MRINetwork Names President

January 19, 2016 – MRINetwork, the executive search subsidiary of CDI Corp., has appointed Jill Albrinck as its new president.

“Jill will drive a new phase of strategic growth for MRINetwork,” said Scott J. Freidheim, president and CEO of CDI Corp. “Jill’s leadership experience and track record of successfully growing businesses makes her the right person to leverage MRINetwork’s 50 years of innovation in talent solutions.”

Prior to MRINetwork, Ms. Albrinck served in a number of senior leadership roles. She previously served as chief operating officer of DeVry University, a private higher education provider with 90 campuses across the U.S. and Canada. She also led strategy and business development for Luxottica Group’s $3.5 billion North American retail division comprised of more than 3,500 company-owned, franchised, and licensed stores, and restored growth to LensCrafters, the company’s flagship optical retailer, as its COO.

Prior to these roles, Ms. Albrinck served as SVP and general manager of Chiquita Brands International and was also a partner with global management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton (now a division of PwC), where she worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop and implement growth strategies.

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She takes over at a time when competition for highly qualified candidates, particularly among the executive, technical and professional ranks, is accelerating. “Growth in new hires, coupled with rising retirements, is creating increased demand for search and recruitment services,” said Dale Zupsansky, managing editor at Greenwich-based Hunt Scanlon Media.

“I am thrilled to be coming on board at this important moment in MRINetwork’s history,” said Ms. Albrinck. “Our broad network of offices and over 2,500 talented recruiters touching virtually every business sector provides an unsurpassed infrastructure to create a powerful force in the industry.”

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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