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Klein Hersh International Recruits CEO for Locana

Executive recruitment firm Klein Hersh International has placed James Burns as the new chief executive officer for San Diego, CA-based Locana Inc., a leading RNA-targeting gene therapy company. Dr. Burns had been serving as CEO for biotechnology company Casebia Therapeutics, where he led the team in discovering and developing new CRISPR/Cas9-based breakthrough therapeutics to treat

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R. William Funk & Associates Called in by Central Washington University

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been selected by Central Washington University’s board of trustees to lead in its search for a new president. James L. Gaudino, who has served in that role since 2009, announced in late February that he will step down from his post

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Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for BJC HealthCare 

With the coronavirus crisis upon us, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, “They must keep employees healthy; maintain their morale;

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Development Guild DDI Recruits Chief Development Officer for Greenpeace

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has placed Tricia Hart as chief development officer for the environmental group Greenpeace. Managing director Sherry Ettleson led the assignment. Ms. Hart most recently served as national director of marketing and engagement at Amnesty International USA, where she expanded direct mail and digital giving programs

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ZRG Partners Appoints Retail Practice Global Leader

ZRG Partners has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Brian Meany as managing partner and global head of its retail practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York City office. Mr. Meany has spent the past 25 years as managing director for Herbert Mines Associates, where he executed C-suite searches across the retail, fashion, wholesale

trends

Unemployment Claims Surge as COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Deepens

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million, an increase of 3,001,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Consensus expectations were for 1.64 million claims. The previous record was 695,000 claims filed the week ended October 2, 1982. Initial jobless claims

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Parker Executive Search Finds Next President for the University of Wyoming

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has assisted the University of Wyoming in the recruitment Edward Seidel as the school’s 28th president. The board of trustees announced last year that it would not be renewing the contract of Laurie Nichols, who was hired in 2016. Laura Wilder, the search firm’s president, is leading the assignment along with vice president of

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Heidrick & Struggles Announces 45 Promotions

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the executive ladder within their respective firms. Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has promoted 23 partners and 22 principals in its search and consulting businesses globally. “Our newly promoted consultants have proven their ability to deliver exceptional client service, drive strong business growth

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Isaacson, Miller Assists University of Maryland and Xavier University to Find New Leaders

Isaacson, Miller recently assisted in the placement of Darryll J. Pines as the 34th president of the University of Maryland. Meanwhile the search firm was also called in by Xavier University to find its next president. John Muckle, Gale Merseth and Vijay Saraswat led the search for Maryland while Jackie Mildner, Leslie McCarthy, and Jenna Sattar

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New Heritage Capital Invests in DeWinter Group

Today, the private equity sector is the chief growth driver for executive search firms. PE firms are rapidly expanding their portfolio companies and along that pathway they need top talent more than ever before. In short, private equity firms are hungry for top level C-suite talent as their portfolio companies go through an explosive gritty

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Lansdowne Executive Search Seeking Leader for Housing Alliance

Dublin, Ireland-based Lansdowne Executive Search has been enlisted to find the executive director for the Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest approved housing bodies (AHBs). Partner Sean McDonagh is leading the assignment. Reporting to the Housing Alliance chair, the executive director will be expected to take a hands-on role in establishing the

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Mastering the Online Interview has Just Taken on New Importance

Online interviews could be the new normal — not just because of the coronavirus crisis but because companies are realizing meaningful cost savings. That is leading to more broad acceptance of the practice. Carol Hartman of Hartman Group Consulting offers ways to master your next online interview. “Conducting interviews as a hiring manager or candidate from your

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Diversified Search Recruits President and CEO for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Following an extensive nationwide search, Diversified Search has placed Jim Gerlach as the new president and chief executive officer of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) in Reading, PA. He replaces Randy Peers who resigned last July to pursue other interests. “Jim’s history of public service, high integrity and ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies

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MitchelLake Expands in the U.S.

