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Hanold Associates Picked to Find CHRO for American Airlines

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been selected to find the next senior vice president, chief human resources officer (CHRO) for American Airlines Group, a plum assignment for the recruiting firm as 2021 kicks off. The mandate is being led by Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice

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CarterBaldwin Places VP of HR at Mountville Mills

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of senior-level HR leaders across the nation – from chief people officers and CHROs to heads of talent acquisition. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Brandon Bennett as vice president of human resources at global manufacturer Mountville Mills Inc. Jennifer Sobocinski led the assignment. Mr. Bennett is an experienced human resources leader

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Kirk Palmer Associates Assists Ashley Stewart in Finding New CEO

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to Korn Ferry. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in consumer

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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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Kingsley Gate Partners Expands Global Search Staff

Kingsley Gate Partners is continuing its recent expansion with the addition of Sanjay R. Shastry as a partner in its Gurgaon office in Delhi-NCR, India. Kingsley Gate Partners is laser-focused on global expansion in 2021 throughout both Asia-Pacific and Europe,” said the firm. “As a first step in the rolling out of that strategy, we

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Nearly One Million More Americans File for Unemployment as Nation Awaits Presidential Transition

The Labor Department reported this morning that 965,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. The total was worse than Wall Street estimates of 800,000 and above the previous week’s total of 784,000. “The race between vaccine distribution and mounting labor market damage continues,” said AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring

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Bespoke Partners Names Leadership Team to Expand Human Capital Advisory Services

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added a new president and chief operating officer to its leadership team as it seeks ways to drive and scale its human capital advisory service offerings. Joining Bespoke as president is Eric Walczykowski, a technology industry veteran who has served in leadership roles in business development, sales and marketing.

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Chief Information and Technology Officer for the United Nations

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by the United Nations to assist in finding a chief information and technology officer (CITO) to head its Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT). “The CITO will facilitate the success of a dynamic and decentralized UN Secretariat through supportive digital technologies,” said the search firm. With technology has come

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Haley Associates Assists Franklin Pierce University in Provost Search

Higher education search firm Haley Associates has assisted Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, in the recruitment of Catherine M. Paden as provost and vice president for academic affairs. The search was led by Katherine Haley. In July, Dr. Paden will assume her new role as the chief academic officer on Franklin Pierce’s senior leadership team, where she will

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JM Search Expands Financial Officer Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has expanded with the addition of Kevin Logterman as partner in the firm’s financial officer practice. He joins current financial officer practice partners Drew Pressman, Brian Dwyer and David Robinson. “We are thrilled to have Kevin join our firm,” said

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Remote Work Gives New Meaning to Work/Life Balance

Facilitating a culture of transparency and over-communication is a critical component of a successful working environment. Working remotely allows employees substantial flexibility and freedom – assuming they get their work done. One trade-off for this flexibility is privacy, according to a new report by Morgan Samuels. “It’s much harder for a remote employee to expect

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Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Professional Services and Human Capital Practices

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Sayed Sadjady as partner and head of its U.S. professional services and human capital practices. “We are delighted to welcome Sayed to the firm,” said Steve Potter, CEO of U.S. Odgers Berndtson. “A seasoned leader and consultant in the professional services sector, Sayed brings a unique set of skills and industry experience focused

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Hobbs & Towne Expands PE and Venture Capital Advisory Team

Executive search firm Hobbs & Towne Inc. (HTI) has expanded with the addition of Jennifer Ratner as vice president. According to firm partner Danielle Munley, the addition of Ms. Ratner to the team will further augment the firm’s delivery to its clients. “Jennifer’s experience, partnering with world’s top venture capitalists and private equity firms, in her previous executive search roles,

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Renovata & Company Places Chief Technology Officer at Blue Foundry Bank

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has recruited Mugur Tolea as chief technology officer for Blue Foundry Bank, which specializes in “craft banking” for consumers and small businesses. “Mugur brings more than 30 years of industry, technical and leadership experience to his new role, and he knows how to operate at the

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Coulter Partners Places New CEO of ObsEva

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has placed Brian O’Callaghan as chief executive officer of ObsEva, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing novel therapies for women’s reproductive health. Client partner Nona Footz led the assignment. Mr. O’Callaghan succeeds Ernest Loumaye, who co-founded the firm in 2012. As ObsEva evolves from a development company toward

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Why Interim HR Leaders Are in Growing Demand

Interim HR leaders are proven professionals who bring short-term, functional discipline to companies in need. According to a new report by Lucy Bielby, a director within the commerce and industry team at Frazer Jones, interim human resource executives often bring niche skillsets, expertise and leadership capabilities required to drive change. “From our experience, we know

