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How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Culture of Work

Artificial intelligence is poised to become one of the most important business disruptors of our times. But too often people look only at the potential downsides of machines simulating human intelligence and overlook the positive impact and value that AI stands to deliver, particularly when it comes to organizational culture. A new white paper report

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Egon Zehnder Elects Chairwoman in a First for Recruiting Sector

Executive recruitment firm Egon Zehnder has elected Jill Ader as its new chair. She will take over on Nov. 1 upon the retirement of Damien O’Brien who has chaired the firm since 2010. Ms. Ader becomes the first female chair within the global top five executive search and leadership advisory firms. “Jill is exceptionally well suited to

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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.

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Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

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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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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts

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Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors

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Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as 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: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting

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Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,

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Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing

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SpenglerFox Names New Regional Practice Group Leader, Other Appointments

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named a new regional practice group leader for Middle East Africa, family businesses and technology. Based in Dubai, Eva Wuellner will support the firm’s clients in both executive search assignments and human capital services projects, such as leadership development, assessment centers and HR organization, among others. In her work for multinational

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Diversified Search Places CEO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Mary C. Daly as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dale E. Jones, the recruitment firm’s president and CEO, led the assignment along with board practice head Veronica Biggins. Effective Oct. 1, Ms. Daly will replace outgoing CEO John C. Williams who recently left the

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ArtCenter College of Design Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought-after leaders on board. Search firms are well equipped for their role with extensive networks throughout the space. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,

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McDermott & Bull Opens Office in Vancouver

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded in Canada with the addition of a new office in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins the firm as managing partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada. “The No. 1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time

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Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO

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La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York

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Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted

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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member

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Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs 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. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

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RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

Top Gun Ventures Names West Coast Leader

Recruiting firm Top Gun Ventures has added Ralph Young as partner and executive in charge of its West Coast search practice. Mr. Young has a background in a variety of vertical markets at Microsoft, including executive leadership positions within multi-billion dollar business units (vice president of both worldwide communications sector and worldwide public sector). Previously, he was president, strategic business

Hunt Scanlon Releases New Trends Report on Executive Recruiting

After an intensive 15-month review of more than 3,000 executive recruiters across the U.S., Europe and Asia, Hunt Scanlon Media has just released its executive report tracking developments in the field. “The recruiting sector is now in its golden age,” said Scott A. Scanlon, founding chairman and the report’s editor-in-chief. “The entire talent industry is at an

Baylor College of Medicine Taps Allen Austin for CIO Search

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has been selected by Baylor College of Medicine to lead its search for a new chief information officer. Leading the assignment are chief executive officer Rob Andrews, managing partner Jim Thompson, and senior partner Brian Johnston. Baylor College of Medicine, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, is a health sciences university. It

Hanover Search Group Adds Senior Consultant

London-based Hanover Search Group (HSG) has named Harry Bromacombe as a senior consultant. He will initially focus on senior and strategic finance and accounting assignments across the U.K. insurance and asset management sectors. During his career he has placed a number of senior hires across the insurance and investment management markets at head of finance, CFO

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits Leader for Barack Obama Foundation

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has placed Michael A. Strautmanis as vice president of civic engagement for The Barack Obama Foundation. He will be tasked with developing and leading the execution of outreach efforts and civic engagement relating to the work of The Foundation. Mr. Strautmanis was selected from a pool of candidates and was

Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group Forms Executive Search Practice

Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group (BGJ), a management consulting firm focused on providing solutions for the extended retail value chain, has expanded its practice into executive search with the appointment of Len Okyn as senior search consultant. Mr. Okyn joins BGJ from Lawrence James Associates, where he was president and CEO in charge of managing

Do You Have a Chief Risk Officer Onboard? If Not, You Will Soon…

Despite worrisome breaches in recent years, corporate America has a limited grasp of the growing and continually evolving threat of cyber incursions. Massive security lapses have left companies vulnerable and seemingly defenseless. And the ever-expanding convergence of web, cloud, social, and mobile technology makes the dangers greater than ever. Most companies, according to Jeremy King,

Korn Ferry Recruits Leader for Massachusetts Convention Center

Korn Ferry has recruited David M. Gibbons as executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCAA). He becomes the third leader in the history of the MCCA, taking over for James Rooney, who left it to run the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. In his role, Mr. Gibbons will oversee ownership and operations of the Authority’s four facilities,

Coulter Partners Expands In U.S.

