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Productivity Wanes for Executives During the Summer Months

Summer. It’s the season millions of Americans look forward to each year. But a recent survey of professionals by Korn Ferry shows that work productivity may suffer at the expense of summer fun. In fact, nearly half say their personal productivity at work slumps in the summer. One quarter (25 percent) of professionals admitted to playing hooky

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Hobson Leavy Recruits CEO for the Cancer Society of New Zealand

New Zealand executive search firm Hobson Leavy recently placed former Well Foundation executive Andrew Young as chief executive officer of the Cancer Society of New Zealand (Auckland and Northland). Mr. Young is a highly experienced not-for-profit CEO with particular strengths in the fundraising area. He was CEO of the Well Foundation, where he helped combine two entities to

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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

University of Delaware Taps Korn Ferry to Find Head Football Coach

[The University of Delaware has retained Korn Ferry to lead its search for a new head football coach. The search is being led by Jed Hughes, vice chairman of Korn Ferry’s sports recruiting practice. Dave Brock, who coached Delaware to a 19-22 record, was fired earlier in October. Co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will take

Kincannon & Reed Assists National Biodiesel Board in CEO Search

[Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has recruited Donnell Rehagen as chief executive officer of National Biodiesel Board (NBB). Jon Leafstedt and Gary Weihs, managing partners with Kincannon & Reed, a leading executive search firm focused on the food, agribusiness, and renewables sectors, conducted a rigorous national search and assisted in evaluating a strong slate of

Wakerobin Partners Opens Doors

[Executive search firm Wakerobin Partners has been launched in The Woodlands, TX, by Rick Lowry. As a boutique firm, Wakerobin will specialize in recruiting corporate and regional leadership throughout the U.S., working in a myriad of industries and disciplines. Mr. Lowry has more than 15 years in the search industry, as well as many years in

Robert Half Posts Small Revenue Gain; Falls Short of Wall Street Forecasts

[Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter revenues of $1.34 billion, up two percent from a year ago, falling short of Wall Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.35 billion. The Menlo Park, CA-based company recorded net income of $91 million, or $.71 per share, compared earnings of $97 million, or $.73 per share, last

4 Reasons Why Companies Aren’t Bridging the Talent Gap

Employers across the globe are facing the most acute talent shortage since the recession, according to the latest ‘Talent Shortage Survey’ released by ManpowerGroup. Of the more than 42,000 employers surveyed, 40 percent are experiencing difficulties filling roles, marking the highest level since 2007. As skills needs change rapidly, employers are looking inside their organizations for

Cal State University Picks Academic Search to Land Provost

With the new school year well underway, education-focused recruitment specialist Academic Search has been retained by California State University Channel Islands (CI) to lead its search for a provost. Senior consultant Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo is leading the assignment. The CI provost position opened up when former provost Gayle Hutchinson, Ed.D., was appointed president of California State University,

JM Search Expands With Addition of New VP

Executive search firm JM Search has named Jerry Fong as vice president; he will be focused on leading the build-out of the firm’s presence in Southern California. The search and subsequent selection of Mr. Fong was managed by Rochelle Schumer of R&L Associates. With a combination of management consulting and executive search experience, Mr. Fong has completed more

Southerland Partners Leading CHRO Search for Intermountain Healthcare

Dallas-based executive search firm Southerland Partners is seeking candidates to fill the chief human resources officer (CHRO) position for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. Managing partner Keith C. Southerland is leading the search. The non-profit health system is looking for an executive to lead a system-wide HR leadership team of approximately 25 leaders. Reporting to the CEO, the

Buffkin Group Opens In Chicago; Expands Digital Practice

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has opened a new office in Chicago and tapped Kristin Luu to lead the new location. She will also serve as partner in the firm’s digital recruitment practice. Previously, Ms. Luu served as the founding partner at Red Wagon Search, where she performed executive search and consulting for client brands, including Razorfish,

Generational Shift: Succession of Older CEOs Slows

The rate of succession of older CEOs of large U.S. public companies slowed significantly this past year, bringing to a halt a generational shift in business leadership that had been observed since the financial crisis, according to a new report by The Conference Board. The report, ‘CEO Succession Practices: 2016,’ annually documents and analyzes succession events

DHR Completes Top Search for World Gold Council

Executive search firm DHR International has placed Joseph Cavatoni as managing director, U.S., and officer of World Gold Trust Services for the World Gold Council. The search was led by Carol Hartman, managing partner of the firm’s financial services practice in North America. Mr. Cavatoni will lead the development of new gold-backed financial solutions that complement investors’ core portfolio

Spano Pratt Takes On CEO Search for Green Bay Foundation

Spano Pratt Executive Search has been selected by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current president and CEO, David Pamperin, plans to retire in February. “Greater Green Bay is a special place for many reasons and a major reason is because the people who call it

Carmichael Fisher Expands Across Asia Pacific

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has named Josh Hollway as principal and leader of the firm’s industrial practice based in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Hollway brings more than 12 years of experience dedicated to executive search and talent consulting at local and international levels. His client portfolio includes organizations in the commercial and industrial sectors, including manufacturing, energy, oil & gas,

How to Increase the Odds of a Successful Hire

Increasing the odds of successful hires – and then finding ways to retain them for longer periods of time – is now the holy grail of talent management leaders. One top industry expert, Russell Riendeau, who also happens to be a behavioral scientist, is convinced that objective-based interviewing is one key way to get there.

