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Hanold Associates Recruits Head of Diversity for Gucci

To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society, many organizations have developed executive positions to guide their diversity agendas. Chief diversity officers have responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity. Duties may include affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, or the constituent needs of minorities, women and other social

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Stanton Chase Names Aerospace and Defense Practice Leader

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Kristi Moe Hope, a director in its Atlanta office, as global sector leader for aerospace and defense. “It is a great pleasure to announce that Kristi will be leading this important global sector for the firm,” said Flemming Riber, global practice leader of industrial at Stanton Chase. “Her search experience and expertise in aerospace and

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How to Run Better Executive Searches with Real-Time Collaboration

Learn how real-time collaboration helps top executive search firms improve time-to-hire, retention, team cohesiveness, and more.

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WittKieffer Brings in Former AD to Head College Athletics Leadership Recruitment

Executive search firm WittKieffer has expanded with the addition of former athletic director Jeff Compher as a new principal in its education practice, where he will head recruitment for directors of athletics, coaches and other college sports leaders. “Jeff is a highly respected figure in college sports,” said Zach Smith, managing partner of WittKieffer’s education practice. “He

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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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Polachi Inc. Appoints Principal

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. promoted John Atsalis to principal. Since joining Polachi in 2015, Mr. Atsalis has executed on an extensive portfolio of retained C-suite and VP searches for high growth technology companies ranging from venture to private equity and

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Longevity and Integrity Prove Hard to Beat at 4D Executive Search

When it comes to her work of placing human resources executives for companies, Robin Levitt, president of 4D Executive Search has two main sources of pride. One is her integrity as a search professional. The other is her longevity in a marketplace that has grown increasingly complex and competitive since she conducted her first HR

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Carney, Sandoe & Associates Finds Head of School for Boston University Academy

Senior consultants Ben Bolté and Peter Phillip of recruiting firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates have placed Christos Kolovos as the new head of school for Boston University Academy. He will assume his role next summer. “It became clear that Mr. Kolovos’ exceptional track record of organizational leadership, his expansive worldview and forward-looking curricular focus, and his talent for relationship-building

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Howard Fischer Associates Recruits CFO for Arctic Glacier

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. Recently, Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates placed Marc Mongulla as the new chief financial officer of Arctic Glacier. He

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Sheffield Haworth Acquires S&H Consulting

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has continued its recent growth with the acquisition of S&H Consulting, a change management and business transformation consultancy to tier-one banks and other financial institutions. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The acquisition follows the recent growth of Sheffield Haworth’s Consulting Solutions team, with several senior and

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Talentor International Adds TurningPoint Executive Search to Network

Executive search consortium Talentor International has expanded its presence with the addition of TurningPoint Executive Search in San Diego, CA. TurningPoint Executive Search offers a comprehensive approach to placing mid- and senior-level sales, marketing, operations and executive leadership talent throughout Southern California, the U.S. and internationally. The firm has placed over 400 high performing professionals by partnering

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Tackling Gender Imbalance between Boards and Executive Teams

Much has been written about gender diversity in the boardrooms of the world’s largest companies. But all of the focus on boards tends to detract from a much bigger issue – the troubling state of gender balance in top leadership teams. Board diversity is celebrated in annual reports and, for many companies, achieving a 40

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Ventura Partners Tapped by Rutgers University to Find Head Football Coach

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been selected by Rutgers University to assist in its search for a new head football coach. With the Scarlet Knights holding a win-loss record of 1-5 this season, the Big Ten Conference school recently fired Chris Ash and appointed Nunzio Campanile as the team’s interim head coach. Partner Chad Chatlos is leading the search

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Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CFO for Lumber Liquidators

New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates has placed Nancy Walsh as the new CFO of Lumber Liquidators Holdings, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. Martin D. Agard recently stepped down and Timothy J. Mulvaney, the company’s chief accounting officer, had been serving as interim CFO. “The board and I are excited to add someone with Nancy’s broad retail

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Bullhorn Enhances VMS Sync Solution

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has announced an enhancement to its existing Bullhorn VMS Sync solution that allows companies to submit candidates from an applicant tracking system (ATS) into a vendor management system (VMS). Bullhorn VMS Sync, launched last year and formerly known as Fyre

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AvS – International Trusted Advisors Creates Advisory Board

AvS – International Trusted Advisors, a global executive search and ownership advisory firm headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, has created a new advisory board of international top executives. Luisa Delgado, Tony Bogod, Wolfgang Colberg and Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard will advise the firm as its looks to expand internationally. All of the advisors have extensive management careers and

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Integrating New CEOs Quickly for Fast Track Results

In a business environment constantly disrupted by everything from politics to climate change to technology, boards of directors are increasingly seeking leaders from outside their own executive ranks. Last year, 44 percent of S&P 500 companies that hired a new CEO hired an outsider to meet new challenges. That makes a smooth onboarding process just as

