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Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits CEO for Philanthropy Massachusetts

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has assisted in the recruitment of Mary Skelton Roberts as the new CEO of Philanthropy Massachusetts. She replaces former CEO Jeffrey Poulos. Elizabeth Lombard led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome Mary as CEO of Philanthropy MA,” said board chair Peter Taylor, president of the Berkshire Taconic Community

partners

Slone Partners Names President

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has appointed biotech and biopharma executive Eric Fink as managing partner and president. “Eric Fink is an extremely accomplished industry leader with deep expertise in almost all facets of business operations and growth strategies,” said Leslie Loveless, managing partner and CEO. “He joins our leadership team at a pivotal time in our evolution as

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Executive Recruiters Pull Off Another Remarkable Year, Remain Bullish for 2023

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive recruiters. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2022, a result of continued pentup demand for senior-level leaders and their key reports.

trends

Strengthening Your Employment Brand to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Why should a high-performing employee who is head down, working hard, not looking for change, and doing a great job for your top competitor come to work for you? If your words don’t yet paint a very compelling why, you’ve got work to do, according to a recent report from Allen Austin’s Rob Andrews. “Short of

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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?

recruiting

The Hawkins Company Tapped by The Inner City Education Foundation to Find New Leader

The Hawkins Company, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has been retained by The Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF). Yonnine Hawkins Garr, William Hawkins, and Tisa Jones are leading the assignment.  ICEF seeks a CEO to lead, transform and inspire a public charter school network with approximately 2,000 students, located at seven schools in LA (LAUSD)

partners

Bespoke Partners Forms Alliance with Ampersand Leadership Group

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has formed an alliance with Ampersand Leadership Group, a leadership advisory firm for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. “Recognizing both firms’ expertise optimizing talent to drive value for private equity portfolio companies, this collaboration will give clients streamlined access to tailored talent solutions spanning the investment lifecycle,” Bespoke said.

trends

ZRG Acquires Jamesbeck

ZRG, a global talent advisory firm and portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, has acquired Jamesbeck, a New York City-based recruitment firm specializing in senior-level talent for the broad investment management community across private market and traditional firms. Hunt Scanlon Ventures, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based human capital M&A advisory firm, served as an advisor to ZRG. “This strategic move aims

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TM² Executive Search Tapped by Wiley University to Lead Provost Search

TM² Executive Search (TM²), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), has been retained by Wiley University to lead in its search for a provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dakota Doman, managing principal, is leading the assignment along with Amanda Washington Lockett, principal and senior consultant. This leadership position is essential for

partners

IIC Partners Gains New Member Firm in Thailand

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. IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Thailand-based JacksonGrant Executive as its newest member

trends

Key Traits for Navigating a Crisis

The concept of leadership is going through a profound transformation. Traditional leadership paradigms, which tend to emphasize stability and incremental progress, aren’t adaptable enough to address the complexities of a more volatile work-life-community dynamic and global marketplace, according to a recent report from Signium. The study says that organizations are now confronted with much bigger challenges:

recruiting

ON Partners Recruits CFO for LeaseCrunch

ON Partners’ Tindall (Sewell) Hein and Jake Espenlaub recently helped recruit Jessica Hamilton as chief financial officer of LeaseCrunch LLC, an accounting software company in Milwaukee, WI. “Hamilton’s vast background and financial acumen are invaluable additions to our leadership team,” said Mark Weidick, CEO of LeaseCrunch. “We look forward to the contributions she will bring in steering our financial strategy.”

funding

Metric Search Secures Multi-Million BGF Investment to Drive U.S. Growth

Specialist recruitment company Metric Search has secured a multi-million-pound investment from BGF, one of the largest growth capital investors in the U.K. and Ireland. “Metric has achieved remarkable success in a short amount of time, and is well placed to capitalize on the dynamic, growing U.S. recruitment market through its high quality, specialist service,” said

trends

How to Implement a Positive Corporate Culture

Much has been said about the benefits of good corporate culture, but how does a company know if their culture is not a good one? “The first step is to evaluate your company culture,” said Christine Greybe, president, leadership consulting at DHR Global. “ You can do this by conducting an audit of your organization’s

trends

A Look at How to Lead Through Crisis

In today’s unpredictable world, effectively leading through crises is essential for organizational survival and success. A new report from Bryant Group’s Emili Bennett says that crises such as public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity threats, reputational issues, natural disasters, political unrest and violence demand leaders who not only anticipate challenges but also exhibit

recruiting

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits Chief Stores Officer for National Vision Holdings

