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Jobless Claims Plunge as Nation Enters Post-Pandemic Recovery Stage

The Labor Department reported that 498,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 37,000 from 553,000 to 590,000. With the revisions, this is the lowest level of claims since the

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Prodigy Search Seeking President of Risk Management for Player’s Health

Prodigy Search has been retained by Player’s Health to lead its search for a president of risk management for its North American business. Player’s Health is a risk services and insurance firm that protects athletes and sports organizations with a comprehensive risk management platform. This role will be based in Minnesota with national responsibility as

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Korn Ferry Seeks CHRO for University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has initiated a national search to replace retiring chief human resources officer Alesia Jones. Korn Ferry is conducting the assignment. The CHRO reports to senior vice president for administration and financial affairs Brian Burnett. “This search is incredibly important to ensure UAB continues to support our most precious

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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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N2Growth Names Leader of Executive Search Operations in Southeast Asia

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has appointed Steve Manning as managing partner and leader of executive search operations in Southeast Asia. “Steve is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. “He’s not only a proven player but a great human

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Odgers Berndtson Launches Proprietary Intelligence Platform OBDynamics

Odgers Berndtson today launches a proprietary intelligence platform, OBDynamics, which uses big-data and machine learning to deliver data-informed talent intelligence and recruitment services rapidly and accurately. Built on a continually updated data lake of 1.1 billion personal and corporate records, all of which are gathered in accordance with the most stringent international privacy regulations, OBDynamics’ AI-powered

recruiting

Hanold Associates Places Head of Executive Recruiting at American Airlines 

Partners Sonia Nagra and Ashley Schiele of Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search recently assisted American Airlines in the recruitment of Maria-Clara Vasconcellos as head of executive recruiting. “Maria Clara is a vibrant and passionate talent acquisition leader who possesses a fantastic ability to attract best-in-class talent,” said Ms. Nagra. “She will be instrumental in creating an exceptional candidate

Carrington & Carrington Retained by Amherst College to Recruit CHRO

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The latest: Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has been enlisted by Amherst College in Massachusetts to find a new chief human resources officer. “Human resources at Amherst is at the end of a period of dramatic transformation in which

partners

DHR International Appoints Leaders for Global Consumer Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has named Marcey Rubin Stamas and Kristi LeBlanc as managing partners of its global consumer practice group. “Marcey and Kristi are highly collaborative leaders committed to the success of our global consumer practice clients,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR. “Their proven track record of successful placements across consumer product, consumer service and hospitality companies globally make them

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Penrhyn International Adds New Member Firm in China

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. Global executive search consortium Penrhyn

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Pitfalls to Avoid in Virtual Executive Onboarding

As we look back on working through a global pandemic, we are all taking stock of how various elements of business life have changed in dramatic ways, Todd Fryling of Summit Leadership Partners opined in a new report. “Last year, hiring, particularly at top leadership levels, fundamentally shut down, and most thought it was going to be

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Academic Search Assists Council of Independent Colleges Recruit New President

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has assisted the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., in the recruitment of Marjorie Hass as its new president. Richard Ekman, who led the organization for 20 years, announced last fall that he would be retiring in July. Senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo led the assignment along with president and

partners

Odgers Berndtson Canada Names Chief Marketing Officer

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Lori Dyne as chief marketing officer. “Lori’s previous experience supporting the growth of executive search, interim executive and leadership advisory businesses, coupled with her keen understanding of how to leverage digital to deepen the client relationship, will play an important role in the ongoing growth of our business,” said Carl Lovas, chairman

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Academic Career & Executive Search Taps Founding Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Tasha Alston as the inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer for the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford in Bradford, PA. Jennifer Muller, managing partner and senior consultant, led the assignment for the search firm. “The University of Pittsburgh-Bradford required a committed, dynamic leader with a proven history of providing students

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The Dahill Group Expands into Clean Energy and Minerals Extraction Industries

Denver, CO-based executive search firm The Dahill Group has expanded its recruiting services and expertise into the clean energy and minerals extraction industries, complementing its core oil and gas business. “As the energy industry transitions to a lower carbon future, we are expanding to meet the broader needs of our clients and the natural resources industry

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Creating a Formidable, Tech-Driven Search Firm

Two years ago, when Caldwell and IQTalent Partners first started working together, it was nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Toronto-based Caldwell was looking for research support when one of the firm’s partners recommended the technology-driven talent acquisition solutions firm in Nashville, TN. So it was that Caldwell enlisted IQTalent Partners to help augment its

