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Howard Fischer Associates Finds New Board Members for Vesper

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) placed Chuck Swoboda, former CEO of Cree,

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Declare Officially Launches to Support Next Generation of Female Leaders

Declare, a community-driven leadership platform designed to transform how women learn, work and lead, has officially launched. The organization is composed of two core components, “Declare Lead” and “Declare Search.” Previously, the organization operated as Parity Partners. Declare Lead offers an expanded array of immersive leadership training programs and resources aimed at empowering women 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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Turnkey Search Recruits COO for the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Andrew Miller as the new chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings. His first day in the role will be September 1. Len Perna and Evan Kashan led the assignment. Mr.

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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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Odgers Berndtson Appoints Leader of U.S. Health Systems Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Maureen Ryan as a partner in its healthcare practice. She will lead the firm’s U.S. health systems team. A former international health systems executive, Ms. Ryan works with boards and executive teams to custom-build comprehensive talent strategies. She will also be a member

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Healthcare Recruiting Pioneer, Mike Kieffer, Dies at 76

Mike Kieffer, chairman of Quick Leonard Kieffer, passed away on Aug. 3. He was 76. Mr. Kieffer was a well-known pioneer and a legend in healthcare executive search, executive coaching, succession planning and governance consulting. His life’s work and successes influenced boards of directors and CEOs as well as healthcare executives. He had a particular

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How to Successfully Integrate Senior Talent

Recruiting and integrating senior talent is vital to any company’s success. Top talent stands to provide leadership, added revenue and greater market penetration. Yet integrating senior hires is not necessarily a simple endeavor. When a top-level hire fails to work out, the cost can be daunting—in terms of dollars and time lost as well as

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Koya Leadership Partners Leading CHRO Search for the University of New England

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Just recently, Tom Phillips and Charlotte Harris of Koya Leadership Partners were retained by the University of New England (UNE) to assist in its search for a new CHRO. The university, located in Biddeford, ME, seeks a collaborative

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Heidrick & Struggles Adds 18 Consultants to Executive Search and Consulting Units

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has added 18 new partners and principals to its executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. “We continue to expand our executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses globally with consultants who bring diverse industry expertise and strong client relationships to the

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5 Lies That Recruiters Hear Everyday and How to Avoid Them

A top recruiter should be a trusted advisor in your job search. But this only works well when you, as the candidate, are honest about the facts concerning your career. A new report by Elizabeth Webster Felix of WinterWyman gives five of the most popular lies recruiters commonly hear — and why it’s important to

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Bridge Partners Lands CEO for the Denver Foundation

Janet Albert and Larry Griffin of Bridge Partners have recruited Javier Soto as the sixth president and CEO for the Denver Foundation, Colorado’s largest community foundation. The organization’s previous leader, Christine Marquez-Hudson, abruptly stepped down last summer. Former board chair and trustee Virginia Bayless had been serving as interim president. Mr. Soto is the president and CEO of the Miami

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Fisher Leadership Announces New Services

Australia-based executive search firm Fisher Leadership has announced that its founder and director Jo Fisher is joining forces with HR advisory and leadership specialist Michelle Loader of Advancity to expand the reach and services of the firm. Joining the well-established managing partners Liz Jones and Andrew Norton, are Gabriel Edwards of Engaging People to lead

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Spencer Stuart Recruits First Woman Leader for RBS

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. This requires strategic leaders – male and female – with a multidimensional skill-set. But there’s a big problem – in most countries, while women represent about half of the financial services industry – precious few

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AGB Search Seeking President for University of Nebraska

Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Managing principal Roderick J. McDavis and consultants Sally Mason and Garry W. Owens are leading the assignment. President Hank Bounds, who has been president for four years, announced in March that he would be

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Standish Executive Search Opens Office to Serve Cannabis Sector Talent Needs

Legal marijuana is now a near $10 billion business in the U.S., which means it is only natural that recruiting firms will begin focusing on bringing talent to this booming sector. Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search recently opened a new office in Worcester, MA, and has started working with the growing cannabis industry to find senior leaders. Principals

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3 Ways AI Will Make Hiring Human Again

The future of talent acquisition has never been brighter. People are what makes every organization tick, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are poised to make hiring the most people-centric it’s ever been. And truth be told, today the talent acquisition function in organizations is reactive. Talent professionals are not at fault. “Post and pray, go

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Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for KidsPeace

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search recently assisted in the search

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Talengo Launches Venture Capital Service; Elects President of Advisory Board

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has launched a line of services specializing in venture capital funds whose objective is “to help this sector to face the challenges posed by the need to focus on the talent of the management teams of your companies,” the firm notes. Talengo’s offer includes services that cover the three fundamental phases of the

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Moving Up in the Boardroom — Lessons From Female Board Chairs