Sydney-headquartered executive search firm MitchelLake Group has expanded in the U.S. with the addition of Quang Pham as a senior associate. Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Pham will be responsible for helping the U.S. team to drive search execution and business growth over the next 12 months and beyond. “The U.S. executive search division has been

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11 Key Strategies for Seeking a New Job During a Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, people are stressed, confused, worried, perplexed and in various stages of emotional overload while the daily influx of troubling news continues. If you are unemployed and looking for full-time employment, you are having the challenge of your business life right now. A new report by Russ Riendeau, senior partner and chief

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UCLA Taps WittKieffer for Director of Intercollegiate Athletics 

Jeff Compher, Zach Smith and Kim Brettschneider of executive search firm WittKieffer are currently assisting the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in a national search for a new director of intercollegiate athletics. “UCLA seeks an experienced, creative, inspiring and entrepreneurial leader with unwavering integrity, a strong work ethic and a commitment to transparency and collaboration with the broadest range of campus stakeholders

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Frederickson Partners Strengthens HR Recruiting Staff

Frederickson Partners, an executive search firm that recruits high impact human resources and people leaders for innovative, high-growth and transformational companies, has added recruiting veteran Katie Traines as an HR and people executive search partner to be based in Chicago. “We are beyond excited for Katie to join the Frederickson team,” said Brian Brinkley, chief growth officer of Frederickson Partners. “Katie

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Women in Canada Lagging Male Counterparts in the C-Suite

In many respects the past few years have represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals from the worlds of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal

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Klein Hersh International Recruits CEO for Locana

Executive recruitment firm Klein Hersh International has placed James Burns as the new chief executive officer for San Diego, CA-based Locana Inc., a leading RNA-targeting gene therapy company. Dr. Burns had been serving as CEO for biotechnology company Casebia Therapeutics, where he led the team in discovering and developing new CRISPR/Cas9-based breakthrough therapeutics to treat

recruiting

R. William Funk & Associates Called in by Central Washington University

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been selected by Central Washington University’s board of trustees to lead in its search for a new president. James L. Gaudino, who has served in that role since 2009, announced in late February that he will step down from his post

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AI Hiring Platform Mya Systems Raises $18.75 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, Mya Systems, a conversational AI platform for hiring teams, announced that it has secured $18.75 million in Series C funding. The funding was led by Notion Capital with participation from earlier investors, Emergence Capital and Foundation Capital as well

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Raines International Opens Office in Chicago

New York-based Raines International has opened a new office in Chicago. Bryan Burg, who joined Raines as senior vice president in 2019 to expand the firm’s industrial practice, will oversee the new office. CEO Dan Smith said the firm is committed to expanding business both in the industrials sector as well as in the Midwest. “We have done

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3 Qualities Private Equity Firms Seek When Picking Portfolio CEOs

Private equity firms conduct rigorous due diligence in assessing acquisition targets. Those with the best track records place high trust in their ability to size up a prospect’s financials, operations and market position. But many mid-sized PE firms are less successful in choosing the CEOs who run their portfolio companies. One study of PE firms,

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The Onstott Group Recruits CEO for the Jumby Bay Island Company

The Onstott Group, a Wellesley, MA-based search firm, has placed Wayne Kafcsak as the new CEO of the Jumby Bay Island Company (JBIC), a privately-owned, 300 acre island retreat located 2.5 miles off the Northeastern coast of Antigua in the Caribbean. Managing director Pat Campbell led the assignment. “With a keen sense of adventure and love of

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Sterling Martin Recruits CEO for American Pharmacists Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed Scott J. Knoer as the new executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He succeeds Thomas Menighan, who recently announced his retirement. He will take over on July 1. The assignment

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for CENTOGENE      

With the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the life sciences and healthcare industry is hardly alone in facing technology-related issues. These take on increased importance when they impact health, disease diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, human longevity. Having the right leaders in place to sort through these complex challenges, say recruiters serving

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Sheffield Haworth Partners with IT Specialist Nasstar

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has partnered with recruitment IT specialist Nasstar. Through the alliance, Nasstar will provide global support for Sheffield Haworth’s 11 international offices and is also working with the firm to enhance existing systems in order to support its growth ambitions. Nasstar will deliver 24/7 global support to the firm as

Caldwell Recruits CFO for the American Cancer Society

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies, especially private equity-backed and healthcare outfits. Just recently, Rich Perkey and Gina Barge of Toronto-headquartered Caldwell recruited former Geller &

Is the Person You Know the Best Person for the Job?

