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CBS Taps Korn Ferry to Find Next CEO

CBS has retained the services of Korn Ferry as it begins its search for a new CEO to replace Les Moonves following sexual misconduct allegations. Joe Ianniello, the company’s chief operating officer, has assumed the role of president and acting CEO. The search is expected to take four to six weeks to produce a new leader. The

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Texas State University

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting 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,

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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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RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in

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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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Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial

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Getting the Right Senior Level Candidates on the Radar

When discussing recruiting, the term “key selection criteria” simply refers to the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that a job candidate needs to succeed in a role. In theory, a hiring manager would find someone who meets all of the requirements, make an offer and take off running. But when it’s an executive role that

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Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Marketing

Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. last year, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as head of U.S. marketing. She joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was senior marketing manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited to welcome Soh Won to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO

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Sucherman Group Creates Sports Entertainment Practice; Looks to Global Expansion

New York-based Sucherman Group has named Simon Pollock as managing director, international, based in London, and Charles Gould as managing director, sports, based in New York. These newly-created roles mark the official launch of the firm’s sports entertainment and international practices and follow closely on the heels of the firm’s expansion to Silicon Valley and Silicon

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge

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6 Global Workforce Predictions for the New Year

The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines

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Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the

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Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According

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The Top 10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019

If 2018 was all about who was getting jobs, 2019 may be about how jobs work. Indeed, this may be the year that organizations start retooling how they find, evaluate and even pay employees. Chalk up the shifts to, among several factors, the tight labor market and a massive influx of data, according to a new talent report

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges to find a chief for their shared police department. Search associate Heather J. Larabee is leading the assignment. A third institution, Hampshire College, recently left the collaborative police department. The Mount Holyoke and Smith police department is responsible for the safety

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with

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Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round

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4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who

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Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s

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AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Argentina

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner. Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International,

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6 Reasons Why Executive Search is Ready for Disruption

The executive search industry continues to be in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? What about AI? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of

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Amid Recent Growth Caldwell Posts 5.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $15.9 million (all dollar figures Canadian), up 5.6 percent from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.05 million. Net earnings before tax were $388,000 ($0.10 per share, compared to net income was $410,000 ($0.20 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. “Though

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Chelsea Partners Finds New Leader for United Cerebral Palsy in California

Chelsea Partners, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA). Lori Anderson, chief operating officer and vice president of residential services for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, steps into her new role on Jan. 21. Andy Knox, the search

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Korn Ferry Recruits New Head Coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With the NFL regular season over and the Super Bowl approaching, a flurry of coaching and general manager activity has been underway. And Hunt Scanlon Media has been tracking it all. Korn Ferry recently assisted in placing Bruce Arians as the 12th head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He takes over from Dirk Koette, who

Dice Posts 9.8 Percent Revenue Decline

Dice Holdings, Inc. / (NYSE:DHX) posted 2015 revenues of $259.7 million, a decrease of 9.8 percent from $262.6 million the previous year. “2015 was a year in which we set the stage for the company’s next iteration. We brought new products to market, organized ourselves to gain efficiencies, and today, offer new services and have deeper relationships with our

Nordic Countries Outpace Global Regions for Female Directors

In the Nordic countries, the percentage of female directors on boards is 32.5 percent, outpacing most other European countries, according to Spencer Stuart’s recently released Nordic Board Index. First published 29 years ago in the U.S., the firm now monitors board composition via indices in 18 countries. The Nordic Board Index analyzes 125 of the largest

DHR Lands CEO for Turtle Wax

DHR International has recruited Gary Walrath as chief executive officer of Chicago-based Turtle Wax. Managing partner Carlos F. Cata led the search along with partner Christine DeYoung. Mr. Walrath brings over 25 years of finance, operations and general management experience across the technology space within public and private companies. Most recently, as CEO of STATS for 12 years,

Fahrenheit Group Acquires Boutique to Expand Services

The Fahrenheit Group, a Richmond-based business advisory and professional services firm, has acquired Bencks & Co., a boutique recruiting firm headquartered in Richmond, VA. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fahrenheit, founded in 2010, provides advisory, accounting & finance, and human resource services from offices in Richmond, VA, Metro Washington, DC, Raleigh, NC

Phillips Oppenheim Leading President Search for Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Phillips Oppenheim, an executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector, has been retained by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to lead its search for a president and executive director. Marcia White, who rescued the Arts Center from the worst budget crisis in the organization’s history, plans to retire at the end of 2016 after serving for a dozen