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Furst Group Assists Priority Health in President Search

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. Following a national search, Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, recently assisted Priority Health in Grand Rapids, MI, in the recruitment of Praveen Thadani as its new president. The announcement

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The Lancer Group Recruits Marketing and Sales Officers for FMG Suite

La Jolla, CA-headquartered search firm The Lancer Group has placed Patti Newcomer as chief marketing officer and Rob Patrick as chief sales officer of FMG Suite, a SaaS company specializing in marketing software and services for financial advisors and insurance agents that is backed by Aurora Capital. FMG Suite brought in these seasoned SMB and enterprise software

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WittKieffer Names Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Practice Co-Leader

WittKieffer has appointed Deborah Wing as a new principal and co-leader of the firm’s academic medicine and health sciences practice. “Dr. Wing is an absolutely terrific addition to WittKieffer and our team in academic medicine. Her reputation as a clinician and leader in the field of women’s health and reproduction is stellar,” said Kimberly A. Smith, managing

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Friisberg & Partners Adds New Member Firm in Nordic Region

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. Recently, Friisberg & Partners

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Holy Cross College Selects Isaacson, Miller to Find President and CHRO

The College of the Holy Cross, the Jesuit and liberal arts undergraduate institution in Worcester, MA, has retained Isaacson, Miller to lead two top-level searches: one is for a new president and the other is for a chief human resources officer (CHRO). Vivian Brocard, president of Isaacson, Miller, is leading the president search along with

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CFO for Blue Apron

The pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant. That has made finding the best ones big business for executive recruiters. Just recently, Spencer Stuart placed Randy J. Greben as the new treasurer and CFO of meal-kit delivery services company Blue Apron Holdings. The previous CFO, Timothy S. Bensley, recently resigned to pursue

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PFM Executive Search Recruits CEO for the Comox Valley Airport Commission

PFM Executive Search has placed Michael Atkins as the new chief executive officer of the Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) in British Columbia. Partner Shaun Carpenter and consultant Matthew Bell led the assignment. Mr. Atkins takes over from Alex Robertson, who served as CVAC’s acting CEO since the late Fred Bigelow’s departure for medical leave in 2019.

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ZRG Expands Life Sciences Practice

ZRG has expanded with the addition of Lee Golodny as managing director. Mr. Golodny has seven years of executive search experience dedicated exclusively to life sciences, having placed more than 100 executives within the industry. He will work in the firm’s New York City office. “Through a string of successful assignments, Lee has made a name for himself

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Royer Thompson Expands Staff

Talent management firm Royer Thompson has grown with the addition of Greg Dickie as vice president. He will support a growing roster of clients across private and public companies and public sector organizations. “Greg’s experience complements those of the firm’s team of experts in human resources advisory, executive recruitment, organizational effectiveness, career transition and executive coaching,”

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Unemployment Rate Remains at 6.7 Percent as Recovery Looms

Employment rose by 140,000 in December as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. That’s down from a peak of 14.7 percent in April, but still far above the 3.5 percent rate in February before the coronavirus pandemic led to mass

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Mastering the Job Application Process in 2021

The job application process is seldom easy – whether you are applying for an entry level job, a mid-management assignment or a highly coveted C-suite position. After all, it can sometimes take weeks (if not months) to secure an initial interview. That’s already after spending days tweaking your resume and determining which roles you feel

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Academic Search Seeks President for Council of Independent Colleges

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected to find the next president for the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C. Leading the assignment are senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo, president and senior consultant Jay Lemons and consultant Jennifer Kooken. Richard Ekman, who led the organization for 20 years, announced last fall that he would

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Collegiate Sports Associates Assists Boise State University with Athletic Director Search

Collegiate Sports Associates has assisted Boise State University in the recruitment of Jeramiah Dickey as its new athletic director. Curt Apsey recently stepped down from the role he has held since 2015 to transition to a job in university-level fundraising. “Throughout this process, I have spoken with many of Bronco Athletics’ most important past leaders and supporters for

Meet Your New CEO, Virtually

As millions of professionals grapple with unprecedented uncertainty and anxiety in the workplace, more than 250 CEOs have joined them, taking the helm of large- and mid-sized public and private organizations during one of the most challenging times in business history. Spencer Stuart sat down (virtually, of course) with over a dozen of these chief

Meet Your New CEO, Virtually

As millions of professionals grapple with unprecedented uncertainty and anxiety in the workplace, more than 250 CEOs have joined them, taking the helm of large- and mid-sized public and private organizations during one of the most challenging times in business history. Spencer Stuart sat down (virtually, of course) with over a dozen of these chief

