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Spencer Stuart Tapped by AutoNation to Find Next CEO

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by AutoNation to lead its search for a new CEO. Mike Jackson is stepping down in 2019 after serving some 20 years in the role. He will remain as executive chairman through 2021. The search will include both internal and external candidates. “The company is ready for its next

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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Deans for Auburn University at Montgomery

Higher Education Leadership Search is spearheading searches for two deans for Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) in Alabama. Consultant Larry Benefield is leading the search for the next dean for the College of Sciences while consultant Alan Medders is in charge of finding the new dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

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

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Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

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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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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, 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 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts

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Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors

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Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting

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Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,

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Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing

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SpenglerFox Names New Regional Practice Group Leader, Other Appointments

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named a new regional practice group leader for Middle East Africa, family businesses and technology. Based in Dubai, Eva Wuellner will support the firm’s clients in both executive search assignments and human capital services projects, such as leadership development, assessment centers and HR organization, among others. In her work for multinational

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Diversified Search Places CEO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Mary C. Daly as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dale E. Jones, the recruitment firm’s president and CEO, led the assignment along with board practice head Veronica Biggins. Effective Oct. 1, Ms. Daly will replace outgoing CEO John C. Williams who recently left the

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ArtCenter College of Design Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought-after leaders on board. Search firms are well equipped for their role with extensive networks throughout the space. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,

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McDermott & Bull Opens Office in Vancouver

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded in Canada with the addition of a new office in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins the firm as managing partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada. “The No. 1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time

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Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO

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La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York

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Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted

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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member

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Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs 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. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

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RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

Russell Reynolds Associates Moves Former Heidrick CEO to No. 2 Post at National Geographic

Executive recruiting at times can make strange bedfellows. Russell Reynolds Associates recently placed Heidrick & Struggles’ chairman Tracy R. Wolstencroft as president and CEO of the National Geographic Society. The search for a new leader started in March when Gary Knell stepped down to become CEO of National Geographic Partners, the society’s joint venture with 21st Century

Spencer Stuart Tapped by AutoNation to Find Next CEO

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by AutoNation to lead its search for a new CEO. Mike Jackson is stepping down in 2019 after serving some 20 years in the role. He will remain as executive chairman through 2021. The search will include both internal and external candidates. “The company is ready for its next

Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Deans for Auburn University at Montgomery

Higher Education Leadership Search is spearheading searches for two deans for Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) in Alabama. Consultant Larry Benefield is leading the search for the next dean for the College of Sciences while consultant Alan Medders is in charge of finding the new dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, 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 chief executive officers and senior managers

Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts

Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors

Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting

Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,

Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing

SpenglerFox Names New Regional Practice Group Leader, Other Appointments

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named a new regional practice group leader for Middle East Africa, family businesses and technology. Based in Dubai, Eva Wuellner will support the firm’s clients in both executive search assignments and human capital services projects, such as leadership development, assessment centers and HR organization, among others. In her work for multinational

Diversified Search Places CEO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Mary C. Daly as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dale E. Jones, the recruitment firm’s president and CEO, led the assignment along with board practice head Veronica Biggins. Effective Oct. 1, Ms. Daly will replace outgoing CEO John C. Williams who recently left the

ArtCenter College of Design Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought-after leaders on board. Search firms are well equipped for their role with extensive networks throughout the space. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,

McDermott & Bull Opens Office in Vancouver

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded in Canada with the addition of a new office in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins the firm as managing partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada. “The No. 1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time

Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO

La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York

Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted

Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member

Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs 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. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

Pedersen & Partners Expands Into Malaysia

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has established a new office in Kuala Lumpur and named Peter Lisney as country manager for Malaysia. Mr. Lisney previously founded and managed a boutique executive search firm in Kuala Lumpur specializing in mandates for senior-level executive positions across South East Asia and the Middle East. Over the past 15 years,

Seven Tips to Find Great CEO Candidates

Selecting a new chief executive officer is critical because so much rides on a positive outcome. When determining a CEO’s suitability, companies should remind themselves that no candidate is perfect. The goal is to understand the relative trade-offs among the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses, and to ensure that prospects’ deficits are not in areas that

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