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recruiting

680 Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for SecurityScorecard

New York City-based executive search firm 680 Partners has placed Mike Maziarz as chief marketing officer of SecurityScorecard. Ross Freeman, founder and CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Maziarz has 25 years of experience in senior roles at Coupa / Exari, Safelight Security, Novell and CSC. Beginning his career as a software engineer, then

recruiting

Vantage West Credit Union Picks D. Hilton Associates for CEO Search

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has about 5,300 federally insured credit unions, with more than $1.5 trillion in assets and 118.3 million members, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000

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Robert Half Appoints New CEO, Announces Management Changes

Robert Half International Inc. has appointed longtime company executive M. Keith Waddell as its new CEO, effective Dec. 15. He succeeds Harold M. Messmer Jr., who held the position for 33 years. Mr. Messmer, one of the longest serving recruitment chief executives, will continue as executive chairman. Mr. Waddell is currently vice chairman, president and CFO, leading Robert

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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?

growth

Saxton Bampfylde Forms Alliance with Executive Coaching Firm Praesta

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has formed a new partnership with executive coaching firm Praesta Partners. “The innovative partnership is part of continuing work by Saxton Bampfylde and our global partners across Panorama Search to expand our leadership services offering, which includes board review, executive assessment, team development and talent mapping,” the search firm said. Praesta Partners coach senior

leadstory, recruiting

Florida State University Taps DHR International for Head Football Coach

Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has been selected by Florida State University to assist in the search for a new head football coach. Florida State athletic director David Coburn made the decision to fire coach Willie Taggart last week after going 9-12 during his tenure with the team. Veteran assistant Odell

recruiting

Caldwell Places Chief Experience Officer at Caliber Collisions

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed former Jamba Juice chief marketing officer Claudia Schaefer as chief experience officer of Caliber Collisions. “Ms. Schaefer will be responsible for furthering the Caliber brand and delivering a powerful and emotional internal and external customer experience,” said Steve Grimshaw,

recruiting

Polachi Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Veracode

Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Elana Anderson as chief marketing officer of Veracode, a provider of application security testing solutions. Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. Reporting to CEO Sam King, Ms. Anderson will head Veracode’s global marketing, branding and communications programs to help the company achieve its growth strategy. “Elana’s success building global brands in established

People

N2Growth Names Senior Advisor for Board, C-level Searches

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has appointed Leslie Goldhill as a principal and senior advisor specializing in board and C-level search assignments. Ms. Goldhill will report directly to Tim Dunn, chief commercial officer at the firm. “Leslie brings a wealth of executive search experience to N2Growth,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of

peope

Momenta Partners Names Leader of Insights and Intelligence Team

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has strengthened its staff with the addition of Leif Eriksen as partner. He will lead the firm’s insights and intelligence practice. “We are delighted to welcome Leif to lead our expanded Insights and Intelligence practice,” said Ken Forster, founder and managing director of Momenta Partners. “We’ve been recognized for our thought-leadership in digital industry and are now expanding this with deep industry intelligence and insights. This will complement our practitioner-led, industry-leading advisory, talent and venture investment

Leadstory, economy

Why Mastering Interview Skills Matters More Now Than Ever

Read any strategic plan, corporate mission statement, agenda for a corporate sales and marketing meeting, new product rollout, leadership conference or retreat — and what’s missing? A training session or discussion about the critical skills of interviewing required for business. “The lack of interview training for hiring managers in America has been the No. 1

recruiting

Acertitude Recruits CFO and Chief Revenue Officer for Coriell Life Sciences

Executive search firm Acertitude recently recruited Bill Testa as chief financial officer and Jennifer Ferrang as chief revenue officer for the leadership team of Coriell Life Sciences, a leading provider of cost-effective healthcare solutions including genetic interpretation and reporting services. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose and principal Jessica Tvelia spearheaded the searches. “Coriell Life Sciences is doing

recruiting

Isaacson, Miller Seeking New President for the University of Maryland

A number of top colleges around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Recently, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents retained Isaacson, Miller to find its next president

growth

CCI Consulting Opens New Office in McLean, VA

Continuing its ongoing growth, CCI Consulting, a Career Partners International firm, has expanded in the Washington, D.C. area, establishing a new office in McLean, VA. The firm will also be opening offices in Baltimore and Harrisburg, PA, in coming weeks. “We’ve been working in D.C. since 2004, supporting various government agencies as a women-owned business enterprise,” said

people

Positive Moves Adds Former CHRO to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, executive search firm Positive Moves, based in Gurgaon, in India, expanded with the addition of former CHRO Gautam Anand as a partner. He joins a growing list of HR executives who have turned to the executive