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CHRO for Harvard Law School

A number of universities have turned to search firms to find new CHROs. Spencer Stuart recently placed HR veteran Roxanne Armbruster as the new assistant dean and CHRO of Harvard Law School, the oldest continuously operating law school in the U.S. The search firm was seeking someone with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience

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Sterling Martin Associates Taps Leader for National Creditors Bar Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruitment for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed the new executive director of the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) in University Park, FL. Liz Terry, vice president of business practices and member engagement at the Investment Advisor Association, takes over from Robin Cole, who

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JM Search Forms Dedicated IT Practice to Assist Public and Private Equity-Backed Companies

JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has created a dedicated information technology executives practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance technology leaders. The firm also announced that Ben Millrood, a 30-year veteran in technology consulting, has joined as a

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ClearPath Solutions Expands Search Team

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has expanded with the addition of Julie Wetzel as vice president of client relations. This is a new position to meet the expanding needs of the firm’s growing client base. “From our first meeting, I knew that Julie’s passion and commitment to excellence would be an ideal fit with our team,” said Helen

Executives Don’t See Recession in Near Future

A new Express Employment Professionals poll found an overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed don’t expect a recession within the next six months, despite increased media focus on the possibility of an upcoming economic downturn. The survey found that just four percent of businesses expect a recession in the next three months, while only 14 percent

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McCormack+Kristel Tapped by TransForm to Find New Leader

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. This has certainly kept search firms busy. Just recently, executive search firm McCormack+Kristel was selected by TransForm

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crawfordconnect Seeking Chief Development Officer for The Scott Mission

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new chief development officer for The Scott Mission. Senior search consultant Janice Wooster is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO and working collaboratively with the senior leadership team and board, the CDO is a key member of a transformational, integrated, growth focused senior leadership team that

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Grace Blue Partnership Names Consumer Practice Leader

London-based executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has appointed David Nobbs as partner and head of consumer as it builds out its consumer brands practice across EMEA. The appointment follows rapid growth of Grace Blue’s brand-side leadership briefs for clients including Aldi, Amazon, Colgate, Spotify and V&A. Mr. Nobbs will report to Grace Blue founder, Juliet Timms,

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Stanton Chase Appoints Leader of Financial Services for Middle East Region

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Julien Abou Khalil as partner and leader of the financial services practice covering the Middle East region. He will be based out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he will support organizations in the Middle East with the recruitment of top financial executives, leadership growth management, and organizational culture. “The Middle East is

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Diving Into the Deep End of the Talent Pool

Executive search firms have an essential role to play in helping clients create more inclusive and diverse leadership teams. For global search firm Odgers Berndtson, the process begins internally. To ensure that the widest pool of potential candidates is considered, the firm has created ‘Unlimited’ – a new initiative that reflects a methodology, belief, and commitment

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Carrington & Carrington Seeking HR Leader for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been tapped by UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside to lead its search for a new vice president of HR. Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment along with SVP Dr. Nelvia M. Brady-Hampton. The incoming leader will be charged with championing and promoting the organization’s mission, vision, and values while

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The Illinois Soybean Association Taps Kincannon & Reed to Find CEO

The Illinois Soybean Association has retained Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed to launch a national search for its next CEO. Managing directors Lisa Johnson and Carolyn Schubert are leading the assignment. The Illinois Soybean Association is a statewide organization that enables Illinois soybean producers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable soybean producers in the

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TalentRISE Hires Managing Director of Executive Search

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), recently hired Clinton Browning as its new managing director of executive search. Mr. Browning brings over 20 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as managing director of retained search for the SSB Group, a boutique executive search firm. As

Vanderbloemen Search Group Recruits Head of School for Westminster Christian Academy

[Executive recruiting firm Vanderbloemen Search Group has recruited Scott Davis as the new head of school for Westminster Christian Academy. Merida Brooks stepped down in June after 28 years of service to the academy as a teacher, lower school director over three campuses, founding principal of Westminster’s Lafayette Campus, instructional supervisor and, for the last nine years as head of School of

Turnkey Search Launches Executive Coaching Division

[As executive recruiters deepen their relationships in the sports and entertainment field, they’re finding clients receptive to helping them identify all sorts of talent. To that end, sports recruiter Turnkey Search has just launched an executive coaching division. Tony Ponturo, a pioneer of modern sports marketing and president and CEO of Busch Media Group, has joined

AltoPartners Adds New Member Firm in Russia

[AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Russian executive search and leadership consulting firm Excelion Partners International as its newest member firm. Excelion has been operating in Moscow since 2010 and is a niche player for international companies moving to, or operating in, Russia and for Russian companies and /or

