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Spotlight: Recruiting Investment Executives and Adjusting to New Business Climate

Michael Goodman began his career in executive search in 1993 and he’s been recruiting for the alternative investment industry ever since. In April of 2004 , he launched Long Ridge Partners with then colleague Adam L’Esperance. Mr. Goodman has an expertise in recruiting for a number of different disciplines including portfolio management, trading, research, risk management, marketing,

Spotlight: Adaptation is Now Key When Recruiting Top Finance Executives

Jeanne Branthover is managing partner of the global financial services practice and North American executive committee member at DHR International. She closely partners with her global clients on senior level searches personally managing each assignment. Known for her hands-on approach she consults with her clients on succession planning, organizational change, precision hiring and talent management. Ms.

Pandemic Fallout: Sudden Surge In CFO Exits

The pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant: Rewriting corporate budgets seemingly daily. Bargaining with banks over broken loan covenants. Answering constant calls from investors and board directors. And, in extreme cases, figuring out how to make payroll. All while working with no colleagues around. A new Korn Ferry report, authored

A Better Path to Boosting Diversity in Financial Services

In many ways, the racial awakenings of 2020 opened the eyes of banking executives and their boards to a reality that diverse employees have known and experienced for decades: Getting to the C-suite is tougher for women and underrepresented minorities throughout financial services than for their white and male counterparts, according to a report by

JM Search Expands CFO/Financial Officers Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, recently added Stephen Thompson and Ryan Tomei to the firm’s CFO / financial officers practice. “We are thrilled to add Stephen and Ryan to our team,” said Drew Pressmen, who leads the practice. “I’m proud of the exceptional talent we are

Non-Profit Sector Heats Up for Executive Recruiters

Nowhere are leaders and talent more deeply passionate about what they do than in the mission-driven sector. Non-profit, philanthropy, and social enterprises are evolving at a rapid pace. According to Korn Ferry, leaders are challenged with doing more with less as they navigate increasing demand. The opportunity to create more meaningful and wider impact is

Spotlight: Recruiting the Next Generation of Non-Profit Leaders

Vetted Solutions specializes in helping purpose-driven organizations in all aspects of leadership – from defining their leadership needs and requirements, to developing entire teams of loyal, dedicated high-performers, and everything in between. Jim Zaniello is president and founder of the Washington, D.C-based firm which focuses on serving the leadership needs of associations, non-profit organizations, hospitality

Spotlight: Matching Leaders With Mission

DRi is an executive search and strategic consulting firm committed to helping non-profits select the best talent. For over 15 years, the firm has served more than 350 of the most innovative and respected non-profit institutions operating at the local, national and international levels. DRi has placed hundreds of executive leaders and worked side by

DHR International to Lead New Initiative to Support Non-Profit Organizations

DHR International has named James Abruzzo, the long-time global head of the search firm’s non-profit recruiting practice, to lead an initiative to support non-profit organizations with their succession planning needs. The need for succession planning in non-profit organizations is underscored by Mr. Abruzzo’s research of the activities of non-profit board members and CEOs. In 2020,

Critical Mandates in CEO Recruiting

The non-profit sector has seen its resources — especially those derived from traditional fundraising sources — grow increasingly scarce, according to a report by Spencer Stuart. “We are also seeing a shift to partnerships between international donors, partner governments, the private sector and beyond that move money in new and different ways,” the firm said.

Universities Facing Growing Demand, and Big Challenges, Recruiting New Leaders

Executive search for higher education and academia is undergoing a tremendous transformation. Technology is having a big impact. Diversity is also making its effects felt. Even certain roles are not the same as they were just a short time ago. Talk about a sector in transition. One result: Academic institutions continue to pump big fees

Adaptable Leaders Needed to Drive Fundraising, DE&I and Technology Initiatives

For over four decades, Academic Search has been a leader in designing and implementing search processes for leaders of colleges and universities across the country. The firm has completed hundreds of executive searches for higher education institutions and related organizations, for roles ranging from presidents to provosts to deans. Dr. L. Jay Lemons became president

DHR Forms Alliance with Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has partnered with the Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA) to create “21 in ’21” – a program aimed at placing 21 Latinx executives in board roles before the end of this year. DHR will engage its Latino Diversity Network of board-ready executives and its clients to bring

Korn Ferry Names Academic Sector Global Practice Leader; Called in by University of Alabama at Birmingham to Find CHRO

Korn Ferry recently appointed Charles Falcone as a senior client partner and global leader of its academic sector recruiting practice, including academic medicine and higher education. He is based in Chicago. “Charlie has an exceptional reputation in the market and brings extensive advisory and search experience working on the successful recruitment of CEOs, chancellors, deans,

