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recruiting

Rosenzweig & Company Recruits CEO for Microcel

Executive search firm Rosenzweig & Company has placed Adam Ingrao as the new president and CEO of Microcel, a leader in the distribution of global technology brands across Canada and portfolio company of Los Angeles-based Atar Capital. The search concluded just as the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading throughout North America. “Only a relatively small percentage of senior

launches

BIPOC Executive Search Launched in Canada

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: BIPOC Executive Search Inc. has been launched to focus on the recruitment of black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) for organizations across Canada. The new venture is inspired by the

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trends

How the Talent Game is Changing

Much like everything else having to do with hiring and recruiting, executive search is changing. The inability to meet face to face has had a big impact on every organization’s ability to effectively assess the quality of senior-level candidates, according to a new report from Rhys Metler of IQ Partners. But there’s more: The search

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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

Academic Search Recruits President for United Lutheran Seminary

Following an extensive search, education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has assisted the United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) in the placement of Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin as its next president. His appointment is effective Aug. 1. Bishop Erwin succeeds interim president, the Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann. Bishop Erwin, the fourth bishop of the Southwest California Synod of

partners

WittKieffer Names Head of Education Practice

WittKieffer has named Zachary A. Smith as managing partner of its education practice. He inherits the role from colleague Robin Mamlet, with whom he co-led the practice for the past year as part of a planned transition. Ms. Mamlet remains with the firm and will continue to partner with Mr. Smith in the coming year while also devoting

trends

What the New Normal Might Look Like for Companies After COVID-19

As countries around the world ease their lockdown restrictions, workers are looking forward to getting back to normal. But what will “normal” look like in the post-COVID business environment? In two new reports, Philippe Tschannen, global managing partner of H.I. Executive Consulting, outlines major changes your company can expect and explores the impact this will have on digital

recruiting

Pillar Search & Consulting Assists Jewish Vocational Service in CIO Search

Pillar Search & Consulting has placed Jim Santiago as the new chief information officer of Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) in Boston. “We look forward to Jim’s leadership as JVS evolves into an agency with a fully integrated, highly effective tech infrastructure and systems which will optimize staff, client and alumni success,” said Kira Khazatsky, chief operating

partners

Beecher Reagan Names EMEA Partner 

Houston-based executive search firm Beecher Reagan has appointed Georgina Pawley as EMEA partner. She will serve as the firm’s global technology services practice leader and co-global private equity practice leader. Ms. Pawley brings a wealth of expertise in human capital strategy and recruitment in the digital transformation space to Beecher Reagan’s consulting practice. She works with professional services

trends

Your Job as a Leader

In today’s challenging times, leadership is needed more than ever. “What we need right now is calm, steady leadership; not panic, hysteria, and rush to judgment,” says Rob Andrews, chairman and CEO of Houston-based executive search firm Allen Austin, in a new report. “We need our leaders to tell us we’re going to be OK,

partners

Odgers Berndtson Expands Aerospace, Defense & National Security Search Practice

John Hambley has joined Odgers Berndtson’s aerospace, defense and national security practice as a principal. “John is a great addition to the Odgers Berndtson team as we continue to grow our U.S. executive search and leadership services, as well as continue to help the Odgers Berndtson global practices expand,” said Steve Potter, U.S. CEO of

recruiting

Hobson Leavy Recruits Chief People and Culture Officer for Beca Group

As companies look to build internal brand awareness and set their sights on establishing and driving their own unique cultures, chief people officers are coming more into vogue. Recently, New Zealand executive search firm Hobson Leavy placed former Air New Zealand executive Anne Henry as chief people and culture officer for Beca Group. “We are delighted to welcome Anne to Beca,”

performance

Caldwell Records 42 Percent Q3 Revenue Decline

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $11.5 million (Canadian), a 42 percent decrease from a year ago. Like many companies, the firm’s performance was impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a challenging business environment for the executive search industry,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “Our third quarter revenue is down 42 percent over last

partners

BarkerGilmore Adds Legal Expert as Senior Advisor

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added legal operations pioneer Audrey Rubin to its advisory and coaching division. Ms. Rubin is nationally acclaimed as both a pioneer of the legal operations function and a preeminent leader in the business of law, with an innovative background in advising law

recruiting

Spencer Stuart Assists the National Council on Aging with CEO Search

Spencer Stuart has assisted the National Council on Aging (NCOA) with the recruitment of Ramsey Alwin as its next president and CEO. Current president and CEO James Firman announced late last year his plans to retire from the organization after 25 years of service. Consultants Jennifer Heenan and Leslie Hortum led the assignment. “Ramsey has

trends

Another 1.3 Million Americans File for Jobless Claims

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.3 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 15th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting 1.38 million claims. The latest numbers reflect

launches

Sheffield Haworth Adds Managing Director to Consulting, Technology & Services Practice; Expands to West Coast 

