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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

Launches

Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

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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?

M&A

Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in Brazil

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 organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Brazilian executive search firm Business Partners Consulting as its

People

Search Firms Adding Marketing Leaders to Guide Brands, Create Buzz

The Human Capital Group recently appointed Alex Petrini as the firm’s new marketing manager. Ms. Petrini is an experienced marketing manager with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. She began her career at OneWire, a recruiting technology platform for the financial services industry. Starting as an intern, she worked her

Performance

Korn Ferry Posts Near 12 Percent Q2 Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted second quarter fiscal revenues of $495.2 million, an 11.8 percent increase from $443 million a year ago. The increase was driven by organic growth in all segments. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded diluted earnings per share was $0.81 and Adjusted

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Biogazelle

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Armin Winands as the new CEO of Biogazelle, specialists in liquid biopsies and non-coding RNA. He succeeds co-founder Jan Hellemans, who will take on the position of chief technology officer after 10 years as CEO. Director Irene Montgomery led the assignment for Coulter Partners. Mr. Winands is a highly

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Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Chief Development Officer for Denver Zoological Foundation

Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, has been enlisted to find a chief development officer for the Denver Zoological Foundation (Denver Zoo) in Colorado. The CDO will be charged with providing strategic and tactical leadership on all Denver Zoo fundraising, said the search firm, also

People

IRC Adds New Office in Hamburg

IRC Germany (Friedrichs & Partner) has expanded, opening a new office in Hamburg and bringing aboard Susanne Wagner as executive director for that location. This in the firm’s third office in Germany, along with Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. “With more than 16 years of executive search experience in Germany and internationally, Susanne fits in perfectly into

Report

Maximizing Your Time to Find Top Candidates

If you were brave enough to go to the grocery store this past Thanksgiving or head out shopping on Black Friday, you’re familiar with how quickly items fly off the shelves when demand is high. Today, with the unemployment rate sitting at 3.7 percent, employers face a similarly frenzied marketplace when it comes to hiring top for-profit

People

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints CHRO

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Sarah Payne as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Rick Greene, Heidrick’s current CHRO, will move into the Heidrick Consulting business as a partner. Both leadership changes will become effective on Jan.1. Ms. Payne had served as vice president of human resources, global executive

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Noetic Executive Search Begins Hunt for Pasadena Humane Society Leader

The Pasadena (CA) Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) has retained Noetic Search in Chicago to conduct a nationwide hunt to find its next president and CEO. The opening follows the recent resignation of Julie Bank, who led the organization for the past two years. Ruthie Hughes, the humane society’s vice president of administration, is filling the

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Inkinen & Associates Finds CEO for the Hawaii Tourism Authority

Overall, the travel and hospitality market is estimated to have an economic impact of $6.5 trillion worldwide this year. In the U.S. alone, the $1.5 trillion industry accounts for nearly eight million jobs – more than five percent of the total jobs nationwide. This has created a massive uptick of hiring within the travel sector.

People

StevenDouglas Opens New Office in Westchester County

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with the opening an office in New York’s Westchester County to service client demand both locally and in the Northeast. The firm appointed Don Zinn as VP of executive search and leader of the location. This marks the 15th StevenDouglas office opened in the U.S., and the fifth

Report

Reaping the Benefits of Female Leadership

According to a just-released report from Boyden, 63 percent of C-suite and executive participants in German-speaking Europe, 75 percent in the Nordic region and 86 percent in Southern Europe report that access to top management roles is more difficult for women than for men. No surprise there. In the U.K., however, only 38.5 percent of participants see

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Acertitude Finds Chief Revenue Officer for PE-Backed Technology Platform

The role of chief revenue officer has changed dramatically over the last several years. CROs are quickly becoming mission-critical innovators for companies that look to dominate a market first and fastest, according to recruiters. The demand for these financial leaders is growing and executive search firms have been busy filling these roles. Executive search firm Acertitude recently

