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Five Things to Consider When Creating a Company Culture

Human resources executives and recruiters have been using the term “cultural fit” – generally defined as the ability of an employee to fit with the core beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that make up an organization – for a decade or two. And culture shaping is now seen as one of the most important drivers to

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Slone Partners Recruits CFO for Vermillion

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Bob Beechey as the new CFO of Vermillion Inc., a bio-analytical solutions company focused on gynecologic disease. “Bob is a brilliant financial mind whose experience managing the business and commercial aspects of healthcare companies will prove invaluable to Vermillion,” said Tara Kochis-Stach, president of Slone Partners. Mr. Beechey has served

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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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Chief AI Officer Recruiting Seen as Top Priority for Most Companies

Organizations looking to attract artificial intelligence talent are finding such professionals scarce and the competition to land them fierce. Beyond the big tech companies, AI leadership is quickly becoming a necessary investment regardless of industry. A recent study, in fact, identified 400 discrete use cases for AI and analytics. Sixty-one percent of executives said their

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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?

Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain
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Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18 million (Canadian), a 24.2 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $14.4 million. During the quarter, U.S. professional fees rose 22.8 percent to $13.5 million (Canadian); however, they increased 28.9 percent excluding the effect of exchange rates. Canadian professional fees rose 10

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Higher Education Leadership Search Finds New Provost for Northeastern State University

Higher Education Leadership Search has helped place Debbie Landry as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, OK. Dr. Landry served as the interim provost for nearly a year. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders led the assignment. “For over 13 years, Dr. Landry has served

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CEO Confidence Dips Slightly But Remains Positive

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which had increased in the first quarter of 2018, declined slightly in the second quarter. The measure now reads 63, down from 65 in the first quarter of 2018. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEO Confidence declined slightly in the

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Ovizio Imaging Systems

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Emilie Viey as the new CEO of Ovizio Imaging Systems, a life science imaging technology company. Philip Mathuis, who co-founded Ovizio, recently stepped down. Philipp Buis, Coulter’s executive director, led the assignment. Dr. Viey will lead Ovizio’s further development as solution provider for imaging applications in life sciences.

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RSR Partners Expands Asset Management Practice

Greenwich, Conn.-based RSR Partners, a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm, has expanded its asset management practice with the addition of industry veteran Michael D. Fitzgerald. In his role as a managing director, Mr. Fitzgerald is charged with launching the firm’s presence in Boston, a strategically important expansion of RSR Partners’ geographical reach. “Mike

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An Up-Close Look at the Transformational Role of the CHRO

The HR role has transitioned tremendously over the past 20 years, as the function has gained in stature and prominence. But evolution in such a role does not necessarily come about by major changes and careful planning for the future. Even minor shifts can trigger a chain of events that have significant long-term impact on

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeking CEO for Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting is leading the search for a new president and CEO for the Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority in Brunswick, GA. Mel Baxter, the organization’s current leader, announced in March that he would be stepping down. He said he will stay on until his replacement is in place. Todd Jorgenson, the

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SpenglerFox Appoints Country Manager for Poland

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Maciej Kotowicz as country manager for Poland. “It is with great pleasure that I announce our latest addition to the SpenglerFox Group, Maciej Kotowicz,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of SpenglerFox. “Maciej will be based in Warsaw, one of our firm’s strategic hub locations and drive further growth in Central Europe as part of

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A Look Into Who is Driving the Gig Economy

Today’s business environment is vastly different from just five years ago. Success is no longer measured by a company’s longevity or headcount. Today, the business currency is agility and innovation. Technology has forever transformed how work gets done, and the flexible workforce has changed who does it. Flexibility has evolved from being singularly defined as

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Workers Prefer Age-Diverse Organizations 

Eighty-six percent of global workers surveyed prefer working in a multi-generational team environment, according to the newly-released Q2 Randstad Workmonitor study. Age-diverse organizations allow them to come up with more innovative ideas and creative solutions, they said. Collaboration between generations is considered mutually beneficial at their company, said 85 percent of the participants. With regard

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Allegis Partners Finds New CHRO for PAR Technology Corp.