Cejka Expands Physician Search Division

Cejka Search, a physician, advanced practice and healthcare focused executive search firm, has expanded its management team with the addition of four industry executives who will serve as regional vice presidents for its physician search division. The expansion is in response to growing demand from a broad-based coalition of clients, including academic medicine concerns, hospitals and

Heidrick Posts 7.5 Percent Global Revenue Gain for 2015

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted 2015 global revenues of $531.1 million, a 7.5 percent increase from revenues of $494.3 million in 2014. Revenue grew in the Americas by 15.2 percent (approximately 16.6 percent on a constant currency basis) and in Asia Pacific of 4.5 percent (approximately 12.7 percent on a constant currency basis), but saw

Harvard Group In Hunt for United Way Chief Culture Officer

Executive search firm Harvard Group International (HGI) has been selected by global non-profit United Way Worldwide to attract a chief culture officer to their organization. Chad Biagini, a co-leader of Harvard Group’s non-profit practice, is heading the search. “We are happy that United Way Worldwide has placed its trust in Harvard Group’s ability to handle this critical search project,”

ZRG Partners Expands Into Brazil With Former Fesa CEO

ZRG Partners has established a footprint in Brazil with the addition of Denys Monteiro as chief executive officer. While ZRG has completed searches in the region, this becomes the firm’s first on-the-ground venture  in the Brazilian market. Mr. Monteiro was most recently CEO of Fesa, Brazil’s largest independent executive search firm where he has worked for 18

Hanold Associates Heading CHRO Search for REI

Once again, executive search firm Hanold Associates has been retained to search for an organization’s chief human resources officer (CHRO), this time by Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). Founder and ex-Russell Reynolds Associates recruiter Jason Hanold will lead the search. Reporting to the company’s chief executive officer, Jerry Stritzke, the incoming CHRO will be a member of REI’s executive

NPAworldwide Adds 10 Member Firms

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member firms. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis. Uruguay-headquartered Advice provides recruitment services in the areas of telecommunications, pharmaceutical, health, financial services, power, logistics and transport, information technology, forestry, food & agriculture, public sector,

Women Static In Workforce But Gain As Top Talent Advisors

Women are under-represented in the workforce globally, and if organizations maintain the current rate of progress, female representation will reach only 40 percent globally in the professional and managerial ranks by 2025, according to Mercer’s second annual ‘When Women Thrive’ global report. Among the key trends revealed in the report is that women’s representation within organizations declines

Odgers Berndtson Acquires HR Specialist Charleston Partners

Odgers Berndtson has acquired Charleston Partners, an executive search and talent advisory firm that exclusively recruits HR professionals and advises on human capital management issues. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Francis Luisi, founding principal of Charleston Partners, will lead the Odgers Berndtson U.S. HR practice and will work from the firm’s New

Amherst College Turns to Isaacson, Miller for Chief Diversity Officer

Amherst College has selected Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a chief diversity officer. Mariana Cruz resigned as interim chief diversity officer in early October. Bud Moseley, a vice president in Isaacson, Miller’s Boston office, is leading this search along with Donna Cramer, senior associate. The college seeks a visionary, strategic, diplomatic, collaborative, and inspiring leader, according to

Mövenpick Hotels Taps Egon Zehnder for Next CEO

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MHR) to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Jean-Gabriel Pérès has announced his intention to retire after 17 years of leadership. He will continue to serve as CEO until his successor assumes his responsibilities. The incoming CEO will be expected to “drive value-accretive initiatives”

Quick Leonard Kieffer Names Life Sciences Practice Leader

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has appointed Patricia Hall as a managing partner. She will be responsible for leading the expansion of the firm’s life sciences­­­ practice. Ms. Hall has over 20 years of experience focused on general management, commercial and operations leadership for the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and consumer health and wellness sectors. She

Not Actively Looking Receives Private Funding

Not Actively Looking, a U.K.-based global matchmaking platform for senior executives and executive search firms, has completed a private fund raising of more than £400,000, or the U.S. equivalent of nearly $600,000. The service allows executives to discreetly manage and update their CV for the benefit of executive search firms they hand pick. For search firms, the service

Heidrick & Struggles Names Global CEO & Board Practice Co-Managing Partners

Heidrick & Struggles has named Bonnie Gwin and Jeff Sanders as co-managing partners of the firm’s global CEO & board practice groups. Heidrick’s global CEO & board practice advises companies on succession planning, talent management, board effectiveness and culture shaping, and also places directors and CEOs at leading private and public companies. It offers an

