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NPAworldwide Expands Footprint in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Indonesia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added nine new member locations as it continues to

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Skills Shortages Causing Recruiting Difficulties

The U.S. is facing a growing skills gap that threatens the nation’s long-term economic prosperity. The workforce simply lacks enough workers and skilled candidates to fill an ever-increasing number of high-skilled jobs. Seven million jobs were open in January, but only 6.3 million unemployed people were looking for work. As the country nears full employment,

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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City of Fresno Taps Teri Black & Company to Find Next Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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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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Stanton Chase Opens New Office in Raleigh

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the search firm last year, has been named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in

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Why Trust is the Most Critical Ingredient to a Successful Search

Of all the elements that go into an executive search, the most important is trust, according to Price Harding, founding partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, in a new report. “Interestingly, there may not be anything in our lives that is more foundational to both business and personal relationships than trust and yet, for most of

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) in Jacksonville, FL. Former CEO Aundra Wallace stepped down last fall to become president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville chamber of commerce. Brian Hughes, chief of staff for Jacksonville’s mayor,

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Fogler Consulting Scores New Men’s Head Basketball Coach for UNLV

Universities have been increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive search firm Fogler Consulting recently placed T.J. Otzelberger as the men’s head basketball coach for the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV).  Mr. Otzelberger comes to UNLV from South Dakota State University (SDSU), where he compiled a record of 70-33 during his

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Cejka Executive Search Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

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Morgan Hunt Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, London-based search firm Morgan Hunt has appointed Darren Montagu as chief strategy officer. Mr. Montagu previously spent 27 years working for global recruiting firm Hays plc. His career at Hays saw him starting as a trainee recruiter,

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Spencer Stuart Acquires Several Business Units of Aon

With culture shaping now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, many search firms – including the global leaders as well as the boutiques – now offer some variation of it. It includes human capital management, business transformation strategy, leader engagement, talent optimization, organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership and

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Myers McRae Finds 23rd President for Judson College

After a year-long national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting recruited W. Mark Tew as the 23rd president of Judson College, a private Baptist women’s college in Marion, AL. He replaced David E. Potts, who served as president from 1990 until 2018. Emily Myers, CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. From the pool of

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Crawfordconnect Seeks Executive Director for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Group

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new executive director for Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND), a Toronto-based non-profit organization. Consultant Liz Latimer is leading the assignment for the search firm. Working closely and reporting directly to the board of directors, ISAND’s executive director will be expected to build and

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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

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Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

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Search Solution Group Promotes Three to Key Roles

Staffing and recruitment firm Search Solution Group has promoted three members of its team to key roles within the organization. Eric Fehr becomes vice president of operations. Josh Mangum was named senior director of corporate strategy. And Ashley Goldberg was chosen to lead the contract staffing group and was appointed president of the staffing division.

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

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Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Recording Academy

Following an extensive search, Korn Ferry has recruited Deborah Dugan, CEO of the non-profit AIDS organization RED, to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy’s president and CEO. The board now must approve her compensation package before the appointment becomes official. Reportedly, Ms. Dugan is expected to commence her new role in July. Ms. Dugan has been New York City-based RED’s CEO

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Spencer Stuart Finds Board Members for MEDNAX Inc.

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Carlos A. Migoya and Michael A. Rucker to stand for election to the board of directors at MEDNAX Inc., a publicly traded health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services and management services. While conducting the searches, Spencer Stuart evaluated the board’s composition and identified additional director

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former BP HR Leader to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Helena Fyda as a consultant in the firm’s corporate officers’ practice. Based in Houston, Ms. Fyda will work closely with C-suite-level executives to help drive

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EMA Partners Opens New Office in Colombia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Recently, EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence

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Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Few would argue against the vital importance of a strong business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan – a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the

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Academic Search Seeks President for Athens State University

In a search spearheaded by education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, Athens State University in Alabama has narrowed the choices for its next president to four finalists. Senior consultants John W. Garland and Eric Richtmyer are leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based search firm. The school’s previous president, Robert Glenn, resigned last year to accept the

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Morris & Berger Recruits CEO for World of Children

The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing areas within executive search today. Recently, Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, placed Stefaan Poortman as executive director of World of Children in Irvine, CA. “After conducting a nationwide executive search, it is an honor and a privilege to welcome Stefaan

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20/20 Foresight Names Leader of New York Offices

Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing have announced the appointment of Rebecca Wilson as managing director, leading the sister companies’ New York offices. Ms. Wilson has more than 25 years experience working for top financial services companies specializing in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. She previously held senior roles with Citibank, First USA Bank (acquired

DHR to Lead Athletic Director Search for Purdue

DHR International has been selected by Purdue University to lead the search for its next athletic director. Current Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke announced he would retire in July 2017 after serving in his position nearly 26 years. The search is being led by DHR managing partner and global sports practice leader Glenn Sugiyama. Along with DHR, the

AGB Search In CEO Hunt for Roosevelt Presidential Library

Executive search firm AGB Search has been selected by the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation to lead the search for its first chief executive officer. The search is being led by AGB Search consultant Dr. Vance T. Peterson. The T.R. Library CEO will lead the creation, funding, building, and operation of a new presidential library honoring the 26th

