October 17, 2017 – In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership consulting services in areas including but not limited to executive coaching, talent evaluation and succession planning, employee motivation and retention, and leadership development.
“Tim Hayes knows how to build great teams like few people in any industry,” said Julie B. Kampf, JBK Associates International CEO and chief possibilities officer. “His move to JBK gives our clients direct access to someone who has run a successful multi-billion dollar operation while developing great leaders, building a caring culture and inspiring an industry.”
Previously, Mr. Hayes spent 15 years as president of North America for Bayer’s consumer healthcare division, helping the organization achieve strong growth. During his 25 years with Bayer, annual sales rose from $210 million to $3.3 billion in North America. He also led Bayer’s global integration with Merck Consumer Health, served as a senior member of Bayer’s consumer health executive committee, and last year received the chain pharmacy industry’s highest honor, the Robert B. Begley award from NACDS (National Association of Chain Drug Stores).
Mr. Hayes is former chairman of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and was an associate board member for NACDS. In his 37-year consumer packaged goods career, which started with 12 years at the Quaker Oats Company, he held positions in key customer management, sales training, trade marketing, marketing, business development, mergers & acquisitions and executive general management.
JBK Associates conducts executive level searches across multiple functional areas in a broad array of industries, including consumer, retail, luxury, life sciences, healthcare, legal, finance, financial services, not-for-profit and academia. The firm has long served clients in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia as well as Europe through the firm’s U.S. offices in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, New York and West Palm Beach, FL.
Tapping Outside Talent
In recent weeks, search firms have been recruiting talent from outside the search industry to serve as recruiters in their respective areas of expertise. Here’s a look at a few recent appointments from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Witt/Kieffer named Bonnie Panlasigui, former chief administrative officer with Alameda Hospital in California, as a consultant in the firm’s healthcare practice. Based in Emeryville, CA, Ms. Panlasigui has vast experience as a senior executive spanning broad operations with for-profit and not-for-profit health systems.
Diversified Search has brought aboard a renowned physician-leader, Dr. Steven Altschuler, as senior advisor. He specializes in work in academic medicine within Diversified’s healthcare services search practice. Dr. Altschuler is a globally renowned physician, researcher, entrepreneur and academic medicine chief executive officer.
Brenda Gumbs, former executive vice president of people and culture of Perfetti Van Melle, has joined Cincinnati-based executive recruitment firm Centennial Inc. as executive strategist. Ms. Gumbs has been a human resource practitioner for 30 years, chiefly as a senior executive.
Haydee Ortiz Olinger, who most recently served as global chief compliance officer for McDonald’s, has joined the advisory and coaching division of BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams. Ms. Olinger joins BarkerGilmore’s team of former Fortune 500 general counsel and chief compliance officers.
Philip Tang has joined executive search firm Witt/Kieffer in its education practice. He brings to the job nearly 15 years of university administration experience at one of the nation’s leading universities. Mr. Tang previously served as vice provost for academic services at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
SRi named former Manchester City technical director Mike Rigg as global football advisor. He will focus on working with the firm’s growing list of football clients in North America, Europe, the U.K. and Asia. Mr. Rigg has been at the forefront of global football for more than 30 years at both youth and senior international and domestic levels.
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