leadstory

Talent Chiefs Emerge Among Fastest-Growing Roles in Private Equity

U.S. private equity firms are becoming more sophisticated and generating record demand for operating specialists with the skills and experience to actively manage their portfolio companies, according to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles. As measured by deal activity in 2018, the U.S. private equity market closed a record 4,828 deals worth a combined $713

recruiting

Wheless Partners Finds 14th President for Wichita State

Executive recruitment firm Wheless Partners has placed Jay Golden as the 14th president of Wichita State University (WSU). John Bardo, the school’s past president, passed away earlier this spring. Dr. Golden will assume the presidency full time by the beginning of spring semester. “Dr. Golden has an extremely impressive record of accomplishments in research and higher

growth

Action Management Services Launches Sports Franchise Division

The sports and entertainment field is among the most active and fast-growing sectors for executive search businesses, with many C-suite-focused recruiting firms having been drawn to it. Recently, Cleveland, OH-headquartered executive search firm Action Management Services launched its professional sports franchise division. It will provide executive searches for the NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NHL, NBA, Soccer,

performance

Secured Signing Integrates with Bullhorn to Provide Digital Signature Capability

Secured Signing recently announced a new integration to allow digital signature capabilities from within Bullhorn’s applicant tracking and customer relationship management system. With this incorporation, recruiters can now send documents to candidates or clients for digital signatures. “We’re excited to launch our integration with Bullhorn,” said Gal Thompson, regional manager for Secured Signing. “For close

people

Sports, Media & Entertainment Convergence Puts Premium on Talent Acquisition

Hunt Scanlon Media is convening 500+ business leaders and HR professionals from across the sports, media, entertainment & digital sectors to discuss a wide range of issues impacting hiring, recruiting, developing and retaining talent. CEOs, chief talent officers, HR execs, heads of brand & digital, sponsorship directors, chief revenue & marketing officers, chief business & advancement

recruiting

Hanold Associates Seeks CHROs for PE-Backed Company and Non-Profit

Executive recruitment firm Hanold Associates has been enlisted to find chief human resources officers for two organizations: InMoment, a customer feedback company owned by private equity firm Madison Dearborn, and JCFS Chicago, a non-profit social service group. For InMoment, the CHRO will be the key leader of all HR processes throughout the Salt Lake City, UT-based

recruiting

Arts Consulting Group Finds Leader for Boise State University’s Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

Boston-based executive search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Laura Kendall as executive director of Boise State University’s Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. “Laura Kendall is an inspired choice for both the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts and for Boise State University,” said Martin Bragg, senior vice president of Arts Consulting Group. “Her

performance

Gig Recruiting Platform Fountain Secures $23 Million in Funding

Fountain, the recruiting platform for gig and hourly workers, has closed on a $23 million Series B funding round led by venture capital firm DCM, with participation from 51job and existing investors Origin Ventures, Uncork Capital and others. This brings the company’s total fundraising to $34 million. As part of the financing, DCM co-founder David Chao will join Fountain’s board of

revenue

Hudson Global Posts 50.4 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted third quarter revenues of $25.8 million, up 50.4 percent from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 97 percent. Revenue growth in Asia Pacific was driven by the start of a significant contract in Australia to manage a portion of the contingent workforce for

Trends

The Expanding Role of Chief Learning Officers

The profile of a contemporary chief learning officer is both emerging and evolving. But one thing is for sure: the role is expanding, rapidly, as organizations fight to retain their best employees. Why? It seems that no other C-suite position is better positioned, better equipped, or better suited to foster a strong learning culture –

Launches

Hartman Group Consulting Launches, Places Leader for PENSCO Trust

Carol Hartman, former managing partner and global financial services practice leader for DHR International has founded a new search firm, Hartman Group Consulting, based in the San Francisco Bay area. The firm recently completed its first search, placing the new president of PENSCO Trust, a non-depository trust company and subsidiary of Opus Bank. Hartman Group

Search Assignment

DRG Search Retained by Bronx Charter School to Find New Leader

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. This has certainly kept search firms busy. Recently, DRG Search was selected to find the next executive

People

Stanton Chase Appoints Supply Chain Sector Leader

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Lindsay A. Lautz as global supply chain sector leader for the supply chain, logistics and transportation practice group. He is currently a director in the firm’s Los Angeles office. “As an experienced search professional in a wide range of disciplines, Lindsay is perfectly suited for this role in the supply chain, logistics and

People

Frazer Jones Names Global Partnerships Leader

Executive search firm Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has appointed Denis Tumer as head of global partnerships. He will be responsible for further nurturing the firm’s existing clients and building relationships with new businesses with a view further enhancing its global partnerships. “This is an exciting opportunity for us as a business, created with the purpose

Turnkey Search Recruits Director of Athletics for USC

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has placed Mike Bohn as the new director of athletics for the University of Southern California. He replaces NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann who resigned in September amid investigations targeting the athletic department. In 2016, the school used Neumann Associates (now part of Koya Leadership Partners) to recruit

