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MJM Global Search Seeks CEO for the National Livestock Producers Association

The National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), the national association of livestock marketing cooperatives and their captive livestock credit corporations, is looking for its next chief executive officer. The organization has enlisted Denver area-based MJM Global Search to find its new leader. Scott Stuart, longtime head of the NLPA, recently left the organization to take on the

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The Lancer Group Opens Office in Dallas

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, has opened a new office in Dallas and named Kevin Anderson as partner. The firm now has six offices in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Anderson brings to Lancer Group over 20 years of experience in executive search across the IT services, software, industrial technology,

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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.


NPAworldwide Adds Six New Member Firms

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 six new member locations in the U.S. as it

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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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Frank Recruitment Group Names President for the Americas

London-headquartered executive search firm Frank Recruitment Group has appointed Sunny Ackerman as president for the Americas. “We are delighted to bring Sunny in to propel our already successful activity in American marketplaces, including accelerating the growth of our current and future offices,” the firm said. Frank Recruitment Group specializes in the technology sector. Ms. Ackerman


In Canada, Women Making Slow Progress Reaching the C-Suite

In many respects this past year represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals in the realms of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal attitudes towards

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Bridge Partners Seeking Chief Program Officer for WIN

The housing group Win, formerly Women In Need, has been transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless families for more than 30 years. The organization recently enlisted executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners to find a chief program officer. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. The search is

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Coleman Lew Leads Provost Search for Lenoir-Rhyne University

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Just recently, Coleman Lew + Associates was selected by Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC to lead its search for a new provost. Two years ago, the Charlotte, NC-based executive recruitment firm helped place the school’s current president, Frederick K. Whitt. The previous

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Executive search firm Cameron Smith & Associates (CSA) has formed an international division with the addition of former Walmart executives Tom Colella and Eduardo Mariscotti. “My philosophy in business is never stop growing, and what we are doing is expanding on what we are really good at and taking it to a higher level,” said

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AIMS Names Managing Partner for Thailand

AIMS International has expanded with the addition of Takehiko Ono as managing partner of AIMS Thailand. Mr. Ono has over 20 years of experience in executive search and the HR industry. Before joining AIMS, he served several industry sectors, including automotive, IT and telecommunications. As managing director of a recruiting company, he staffed foreign engineers for manufacturing companies in Japan from


Worker Confidence Climbs, but Job Security Falters

Showing growth for two consecutive quarters, the national Worker Confidence Index climbed 0.7 percentage points for the final quarter of last year, but dropped 1.3 points from a year earlier, according to the newly released study by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The index now stands at 103.2. Of the four components

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McDermott & Bull Selected by Armand Agra to Recruit Chief Commercial Officer

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has been retained by Armand Agra to lead its search for a chief commercial officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner Jeff Black, associate principal consultant Jason Pinegar, associate consultant Trey Mullen, executive search consultant Kelly Nguyen,

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KRW Associates Leads Double Police Chief Searches in Colorado

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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Nonprofit Talent Expands with New Offerings and Executive Advisor

Pittsburgh-based search firm Nonprofit Talent has recently added James McDonald as executive advisor. It also announced a series of new service offerings. Mr. McDonald is the retired managing director for global philanthropy and employee programs at BNY Mellon. He also served as a director of BNY Mellon Foundation and president of the BNY Mellon Foundation

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Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Names New Leader

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. Hong Kong-based recruiting firm Meraki Executive Search & Consulting has recently named Nick Marsh as managing director. He is charged with leading the team and driving the continued growth of the company across the


Strong Hiring Intentions to Continue Into Second Quarter

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the second quarter, with one in five planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to have


Seasoned Recruiters Step Out to Focus on Coaching, Strategy and Analytics

Executive search firms and their consultants continue to enter new areas to assist clients that go well beyond recruiting – and sometimes well beyond the firms where they’re working. Two well-respected top executives in the recruitment industry – Mike Marino and Russ Riendeau – have recently stepped away from businesses they led for years to

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Places General Counsel for Modine Manufacturing Company

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Recently, recruiters Heather Fine and Michael Sachs from Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) helped place Sylvia A. Stein as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, WI. Ms. Stein joins Modine with 25 years of experience in the legal field. Most recently, she was the associate

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Arlington Partners Lands CEO for Institutional Limited Partners Association