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has helped to recruit Mark Banner as the chief stores officer for National Vision Holdings, Inc. He succeeds Sharon Petitt, who previously held the role and helped the company open more than 900 new stores since 2006. “Mark’s strong belief in the importance of customer experience, his

trends

Value of Strong Portfolio Leadership During the Holding Period

Private equity firms typically seek candidates with a combination of strong academic credentials, relevant work experience, and a demonstrated interest in finance and investing. Hunt Scanlon Media recently sat down with Tim Tolan is founder, chairman, and managing partner of The Tolan Group and Tim Russell, managing partner of the firm to discuss hiring talent

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WittKieffer Recruits 7th President for Franklin Pierce University

Following a unanimous vote of the board of trustees, Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has assisted in the recruitment of Peter A. Eden as the 7th president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. President Kim Mooney recently retired after serving eight years. Lucy Leske, Jeff Compher, and Kim Migoya led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Peter Eden as

partners

Norman Broadbent Expands in Scotland; Opens Second Office in Edinburgh

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, has more than doubled its headcount in Scotland and opened a second office in Edinburgh amid continued growth. Since establishing its physical footprint in Aberdeen, Norman Broadbent has opened a second office on Alva Street in Edinburgh’s West End and hired an additional seven staff

trends

When to Start the CEO Succession Planning Process

Boards are often reluctant to engage CEOs on their inevitable departure—even when the event may be imminent. Orchestrating succession timing feels like a complicated, delicate maneuver, even though discussing it should be part of business as usual, according to a new report from Egon Zehnder’s Kati Najipoor-Smith and Frank Heckner. “Highly effective boards ensure that

recruiting

Kincannon & Reed Recruits CEO for Meiogenix

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, has helped to recruit Ricardo Garcia de Alba as CEO of Meiogenix, Inc. an agriculture biotech company that develops disruptive new products based on its proprietary chromosome editing technology. He will succeed Luc Mathis, who has led the company for the

acquisition

Eastward Partners Acquires Press and Associates

New York-based Eastward Partners has acquired executive search firm Press and Associates. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Press & Associates, founded by its namesake, Paul Press, in December 2016 to be a search firm that exclusively supports private equity firms, and their portfolio companies hire executive-level talent across the technology function. Prior to the

trends

A Guide to Serving on a Search Committee

Search committees harness a range of perspectives to determine or advise on who will be placed in critical leadership roles. In offering their time, wisdom, and points of view during periods of change and transition, members of a search committee work together not only to fill a position but to build a bridge from one

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SearchWide Global Seeking New Leader for Visit Florida Keys

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been selected by Visit Florida Keys to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is spearheading the assignment. The CEO of Visit Florida Keys oversees the use of the tourism development taxes (TDT) collected in Monroe County, FL, through the Tourist Development Council

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Academic Career & Executive Search Seeking Dean for Boise State University

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has been tapped by Boise State University to lead in its search for a dean for the College of Engineering. Jennifer Muller, managing partner, is leading the search. The next dean must have a growth mentality and future-oriented outlook for the acquisition and allocation of resources to address strategic goals that position the

trends

Advice to New CEOs Building Their Team: Lead with Purpose, Embody Culture & Be Decisive

In Spencer Stuart’s role supporting hundreds of CEO transitions annually, one of the most common aspirations they hear from incoming leaders is the desire to develop an executive leadership team of direct reports that is enterprise-focused, highly collaborative, accountable to each other and widely respected. This ambition is well-founded: Aligned leadership teams grow revenue more

performance

Caldwell Posts 12.8 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $29.5 million (Canadian), a 12.8 percent gain from the same period a year ago. “Our team delivered significant revenue growth in the third quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “Caldwell saw an 77 percent increase in professional fees over our second quarter, which we are attributing to two factors. First,

recruiting

The Moran Company Tapped by Options for Supported Housing to Find New Leader

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been retained by Options for Supported Housing to lead in its search for a new executive director. Ann Graff, senior search consultant, is leading the assignment. The executive director is responsible for leading the organization in conducting and facilitating operations, working to market

trends

AI to Inject Rigor, Value and Agility into the Talent Game

More than 75 percent of CEOs predict that AI will change their businesses in the next 36 months. That means the very structure of organizations and their future talent demands are in for one massive jolt. It also begs the larger question: What changes are in store for recruiters and talent acquisition leaders as AI

recruiting

Frederickson Partners Recruits Interim Chief People Officer for SeekOut

Many changes in the workplace today are making it hard for companies to find and retain top senior-level talent. This has caused more organizations to look to interim leaders to fill talent gaps. Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Katie Coupe as the new interim chief people officer of talent intelligence platform

Managing an Age Diverse Workforce

The recent emphasis on creating truly diverse workforces and leadership teams has seen action on underrepresented groups like women, ethnic minorities, and the LGBT+ community. But when it comes to offering opportunity for all, in a fair manner, one group is frequently overlooked: the over-50s. And companies disregard this group at their peril, according to

