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CTPartners Scores Lifeline but Deal Talks with DHR Idle

April 13, 2015 — Despite gaining enough financial means and time necessary to pursue a deal with DHR International Inc., CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP) instead finds that talks with its rival in the two executive search space haven’t gone very far and that the loss of many of its highest-paying customers is starting to

Korn Ferry Fired Executive For Allegedly Soliciting Escorts

April 9, 2015 — A high-level legal battle between search firm Korn Ferry International and one of its former high-level executives has taken a sordid turn. In a court filing late Thursday, Korn Ferry said it fired Robert Damon, its former executive chairman for the Americas, for allegedly using his company email address repeatedly “to solicit and arrange for meetings

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Maguire Prods Ctpartners To Launch Formal Auction

March 24, 2015 — As activist shareholder Maguire Asset Management adds to pressure on CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP) to evaluate a sale, DHR International Inc. and other potential buyers remain concerned about the defection of senior members at the embattled C-suite search firm. The New York-based executive search company could be worth between $12

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DHR Ramps Up Pressure on CTPartners

March 13, 2015 — A substantial roadblock has been lifted now that CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP) CEO Brian Sullivan is no longer in the picture, but DHR International Inc. is still waiting for the executive search firm’s special committee to converse with it about its takeover offer. Chicago-based DHR has at the same time

Crains Chi

Chicago Search Firm Seeks Rival’s Global Offices

February 6, 2015 — When CEO Geoffrey Hoffmann looks at CTPartners Executive Search, he sees Europe, Australia and robust practices in financial and professional services. This means looking past the CTPartners’ present reality: to wit, a stock price that plummeted 24 percent in December following news reports that the firm routinely discriminated against female employees

The Recruiter From Another Planet

January 8, 2015 – Not long ago I received an email from someone using a Gmail address, claiming to be a headhunter representing Fortune 500-level companies. The person asked about my interest in a position at an unnamed firm, and requested a résumé. I responded positively, but became suspicious when a follow-up asked for my

Why The Etiquette Of College Basketball Has Changed

November 4, 2014 — When Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith left for Tulsa in April, he told his boss, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, that he was leaving via text message. That text message, sent after Haith had made multiple efforts to call Alden the night before, would have sent shockwaves throughout the college athletics

On The Move: Chase Barbe

September 15, 2014 — Hunt Scanlon Media, LLC announced Chase Barbe has joined the Greenwich-based company as director of marketing and analytics. In his new capacity, Barbe will help plan and manage the company’s marketing initiatives, which include campaigns to promote Hunt Scanlon Media’s line of human capital studies and trade publications. He will also oversee the

Chase Barbe Joins Hunt Scanlon Media 

September 8, 2014 (Greenwich, Connecticut) — Hunt Scanlon Media today announces that Chase Barbe has joined the Greenwich-based company as director of marketing and analytics. In his new capacity, Chase will work closely with managing director Christopher W. Hunt to help plan, manage and execute the company’s marketing initiatives which include campaigns to promote Hunt Scanlon’s line

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How Executive Headhunters Are Scrambling For Relevance

August 13, 2014 — Late last year, Canada’s small community of executive recruiters, the big-game headhunters who poach and staff the nation’s C-suites, was rocked by news of a recruiting coup within its own ranks. Roughly half the staff at Odgers Berndtson Canada, one of this country’s biggest search firms, resigned (or were cut loose,

Greenwich Analyst Sees Hiring Climate Improving 

May 30, 2014 — Christopher Hunt has a unique window into global hiring trends — and he’s feeling bullish. As president of Hunt Scanlon Media, a trade publisher and analyst for the executive search industry, Hunt keeps tabs on some 3,000 U.S. recruiting firms and another 3,500 that are located abroad. It’s a good time to be in the

Global ‘Big Five’ Recruiters Surpass $3 Billion In Revenues

May 1, 2014 (Greenwich, Connecticut) — Hunt Scanlon Media today released its annual rankings of global executive search firms. Overall, according to Hunt Scanlon, the recruiting industry’s ‘Big Five’ grew seven percent for the year, topping out at $3 billion in revenue. Included in this year’s rankings: Korn Ferry, Egon Zehnder, Spencer Stuart, Heidrick &

Recruiting Business Up Nine Percent

May 1, 2014 (Greenwich, Connecticut) — Hunt Scanlon Media today released its annual rankings of U.S. executive search firms. Overall, according to Hunt Scanlon, the recruiting industry grew nine percent for the year, topping out at $2.3 billion in revenue among the company’s ‘Top 40’ rankings list. “With few exceptions nearly every firm reported positive gains,” said