The Emergence of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Chief diversity officers have become increasingly common across leading institutions of higher education, driven by the push to create more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments for the benefit of all members of the community. While much has been written on the evolution of the mandate and remit of this role, relatively little data exists to

Sustainability and Clean Tech Meet the ‘Perfect Storm’ as Sector Surges

No one was saying it in so many words, but the report that the United Nations Global Compact and Russell Reynolds Associates released last year was aimed at nothing less than helping to save the world. Six years ago, leaders from 193 nations at an historic UN summit adopted 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) that

Spotlight: Leading the Way in Sustainability / Clean Tech Recruiting

Andy Towne is CEO and co-founder with Bob Hobbs of Hobbs & Towne. They pioneered ESG and sustainability-focused executive search, building the firm into the undisputed leader in the clean tech and climate tech category. HTI is a boutique advisory services firm, which includes talent, deal sourcing, leadership assessment, interim management, and M&A advisory, with

Spotlight: ESG Sector Fundamentals are Stronger Than Ever

Established in 2009 by Bernard van der Lande, Tula Executive Search specializes in recruiting for the advanced manufacturing, energy, and emerging technologies sectors. Tula’s consultants focus on manufacturing (automotive, aeronautics, packaging, machinery), energy (wind, solar), and life sciences. Tula Executive Search has experience in assessment for selection and development, leadership succession planning, executive coaching, job

New Challenges Ahead for Renewable Energy, Clean-Tech and Sustainability Sector Leaders

Over the last decade, clean technology, solar and electric energy, and sustainability have moved from the periphery to the center of the global economy. Established and emerging companies, along with private equity and venture capital firms, are making massive investments across the field as they stake out expanding areas of the market. This has driven

The Dahill Group Expands into Clean Energy and Minerals Extraction Industry Recruiting

Denver, CO-based 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 as a

2021 Forecast: Up, Up and Away as Executive Recruiters Get Back to Business

Executive recruiters spent the better part of last year resetting expectations – the result of an unprecedented, and completely unexpected, interruption to their business due to COVID-19. But according to search professionals across the spectrum, that disruption has now receded, and business is returning to levels not seen since the waning days of 2019 and

An Executive Recruiter’s Journey to the Top

Judith M. von Seldeneck is the founder and chair of Diversified Search Group, headquartered in Philadelphia. A pioneer in the search industry, she has been identifying and placing senior-level executive talent around the country for more than four decades. Ms. von Seldeneck recently sat down with Hunt Scanlon Media to discuss her career and how

Digital Transformation and Its Impact on Executive Search

Jack Saxton is a director with Tempting Talent, the talent arm of Tempting Ventures, a recruitment-focused venture capital firm. Tempting Talent, founded in 2017, was created to support Tempting Ventures’ mission to help establish specialist recruitment entrepreneurs in new and exciting markets. Since then, Tempting Talent has grown to become a leading recruitment-to-recruitment business, working

Executive Search Firms Adapting to the New Normal

2020 was an unprecedented year in most respects, and a challenging year for many in the executive search industry. Senior executives across the sector, however, are generally optimistic in their outlook for the year we’re in now. According to two leading reports, one from Bullhorn and the other from Hunt Scanlon Media, optimism reigns supreme.

ZRG Names Chief Revenue Officer

ZRG has named Justin Pinchback as chief revenue officer and head of practices. He will report directly to the CEO Larry Hartmann. “We laid out a spec: The dream player came with a great education, a consulting pedigree, and deep exposure to data-driven solutions in the human capital market,” said Mr. Hartmann. “We wanted someone

The Christopher Group Launches HR Advisory Solutions Platform

The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, has launched an HR consulting services division. The firm named Pam Noble as president of the new unit as well as practice leader for the firm’s expanding diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement practice, which will now be part of the consulting services division.

