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KBRS Appoints Regional Head, DEI Co-Lead

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm KBRS has named Ryna Young as regional head, executive search and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) co-lead, based in Toronto, Ontario. “We have witnessed significant growth in demand for trusted talent advisors, nationally,” said Andrea Forbes Hurley, managing partner of executive search at KBRS. “We’ve placed hundreds of leaders in education, public, private,


How to Build Teams with Cultural Depth for Global Success

Cross-cultural remote teams have become a common phenomenon, professionals collaborate from wherever they are all over the world thanks to the power of technology. This has made it possible for the rapid growth in global business. A new report from Signium’s Didier Busard explains that more and more businesses operate in teams crossing time, cultural

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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.


The Federalist Society Taps CarterBaldwin to Find New President and CEO

The Federalist Society, the influential U.S. conservative legal organization, has retained CarterBaldwin Executive Search to lead in its search for a new president and CEO, according to an email obtained by Bloomberg News. The assignment is being led by partner Andrea McDaniel Smith and associate partner Gerri Williams. Eugene Meyer, who has served as the executive director, CEO

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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?


BrainWorks Recruits President for Mack Molding’s Northern Division

Warren, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks has recruited Josh Pang as president of Mack Molding’s northern division. Practice leader Jax Willey led the assignment. “Josh embodies Mack Molding’s spirit of excellence, and this partnership is a testament to our shared vision of creating something truly extraordinary,” said Ms. Willey. “As a strategic leader with more than 20 years


TriSearch Names HR and Legal Recruitment Practice Leader

Denver, CO-based TriSearch has expanded with the addition of Bill Mateikis as its new HR and legal recruitment practice leader. “We have been partnering with Bill for years as a referral partner,” said Bob Aylsworth, CEO of TriSearch, “And we couldn’t be happier to have him join our team! Bill’s talent and experience will be


Modern Executive Solutions Appoints Chief Experience Officer

Atlanta-headquartered search firm Modern Executive Solutions has expanded with the addition of Dean Carter as its chief experience officer. “We are thrilled to announce that Dean is the new chief experience officer for Modern,” the search firm said. “At Modern we are building a business and a movement to redefine the future of leadership, a mission


Prodigy Search Recruits CEO for USA Luge

Prodigy Search, a boutique recruiting firm serving the talent needs of media, sports, and entertainment organizations, has placed Scott Riewald as the new CEO of USA Luge. “Following a stellar 11-year tenure at USA Luge, former Prodigy Search placement Jim Leahy is passing the torch to Scott this month,” the search firm said. “With Scott’s proven expertise


Daversa Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for SoSafe

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has assisted in the recruitment of Laura Ryan as chief people officer of SoSafe, Europe’s largest security awareness and human risk management vendor. Jamie Sanger led the assignment. “One of the pillars of our success is the excellence of our people – we are proud to


Artico Search Fills Position for Next47

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor and Sarah Scheer of Artico Search have assisted in the placement of Vivian Cheng as Next47’s newest partner. “A big thanks to the team at Next47,” Artico Search said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help build a team that will invest in early and expansion-stage enterprise companies and continue to support and partner with founders.” Based in Palo


DeWinter Group Names CEO

DeWinter Group, a provider of temporary and permanent staffing solutions with expertise in finance, accounting and information technology, has appointed Derek DeWinter as its new CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome Derek as our new CEO,” said Judson Samuels, board member. His vision, leadership, and industry acumen make him the ideal person to lead the


Empowering Middle Managers: The Keystone of Cultural Transformation

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, the key to instilling lasting organizational change lies with your middle managers. Middle managers are one of the critical leverage points for an organization’s culture. “As the conduit between executive leadership and frontline staff, middle managers—or any leader working between executive leadership and frontline staff—can be a real asset