Hanold Associates Picked to Find CHRO for American Airlines

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been selected to find the next senior vice president, chief human resources officer (CHRO) for American Airlines Group, a plum assignment for the recruiting firm as 2021 kicks off. The mandate is being led by Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice

CarterBaldwin Places VP of HR at Mountville Mills

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of senior-level HR leaders across the nation – from chief people officers and CHROs to heads of talent acquisition. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Brandon Bennett as vice president of human resources at global manufacturer Mountville Mills Inc. Jennifer Sobocinski led the assignment. Mr. Bennett is an experienced human resources leader

Kirk Palmer Associates Assists Ashley Stewart in Finding New CEO

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to Korn Ferry. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in consumer

Kingsley Gate Partners Expands Global Search Staff

Kingsley Gate Partners is continuing its recent expansion with the addition of Sanjay R. Shastry as a partner in its Gurgaon office in Delhi-NCR, India. Kingsley Gate Partners is laser-focused on global expansion in 2021 throughout both Asia-Pacific and Europe,” said the firm. “As a first step in the rolling out of that strategy, we

Nearly One Million More Americans File for Unemployment as Nation Awaits Presidential Transition

The Labor Department reported this morning that 965,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. The total was worse than Wall Street estimates of 800,000 and above the previous week’s total of 784,000. “The race between vaccine distribution and mounting labor market damage continues,” said AnnElizabeth Konkel, economist at Indeed Hiring

Bespoke Partners Names Leadership Team to Expand Human Capital Advisory Services

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added a new president and chief operating officer to its leadership team as it seeks ways to drive and scale its human capital advisory service offerings. Joining Bespoke as president is Eric Walczykowski, a technology industry veteran who has served in leadership roles in business development, sales and marketing.

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Chief Information and Technology Officer for the United Nations

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by the United Nations to assist in finding a chief information and technology officer (CITO) to head its Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT). “The CITO will facilitate the success of a dynamic and decentralized UN Secretariat through supportive digital technologies,” said the search firm. With technology has come

Haley Associates Assists Franklin Pierce University in Provost Search

Higher education search firm Haley Associates has assisted Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, in the recruitment of Catherine M. Paden as provost and vice president for academic affairs. The search was led by Katherine Haley. In July, Dr. Paden will assume her new role as the chief academic officer on Franklin Pierce’s senior leadership team, where she will

JM Search Expands Financial Officer Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has expanded with the addition of Kevin Logterman as partner in the firm’s financial officer practice. He joins current financial officer practice partners Drew Pressman, Brian Dwyer and David Robinson. “We are thrilled to have Kevin join our firm,” said

Remote Work Gives New Meaning to Work/Life Balance

Facilitating a culture of transparency and over-communication is a critical component of a successful working environment. Working remotely allows employees substantial flexibility and freedom – assuming they get their work done. One trade-off for this flexibility is privacy, according to a new report by Morgan Samuels. “It’s much harder for a remote employee to expect

Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Professional Services and Human Capital Practices

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Sayed Sadjady as partner and head of its U.S. professional services and human capital practices. “We are delighted to welcome Sayed to the firm,” said Steve Potter, CEO of U.S. Odgers Berndtson. “A seasoned leader and consultant in the professional services sector, Sayed brings a unique set of skills and industry experience focused

Hobbs & Towne Expands PE and Venture Capital Advisory Team

Executive search firm Hobbs & Towne Inc. (HTI) has expanded with the addition of Jennifer Ratner as vice president. According to firm partner Danielle Munley, the addition of Ms. Ratner to the team will further augment the firm’s delivery to its clients. “Jennifer’s experience, partnering with world’s top venture capitalists and private equity firms, in her previous executive search roles,

Renovata & Company Places Chief Technology Officer at Blue Foundry Bank

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has recruited Mugur Tolea as chief technology officer for Blue Foundry Bank, which specializes in “craft banking” for consumers and small businesses. “Mugur brings more than 30 years of industry, technical and leadership experience to his new role, and he knows how to operate at the

Coulter Partners Places New CEO of ObsEva

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has placed Brian O’Callaghan as chief executive officer of ObsEva, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing novel therapies for women’s reproductive health. Client partner Nona Footz led the assignment. Mr. O’Callaghan succeeds Ernest Loumaye, who co-founded the firm in 2012. As ObsEva evolves from a development company toward

Why Interim HR Leaders Are in Growing Demand

Interim HR leaders are proven professionals who bring short-term, functional discipline to companies in need. According to a new report by Lucy Bielby, a director within the commerce and industry team at Frazer Jones, interim human resource executives often bring niche skillsets, expertise and leadership capabilities required to drive change. “From our experience, we know

