CMP Merges with The Frontier Group

March 22, 2018 – CMP, a talent development and transition firm, has merged with Atlanta-based coaching firm The Frontier Group.

Frontier, which has a 31-year track record of delivering individual career transition solutions, redeployment solutions and executive coaching, will operate under the CMP brand.

Patrick Lynch, Frontier’s president, will stay on post-merger and assume the title of president, CMP Southeast region. CMP will continue to be led by CEO Maryanne Piña and president Joe Frodsham.

Mr. Lynch is responsible for strategy, marketing, and leadership. He also provides executive coaching to a wide range of senior leaders, helping them develop their strategic leadership skills, servant leadership, organizational engagement, emotional intelligence and their ability to change themselves and others.

The merger will allow CMP to provide solutions to the full talent lifecycle – from recruiting and leadership development, to coaching, assessment and career transition support across all major metro areas in the Southwest and Southeast along with providing national and global delivery through its strategic alliance relationship with OI Global Partners. The company has offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Fort Worth and New Orleans.

“CMP and Frontier have a complementary set of capabilities, and together we will have greater depth in each practice,” said Ms. Piña. “Starting immediately, we have more resources to support clients across the country and globally.”

Mr. Lynch said that the merger is a win-win situation. “Merging with CMP makes us all better,” he said. “We will provide a unique ROI to our current and future clients through deeper recruiting reach, contemporary development and succession solutions, and uniquely innovative outplacement solutions.”

Mr. Frodsham said the firms’ priorities and values are aligned. “We now have even greater ability to impact companies and candidates with recruiting, leadership coaching and assessment, and career transition solutions,” he said.

Recent Mergers

Executive search firms have seen a rise in mergers in recent months. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged. The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales and marketing functions.

DES Recruitment has merged with U.K.-based Miramar Global Executive Search. For the past 15 years, DES Recruitment has identified and attracted senior-level executives for clients nationwide. Miramar Global has forged a reputation serving U.S. multinationals in the Americas as well as across EMEA and Asia.

Gibson Consultants, a recruiter that serves healthcare payers and digital health companies, has merged with its affiliate, Enterprise Recruiters, a recruiting firm also focused on digital health companies. The combined company, which will keep the Gibson Consultants name, has also opened an additional office in Wilmington, NC.

Asset management executive recruiters Grace Point Partners and BraddockMatthews have merged. The joint firm will continue to serve clients across traditional and alternative asset management, including hedge fund, private equity, endowment and foundation, and family office organizations. The firm will be known as BraddockMatthews and have offices in Manhattan and Boston.

Buffkin/ Baker recently merged New York-based WTW Associates into its expanding executive recruiting platform. WTW, a talent provider focused on the media, entertainment, technology and law industries, will integrate its operations into the Buffkin/Baker New York office. Warren Wasp becomes a partner in the firm, and will head its entertainment/ media practice.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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