Motus Recruiting and Staffing Launches Executive Search Division

January 25, 2019 – In what continues to be a trend among talent acquisition organizations, Tigard, OR-based Motus Recruiting and Staffing has formed a new executive search division within the company focused on identifying and recruiting qualified candidates for senior-level and executive jobs.

“Motus has built a strong reputation of providing exceptional talent and we will now complement those successes with the addition of our executive and retained search services,” said Orlando Williams, CEO of Motus Recruiting. “Our clients now have a local executive search solution that will bring the best talent to companies located throughout the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, Motus clients will benefit from best practices in talent retention, diversity equity and inclusion, as well as strategic talent planning.”

With over 20 years of experience in recruiting, Mr. Williams will lead the new executive search team, which will include John Paschal, Shannon Anderson and Roy Kennedy. Mr. Williams founded Motus in 2006. His experience includes identifying talent for clients in healthcare, energy and financial services.

Mr. Paschal is a senior executive search recruiter with over a decade of experience in recruiting. Using researching skills in diversity recruiting and passive candidates, he is skilled at identifying and recruiting top talent for the full lifecycle of executive recruiting. Prior to joining Motus in July, he was an executive search consultant with Remedy Intelligent Staffing.

Ms. Anderson is a senior executive search and technology recruiter with over two decades of experience in the recruiting industry, including corporate, agency and owning her own recruitment consulting company. She joined Motus in October after serving as a senior corporate recruiter with Connective DX.

Mr. Kennedy is a senior technology recruiter and been in the search industry for 10 years, with over 15 years of experience in business development and recruiting for IT and engineering. He sources and places engineering and IT professionals, utilizing many different methods including reaching out to the passive market, participating in user group events and engaging with Fortune 500 clients for contract, contract to hire and permanent positions on a national level. Mr. Kennedy joined Modus last June from executive search firm the Remedy Group.

Utilizing a candidate matrix against client specifications, the Motus executive search delivery process includes a thorough identification and presentation of talented leaders who correspond to the company’s goals and needs. “A complete executive leadership assessment is given to finalists with qualifying performance prediction analysis,” Motus said.

Offering Search Solutions

Over the past year, a number of other organizations have expanded their retained executive search services or added them to their respective offerings as the top-end talent sector heats up globally. Here’s a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Molloy Associates, a recruiting firm exclusively serving the equipment finance industry, recently launched an executive search division. The newly formed unit will be led by Bill Purcell who joins the company as senior vice president and client partner. Mr. Purcell has more than 30 years of executive management experience in the equipment finance industry. 

LifeSci Partners, a life sciences-focused consultancy, has launched LifeSci Search, a global executive recruitment service. It was founded “to address the broad deficiencies in the life sciences recruitment market largely centered around the specialization required for life sciences clients,” the firm said.

MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has appointed Trish Shortell as managing director, executive search, based in its New York office. In her role, she will lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s chairman and CEO.

Vancouver-based recruitment company Goldbeck Recruiting recently launched a retained executive search division. For almost 20 years, Goldbeck has been helping companies fill mid- to senior-level positions on a contingency recruitment basis, and has accepted clients on a retained executive search upon request. 

U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has formed a new executive search subsidiary, Portman Partners, to focus on C-level leadership and senior executive roles within the datacenter industry worldwide. “This is a new chapter in the growth of the firm,” said Peter Hannaford, founder of Datacenter People.

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

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