Launches

Odgers Berndtson Opens Corporate and Government Affairs Practice

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has opened a corporate and government affairs practice in the U.S., bringing in Conrad Woody as a partner and practice leader. “We’re really excited to have Conrad on the team in Washington, D.C.,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “Corporate and government affairs recruiting is an increasingly urgent market segment, and

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Biophysical Society Taps Sterling Martin for Executive Officer

The Biophysical Society has retained Sterling Martin Associates to help find its next executive officer. The Rockville, MD-based non-profit is seeking a senior executive leader within a scientific, professional society or other professional membership association. Leading the assignment for Sterling Martin are David S. Martin, CEO and managing partner; Leigh Beal, senior associate; and Tricia

People

Frazier Healthcare Partners Adds Former Spencer Stuart Consultant

Frazier Healthcare Partners has expanded with the addition of veteran executive search consultant Mimi Hancock to its life sciences team. She will be a senior advisor, assisting with attracting top talent for Frazier companies. “We are very excited to have someone of Mimi’s caliber join us to assist with the recruitment of top leadership talent

Report

Why Age, Tenure and Past Experience Might Matter Less When Recruiting Directors

A recent Russell Reynolds Associates report examined the recruitment of board leaders by comparing the characteristics of directors at 50 top-performing S&P 500 companies against those at the 50 worst-performers, based on total shareholder returns over a three-year period. Surprisingly, few differences emerged, suggesting qualitative factors play a bigger role than age, board tenure or

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Slone Partners Finds New CEO for SomaLogic

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector. Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Roy Smythe as CEO of biomarker discovery and

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R. William Funk & Associates Finds 23rd President for College of Charleston

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has placed Andrew Hsu as the 23rd president of the College of Charleston in South Carolina. The school’s current president, 70-year-old Glenn F. McConnell, citing his age and health, announced that he will be retiring in July. R. William Funk, president of

People

Koya Leadership Partners Expands Mission-Driven Recruiting Specialization

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Nicole Kamaleson as a managing director. Based in Chicago, she will lead mission-driven executive searches globally, focusing on international development, advocacy, human rights and humanitarianism. As part of Koya’s leadership team, Ms. Kamaleson will advise globally focused mission-driven organizations to manage leadership transitions. “Koya has a strong presence nationally

People

Alexander Mann Solutions Continues Growth, Hires Two Key Leaders

Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management services firm, is continuing its expansion, with Jonathan Harding joining the organization as chief commercial officer this month and Neil Jones coming on board as regional head of APAC in January. “We are very pleased to welcome both Jon and Neil to the Alexander Mann Solutions

Trends

Winning Talent by Enhancing Your Value Proposition

Organizations could be doing a better job of describing their value proposition to attract top talent, according to search firm Battalia Winston. In its efforts to keep its processes for delivering talent and leadership solutions current and relevant, the firm recently examined a dozen research studies on attraction and retention, and what it found was

Egon Zehnder Assists Unilever in CEO Search

Consumer goods giant Unilever has appointed Alan Jope as its new CEO following a search led by Egon Zehnder. He steps into his new role in January, succeeding Paul Polman, who led the company for 10 years. “After a rigorous and wide-ranging selection process, the board is delighted to appoint Alan to the role,” said Marijn

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McDermott & Bull Finds CEO for Goodwill Industries of Orange County

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has placed Nicole Suydam as the new president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Orange County. The search was conducted by managing partner Chris Bull, along with partner Jeff Black and senior recruiting associate Brian Selvey. “Nicole Suydam is the ideal candidate to lead Goodwill of Orange County into their next

People

RSR Partners Strengthens Global Sport & Entertainment Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has expanded with the addition of Drew Cloud to its global sport & entertainment leadership practice. He will work alongside Dany Berghoff, managing director and head of the firm’s practice. Based in the search outfit’s New York City office, Mr. Cloud will concentrate on finding senior leaders and providing human capital advisory services across the global

Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in Brazil

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 organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Brazilian executive search firm Business Partners Consulting as its

Search Firms Adding Marketing Leaders to Guide Brands, Create Buzz

The Human Capital Group recently appointed Alex Petrini as the firm’s new marketing manager. Ms. Petrini is an experienced marketing manager with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. She began her career at OneWire, a recruiting technology platform for the financial services industry. Starting as an intern, she worked her