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Sam Wallace as a managing director to the firm’s consulting, technology and services (CTS) practice. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Wallace will be responsible for leading and growing the practice across the Americas. Ms. Wallace has an extensive track record focusing on senior hires for technology

recruiting

accelHRate Assists Venture Global LNG in CFO Search

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has placed Jack Thayer as the new CFO of Venture Global LNG Inc. “We are delighted to welcome Jack to our experienced leadership team,” co-chief executive officers Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly stated. “He has an outstanding record of accomplishment as chief financial officer at two

recruiting

Caldwell Fills Key Posts for PE-Backed Episerver and Tricentis

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are

recruiting

DiMarchi Partners Places CEO at Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Grand Junction / Boulder, CO-based DiMarchi Partners has recruited Brian McGuire as the new CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, a producer of certified organic bread. “All vetting, interviewing and evaluation were done remotely through ZOOM, SKYPE and other formats,” said Paul DiMarchi, founder and president of the firm. “This shows a leap of faith by all parties, as well as how efficiently critical

partners

Raines International Expands Asset Management Practice 

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Engy Lamour as senior vice president of its asset management practice. Based in New York City, Mr. Lamour has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management and alternative investments industry and is recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise and vast executive network. As a member

trends

When is the Right Time to Change Jobs?

Leaving a job is stressful under any circumstances. It is hard enough to do when times are normal. And 2020 is hardly normal. Everything is in ­flux, and even more challenging, those changes are largely happening remotely, this according to a new report authored by Richard Stein, chief growth officer at Options Group. “It’s good to remember, therefore,

Bishop & Company Seeking CEO for Hawaii Tourism Authority

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has contracted with Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The assignment is being spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson, the search firm’s director of executive recruitment. The organization’s current leader, Chris Tatum, announced last month that he would be

funding

The Mom Project Announces $25 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, The Mom Project, a talent marketplace, closed a $25 million series B funding round, bringing total funding at the Chicago-based company to $36 million. The Mom Project aims to connect women, including mothers, with employment opportunities. Its platform has amassed

recruiting

Cejka Search Assists Iowa Clinic in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Ben Vallier as the new CEO of the Iowa Clinic. He succeeds Ed Brown, who helped found the clinic in 1994 and led the organization for more than 25 years before announcing his plans to step down from the top job last September. The assignment was led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president

launches

Hanold Associates Launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice

Hanold Associates has launched a global diversity, equity and inclusion practice and named Keri Gavin as practice leader. As one of the nation’s top C-suite HR leadership providers, the search firm has led dozens of critical chief diversity and inclusion officer searches for clients such Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, MGM Resorts International, Major League Baseball,

recruiting

Diversified Search Assists DairyAmerica in CEO Search 

Julie Kanak of Diversified Search has recently assisted Fresno, CA-headquartered DairyAmerica in the recruitment of Patricia Smith as its new president and CEO. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in a number of senior leadership capacities over the past 20 years in the dairy processing and food ingredient industry. “DairyAmerica sits at the forefront of one of the

performance

Korn Ferry Posts Flat Year-End Revenues; Q4 Down 10.2 Percent 

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2020 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, flat 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 $490.8 million, a decline of 10.2 percent. The firm reported restricting charges of $40.5 million in its fourth quarter. Net income

recruiting

ZRG Recruits President for AccelerātUM

ZRG has recruited Brett Feddersen as the president of AccelerātUM, a new entity founded by the former head of the FAA and industry colleagues to advance the unmanned air mobility industry. Managing directors Samantha Foster and Craig Sabina led the assignment. “ZRG managing directors Craig Sabina and Samantha Foster were instrumental in Brett’s recruitment,” AccelerātUM

Economic Strain Continues as 1.3 Million Americans File for Unemployment

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.3 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 16th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting 1.5 million claims. The latest numbers reflect

