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Korn Ferry to Acquire Three Companies in Leadership Development Area

Los Angeles-based executive recruiter and leadership consulting firm Korn Ferry has announced that it will acquire three companies from TwentyEighty Inc. in the leadership development area: Miller Heiman Group, AchieveForum and Strategy Execution. The transaction is expected to close by Nov. 1. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. “The combination brings a world-class portfolio of

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Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of Newly Formed Aerospace, Defense & National Security Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Jon Barney as a partner and head of its just launched aerospace, defense & national security practice. Mr. Barney, who has more than 20 years of executive search, leadership development and management consulting experience, will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. The

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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

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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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EMA Partners Opens Miami Office

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in Miami and named Mark Young as managing director to lead the new location. “We look forward to working with Mark and his team,” said Chris Pantelidis, EMA Partners regional chair, the Americas. “It is an exciting time as we expand

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Despite Previous Promise, Fewer Women Hold Top CEO Roles

Despite growing calls for gender diversity, the number of women chief executive officers in the S&P 500 dropped by nearly 20 percent in 2018. At the same time, corporate America took decisive action against harassment: In the S&P 500, companies ousted five CEOs in 2018 due to #MeToo-related misconduct, representing more than 40 percent of

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Odgers Berndtson Finds New Leader for Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean

Global search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Rafael Echevarne as the new director general of Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC). He succeeds Javier Martinez who has successfully led the organization since 2010. Tim McNamara spearheaded the assignment “We have great expectations about the new drive that Rafael Echevarne will bring to our organization,” said

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Pauly Group Recruits 11th President for Northwestern Michigan College

Academic search firm Pauly Group has recruited Nick Nissley to become the next president of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Current president Timothy J. Nelson will step down at the end of the year. Dr. Nissley was the first choice of five finalists for the position, out of a field of 67 applicants.

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Tatum U.S. Appoints New Director of Executive Search

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, recently named John Coutts as director of executive search on the west coast.  This key leadership appointment underscores Tatum’s commitment to continued growth in the U.S. marketplace. Mr. Coutts is an experienced executive recruiter with a demonstrated history of working successfully with private and public companies both in

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InterSearch Expands Presence in Spain and Portugal

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has added Euromanager to strengthen its presence in Spain and Portugal. “With this strategic alliance, Euromanager reinforces its international character by becoming part of a global network that has been operating in more than 70 markets for over three decades and has around 600 consultants in

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Options Group Releases Annual Pay Data Report to Wall Street

Options Group has just released its 2019/2020 Global Financial Markets Overview and Compensation Report, long considered the ‘gold standard’ for pay data metrics among banks and investment banks. This year’s report, “The Intersection of Disruptive Technology and Geopolitical Protectionism,” is chock full of key industry analytics, including financial market overviews, compensation summaries, salient predictions and

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Academic Search Called in by Simpson College to Recruit New President

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa to find its next president. Search firm president Jay Lemons, senior consultant Wanda Bigham and associate consultant Penny Gibbons are leading the assignment. Jay Simmons is stepping down from the college’s top job, but will continue to serve in his current position until a successor

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Waldron Tapped by Susan G. Komen Puget Sound to Find New Leader

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has been retained by the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound (Komen Puget Sound) to lead its search for a new executive director. Recruiting director Sarah Meyer is leading the assignment. Responsible for the success and sustainability of Komen Puget Sound, the new executive director will report to and work in close partnership

Stanton Chase Forms Global Partnership with Hofstede Insights

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has formed a global partnership with Hofstede Insights, a culture and strategy advisory & analytics organization. “I am pleased to announce this new memorandum of understanding between Stanton Chase and Hofstede Insights,” said Wassim Karkabi, global head of assessment and managing partner of the Stanton Chase Middle East and Greater China offices. “Our Middle East

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Amrop Names Head Leadership Services for the Adriatic Region