We’ve all heard someone say, “I’ve got the perfect person for this job.” You’re probably thinking, “Great. That makes my life easier.” But what if the recommender is biased? What if there’s a much better candidate out there? What if the person being referred is the best candidate? A new report by Paul Manning of The Bowdoin Group

SRi Recruits CEO for the All England Lawn Tennis Club

Executive search firm SRi has recruited Sally Bolton as the new CEO of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) succeeding Richard Lewis. Partner David James led the assignment. With a proven track record of sports and event management experience at both an executive and non-executive level within the sports industry, Ms. Bolton was recognized by the AELTC committee

Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Montgomery County Economic Development Group

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC) in Maryland. Todd W.S. Jorgenson, managing director and principal, is leading the assignment for the executive recruitment firm. David Petr stepped down from the organization’s top role at the end of his three-year

20/20 Foresight Executive Search Expands New York Office

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Ellen Rhoades as managing director in its New York office. She brings more than 20 years of executive search and corporate talent acquisition leadership experience to her new role. “As 20/20 Foresight enters our 26th year of business in 2020, we are making significant internal additions to our team

Caldwell Recruits CFO for Helix As Role Becomes Success Driver across Private Equity Sector

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies, especially private equity-backed outfits. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently

Lindauer Seeking Chief Development Officer for the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg 

Boston-based recruitment firm Lindauer has been selected to find a chief development officer for the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg in Florida Senior consultant Zena Lum is leading the assignment. As the chief fundraiser, the chief development officer will be expected to devise, implement and manage a comprehensive program, including the creation of a development plan

Stanton Chase Expands Media and Entertainment Practice

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the addition of former film director Shayne Lightner to its Los Angeles office as a director, with a focus on entertainment, media and digital. “Now more than ever, creativity, storytelling and an understanding of human behavior are crucial in helping streaming and entertainment companies diversify their ranks and

Top Executive Jobs for 2020

ON Partners has unveiled its Top Jobs 2020 report, a bespoke list of C-suite and executive level jobs expected to be in demand in the coming year. Included are roles in the technology, consumer, life sciences, supply chain and industrial sectors. According to ON consultants nationwide who provided input for the Top Jobs list, the

BoardWalk Consulting Seeks CEO for Community Foundation for a Greater Atlanta

BoardWalk Consulting has been retained by the Community Foundation for a Greater Atlanta to lead its search for a new CEO. Alicia Philipp announced her plans to retire by the end of 2020 after 42 years with the organization. Earlier this year, the foundation established a search committee, which in turn created a comprehensive request

PFM Executive Search Places Chief Project Officer for Fraser Health

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Sharat Chandra as chief project officer at Fraser Health for the Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project. Partners Allison Rzen and Shaun Carpenter are leading the assignment for the search firm. In his new role, Mr. Chandra will be responsible for leading the development, design, construction, completion and move-in of

Hunt Scanlon Media’s Top 10 Private Equity Recruiting Stories of 2019

Today, the PE sector is the chief growth driver for executive search firms. PE firms are rapidly expanding their portfolio companies and along that pathway they need top talent more than ever before. In short, private equity firms are hungry for top level C-suite talent as their portfolio companies go through an explosive gritty phase.

Cejka Search Wins CEO Assignment for the Iowa Clinic

Cejka Search has been retained by the Iowa Clinic to lead its hunt for a new CEO. The assignment is being led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president and managing principal. The incoming CEO will be expected to provide executive leadership in establishing and executing a strategic vision in alignment with the board

Russell Reynolds Associates Expands in Munich and Hamburg

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently closed the year by adding Immo Futterlieb as managing director in Munich and Moritz Trebeljahr as executive director in its Hamburg office. “We are very happy to have been able to strengthen our team by having Immo and Moritz join us,” said Ulrike Wieduwilt, Russell Reynolds Associates’ German country

Hunt Scanlon Media’s Top 10 Recruiting Stories of 2019

What a year to be covering the executive recruitment industry! Going back over the hundreds of stories Hunt Scanlon Media brought to our readers over the course of 2019 has been both exhilarating and revealing. Change continues to come to the field, often in the most surprising ways. There has been growth and expansion, new ways of

RM Nephew and Associates Places CHRO of Cytel

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk taking and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have

AGB Search Seeks Provost for University of South Carolina

Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search is looking for a new executive vice president for academic affairs and provost for the University of South Carolina.  Managing principal Roderick J. McDavis, consultants Sally Mason and Garry W. Owens, and principal Kimberly S. Templeton are leading the assignment. This role is the second ranking officer of the university, acting for the president in his

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Sports Search Assignments of 2019

2019 was a thrilling year for sports. It all started with the New England Patriots winning their sixth Super Bowl. The Washington Nationals claimed their first World Series. The Toronto Raptors won the NBA title. Megan Rapinoe and her teammates captured the FIFAWomen’s World Cup. And the cheers, jeers and intrigue were in evidence on