Managing an Age Diverse Workforce

The recent emphasis on creating truly diverse workforces and leadership teams has seen action on underrepresented groups like women, ethnic minorities, and the LGBT+ community. But when it comes to offering opportunity for all, in a fair manner, one group is frequently overlooked: the over-50s. And companies disregard this group at their peril, according to

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits CEO for Philanthropy Massachusetts

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has assisted in the recruitment of Mary Skelton Roberts as the new CEO of Philanthropy Massachusetts. She replaces former CEO Jeffrey Poulos. Elizabeth Lombard led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome Mary as CEO of Philanthropy MA,” said board chair Peter Taylor, president of the Berkshire Taconic Community

Slone Partners Names President

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has appointed biotech and biopharma executive Eric Fink as managing partner and president. “Eric Fink is an extremely accomplished industry leader with deep expertise in almost all facets of business operations and growth strategies,” said Leslie Loveless, managing partner and CEO. “He joins our leadership team at a pivotal time in our evolution as

Strengthening Your Employment Brand to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Why should a high-performing employee who is head down, working hard, not looking for change, and doing a great job for your top competitor come to work for you? If your words don’t yet paint a very compelling why, you’ve got work to do, according to a recent report from Allen Austin’s Rob Andrews. “Short of

The Hawkins Company Tapped by The Inner City Education Foundation to Find New Leader

The Hawkins Company, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has been retained by The Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF). Yonnine Hawkins Garr, William Hawkins, and Tisa Jones are leading the assignment.  ICEF seeks a CEO to lead, transform and inspire a public charter school network with approximately 2,000 students, located at seven schools in LA (LAUSD)

Bespoke Partners Forms Alliance with Ampersand Leadership Group

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has formed an alliance with Ampersand Leadership Group, a leadership advisory firm for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. “Recognizing both firms’ expertise optimizing talent to drive value for private equity portfolio companies, this collaboration will give clients streamlined access to tailored talent solutions spanning the investment lifecycle,” Bespoke said.

ZRG Acquires Jamesbeck

ZRG, a global talent advisory firm and portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, has acquired Jamesbeck, a New York City-based recruitment firm specializing in senior-level talent for the broad investment management community across private market and traditional firms. Hunt Scanlon Ventures, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based human capital M&A advisory firm, served as an advisor to ZRG. “This strategic move aims

TM² Executive Search Tapped by Wiley University to Lead Provost Search

TM² Executive Search (TM²), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), has been retained by Wiley University to lead in its search for a provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dakota Doman, managing principal, is leading the assignment along with Amanda Washington Lockett, principal and senior consultant. This leadership position is essential for

IIC Partners Gains New Member Firm in Thailand

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. IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Thailand-based JacksonGrant Executive as its newest member

Key Traits for Navigating a Crisis

The concept of leadership is going through a profound transformation. Traditional leadership paradigms, which tend to emphasize stability and incremental progress, aren’t adaptable enough to address the complexities of a more volatile work-life-community dynamic and global marketplace, according to a recent report from Signium. The study says that organizations are now confronted with much bigger challenges:

ON Partners Recruits CFO for LeaseCrunch

ON Partners’ Tindall (Sewell) Hein and Jake Espenlaub recently helped recruit Jessica Hamilton as chief financial officer of LeaseCrunch LLC, an accounting software company in Milwaukee, WI. “Hamilton’s vast background and financial acumen are invaluable additions to our leadership team,” said Mark Weidick, CEO of LeaseCrunch. “We look forward to the contributions she will bring in steering our financial strategy.”

Metric Search Secures Multi-Million BGF Investment to Drive U.S. Growth

Specialist recruitment company Metric Search has secured a multi-million-pound investment from BGF, one of the largest growth capital investors in the U.K. and Ireland. “Metric has achieved remarkable success in a short amount of time, and is well placed to capitalize on the dynamic, growing U.S. recruitment market through its high quality, specialist service,” said

How to Implement a Positive Corporate Culture

Much has been said about the benefits of good corporate culture, but how does a company know if their culture is not a good one? “The first step is to evaluate your company culture,” said Christine Greybe, president, leadership consulting at DHR Global. “ You can do this by conducting an audit of your organization’s

A Look at How to Lead Through Crisis

In today’s unpredictable world, effectively leading through crises is essential for organizational survival and success. A new report from Bryant Group’s Emili Bennett says that crises such as public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity threats, reputational issues, natural disasters, political unrest and violence demand leaders who not only anticipate challenges but also exhibit

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits Chief Stores Officer for National Vision Holdings

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has helped to recruit Mark Banner as the chief stores officer for National Vision Holdings, Inc. He succeeds Sharon Petitt, who previously held the role and helped the company open more than 900 new stores since 2006. “Mark’s strong belief in the importance of customer experience, his

