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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


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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Borrer Executive Search Places CFO and Chief Communications Officer for IMD Business School

Lausanne, Switzerland-based Borrer Executive Search has helped place Peggy Le Roux as chief finance and administrative officer as well as Delia Fischer as chief communications officer at IMD Business School. Ms. Le Roux joins the Lausanne- and Singapore-based business school from watch manufacturer Jaeger-Coultre, where she served as CFO for eight years. Before that, she was head of controlling for the

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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?


Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Partner in Germany

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Adrian & Roth Personalberatung as its newest member firm. With the new partner office in Munich, Kennedy Executive gains an even stronger presence in Germany and the German-speaking markets. Adrian & Roth (A&R) was founded in 2002. The firm has more than 20


Netflix Ordered to Stop Recruiting Executives from Rivals

A judge in California has just issued an injunction against streaming powerhouse Netflix, prohibiting it from attempting to hire Fox TV and film executives who are under contract. The ruling yesterday afternoon in LA Superior Court hands a win to Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp and Fox 21, the studios that sued Netflix three years


WittKieffer Tapped by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to Find Chief People Officer

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist companies across the nation to find top talent leaders, including chief people officers. The latest: WittKieffer has been retained by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to lead its search for a new chief people officer. Kim Smith, Tom Quinn and Kerry Quealy are leading the assignment. “This is


University of Missouri Turns to Parker Executive Search to Find Head Football Coach

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors, coaches and senior level front office staff. The latest: Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search recently placed Eliah Drinkwitz as the head football coach at the University of Missouri. Mr. Drinkwitz is coming off an impressive 2019 season at Appalachian State, where he led the


Stanton Chase Appoints HR Practice Leader for North America

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the addition of veteran HR executive Bill Brewer as the firm’s human resources practice leader in North America and a director in its Los Angeles office. As the regional HR specialization leader, Mr. Brewer consults with boards and CEOs on assessing and acquiring best-in-class human resources officers. He leads


The RSA Group Names Chief Commercial Officer

The RSA Group, which is based in London and focuses on the life sciences sector, has named Kristian Jürgensen as chief commercial officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Jürgensen is charged with ensuring that all functions of the organization are aligned to meet strategic commercial objectives and will continue to drive business growth. “I


Crafting a Job Spec That Draws Top Talent

A search firm and client can spend 15 minutes or 15 hours drafting a position specification, but it can emerge as a useless document either way. According to William Lepiesza of The Alexander Group, a well-crafted specification, or “spec” for short, is the foundation upon which a successful search is built. “Without the right approach


Uber Picks Hanold Associates for Head of Talent Acquisition Search

Following a record-breaking year of recruiting top HR leadership into some of the best well-known brands across industry, Chicago-based Hanold Associates has been chosen to lead Uber’s search for a head of talent acquisition in its Advance Technology Groups unit. Ashley Schiele and Mayank Parikh are spearheading the assignment. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA. The head of talent acquisition


Diversified Search Finds CEO for Eastern Connecticut Health Network

Philadelphia-based Diversified Search placed Deborah Weymouth as president and CEO of the Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN). The assignment was conducted by James A. Langston, managing director and financial officers practice leader, and managing director Ken Hirshman. “I am pleased to welcome Deborah to ECHN and I am confident that she will be an outstanding addition to ECHN’s


Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Leader for League of American Orchestras

Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, is seeking a new president and chief executive officer for the League of American Orchestras. “The CEO will further the fulfillment of the mission of the League of American Orchestras: to advance the experience of orchestral music, support the


20/20 Foresight Executive Search Appoints Managing Director in San Francisco

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of John Spitzler as managing director. He will head both 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing operations throughout California from his home base in San Francisco. “20/20 Foresight offers our career consultants a unique atmosphere in which to grow their business,” said Bob Cavoto, managing principal and founder


Upbeat Hiring Plans Heading Into the New Year

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain steady into the first 90 days of 2020 though regional and industry forecasts are mixed, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they were expecting headcount to grow. This is the eighth consecutive year of


DHR International Assists Florida State Land New Football Coach

Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has placed Mike Norvell as the new head football coach for Florida State University. Willie Taggart was fired in early November after going 9-12 during his tenure with the team. “It was an honor to be entrusted with the search for the new leader of one


University of Utah Enlists Spelman Johnson for Chief Safety Officer Search

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been chosen to find a chief safety officer for the University Of Utah in Salt Lake City. The university created the role in the wake of the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey in October 2018. An independent review subsequently found that university police failed to respond properly to Ms.