J. Johnson Executive Search Names HR Division Head

Johnson Executive Search has tapped Carol Crawford (pictured) to lead the firm’s newly established HR division. Johnson focuses on the placement of marketing, business development and public relations candidates into professional services organizations on a national scale. With Ms. Crawford’s two decades of HR leadership experience, the firm will now expand its service offerings to include human resources, recruiting and

Signium Names Global Head of Financial Services

Executive search firm Signium has appointed Pedro Herraiz (pictured) as global head of financial services. Mr. Herraiz, who joined Signium in 2006, has more than 14 years of experience in multinational companies in the financial and professional services sectors. He has worked with major national and international banks, insurance companies, private equity concerns and consulting firms.

Referrals Remain Preferred Source for Finding Top Talent

Seventy-one percent of HR professionals say employee referrals are the best resource for finding candidates, yet only seven percent of job seekers surveyed view referrals as their top resource for finding a job, according to new survey by workplace research firm Future Workplace and career network Beyond. The ‘Active Job Seeker Dilemma’ survey found that job seekers who are

Allegis Partners Recruits CHRO for Aleris Corporation

Global executive search firm Allegis Partners has placed Tami Polmanteer as executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Aleris Corporation. The position is based in suburban Cleveland and will report to the president and chief executive officer of the company, Sean M. Stack. Mike Bergen, managing partner & global practice leader (human resources), Matt Healey, managing

Korn Ferry Taps Chief Investment Officer for Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System

Korn Ferry has recruited Bryan Lewis as chief investment officer of the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS). He will assume duties from Thomas F. Brier, who announced his plans to retire in June after nearly 24 years of commonwealth service. Mr. Lewis currently serves as executive director of the $20 billion State Universities Retirement

Redgrave Partners Expands In the Middle East

London-headquartered executive search firm Redgrave Partners has added Richard Foulkes as a partner in its Dubai office where he will assist in its expansion in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council countries) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Mr. Foulkes will focus predominantly on driving the growth of the firm’s financial and professional services practices in the

CDI Corp. Posts Revenue Decline Through All Operating Segments

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI) posted first quarter revenues of $233.5 million, a decrease of 9.3 percent from revenues of $257.5 million a year ago. The Philadelphia-based company had expected revenue in the range of $223 million to $228 million. Results include $10 million in revenue from EdgeRock Technologies LLC, acquired in October and now comprising CDI’s specialty talent vertical within its talent

Job Growth Slows As Unemployment Remains Unchanged

Employers added 160,000 jobs in April as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at five percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. This marks the smallest gain in seven months, a sign that a slower economy may have slumped job creation. Currently, there are 7.9 million people unemployed in the U.S. This report

ZRG Partners Posts 18 Percent Revenue Gain

ZRG Partners has posted revenues in its Americas region of $11.1 million, up 18 percent, for 2015. The firm now ranks as the 23rd largest search firm, according to the latest statistics report released from Hunt Scanlon Media. ZRG currently has 37 consultants across 17 offices global offices, and reported $13.6 million worldwide last year. ZRG has been expanding

Accelent Recruits First Chief Marketing Officer for Integral Ad Science

Executive search firm Accelent has placed Maria Pousa as chief marketing officer of Integral Ad Science (IAS). The search was led by managing director John Boehmer and partner Keith McAllister. Ms. Pousa is a global marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in integrated marketing – marketing communications, product marketing, market research and branding. Most recently, she served as senior vice president

Monster Posts First Quarter Revenue Decline

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) posted first quarter revenues of $157.8 million, a decrease of seven percent in constant currency and nine percent at actual rates compared to last year’s first quarter. Revenue from the company’s careers North America operations decreased 11 percent year-over-year, to $109.2 million while revenue from careers international came in flat at $48.6 million year-over-year at

Developing a Personal Connection with Clients and Candidates

It used to be that only major companies turned to executive search firms to fill their most senior posts. But, over time, search firms have come to fill positions up and down the corporate ladder for a host of other organizations, from associations and non-profits to sports teams, small businesses and academia. They all have

As CEO Turnover Rises, Outsiders Are Given a Closer Look

Last year, 17 percent of the largest 2,500 public companies in the world changed their CEO, more than in any of the previous 16 years of the ‘CEO Success Study‘ from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business. The report found that over the past several years more big companies have been deliberately choosing their new CEO

Egon Zehnder Names Technology and Communications Practice Leader

Egon Zehnder has appointed Scott Texeira as head of the firm’s North America technology and communications practice. He succeeds Jon Carter, a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Palo Alto office, who will now focus on board advisory, director search, and CEO succession planning. Mr. Texeira’s new practice leadership role is in addition to his current one as

Futurestep Expands Industrial Search Team

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has added Eduardo Medina, Marnix Lamberts, Filip Loossens and Renan Mamann as senior consultants within its industrial search practice. Mr. Medina joins Futurestep as a senior consultant in its Madrid office. He brings experience in the wind and energy sector. Previously, he held a variety of