Private Equity Firms Invest in Raising Their Talent Game

Getting talent decisions right – especially at speed, across dozens of portfolio companies – is one of the stiffest challenges private equity firms face today. According to a new report by Bain & Company there are many reasons why talent decisions can go awry but those with the highest success rates have something in common:

Isaacson, Miller Appoints New President and CEO

The board of directors of Isaacson, Miller has appointed Ericka Miller as the firm’s next president and CEO. She will officially start her term on July 1, upon the retirement of current president Vivian Brocard. “As one of the first women of color to lead a major national executive search firm, Ericka brings a deep

Life Sciences and Healthcare Search Activity Remained Robust During Pandemic Year

As we round the corner to close out Q1, the economic picture seems to be slowly improving. But what is going to light the match in the last three quarters of 2021? For executive recruiters, life sciences and healthcare organizations hold keys to the answer. Eager for investment, far more resilient than the S&P 500

Meeting the Challenges of a New Landscape for Healthcare

Bob Clarke serves as CEO of Furst Group, which provides recruitment services to the healthcare and insurance industries. He has been a trusted advisor to CEOs and boards for more than 30 years. His acumen in executive search and integrated talent management is valued by hospital systems, managed care organizations, medical groups, indemnity companies, end-of-life

Sci.bio Recruiting: Winning the War for Biopharma Talent

One of the hallmarks of companies that are thriving in these challenging days of not only a pandemic but rapidly shifting talent needs is the ability to meet change with speed and agility. That’s why on-demand services and interim staffing are emerging as forces to be reckoned with in the “new normal” that is taking

Despite a Pandemic, the Life Sciences Sector Presses On

Steve Hochberg is the CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, an executive search firm focused exclusively on the life sciences sector. The organization’s leaders are highly experienced search professionals and biopharmaceutical executives who bring years of industry experience. Caliber Associates has partnered with over 150 leading companies and has completed upwards of 700 searches, placing

LifeSci Partners Introduces LS Associates

LifeSci Partners, a life-sciences focused consultancy, recently launched LS Associates, a global consulting service designed to provide companies with on demand C-suite leadership to flexibly and economically meet the strategic business needs of companies. LS Associates leverages the expertise and network of the larger LifeSci Partners platform to deliver targeted and talented executives with relevant

How COVID-19 is Transforming Healthcare Recruitment

As health systems recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, they face an ever-worsening provider shortage. Last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicted the U.S. would see a shortfall of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032. Now, lost revenue due to the pandemic has caused many hospitals to furlough employees and slowed, or completely delayed,

The Search is On for Top HR Leaders and Diversity Chiefs as Pandemic Risks Subside

As the pandemic raged last spring, chief human resource leaders stepped up around the nation. Their task: to play a starring role in helping organizations navigate and fight through a challenge that has turned out to be far greater than the one faced during the Great Recession. A recent article in The Economist noted that

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Spotlight: Recruiting Investment Executives and Adjusting to New Business Climate

Michael Goodman began his career in executive search in 1993 and he’s been recruiting for the alternative investment industry ever since. In April of 2004 , he launched Long Ridge Partners with then colleague Adam L’Esperance. Mr. Goodman has an expertise in recruiting for a number of different disciplines including portfolio management, trading, research, risk management, marketing,

Spotlight: Adaptation is Now Key When Recruiting Top Finance Executives

Jeanne Branthover is managing partner of the global financial services practice and North American executive committee member at DHR International. She closely partners with her global clients on senior level searches personally managing each assignment. Known for her hands-on approach she consults with her clients on succession planning, organizational change, precision hiring and talent management. Ms.

Pandemic Fallout: Sudden Surge In CFO Exits

The pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant: Rewriting corporate budgets seemingly daily. Bargaining with banks over broken loan covenants. Answering constant calls from investors and board directors. And, in extreme cases, figuring out how to make payroll. All while working with no colleagues around. A new Korn Ferry report, authored

A Better Path to Boosting Diversity in Financial Services

In many ways, the racial awakenings of 2020 opened the eyes of banking executives and their boards to a reality that diverse employees have known and experienced for decades: Getting to the C-suite is tougher for women and underrepresented minorities throughout financial services than for their white and male counterparts, according to a report by

JM Search Expands CFO/Financial Officers Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, recently added Stephen Thompson and Ryan Tomei to the firm’s CFO / financial officers practice. “We are thrilled to add Stephen and Ryan to our team,” said Drew Pressmen, who leads the practice. “I’m proud of the exceptional talent we are

Non-Profit Sector Heats Up for Executive Recruiters

Nowhere are leaders and talent more deeply passionate about what they do than in the mission-driven sector. Non-profit, philanthropy, and social enterprises are evolving at a rapid pace. According to Korn Ferry, leaders are challenged with doing more with less as they navigate increasing demand. The opportunity to create more meaningful and wider impact is

Spotlight: Recruiting the Next Generation of Non-Profit Leaders

Vetted Solutions specializes in helping purpose-driven organizations in all aspects of leadership – from defining their leadership needs and requirements, to developing entire teams of loyal, dedicated high-performers, and everything in between. Jim Zaniello is president and founder of the Washington, D.C-based firm which focuses on serving the leadership needs of associations, non-profit organizations, hospitality