ZRG Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing executive search firms, has expanded with the addition of Michael Castine to its financial services practice. He will be based in New York City. Mr. Castine brings 30 years of executive search experience to the firm. Previously, he was a partner with Ridgeway Partners for the past six years. He


HW Global Talent Partner Adds Finance Director to Fuel Growth

U.K.-based executive search firm HW Global Talent Partner has named Rob Pettican as its new finance director at a time in which the firm is targeting rapid growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. In a new position created to support the planned expansion of the group, he will be accountable for the firm’s finances.


The Upskilling Deadlock to Continue in 2020

Recent research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace. On the other, that same contingent of workers also say that neither


Myers McRae Recruits Provost for Methodist College

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has placed Suzanne Blum Malley as the new provost for Methodist University. She will assume her new position on Jan. 15. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Dr. Blum Malley brings to us a strong track record of academic and scholarly success,


Insight Executive Search Seeks Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer for Walton Family Foundation

Insight Executive Search, which finds top talent for non-profit, research and commercial organizations, has been chosen to find a strategic learning and evaluation officer for the Walton Family Foundation. Vice president Ari Ayares is leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. The new strategic learning and evaluation officer will be charged with working


The Jackson Laboratory Taps Heidrick & Struggles to Find CHRO

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company, and they are expected to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk taking and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,


The Taplow Group Unveils New Board of Directors

Board service can be one of the most rewarding career experiences: It’s the opportunity to see firsthand how another company operates at the highest levels and to work with – and learn from – accomplished, articulate and intelligent people. It’s why many leaders decide to start down the path to the boardroom. It’s also why


Korn Ferry Posts Flat Q2 Revenues

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal second quarter revenues of $492.4 million, down one percent (up one percent at constant currency) from last year. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income was $42.8 million, compared to a loss of $46 million in the second quarter of last


Unemployment Rate Dips Again as Economy Pushes Forward, Despite Concerns

Employers added 266,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was above the 180,000 forecast by economists. The November gain is the 110th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.89 million. “We still see


The Bowdoin Group Recruits President for Mayo Clinic Platform

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has placed John Halamka as the new president of Mayo Clinic Platform, which is committed to elevating Mayo Clinic to a global leadership position within digital healthcare. He will start in his new role on Jan. 1. “Dr. Halamka has a proven track record of success in innovation


Ventura Partners Plays Key Role in Returning Head Football Coach to Rutgers

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has helped to bring Greg Schiano back to Rutgers University for a second stint as head football coach. Mr. Schiano led the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances during his previous tenure, from 2001 to 2011. Partner Chad Chatlos led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Schiano left Rutgers in 2012

10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

ChampionScott Partners Taps C-Suite Officer for Bambeco

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Charles Cioffi as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Bambeco, Inc. Founding partner and CEO Geoff Champion led the assignment. Mr. Cioffi brings three decades of expertise to his new roles. He will oversee Bambeco’s financial growth strategy and continue the company’s recent momentum. “Chuck is a proven financial and operating

Capital Search Group Adds Search Partner

Executive recruiters Capital Search Group has appointed Jill Carey as a partner. With over 25 years of experience helping clients find talent for accounting and finance roles, Ms. Carey has developed an extensive network of client relationships in multiple industries in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Previously, she founded and led accounting and financial services executive search at Pinnacle Companies for

Pedersen & Partners Opens Office In Amsterdam

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new office in Amsterdam and named Lydia van der Meulen as a client partner and country manager for the Netherlands. She will also head Pedersen & Partners’ life sciences practice for the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. With extensive search execution background in the life sciences, healthcare, industrial, food and financial

Demand for Workers Putting Intense Pressure On Wages

Employers added 156,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed also increased to 7.5 million. December marked the 75th straight month of job growth in the U.S. These most recent data comes a month

Egon Zehnder Assists Hershey In CEO Appointment

The Hershey Company retained Egon Zehnder this past year to assist with its CEO succession plan. Just before the holidays, that search process concluded with the appointment of the chocolate maker’s chief operating officer Michele Buck as its new leader. She will succeed John P. Bilbrey, who previously announced his intention to retire from the company.