Spencer Stuart Lands Executive Director for Sun Valley Summer Symphony

Spencer Stuart has recruited Jenny Krueger as executive director of The Sun Valley Summer Symphony. She will replace Jennifer Teisinger, who left after nine years at the helm to assume a similar post at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival in Colorado. Ms. Krueger was executive director of the Acadiana Symphony & Conservatory of Music in Lafayette, Louisiana, one of

ChampionScott Recruits CTO for Nintex

ChampionScott Partners has recruited Alain Gentilhomme as chief technology officer at Nintex. As CTO, Mr. Gentilhomme will be responsible for delivering business automation services to Nintex customers and partners. These services allow organizations to design, implement, and scale business processes, workflows, and mobile applications easily, establishing conditions for greater innovation, increased productivity gains, and broad-based revenue

Who Manages From the Top Can Sometimes Be Open for Debate

According to the American Society of Association Executives, the U.S. is home to more than 66,000 associations, encompassing professional membership societies and trade organizations. Each of these institutions is evolving due to the changing economy, political landscape, and demographic shift of its members. But like their private-sector counterparts, associations have specific requirements when it comes to

Ridgeway Partners Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Ridgeway Partners, Ltd. has appointed Sue O’Brien as its new managing partner. In her expanded role, she will focus on growing revenues, exploiting new opportunities, as well as setting out strategy. Philip Marsden, the firm’s founder, will continue as chairman as the company moves towards a full partnership structure. Ms. O’Brien joined Ridgeway this past September.

Hanold Associates Recruits Las Vegas Convention Authority CHRO

Hanold Associates has recruited Barbara Bolender as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). Founder Jason Hanold led the search. Ms. Bolender will report directly to LVCVA’s chief executive officer and president, Rossi Ralenkotter. She will be responsible for leading, driving and managing change, identifying talent needs across the

FaithSearch Recruits Chief Nursing Officer for Texas Medical Center

FaithSearch Partners has placed Elsie Graves as chief nursing officer of Central Texas Medical Center. Senior vice presidents Jim Boyle and Ivan Bartolome led the assignment. As chief nursing officer, Ms. Graves will be responsible for overseeing all nursing care, and some ancillary services, provided at the medical center’s facilities. She will be tasked in particular with leading quality and

Centennial Expands Executive Search Staff

Cincinnati-based executive search firm Centennial Inc. has added Jessica Baron and Derek Jackson to its search staff. Ms. Baron will serve as vice president of executive search, and will be actively engaged in the Cincinnati business community while also heading up Centennial’s New York City office. She recently retired from her position as senior director of leadership initiatives & programs

Wages Are Up, But Switching Jobs Remains Best Way to Pay Raise

Employers appear to be reacting to a tightening labor market by boosting wages to retain talent, this according to recruiters, talent acquisition professionals and the recently released ADP Workforce Vitality Report. ADP tracked a set of full-time workers to determine wage growth among those who are consistently employed. This set of workers falls into two categories: job holders

Isaacson, Miller Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain in 2015

Isaacson, Miller has posted revenues of $26.2 million, an increase of 10 percent, for 2015. The firm now ranks as the 13th largest search firm in the Americas region, according to the latest statistics report released from Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm currently has 81 consultants working from Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. A nationally recognized

Odgers Berndtson Rounds Out Valeant Pharmaceuticals Board With New Nominees

Following on the heels of its recent placement of Joe Papa as chief executive of Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Frederic Eshelman and Thomas W. Ross Sr. as company directors, Odgers Berndtson has now placed three additional board nominees into contention at the Canadian-based global pharma giant. Dr. Argeris N. Karabelas, Russel C. Robertson and Amy B. Wechsler M.D., have

Tyler & Company Leading Medical University Provost Search

Executive search firm Tyler & Company has been retained by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to lead its search for a new provost. The firm, based in Atlanta, specializes in recruiting top talent for healthcare, academic medicine and health sciences concerns. Alan D. Johns, senior vice president and head of Tyler & Company’s academic medicine and

Alder Koten Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm Alder Koten has added Richard Spitzer as a senior advisor. He will collaborate in executive search work focused on board members, C-level executives, and senior management roles. Mr. Spitzer’s clients have included many of the top Global 1000 companies across several industries, as well as many recognized private equity and venture capital firms. His executive search experience includes serving as

Path to Profitability: The Business Case for Board Diversity

Companies with greater female representation in the boardroom tend to be more profitable, but women still remain under-represented across Asia Pacific boards, with most countries showing little or no progress, according to a new study by Korn Ferry and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School’s Center for Governance, Institutions and Organizations (CGIO). The study, ‘Building Diversity

Onstott Group Recruits CFO for American Science & Engineering

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has recruited Diane Basile as senior vice president, CFO, and treasurer of American Science & Engineering. She succeeds Kenneth Galaznik, who has served in those roles since 2008 and is retiring following the end of the current fiscal year. Joe Onstott, managing director, and principal Scott Tucker, led the assignment. Ms. Basile is a highly experienced operational finance

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