Global recruiting organization Amrop expanded with the addition of Ksenija Štrekelj as leadership services manager for the Adriatic region. She will be based at Amrop Adria in Ljubljana. Ms. Štrekelj has a senior HR profile with proven background as a talent acquisition and development expert with extended knowledge of HR solutions. She has over 10 years

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Harvard University Taps Isaacson, Miller to Find Chief Diversity Officer

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities across the country. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities

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University of California Picks Ventura Partners to Find Women’s Basketball Coach

Universities have been turning to search firms in droves to fill their top coaching vacancies. Just recently, the University of California, Riverside picked Ventura Partners to lead the search for its next women’s basketball head coach. Interim head coach Seyram Bell will lead the team through the 2019-20 season. She stepped in following the resignation of

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Scion Executive Search Seeking Executive Director for Hill Country Conservancy

Austin, TX-based Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) has announced that founder and CEO George Cofer will retire from the organization next April. The organization has turned to non-profit sector specialists Scion Executive Search to find its next leader. Elissa Dumiak, senior executive recruiter, and Isaac Schild, managing partner, are leading the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Cofer’s tenure with HCC includes founding the non-profit in

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McDermott & Bull Expands to San Francisco and Dallas

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded with the addition of new offices San Francisco and Dallas. Within the last three years, the firm has broadened its reach throughout the U.S. and internationally, including the opening of offices in Canada and Europe. Linda Sierra, managing director in San Francisco, and Jeff Katon, managing director in Dallas, have

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Talengo Launches Mentoring Program

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has created its own digital solution to develop mentoring programs. It is, for the moment, the first consulting firm in Spain that has an internal development tool to manage these types of programs. Talengo said that mentoring projects are one of the most successful instruments for the development of internal talent in that

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SPMB Recruits CEO for Shutterfly

The private equity sector is witnessing an explosive bidding war for top leaders as portfolio companies expand their needs for C-suite talent. SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, recently placed Hilary Schneider as the new CEO of Shutterfly, which was acquired earlier this year by private equity firm Apollo

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Koya Leadership Partners Assists Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in President Search

Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners have teamed up to place George Washington University (GW) president emeritus Steven Knapp as the new president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. “This is a significant opportunity to lead one of the most important cultural institutions in our country,” said Ms. Ranney. “Steve is such an accomplished and thoughtful leader, and a

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Sterling Martin Associates Selected by the American Pharmacists Association to Find New Leader

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has been called in by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to find a new CEO. Spearheading the assignment are David S. Martin, managing partner; Leigh Beal, vice president of executive recruiting; and Manmeet Singh Fox, senior consultant. Earlier

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Prestige Scientific Names Manufacturing Recruiting Leader

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies as they try to navigate a new world of work, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences. This will require a dramatic change in strategies for leadership,

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IRC Global Appoints Global Technology Practice Group Leader

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has appointed Gurdeep Hora as the new global leader of the technology practice group. Currently, he is also IRC Asia-Pacific regional leader and managing director of IRC India. “While technology companies are experiencing huge disruptive challenges from emerging ideas and practices, we quietly help clients overcome issues through identifying leadership talent

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DHR International Expands Advisory Services Unit, Names President

DHR International has expanded the offerings of Elevate Partners, its talent advisory business, to include six service areas focused on helping clients build strong and effective teams. The firm also appointed Christine Greybe as president of its advisory unit. She will manage the relaunch of Elevate Partners. Elevate Partners was originally launched in 2016 to provide leadership

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Phillips Oppenheim Places Director for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Following an international search, executive recruiting firm Phillips Oppenheim has placed Bill Kramer as the new director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angles. Principal Sarah James led the assignment for the search firm. Kerry Brougher, the previous director, stepped down this summer. The museum has faced delays in opening as well as fundraising difficulties. “The

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McCormack+Kristel and WB&B Recruit CEO for Lambda Legal