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McDermott + Bull Recruits CEO for Prince’s Trust 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed Jessica Greer Morris as the new chief executive officer of Prince’s Trust. She will help launch the U.K.-based youth charity organization in the U.S., serving as its first CEO. The search was completed by McDermott + Bull managing director Sue Waterbury and executive recruiter Allison Cox. Ms. Morris will guide the organization through a

recruiting

Anthem Executive Conducting President Search for Lamar University

Anthem Executive has been retained by the Texas State University System (TSUS) to lead the president search for Lamar University (LU) in Beaumont. Leading the assignment are Scott Watson, Michael Ballew and Florene Stawowy, supported by Mike JR Wheless and John Rudley. Current president Kenneth Evans announced in January that he would be stepping down,

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Boyden Assists Planned Parenthood Toronto in the Recruitment of New CEO

Following a comprehensive search, Boyden has placed Mohini Datta-Ray as the new executive director of Planned Parenthood Toronto. Partner Pamela Colquhoun led the assignment. “Mohini’s past work has seen her lead HIV community development, prevention education, youth-focused sex education and healthy relationship projects with a number of communities impacted by racism and poverty in Toronto and Ontario,” said

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IMSA Search Expands into Portugal with ARGO Partners

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners continues its growth and expansion push, affiliating with ARGO Partners in Portugal. This addition of the ARGO team will further strengthen IMSA Search’s presence in the SEMEA region. “We are very excited about this collaboration,” said Monika Ciesielska, president of IMSA Search Global Partners. “The IMSA Portugal team is well-positioned to

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Hiring Post Pandemic and the Growing Need for Search Firms

In the blink of an eye, the technology industry has flipped from a candidate-driven market to one that is client-driven, with the majority of companies cautiously assessing their needs to hire and grow, according to a recent report by StevenDouglas. “Many organizations are having to adjust to significantly decreased revenues, and thus, make tough decisions.

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for Enveda Biosciences

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare and life sciences organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the sector has been a burgeoning area for executive search firms to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners placed Sotirios Karathanasis as the new chief science officer at Enveda

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CarterBaldwin Seeks President for Southwest Baptist University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been enlisted to help find the next president of Southwest Baptist University (SBU). Partner Bill Peterson and associate partner Scott Tanksley are spearheading the assignment. The university’s former president, Eric A. Turner, resigned effective last November after two years in the role. Brad Johnson, SBU’s vice president of university advancement, is

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Versique Search and Consulting Adds HR Veteran to Lead Client Partnerships

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has expanded with the addition of former HR leader Jenna Estlick to be the firm’s managing director of client partnerships. In her role, she will be responsible for leading the human resources

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The Amrop Partnership Forms Alliance with JM Search

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, and The Amrop Partnership, have formed a strategic alliance that will see both companies expanding their offerings for their clients as well as growing their respective global reach. “We are very excited about our alliance with Amrop,” said John Marshall, chief

trends

The New Business Imperative: Diversity & Inclusion

With research proving that companies with more ethnically and culturally diverse teams increase their productivity, reduce turnover and inch up profits, Glocap Search, in response, recently created a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practice. The recruiting firm joins a chorus of rivals eyeing the DE&I space. “Since 1997, we have been a trusted advisor to

trends

Jobless Claims Stand at Lowest Level in Over a Year

The Labor Department reported this morning that 553,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 19,000 from 547,000 to 566,000. With the revisions, this is the lowest level of claims since

recruiting

SPMB Assists Impossible Foods Recruit Chief Experience Officer

SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in the placement of former Apple creative leader Steve Turner as chief experience officer of Impossible Foods. Partner Becky Stein led the search. “Steve Turner was the best of an exceptionally talented group of all-star candidates to take Impossible to

recruiting

The Moran Company Seeks New Leader for Hear Indiana

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, was recently called in to help find the next chief executive officer for Hear Indiana, which works to create equal opportunities for children with hearing loss through listening and spoken language. Leading the assignment is senior search consultant Don Harkins. Naomi Horton,

6 Critical Factors for Selecting the Right Executive Search Firm 

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that leadership matters. Whether you are bolstering your C-suite to support continued success and growth or seeking executives to help redefine your strategy in the face of change, you need an executive search firm that can connect you with leading-edge talent. A new report from The Bowdoin Group and

6 Critical Factors for Selecting the Right Executive Search Firm 

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that leadership matters. Whether you are bolstering your C-suite to support continued success and growth or seeking executives to help redefine your strategy in the face of change, you need an executive search firm that can connect you with leading-edge talent. A new report from The Bowdoin Group and