Spotlight: Matching Leaders With Mission

DRi is an executive search and strategic consulting firm committed to helping non-profits select the best talent. For over 15 years, the firm has served more than 350 of the most innovative and respected non-profit institutions operating at the local, national and international levels. DRi has placed hundreds of executive leaders and worked side by

DHR International to Lead New Initiative to Support Non-Profit Organizations

DHR International has named James Abruzzo, the long-time global head of the search firm’s non-profit recruiting practice, to lead an initiative to support non-profit organizations with their succession planning needs. The need for succession planning in non-profit organizations is underscored by Mr. Abruzzo’s research of the activities of non-profit board members and CEOs. In 2020,

Critical Mandates in CEO Recruiting

The non-profit sector has seen its resources — especially those derived from traditional fundraising sources — grow increasingly scarce, according to a report by Spencer Stuart. “We are also seeing a shift to partnerships between international donors, partner governments, the private sector and beyond that move money in new and different ways,” the firm said.

Universities Facing Growing Demand, and Big Challenges, Recruiting New Leaders

Executive search for higher education and academia is undergoing a tremendous transformation. Technology is having a big impact. Diversity is also making its effects felt. Even certain roles are not the same as they were just a short time ago. Talk about a sector in transition. One result: Academic institutions continue to pump big fees

Adaptable Leaders Needed to Drive Fundraising, DE&I and Technology Initiatives

For over four decades, Academic Search has been a leader in designing and implementing search processes for leaders of colleges and universities across the country. The firm has completed hundreds of executive searches for higher education institutions and related organizations, for roles ranging from presidents to provosts to deans. Dr. L. Jay Lemons became president

DHR Forms Alliance with Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has partnered with the Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA) to create “21 in ’21” – a program aimed at placing 21 Latinx executives in board roles before the end of this year. DHR will engage its Latino Diversity Network of board-ready executives and its clients to bring

Korn Ferry Names Academic Sector Global Practice Leader; Called in by University of Alabama at Birmingham to Find CHRO

Korn Ferry recently appointed Charles Falcone as a senior client partner and global leader of its academic sector recruiting practice, including academic medicine and higher education. He is based in Chicago. “Charlie has an exceptional reputation in the market and brings extensive advisory and search experience working on the successful recruitment of CEOs, chancellors, deans,

The Emergence of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Chief diversity officers have become increasingly common across leading institutions of higher education, driven by the push to create more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments for the benefit of all members of the community. While much has been written on the evolution of the mandate and remit of this role, relatively little data exists to

Sustainability and Clean Tech Meet the ‘Perfect Storm’ as Sector Surges

No one was saying it in so many words, but the report that the United Nations Global Compact and Russell Reynolds Associates released last year was aimed at nothing less than helping to save the world. Six years ago, leaders from 193 nations at an historic UN summit adopted 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) that

Spotlight: Leading the Way in Sustainability / Clean Tech Recruiting

Andy Towne is CEO and co-founder with Bob Hobbs of Hobbs & Towne. They pioneered ESG and sustainability-focused executive search, building the firm into the undisputed leader in the clean tech and climate tech category. HTI is a boutique advisory services firm, which includes talent, deal sourcing, leadership assessment, interim management, and M&A advisory, with

Spotlight: ESG Sector Fundamentals are Stronger Than Ever

Established in 2009 by Bernard van der Lande, Tula Executive Search specializes in recruiting for the advanced manufacturing, energy, and emerging technologies sectors. Tula’s consultants focus on manufacturing (automotive, aeronautics, packaging, machinery), energy (wind, solar), and life sciences. Tula Executive Search has experience in assessment for selection and development, leadership succession planning, executive coaching, job

New Challenges Ahead for Renewable Energy, Clean-Tech and Sustainability Sector Leaders

Over the last decade, clean technology, solar and electric energy, and sustainability have moved from the periphery to the center of the global economy. Established and emerging companies, along with private equity and venture capital firms, are making massive investments across the field as they stake out expanding areas of the market. This has driven

The Dahill Group Expands into Clean Energy and Minerals Extraction Industry Recruiting

Denver, CO-based 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 as a

2021 Forecast: Up, Up and Away as Executive Recruiters Get Back to Business

Executive recruiters spent the better part of last year resetting expectations – the result of an unprecedented, and completely unexpected, interruption to their business due to COVID-19. But according to search professionals across the spectrum, that disruption has now receded, and business is returning to levels not seen since the waning days of 2019 and

