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William Funk & Associates Seeking New Provost for Rutgers

As the new academic year approaches, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, more often the case, globalization. Rutgers University has enlisted R. William Funk & Associates to help

Axis Bank reappoints Shikha Sharma
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Axis Bank Reappoints Leader After Consulting With Egon Zehnder

Axis Bank Ltd., India’s third-largest private bank, has reappointed Shikha Sharma as managing director and chief executive officer for a period of three years starting June 2018. The bank had appointed Egon Zehnder as its consultant to identify the next CEO. But the bank clarified that this was to be a board-approved process and may

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

Holmes Noble appointed Donna Chapman CEO
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Holmes Noble Appoints CEO

U.K.-based executive search and interim firm Holmes Noble has appointed Donna Chapman as its chief executive officer. “Donna brings an impressive track record in consultancy and recruitment and has spent over 25 years operating at board level, specializing in sectors which are very important to Holmes Noble’s growth plans,” said Michelle Carson-Williams, founder and chair.

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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?

Quick Leonard Kieffer named Courtney Lada managing partner
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Quick Leonard Kieffer Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has named Courtney Lada as managing partner. As the senior-most role within the firm, she will be responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement. “During her decade-long career with us, Courtney has played a critical role in the firm’s success and growth,” noted Roger Quick,

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Employee Job Satisfaction Critical to Developing Top Leaders

Organizations face numerous obstacles as they deal with the complexities of the 21st century workplace. At the top of their list of human capital challenges: HR professionals talk about the pressing need to keep employees highly engaged and to develop future leaders for their organizations, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017

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Arts Consulting Group Finds New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) placed Jonathan Kaledin as president and CEO of Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E). ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau led the search. CA&E had been seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary and a team leader who

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Arlington Partners Seeking CEO for The Institutional Limited Partners Association

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has retained Arlington Partners International to lead a global search for its next CEO. Lisa Heidman, the recruitment firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, are heading the assignment. ILPA’s chief executive is expected to lead an executive team and staff to deliver near- and long-term

Korn Ferry Chad Astmann Co-Head Global Asset Management
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Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry has added Chad Astmann as co-head of global asset management. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. With more than 15 years of investment management executive recruitment and organizational consulting experience, Mr. Astmann has placed top leaders in executive leadership, investments, distribution and infrastructure. He has also worked extensively in delivering holistic

Pure Search Germany opens headed by Ken Lewin
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Pure Search Expands to Berlin

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has expanded with the opening of an office in Berlin. This becomes its first office in continental Europe. Pure Search Germany will be headed by Ken Lewin, who joins the firm as managing director and country manager. Mr. Lewin has 10-plus years of experience in the DACH region. Previously, he was managing

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Spencer Stuart Report Outlines How HR Drives Business Success

Technology and evolving employee expectations are redefining how work is done and how organizations think about talent: Less hierarchy. More flexibility. Unconventional career paths. Like everything else in the business world, the field of human resources has changed dramatically over the last several years, according to a new white paper by Spencer Stuart. In advanced

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McDermott & Bull Finds CTO for Panasonic Avionics Corp.

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. CTO hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. McDermott & Bull, for one, has placed former IBM executive David Bartlett as

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Jorgenson Consulting Tapped to Find CEO for One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned in July. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO
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Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

One Search Consulting joins Taplow Group
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Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson
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Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners is seeking a new executive director for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Managing director Michelle R.S. Bonoan is heading the national search, with support from principal Sheila Hennessey, as well as Koya’s research and support team. The search for

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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates
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Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

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

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Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited

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Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran
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EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior partner

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Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO
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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Bespoke Partners Places CTO For Personify

San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners has recruited Dave Cooper as chief technology officer of Personify. Mr. Cooper formerly served as chief technology officer for Rockwell Software. Personify is the leader in association management software and services for associations and other non-profits. Bespoke Partners assists private equity firms to deliver top executives for their portfolio companies.

ManpowerGroup Posts Small Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN)posted revenues of $5.1 billion for the fourth quarter ended December 2014, a decrease of two percent from $5.3 billion a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company’s earnings jumped to $117.2 million, or $1.47 per share, in the quarter from $101.2 million, or $1.25 per share, a year ago. Annual revenue increased slightly to $20.8 billion

Direct Recruiters, INC. Adds Recruiting Specialist

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Rachel Gulko as a lead recruiter for its plastics industry practice area focusing on executive level leadership searches. Prior to joining DRI, Ms. Gulko worked in sales for Verizon where she honed her sales leadership skills. She also has a background in early childhood education. Founded

Lochlin Partners Places VP Of HR At National Restaurant Association

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Barbara Polk as vice president of human resources at the National Restaurant Association. Ms. Polk served as the VP of national human resources service delivery for the American Red Cross. The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world—supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses.