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts?

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U.S. Hiring Remains Strong, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

 Employers added 213,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to four percent from an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The June gain is the 92nd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people rose to 6.6 million. The results surpassed the forecasts of

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Spelman Johnson Seeks New Police Chief for Tulane University

Higher education recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected to find the next police chief for Tulane University in New Orleans. The search is being led by search associate Heather Larabee. The school’s previous chief, Joey Bishop, resigned this spring in the wake of a local television station’s revelations that the police department had tried

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ON Partners Appoints Leader of Supply Chain Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm ON Partners has named longtime supply chain veteran Heidi Hoffman as partner and leader of its supply chain practice. She will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Considered a pioneer in the recruitment of senior supply chain executives, Ms. Hoffman specializes in the recruitment and development of senior executives in strategic sourcing, procurement, manufacturing,

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18 Lean Recruiting Tips and Tricks Heading into Summer

Hiring is on the rise, competition is fierce and time is of the essence. Today’s recruiters must be able to meet their goals quickly and effectively, despite limited resources. “A lean recruiting approach can help you achieve that essential efficiency – whether by leveraging available assets, capitalizing on new (or existing) technology, or eliminating bottlenecks

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Reffett Associates Forms Recruiting Alliance with First Responders Network Authority

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been chosen by the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) to help recruit and select the senior leadership group and board of directors for its public-private partnership with AT&T. This broadband network will be dedicated to America’s police, firefighters and emergency medical services. The FirstNet network will cover all 50

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Finds General Counsels for Elanco Animal Health and American Tire Distributors

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year and, to that end, search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) recently filled general counsel positions for Elanco Animal Health and American Tire Distributors (ADT). Michael B. Sachs and Heather Fine of MLA’s Midwest in-house practice group placed Michael-Bryant Hicks as general counsel and secretary at Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli

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Pivot Management Partners Names Leader of Collegiate Sports Recruiting Practice

Executive search specialist for the sports and entertainment market Pivot Management Partners (PMP) has expanded with the addition of Peter Roby as senior client partner to lead its recently launched collegiate sports practice. The practice will focus on searches for athletic directors, coaches and senior professional positions on behalf of universities and NCAA conferences. “In

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Vector Talent Resources Appoints Leader of Executive Search Division

Vector Talent Resources, a Vienna, VA-based staffing solutions provider serving the Washington, D.C., area, has acquired CXO Resources and appointed the boutique’s founder, Sue Butler, as managing director, Vector Executive Search. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Ms. Butler joins Vector with over 25 years of experience working with senior management at the C-level as a consultative professional. She has

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HR Leaders Cite Engagement and Culture as Top Priorities

HR leaders across the U.S. have a renewed focus on talent management this year. The second annual report from Paychex, a provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services, both reaffirmed HR’s critical role in shaping company strategy and revealed a sharpened focus on talent management activities that have

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ESGI Places Technology Veteran at SAIC

The federal government continues reaching out to Silicon Valley for solutions to help address its critical technology challenges in areas like cyber, data analytics, cloud migration and big data. To keep pace, federal contractors responsible for helping bring these solutions to government are searching for executives and companies to help lead this effort. Executive search

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CEO for Canada’s SCALE AI

Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find the new CEO for SCALE AI, Canada’s artificial intelligence supercluster, dedicated to building the next-generation intelligent supply chain. It is one of five superclusters selected by the Canadian government as part of its recent innovative to spur innovation between research and industry. The search is being conducted

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Jamesbeck Global Partners Forms Executive Coaching Alliance

Investment management-focused executive search boutique Jamesbeck Global Partners has formed a partnership with Megan Staczek, who has nearly 25 years of experience as a leadership trainer, organization development consultant and executive coach. Ms. Staczek’s expertise will enhance Jamesbeck’s offerings to clients, further bolstering its growing role as a beginning-to-end partner in human capital solutions, said the firm. Ms.