Companies Reshaping Work Strategies to Adapt In Gig Economy

Nearly two thirds of all businesses are actively reshaping how work is completed across their enterprise, blending a mix of contingent workers and payrolled employees to better leverage talent as a business differentiator, this according to the ‘The State of Contingent Workforce Management 2016-2017: Adapting to a New World of Work’ report released by research

Ward Howell Appoints Global Marketing Practice Leader

Executive search firm Ward Howell International has named Henry ‘Hank’ J. Flores as a partner and global practice leader based out of the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Flores will co-lead Ward Howell’s consumer packaged goods practice for the Americas and head its global marketing leadership practice. With more than 20 years of executive search and senior leadership

Toft Group Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Rosetta Genomics

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mark R. Willig as chief commercial officer of Rosetta Genomics Ltd. In this newly created position, Mr. Willig will be responsible for sales, marketing and market access for Rosetta Genomics’ entire portfolio of high-value diagnostic assays. Throughout his career Mr. Willig has developed and executed global commercial and business

Rambus Taps Lonergan Partners for CFO

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Rahul Mathur as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Rambus. The search was led by partner Dotty Schaffer. In his new role, Mr. Mathur will be responsible for the overall financial direction of the company. Prior to joining Rambus, Mr. Mathur served as SVP of finance at Cypress Semiconductor where he

Stark Brooks Launches Supply Chain, Procurement & Logistics Practice

Executive search firm Stark Brooks has expanded its range of specialist services with a new division focusing on senior positions in the fields of supply chain, procurement and logistics. The firm has appointed Richard York to head the practice. Mr. York has more than 20 years of recruitment experience. Most recently, he was head of Liverpool-based executive

What Drives a Strong Culture & Effective Board?

Nothing is more important to a company than driving culture. What is sometimes overlooked is where this effort truly begins — in the boardroom. Corporate boards, therefore, need to be recognized, shaped and fostered for maximum effectiveness. Jack ‘Rusty’ O’Kelley and his corporate governance team at Russell Reynolds Associates recently set out to capture the essence

Polachi Recruits CEO for Progress

Executive search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Yogesh Gupta as chief executive officer of NASDAQ-traded Progress. Phil Pead, the company’s CEO since 2012, is retiring but will continue to serve on the Progress board of directors. Mr. Gupta was previously president and CEO of Kaseya, Inc., a leading IT management cloud software company, where he served from 2013 until

Buffkin Group Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Youth Villages

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Jennifer Jones as chief marketing officer of Youth Villages. Roland Lundy, a partner with the firm, led the search. Ms. Jones joins Youth Villages from Hilton Worldwide, where she served in various roles, including senior director brand marketing luxury and lifestyle brands as well as director of brand marketing and communications.

ManpowerGroup Posts Two Percent Q3 Revenue Gain; U.S. Down Six Percent

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5.1 billion, a two percent increase from revenues of $5 billion a year ago. The company’s performance exceeded Wall Street forecasts which had expected $4.93 billion. Financial results in the quarter were impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to several foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. Net income

Allen Austin Taps New Leader for Asia Pacific

Executive search firm Allen Austin has named Michael Catlow as managing partner of the firm’s business in Asia Pacific. In this role, he will lead the firm’s activities across Asia Pacific with an immediate focus on the key hub markets of China, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia. Mr. Catlow has over 25 years of experience working across APAC

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Flat Revenue Growth In Americas

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) posted third quarter net revenues of $143.5 million, an increase of 3.7 percent increase from revenues of $138.4 million during the same period a year ago, falling short of Wall Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $145.6 million. This comes on the heels of a

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Fellowship of Christian Athletes

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Shane Williamson as president and chief executive officer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The search was led by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding. After a far-reaching search, the board selected Mr. Williamson, currently the FCA executive director of field ministry who has been involved with FCA for 24 years. FCA’s current president

Herbert Mines Associates Lands CEO for Coach Brand

Executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Wendy Kahn as chief executive officer and brand president of Stuart Weitzman, a high-end shoe company owned by Coach Inc. She succeeds Wayne Kulkin, the brand’s current CEO, who will become a consultant to Coach. In the past, Herbert Mines has filled various roles for Coach Inc. including president

Futurestep Launches Healthcare Technology & Services Practice

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has launched a dedicated healthcare technology & services practice. It will bring broad capabilities and expertise across the entire health tech market, serving payors, providers and healthcare technology companies. The practice will be a direct extension of Korn Ferry’s healthcare technology executive search practice group,

IMD International Continues U.K. Expansion

IMD International Search Group has added London-headquartered Caton Search as a member firm. Founded by Bob Caton in 2008, the executive search firm focuses on industrial and services companies in the infrastructure, manufacturing, energy and environmental sectors. The firm consists of three partners who have an average of 16 to 17 years of experience in the executive search

Women Rise to Dominate CHRO Roles, But Falter On Path to CEO

Even though an analysis of the top 1,000 U.S. companies by Korn Ferry finds the percentage of women in most C-suite positions is dramatically lower than their male counterparts, the chief human resources officer (CHRO) position is the only C-suite role where there is gender parity. A full 55 percent of CHROs across industries are women, according to

Monster Posts Stunning Loss; Bidding War Underway for Struggling Job Site

Monster Worldwide on Friday reported a stunning third quarter loss of $180.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Weston, MA-based online job search company, seen at one time as a daring pioneer in the race to bring a new digital dynamic to the recruiting sector, posted revenue of $144.8

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