Wheless Partners Finds President For Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has placed Louis G. Smith Jr. as president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith most recently served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Northeast Campus in Houston. Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people

CTPartners To Raise $5 Million From Single Investor

In an effort to raise cash after two failed stock offerings in the past 60 days, CTPartners on Friday priced a $5 million registered underwritten offering of its common stock at a discounted price of $3.44 per share to one institutional investor. Earlier in the day, the offering price had been set at $3 per

Shares Of CTPartners Remain In Freefall

CTPartners’ stock price dropped by 50 percent yesterday – its single biggest one-day dip – before settling at $4.35 per share, a 33 percent decline. The stock has been in a freefall for the past week on the back of multiple financial restatements and the suspension of a planned common stock offering. News of a

Industrial Search Partners Acquires O’Reilly Group

Industrial Search Partners (ISP) has acquired The O’Reilly Group, an executive search firm specializing in helping a broad range of clients find senior supply chain and logistics talent. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prior to executive search, O’Reilly Group founder Eve O’Reilly had 22 years of supply chain experience working for carrier,

Martha Fay Africa, Co-Founder of Major, Lindsey & Africa, has Died

Martha Fay (Marty) Africa, co-founder and partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has passed away after a protracted battle with cancer. Ms. Africa served as an active member of MLA until shortly before her death. She joined Bob Major in 1984 to form the core of what is today Major, Lindsey & Africa, a

Hanold Associates Places VP Global Talent Management at Flextronics

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Susan Crickenberger as vice president, global talent management for Flextronics (FLEX). Previously, Ms. Crickenberger was head of talent, North American world headquarters for HJ Heinz. Flextronics International Limited is a $30 billion business and is one of the world’s leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers that offers complete

William Hay & Associates Heading CEO Search for McPier

Executive search firm William Hay & Associates has been selected by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, or McPier, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The new executive will replace current CEO Jim Reilly who is retiring. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) is a municipal corporation created by the

CTPartners Suspends Stock Offering And Withdraws Guidance For 2015

CTPartners, the global executive search firm ranked No. 7 in the U.S./Americas region by HSZ Media, has disclosed its intent to suspend a proposed common stock offering announced just 48 hours ago. It is the second time the company has pulled an offering within the last 60 days. CTPartners is revising it's fourth quarter and

Benchmark Executive Search Adds Five New Members To Its National Security And Cyber Advisory Board

Benchmark Executive Search has added five new members to its national security and cyber advisory board. The board will provide Benchmark's president, Jeremy King, with counsel in helping Benchmark customers find cyber experts at the board, C and VP levels. New advisory board members include: LTG Rhett Hernandez (Ret), president of CyberLens, LLC; Matt Olsen,

Alium Partners Grows Staff

Alium Partners, a provider of interim management professionals in the U.K., has named Karen Cresswell as client strategy and development director. Ms. Cresswell brings more than 20 years’ experience of operating globally within the senior interim market, in particular in transformation and change management. She has advised across a range of sectors, such as financial

Egon Zehnder Heading CEO Search For Standard Chartered Plc

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Standard Chartered Plc to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Egon Zehnder is also searching for replacements for other senior executives at Standard Chartered. Standard Chartered PLC provides consumer and wholesale banking products and services primarily in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Founded in 1964,

Buffkin Group Fills VP Hr Position For Restorixhealth

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Colleen Hurley as the new vice president of human resources at RestorixHealth. Ms. Hurley was previously VP of human resources at Community Blood Services. RestorixHealth provides comprehensive wound care management services. The Buffkin Group is an executive search firm offering services in executive search, executive coaching, management

Mclean Interim Management Adds Partner

U.K.-based McLean Interim Management has named Natasha Cleeve as a partner. Ms. Cleeve’s career spans 25 years in the interim management industry and she has been focusing on the executive interim market for the last 15 years. She has set up and run successful businesses and practices throughout her career and is experienced across numerous