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IIC Partners Adds New Member Firm in Liverpool

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide continues its recent expansion with the addition of The Orcid Partnership in Liverpool, England as its newest member firm. Orcid Partnership becomes the organization’s third office in the U.K. and will strengthen IIC Partners’ consumer & retail practice across the EMEA region. The firm is a senior executive and non-executive

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Diversity Recruiting: Supply, Demand and the Matchmaking Process

Diverse boards make better decisions and lead to improved company performance. Yet despite the research, validation and prodding by institutional investors and state and city government as well as all types of social and non-profit organizations, a revealing 1,805 companies out of 3,192 (companies from the Fortune 1000 and Russell 3000) in a gender diversity

Heidrick & Struggles Snags Americas Leader From Rival

Heidrick & Struggles has added Ron Lumbra as region leader for its Americas region. In this role, he will lead a team of more than 350 partners, principals and associates serving clients across all service sectors. Following a brief period of transition, Torrey Foster, who has led the region since 2013, will assume full-time market responsibilities as a partner in

TWC Adds Former Spencer Stuart Recruiter As Canadian Search Hub Expands

TWC International Executive Search Limited, the Canadian-based affiliate of global executive search firm SpenglerFox, has named former Spencer Stuart recruiter Lisa Newey as senior director. In her new role at TWC, she will be responsible for developing and managing client relationships and assignments as well as candidate sourcing, recruitment and assessment, with a focus on financial services. Ms. Newey has

Newport Group Opens Office in Laguna Hills

Executive search and consulting firm The Newport Group has opened a new office in Laguna Hills, California. Managing the office is Newport’s executive vice president, Tom Chaparro, who joined the company as an executive search professional with 20 years’ experience in recruiting for the real estate and oil and gas industries, among others. Prior to joining

Struggling to Hire Millennials? Here’s How To Get Them Onboard

More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015) and this year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. This milestone occurred in the first quarter of this year, as the 53.5 million-strong Millennial

CDI Corp. Closes Two Acquisitions

CDI Corp. has said that its U.K. subsidiary, CDI AndersElite, has acquired the recruitment business of London-based Ship Shape Resources, a privately held company that provides payroll solutions to the recruitment industry. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings but not material to the company’s financial performance. Founded in 2004, Ship Shape

Heidrick & Struggles to Recruit CEO for Centuri

Southwest Gas Corporation has selected Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for the new president and chief executive officer of its construction services subsidiary Centuri Construction Group, Inc. James P. Kane has announced his plans to retire as president and CEO after a 43-year career in the utility and construction industries, including the last 31 years serving Southwest Gas Corporation. Centuri Construction

Non-Profit Executives On The Move As Sector Transitions

Non-profit executive search firm Third Sector New England has been retained by the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Sherry Perlstein, the organization’s president and CEO for the past 29 years, has announced her retirement at the end of 2015. Established in 1954, CGC serves

Coaching Leader Joins Recruiting Firm

Preston & Partners has added Bill Bliss as organizational effectiveness and coaching managing director to its staff. In his new role he will provide leadership coaching at the executive level (C-suite, vice president, director). “Bill is one of the most sought-after coaches for senior executives in the eastern part of the U.S.,” said founder Gary Preston. “We

Second Weak Labor Report Gives Mixed Signals About U.S. Economy

The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent for the second month in a row as the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed significantly weaker than anticipated job gains in September. Total employment increased by 142,000 during the month, less than the 200,000 economists had predicted. Currently 7.9 million remain unemployed in the U.S. And yet talent acquisition

Physician-Focused Recruiter Acquired for $4 Million

AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has acquired Southlake, TX-based MillicanSolutions, a physician and executive leadership search firm focused on serving academic medical centers and children’s hospitals nationwide. The acquisition includes cash payments totaling $4 million. This deal comes on the heels of recent M&A activity, including Options Group acquiring