The share of women appointed to public-company boards of directors has risen markedly in recent years, but in the U.S. and Europe, female chairs are still rare. At the end of 2018, only 30 female chairs were listed among the Fortune 500 and the FTSE 100 combined, though the overall shares of board seats held

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Benchmark Executive Search Finds CEO for CynergisTek

Benchmark Executive Search, a boutique provider of cybersecurity talent, has placed Caleb Barlow as chief executive officer of Austin, TX-based CynergisTek Inc. He succeeds retiring founder Mac McMillan, who will support Mr. Barlow in the execution of CynergisTek’s strategy through the remainder of 2019 and will remain a member of the board of directors. “I

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Signal Partners Names Retail and Consumer Practice Leader

Signal Partners, a Santa Monica, CA-based search firm serving private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, has appointed Patricia Muise as a partner and leader of its retail and consumer practice. “Pat’s superpower is helping PE sponsors and CEOs navigate the rapid innovation taking place in the consumer and retail sectors,” said Tim Smith, co-founder at Signal

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What You Need to Know About Hiring Millennials

There are roughly 73 million Millennials in the U.S. Born between 1980 and 1996, Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce, yet many employers struggle to attract and retain them. The U.S. now has more open jobs than job seekers, and the quit rate recently reached a 17-year high. In today’s tight labor market,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeks Chancellor for University of Mississippi

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has been enlisted to find the next chancellor for the University of Mississippi. Managing partner Martin Baker is leading the assignment. The chancellor, who serves at the university’s chief executive officer, reports through the commissioner of higher education to the Mississippi board of trustees of state institutions of higher learning, the

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Jobble Raises $11 Million in Funding

Jobble, an on-demand marketplace and management platform that connects companies to the 60 million U.S. gig economy workers, has raised $11 million in new Series A funding, led by Vestigo Ventures and AXA Venture Partners with participation from Guardian Strategic Ventures and Harlem Capital Partners. Founded by Zack Smith and Corey Bober, Jobble connects gig workers in the U.S. seeking

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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Domino’s Pizza

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Hanold Associates placed Lisa V. Price as the executive vice president and CHRO of Domino’s Pizza. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led the assignment. He was joined by partners Keri Gavin,

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DRI Names Sports Practice Leader

The sports industry is thriving. With an estimated size of $539.7 billion in the U.S. alone, sports business jobs surrounding college athletic departments, professional sports leagues or other athletic franchises are in demand. Recently, Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) appointed Brett Wallace as director of its sports and entertainment practice. Mr. Wallace brings to Direct Recruiters 10

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Alexander Mann Solutions Acquires Karen HR, Adds Leaders for North America

Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management services firm, is continuing its expansion, acquiring an HR technology company, Karen HR Inc., and bringing new talent to its North American leadership team. The acquisition of Karen HR is a strategic move which will accelerate the launch of new digital products, said Alexander Mann Solutions.

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Wanted: An HR Executive on Company Boards

Boards of directors are, in theory, supposed to be able to offer advice and guidance to a CEO on any aspect of an organization. One can look at any board in the Fortune 1000 and find current or retired experts in finance, strategy and marketing. That’s why boards are typically filled with current or former

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Ventura Partners Places Leaders for Two Equity38 Portfolio Companies

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has recruited top executives for two portfolio companies owned by private equity firm Equity38. John Hutchison becomes president of TRX, a leader in functional training equipment, education and technology, and Clay Sanger steps into the chief executive officer role for Superfood Holdings, which is in the plant-based, clean food restaurant space.

Eastward Search Partners Building Out Leadership Team for Oliver Wyman

[Eastward Search Partners is teaming up with management consulting firm Oliver Wyman on a special search project. The recruitment provider is currently assembling leadership profiles for Oliver Wyman’s digital practice buildout (partner/principal positions). Partner Joseph Carbone is leading the searches. Mr. Carbone is beginning with creating a number of leadership profiles that will span cross-industry. Once completed,

Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits Chautauqua Institution President

[Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Michael E. Hill as the 18th president of The Chautauqua Institution. Current president Tom Becker previously announced he planned on retiring at the end of the year after nearly 32 years of service. The search was led by Russell Reynolds Associates’ Washington, D.C., and Boston offices. Following Mr. Becker’s retirement announcement earlier this year, the Chautauqua

Grace Blue Snags Chief Talent Officer As Asia Pacific CEO

[Executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has named Jean-Michel Wu as its Asia Pacific chief executive officer to lead the firm’s expansion across the region. He will be based in Grace Blue’s regional head office in Singapore alongside APAC chairman Michael Maedel, partners Helen Duffy and Hilda Ng. In addition, he will join the global board of

Conselium Appoints Partner

[Executive search firm Conselium has appointed Steve Harrison as partner. He comes to Conselium with over 12 years of experience in executive search, with a focus on placing compliance professionals in the financial services industry in the New York City and London markets. Prior to joining Conselium, Mr. Harrison was a compliance recruiter at Michael Page Executive

