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To Integrate AI, Companies Must Alter Management Styles

To best serve their clients, executive recruiters must understand that a company’s integration of artificial intelligence requires trust.

New Report Shows Diversity Gaps in AI/Data Leadership, Compensation

Heidrick & Struggles’ first annual survey of data, analytics and artificial intelligence executives examines both organizational structure and compensation for roles with these responsibilities.

Attracting Top Talent in the Age of AI

Artificial intelligence and automated technologies are about to transform the search for people. David Chan, CEO of Bo Le Associates, discusses how to find and retain talent in the workplace of tomorrow.

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m/Oppenheim Executive Search Recruits Executive Director for Creative Alliance

Non-profit recruitment firm m/Oppenheim Executive Search has placed Jason Steer as the new executive director of Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. Lee Kappelman, Oscar Quiros, and Steve Oppenheim led the assignment.  “We are thrilled to welcome Jason Steer to Creative Alliance and to Baltimore,” said Amy Seto, Creative Alliance board president. “Jason brings to us his vision and

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True Appoints Regional Lead for Middle East and North Africa

Global talent provider True has named Paul Navratil as regional lead for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). “Paul’s arrival marks a pivotal moment for True in MENA,” said Sam McGrath, True’s general manager, EMEA & APAC. “His wealth of international experience and strategic acumen align perfectly with our vision for growth and client success in the

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Executive Recruiters Pull Off Another Remarkable Year, Remain Bullish for 2023

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive recruiters. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2022, a result of continued pentup demand for senior-level leaders and their key reports.

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Reffett Associates Fills Senior Role for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

After a rigorous, nationwide search, Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has placed John McCarthy as the director of digital analytics for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). In this role, he will lead the lab’s digital transformation process. Thomas Young, director of operations of the firm, led the assignment. Reffett Associates focused their national recruiting efforts to find technology

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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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TRANSEARCH International Appoints Global Head of the Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Practice

TRANSEARCH International has named John Watson as partner and global head of the travel, tourism, and hospitality practice. “John has a unique blend of working for a family trust, privately held businesses and PLCs at senior levels,” TRANSEARCH said. “He understands the importance of staff, customers and suppliers working in harmony, nurturing and directing resources. Comfortable in strategy,

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A Look at the Importance of Proper Background Checks for Executive Search

Background checks are an important part of the hiring process. They can help confirm that candidates have the experience and education they claim to have. This includes verification of education, employment history, professional licenses, and certifications. Background checks can help identify candidates with a history of financial irresponsibility or fraudulent activities. This is important when hiring for senior

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Carrington & Carrington Called in to Fill Senior Position for Rochester Regional Health

Carrington & Carrington Diversity Executive Search has been called in by Rochester Regional Health in Rochester, NY, to lead in its search for a vice president/CAO, system service line operations-cancer. This executive will be responsible for assisting in developing the vision, strategy, and standardizing care delivery throughout the assigned service line(s) within Rochester Regional Health.

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Campbell & Company Seeking Major Gifts Officer for the Chicago History Museum

For not-for-profit organizations, these are particularly challenging days. Declining support from government sources, increased demand for their services and competition for donor dollars are just a few of the issues that charitable groups must overcome to stay afloat each year. Simply put, major gift officers are top-level fundraisers. They identify potential donors, cultivate relationships and,

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Marquette University Using Collegiate Sports Associates to Find New Athletic Director

Raleigh, NC-based Collegiate Sports Associates was recently called in by Marquette University to lead in its search for a new vice president and director of athletics. This position provides leadership for a department of approximately 100 coaches and staff who are committed to student-athlete success. Reporting directly to the president, the AD is responsible for overseeing 16

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Lofton Staffing and Security Acquires Frazee Recruiting Consultants

Lofton Staffing and Security, a family-owned and locally operated recruiting and security company in the Gulf South, has acquired Frazee Recruiting Consultants, LLC, a Baton Rouge, LA-based recruiting firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition,” said Bart Lofton, co-president of Lofton. “Frazee Recruiting, along with its founder

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Egon Zehnder Appoints New CEO

Leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder has appointed Francesco Buquicchio as its new CEO, effective November 1. He succeeds Edilson Camara, following a strategic leadership transition and succession planning process. Mr. Buquicchio will be the seventh person to serve as CEO in Egon Zehnder’s 60-year history. The process to appoint a new CEO was headed by chair Michael

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Shelli Herman and Associates Tapped by the Saint Louis Zoo to Find New CFO

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has been retained by the Saint Louis Zoo to lead in its search for a new vice president of finance and CFO. The CFO will work as a collaborative partner who is highly engaged and well-versed in managing all aspects of accounting and financial functions through others to ensure the organization’s overall

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Massey Henry Tapped to Find Inaugural CEO for the Building Ontario Fund

Toronto-based executive search firm Massey Henry has selected to lead the search for the inaugural CEO for the Building Ontario Fund, a new, independent, board‐governed, crown agency that will enable public-sector pension plans, other trusted institutional investors, and Indigenous communities to further participate in large-scale infrastructure projects across the province. Reporting to the board of directors, the inaugural CEO

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Howe-Lewis International Seeking Chief Advancement Officer for The Juilliard School

Executive recruitment firm Howe-Lewis International has been selected by The Juilliard School to lead in its search for a new chief advancement officer. Reporting to the president of Juilliard and leading a team of 22, the chief advancement officer will join Juilliard at a pivotal moment in the school’s history and will have the opportunity to work

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Head of Middle East

Global leadership advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Nicolas Manset as the head of the Middle East. He will lead the firm’s operations across the Gulf Cooperation Council and neighboring countries, continuing to build on the company’s strategic partnerships in the Middle East. “Nicolas’ appointment indicates the firm’s strong commitment to enhancing relationships and building further business opportunities

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8 Traits of Effective Leaders

When thinking about positive leadership traits, what qualities come to mind? Perhaps it’s authenticity, emotional intelligence, dedication, or transparency. Regardless, effective leadership ties back to having a clear purpose. In today’s workplace, that purpose centers on empowering people, according to a recent report from DHR Global’s Christine Greybe. With people and purpose as the guiding

Greenwood Asher & Associates Places Provost at George Mason University

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood Asher & Associates has helped to place James Soto Antony as executive vice president and provost. He will begin this new role on July 1, 2024. Julie Holley and Lois Stetson led the assignment for the search firm. “We searched the nation for the very best provost for George Mason University, and

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GHP Search Fills Four Board Seats for Thrive Scholars

GHP Search, formerly known as Greenwich Harbor Partners, recently assisted in the placement of four new board members for Thrive Scholars. New board members are: Brian Baron VP, data and analytics at Electronic Arts; Miriam Daniel, VP and general manager, Google Maps for Consumers at Google; Eva De La Rosa, managing director, head of iShares

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Cooper Coleman Recruits New Leader for ReVive Center for Housing and Healing

Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC has assisted in the recruitment of Kesha Larkins as the new executive director of ReVive Center for Housing and Healing in Chicago. Ms. Larkins is a seasoned non-profit leader with a track record in fundraising, operational management, and program development. With a commitment to trauma-sensitive care, she has dedicated her career to making

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Calibre One Opens Latin America Practice

Executive search firm Calibre One has appointed Manny Corsino to start up and lead its new Latin America practice from Miami. Additionally, this is Calibre One’s first Miami office. “We’re extremely pleased Manny will be leading this new venture for us,” said Tom Barnes, managing partner for Calibre One. “His vast experience working both in the U.S. and throughout Latin

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Randstad Digital Acquires AI-Powered Torc

Randstad N.V. has announced that Randstad Digital has acquired Torc, a next-generation AI-powered talent marketplace platform with more than 25,000 digital talent enrolled worldwide, with a specific current emphasis on LATAM, the U.S., and India. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This acquisition allows Randstad Digital to further accelerate clients’ access to digital talent, including

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Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Tapped by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to Find Chief Development Officer

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has been chosen by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York City to lead in its search for a chief development officer. The assignment is being led by Gerard F. Cattie Jr. The CDO will design and lead a comprehensive, robust fundraising strategy to meet the Guggenheim’s current

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JM Search Recruits CEO for Starwest Botanicals