LGBTQ focused search firm McCormack+Kristel and WB&B, an executive recruitment firm focused on diversity and inclusion, have together led in the placement of Kevin Jennings as the new CEO of  New York-based Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public

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Acertitude Opens Second Office in California

Executive search firm Acertitude has recently expanded with the opening of a new office in Irvine, CA. This is the firm’s second office in California. Already fully operational, the Irvine team offers the same suite of executive search and leadership consulting services to existing and new clients along the Pacific coast. “We’re excited about Acertitude’s continued growth into

The Benefits of Strategic CEO Succession Planning

About five years before the chief executive officer of a major European insurance company planned to retire, the board began considering potential candidates to fill his role. Eight internal executives rose to the top, and subsequently went through in-depth assessments of their strengths, weaknesses and psychometric profiles. A year before the end of this process,

Baker and Associates Leading Executive Chef Search

[Baker and Associates, LLC has been selected by the Club at Longview in Charlotte, NC, to lead its search for a new executive chef. Clint F. Wood, private club practice leader, and senior vice president Martin M. Baker are leading the assignment. The executive chef will serve as a senior member of the management team at

Cejka Executive Search Names Managing Principal

[Cejka Executive Search has named MaryBeth Nicholas Cruz as executive vice president and managing principal. The hiring underscores the firm’s continued expansion into high-demand areas of healthcare executive search, including clinical integration. For nearly two decades, Ms. Cruz served in leadership roles for Providence Health and Services, spearheading physician services and development at the system-level and designing

Boyden Opens Office In Ukraine

Executive search firm Boyden has opened a new office in Kyiv, Ukraine, in an effort to strengthen its presence in Central and Eastern Europe and the emerging markets.   Boyden Ukraine will be led by managing partner Alexey Dolgikh, a talent and leadership solutions advisor in the region. The new Ukraine team of seven professionals also includes principals Alina

Massive Shift to Contract Employment Underway

By 2025, most workers (70 percent) and employers (68 percent) agree that a majority of the workforce will be employed in an ‘agile capacity’ (i.e. contractor, consultant, temp worker or freelancer), according to a study released by Randstad US, one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the U.S. ‘The Workplace 2025‘ report peers into

An Insider’s Guide to Coaching & Leadership Development

For Hilary Pearl, founding partner of Greenwich, Conn-based Pearl Associates, improving performance through executive coaching and organizational consulting resides at the center of her work. Executive coaching is now a $1 billion business sector, centered around the notion that all employees can improve their performance quickly if coached properly. The result is more highly effective and

AlbertHall&Associates Recruits Director for Theatre Under the Stars

[Executive search firm AlbertHall&Associates has placed Hillary Hart as executive director of the Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) in Houston. The placement concludes an extensive 10-month national search. Ms. Hart comes to TUTS having served as general manager of the esteemed Guthrie Theatre, a $28 million non-profit regional theater in Minneapolis. At the Guthrie, she helped steward the institution through a

Kaplan Partners Taps CFO for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

[Executive search firm Kaplan Partners has placed Josephine Iannelli as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Bar Harbor Bankshares and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and its subsidiary Bar Harbor Trust Services. Ms. Iannelli most recently served as senior executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of Berkshire Hills Bancorp in Pittsfield, MA, having earlier joined

Cameron Stuart Associates Expands

[London-based executive search firm Cameron Stuart Associates (CSA) has added Tony Williams as a partner. “Tony’s change leadership experience working with high-performing boards and executive teams globally broadens and strengthens CSA’s offering,” said James Stuart, CSA managing director. “Tony adds depth to our core executive search offering to consumer goods and services boards and executive teams as

Women Gain Ground In Boardroom, But Not Minorities

Female representation among new directors rose to 32 percent in 2016, from 31 percent in 2015 and 21 percent in 2011, according to the latest Spencer Stuart Board Index. This is the highest rate of female representation since 1998 when the search firm began tracking S&P 500 data. According to the analysis, new female independent directors