An Executive Recruiter’s Journey to the Top

Judith M. von Seldeneck is the founder and chair of Diversified Search Group, headquartered in Philadelphia. A pioneer in the search industry, she has been identifying and placing senior-level executive talent around the country for more than four decades. Ms. von Seldeneck recently sat down with Hunt Scanlon Media to discuss her career and how

Digital Transformation and Its Impact on Executive Search

Jack Saxton is a director with Tempting Talent, the talent arm of Tempting Ventures, a recruitment-focused venture capital firm. Tempting Talent, founded in 2017, was created to support Tempting Ventures’ mission to help establish specialist recruitment entrepreneurs in new and exciting markets. Since then, Tempting Talent has grown to become a leading recruitment-to-recruitment business, working

Executive Search Firms Adapting to the New Normal

2020 was an unprecedented year in most respects, and a challenging year for many in the executive search industry. Senior executives across the sector, however, are generally optimistic in their outlook for the year we’re in now. According to two leading reports, one from Bullhorn and the other from Hunt Scanlon Media, optimism reigns supreme.

ZRG Names Chief Revenue Officer

ZRG has named Justin Pinchback as chief revenue officer and head of practices. He will report directly to the CEO Larry Hartmann. “We laid out a spec: The dream player came with a great education, a consulting pedigree, and deep exposure to data-driven solutions in the human capital market,” said Mr. Hartmann. “We wanted someone

The Christopher Group Launches HR Advisory Solutions Platform

The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, has launched an HR consulting services division. The firm named Pam Noble as president of the new unit as well as practice leader for the firm’s expanding diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement practice, which will now be part of the consulting services division.

Private Equity Firms Invest in Raising Their Talent Game

Getting talent decisions right – especially at speed, across dozens of portfolio companies – is one of the stiffest challenges private equity firms face today. According to a new report by Bain & Company there are many reasons why talent decisions can go awry but those with the highest success rates have something in common:

Isaacson, Miller Appoints New President and CEO

The board of directors of Isaacson, Miller has appointed Ericka Miller as the firm’s next president and CEO. She will officially start her term on July 1, upon the retirement of current president Vivian Brocard. “As one of the first women of color to lead a major national executive search firm, Ericka brings a deep

Life Sciences and Healthcare Search Activity Remained Robust During Pandemic Year

As we round the corner to close out Q1, the economic picture seems to be slowly improving. But what is going to light the match in the last three quarters of 2021? For executive recruiters, life sciences and healthcare organizations hold keys to the answer. Eager for investment, far more resilient than the S&P 500

Meeting the Challenges of a New Landscape for Healthcare

Bob Clarke serves as CEO of Furst Group, which provides recruitment services to the healthcare and insurance industries. He has been a trusted advisor to CEOs and boards for more than 30 years. His acumen in executive search and integrated talent management is valued by hospital systems, managed care organizations, medical groups, indemnity companies, end-of-life

Sci.bio Recruiting: Winning the War for Biopharma Talent

One of the hallmarks of companies that are thriving in these challenging days of not only a pandemic but rapidly shifting talent needs is the ability to meet change with speed and agility. That’s why on-demand services and interim staffing are emerging as forces to be reckoned with in the “new normal” that is taking

Despite a Pandemic, the Life Sciences Sector Presses On

Steve Hochberg is the CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, an executive search firm focused exclusively on the life sciences sector. The organization’s leaders are highly experienced search professionals and biopharmaceutical executives who bring years of industry experience. Caliber Associates has partnered with over 150 leading companies and has completed upwards of 700 searches, placing

LifeSci Partners Introduces LS Associates

LifeSci Partners, a life-sciences focused consultancy, recently launched LS Associates, a global consulting service designed to provide companies with on demand C-suite leadership to flexibly and economically meet the strategic business needs of companies. LS Associates leverages the expertise and network of the larger LifeSci Partners platform to deliver targeted and talented executives with relevant

How COVID-19 is Transforming Healthcare Recruitment

As health systems recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, they face an ever-worsening provider shortage. Last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicted the U.S. would see a shortfall of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032. Now, lost revenue due to the pandemic has caused many hospitals to furlough employees and slowed, or completely delayed,

The Search is On for Top HR Leaders and Diversity Chiefs as Pandemic Risks Subside

As the pandemic raged last spring, chief human resource leaders stepped up around the nation. Their task: to play a starring role in helping organizations navigate and fight through a challenge that has turned out to be far greater than the one faced during the Great Recession. A recent article in The Economist noted that