680 Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for SecurityScorecard

New York City-based executive search firm 680 Partners has placed Mike Maziarz as chief marketing officer of SecurityScorecard. Ross Freeman, founder and CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Maziarz has 25 years of experience in senior roles at Coupa / Exari, Safelight Security, Novell and CSC. Beginning his career as a software engineer, then

Vantage West Credit Union Picks D. Hilton Associates for CEO Search

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has about 5,300 federally insured credit unions, with more than $1.5 trillion in assets and 118.3 million members, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000

Robert Half Appoints New CEO, Announces Management Changes

Robert Half International Inc. has appointed longtime company executive M. Keith Waddell as its new CEO, effective Dec. 15. He succeeds Harold M. Messmer Jr., who held the position for 33 years. Mr. Messmer, one of the longest serving recruitment chief executives, will continue as executive chairman. Mr. Waddell is currently vice chairman, president and CFO, leading Robert

Saxton Bampfylde Forms Alliance with Executive Coaching Firm Praesta

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has formed a new partnership with executive coaching firm Praesta Partners. “The innovative partnership is part of continuing work by Saxton Bampfylde and our global partners across Panorama Search to expand our leadership services offering, which includes board review, executive assessment, team development and talent mapping,” the search firm said. Praesta Partners coach senior

Florida State University Taps DHR International for Head Football Coach

Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has been selected by Florida State University to assist in the search for a new head football coach. Florida State athletic director David Coburn made the decision to fire coach Willie Taggart last week after going 9-12 during his tenure with the team. Veteran assistant Odell

Caldwell Places Chief Experience Officer at Caliber Collisions

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed former Jamba Juice chief marketing officer Claudia Schaefer as chief experience officer of Caliber Collisions. “Ms. Schaefer will be responsible for furthering the Caliber brand and delivering a powerful and emotional internal and external customer experience,” said Steve Grimshaw,

Polachi Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Veracode

Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Elana Anderson as chief marketing officer of Veracode, a provider of application security testing solutions. Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. Reporting to CEO Sam King, Ms. Anderson will head Veracode’s global marketing, branding and communications programs to help the company achieve its growth strategy. “Elana’s success building global brands in established

N2Growth Names Senior Advisor for Board, C-level Searches

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has appointed Leslie Goldhill as a principal and senior advisor specializing in board and C-level search assignments. Ms. Goldhill will report directly to Tim Dunn, chief commercial officer at the firm. “Leslie brings a wealth of executive search experience to N2Growth,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of

Momenta Partners Names Leader of Insights and Intelligence Team

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has strengthened its staff with the addition of Leif Eriksen as partner. He will lead the firm’s insights and intelligence practice. “We are delighted to welcome Leif to lead our expanded Insights and Intelligence practice,” said Ken Forster, founder and managing director of Momenta Partners. “We’ve been recognized for our thought-leadership in digital industry and are now expanding this with deep industry intelligence and insights. This will complement our practitioner-led, industry-leading advisory, talent and venture investment

Why Mastering Interview Skills Matters More Now Than Ever

Read any strategic plan, corporate mission statement, agenda for a corporate sales and marketing meeting, new product rollout, leadership conference or retreat — and what’s missing? A training session or discussion about the critical skills of interviewing required for business. “The lack of interview training for hiring managers in America has been the No. 1

Acertitude Recruits CFO and Chief Revenue Officer for Coriell Life Sciences

Executive search firm Acertitude recently recruited Bill Testa as chief financial officer and Jennifer Ferrang as chief revenue officer for the leadership team of Coriell Life Sciences, a leading provider of cost-effective healthcare solutions including genetic interpretation and reporting services. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose and principal Jessica Tvelia spearheaded the searches. “Coriell Life Sciences is doing

Isaacson, Miller Seeking New President for the University of Maryland

A number of top colleges around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Recently, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents retained Isaacson, Miller to find its next president

CCI Consulting Opens New Office in McLean, VA

Continuing its ongoing growth, CCI Consulting, a Career Partners International firm, has expanded in the Washington, D.C. area, establishing a new office in McLean, VA. The firm will also be opening offices in Baltimore and Harrisburg, PA, in coming weeks. “We’ve been working in D.C. since 2004, supporting various government agencies as a women-owned business enterprise,” said

Positive Moves Adds Former CHRO to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, executive search firm Positive Moves, based in Gurgaon, in India, expanded with the addition of former CHRO Gautam Anand as a partner. He joins a growing list of HR executives who have turned to the executive