Eastman & Beaudine Recruits Head Football Coach for Baylor

[Executive search firm Eastman & Beaudine has placed Matt Rhule as the 27th head football coach at Baylor University. Coach Art Briles was fired by Baylor in May in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that also cost school president Ken Starr and athletic director Ian McCaw their jobs. Mr. Rhule comes to Waco after four seasons as head coach at Temple

Challis & Company Leading Executive Producer Search for ABC

[The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has retained executive search firm Challis & Company to lead its hunt for an executive producer for its flagship television show Catalyst. Helen Johnson, a principal in the Sydney office, is leading the search. The position is based at ABC’s head office in Sydney where it will be co-located with other science program

IIC Partners Forms Alliance With CoolBrands

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has formed a marketing and brand management partnership with CoolBrands. CoolBrands is a multinational branding company with over 10 years of experience in creating and packaging profiles for companies and for C-suite executives who are seeking broader market exposure. “CoolBrands’ international experience is a perfect fit for our global organization.

Futurestep Launches Academic Healthcare Practice

[Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has launched a new academic healthcare practice. Sarah Taylor, a member of Korn Ferry’s academic healthcare practice, has been named managing consultant. The Futurestep practice will provide expertise in recruiting faculty, including funded educators, scientists, subspecialist physicians, and other critical faculty positions. “We are thrilled to partner with

6 Top Workforce Trends for 2017

[Many of the workplace trends prevalent in 2016, such as maximizing talent analytics and improving the candidate experience, will continue to resonate in 2017. But others are emerging that demand new ways of managing and planning for the future. Successful businesses adapt to new market demands, the changing workforce and ever-evolving technology. They have to.

The Execu | Search Group Forms Alliance With New Heritage Capital

New Heritage Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm, has made a significant investment The Execu | Search Group. Financial details of the funding was not disclosed. New Heritage Capital is a private equity firm with a boutique practice of investing in owner-managed and operated businesses. Under terms of the deal, Execu | Search will retain operational control,

Prodigy Sports Recruits Business Operations VP at TD Garden

[Executive search firm Prodigy Sports has placed Louise Murray as senior vice president of business operations at TD Garden in Boston. Founder and chief executive officer Scott Carmichael led the search. The Position In her new role, Ms. Murray will maximize the event schedule strategy and growth, overseeing and supporting innovative technology initiatives to leverage visible and strategic

Lapham Group Recruits CEO for Insurance Information Institute

[Executive search firm The Lapham Group has placed Sean Kevelighan as president and chief executive officer of The Insurance Information Institute (III). Craig Lapham, managing partner and CEO, led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Kevelighan will provide strategic oversight for the organization and act as a key spokesperson for the P&C insurance industry as a

TRANSEARCH Expands In Dubai

[TRANSEARCH International has strengthened its presence in Dubai with the additions of Philip de Waal and Peter Greaves as partners. Mr. de Waal has worked in recruitment and executive search since 2007. He has developed a track record in senior level assignments across the Asia Pacific region, ranging from searches for regional leadership and technical leadership roles in E&P

One In Five U.S. Employers Will Hire In Q1 2017

[U.S. employers are cautiously optimistic about hiring plans going into the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest ‘Manpower Employment Outlook Survey,’ released today by ManpowerGroup. Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the Net Employment Outlook for the first quarter is +16 percent, a decline of two percentage points compared to the

Perpetual Insights Snags Sotheby's Talent Acquisition Leader as Part of Expansion

[Consumer brand recruitment firm Perpetual Insights has strengthened its search staff with the additions of James Thomas as a principal and Scott Barrett as a director. Both are based out of the firm’s Darien, CT and New York offices. Mr. Thomas will lead the firm’s finance & accounting search practice with an exclusive focus on senior-level finance assignments (CFO,