Economic Strain Continues as 1.3 Million Americans File for Unemployment

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.3 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 16th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting 1.5 million claims. The latest numbers reflect

Rosenzweig & Company Recruits CEO for Microcel

Executive search firm Rosenzweig & Company has placed Adam Ingrao as the new president and CEO of Microcel, a leader in the distribution of global technology brands across Canada and portfolio company of Los Angeles-based Atar Capital. The search concluded just as the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading throughout North America. “Only a relatively small percentage of senior

BIPOC Executive Search Launched in Canada

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: BIPOC Executive Search Inc. has been launched to focus on the recruitment of black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) for organizations across Canada. The new venture is inspired by the

How the Talent Game is Changing

Much like everything else having to do with hiring and recruiting, executive search is changing. The inability to meet face to face has had a big impact on every organization’s ability to effectively assess the quality of senior-level candidates, according to a new report from Rhys Metler of IQ Partners. But there’s more: The search

Academic Search Recruits President for United Lutheran Seminary

Following an extensive search, education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has assisted the United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) in the placement of Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin as its next president. His appointment is effective Aug. 1. Bishop Erwin succeeds interim president, the Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann. Bishop Erwin, the fourth bishop of the Southwest California Synod of

WittKieffer Names Head of Education Practice

WittKieffer has named Zachary A. Smith as managing partner of its education practice. He inherits the role from colleague Robin Mamlet, with whom he co-led the practice for the past year as part of a planned transition. Ms. Mamlet remains with the firm and will continue to partner with Mr. Smith in the coming year while also devoting

What the New Normal Might Look Like for Companies After COVID-19

As countries around the world ease their lockdown restrictions, workers are looking forward to getting back to normal. But what will “normal” look like in the post-COVID business environment? In two new reports, Philippe Tschannen, global managing partner of H.I. Executive Consulting, outlines major changes your company can expect and explores the impact this will have on digital

Pillar Search & Consulting Assists Jewish Vocational Service in CIO Search

Pillar Search & Consulting has placed Jim Santiago as the new chief information officer of Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) in Boston. “We look forward to Jim’s leadership as JVS evolves into an agency with a fully integrated, highly effective tech infrastructure and systems which will optimize staff, client and alumni success,” said Kira Khazatsky, chief operating

Beecher Reagan Names EMEA Partner 

Houston-based executive search firm Beecher Reagan has appointed Georgina Pawley as EMEA partner. She will serve as the firm’s global technology services practice leader and co-global private equity practice leader. Ms. Pawley brings a wealth of expertise in human capital strategy and recruitment in the digital transformation space to Beecher Reagan’s consulting practice. She works with professional services

Your Job as a Leader

In today’s challenging times, leadership is needed more than ever. “What we need right now is calm, steady leadership; not panic, hysteria, and rush to judgment,” says Rob Andrews, chairman and CEO of Houston-based executive search firm Allen Austin, in a new report. “We need our leaders to tell us we’re going to be OK,

Odgers Berndtson Expands Aerospace, Defense & National Security Search Practice

John Hambley has joined Odgers Berndtson’s aerospace, defense and national security practice as a principal. “John is a great addition to the Odgers Berndtson team as we continue to grow our U.S. executive search and leadership services, as well as continue to help the Odgers Berndtson global practices expand,” said Steve Potter, U.S. CEO of

Hobson Leavy Recruits Chief People and Culture Officer for Beca Group

As companies look to build internal brand awareness and set their sights on establishing and driving their own unique cultures, chief people officers are coming more into vogue. Recently, New Zealand executive search firm Hobson Leavy placed former Air New Zealand executive Anne Henry as chief people and culture officer for Beca Group. “We are delighted to welcome Anne to Beca,”

Caldwell Records 42 Percent Q3 Revenue Decline

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $11.5 million (Canadian), a 42 percent decrease from a year ago. Like many companies, the firm’s performance was impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a challenging business environment for the executive search industry,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “Our third quarter revenue is down 42 percent over last

BarkerGilmore Adds Legal Expert as Senior Advisor

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added legal operations pioneer Audrey Rubin to its advisory and coaching division. Ms. Rubin is nationally acclaimed as both a pioneer of the legal operations function and a preeminent leader in the business of law, with an innovative background in advising law

