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Acertitude Places Chief Technology Officer at DRB Systems

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Richard Harris as the new chief technology officer of DRB Systems, a provider of technology-enabled devices and software solutions to the car wash industry. Senior partner Scott Carberry headed the search. Mr. Harris was identified, evaluated and placed in 58 days. DRB is a portfolio company of New Mountain

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NGS Global Continues Expansion

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Chris Pearce, a former member of the Australian House of Representatives, as managing partner with its Oceania team in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Pearce is a highly-experienced professional in both the commercial and public sectors. The firm said that his background “aligns perfectly with

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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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The Impact of Failing to Focus on Recruiting Upcoming Generations of Leaders

Business leaders are concerned about their ability to attract and retain Millennials and Gen Z workers, and the impact of failing to do so, according to a new report from talent solutions provider Allegis Group. Compounding the problem, said the study, few businesses are doing much to improve their results. Forty-nine percent of the more

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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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Wheless Partners Finds CEO for Rainy Lake Medical Center

Following a national search, executive recruitment firm Wheless Partners has placed Robert Pastor as the new CEO of Rainy Lake Medical Center, a level 4 trauma center and community health organization in International Falls, MN. Bonnie Erickson, who served two stints as CEO, will be retiring at the end of August. “After an exhaustive search to meet the

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RM Nephew and Associates Forms Alliance with Dublin-Based Search Firm

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has formed a partnership with Cronin Partners International Search, a retained executive search firm headquartered in Dublin. “Having a trusted partner based in Ireland will enable us to significantly improve our offerings to clients with needs in the European and international markets,” said Bob Nephew, the firm’s managing partner. “We

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Women Remain Lacking in the C-Suite

Despite the advances women have made in today’s workplace, they still account for just a small share of top leadership posts. That’s true in politics and government, academia, the non-profit sector and particularly business. Women held only about 10 percent of the top executive positions (defined as chief executive officers, chief financial officers and the next three highest

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Kensington International Finds CFOs for LGM Pharma and United Medical Systems

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. Recently, Oak Brook, IL-based-executive search firm Kensington International placed Keith Lavery and Paul Hajjar as the new CFOs for LGM Pharma and

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ZRG Partners Names Financial Officer and Blockchain Practice Heads

ZRG Partners has named Rahul Kapur as managing director and leader of the firm’s newly launched blockchain unit and Bruce J. Robertson as managing director and head of ZRG’s financial officer practice. The new blockchain practice will help the firm’s financial services, fintech and healthcare clients as well as those in emerging blockchain-centric industries meet

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for U.S. Olympic Committee

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Sarah Hirshland as the 12th CEO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs, CO. She brings a unique and proven set of skills and experiences to the USOC at a time of transformation and change for the organization. “The USOC is at a critical time in

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Standish Executive Search Opens Office in New Hampshire

Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search has opened a new office in Bedford, NH in an effort to better serve clients throughout northern New England. Principal Kelley Small, a long-time New Hampshire resident, will lead the firm’s Granite State office. “Mid-size and smaller businesses located in New Hampshire that are addressing growth, change or succession challenges

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Adds Vice President of Candidate Relations

Houston, TX-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has added Sutton Turner as its new vice president of candidate relations. Previously, Mr. Turner led five different businesses across three different countries as CEO (U.S., Qatar and Abu Dhabi). In 2008, he served as founding CEO of Khidmah (“service” in Arabic), currently

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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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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

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

IRC Global Partners Meeting Focuses on Growth of Boutique Search Firms

The Warwick Hotel was the setting for the IRC Global Executive Search Partners annual conference which was held last week in New York City. IRC welcomed partners from around the world, including new representative firms from India, Hungary, Nigeria, Thailand and Malaysia. The global consortium has now grown to 80 offices in 45 countries. Christopher W. Hunt,

Hiring Uptick In Southeast Asia Leads Search Firms to Expand in the Region

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has said that the Piper Griffin offices in the Philippines and Indonesia have joined its worldwide network of alliance firms. Operating as Piper Griffin in the Philippines and PT Piper Griffin Consulting in Indonesia, the firm provides clients with executive search, management consulting and board advisory services.

What Attracts Top Talent to Companies? This Might Surprise You …

Jason Hanold is CEO and managing partner of Chicago-based Hanold Associates, a boutique executive search firm specializing in HR officer assignments. Jason leverages his in-depth knowledge of distinctive leadership traits and competencies to advise clients in assembling high-performing leadership teams. One of Hanold Associates’ specialty practice areas is identifying CHRO talent. Among the blue chip companies the

Tuesday Morning Turns to Retail Boutique to Find Next CEO As Sector Seeks Innovative Leaders

New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has been retained by retailer Tuesday Morning Corp. to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Current CEO Michael Rouleau is retiring from his position and stepping down from the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. The company has created a new office of the chairman that will be led by board chairman

Jamba Picks Elliott Group to Lead CEO Search

Jamba, Inc. has retained the services of executive search firm The Elliott Group to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. James D. White has announced he will be retiring as the company’s president, CEO and chairman of its board of directors after seven years at the helm. He will remain in his current position to help oversee

Legal Recruiter Laurence Simons Names Global Managing Director

International legal recruiter Laurence Simons has named Clare Butler as its new global managing director. She will report to Mark Carriban, chief executive officer of the FiveTen Group, and will oversee the firm’s global operations as well as expand the business internationally. Ms. Butler started her career 20 years ago as a legal advisor for the