How Employers Can Recruit and Retain Veterans

[ On this Election Day our sights turn to country, duty, and of course, voting. But we wouldn’t have what we do, and live under the protections that we have, if it wasn’t for our military service men and women. To that end, military service is probably the greatest honor that any American we can

Howe-Lewis Tapped to Lead Two Chief Advancement Officer Searches

[Executive search firm Howe-Lewis International has been chosen by Friends of the High Line and the Sundance Institute to lead their searches for chief advancement officers (CAO). Howe-Lewis, a boutique recruiting firm based in New York, serves the not-for-profit and healthcare sectors with clients ranging from education, cultural arts, healthcare, and human services organizations to membership and

Myers McRae Tapped by University of Georgia

[Executive search firm Myers McRae has been retained by the University of Georgia (UGA) to lead its search for a senior associate athletic director for development. Emily Parker Myers, chief executive officer of Myers McRae, and vice president Bobby Hope, are leading the assignment. Ms. Myers is also leading the search for director of development at the College of

Isaacson, Miller Adds Education Search Specialist

[Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has named Ericka Miller as a vice president and partner in its Washington, D.C. office. An expert in K-12 education and education policy, Dr. Miller most recently served as chief of membership, governance, and higher education at The College Board. In 2013, she was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the

Client Volume Declines Plague CDI Corp.; Q3 Revenues Fall 10 Percent

[CDI Corp. / (NYSE:CDI) posted third quarter revenues of $220.3 million, a decrease of 10 percent from revenues of $244.7 million a year ago. The quarter included $1.5 million in revenue from EdgeRock Technologies LLC, acquired in October 2015 and now comprising CDI’s specialty talent vertical within its talent and technology solutions segment. Business Segments During the quarter, MRINetwork, the company’s executive search subsidiary,

As Talent Raids Grow, Companies Set Out to Defend Their Turf

One fourth of American businesses have experienced a surge in talent raids, but most companies have done nothing about protecting themselves. In fact, 54 percent are virtually defenseless against corporate poaching, according to a recent co-branded study by Hunt Scanlon Media and leadership advisor Marlin Hawk. And all indications are that the problem isn’t going away

Unemployment Rate Dips to 4.9%, Favoring Clinton Ascendency

[Employers added a solid 161,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.9 percent in what is the last piece of economic data before tomorrow’s big election. According to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the number of workers unemployed also dropped to 7.8 million. This report follows the addition of 156,000 jobs added

ManpowerGroup Partners With PeopleTicker

[Organizations everywhere are looking for better ways to recruit and retain good quality people to drive effectiveness, and performance, in their business. Analytic tools, it follows, continue to gain traction in the talent management world. To this end, ManpowerGroup Solutions, part of ManpowerGroup, just recently formed a new partnership with PeopleTicker, a provider of real-time labor market rate

The Onstott Group Places CEO At Terma

[Executive search firm The Onstott Group has recruited Steve Williams as president and chief executive officer of Terma North America. He succeeds Larry Hungerford, who will continue as a member of the board of directors. Joe Onstott, managing director, and principal Scott Tucker, led the assignment. Since the beginning of 2014, Mr. Williams has held the position of

The Chason Group Leading CEO Search for Athens Area Community Foundation

[Executive search firm The Chason Group has been retained by the Athens Area Community Foundation to lead in a nationwide search for a new president and chief executive officer. Past CEO Delene Porter recently announced her resignation. Tim Chason, the firm’s president, is leading the assignment. “Compassion and development experience are two key traits the search

Third Street Partners Forms Alliance With Recruitment Specialist

[New York City-based boutique executive search firm Third Street Partners has formed a strategic partnership with Human Capital Acquisition (HCA), a specialized recruiting firm focused on retirement, retail and institutional distribution. Through the arrangement, Third Street Partners will benefit from HCA’s network of relationships and comprehensive research with specialization in the retirement, retail, and institutional distribution areas, while

Millennials & Politics: Why the Youth Vote Matters

[Millennials and politics. What a hot topic just four days out from the general election. This demographic group is now as large a potential political force as Baby Boomers, poised to make up 25 percent of the vote on Tuesday, according to an analysis of U.S. census data from the Pew Research Center. By comparison, in the 2012

Hanold Associates Fills CHRO Roles for Sterigenics International and Moderna Therapeutics

[As Hunt Scanlon reported last week, women continue to dominate the CHRO role across corporate America. Hanold Associates, a specialist in the field, has just recruited two more, placing Ana Rodriguez and Annie Seibold Drapeau as chief human resources officers (CHROs) of Sterigenics International LLC and Moderna Therapeutics, respectively. Jason Hanold, managing partner of Hanold Associates, led