Jobless Claims Plunge as Nation Enters Post-Pandemic Recovery Stage

The Labor Department reported that 498,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 37,000 from 553,000 to 590,000. With the revisions, this is the lowest level of claims since the

Prodigy Search Seeking President of Risk Management for Player’s Health

Prodigy Search has been retained by Player’s Health to lead its search for a president of risk management for its North American business. Player’s Health is a risk services and insurance firm that protects athletes and sports organizations with a comprehensive risk management platform. This role will be based in Minnesota with national responsibility as

Korn Ferry Seeks CHRO for University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has initiated a national search to replace retiring chief human resources officer Alesia Jones. Korn Ferry is conducting the assignment. The CHRO reports to senior vice president for administration and financial affairs Brian Burnett. “This search is incredibly important to ensure UAB continues to support our most precious

N2Growth Names Leader of Executive Search Operations in Southeast Asia

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has appointed Steve Manning as managing partner and leader of executive search operations in Southeast Asia. “Steve is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. “He’s not only a proven player but a great human

Odgers Berndtson Launches Proprietary Intelligence Platform OBDynamics

Odgers Berndtson today launches a proprietary intelligence platform, OBDynamics, which uses big-data and machine learning to deliver data-informed talent intelligence and recruitment services rapidly and accurately. Built on a continually updated data lake of 1.1 billion personal and corporate records, all of which are gathered in accordance with the most stringent international privacy regulations, OBDynamics’ AI-powered

Hanold Associates Places Head of Executive Recruiting at American Airlines 

Partners Sonia Nagra and Ashley Schiele of Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search recently assisted American Airlines in the recruitment of Maria-Clara Vasconcellos as head of executive recruiting. “Maria Clara is a vibrant and passionate talent acquisition leader who possesses a fantastic ability to attract best-in-class talent,” said Ms. Nagra. “She will be instrumental in creating an exceptional candidate

Carrington & Carrington Retained by Amherst College to Recruit CHRO

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The latest: Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has been enlisted by Amherst College in Massachusetts to find a new chief human resources officer. “Human resources at Amherst is at the end of a period of dramatic transformation in which

DHR International Appoints Leaders for Global Consumer Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has named Marcey Rubin Stamas and Kristi LeBlanc as managing partners of its global consumer practice group. “Marcey and Kristi are highly collaborative leaders committed to the success of our global consumer practice clients,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR. “Their proven track record of successful placements across consumer product, consumer service and hospitality companies globally make them

Penrhyn International Adds New Member Firm in China

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. Global executive search consortium Penrhyn

Pitfalls to Avoid in Virtual Executive Onboarding

As we look back on working through a global pandemic, we are all taking stock of how various elements of business life have changed in dramatic ways, Todd Fryling of Summit Leadership Partners opined in a new report. “Last year, hiring, particularly at top leadership levels, fundamentally shut down, and most thought it was going to be

Academic Search Assists Council of Independent Colleges Recruit New President

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has assisted the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., in the recruitment of Marjorie Hass as its new president. Richard Ekman, who led the organization for 20 years, announced last fall that he would be retiring in July. Senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo led the assignment along with president and

Odgers Berndtson Canada Names Chief Marketing Officer

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Lori Dyne as chief marketing officer. “Lori’s previous experience supporting the growth of executive search, interim executive and leadership advisory businesses, coupled with her keen understanding of how to leverage digital to deepen the client relationship, will play an important role in the ongoing growth of our business,” said Carl Lovas, chairman

Academic Career & Executive Search Taps Founding Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Tasha Alston as the inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer for the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford in Bradford, PA. Jennifer Muller, managing partner and senior consultant, led the assignment for the search firm. “The University of Pittsburgh-Bradford required a committed, dynamic leader with a proven history of providing students

The Dahill Group Expands into Clean Energy and Minerals Extraction Industries

Denver, CO-based executive search firm The Dahill Group has expanded its recruiting services and expertise into the clean energy and minerals extraction industries, complementing its core oil and gas business. “As the energy industry transitions to a lower carbon future, we are expanding to meet the broader needs of our clients and the natural resources industry

Creating a Formidable, Tech-Driven Search Firm

Two years ago, when Caldwell and IQTalent Partners first started working together, it was nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Toronto-based Caldwell was looking for research support when one of the firm’s partners recommended the technology-driven talent acquisition solutions firm in Nashville, TN. So it was that Caldwell enlisted IQTalent Partners to help augment its