Korn Ferry Posts Near 12 Percent Q2 Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted second quarter fiscal revenues of $495.2 million, an 11.8 percent increase from $443 million a year ago. The increase was driven by organic growth in all segments. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded diluted earnings per share was $0.81 and Adjusted

Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Biogazelle

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Armin Winands as the new CEO of Biogazelle, specialists in liquid biopsies and non-coding RNA. He succeeds co-founder Jan Hellemans, who will take on the position of chief technology officer after 10 years as CEO. Director Irene Montgomery led the assignment for Coulter Partners. Mr. Winands is a highly

Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Chief Development Officer for Denver Zoological Foundation

Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, has been enlisted to find a chief development officer for the Denver Zoological Foundation (Denver Zoo) in Colorado. The CDO will be charged with providing strategic and tactical leadership on all Denver Zoo fundraising, said the search firm, also

IRC Adds New Office in Hamburg

IRC Germany (Friedrichs & Partner) has expanded, opening a new office in Hamburg and bringing aboard Susanne Wagner as executive director for that location. This in the firm’s third office in Germany, along with Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. “With more than 16 years of executive search experience in Germany and internationally, Susanne fits in perfectly into

Maximizing Your Time to Find Top Candidates

If you were brave enough to go to the grocery store this past Thanksgiving or head out shopping on Black Friday, you’re familiar with how quickly items fly off the shelves when demand is high. Today, with the unemployment rate sitting at 3.7 percent, employers face a similarly frenzied marketplace when it comes to hiring top for-profit

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints CHRO

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Sarah Payne as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Rick Greene, Heidrick’s current CHRO, will move into the Heidrick Consulting business as a partner. Both leadership changes will become effective on Jan.1. Ms. Payne had served as vice president of human resources, global executive

Noetic Executive Search Begins Hunt for Pasadena Humane Society Leader

The Pasadena (CA) Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) has retained Noetic Search in Chicago to conduct a nationwide hunt to find its next president and CEO. The opening follows the recent resignation of Julie Bank, who led the organization for the past two years. Ruthie Hughes, the humane society’s vice president of administration, is filling the

Inkinen & Associates Finds CEO for the Hawaii Tourism Authority

Overall, the travel and hospitality market is estimated to have an economic impact of $6.5 trillion worldwide this year. In the U.S. alone, the $1.5 trillion industry accounts for nearly eight million jobs – more than five percent of the total jobs nationwide. This has created a massive uptick of hiring within the travel sector.

StevenDouglas Opens New Office in Westchester County

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with the opening an office in New York’s Westchester County to service client demand both locally and in the Northeast. The firm appointed Don Zinn as VP of executive search and leader of the location. This marks the 15th StevenDouglas office opened in the U.S., and the fifth

Reaping the Benefits of Female Leadership

According to a just-released report from Boyden, 63 percent of C-suite and executive participants in German-speaking Europe, 75 percent in the Nordic region and 86 percent in Southern Europe report that access to top management roles is more difficult for women than for men. No surprise there. In the U.K., however, only 38.5 percent of participants see

Acertitude Finds Chief Revenue Officer for PE-Backed Technology Platform

The role of chief revenue officer has changed dramatically over the last several years. CROs are quickly becoming mission-critical innovators for companies that look to dominate a market first and fastest, according to recruiters. The demand for these financial leaders is growing and executive search firms have been busy filling these roles. Executive search firm Acertitude recently

Odgers Berndtson Opens Corporate and Government Affairs Practice

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has opened a corporate and government affairs practice in the U.S., bringing in Conrad Woody as a partner and practice leader. “We’re really excited to have Conrad on the team in Washington, D.C.,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “Corporate and government affairs recruiting is an increasingly urgent market segment, and