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies, and Fortune 1000s, recently placed Brian Jansen as the new CEO of Starwest Botanicals, Inc. Alissa Moody, Kristian Shannon, and Phil Menzel led the assignment. “We are excited to share the placement of Brian Jansen as CEO of Starwest Botanicals,” said JM Search

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Heidelberg University Retains Spelman Johnson to Lead CHRO Search

A number of universities have recently turned to search firms to find new chief human resources officers. Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson was recently retained by Heidelberg University in Tiffin, OH, to lead in its search for a new CHRO. Senior consultant Laura Puckett-Boler is leading the assignment. This senior leader reports directly to the university

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Lindauer Appoints Co-Leader of Advocacy, Policy, and Social Enterprise Practice

Lindauer has appointed Bob Giannino as senior vice president and co-leader of its advocacy, policy, and social enterprise practice. “Bob has made a transformative difference at the highest levels of nonprofit leadership by identifying opportunities for impact, making bold plans, and bringing people together to find common cause for the common good,” said Deb Taft, CEO.

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Leadership Needs Shift Dramatically as VC Moves to Wartime Footing

Over a 20-plus-year search career, Ben Dewar of NU Advisory Partners has led hundreds of recruiting engagements across every corporate function imaginable. Along the way, he has recruited dynamic executive talent into CxO and VP roles for VC-backed, PE-backed and public high-growth technology and consumer companies. From that perch, he has witnessed up close and personal

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Understanding the Difference Between Retained and Contingent Search

Navigating the world of talent acquisition and recruitment can be tricky for both clients and candidates. Whether you are looking to add an individual to your team or seeking a new opportunity; it is important to understand the landscape when considering a talent partner, according to a report from Mississauga, ON-headquartered executive search firm TSI

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The Millard Group Helps Recruit Executive Chairman and CEO for NexusTek

The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has assisted in the recruitment of Bobby Christian as executive chairman and Hamilton Yu as CEO of NexusTek in Greenwood Village, CO. Associate partner Nancy Nash, senior search consultant Margo Jenkins, and search consultant Haley

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BrainWorks Fills Senior Position for Macrobond Financial

Warren, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks placed Carla Mendy as global leader of revenue operations with Macrobond Financial in London. Liam Garrity, national practice leader, led the search. “We are thrilled to welcome Carla to Macrobond’s leadership team,” said Howard Rees, chief commercial officer of Macrobond Financial. “Her wealth of experience and strategic vision will be

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 5 Recruiting Acquisitions of 2023

Acquisitions made huge news in the executive search industry this year, and for good reason. Outside investors finally caught on to the sector’s expansion potential and long growth runway ahead. Top search leaders also found ways to maximize profit. That made them highly attractive to private equity firms looking for platforms they could accelerate. Hunt Scanlon

Shelli Herman and Associates Seeking CFO for Catalina Island Conservancy  

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has been enlisted by the Catalina Island Conservancy to help find the organization’s next chief financial officer. The non-profit helps to protect and restore the natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California, and to make them available for public recreation, education, and enjoyment. The Catalina Island

WittKieffer Assists Colorado State University with Recruitment of VP for Diversity and Inclusion

WittKieffer has placed Kauline Cipriani as vice president for diversity and inclusion for Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, CO. Leading the assignment were Charlene Aguilar, consultant; Christine Pendleton, senior associate; and Bree Liddell, associate. “We are just thrilled to welcome Kauline to the leadership team of Colorado State University,” said Joyce McConnell, president of CSU.

Boyden Creates Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence

Boyden has named Katia Pina as senior director of its newly launched Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence. “Building on her international consulting and academic experience, Katia takes on this global role with a vision to strengthen and promote Boyden’s leadership consulting services across the firm,” said the search firm. “Leadership consulting is a strategic priority at Boyden,

Are Today’s HR Leaders Ready for Tomorrow’s Challenges? 