The Christopher Group Leading SVP of People and Culture Search for Turning Stone

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has been retained to lead a search for the senior vice president of people and culture for Turning Stone, a culturally rich organization with a diversified portfolio of brands and businesses previously known as Oneida Nation Enterprises. Managing partners Pam Noble and Ayla


Hanold Associates Recruits CFO for bluebird bio

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of O. James Sterling as the new CFO of gene therapy maker bluebird bio in Somerville, MA. Adam Watson, Maisha Pearson, and Catie Nelson led the search. “James brings a wealth of healthcare experience and capital markets knowledge, which will be instrumental in driving bluebird bio’s commercialization efforts,” said


The Grant Partners Recruits CEO for Hemophilia of Georgia

Alpharetta, GA-based The Grant Partners has placed Rob Maloney as the new CEO of Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG), an internationally and nationally recognized non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people with bleeding disorders. “After an intensive, national CEO search, we are confident that Rob’s leadership skills, strategic mindset, distinguished healthcare career, and management experience, make him


Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Head of the U.K. and Co-Head for EMEA

Global leadership advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Nanaz Mohtashami as head of the U.K. succeeding Laura Sanderson who will assume a new role as co-head of Europe, Middle East, and India. Ms. Mohtashami, a seasoned leadership executive with over 15 years of experience in leadership advisory, has been with Russell Reynolds since 2013. She previously ran Russell Reynolds’ global


Korn Ferry Helps to Recruit CEO for the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Korn Ferry has recruited Reynold Hoover as the new CEO of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. “Reynold is a mission first, people always leader,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry. “LA28 has an incredibly gifted and experienced CEO, uniquely qualified to bring together the spirit and purpose of the


11 Traits to Look for in a Non-Profit Executive

Non-profits and the executives who lead them are a critical part of our communities, providing essential services and support to individuals and groups that may otherwise go overlooked. When selecting a non-profit executive, boards and search committees should seek candidates who possess a combination of leadership qualities, strategic thinking skills, passion for the organization’s mission, and


Isaacson, Miller Assists the Massachusetts Port Authority with CEO Search

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), one of the nation’s most multifaceted port authorities and a prime engine of economic vitality for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New England, has voted to appointed Richard Davey as its next CEO with assistance from Boston-based Isaacson, Miller. Past CEO Lisa Wieland recently stepped down. Lisa Savereid and Jeff Kessner led the search with Tatiana Oberkoetter. Isaacson,


ZRG Appoints Leader of Sports & Entertainment Practice for the APAC Region

ZRG, a global talent advisory firm and portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, and its TurnkeyZRG sports, entertainment & media practice, named Troy de Haas as leader of ZRG’s sport & entertainment practice for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. “Troy de Haas built the region’s most successful sports recruitment practices, essentially from scratch, in a part of the


The SR Group Names CFO

Global search company The SR Group has appointed Seim Munif as group chief financial officer. He succeeds Alex Calcutt who will step down to pursue other interests later this year.  “Alex has been such an integral part of The SR Group’s success,” said David Buckley, CEO of The SR Group. “I feel privileged to have had his


PE Operating Partners Integrate New Role In Value Creation

After a sluggish year for PE hiring, executive recruiters are beginning to see the pace of staffing mandates pick up across private equity. This, say search consultants, is coming at a time when the sector’s approach to talent is growing ever more complex. According to chief talent officers at PE firms and their portfolio companies,


Employers Add 272,000 Jobs in May

Employment rose by 272,000 in May as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6.6 million in May. Employment continued to trend up in several industries, led by healthcare; government; leisure and hospitality; and professional, scientific, and technical services. Among


Slone Partners Recruits Chief Business Officer for Arpeggio Biosciences

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has recruited Kevin Eastwood as chief business officer of Arpeggio Biosciences in South Riding, VA. “Kevin Eastwood is a highly accomplished and dynamic business leader with extraordinary passion and vision and a track record of success,” said Leslie Loveless, managing partner and CEO at Slone Partners. “He brings a high level of strategic