Heidrick Makes Outside Hire Its New CEO

February 3, 2014 — Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. chose former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner Tracy R. Wolstencroft as its first outside chief executive, concluding an unusually long search by the big executive-search company. Mr. Wolstencroft immediately vowed to keep talent from jumping ship at Heidrick, which has been beset by high turnover and sluggish growth. During the first nine months

Goldman Sachs Vet Named CEO Of Heidrick & Struggles

February 3, 2014 — Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. today named a Goldman Sachs & Co. veteran its new CEO. Tracy Wolstencroft, 55, also joined the board of Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles. Interim CEO Jory Marino will stay with the firm in a leadership position, according to a statement today. Mr. Wolstencroft spent

Heidrick & Struggles To Name Ex-Goldman Exec CEO

January 31, 2014 — Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. hopes to name a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive its next CEO, according to an unconfirmed report today by Hunt Scanlon Media, a market research firm in Greenwich, Conn., that tracks the executive search industry. Tracy Wolstencroft would succeed Kevin Kelly, who stepped down last summer

Searching For Answers

August 24, 2013 — In 1953 Gardner Heidrick and John Struggles left the management consultancy for which they worked, to found a new company which would focus on recruiting corporate bosses. It was the first of what would become the big five executive-search (or “headhunting”) firms, and has been a leader in the recruitment industry for

Search Firms Come Under Scrutiny After Rutgers Flap

June 6, 2013 — In December 2007, University of Washington President Mark Emmert had a problem on his hands. His athletics director, Todd Turner, had just quit. To help find his replacement, Emmert hired a search firm run by Dan Parker, an Atlanta consultant who had assisted him in hiring Turner in 2004. The search took

Stephen Sawicki Joins Hunt Scanlon Media

January 13, 2013 (Greenwich, Connecticut) – Stephen Sawicki, a former correspondent for U.S. News & World Report and People, has joined Hunt Scanlon Media as senior managing editor and will spearhead the firm’s executive search and talent acquisition studies, including Executive Search 2015: Trends in Talent Acquisition and In-House Recruiting: Best Practices Redefining Talent Acquisition.

More Women Are Primed To Land CEO Roles

April 30, 2012 — Companies are grooming more women for the corner office. With a growing pool of highly qualified women and intensified investor pressure on boards to diversify corporate management teams, companies “are hiring more high-potential women who could be CEO,” says Judith von Seldeneck, head of Diversified Search, a Philadelphia executive-recruitment firm. The

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CTPartners Scores Lifeline but Deal Talks with DHR Idle

April 13, 2015 — Despite gaining enough financial means and time necessary to pursue a deal with DHR International Inc., CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP) instead finds that talks with its rival in the two executive search space haven’t gone very far and that the loss of many of its highest-paying customers is starting to

Korn Ferry Fired Executive For Allegedly Soliciting Escorts

April 9, 2015 — A high-level legal battle between search firm Korn Ferry International and one of its former high-level executives has taken a sordid turn. In a court filing late Thursday, Korn Ferry said it fired Robert Damon, its former executive chairman for the Americas, for allegedly using his company email address repeatedly “to solicit and arrange for meetings

the deal pipeline logo

Maguire Prods Ctpartners To Launch Formal Auction

March 24, 2015 — As activist shareholder Maguire Asset Management adds to pressure on CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP) to evaluate a sale, DHR International Inc. and other potential buyers remain concerned about the defection of senior members at the embattled C-suite search firm. The New York-based executive search company could be worth between $12

the deal pipeline logo

DHR Ramps Up Pressure on CTPartners

March 13, 2015 — A substantial roadblock has been lifted now that CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (CTP) CEO Brian Sullivan is no longer in the picture, but DHR International Inc. is still waiting for the executive search firm’s special committee to converse with it about its takeover offer. Chicago-based DHR has at the same time

Crains Chi

Chicago Search Firm Seeks Rival’s Global Offices

February 6, 2015 — When CEO Geoffrey Hoffmann looks at CTPartners Executive Search, he sees Europe, Australia and robust practices in financial and professional services. This means looking past the CTPartners’ present reality: to wit, a stock price that plummeted 24 percent in December following news reports that the firm routinely discriminated against female employees

The Recruiter From Another Planet

January 8, 2015 – Not long ago I received an email from someone using a Gmail address, claiming to be a headhunter representing Fortune 500-level companies. The person asked about my interest in a position at an unnamed firm, and requested a résumé. I responded positively, but became suspicious when a follow-up asked for my

Why The Etiquette Of College Basketball Has Changed

November 4, 2014 — When Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith left for Tulsa in April, he told his boss, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, that he was leaving via text message. That text message, sent after Haith had made multiple efforts to call Alden the night before, would have sent shockwaves throughout the college athletics