Furst Group Assists Priority Health in President Search

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. Following a national search, Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, recently assisted Priority Health in Grand Rapids, MI, in the recruitment of Praveen Thadani as its new president. The announcement

The Lancer Group Recruits Marketing and Sales Officers for FMG Suite

La Jolla, CA-headquartered search firm The Lancer Group has placed Patti Newcomer as chief marketing officer and Rob Patrick as chief sales officer of FMG Suite, a SaaS company specializing in marketing software and services for financial advisors and insurance agents that is backed by Aurora Capital. FMG Suite brought in these seasoned SMB and enterprise software

WittKieffer Names Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Practice Co-Leader

WittKieffer has appointed Deborah Wing as a new principal and co-leader of the firm’s academic medicine and health sciences practice. “Dr. Wing is an absolutely terrific addition to WittKieffer and our team in academic medicine. Her reputation as a clinician and leader in the field of women’s health and reproduction is stellar,” said Kimberly A. Smith, managing

Friisberg & Partners Adds New Member Firm in Nordic Region

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. Recently, Friisberg & Partners

Holy Cross College Selects Isaacson, Miller to Find President and CHRO

The College of the Holy Cross, the Jesuit and liberal arts undergraduate institution in Worcester, MA, has retained Isaacson, Miller to lead two top-level searches: one is for a new president and the other is for a chief human resources officer (CHRO). Vivian Brocard, president of Isaacson, Miller, is leading the president search along with

Spencer Stuart Recruits CFO for Blue Apron

The pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant. That has made finding the best ones big business for executive recruiters. Just recently, Spencer Stuart placed Randy J. Greben as the new treasurer and CFO of meal-kit delivery services company Blue Apron Holdings. The previous CFO, Timothy S. Bensley, recently resigned to pursue

PFM Executive Search Recruits CEO for the Comox Valley Airport Commission

PFM Executive Search has placed Michael Atkins as the new chief executive officer of the Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) in British Columbia. Partner Shaun Carpenter and consultant Matthew Bell led the assignment. Mr. Atkins takes over from Alex Robertson, who served as CVAC’s acting CEO since the late Fred Bigelow’s departure for medical leave in 2019.

ZRG Expands Life Sciences Practice

ZRG has expanded with the addition of Lee Golodny as managing director. Mr. Golodny has seven years of executive search experience dedicated exclusively to life sciences, having placed more than 100 executives within the industry. He will work in the firm’s New York City office. “Through a string of successful assignments, Lee has made a name for himself

Royer Thompson Expands Staff

Talent management firm Royer Thompson has grown with the addition of Greg Dickie as vice president. He will support a growing roster of clients across private and public companies and public sector organizations. “Greg’s experience complements those of the firm’s team of experts in human resources advisory, executive recruitment, organizational effectiveness, career transition and executive coaching,”

Unemployment Rate Remains at 6.7 Percent as Recovery Looms

Employment rose by 140,000 in December as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. That’s down from a peak of 14.7 percent in April, but still far above the 3.5 percent rate in February before the coronavirus pandemic led to mass

Mastering the Job Application Process in 2021

The job application process is seldom easy – whether you are applying for an entry level job, a mid-management assignment or a highly coveted C-suite position. After all, it can sometimes take weeks (if not months) to secure an initial interview. That’s already after spending days tweaking your resume and determining which roles you feel

Academic Search Seeks President for Council of Independent Colleges

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected to find the next president for the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C. Leading the assignment are senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo, president and senior consultant Jay Lemons and consultant Jennifer Kooken. Richard Ekman, who led the organization for 20 years, announced last fall that he would

Collegiate Sports Associates Assists Boise State University with Athletic Director Search

Collegiate Sports Associates has assisted Boise State University in the recruitment of Jeramiah Dickey as its new athletic director. Curt Apsey recently stepped down from the role he has held since 2015 to transition to a job in university-level fundraising. “Throughout this process, I have spoken with many of Bronco Athletics’ most important past leaders and supporters for

Amrop Opens New Office in Luxembourg

Global recruiting organization Amrop has opened a new office in Luxembourg. Gabriela Nguyen-Groza joins Amrop as managing partner to lead the new location. “Opening a new office in Luxembourg fits our firm’s global development and responds to a growing demand from our clients. Luxembourg is a strategic hub,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop Partnership.

Madison MacArthur Merges with The ExeQFind Group & The Qualifind Group

The ExeQfind Group, based in Atlanta and San Diego-based The Qualifind Group have merged Toronto-based executive search firm Madison MacArthur Incorporated into its search and recruitment platform. The dual practices, according to Sylvia MacArthur, president of Madison MacArthur, are now better positioned to provide expanded sector expertise, consultant depth, cultural fluency, and geographic reach while

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