B.E. Smith Heading CEo Search For Yuma Regional Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer search for Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, AZ. Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is a 406-bed, not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to the residents of Yuma and the surrounding communities in southwestern Arizona. Founded in 1978,

Human Resource Solutions Fills Position For Great Plains Communications

Human Resource Solutions has recruited Lynn Mead as the head of carrier and wholesale services with Great Plains Communications. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca, managing director and founder. Previously, Ms. Mead worked for Consolidated Communications (CNSL), Enventis, Contel and GTE. Great Plains Communications is the largest independent telecommunications company in Nebraska, serving

Cook Associates’ John Kins To Retire

Cook Associates has said that its owner and chairman, John Kins, is retiring after being active in the search business since the mid-1960’s. During his tenure, Cook Associates grew to become a top-ranked search firm with offices in Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Mr. Kins started a sister division, Cook M&A Advisory

Pure Search Expands In Asia

Global search firm Pure Search has appointed Elaine Khoo as a associate director and specialist HR recruiter for its Asian market. Ms. Khoo has over a decade of experience gained in Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong and has filled a broad spectrum of mandates, including HR business partner, reward, L&D, employee relations, global mobility, global

CTPartners To Sell Stock Amid Securities Fraud Investigation

CTPartners is moving forward with a previously planned public offering of common stock, seeking to raise $12.5 million. Craig-Hallum Capital Group will act as sole managing underwriter. William Blair & Co., the company’s one-time lead underwriter, pulled out of any public offering consideration last week when it downgraded CTPartners’ stock and dropped its coverage of

AESC Adds Talent Africa as Member

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added Talent Africa as a member firm. Talent Africa, an alliance firm of Korn Ferry, is based in Sandton, the business hub of South Africa, and offers integrated talent solutions to clients nationally and in sub-Saharan Africa. “We are honored to be part of the AESC, it

Spencer Ogden Makes Two Appointments

London-headquartered recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has promoted Brad Lewington to director of EMEA and named Kristen Zeilerbauer as managing director in London. Mr. Lewington will combine his new title with an existing position as head of Asia Pacific. In his new role, he will relocate to London and develop the firm's APAC business. Mr. Zeilerbauer

J. Carpenter & Co. Recruits Chief Marketing Officer For Tempur-Sealy

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has recruited Jay Spenchian as chief marketing officer of Tempur-Sealy International. Most recently, Mr. Spenchian served as EVP and chief marketing officer for Olive Garden. Tempur Sealy is one of the world's largest bedding providers. J. Carpenter & Co. was founded in 2009 and recruits senior-level executives for

Trilogy Search Non+Profit Completes Search For Bioptix

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Ken Dickerson as vice president of sales with BiOptix, a privately-held optical biodetection company. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Mr. Dickerson previously served as national sales director with ACEA Biosciences. Trilogy Search Non+Profit specializes in recruiting senior-level executives and company directors for non-profit

Russell Reynolds Associates Names Former Egon Zehnder Partner as Co-Leader of CEO and Board Advisory Services

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Justus O’Brien to the firm to co-lead its integrated CEO and board advisory services group alongside industry veterans Charles A. Tribbett III and Ron Lumbra. Mr. O’Brien will be based out of the firm’s New York office. He joins a global team that combines expertise across

Citing ‘Credibility’ Issue, Underwriter Drops Coverage Of CTpartners

Chicago-based William Blair & Company, lead underwriter for CTPartners, has downgraded the company’s stock and abruptly dropped its coverage of the global executive search firm. Blair’s relationship with CTPartners dates back to December 2010 when it acted as lead manager for CTPartners’ initial public offering. At the time, Blair analyst, Tim McHugh, said that ‘CTPartners

HVS Executive Search Names Managing Director For Europe And Middle East

Simon Tucker-Brown has been appointed as managing director of HVS Executive Search for Europe and the Middle East. He will be based in London. Mr. Tucker-Brown specializes in providing advice on talent and market information as well as solutions to clients’ critical assignments, having delivered numerous search mandates across a broad range of disciplines at

Heidrick & Struggles Heading CEO Search for Cruise Lines International Association

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Christine Duffy is leaving CLIA to become president of Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. Cruise Lines International Association is the world´s largest cruise association and is dedicated to

DRG Executive Search Places CEO At Connecticut Food Bank

DRG Executive Search has placed Rob Levine as president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Food Bank. Mr. Levine joins the food bank from the American Red Cross where he most recently served as regional CEO for South Florida. The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and

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