Spencer Stuart Leading CFO Search for ApolloMed

Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a chief financial officer. Current CFO Mitch Creem has resigned to take on the role of CEO of Integrity Healthcare. Headquartered in Glendale, California, ApolloMed is a leading integrated population health management company committed to providing multi-disciplinary care in the communities it serves. William Abbott, ApolloMed’s current controller and vice

D. Hilton Associates Lands CEO for Greylock F.C.U.

The Woodlands, TX-based executive search firm D. Hilton Associates has recruited John Bissell as president and chief executive officer of Greylock Federal Credit Union. He succeeds Marilyn L. Sperling, who has served as the company’s president and CEO for the past four years. Nine candidates were chosen for review by the search committee and ultimately an internal candidate was selected

Extract Talent Launches to Serve Oil, Gas and Chemical Clients

Executive search firm Extract Talent has been launched by veteran recruiter Nancy Newman. The firm, whose clients range from Fortune 100 companies to startups, concentrates in the downstream sector of the oil, gas, chemicals, and catalysts industries. The firm’s executive team includes Suzanne Kochevar, the founder and president of En-visioneering Incorporated, which is dedicated to identifying and strengthening the linkage of organizational

Why America Leads In The Hunt For Global Talent

Eighty-six percent of U.K. recruiters expect the job market to stay as competitive, or become even more challenging, in the next 12 months, according to recent research released by Jobvite’s first ‘U.K. Social Recruitment Survey.’ The reason: 58 percent of hiring professionals say the lack of skilled or qualified workers is their biggest challenge when it comes

Bay Street Advisors Launches Eastward Search Partners

Bay Street Advisors, LLC, an executive search and consulting firm focused on the financial services industry, has launched Eastward Search Partners, LLC, a professional recruitment and staffing firm dedicated to the middle and back-office segments of the financial services industry. The two firms will operate independently and support clients in non-overlapping areas of the industry. Eastward

Odgers Berndtson Adds Former CTPartners Life Sciences & Healthcare Recruiting Specialist

Former CTPartners recruiter Belinda Humphrey has joined Odgers Berndtson as a principal in its life sciences & healthcare practice. She will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. She joins ex-CTPartners colleagues Pamela Santos and Steven Payne, who joined the firm’s Boston and New York offices; 16-year search industry veteran John Hawkins; Tina Veen; nine-year CTPartners veteran Paul

Search Firm Tackles Tough Task of Filling Top Sales Posts

Major Executive Search has recruited Luc Comeau as vice president of sales for Levels Beyond in Denver. In his role, he will lead business development efforts for the company. Mr. Comeau brings over 25 years of experience in facilitating solutions for clients in the broadcast and media communities. He most recently served as senior business development manager at Dalet Digital Media Systems, where he

Acertitude Recruits HealthSCOPE Benefits COO

Executive search firm and talent consultancy Acertitude has placed Matt Gray as chief operating officer of HealthSCOPE Benefits, the Arkansas-based specialist in full-service claims administration and healthcare management services. In his new role, Mr. Gray will lead the company in providing the innovative service offerings and operational efficiencies critical to meeting the diverse and expanding healthcare program administration challenges

Options Group to Acquire Whitney Correlate

Global recruiting firm Options Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Whitney Correlate’s business, a capital markets search firm with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. Founded in 2009, Whitney Correlate is a specialist boutique that works with a select number of financial institutions, funds and MNC’s. The firm, which has offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, is also a partner

Korn Ferry Recruits Distilled Spirits Council CEO

Korn Ferry recruited Kraig R. Naasz as president and chief executive officer of the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), which represents America’s leading distillers. He succeeds Dr. Peter H. Cressy, who led the company for the past 16 years. Nels Olson, vice chairman and co-leader for board and CEO services at Korn Ferry, led the search. Mr. Naasz,