Came | Sweeney Leading HR Search for Polyair

[Executive search firm Came | Sweeney has been retained by Polyair to lead its search for a vice president of human resources. Founder and managing partner Peter Sweeney and senior partner Larry Rogna are leading the assignment. This new role is expected to bring a broad and effective human resources background to this manufacturing environment. The selected candidate

Thomas Thor Associates and KeySource HCI Merge

Executive search firms Thomas Thor Associates, B.V. and KeySource HCI, LLC, have merged their nuclear industry business interests in the Americas and formed a new company called KeySource Thomas Thor, LLC. Both firms have been serving the national and international interests of their clients by helping attract top talent, senior executives, management personnel and professional

Acorn Expands Executive Search Division

[U.K. recruitment firm Acorn has strengthened its executive search division with the additions of Laura Nicholas, Gareth Edwards and Jan Hughes. Since its launch in 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has worked on over 40 vacancies for CEOs, finance leaders, sales & marketing directors, and executive & non-exec board members, placing senior professionals into a number of

Workers Looking to Land New Jobs In 2017

A new year means new beginnings, new opportunities, new resolutions, and for some workers, a new job. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than one in five workers (22 percent) are planning to change jobs in 2017, similar to last year (21 percent). Among younger workers, the numbers are even higher. More than a third

Intrinsic and The Roseinstein Group Merge

U.K.-based Intrinsic Executive Search has merged with San Francisco area recruiters The Roseinstein Group. Silicon Valley based recruiter Darrell Rosenstein will head up the firm’s new San Francisco office and lead North American operations. Directors Ben Watkins and Paul French will remain and continue to support technology companies with their U.K. and European senior hiring needs. The expansion is

How Destiny and Learning Shaped This Recruiter’s Long Career Path

The evolving healthcare sector has impacted executive search, resulting in emergence of top-flight recruiters such as Diversified Search managing director Martha Hauser. In her role as national practice leader for healthcare, Ms. Hauser has worked with hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, higher education and non-profit organizations in a career spanning 25 years. In the following interview she details her background in educational

Russell Reynolds Associates Taps CEO for USA Volleyball

[Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Jamie Davis as chief executive officer of USA Volleyball in Colorado Springs. He replaces Doug Beal, who retired at the start of the year, and becomes the seventh CEO of USA Volleyball. Mr. Davis stood out in the search process as having the qualities to help USA Volleyball meet and exceed the

Raffa Nonprofit Search Retained by Victory Housing to Find CEO

[Raffa Nonprofit Search has been selected by Victory Housing, Inc. (VHI) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current CEO Jim Brown is retiring, after 25 years. Peggy Sand, Raffa senior search and sustainability consultant, is leading the assignment. The organization seeks a visionary, mission-oriented and seasoned leader to take Victory Housing into

The Value of Human Capital to the Global Economy

A recent study conducted for Korn Ferry by the Centre for Economics and Business Research finds that human capital represents to the global economy a potential value of $1.2 quadrillion. This is 2.33 times that of physical capital, which is valued at $521 trillion and includes tangible assets like technology, real estate and inventory. Human capital is

DRG Executive Search Places CEO at JCC Association

[DRG Executive Search has recruited Doron Krakow as the new chief executive officer of JCC Association of North America. Mr. Krakow has more than 25 years of experience leading and fundraising for Jewish communal organizations in North America and Israel and takes the helm as the association enters its centennial year. Mr. Krakow has built his career

Coulter Partners Taps Chief Medical Officer for Albumedix

[Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Giles Campion as chief medical officer (CMO) of Albumedix. Dr. Campion brings with him more than 25 years of experience in drug development from both large pharma and biotech companies having worked in senior development positions in the U.S. as well as Europe. Previously, he was senior vice president of research and development

Allegis Partners Names Global Practice Leader

[Executive search firm Allegis Partners has appointed Keith Meyer as global practice leader for the firm’s CEO and board practice. Mr. Meyer brings more than 15 years of global experience developing innovative corporate governance and senior leadership solutions for Fortune 500, mid-cap and not-for-profit organizations, as well as leading numerous CEO and board of director searches. Previously, he was the founder

Boyden Makes Expansion In Australia

Executive search firm Boyden has announced that Signium Australia, formerly known as Crown & Marks, has joined Boyden to establish a major presence in the Australia and New Zealand region. Boyden Australia’s new team is led by managing partners Allan Marks and Alun Parry. They are joined by 15 professionals, including two managing partners, two partners, one principal and

What Are the Greatest Hiring Needs of 2017?

