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Leadership Capital Group Adds Veteran Search Consultant

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Agilium Worldwide Expands Into Norway

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Picks Two Search Firms to Find Next President

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for the Illinois Library Association

Alford Executive Search recently placed Diane Foote as the executive director of the Illinois Library Association (ILA). Her predecessor, Robert P. Doyle, is retiring after 20 years in the role. “Diane emerged early as a top candidate in a pool of highly qualified professionals in the library, association and general non-profit arenas,” said Heather Eddy, president

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E.A. Hughes Names Head of Los Angeles Office

Executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co. has appointed Bob Marchant as vice president and director of its Los Angeles office. “Patience pays off, and after knowing of Bob and his unique consultative abilities for many years I am very happy that he decided to join the E.A. Hughes family,” said Elaine Hughes, CEO of E.A. Hughes

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Heidrick & Struggles Names New Leadership in the Americas

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Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates Merge

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DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof

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Sterling Martin Associates Places New Leaders at Denver-Based Non-Profits

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Lucas Group Names Managing Director of Legal Practice

Executive search firm Lucas Group has strengthened its Chicago-based legal practice with the addition of Carolyn Aberman as its new managing partner for legal recruitment. “With two decades of combined experience as a practicing lawyer and successful legal recruiter, Carolyn Aberman has a deep understanding of Chicago’s legal marketplace,” said Steven Lynch, GM legal at Lucas Group. “Aberman’s

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Alexander Hughes Names New Leaders in Nordic and Greater China Regions

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Hiring Executives to Increase Investment in Diversity Programs

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Kittleman & Associates Leading CEO Search for National Basketball Retired Players Association

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ADK Consulting & Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Louisville International Airport

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has been retained by Louisville International Airport to lead its search for a new executive director. The executive director serves as the top aviation/airport executive in the airport system. The incumbent directs the overall management of the airport system, typically including its capital, real property, human resources and other assets, according to

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Lancor Names New York Office Leader

Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North

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AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Africa

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. AIMS International recently added Excellia Capital Humain in Tunisia, Africa as its newest

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How Generation Z Will Impact the Future Workforce

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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Seeking Major Gifts Officer for ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts

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The Nicoll Curtin Group Acquires BeecherMadden

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Pedersen & Partners Names Global Head of Defense Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has expanded with the addition of Simon Mansfield to its London team as a client partner within its industrial practice and global head of its defense search practice. Mr. Mansfield has decades of in-depth expertise in the developing and emerging markets, recruiting board members for global firms. After a career in international

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The CEO’s Important Role in Succession Planning

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KRW Associates Leads Police Chief Search for Breckenridge

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

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Parker Executive Search Seeking New Athletic Director for Northeastern University

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

McDermott & Bull Stu Leibach New York City
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McDermott & Bull Opens Office in New York City

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded into New York City. Stu Leibach, principal consultant and industry specialist within the firm’s retail practice, will be based out of the new location. He will continue to partner with clients regionally and nationally. “Now more than ever, identifying the right executive talent is critical to success in the

Odgers Interim Establishes Dedicated Referencing Team

Odgers Interim has established a dedicated referencing team in response to growing demand for detailed background checks on senior appointments. Former solicitor, Sally Havers, who has previously held roles at law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and the Treasury Solicitor in the U.K., will lead the offering, which includes professional referencing, and criminal, financial and tribunal

Carterbaldwin Recruits New President For Midland University

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Jody Horner as the 16th president of Midland University. Ms. Horner joins Midland from a term as president of Cargill Meat Solutions and Cargill Case Ready. Founded in 1883, Midland University is a private liberal arts college located in Fremont, Nebraska. CarterBaldwin is a provider of executive search services

Calibre One Fills SVP Of Worldwide Sales Position For Castlight Health

Executive search firm Calibre One has recruited John McCracken as senior vice president of worldwide sales at Castlight Health, Inc. Mr. McCracken previously led the Jive Software global sales organization as worldwide senior vice president of sales. Castlight Health is the leader in enterprise healthcare management. Based in North America, Europe, and Asia, Calibre One

Fox Rodney Search Opens Office In Dublin

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Robert Half International Posts 13 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted fourth quarter 2014 revenues of $1.22 billion, a 13 percent increase from revenues of $1.08 billion during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company earned $84.1 million, or $.62 per share, up from $66.9 million, or $.49 per share, during the same period a year earlier.

Korn Ferry Heading President Search for Moderna Therapeutics

Korn Ferry International has been selected by Moderna Therapeutics to lead its search for a new president. Moderna is pioneering messenger RNA Therapeutics, a new in vivo drug technology that produces human proteins, antibodies and entirely novel protein constructs inside patient cells. Korn Ferry, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas,

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.

Gatti & Associates Names President And CEO

Executive search firm Gatti & Associates has appointed Alice Koehn Benson as president and chief executive officer. Founder Bob Gatti will move into the role of chairman emeritus and Judy Banker will be promoted to managing director. Ms. Benson will also work to help further the growth of the parent company, Search Enterprises. Prior to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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