The future of work will be different from the past. But the extent to which the future of work relies on HR leaders has also never been clearer, according to a new report by Russell Reynolds Associates’ Anna Penfold, Harsonal Sachar and Alix Stuart. The pandemic has accelerated a move to a distributed workforce, redefining the

JM Search Assists LiiV in the Recruitment of New CFO

Chief financial officers 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, especially private equity-backed outfits. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune

Dore Partnership Tapped by CalPERS to Find CIO

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has selected Dore Partnership to lead its search for a new chief investment officer. CEO Marcie Frost expects to start the search process at the end of July or early August, conduct interviews in late summer and fall, with final selection of a CIO in fall or early

Development Guild DDI Seeks Executive Director for Fuller Craft Museum

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI was recently selected to find an executive director for the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. The non-profit, which focuses solely on collecting contemporary craft, is New England’s only craft museum. Senior vice president and principal Tracy Marshall is leading the assignment. “Fuller Craft Museum seeks an executive director to

Daversa Partners Appoints CPO and CFO

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which serves the technology sector, has named Amy Dolan as its chief people officer and Maggie Libatique as chief financial officer. “I speak on behalf of the entire leadership team when I say we are thrilled to have Amy and Maggie on board and are excited to witness the growth and

Here’s How Senior Executives are Navigating to Their Next Position 

If you are a talented senior executive it is likely that throughout your career, opportunities found you. This especially is common earlier in your career when you are lower in the corporate pyramid. At that career stage, there are numerous opportunities to help develop your skills and experiences. Key mentors want you on their teams and

Recovery Continues as Jobless Claims Continue to Fall

The Labor Department reported that 360,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. That reading matched the consensus forecast among economists, according to Bloomberg. The previous week’s level was revised up by 13,000 from 373,000 to 386,000. The 4-week moving

AGB Search Assists Morris Brown College in the Recruitment of a New Provost

As the pandemic begins to subside in the U.S. and organizations collectively begin to get back on their feet, colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will allow high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization –

Buffkin / Baker Taps Chief Information and Technology Officer for CarePayment

Buffkin / Baker has placed Satish Kumar as the new chief information and technology officer for healthcare finance company CarePayment. The search was led by partner Jen Bradley and principal Ryan Baggett. Mr. Kumar joins CarePayment from Medalogix, a predictive analytics company in the home health space, where he served as senior vice president and chief technology

Spencer Stuart Appoints U.K. Managing Partner

Spencer Stuart has appointed Shami Iqbal as U.K. managing partner. He succeeds Simon Fenton, who has served a three-year term as managing partner following his return to the U.K. after seven years based in Hong Kong from where he led the firm’s Asia-Pacific business. “I am incredibly grateful to Simon for his enormous contribution to the

New Workforce Models Bring New Challenges in the Next Normal 

The pandemic has changed almost everything about how we live — and the changes are sure to keep coming. Today, we’re slowly reclaiming some of our older traditions, but we can’t be certain about what comes next. According to a new report from Tatum, we may never completely return to what was considered “normal” before the

The Rise of AI and How it is Serving Executive Search

Technology is transforming the way business is now conducted, according to a new report by The Taplow Group. Artificial intelligence, in particular, seems to be the focus in many business sectors. “AI is allowing a machine to replicate cognitive abilities found in human beings to make tasks easier, effective, and efficient,” says The Taplow Group. “We agree

University of North Carolina Wilmington Taps Academic Search to Find Chief Diversity Officer  

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been enlisted to find a chief diversity officer for the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Leading the assignment are senior consultants Shirley Robinson Pippins and Carlos Medina. “Recognizing the unique history of the university and the City of Wilmington, as it relates to race, equity and social justice, the

Russell Reynolds Associates Tapped by Taylor Morrison to Lead CFO Search

Chief financial officers 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. Russell Reynolds Associates was recently called in by Taylor Morrison to lead in its search for a new

Diversified Search Group Adds Veteran Recruitment Leader as a Managing Director

Diversified Search Group (DSG) has expanded with the addition of veteran talent strategist and career coach Amy Shea as a managing director in the non-profit practice. “I am honored to have worked with Amy as a client, and an employee at Koya Partners, in her capacity as a career coach for over a decade serving non-profit

Isaacson, Miller Assists Harvard Business School in the Recruitment of Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Isaacson, Miller has assisted in the placement of Terrill L. Drake as the first chief diversity and inclusion officer at Harvard Business School (HBS). Partners Keight Tucker Kennedy and Ponneh Varho led the search along with senior associate Sonia Gomez. “Harvard Business School aspires to be a place where everyone can be their best self,” said