Allen Austin Partners Recruits Inaugural Board of Directors for Stress Engineering Services

Houston, TX-based search firm Allen Austin has completed a board engagement for Stress Engineering Services Inc., to design and build its first fiduciary board of directors. The incoming board was designed to bring the right directors together to advise management on matters of strategy, culture, organizational performance, and specific market sector penetration. “We are confident that

Mercuri Urval Creates Advanced Air Mobility Competence Center

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has launched its advanced air mobility competence center, which designed to address the leadership need in this emerging industry sector. Consultant Julia Reichel and partner Florian Erhorn have both specialized in electrification, aerospace and aviation industry for many years and are familiar with the opportunities and needs for this sector. They


10 Leadership Strategies for Creating a Thriving Culture

Company culture is the shared values, attitudes, behaviors, and standards that make up a work environment. It is about the experience people have at work and how that experience aligns with the external brand and messaging of the company. Culture is what creates the day-to-day experience at a company. In addition, in today’s dynamic business landscape,


The Talent Studios Recruits CEO for The Princeton Review

The Talent Studios has placed Dr. Robert Batten as the chief executive officer of The Princeton Review in New York. Jeremy Cohen and Serena Smith led the search assignment. Batten now also heads The Princeton Review’s affiliate company, Tutor.com, which helps institutions and organizations deliver 24/7, on-demand, personalized homework help at scale. “We are thrilled to have


Egon Zehnder Recruits CEO for Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder has placed serial entrepreneur and board member Dave Parker as the new CEO of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in Alexandria, VA. His appointment follows a global, months-long search beginning last July with the selection of Egon Zehnder and led by a committee tasked by EO’s global board of directors. EO global board chair and EO

The Role of Leadership Development in Private Equity’s Quest for Organic Growth

Private equity firms are currently navigating a challenging environment where traditional avenues for generating returns, such as leverage and multiple arbitrage, are becoming increasingly limited. As highlighted in a recent article by Pitchbook, private equity’s reliance on the organic growth of portfolio companies is more pronounced than ever. With the era of low interest rates and

Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Armis

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, has placed Jean English as the new chief marketing officer of Armis, a unified asset visibility and security platform provider. “Jean is an exceptional modern marketing leader with an impressive record of delivering results,” said Yevgeny Dibrov, co-founder and CEO of Armis. “She has

Spencer Stuart Assists National Auto Auction Association in Recruitment of CEO

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the recruitment of Tricia Heon as the first woman chief executive officer of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA). She replaces Frank Hackett, who is retiring from the position after 17 years. “This marks a milestone for NAAA and for the growing number of women who have chosen to build careers

ECA Partners Appoints CEO

Private family office Nobel Investments has named Ken Kanara president and CEO of its portfolio company ECA Partners, a data-driven executive search firm. “Ken has been instrumental in growing the firm over the past five years,” said Atta Tarki, founder of ECA Partners and managing partner of Nobel Investments. “He helped to formalize and scale

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 78.6 Revenue Increase

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ:HSII) posted second quarter revenues of $260.0 million, up 78.6 percent from the 2020 second quarter. Net revenue growth was driven by all regions in executive search, Heidrick Consulting and on-demand talent. “We are proud of our accomplishments and the breadth of our rebound as evidenced by

The Boston Federal Reserve Taps Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners to Find VP of DE&I 

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has been called in by the Boston Federal Reserve to find a vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Leading the assignment are Maureen Alphonse-Charles, senior vice president of talent, diversity and equity, and Nadine Coleman, vice president and senior search associate. Reporting to the senior vice president and general counsel, leader

Preng & Associates Assists Helix Energy Solutions with Board Search

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates recently assisted in the recruitment of T. Mitch

Search Solution Elite Assists the San Jose Sharks in Recruiting New General Counsel

