter revenues of $18.1 million (Canadian). Financial results do not include those of IQTalent Partners (IQTP), its recent acquisition. “This was a strong start to the year by any measure, and it was an exceptional start in this instance, given what the world has been through in the last 12

Cejka Search Assists Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center chief operating officer Kym Clift as the new CEO of the Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus in Clarkston, WA. She will officially start her new role on March 22, succeeding Don Wee, who has been CEO for 12 years,. He will be retiring in April after assisting Ms.

Arts Consulting Group Seeks Director of Diversity for The Broadway League

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been selected to find the inaugural director of equity, diversity and inclusion for The Broadway League, the national trade association for Broadway and commercial theater, in New York City. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, is leading the assignment for the search firm. Reporting to The Broadway League’s president, the

Recruit Holdings Taps Indeed Leader As Next CEO

Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd. has appointed Hisayuki Idekoba, who led the company’s acquisition of jobs website Indeed, as president, CEO and representative director effective April 1. Mr. Idekoba is currently executive vice president, COO and director of the board. Masumi Minegishi, president, CEO and representative director of the board, will step down and will become chairperson

IIC Partners Names New Practice Leaders

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has appointed new leadership to its global practice groups. Romain Girard, partner at Progress in Paris, has been appointed leader for the financial services practice group. Mr. Girard specializes in senior-level recruitment in the banking industry. “I would like to thank IIC Partners for the trust they have put in me,” said

Meet Your New CEO, Virtually

As millions of professionals grapple with unprecedented uncertainty and anxiety in the workplace, more than 250 CEOs have joined them, taking the helm of large- and mid-sized public and private organizations during one of the most challenging times in business history. Spencer Stuart sat down (virtually, of course) with over a dozen of these chief

Hanold Associates Picked to Find CHRO for American Airlines

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been selected to find the next senior vice president, chief human resources officer (CHRO) for American Airlines Group, a plum assignment for the recruiting firm as 2021 kicks off. The mandate is being led by Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice

CarterBaldwin Places VP of HR at Mountville Mills

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of senior-level HR leaders across the nation – from chief people officers and CHROs to heads of talent acquisition. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Brandon Bennett as vice president of human resources at global manufacturer Mountville Mills Inc. Jennifer Sobocinski led the assignment. Mr. Bennett is an experienced human resources leader

Kirk Palmer Associates Assists Ashley Stewart in Finding New CEO

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to Korn Ferry. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in consumer

Kingsley Gate Partners Expands Global Search Staff

Kingsley Gate Partners is continuing its recent expansion with the addition of Sanjay R. Shastry as a partner in its Gurgaon office in Delhi-NCR, India. Kingsley Gate Partners is laser-focused on global expansion in 2021 throughout both Asia-Pacific and Europe,” said the firm. “As a first step in the rolling out of that strategy, we

Nearly One Million More Americans File for Unemployment as Nation Awaits Presidential Transition

The Labor Department reported this morning that 965,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. The total was worse than Wall Street estimates of 800,000 and above the previous week’s total of 784,000. “The race between vaccine distribution and mounting labor market damage continues,” said AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring

Bespoke Partners Names Leadership Team to Expand Human Capital Advisory Services

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added a new president and chief operating officer to its leadership team as it seeks ways to drive and scale its human capital advisory service offerings. Joining Bespoke as president is Eric Walczykowski, a technology industry veteran who has served in leadership roles in business development, sales and marketing.

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Chief Information and Technology Officer for the United Nations

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by the United Nations to assist in finding a chief information and technology officer (CITO) to head its Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT). “The CITO will facilitate the success of a dynamic and decentralized UN Secretariat through supportive digital technologies,” said the search firm. With technology has come

Haley Associates Assists Franklin Pierce University in Provost Search

Higher education search firm Haley Associates has assisted Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, in the recruitment of Catherine M. Paden as provost and vice president for academic affairs. The search was led by Katherine Haley. In July, Dr. Paden will assume her new role as the chief academic officer on Franklin Pierce’s senior leadership team, where she will

JM Search Expands Financial Officer Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has expanded with the addition of Kevin Logterman as partner in the firm’s financial officer practice. He joins current financial officer practice partners Drew Pressman, Brian Dwyer and David Robinson. “We are thrilled to have Kevin join our firm,” said

Remote Work Gives New Meaning to Work/Life Balance

Facilitating a culture of transparency and over-communication is a critical component of a successful working environment. Working remotely allows employees substantial flexibility and freedom – assuming they get their work done. One trade-off for this flexibility is privacy, according to a new report by Morgan Samuels. “It’s much harder for a remote employee to expect

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