Cricket Tasmania Taps Egon Zehnder for CEO Search

[Cricket Tasmania, the administrative body for cricket in Tasmania, Australia, has retained Egon Zehnder to find its next chief executive officer. David Johnston, Australian cricket’s longest serving CEO, will be leaving his post mid-2017, providing ample time to find a suitable replacement. Neil Waters in the firm’s Melbourne office is handling the search. “It is difficult to think

Horton International Names Healthcare, Life Sciences Managing Director

[Horton International – North America, a principal partner of Horton International, has named James D. Utterback as managing director in the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. He will focus within the healthcare information technology and services sectors. Throughout his 30-year career in operating CEO roles, human capital and executive search, Mr. Utterback has accumulated leadership experience in multiple

How Companies Can Build Up Their Defenses Against Talent Raids

Hunt Scanlon’s recently concluded co-branded talent raiding study with Marlin Hawk uncovered some revealing truths. But the most surprising result: the apparent lack of defensive people strategies at U.S. companies. A full quarter of American businesses are experiencing a marked increase in talent raids at the C-suite level, yet more than half (54 percent) are

Looking to Brain Power to Improve Hiring

To achieve better outcomes in hiring, companies must take a different tack than the one they have traditionally been following. Too often hiring managers place undue emphasis on the industry knowledge that candidates bring to the table, when what they should really be focusing on is an individual’s intelligence, says Russ Riendeau. “Hire the frontal cortex, not the Rolodex”

Netflix Talent Poaching Turns Into Employee Mobility Referendum

A month after Netflix was lambasted by Fox for ‘illegally’ poaching two executives under contract, the streaming service has struck back, charging ‘unlawful and anti-competitive business practices.’ 21st Century Fox had originally said that Netflix had poached programming executive Tara Flynn and marketing executive Marcos Waltenberg. Fox said that Netflix was fully aware of employment agreements before

Recruiters Offer Sports Clients an Expanding Talent Platform

[The relationship between sports teams and executive search firms is rapidly expanding and now extends beyond merely recruiting. Seasoned recruiters are providing strategic planning advice with the capability of applying their findings to speed along the process in the hunt for talent. Today, executive search firms are being called in by professional sports teams, colleges, and consumer

Tower Consultants Leading Chief People Officer Search for FARO Technologies

[Executive search firm Tower Consultants, Ltd. has been retained by FARO Technologies to lead its search for a chief people officer (CPO). Tower Consultants president, Chris Rose, is leading the assignment. According to Ms. Rose, FARO Technologies is seeking a candidate with international agility to partner with a technical / engineering workforce of 1,500 employees. “The newcomer will

Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has recruited Kevin Cash chief financial officer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Michael DeCosta, a partner and leader in the firm’s professional services practice, led the search along with Kristin Hebert, a leader of Caldwell’s legal practice and managing partner of its San Francisco office. Mr. Cash previously served as CFO of

Hudson Global Posts Flat Q3 Revenues

[Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted third quarter revenues of $108.1 million, down 1.7 percent from a year ago. However, revenues increased 1.6 percent in constant currency. The company recorded a net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, compared with net loss of $2.1 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share,

Tightening Labor Supply Driving Competition for Talent

[Although most companies prefer to groom existing employees as a way to fill open positions, high turnover and a lack of clear strategy are driving employers to hire external candidates, according to a new study by the ADP Research Institute and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). For executive recruiters, this likely signals more business ahead in 2017, especially

Russell Reynolds Associates Leading CEO Search for CDC Group

[Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by CDC Group plc to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Current CEO Diana Noble has decided to step down next year after six years leading CDC in a new strategic direction. The board, led by CDC’s chairman Graham Wrigley, has just begun the search process of finding a

Randstad Finalizes Monster Acquisition

[Amsterdam-based human resource services provider Randstad Holding has completed its acquisition of Monster Worldwide. Under the terms of the deal, Randstad paid $3.40 per share in cash, or a total purchase price of approximately $429 million. By leveraging Monster’s multiple distribution channels to bridge two different but complementary parts of the extended recruiting industry, Randstad intends to extend

PFM Executive Search in Hunt for Vancouver Fire Chief

[The City of Vancouver has selected PFM Executive Search to help find its new fire chief. Partners Allison Rzen and George Madden are leading the unusual search assignment from their base in Canada. As the leader of the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service (VFRS) and a member of the City of Vancouver’s corporate management team, the fire

IRC Adds New Member Firm In Israel

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Hunter Executive Placement in Israel as its newest member firm. Over the past decade, Hunter Executive has established itself in matching executive talent with key positions, both locally and internationally. The firm serves a wide array of industries including the financial services, banking and technology sectors. “We are certain

How Will Clinton, or Trump, Impact the Job Market and Recruiting?

[With the presidential election just seven days away, the big question on everyone’s mind is will the U.S. job market experience any major shift in hiring. And what’s in store for executive recruiters, who ply their trade with professionals caught right in the crosshairs of politics and business. Whether the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton

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