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has named Elizabeth McCabe as executive vice president in Morristown, New Jersey. She joins the firm’s U.S. team, while further enhancing Coulter Partners’ international networks. Ms. McCabe joins the firm with a focus on C-level and VP-level assignments across a broad spectrum of functions, for early stage to well-established

Quick Leonard Kieffer Taps CEO for Providence Health Plan

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has placed Michael Cotton as chief executive officer of Providence Health Plan in Portland, OR, part of the integrated delivery system of Providence Health & Services. Mr. Cotton brings to the position over 25 years of diverse managed care and healthcare consulting experience, with a background in both operations and strategy. He

Kincannon & Reed Expands In Australia and New Zealand

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has added Phillip Osborne as a managing director in Australia / New Zealand. Mr. Osborne’s background includes CEO and CFO positions in the FMCG, beverage, food and food ingredients, and agribusiness sectors. In addition, he led turnarounds and recovery efforts on behalf of private equity firms and has consulted in the fields of genomic research, food

Despite Oil Price Declines, Recruiters Look to Middle East for Growth

Russell Reynolds Associates has opened a new office in Dubai. Stephan Schönwälder serves as managing director and area manager of the new location. The firm now has 46 offices in 26 countries. “Our firm was first in our industry to establish a Middle East practice,” said CEO Clarke Murphy. “Our Dubai office is another important step in the global

Advance Auto Parts Taps Spencer Stuart in CEO Hunt

Advance Auto Parts has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its hunt for a chief executive officer. The search will include internal and external candidates, including president George Sherman who has been appointed interim CEO, effective next month. The search process is being overseen by the board’s nominating and corporate governance committee, which is comprised of committee chair Jeff

FARO Technologies Turns to Heidrick to Find Next CEO

FARO Technologies has retained Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Dr. Simon Raab, its chairman and co-founder, has been named interim president and CEO, effective immediately, following the resignation of Jay Freeland as president and CEO. “We believe Simon’s leadership through the transition period to a new CEO will provide more effective decision making across

Harvard Group Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm Harvard Group International (HGI) has added two new members to its executive search team. Jeff Doyle, a veteran of the sports consulting and sponsorship sector, joins the firm’s International’s global sports & entertainment practice and will be leading a new practice in the brand marketing and agency space. He has extensive experience working with

Warren Partners Hires Former CTPartners Recruiter

Former CTPartners recruiter Laurence Vallaeys has joined executive search firm Warren Partners as a director where she will augment the firm’s capability in senior executive and non-executive recruitment in the FMCG, retail and leisure sectors. Ms. Vallaeys’s track record spans both executive and non-executive placements including chairs and CEOs. She has more than 20 years of experience in assisting board

New Complexities in Running a Global Search Brand

ZRG Partners represents a new breed of talent management provider – smaller, more intensely focused, with global reach. The firm’s CEO, Larry Hartmann, stands at the forefront of today’s leadership solutions industry, redefining a field once dominated by large, generalist players. Like its mid-sized rivals, ZRG Partners promises more attention to client’s needs and they

Gerry Roche to Retire from Legendary Career at Heidrick & Struggles

Gerard R. Roche, arguably the best known recruiter in the history of executive search, will announce later today his retirement from Heidrick & Struggles. Mr. Roche, 84, will officially step down at the end of the year and will retain the title of chairman emeritus. In a career spanning more than five decades, Mr. Roche specialized in CEO

Toyota Taps Diversified Search for Diversity Advisory Board Directors

Diversified Search has recruited Jyoti Chopra as a member of the North American diversity advisory board for Toyota Motor Corporation. Earlier this fall, Diversified placed Howard W. Buffett, a lecturer in international and public affairs at Columbia University, to the same board. Both searches were led by Patrick Prout, managing director with responsibility for the firm’s financial services practice.

