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Founded in 1999, SearchWide Global is a full-service executive search firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management, experiential marketing, sports, and entertainment industries. Headquartered in the Twin Cities, the firm operates worldwide, specializing in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations.

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Founded in 1999, SearchWide Global is a full-service executive search firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management, experiential marketing, sports, and entertainment industries. Headquartered in the Twin Cities, the firm operates worldwide, specializing in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations.

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SearchWide Global Tapped by the Alaska Raptor Center to Find New Leader

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been retained by the Alaska Raptor Center to lead in its search for a new executive director. Nicole Newman, the search firm’s vice president, is leading the assignment. The executive director is responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership, and management of the Alaska Raptor Center’s multi-faceted programs and business

SearchWide Global Retained by Visit Bend for CEO Search

After taking a massive hit during the pandemic, employment and hiring within the hotel and hospitality industry has rebounded. The leisure and hospitality industry added an average of 39,000 jobs per month in 2023. Consumer research reveals that leisure and group business travel remains strong as well and new workplace trends allow people to travel more

SearchWide Global Assists the International Association of Exhibitions and Events with CEO Search

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has assisted in the recruitment of Marsha Flanagan as the new president and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). She succeeds David DuBois, who left the association to take the role of president and CEO of Exhibitor Group last October. Executive vice president Mark Gnatovic led

HR Leaders and Diversity Chiefs Continue to Push for Inclusion

HR leaders and executive recruiters alike say that promoting diversity and belonging in the workplace is not just a buzzword. It’s a crucial aspect of modern businesses. Companies that foster diversity and belonging have been proven to have better financial performance, increased innovation, and a more engaged workforce. However, a recent report from The Christopher

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SearchWide Global Welcomes Vice President Andrea Christopherson

St. Paul, MN, April 19, 2023 — Effective April 17, 2023, Andrea Christopherson joined SearchWide Global as a vice president to assist with SearchWide Global’s director and c-level searches and business development initiatives in the experiential event marketing segment along with the tradeshow and convention industries. “Andrea is an excellent addition to our team. With her

SearchWide Global Welcomes Executive Recruiter Renee Marpert

(April 26, 2022) Effective April 11, 2022, Renee Marpert joined SearchWide Global as an Executive Recruiter to assist with SearchWide Global’s Director and C-Level searches and business development initiatives. “Renee is an excellent addition to our team. With her experience in hospitality recruiting and human resources, she will bring our recruitment efforts to a new

SearchWide Global Welcomes Executive Recruiter Renee Marpert

St. Paul, MN, April 26, 2022 — Effective April 11, 2022, Renee Marpert joined SearchWide Global as an Executive Recruiter to assist with SearchWide Global’s Director and C-Level searches and business development initiatives. “Renee is an excellent addition to our team. With her experience in hospitality recruiting and human resources, she will bring our recruitment

SearchWide Global Hires Kathryn Millard as Executive Recruiter

St. Paul, MN, February 14, 2022 — Effective February 7, 2022, Kathryn Millard joined SearchWide Global as an Executive Recruiter to assist with SearchWide Global’s hotel and resort searches and business development initiatives. “We are excited to have Kathryn join our team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be essential in

SearchWide Global Hires Donna Thornton as Executive Recruiter

(Nov. 16, 2021) Effective November 15, 2021, Donna Thornton joined SearchWide Global as an Executive Recruiter to assist with Director and C-Level searches and business development initiatives. “We are thrilled to have Donna join our team. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, including previous recruiting experience, that will be instrumental in our executive

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Introducing the SearchWide Global | CEO Interview Series
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 1 | Diversity & Inclusion
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 2 | Retention and Multi-Generational Workforce
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 4 | Talent Acquisition
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 5 | Interview Process
SearchWide CEO Interview Series | Episode 6 | Hiring Advice
SearchWide Global CEO Interview Series | Episode 3 | Leadership and Onboarding New Hires