Chaloner Expands New York Office

Executive recruiting firm Chaloner has expanded its New York office with the additions of Alanna Miller and Georgia Aarons as associates. Established in 1979, Chaloner is an executive search firm focused on recruiting top talent for mid and senior level communications, public relations and marketing positions throughout the U.S. and Canada. The firm works with

Atlanta Braves Turn to Recruiter In Hunt for General Manager

The Atlanta Braves organization has retained Millman Search Group, Inc. to recruit a general manager for the mixed-use development property adjacent to SunTrust Park, home of The Braves. The complex will be the first-ever mixed-use community to open in tandem with a major league venue. Both are slated to open in the spring of 2017. Under

Life Sciences Recruiter Expands to the German Market

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has expanded into Germany with the opening of new offices in Frankfurt and Berlin. The firm has appointed Anne-Monika Dürk as executive vice president, Thomas Pilz as research associate and Dr. Christoph Themel as principal. “We have worked in Germany for many years and some of our work has

Lochlin Partners Recruits CHRO for Science & Technology Enterprise

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Uzma Burki as senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Battelle Memorial Institute. Ms. Burki is a seasoned human resources leader who has a proven track record across a wide-range of industries. Liza Wright and Patrick Friel, managing directors at Lochlin Partners, led the search.

Diversified Search Adds Former KF Consultant in Philadelphia

Former Korn Ferry recruiter Mark Mulvanerty has joined Diversified Search as managing director in Philadelphia. He will serve as a member of the firm’s financial officers practice and work closely with its board practice. With more than 17 years of experience in executive search, Mr. Mulvanerty has served clients in the Fortune 500, private equity firms

Marcum Search Opens Fort Lauderdale Office

Marcum Search LLC, the executive search affiliate of accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP, has launched a new search practice based in South Florida. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, the new office will be led by Bonnie Koppelman and Randi Valdes. The search consulting division complements the firm’s other divisions focusing on executive recruitment. It will

Scrambling for Talent? Here’s Why Top Companies Rely On Employee Referrals

More than 50 percent of referred employees have been in their current position for more than five years, supporting various findings that have cited employee referrals as a top source of hiring, according to “The Impact of Successful Employee Referral Programs,” issued by iCIMS, Inc. This latest research study, which analyzed data from more than 500 human

Foundation Turns to Internal Candidate After Nationwide Search

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the placement of Mark Pritchett as president and CEO of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. After a five month search that considered 309 potential candidates, the Foundation and search committee decided to hire from within – selecting Mr. Pritchett to fill its top post. He succeeds Teri A. Hansen, who resigned in June after 13 years at Gulf Coast to

VP Human Resources to Lead HR Officers Search Practice

Executive search firm Alder Koten has added Oscar German as managing partner and senior advisor in its Houston office. He will lead the firm’s human resources officers practice and be part of the energy practice where he will collaborate on executive search work focused on board members, C-level executives, and senior management positions. “We are delighted to welcome

Kaplan Partners Taps CEO for New Jersey Bank

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan Partners has placed Brian Jones as president and chief executive officer of the First National Bank of Elmer. He succeeds Douglas Carll, who said he was retiring in April after serving in the position since 1996. In his new position, Mr. Jones will be tasked with providing leadership and direction for all bank wide initiatives, programs and

Pure Search Names Finance Recruiting Practice Head

Global search firm Pure Search has named Caroline Hudson as head of its finance, accounting & transformation search practice. She will be based in London. In this new role, Ms. Hudson will further build Pure’s senior finance business, working closely with existing clients and developing new relationships throughout the commerce & industry space. With more than

Big Upswing In CTO Hiring As Companies Seek Technological Edge

New York City-based executive recruiter 680 Partners has placed Patrick McClellen as chief technology officer of Digilant Inc., a holding company of ISP Digital. Digilant partners with agencies and brands to provide customized and scalable programmatic media solutions. Ross Freeman, 680 Partners CEO, handled the search assignment. Mr. Freeman works in partnership with a number of top

Phillips Oppenheim Recruits CEO for Detroit Institute of Arts

Phillips Oppenheim, an executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector, has recruited Salvador Salort-Pons as director, president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). He succeeds Graham W. J. Beal, who retired as director of the DIA in late June. His appointment follows an extensive nine-month international search. Mr. Salort-Pons, who

IBM Global Talent Acquisition Head Joins Executive Search Firm

Summative Executive Search has added George Hotter as a principal and executive recruiter. He brings talent acquisition and strategic human resource leadership experience from both fast-growing private venture technology companies and the global public companies that acquire them. Mr. Hotter has 20-plus years of experience in public and private industry, primarily focused in high growth technology companies. He

Armstrong Craven Expands to Singapore Amid Regional Talent Shortage

U.K.-headquartered specialist executive search and intelligence consultancy, Armstrong Craven, has expanded in the Asia Pacific region having recently established a presence in Singapore. Heather Travis, director for Asia Pacific, will lead the Asia team. She will seek new relationships across APAC with regional and international businesses. Ms. Travis said there is particular demand for the firm’s

Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of Global Consumer Recruiting Practice

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Thomas Snyder as global practice managing partner – consumer markets. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. Snyder joins Heidrick from boutique search firm Tillman Carlson, where he was owner and partner. Previously, he served for nearly 20 years as a partner with Spencer Stuart in its consumer goods & services search

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