Value of Strong Portfolio Leadership During the Holding Period

Private equity firms typically seek candidates with a combination of strong academic credentials, relevant work experience, and a demonstrated interest in finance and investing. Hunt Scanlon Media recently sat down with Tim Tolan is founder, chairman, and managing partner of The Tolan Group and Tim Russell, managing partner of the firm to discuss hiring talent

WittKieffer Recruits 7th President for Franklin Pierce University

Following a unanimous vote of the board of trustees, Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has assisted in the recruitment of Peter A. Eden as the 7th president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. President Kim Mooney recently retired after serving eight years. Lucy Leske, Jeff Compher, and Kim Migoya led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Peter Eden as

Norman Broadbent Expands in Scotland; Opens Second Office in Edinburgh

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, has more than doubled its headcount in Scotland and opened a second office in Edinburgh amid continued growth. Since establishing its physical footprint in Aberdeen, Norman Broadbent has opened a second office on Alva Street in Edinburgh’s West End and hired an additional seven staff

When to Start the CEO Succession Planning Process

Boards are often reluctant to engage CEOs on their inevitable departure—even when the event may be imminent. Orchestrating succession timing feels like a complicated, delicate maneuver, even though discussing it should be part of business as usual, according to a new report from Egon Zehnder’s Kati Najipoor-Smith and Frank Heckner. “Highly effective boards ensure that

Kincannon & Reed Recruits CEO for Meiogenix

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, has helped to recruit Ricardo Garcia de Alba as CEO of Meiogenix, Inc. an agriculture biotech company that develops disruptive new products based on its proprietary chromosome editing technology. He will succeed Luc Mathis, who has led the company for the

Eastward Partners Acquires Press and Associates

New York-based Eastward Partners has acquired executive search firm Press and Associates. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Press & Associates, founded by its namesake, Paul Press, in December 2016 to be a search firm that exclusively supports private equity firms, and their portfolio companies hire executive-level talent across the technology function. Prior to the

A Guide to Serving on a Search Committee

Search committees harness a range of perspectives to determine or advise on who will be placed in critical leadership roles. In offering their time, wisdom, and points of view during periods of change and transition, members of a search committee work together not only to fill a position but to build a bridge from one

SearchWide Global Seeking New Leader for Visit Florida Keys

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been selected by Visit Florida Keys to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is spearheading the assignment. The CEO of Visit Florida Keys oversees the use of the tourism development taxes (TDT) collected in Monroe County, FL, through the Tourist Development Council

Academic Career & Executive Search Seeking Dean for Boise State University

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has been tapped by Boise State University to lead in its search for a dean for the College of Engineering. Jennifer Muller, managing partner, is leading the search. The next dean must have a growth mentality and future-oriented outlook for the acquisition and allocation of resources to address strategic goals that position the

Advice to New CEOs Building Their Team: Lead with Purpose, Embody Culture & Be Decisive

In Spencer Stuart’s role supporting hundreds of CEO transitions annually, one of the most common aspirations they hear from incoming leaders is the desire to develop an executive leadership team of direct reports that is enterprise-focused, highly collaborative, accountable to each other and widely respected. This ambition is well-founded: Aligned leadership teams grow revenue more

Caldwell Posts 12.8 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $29.5 million (Canadian), a 12.8 percent gain from the same period a year ago. “Our team delivered significant revenue growth in the third quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “Caldwell saw an 77 percent increase in professional fees over our second quarter, which we are attributing to two factors. First,

The Moran Company Tapped by Options for Supported Housing to Find New Leader

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been retained by Options for Supported Housing to lead in its search for a new executive director. Ann Graff, senior search consultant, is leading the assignment. The executive director is responsible for leading the organization in conducting and facilitating operations, working to market

AI to Inject Rigor, Value and Agility into the Talent Game

More than 75 percent of CEOs predict that AI will change their businesses in the next 36 months. That means the very structure of organizations and their future talent demands are in for one massive jolt. It also begs the larger question: What changes are in store for recruiters and talent acquisition leaders as AI

Frederickson Partners Recruits Interim Chief People Officer for SeekOut

Many changes in the workplace today are making it hard for companies to find and retain top senior-level talent. This has caused more organizations to look to interim leaders to fill talent gaps. Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Katie Coupe as the new interim chief people officer of talent intelligence platform

Bay Street Advisors Expands Investment Banking Team

Executive recruitment firm Bay Street Advisors has expanded with addition of Rhona Crockett as a key member of its investment banking team. “Rhona’s extensive experience and proven track record in the industry make her an invaluable addition to our team,” said Larry Baum, founder and CEO of Bay Street Advisors. “Her expertise will significantly bolster our capabilities

Why Every Private Equity Portco CEO Needs a Chief of Staff

The role of a chief of staff has evolved from its origins in the military and government to become a pivotal position in the corporate world. Initially coined by McKinsey for the U.S. government, the chief of staff role has transitioned into the private sector, proving particularly invaluable in private equity portfolio companies (portcos). For

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