Baker and Associates Recruits President for University of Mary Washington

Baker and Associates, LLC has recruited Troy D. Paino as the 10th president of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. Rick Hurley, who has served as the University’s president since 2010, said he will retire in June. The search was led by senior vice president Martin Baker. Mr. Paino is currently president of Truman State University, a post he

Spencer Stuart Lands Director for the National Book Foundation

Spencer Stuart has placed Lisa Lucas as the new executive director of the National Book Foundation (NBF). She becomes the third executive director in the Foundation’s history. Harold Augenbraum, the current executive director, will step down from his post next month. Ms. Lucas comes to the NBF after serving as publisher of Guernica, a non-profit digital magazine focused

Boyden Adds Partner In Toronto

Executive search firm Boyden has added Brian G. Bachand as a partner in its Toronto office. He will work in the firm’s education, healthcare & life sciences, and not-for-profit recruiting practices. Boyden’s Toronto office serves a number of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, municipal, industrial, real estate and development, construction, consumer products and professional services.

Company Culture Seen As X-Factor In Organizational Success

Executives see the need to make culture a priority to drive alignment, collaboration, and performance, according to the recently released ‘Real World Leadership’ study by Korn Ferry Hay Group. The report, which polled more than 7,500 executives from 107 countries, found that “driving culture change” ranks among the top three global leadership development priorities. The report affirms

Starboard Tack Advisors Launches In New York

Ex-Egon Zehnder partner, Rob Sloan, has launched Starboard Tack Advisors, a strategic talent development and advisory services provider to boards, chief executives and executive teams in the financial services sector. The new firm will be based in New York. Mr. Sloan has served as a talent advisor to boards for projects including CEO succession, director search, executive

Witt/Kieffer Recruits CEO for Crotched Mountain Foundation

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has placed Michael W. Coughlin as president and chief executive officer of Crotched Mountain Foundation. Former president and CEO Don Shumway announced his retirement in September after 13 years of service. A search committee, chaired by Bruce King, chief executive officer of New London Hospital and a member of the Crotched Mountain board

NorthWind Partners Taps COO for eGlobalTech

NorthWind Partners, a boutique search firm focused on recruiting talent for the private equity sector, has recruited Sal Fazzolari as chief operating officer of eGlobalTech (eGT). In this capacity, he will oversee eGT’s strategic vision and growth plans. Managing partner Mark HuYoung, who leads the firm’s private equity practice, along with partners Patrick Gray, Hunter Murray, and

Myers McRae Names New President

Georgia-based executive search firm Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has appointed Alan G. Medders Ph.D. as its new president. Dr. Medders has had a distinguished career in higher education and foundation administration, fundraising, planned giving, marketing, communications, and fiduciary and asset management. His understanding of the demands placed on academic and administrative leaders and the complexities

Disruptive Technologies Raise Demand for ‘Outside’ Leaders

The landscape of traditional publishing is changing, as companies are now re-engineering themselves to become global media companies, serving digital audiences and consumers. While many of the senior level positions companies fill still maintain traditional titles, the criteria has changed. Companies are no longer seeking professionals to move from one publishing company to another, but rather

JGA Partners Launches to Hunt for Executive Search and Talent Acquisition Leaders

Executive search firm JGA Partners, LLC has been launched by talent acquisition veteran James G. Abruzzo. Headquartered in New York, the firm opened in November to provide recruiting services for both the executive search industry and corporate talent acquisition function. JGA’s services range from finding client facing search consultants and talent acquisition leaders for companies to onboarding, compensation

Russell Reynolds Heading CEO Search for Save the Children UK

Russell Reynolds Associates is leading the search for a new chief executive officer for Save the Children UK. Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children UK since 2010, announced he is leaving the charity. Tanya Steele, executive director of marketing, fundraising and communications, will serve as interim CEO until a full time replacement is named. The incoming CEO will be a committed believer

Bradbury Associates / Gossage Sager In Hunt for Champaign Public Library Director

Executive search firm Bradbury Associates / Gossage Sager Associates has been retained by Champaign Public Library to lead its search for a new library director. Interim library head Donna Pittman will lead the Champaign Public Library while the assignment is being conducted. The search began shortly after library director Marsha Grove announced her retirement in September after 13

Amrop Adds Member Firm in Germany

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 83 offices in 57 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, and the Americas, has added Anhalt Executive Search in Germany as its newest member firm. With offices in Berlin, Duesseldorf, Hamburg and Munich, this latest Amrop member is a newly-created firm led by three senior business owners, all established

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