On The Move: Chase Barbe

September 15, 2014 — Hunt Scanlon Media, LLC announced Chase Barbe has joined the Greenwich-based company as director of marketing and analytics. In his new capacity, Barbe will help plan and manage the company’s marketing initiatives, which include campaigns to promote Hunt Scanlon Media’s line of human capital studies and trade publications. He will also oversee the

Chase Barbe Joins Hunt Scanlon Media 

September 8, 2014 (Greenwich, Connecticut) — Hunt Scanlon Media today announces that Chase Barbe has joined the Greenwich-based company as director of marketing and analytics. In his new capacity, Chase will work closely with managing director Christopher W. Hunt to help plan, manage and execute the company’s marketing initiatives which include campaigns to promote Hunt Scanlon’s line

canadian business

How Executive Headhunters Are Scrambling For Relevance

August 13, 2014 — Late last year, Canada’s small community of executive recruiters, the big-game headhunters who poach and staff the nation’s C-suites, was rocked by news of a recruiting coup within its own ranks. Roughly half the staff at Odgers Berndtson Canada, one of this country’s biggest search firms, resigned (or were cut loose,

Greenwich Analyst Sees Hiring Climate Improving 

May 30, 2014 — Christopher Hunt has a unique window into global hiring trends — and he’s feeling bullish. As president of Hunt Scanlon Media, a trade publisher and analyst for the executive search industry, Hunt keeps tabs on some 3,000 U.S. recruiting firms and another 3,500 that are located abroad. It’s a good time to be in the

Global ‘Big Five’ Recruiters Surpass $3 Billion In Revenues

May 1, 2014 (Greenwich, Connecticut) — Hunt Scanlon Media today released its annual rankings of global executive search firms. Overall, according to Hunt Scanlon, the recruiting industry’s ‘Big Five’ grew seven percent for the year, topping out at $3 billion in revenue. Included in this year’s rankings: Korn Ferry, Egon Zehnder, Spencer Stuart, Heidrick &

Recruiting Business Up Nine Percent

May 1, 2014 (Greenwich, Connecticut) — Hunt Scanlon Media today released its annual rankings of U.S. executive search firms. Overall, according to Hunt Scanlon, the recruiting industry grew nine percent for the year, topping out at $2.3 billion in revenue among the company’s ‘Top 40’ rankings list. “With few exceptions nearly every firm reported positive gains,” said

Heidrick Makes Outside Hire Its New CEO

February 3, 2014 — Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. chose former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner Tracy R. Wolstencroft as its first outside chief executive, concluding an unusually long search by the big executive-search company. Mr. Wolstencroft immediately vowed to keep talent from jumping ship at Heidrick, which has been beset by high turnover and sluggish growth. During the first nine months

Goldman Sachs Vet Named CEO Of Heidrick & Struggles

February 3, 2014 — Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. today named a Goldman Sachs & Co. veteran its new CEO. Tracy Wolstencroft, 55, also joined the board of Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles. Interim CEO Jory Marino will stay with the firm in a leadership position, according to a statement today. Mr. Wolstencroft spent

Heidrick & Struggles To Name Ex-Goldman Exec CEO

January 31, 2014 — Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. hopes to name a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive its next CEO, according to an unconfirmed report today by Hunt Scanlon Media, a market research firm in Greenwich, Conn., that tracks the executive search industry. Tracy Wolstencroft would succeed Kevin Kelly, who stepped down last summer

Searching For Answers

August 24, 2013 — In 1953 Gardner Heidrick and John Struggles left the management consultancy for which they worked, to found a new company which would focus on recruiting corporate bosses. It was the first of what would become the big five executive-search (or “headhunting”) firms, and has been a leader in the recruitment industry for

Search Firms Come Under Scrutiny After Rutgers Flap

June 6, 2013 — In December 2007, University of Washington President Mark Emmert had a problem on his hands. His athletics director, Todd Turner, had just quit. To help find his replacement, Emmert hired a search firm run by Dan Parker, an Atlanta consultant who had assisted him in hiring Turner in 2004. The search took

Stephen Sawicki Joins Hunt Scanlon Media

January 13, 2013 (Greenwich, Connecticut) – Stephen Sawicki, a former correspondent for U.S. News & World Report and People, has joined Hunt Scanlon Media as senior managing editor and will spearhead the firm’s executive search and talent acquisition studies, including Executive Search 2015: Trends in Talent Acquisition and In-House Recruiting: Best Practices Redefining Talent Acquisition.

More Women Are Primed To Land CEO Roles

April 30, 2012 — Companies are grooming more women for the corner office. With a growing pool of highly qualified women and intensified investor pressure on boards to diversify corporate management teams, companies “are hiring more high-potential women who could be CEO,” says Judith von Seldeneck, head of Diversified Search, a Philadelphia executive-recruitment firm. The

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