McDermott + Bull Recruits CEO for Prince’s Trust 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed Jessica Greer Morris as the new chief executive officer of Prince’s Trust. She will help launch the U.K.-based youth charity organization in the U.S., serving as its first CEO. The search was completed by McDermott + Bull managing director Sue Waterbury and executive recruiter Allison Cox. Ms. Morris will guide the organization through a

Anthem Executive Conducting President Search for Lamar University

Anthem Executive has been retained by the Texas State University System (TSUS) to lead the president search for Lamar University (LU) in Beaumont. Leading the assignment are Scott Watson, Michael Ballew and Florene Stawowy, supported by Mike JR Wheless and John Rudley. Current president Kenneth Evans announced in January that he would be stepping down,

Boyden Assists Planned Parenthood Toronto in the Recruitment of New CEO

Following a comprehensive search, Boyden has placed Mohini Datta-Ray as the new executive director of Planned Parenthood Toronto. Partner Pamela Colquhoun led the assignment. “Mohini’s past work has seen her lead HIV community development, prevention education, youth-focused sex education and healthy relationship projects with a number of communities impacted by racism and poverty in Toronto and Ontario,” said

IMSA Search Expands into Portugal with ARGO Partners

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners continues its growth and expansion push, affiliating with ARGO Partners in Portugal. This addition of the ARGO team will further strengthen IMSA Search’s presence in the SEMEA region. “We are very excited about this collaboration,” said Monika Ciesielska, president of IMSA Search Global Partners. “The IMSA Portugal team is well-positioned to

Hiring Post Pandemic and the Growing Need for Search Firms

In the blink of an eye, the technology industry has flipped from a candidate-driven market to one that is client-driven, with the majority of companies cautiously assessing their needs to hire and grow, according to a recent report by StevenDouglas. “Many organizations are having to adjust to significantly decreased revenues, and thus, make tough decisions.

Slone Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for Enveda Biosciences

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare and life sciences organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the sector has been a burgeoning area for executive search firms to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners placed Sotirios Karathanasis as the new chief science officer at Enveda

CarterBaldwin Seeks President for Southwest Baptist University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been enlisted to help find the next president of Southwest Baptist University (SBU). Partner Bill Peterson and associate partner Scott Tanksley are spearheading the assignment. The university’s former president, Eric A. Turner, resigned effective last November after two years in the role. Brad Johnson, SBU’s vice president of university advancement, is

Versique Search and Consulting Adds HR Veteran to Lead Client Partnerships

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has expanded with the addition of former HR leader Jenna Estlick to be the firm’s managing director of client partnerships. In her role, she will be responsible for leading the human resources

The Amrop Partnership Forms Alliance with JM Search

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, and The Amrop Partnership, have formed a strategic alliance that will see both companies expanding their offerings for their clients as well as growing their respective global reach. “We are very excited about our alliance with Amrop,” said John Marshall, chief

The New Business Imperative: Diversity & Inclusion

With research proving that companies with more ethnically and culturally diverse teams increase their productivity, reduce turnover and inch up profits, Glocap Search, in response, recently created a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practice. The recruiting firm joins a chorus of rivals eyeing the DE&I space. “Since 1997, we have been a trusted advisor to

Jobless Claims Stand at Lowest Level in Over a Year

The Labor Department reported this morning that 553,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 19,000 from 547,000 to 566,000. With the revisions, this is the lowest level of claims since

SPMB Assists Impossible Foods Recruit Chief Experience Officer

SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in the placement of former Apple creative leader Steve Turner as chief experience officer of Impossible Foods. Partner Becky Stein led the search. “Steve Turner was the best of an exceptionally talented group of all-star candidates to take Impossible to

The Moran Company Seeks New Leader for Hear Indiana

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, was recently called in to help find the next chief executive officer for Hear Indiana, which works to create equal opportunities for children with hearing loss through listening and spoken language. Leading the assignment is senior search consultant Don Harkins. Naomi Horton,

GattiHR Launches Digital Health and Defense & Aerospace Practices

Quincy, MA-headquartered executive search firm GattiHR recently launched digital health and defense & aerospace practices which will be led by vice presidents Michael Delisle and Luis Beruff, respectively. “We see the addition of these two practice areas as part of our complimentary growth strategy and commitment to specialization,” the search firm said. “With the collective

The Impact of Age and Gender on Board Appointments

For even the most talented people who have the right mix of experience, career options will narrow as an individual’s age advances. There is a critical time in an executive’s life when their likelihood for being appointed to a board sharply declines, according to a new BoardEx study: “The Right Age to be a Director,” which

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