Ezekia to Manage Global Recruiting Processes at Stanton Chase 

Stanton Chase is adopting Ezekia as the primary platform for managing its global recruiting business processes in a move that could have big implications for search firms as 2020 unfolds. The platform, which offers innovative, customized, easy-to-use software for recruiters, will be adopted across all of the firm’s 75 worldwide offices. “Ezekia is a proven, top-tier

Sapphire Partners Assists the Bank of England in Governor Search

Sapphire Partners, a London-based executive search firm, assisted the Bank of England in the recruitment of Andrew Bailey as its new governor. Mark Carney, who has held the position for six years, will step down at the end of January. Mr. Bailey will be the 121st Governor in the bank’s 325 year history and the

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits Chief Diversity Officer for Susquehanna University

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities across the country — and fast becoming one of the most sought after C-suite positions to be filled by recruiters. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from

Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader for HR Officers Practice in Australia

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Katherine Henry as a senior member of the firm’s global corporate officers sector, leading the human resources officers practice in Australia. She is based

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Search Assignments of 2019

With 2019 drawing to a close, we looked back through our archives over what was by all accounts a remarkable year for first-rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector and functional discipline to create

Academic Career & Executive Search Seeking Chief Diversity Officer for University of Pittsburgh

West Hartford, Conn-based Academic Career & Executive Search was recently selected by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, to lead the search for the school’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Managing partner Jennifer Muller is leading the assignment. Reporting to the university president, the successful candidate will assume a critical leadership

Search Firms Partner to Recruit Head Football Coach for University Northern Colorado

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have collaborated to recruit former Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey as the 16th head football coach for the University Northern Colorado (UNC). The search was led by Jeff Schemmel, founder and president of College Sports Solutions, and Dan Walters, associate partner with Buffkin Baker. “We are

NGS Global Expands in Paris

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion by adding Fariman Felisa, Emmanuel Caron and Michel Felisa as managing directors on its Paris team. “We are delighted to have recruited Fariman, Emmanuel and Michel to NGS Global,” said David Nosal, chairman of NGS Global. “They are not only recognized as thought leaders in their market,

BG Staffing Acquires L.J. Kushner & Associates

BG Staffing, Inc., a NYSE-traded provider of workforce solutions, has acquired L.J. Kushner & Associates, an executive search and professional recruitment firm dedicated exclusively to the information security industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Since 1999, L.J. Kushner & Associates has provided services nationally to companies of all sizes (early stage to

Choi & Burns Rebrands to CBK Partners, Launches Tech Platform Pointr

New York City-headquartered executive search firm Choi & Burns has rebranded to CBK Partners on its 20th anniversary, following the launch of Pointr, a tech platform designed to foster relationships with sought-after talent. As part of its rebranding efforts, Sumi Kang, CBK co-founder, was named president. “As part of our rebranding, we elevated Sumi Kang

4D Executive Search Places Senior Director of People Operations for TrueCar 

Los Angeles-based recruitment firm 4D Executive Search has helped place Sonya McLelland as the new senior director of people operations for TrueCar Inc., a digital automotive marketplace, in Santa Monica, CA. Ms. McLelland will be responsible for ensuring a high-level experience for both employees and managers across all human resources transactions and programs, said 4D

The Christopher Group Tapped by Nu Skin Enterprises to Find Head of Total Rewards

Nu Skin Enterprises has selected The Christopher Group (TCG) to lead its search for a new head of total rewards. Managing director and chief marketing officer Nathaniel Schiffer, recruiting manager Kristen Pace and operations manager Amy Bott are leading the assignment. The head of total rewards will be provided the opportunity to revamp and execute the total rewards

Vetted Solutions Recruits New Leader for International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Jim Zaniello of Vetted Solutions has recruited Gregory L. Schultz as the new CEO of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT). He succeeds retiring executive director Amanda Rowe, who led the organization for 27 years. “We are so grateful for Amanda’s leadership,” said Stuart Sweet, ISHLT president and a pediatric pulmonologist at Washington University in St.

NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member locations as it continues to expand its global roster. NPA now has 530 member offices across six continents. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of

Options Group Opens In Paris, Appoints Office Head

Options Group has opened a new office in Paris to be led by Carole Jean-Baptiste. As part of her primary responsibilities, Ms. Jean-Baptiste will be expanding the Options Group EMEA footprint in asset and wealth management, capital markets, sales and trading as well as fintech. Ms. Jean-Baptiste was most recently a partner and executive coach

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