Executive search firm ON Partners has unveiled a list of executive jobs expected to be in demand in the coming year in the technology, life sciences and industrial sectors. According to the search firm’s consultants, the continued economic recovery, digitalization, and cyber-security concerns will be among the chief factors driving executive hiring in 2017. “With the presidential election finally

Heidrick & Struggles In CEO Hunt for National Association of Realtors

[Heidrick & Struggles has been retained by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. After 36 years of service, CEO Dale Stinton is retiring from the association. The NAR is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real

Vetted Solutions Leading Executive Director Search for NAPHSIS

[Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been retained by NAPHSIS (National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems) to lead its search for a new executive director. Vice presidents Nancy Green and Evelyn Savage are leading the assignment. The executive director of the association oversees governance and business operations for this $2.2 million organization

The Advocates Opens Office In Houston

[Denver-based executive search firm The Advocates has opened a new office in Houston and named Miriam McHenry to lead the new location. “It’s the perfect time to plant roots in the Houston market,” said Marcus Ollig, president and founder. “We have been strategically assisting our clients in Houston for some time and have forged many wonderful relationships there.” “Texas

PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm In Turkey

Global search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added Istanbul-headquartered executive search firm Talent Smart as its newest member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, 21 countries and 58 offices worldwide. Talent Smart is a newcomer to executive recruiting, focused on growing its presence thanks to its strong position in assessment and development through

Six Secrets to Hiring Top Talent

As competition for talent intensifies this year, it is more important than ever for hiring managers to make precise and sound decisions when bringing new people onboard. A recent study by Jobvite outlines six ways for hiring managers and recruiters to better leverage their skills to recruit and retain talent in 2017. Here they are, along

Rosenzweig & Co. Places Ombudsman for Beer Store

[Rosenzweig & Co. has assisted The Beer Store (TBS) in the placement of Charles Dougall as Ontario’s first beer ombudsman. Founding partner, Jay Rosenzweig and David Stinson, director of research, led the search. The foreign-owned consortium, which operates more than 470 retail outlets throughout the Canadian province, said Mr. Dougall will mediate operational disputes between the

Jacksonville Jaguars Tap Korn Ferry for Head Coach

[Korn Ferry has been retained by the Jacksonville Jaguars to lead its search for a new head coach. Jed Hughes, the firm’s vice chairman and global sports sector leader, is leading the assignment. The Jaguars recently fired Gus Bradley with two games left in the season and replaced him on an interim basis with Doug Marrone, who

Bradley-Morris Acquires RecruitMilitary

Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), a recruiting firm focused on the placement of military veterans, has acquired Loveland, OH-based RecruitMilitary (RM). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined entity will be the largest military recruiting company in the U.S., offering employers access to more than one million military job seekers via services that include recruiting,

EMA Partners Opens New Office In London

[EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in London with the additions of managing partners Alison Ryan and Phil Sharp, who combined bring more than 35 years of experience in executive search. Ms. Ryan has assisted organizations across market sectors identify executive talent for a range of functions, including finance, sales,

JBA Executive Recruitment Adds Broadcast Recruiting Specialist

U.K.-based search firm JBA Executive Recruitment has added broadcast and technology specialist Sally Wallington as a partner. Ms. Wallington has had more than 25 years of experience in the industry, having worked with both broadcasters and technology providers during her career. Previously, she served as vice president of sales and business development for the U.K. and Western Europe

The 10 Biggest Recruiting Assignments of 2016

As the year now draws to a close, it turns out that when we looked back through our archives 2016 was simply a remarkable year for first rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Most Popular Recruiting Stories of 2016

As the most widely read single source of news and information in the human capital sector, Hunt Scanlon Media had quite a reputation to live up to this year. Our editorial, social media and brand development teams produced hundreds of stories in 2016 – all geared to our massive audience of CHROs, talent acquisition professionals

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