The High Cost of Picking a Wrong Leader

[Selecting a CEO is arguably one of the most vital decisions a board makes. Companies that choose the wrong leader can suffer hits to their stock price and market capitalization and lose in a variety of areas — momentum, opportunities, reputation, customer goodwill and, perhaps most importantly, trust within the organization, which can take years

Eurasia Group Taps DES Recruitment to Find CIO

[Executive search firm DES Recruitment has been selected by Eurasia Group to lead its chief information officer search. John Hodge, managing partner at DES Recruitment, is heading the assignment. “Our client is looking for an innovator and someone to help them create a digital transformation,” he said. The right CIO, said Mr. Hodge, will add more value and become more

Vanderbloemen Search Group Recruits Head of School for Westminster Christian Academy

[Executive recruiting firm Vanderbloemen Search Group has recruited Scott Davis as the new head of school for Westminster Christian Academy. Merida Brooks stepped down in June after 28 years of service to the academy as a teacher, lower school director over three campuses, founding principal of Westminster’s Lafayette Campus, instructional supervisor and, for the last nine years as head of School of

Turnkey Search Launches Executive Coaching Division

[As executive recruiters deepen their relationships in the sports and entertainment field, they’re finding clients receptive to helping them identify all sorts of talent. To that end, sports recruiter Turnkey Search has just launched an executive coaching division. Tony Ponturo, a pioneer of modern sports marketing and president and CEO of Busch Media Group, has joined

AltoPartners Adds New Member Firm in Russia

[AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Russian executive search and leadership consulting firm Excelion Partners International as its newest member firm. Excelion has been operating in Moscow since 2010 and is a niche player for international companies moving to, or operating in, Russia and for Russian companies and /or

How Employers Can Recruit and Retain Veterans

[ On this Election Day our sights turn to country, duty, and of course, voting. But we wouldn’t have what we do, and live under the protections that we have, if it wasn’t for our military service men and women. To that end, military service is probably the greatest honor that any American we can

Howe-Lewis Tapped to Lead Two Chief Advancement Officer Searches

[Executive search firm Howe-Lewis International has been chosen by Friends of the High Line and the Sundance Institute to lead their searches for chief advancement officers (CAO). Howe-Lewis, a boutique recruiting firm based in New York, serves the not-for-profit and healthcare sectors with clients ranging from education, cultural arts, healthcare, and human services organizations to membership and

Myers McRae Tapped by University of Georgia

[Executive search firm Myers McRae has been retained by the University of Georgia (UGA) to lead its search for a senior associate athletic director for development. Emily Parker Myers, chief executive officer of Myers McRae, and vice president Bobby Hope, are leading the assignment. Ms. Myers is also leading the search for director of development at the College of

Isaacson, Miller Adds Education Search Specialist

[Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has named Ericka Miller as a vice president and partner in its Washington, D.C. office. An expert in K-12 education and education policy, Dr. Miller most recently served as chief of membership, governance, and higher education at The College Board. In 2013, she was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the

Client Volume Declines Plague CDI Corp.; Q3 Revenues Fall 10 Percent

[CDI Corp. / (NYSE:CDI) posted third quarter revenues of $220.3 million, a decrease of 10 percent from revenues of $244.7 million a year ago. The quarter included $1.5 million in revenue from EdgeRock Technologies LLC, acquired in October 2015 and now comprising CDI’s specialty talent vertical within its talent and technology solutions segment. Business Segments During the quarter, MRINetwork, the company’s executive search subsidiary,

As Talent Raids Grow, Companies Set Out to Defend Their Turf

One fourth of American businesses have experienced a surge in talent raids, but most companies have done nothing about protecting themselves. In fact, 54 percent are virtually defenseless against corporate poaching, according to a recent co-branded study by Hunt Scanlon Media and leadership advisor Marlin Hawk. And all indications are that the problem isn’t going away

Unemployment Rate Dips to 4.9%, Favoring Clinton Ascendency

[Employers added a solid 161,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.9 percent in what is the last piece of economic data before tomorrow’s big election. According to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of workers unemployed also dropped to 7.8 million. This report follows the addition of 156,000 jobs added

ManpowerGroup Partners With PeopleTicker

[Organizations everywhere are looking for better ways to recruit and retain good quality people to drive effectiveness, and performance, in their business. Analytic tools, it follows, continue to gain traction in the talent management world. To this end, ManpowerGroup Solutions, part of ManpowerGroup, just recently formed a new partnership with PeopleTicker, a provider of real-time labor market rate

The Onstott Group Places CEO At Terma

[Executive search firm The Onstott Group has recruited Steve Williams as president and chief executive officer of Terma North America. He succeeds Larry Hungerford, who will continue as a member of the board of directors. Joe Onstott, managing director, and principal Scott Tucker, led the assignment. Since the beginning of 2014, Mr. Williams has held the position of