Recruiting for the Family Business … It’s All About Passion

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed John Sabol as president of Pinnacle Promotions, a family-owned promotional marketing agency. Dave Sobocinski, a founding partner of CarterBaldwin, headed the assignment. Mr. Sabol has more than 25 years of experience leading apparel, automotive, sporting goods and consumer products companies — ranging from early-stage startups to the Fortune 500. He will report to

Allegis Partners Adds HR Practice Managing Director

Former CTPartners recruiter Matthew Healey has joined global executive search firm Allegis Partners as a managing director in its human resources executive search and advisory practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York office and his responsibilities will include leading HR executive search engagements across industries within North America with an emphasis on CHRO, business partner and

Apollo Search Launches In Philadelphia

Jeremy Hare has launched Apollo Search Partners LLC to focus on recruiting accounting, finance, professional services, HR, and banking & administrative professionals. The firm will be based in Philadelphia. Prior to forming Apollo Search, Mr. Hare was managing director and ran the Philadelphia office of Ascendo Resources LLC, a recruitment firm focused on places accounting, finance, banking,

Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Leadership Consulting Boutique

Heidrick & Struggles has acquired Co Company, a London-based advisory boutique specializing in leadership services that accelerate organizational performance. The firm will be merged into Heidrick’s leadership consulting business. The all-cash deal terms include an initial payment of $10.6 million at closing and an earn-out structure designed to provide aggregate consideration totaling $15 million to $18 million if Co

Egon Zehnder Taps Chairman for FFA Amid ‘Fatally Flawed’ Search Process

Egon Zehnder has recruited Frank Lowy Jr. as chairman of Football Federation Australia (FFA). He succeeds his father, Frank Lowy, and joins the board along with former Socceroo and lawyer Daniel Moulis, investment banker Crispin Murray and Commonwealth Bank executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin. Mr. Lowy Sr. has come under fire in the mainstream media for his apparent

Spano Pratt Recruits Executive Director for Professional Dimensions

Spano Pratt Executive Search has placed Mary Bridges as executive director of Professional Dimensions, a Milwaukee-area professional women’s organization. Deborah Fugenschuh, a longtime Milwaukee non-profit leader, previously led the organization. Executive recruiter Jamie Pratt led the search assignment. Ms. Pratt, a firm co-founder, has cultivated and overseen the non-profit search practice of Spano Pratt for the past 10 years. She

Allen Austin Names Two Partners In Houston

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added Rob Easley as a partner and global retail practice leader and Chris Reinsvold as a partner in the firm’s industrial practice. Both join Allen Austin in Houston. Mr. Easley, who becomes a senior member of the firm’s strategy, purpose and change management practices, conducts senior level searches across all retail categories including supermarkets, convenience

Longitude Partners Picks Practice Leader for Strategic Transformation

Longitude Partners, Inc., an executive recruiting firm for investors and operators in the specialty finance sector, has appointed Mike Walrod as practice leader for strategic transformation. “I’m truly excited to add Mike’s deep industry expertise, insight and experience,” said Kim Anderson, chief executive officer of Longitude Partners. “His record of enabling profitable, strategic and operational growth will directly

Progress Slowing for Women on Corporate Boards

Here’s the good news: More women joined S&P 500 boards during the 2015 proxy year. The bad news: It came at a grudging pace, this according to data released from the Spencer Stuart Board Index. Thirty-one percent (117) of new independent directors were women – not bad until you see it is an increase of one

DHR Recruits Athletic Association CEO

DHR International has recruited Tom McMillen as president and chief executive officer of the 1A Athletic Directors’ Association. Mr. McMillen replaces Dutch Baughman, the 1A Association’s longtime executive director who previously served as director of athletics at Oregon State, Virginia Tech, and Furman. The search was completed by managing partner Glenn Sugiyama and partner Pat Richter

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Three Directors for FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to recruit three directors for its 11 member board. This includes a replacement for senior independent director Sir Brian Pomeroy as well as filling the posts held by Amanda Davidson, a former director of Baigrie Davies, and Mick McAteer, founder of The Financial Inclusion Center think-tank. This comes after Martin Wheatley stepped down

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