Spencer Stuart Assists the National Council on Aging with CEO Search

Spencer Stuart has assisted the National Council on Aging (NCOA) with the recruitment of Ramsey Alwin as its next president and CEO. Current president and CEO James Firman announced late last year his plans to retire from the organization after 25 years of service. Consultants Jennifer Heenan and Leslie Hortum led the assignment. “Ramsey has

Another 1.3 Million Americans File for Jobless Claims

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.3 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 15th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting 1.38 million claims. The latest numbers reflect

Sheffield Haworth Adds Managing Director to Consulting, Technology & Services Practice; Expands to West Coast 

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Sam Wallace as a managing director to the firm’s consulting, technology and services (CTS) practice. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Wallace will be responsible for leading and growing the practice across the Americas. Ms. Wallace has an extensive track record focusing on senior hires for technology

accelHRate Assists Venture Global LNG in CFO Search

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has placed Jack Thayer as the new CFO of Venture Global LNG Inc. “We are delighted to welcome Jack to our experienced leadership team,” co-chief executive officers Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly stated. “He has an outstanding record of accomplishment as chief financial officer at two

Caldwell Fills Key Posts for PE-Backed Episerver and Tricentis

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are

DiMarchi Partners Places CEO at Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Grand Junction / Boulder, CO-based DiMarchi Partners has recruited Brian McGuire as the new CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, a producer of certified organic bread. “All vetting, interviewing and evaluation were done remotely through ZOOM, SKYPE and other formats,” said Paul DiMarchi, founder and president of the firm. “This shows a leap of faith by all parties, as well as how efficiently critical

Raines International Expands Asset Management Practice 

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Engy Lamour as senior vice president of its asset management practice. Based in New York City, Mr. Lamour has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management and alternative investments industry and is recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise and vast executive network. As a member

When is the Right Time to Change Jobs?

Leaving a job is stressful under any circumstances. It is hard enough to do when times are normal. And 2020 is hardly normal. Everything is in ­flux, and even more challenging, those changes are largely happening remotely, this according to a new report authored by Richard Stein, chief growth officer at Options Group. “It’s good to remember, therefore,

Bishop & Company Seeking CEO for Hawaii Tourism Authority

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has contracted with Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The assignment is being spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson, the search firm’s director of executive recruitment. The organization’s current leader, Chris Tatum, announced last month that he would be

The Mom Project Announces $25 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, The Mom Project, a talent marketplace, closed a $25 million series B funding round, bringing total funding at the Chicago-based company to $36 million. The Mom Project aims to connect women, including mothers, with employment opportunities. Its platform has amassed

Cejka Search Assists Iowa Clinic in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Ben Vallier as the new CEO of the Iowa Clinic. He succeeds Ed Brown, who helped found the clinic in 1994 and led the organization for more than 25 years before announcing his plans to step down from the top job last September. The assignment was led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president

Hanold Associates Launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice

Hanold Associates has launched a global diversity, equity and inclusion practice and named Keri Gavin as practice leader. As one of the nation’s top C-suite HR leadership providers, the search firm has led dozens of critical chief diversity and inclusion officer searches for clients such Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, MGM Resorts International, Major League Baseball,

Diversified Search Assists DairyAmerica in CEO Search 

Julie Kanak of Diversified Search has recently assisted Fresno, CA-headquartered DairyAmerica in the recruitment of Patricia Smith as its new president and CEO. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in a number of senior leadership capacities over the past 20 years in the dairy processing and food ingredient industry. “DairyAmerica sits at the forefront of one of the

Korn Ferry Posts Flat Year-End Revenues; Q4 Down 10.2 Percent 

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2020 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, flat 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 $490.8 million, a decline of 10.2 percent. The firm reported restricting charges of $40.5 million in its fourth quarter. Net income

ZRG Recruits President for AccelerātUM

ZRG has recruited Brett Feddersen as the president of AccelerātUM, a new entity founded by the former head of the FAA and industry colleagues to advance the unmanned air mobility industry. Managing directors Samantha Foster and Craig Sabina led the assignment. “ZRG managing directors Craig Sabina and Samantha Foster were instrumental in Brett’s recruitment,” AccelerātUM

Versique Search and Consulting Names CFO

Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has promoted Erik Fortier to chief financial officer. In this role, he will oversee the company’s finance operations as well as HR, IT and office administration functions, and will focus on maintaining Versique’s continued growth and helping to drive its strategic initiatives. “Erik has brought a whole new level

Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and

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