A variety of trade associations have turned to search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arlington Partners International recently recruited Steven Nelson as CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association in Washington, D.C. Lisa Heidman, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, led the assignment. ILPA was seeking an


Ward Howell Names Kimberly Bishop Chairman of U.S. Advisory Board

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has named Kimberly Bishop as chairman of its U.S. advisory board. Based in New York, she will also collaborate across practices on key talent projects and executive searches. “We are delighted to welcome Kim to Ward Howell,” said Asad Haider, president – Americas, COO and member of the board. “The depth of experience that Kim brings

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Today, a growing number of workers are opting for alternative employment models over traditional, full-time, permanent roles. Part-time, contingent, contract, temporary, freelance, independent contractor, on-demand online and platform working – call it what you will, they are all on the rise. Businesses and those who work for them want choice, flexibility and alternative ways of working

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool Flexible Fee Options

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool with Flexible Fee Options

As the executive search sector continues its shift beyond pure-play talent identification, recruiting firms have taken a more innovative approach to working with clients. For many, this has included everything from creating expanded service offerings to offering value-based pricing models. Flexibility, above all else, reigns supreme. While large search firms have offered a myriad of

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Louisville to Find Athletic Director

Korn Ferry was recently selected by the University of Louisville to find its next athletic director. The previous AD, Tom Jurich, was fired in the wake of an FBI investigation into recruits being secretly paid to commit to playing for the school’s basketball team. The search firm is looking to fill the role by the end

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Jorgenson Places CEO at One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, named Troy Wayman as its new CEO following a national search conducted by Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned last year. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, headed the assignment. “Finding a

Boyden Adds Former CHRO Milan

Boyden Adds Former CHRO in Milan

Executive search continues to be landing spot for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Employers added 313,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at an 18 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The January gain is the 89th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Analysts had predicted job additions of

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Turnkey Sports and Entertainment Finds Director of Athletics for UNC Charlotte

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed Mike Hill as the next director of athletics at UNC Charlotte. Senior executive director Gene DeFilippo led the assignment. Mr. Hill previously served as executive associate athletics director for external affairs at the University of Florida. In addition to his marketing and fundraising roles during his 25 years

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Herd Freed Hartz Finds New Leader for the Port of Seattle Commission

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has recruited retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as the new executive director of the Port of Seattle Commission. The search involved outreach to community leaders and stakeholders, five employee forums and an innovative online survey. Candidates from around the region and across the country were reviewed in

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Leader of Global Healthcare and Life Sciences

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has added John Mitchell to lead its global healthcare and life sciences practice. As global practice managing partner Mr. Mitchell will lead a team of more than 80 partners, principals and associates in the Americas, Europe and Asia serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and healthcare services sectors. He

Cordant People Opens In Scotland

Cordant People has opened a new office in Scotland to meet the growing jobs demand across the country. The company has just opened offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Livingston and Stirling with sites in Aberdeen and Inverness to follow in the coming months. James Orr, operations director, Cordant People Scotland, has been appointed to establish

Spencer Stuart Heading CEO Search for Monotype Imaging Holdings

Spencer Stuart has been selected by Monotype Imaging Holdings to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Doug Shaw, current president and CEO, intends to retire at the end of 2015. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype is a global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained by Northwestern University

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by Northwestern University to lead in its search for a new leader of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. The Buffett Institute works to solve critical global problems through collaborative scholarship and education, and prepares students to become global leaders. With 44 offices and more than 350 executive search

Furst Group Joins IIC Partners

IIC Partners has added executive search firm Furst Group as its newest member firm. Headquartered in Chicago, Furst Group exclusively focuses on the healthcare and life sciences sector. The firm is led by co-founders Bob Clarke, chief executive officer, and Sherrie Barch, president. “We are really looking forward to affiliating with IIC Partners. We believe

CBSBUTLER Names U.K. Managing Director

U.K.-based technical recruiter CBSbutler has appointed Bernard Ward as U.K. managing director, succeeding long-standing incumbent David Leyshon, who takes up the position of chairman. Mr. Ward was previously with Reed Global, where he held the post of regional managing director for EMEA. “I am both delighted and incredibly excited about the opportunity. CBSbutler has forged

Leadership Recruiters Finds Executive Director For The Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Leadership Recruiters has placed Silas A. Chamberlin as executive director of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Mr. Chamberlin has served as a regional advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources since March 2014. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is managed by the non-profit Schuylkill River Greenway Association, an organization focused on the