DHR Adds Specialist Partner In Philadelphia

DHR International has added Kenneth Schwenke to the firm as a partner based in the firm’s Philadelphia office. He becomes a member of DHR’s board & CEO and human resources practice groups. Mr. Schwenke is an experienced consultant in finding executive talent, having conducted more than 400 searches for employers and clients across a wide range of industries and in

Eton Bridge Partners Expands Staff

Executive search and interim management partnership Eton Bridge Partners has made three new additions to its team. Ross Dawson joins the firm as a partner specializing in interim management within the business transformation practice. Ms. Dawson has over 10 years interim recruitment experience and specializes in executive level interim appointments within business transformation. She was previously a business

Korn Ferry Posts 9.7 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry/ (NYSE:KFY) posted second quarter revenue of $280.6 million, an increase of 9.7 percent compared to $255.7 million a year ago. The company beat analysts’ estimates of $276.3 million. The $24.9 million revenue rise is primarily due to increases of $10.1 million, $7.5 million, and $7.3 million in fee revenue in Futurestep, executive recruitment, and leadership & talent consulting, respectively. The overall increase was

ZRG Partners to Acquire Swiss Recruiter

ZRG Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Pyramid International, a 10-year old executive search firm located in Lausanne, Switzerland. As part of the asset acquisition agreement, AJ Ravenhorst, the firm’s CEO, will join ZRG as a managing director and a member of the firm’s global life science practice. The transaction

Work&Partners to Lead CMO Search for Clarity Solution Group

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained by Clarity Solution Group to identify a new chief marketing officer. Alan J. Work is leading the search on behalf of Work&Partners. “I am very excited to work with Tom Thimot and his leadership team on this critical hire,” said Mr. Work. “Clarity is poised to make a significant impact on

TD Madison Recruits CTO for SCTE

Executive search firm TD Madison & Associates has recruited Chris Bastian as the senior vice president and chief technology officer of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). After an extensive search into the cable and telecommunications technology industries across the country, TD Madison and SCTE determined that Mr. Bastian, a leader in the cable industry, was the ideal

Tatum Appoints Pacific Northwest Practice Leader

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has added Paul Kruglik as office managing partner for its Pacific Northwest practice. Based in Seattle, he is responsible for leading Tatum’s practice in the region. Mr. Kruglik served as managing director for a professional services firm in the Seattle area. In this capacity, he was responsible for

Uptick In Hiring In 2016 to Be Met With Lack of Quality Talent

A majority of America’s hiring managers and corporate recruiters expect to increase hiring in the next six months, according to the annual hiring survey by DHI Group, Inc., a provider of career data and insights for specialized professional communities. The latest survey found 61 percent of respondents in the U.S. anticipate more hiring in the first

Spencer Stuart Lands CEO For Indochino

Spencer Stuart has recruited Drew Green as chief executive officer of Indochino. Co-founder and outgoing CEO, Kyle Vucko, will continue as a strategic advisor to the company. A high-growth management veteran and iconic Internet entrepreneur, Mr. Green has spent his entire career connecting online audiences with retailers through advertising technology, e-commerce and marketplace platforms in the U.S.,

Caldwell Partners Expands Into New Zealand

Caldwell Partners has expanded into the Australia/New Zealand market by forming a strategic partnership with Simon Monks, Nick Scarlett and their teams, based out of Auckland, New Zealand. Under the affiliation agreement, the team in New Zealand will operate exclusively under the Caldwell Partners brand and will have access to Caldwell Partners’ proprietary search methodology, processes, training and certain other intellectual property.

Hunt Partners Invests In Feelance Consulting

Executive search firm Hunt Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in Feelance Consulting, a yet-to-launch online marketplace that will connect users with part-time resources for consulting projects. Feelance will use the money raised to scale up operations and expand geographically, said co-founder Harshdeep Rapal. The company expects to launch next month. “There is an emerging trend where

Teri Black and Co. Heading Fire Chief Search

Executive search firm Teri Black and Company has been retained by the City of Santa Monica to lead its search for a new fire chief. Michael Earl, the city’s human resources manager, said the highest annual salary being considered for a new chief is $271,572, or a four percent increase over the yearly salary earned by former fire

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