LHH Knightsbridge Assists the Toronto Community Housing Corporation with CEO Search

Following an extensive executive search process, Toronto-based LHH Knightsbridge has assisted in placing Jag Sharma as the new president and CEO of the Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC). “I commend the TCHC board for their selection of Jag Sharma as the corporation’s next president and CEO,” said John Tory, mayor of Toronto. “Toronto Community Housing is tasked with

GattiHR Recruits Head of HR for Titan Security Group

Quincy, MA-headquartered executive search firm GattiHR recently recruited Ross McCarthy, formerly vice president of HR at The Parking Spot, a leading off-airport parking company, as head of human resources for Titan Security Group. CEO J.L. Baker and search director Jessica Bukovac led the assignment. Titan Security Group is a top Chicago-based privately-held security services provider. Mr.

Talent Platform Instawork Raises $60 Million

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. Just recently, talent platform Instawork raised $60 million in series C financing, bringing total funding to $100 million. Craft Ventures led the round, with participation from Greylock, Corner Ventures, Four River Group, WndrCo and Tilman Fertitta, owner of Landry’s and the Houston Rockets; existing investors Benchmark, Spark Capital,

Sheffield Haworth Appoints Leader for Retail and Consumer Financial Services Practice

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Tom Arnall as a director within the financial services practice in London. He joins the firm to further develop and lead the retail and consumer financial services arm of the business, partnering with new and existing clients to assist them with their interim, executive search and leadership development

Caldwell Posts Record Q3 Revenue Growth

Caldwell has posted fiscal 2021 third quarter revenues of $35.8 million (Canadian), a 210 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners Inc. (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of Dec. 31, 2020. “Our third quarter revenue of $35.8 million represents a 210 percent increase over the prior year

Benchmark Executive Search Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Dedrone

Benchmark Executive Search, a boutique provider of cybersecurity talent, recently placed Ben Wenger as chief revenue officer of Dedrone in San Francisco. In his role, Mr. Wenger heads global sales to provide counter-drone technology to enterprise and government customers globally. “We are excited to follow Ben’s progress as and the Dedrone team solve problems for new

Kirby Bates Associates Acquires Tyler & Company

As consolidation continues in the executive search industry, Orlando, FL-headquartered healthcare-focused search firm Kirby Bates Associates (KBA) and Tyler & Company have merged business operations. The unified organization will operate under the Kirby Bates Associates brand. “Tyler & Company offers an exciting opportunity for Kirby Bates to strengthen its service and scope in healthcare executive leadership,” said Melissa A. Fitzpatrick, president of Kirby Bates Associates and Tyler

Wilton & Bain Appoints U.S. Advisor

London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has named John Farish as an advisor to its U.S. business. “John will work closely with our U.S. team, our partner group and alongside the board to continue our growth in the U.S.,” the search firm said. “John is a veteran of the industry – executive search has been in his

Acertitude Grows Global Technology Practice

Executive search firm Acertitude has expanded with the addition of Scott Jacobs to its global technology practice as a partner. “A well-respected executive in the global technology recruitment space, Scott is an ideal fit for our quickly-scaling tech team,” said Rick DeRose, co-founder and managing partner of Acertitude. “His vast experience in C-level search and assessment in

ZRG Acquires Walking the Talk

Executive search firm ZRG has acquired Walking the Talk, a consulting and advisory firm focused on culture transformation. Hunt Scanlon Ventures facilitated the introduction and transaction between both organizations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Walking the Talk, headquartered in Amsterdam, specializes in enhancing performance results by aligning culture with strategy. Since the company was established

True Expands in the APAC Region with New Office in Shanghai

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has enhanced capability in the APAC region with its new office in Shanghai, China. “Expansion to China is a milestone for our global footprint,” said Joe Riggione, founder and co-CEO  of True. “This is a natural progression for True and we are better positioned to serve our clients in the region

Economy Adds 850,00 Jobs as Recovery Continues

Employment rose by 850,000 in June as the U.S. unemployment rate now stands at 5.9 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, professional and business services, retail trade, and other services. “It is promising to see the

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