Talent Chiefs Emerge Among Fastest-Growing Roles in Private Equity

U.S. private equity firms are becoming more sophisticated and generating record demand for operating specialists with the skills and experience to actively manage their portfolio companies, according to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles. As measured by deal activity in 2018, the U.S. private equity market closed a record 4,828 deals worth a combined $713

Wheless Partners Finds 14th President for Wichita State

Executive recruitment firm Wheless Partners has placed Jay Golden as the 14th president of Wichita State University (WSU). John Bardo, the school’s past president, passed away earlier this spring. Dr. Golden will assume the presidency full time by the beginning of spring semester. “Dr. Golden has an extremely impressive record of accomplishments in research and higher

Action Management Services Launches Sports Franchise Division

The sports and entertainment field is among the most active and fast-growing sectors for executive search businesses, with many C-suite-focused recruiting firms having been drawn to it. Recently, Cleveland, OH-headquartered executive search firm Action Management Services launched its professional sports franchise division. It will provide executive searches for the NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NHL, NBA, Soccer,

Secured Signing Integrates with Bullhorn to Provide Digital Signature Capability

Secured Signing recently announced a new integration to allow digital signature capabilities from within Bullhorn’s applicant tracking and customer relationship management system. With this incorporation, recruiters can now send documents to candidates or clients for digital signatures. “We’re excited to launch our integration with Bullhorn,” said Gal Thompson, regional manager for Secured Signing. “For close

Sports, Media & Entertainment Convergence Puts Premium on Talent Acquisition

Hunt Scanlon Media is convening 500+ business leaders and HR professionals from across the sports, media, entertainment & digital sectors to discuss a wide range of issues impacting hiring, recruiting, developing and retaining talent. CEOs, chief talent officers, HR execs, heads of brand & digital, sponsorship directors, chief revenue & marketing officers, chief business & advancement

Hanold Associates Seeks CHROs for PE-Backed Company and Non-Profit

Executive recruitment firm Hanold Associates has been enlisted to find chief human resources officers for two organizations: InMoment, a customer feedback company owned by private equity firm Madison Dearborn, and JCFS Chicago, a non-profit social service group. For InMoment, the CHRO will be the key leader of all HR processes throughout the Salt Lake City, UT-based

Arts Consulting Group Finds Leader for Boise State University’s Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

Boston-based executive search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Laura Kendall as executive director of Boise State University’s Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. “Laura Kendall is an inspired choice for both the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts and for Boise State University,” said Martin Bragg, senior vice president of Arts Consulting Group. “Her

Gig Recruiting Platform Fountain Secures $23 Million in Funding

Fountain, the recruiting platform for gig and hourly workers, has closed on a $23 million Series B funding round led by venture capital firm DCM, with participation from 51job and existing investors Origin Ventures, Uncork Capital and others. This brings the company’s total fundraising to $34 million. As part of the financing, DCM co-founder David Chao will join Fountain’s board of

Hudson Global Posts 50.4 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted third quarter revenues of $25.8 million, up 50.4 percent from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 97 percent. Revenue growth in Asia Pacific was driven by the start of a significant contract in Australia to manage a portion of the contingent workforce for

The Expanding Role of Chief Learning Officers

The profile of a contemporary chief learning officer is both emerging and evolving. But one thing is for sure: the role is expanding, rapidly, as organizations fight to retain their best employees. Why? It seems that no other C-suite position is better positioned, better equipped, or better suited to foster a strong learning culture –

Hartman Group Consulting Launches, Places Leader for PENSCO Trust

Carol Hartman, former managing partner and global financial services practice leader for DHR International has founded a new search firm, Hartman Group Consulting, based in the San Francisco Bay area. The firm recently completed its first search, placing the new president of PENSCO Trust, a non-depository trust company and subsidiary of Opus Bank. Hartman Group

DRG Search Retained by Bronx Charter School to Find New Leader

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. This has certainly kept search firms busy. Recently, DRG Search was selected to find the next executive

Stanton Chase Appoints Supply Chain Sector Leader

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Lindsay A. Lautz as global supply chain sector leader for the supply chain, logistics and transportation practice group. He is currently a director in the firm’s Los Angeles office. “As an experienced search professional in a wide range of disciplines, Lindsay is perfectly suited for this role in the supply chain, logistics and

Frazer Jones Names Global Partnerships Leader

Executive search firm Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has appointed Denis Tumer as head of global partnerships. He will be responsible for further nurturing the firm’s existing clients and building relationships with new businesses with a view further enhancing its global partnerships. “This is an exciting opportunity for us as a business, created with the purpose

Can the U.S. Economy Continue to Expand?

Employers added 128,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was above the 95,000 forecast by economists. The September gain is the 109th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.9 million. The key

TillmanPartners Finds CFO for Evolv Technology

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, TillmanPartners placed Peter Faubert as the new CFO for Evolv Technology. Backed by an impressive group of investors

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