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Redeemer City to City

[CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Steve Shackelford as chief executive officer of Redeemer City to City (CTC). The board’s selection comes after an extensive five month search conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding. Mr. Shackelford currently serves as president and chief financial officer with Corporate Capital Trust, which has assets of approximately $4.3 billion and is one

Chrisman & Company Leading CEO Search for First NBC Bank

[New Orleans-headquartered First NBC Bank has retained executive search firm Chrisman & Company to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Longtime leader and founder Ashton Ryan Jr. has stepped aside as CEO. The bank is separating the roles of CEO and president; Mr. Ryan will continue on as president. Founding partner and principal Timothy Chrisman is

HW – Global Talent Partner Names CEO

[U.K.-based executive search firm HW – Global Talent Partner has tapped Spencer Jinks to serves as its new chief executive officer. He takes over from founding director John Wakeford, who headed the business for six years and will now concentrate on growing the firm’s financial services, CFO and chair & NED practice. Mr. Jinks has been with the

Wage Increases Slowing Globally

[A forecast just issued by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry reveals that, adjusted for inflation, workers around the world are expected to see real wage increases of 2.3 percent, down slightly from last year’s 2.7 percent. The study found that North America is predicted to see slower salary increases than other global regions, with only a

Vaco Acquires Two Boutiques

Talent solutions firm Vaco has acquired Pivot Point Consulting based in Seattle and boutique executive search firm Greythorn in Bellevue, WA. Financial teams of the deal were not disclosed. The new acquisitions bring together more than 50 employees and 250 consultants across the nation. “Expanding our team to include Pivot Point and Greythorn enhances Vaco’s extensive healthcare network

BridgeStreet Partners Places CFO at Centennial Real Estate Company

Executive search firm BridgeStreet Partners has recruited Temple H. Weiss as chief financial officer of Centennial Real Estate Company. Dave Westberry, managing director of BridgeStreet Partners, led the assignment. Mr. Weiss is said to be a results oriented leader with an established record in creating value and leading growth in large and small, multi-unit organizations under public

Parker Fills Head Football Coach Post for Oregon

[Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has recruited Willie Taggart as head football coach of the University of Oregon. The Ducks fired Mark Helfrich after four seasons at which time the search was commenced. Oregon finished the season 4-8, the first time it has finished a season with a losing record and without a bowl appearance since 2004. The move comes just two years

SRI Executive Search Names Global Sustainability Partner

[Ireland-headquartered SRI Executive Search has named Yvo de Boer as a partner and senior advisor in global sustainability. For SRI, the appointment marks a further commitment to the international development sector. With the addition of Mr. de Boer, SRI will assist organizations as they juggle the demands of ‘relevancy,’ the issue of ‘sustainability’ and an organization’s ‘fit for purpose,’

Wealth Effect: Identifying Unique Leaders to Run a Family Office

A traditional family office is a business run by, and for, a single family. Its sole function is to centralize the management of a significant family fortune. Typically, these organizations employ staff to manage investments, taxes, philanthropic activities, trusts, and legal matters. The purpose of a family office is to invest the family’s money, manage its assets, and disburse

Pi Executive Recruits Marketing Head for BIC

[Talent advisory firm Pi Executive has recruited Ross Ullman as head of marketing North America for BIC. The search was conducted by partner and board member Pierre Trippitelli and assisted by director Katherine MacLane. Mr. Ullman brings with him over 18 years of experience growing billion dollar brands and smaller brand portfolios across a variety of over-the-counter, consumer packed goods,

Ross & Company Places Chief Revenue Officer at Apixio

[Executive search firm Ross & Company has placed Tom McNamara as chief revenue officer of Apixio. Managing partner Jim O’Sullivan led the assignment. This expansion of Apixio’s leadership team comes after the close of $19.3 million in Series D funding led by SSM Partners. Mr. McNamara brings 25 years of experience building successful sales organizations for healthcare technology and analytics companies. Prior to

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