Search Solution Elite recently placed Cassie McBride as executive vice president and general counsel of the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks. The search was led by Jeremy Gnozzo, the founder and president of Search Solution Elite, and partner Aaron Curley. Ms. McBride will oversee all legal matters pertaining to the team and Silicon Valley

CareerBuilder Appoints New CEO

Job marketplace CareerBuilder has named technology industry veteran Susan Arthur as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. The organization’s former leader, Irina Novoselsky, will continue on as an advisor after guiding CareerBuilder through a multi-year transformation, repositioning the business for accelerated growth. “Sue’s experience building and leading teams coupled with her strategic, client-centered approach make her the ideal executive

Frederickson Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Cupertino Electric 

Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners has placed Estrella Parker as chief people officer at Cupertino Electric Inc. (CEI), a 67-year-old electrical engineering and construction company based in San Jose, CA. “Estrella brings to CEI the best of both worlds: a track-record of impressive business results and the ability to connect with employees in a way that drives performance

Hobbs & Towne Recruits CFO for May Mobility 

Executive search firm Hobbs & Towne has recruited Ryan Green as the chief financial officer for private equity-backed May Mobility, a leader in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology and shuttle operations. Partner Chris Clements led the assignment. “With experience at the intersection of automotive, technology and growth-stage companies, Ryan is an exceptional CFO for May Mobility,” said company CEO Edwin

The Hawkins Company Recruits Chief Race & Equity Officer for the City of San Diego 

After an extensive national executive search, The Hawkins Company, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has assisted in the placement of Kim Desmond as the inaugural chief race and equity officer of the City of San Diego, CA. Currently the chief equity officer for the City and County of Denver, she is slated to begin in her position

StevenDouglas Opens New Offices in Nashville and Orange County

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has opened new offices in Nashville, TN, and Orange County, CA. Establishing new locations in these markets is a direct response to existing clients’ having thrived in the post-pandemic rebound, and high demand for talent in these regions, according to the search firm. “We are very excited to add Chris Oldham to the healthcare

Second Line Advisors Names Executive Director

New York City-headquartered executive search firm Second Line Advisors has appointed Kate Mullen as executive director. In her role, she will expand the firm’s industry coverage to technology, fintech, healthcare, biotech, life sciences, consumer goods and industrials. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have Kate join us. Her background as an attorney, corporate executive and retained search

University of South Carolina Selects R. William Funk & Associates to Lead Search for New President

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been called in by the University of South Carolina (USC) to lead its search for a new president. The firm is seeking the university’s 30th president. Currently, Harris Pastides is serving as interim president. He has agreed to serve in

Caliber Associates Recruits CHRO for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed former Allergan executive, Asli Gevgilili, as the new chief human resource officer (CHRO) of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “We believe Asli’s depth of expertise and experience will provide important focus to INOVIO’s growth strategy,” Mr. Hochberg said. Ms. Gevgilili brings

Work&Partners Seeking Chief Product Officer for Toppan Merrill  

New York-based Work&Partners has been enlisted to recruit a chief product officer for Toppan Merrill, a provider of financial printing and communication solutions. The individual will be a member of the company’s executive leadership team and will report to the president. “The CPO is accountable for creating an end-to-end product experience and defining the product strategy,” said

Korn Ferry Names Vice Chairman for Board and CEO Services Practice

Korn Ferry has appointed Lauren Shin as vice chairman of its board and CEO services and global consumer practices. She will be based in the human capital consultancy’s New York office. “Lauren brings to Korn Ferry an exceptional track record of success, impeccable consumer industry knowledge and relationships at the highest levels,” said Doug Charles, president

Robert Half Posts 42 Percent Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted second quarter revenues of $1.581 billion, a 42.6 percent increase from the same period a year ago, surpassing the consensus mark by 6.52 percent. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the last four quarters. “We achieved record levels of revenues and earnings in the second quarter

Jobless Claims Continue to Fall at Steady Pace as Recovery Continues

The Labor Department reported that 419,000 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. This was well above the 350,000 Dow Jones estimate and more than the upwardly revised 368,000 from the previous period. The previous week’s level was