Biophysical Society Taps Sterling Martin for Executive Officer

The Biophysical Society has retained Sterling Martin Associates to help find its next executive officer. The Rockville, MD-based non-profit is seeking a senior executive leader within a scientific, professional society or other professional membership association. Leading the assignment for Sterling Martin are David S. Martin, CEO and managing partner; Leigh Beal, senior associate; and Tricia

Frazier Healthcare Partners Adds Former Spencer Stuart Consultant

Frazier Healthcare Partners has expanded with the addition of veteran executive search consultant Mimi Hancock to its life sciences team. She will be a senior advisor, assisting with attracting top talent for Frazier companies. “We are very excited to have someone of Mimi’s caliber join us to assist with the recruitment of top leadership talent

Why Age, Tenure and Past Experience Might Matter Less When Recruiting Directors

A recent Russell Reynolds Associates report examined the recruitment of board leaders by comparing the characteristics of directors at 50 top-performing S&P 500 companies against those at the 50 worst-performers, based on total shareholder returns over a three-year period. Surprisingly, few differences emerged, suggesting qualitative factors play a bigger role than age, board tenure or

Slone Partners Finds New CEO for SomaLogic

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector. Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Roy Smythe as CEO of biomarker discovery and

R. William Funk & Associates Finds 23rd President for College of Charleston

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has placed Andrew Hsu as the 23rd president of the College of Charleston in South Carolina. The school’s current president, 70-year-old Glenn F. McConnell, citing his age and health, announced that he will be retiring in July. R. William Funk, president of

Koya Leadership Partners Expands Mission-Driven Recruiting Specialization

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Nicole Kamaleson as a managing director. Based in Chicago, she will lead mission-driven executive searches globally, focusing on international development, advocacy, human rights and humanitarianism. As part of Koya’s leadership team, Ms. Kamaleson will advise globally focused mission-driven organizations to manage leadership transitions. “Koya has a strong presence nationally

Alexander Mann Solutions Continues Growth, Hires Two Key Leaders

Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management services firm, is continuing its expansion, with Jonathan Harding joining the organization as chief commercial officer this month and Neil Jones coming on board as regional head of APAC in January. “We are very pleased to welcome both Jon and Neil to the Alexander Mann Solutions

Winning Talent by Enhancing Your Value Proposition

Organizations could be doing a better job of describing their value proposition to attract top talent, according to search firm Battalia Winston. In its efforts to keep its processes for delivering talent and leadership solutions current and relevant, the firm recently examined a dozen research studies on attraction and retention, and what it found was

Egon Zehnder Assists Unilever in CEO Search

Consumer goods giant Unilever has appointed Alan Jope as its new CEO following a search led by Egon Zehnder. He steps into his new role in January, succeeding Paul Polman, who led the company for 10 years. “After a rigorous and wide-ranging selection process, the board is delighted to appoint Alan to the role,” said Marijn

McDermott & Bull Finds CEO for Goodwill Industries of Orange County

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has placed Nicole Suydam as the new president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Orange County. The search was conducted by managing partner Chris Bull, along with partner Jeff Black and senior recruiting associate Brian Selvey. “Nicole Suydam is the ideal candidate to lead Goodwill of Orange County into their next

RSR Partners Strengthens Global Sport & Entertainment Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has expanded with the addition of Drew Cloud to its global sport & entertainment leadership practice. He will work alongside Dany Berghoff, managing director and head of the firm’s practice. Based in the search outfit’s New York City office, Mr. Cloud will concentrate on finding senior leaders and providing human capital advisory services across the global

U.K.-Based Audeliss Adds New Head of Search

Audeliss, a London-based executive recruitment firm, has strengthened its U.K. delivery team with the recent addition of Eric Contreras as head of search. Mr. Contreras, who has over 10 years’ experience working for some of the leading names in the field, has a proven track record in the technology, media, telecoms, professional services, industrial and

Leadership Crisis Unfolding at Private Equity Firms

According to a coming research report from Hunt Scanlon Media, the private equity sector can expect to see an expanding bidding war for top talent. Driving the trend: persistent global talent shortages across the C-suite. Nearly every industry and function is affected, including finance, healthcare and biotech, digital and technology, among others. “Leadership is the new

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