The Chason Group Leading CEO Search for Athens Area Community Foundation

[Executive search firm The Chason Group has been retained by the Athens Area Community Foundation to lead in a nationwide search for a new president and chief executive officer. Past CEO Delene Porter recently announced her resignation. Tim Chason, the firm’s president, is leading the assignment. “Compassion and development experience are two key traits the search

Third Street Partners Forms Alliance With Recruitment Specialist

[New York City-based boutique executive search firm Third Street Partners has formed a strategic partnership with Human Capital Acquisition (HCA), a specialized recruiting firm focused on retirement, retail and institutional distribution. Through the arrangement, Third Street Partners will benefit from HCA’s network of relationships and comprehensive research with specialization in the retirement, retail, and institutional distribution areas, while

Millennials & Politics: Why the Youth Vote Matters

[Millennials and politics. What a hot topic just four days out from the general election. This demographic group is now as large a potential political force as Baby Boomers, poised to make up 25 percent of the vote on Tuesday, according to an analysis of U.S. census data from the Pew Research Center. By comparison, in the 2012

Hanold Associates Fills CHRO Roles for Sterigenics International and Moderna Therapeutics

[As Hunt Scanlon reported last week, women continue to dominate the CHRO role across corporate America. Hanold Associates, a specialist in the field, has just recruited two more, placing Ana Rodriguez and Annie Seibold Drapeau as chief human resources officers (CHROs) of Sterigenics International LLC and Moderna Therapeutics, respectively. Jason Hanold, managing partner of Hanold Associates, led

Cricket Tasmania Taps Egon Zehnder for CEO Search

[Cricket Tasmania, the administrative body for cricket in Tasmania, Australia, has retained Egon Zehnder to find its next chief executive officer. David Johnston, Australian cricket’s longest serving CEO, will be leaving his post mid-2017, providing ample time to find a suitable replacement. Neil Waters in the firm’s Melbourne office is handling the search. “It is difficult to think

Horton International Names Healthcare, Life Sciences Managing Director

[Horton International – North America, a principal partner of Horton International, has named James D. Utterback as managing director in the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. He will focus within the healthcare information technology and services sectors. Throughout his 30-year career in operating CEO roles, human capital and executive search, Mr. Utterback has accumulated leadership experience in multiple

How Companies Can Build Up Their Defenses Against Talent Raids

Hunt Scanlon’s recently concluded co-branded talent raiding study with Marlin Hawk uncovered some revealing truths. But the most surprising result: the apparent lack of defensive people strategies at U.S. companies. A full quarter of American businesses are experiencing a marked increase in talent raids at the C-suite level, yet more than half (54 percent) are

Looking to Brain Power to Improve Hiring

To achieve better outcomes in hiring, companies must take a different tack than the one they have traditionally been following. Too often hiring managers place undue emphasis on the industry knowledge that candidates bring to the table, when what they should really be focusing on is an individual’s intelligence, says Russ Riendeau. “Hire the frontal cortex, not the Rolodex”

Netflix Talent Poaching Turns Into Employee Mobility Referendum

A month after Netflix was lambasted by Fox for ‘illegally’ poaching two executives under contract, the streaming service has struck back, charging ‘unlawful and anti-competitive business practices.’ 21st Century Fox had originally said that Netflix had poached programming executive Tara Flynn and marketing executive Marcos Waltenberg. Fox said that Netflix was fully aware of employment agreements before

Recruiters Offer Sports Clients an Expanding Talent Platform

[The relationship between sports teams and executive search firms is rapidly expanding and now extends beyond merely recruiting. Seasoned recruiters are providing strategic planning advice with the capability of applying their findings to speed along the process in the hunt for talent. Today, executive search firms are being called in by professional sports teams, colleges, and consumer

Tower Consultants Leading Chief People Officer Search for FARO Technologies

[Executive search firm Tower Consultants, Ltd. has been retained by FARO Technologies to lead its search for a chief people officer (CPO). Tower Consultants president, Chris Rose, is leading the assignment. According to Ms. Rose, FARO Technologies is seeking a candidate with international agility to partner with a technical / engineering workforce of 1,500 employees. “The newcomer will

Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has recruited Kevin Cash chief financial officer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Michael DeCosta, a partner and leader in the firm’s professional services practice, led the search along with Kristin Hebert, a leader of Caldwell’s legal practice and managing partner of its San Francisco office. Mr. Cash previously served as CFO of

Hudson Global Posts Flat Q3 Revenues

[Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted third quarter revenues of $108.1 million, down 1.7 percent from a year ago. However, revenues increased 1.6 percent in constant currency. The company recorded a net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, compared with net loss of $2.1 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share,

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