SRI Acquires Marquee Search

As consolidation continues in the executive search industry, London-based executive recruiting firm SRI recently acquired Marquee Search, an executive search firm serving the sports sector that has placed over 1,000 mid-senior executives. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The partnership brings together Marquee’s 20 years of North American sports expertise with SRI’s 20 years of

Private Equity Firms Facing Finance & Accounting Talent Shortage

Private equity is booming, but there’s an area of concern beneath the headlines. It poses a serious threat to firms and portfolio companies alike: quality senior finance and accounting talent. It’s the toughest F&A market in more than a decade, as firms doubled and the number of backed companies grew 60 percent from 2010 through

Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Assists LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert in CEO Search

Following a competitive, nationwide search, Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group assisted in the recruitment of Rob Wheeler as executive director and chief executive officer of the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert. He succeeds previous CEO Mike Thompson and interim executive director Mary Sue Allen, who will resume her role as co-chair of the board of

ManpowerGroup Posts 41 Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted second quarter revenues of $5.3 billion, an increase of 41 percent from the same period a year ago. This surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.99 percent. Revenue in the U.S. was $629 million, representing 22 percent increase compared to the prior year. Financial results in the quarter were impacted by the

4 New Rules for CEO Succession Planning  

CEO succession has always been one of most critical and high stakes responsibilities of a board. According to a new report by Cathy Anterasian and Robert Stark of Spencer Stuart, a failed process can result in an unaligned board, a lack of ready talent and, ultimately, a value-destroying CEO transition. Layering onto an already challenging

Alioth Offers Two-Year Hiring Guarantee

Executive search firm Alioth has launched a two-year guarantee for any new executive placed using the company’s retained executive search service anchored by its organizational diagnostic platform, Exploration, which is included at no additional cost. “The use of Alioth’s Exploration platform in executive search provides an experience for hiring organizations and their candidates like no

TurnkeyZRG Assists Philadelphia Wings in Recruitment of Team President  

Sports organizations are increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top vacancies. TurnkeyZRG recently assisted the Philadelphia Wings in the recruitment of Mark Zamarin as the professional box lacrosse organization’s new team president. Mr. Zamarin recently spent five years with the Philadelphia Soul, a now defunct professional arena football team, where he served as chief operating

The Loring Group Recruits Top Finance Executive for Kendo Brands

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recently placed Lauren Festante as global vice president of finance for Kendo Brands. The search was led by partner Rich Kampmann. Kendo Holdings is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group. Kendo has become the

Wray Executive Search Appoints Partner

Wray Executive Search, a provider of executive search and advisory services in the restaurant, foodservice, retail, and franchise industries, has named Kevin M. Stockslager as partner. He will now be responsible for growing Wray’s executive search operations across North America, continuing to build a dedicated recruitment team and driving the implementation of technology to enhance client

Changing the Fabric of Corporate Boards

The events of last summer may have been a tipping point for the large array of factors that brought to the forefront already existing needs for change in boardroom composition. A new report by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), in collaboration with Deloitte, concludes that that while stakeholders and shareholders increase demands for gender,

Staying Ahead of the Great Talent Migration 

The American workforce is changing rapidly thanks to job mobility, a still-tight labor market, and technological advances. According a new report by Accur Recruiting Services, this metamorphosis has been in the works for years and the COVID-19 pandemic simply accelerated the shift toward location-independent work and remote work. “But the changes are not just logistical; they

Vetted Solutions Recruits New Leader for American Composites Manufacturers Association

After an extensive search, Washington, D.C.- based executive recruitment firm Vetted Solutions has placed Cindy Squires as the new CEO of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). “As the industry works to increase adoption of composites across all market segments, now is an ideal time to welcome new leadership,” said Kevin Barnett, acting CEO of ACMA. “ACMA is

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