3P Consultants Places COO At Weener Empire Plastics

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Himanshu Sharma as chief operating officer and board member at Weener Empire Plastics Pvt Ltd. Mr. Sharma was previously vice president of operations at Tata Autocomp Systems Limited. Weener Empire Plastics is a subsidiary of the Weener Plastics Packaging Group, a full service global supplier of

ZRG Partners Adds Former Cook Associates CEO To Staff

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has named former Cook Associates CEO Mary Kier as managing director. Joining Ms. Kier will be a small team to support her longstanding client relationships. She will be based in the firm’s new Chicago office and will become a member of ZRG’s private equity, consumer and industrial practices. “Mary is

Egon Zehnder Makes Leadership Changes in NY; Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

Egon Zehnder has made several key leadership transitions for its New York office. Patrick O'Brien will assume leadership of the New York office, taking over from Alan Hilliker, while Francisco Paret takes over for Mr. O'Brien to lead the firm's financial services practice in the Americas. Mr. O'Brien joined Egon Zehnder as a member of

BCL Legal Strengthens Search Staff

U.K.-based BCL Legal, a legal recruitment consultancy, has made three new appointments to its team of consultants. Georgina Inson has been appointed as a senior associate and will be handling non-contentious commercial roles in Bristol to include real estate, commercial and corporate opportunities. She has worked in legal recruitment for five years including positions at

Battalia Winston Completes Search For First Service Networks

Search firm Battalia Winston has recruited Katya Borisova as vice president, integration management office, at First Service Networks. The search was led by Terry Gallagher, president, and Rob Miller, principal. Ms. Borisova recently served as leader, global market development and business operations, senior manager, corporate strategy and M&A and manager, business transformation at Brocade Communications

Reffett Associates Retained By BECU To Head SVP Of HR Search

Reffett Associates, Ltd. has been selected by BECU to lead in its search for a new senior vice president of human resources. Based in Tukwila, Washington, BECU has over $12 billion in assets and over 850,000 members, making it the largest credit union in Washington and fourth largest in the U.S. With offices in Seattle,

CTPartners’ Stock Plummets; Korn Ferry Rumored As White Knight

Shares of CTPartners plummeted on Thursday afternoon, dropping 30 percent at the end of a busy day on Wall Street which saw volume in the stock soar to 543,000 shares traded. It was the single largest, one-day decline in CTPartners’ share price since late January when the company’s stock was in a freefall on news

TRANSEARCH Opens New Office In Edinburgh

TRANSEARCH International has opened an office in Edinburgh and has added new consultants. David Bond, who will head up the Edinburgh office, is an experienced executive search director and actively recruits for clients across a range of disciplines at a senior level within sectors such as financial services, professional services, retail, property, education, energy and

Talent Source Recruitment Opens Doors

Talent Source Recruitment, a new executive search and professional services recruitment firm, has opened its doors to serve the talent requirements of companies across the northwest U.K. Headed up by Martin Willemsen, who has over 15 years’ experience working in global executive recruitment, the new firm is supported by a team of advisors, all of

SpenglerFox Names Life Sciences Practice Group Leader

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Hanne Dannulat as practice group leader – life sciences. Ms. Dannulat brings experience from executive positions in big and mid-sized pharma, biotech and within medical devices and food supplements. She is responsible for client services/satisfaction, delivery of projects, quality control and business development and works out of SpenglerFox’s offices

Hobbs & Towne Recruits Chairman and CEO for Powermat

The New York City technology practice of Hobbs & Towne has placed former Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins as chairman and chief executive officer of Powermat. The search was led by Hobbs & Towne co-founder and CEO, Andy Towne. Powermat is an industry leader in wireless charging technology, with customers such as Starbucks and General Motors.

Longergan Partners Recruits Board Director For Hercules

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Susanne D. Lyons, former chief marketing officer of Visa USA, to the board of directors at Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The search was led by partner Dotty Schaffer. “Susanne is using the knowledge and experience she earned during her impressive career in financial services to become a strong

RSR Partners Adds to Board of Directors Practice

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added E. Thames Fulton as managing director to its board of directors practice. With more than 14 years of experience in board recruiting and governance consulting, Mr. Fulton will serve as a senior advisor to boards, chairmen, and chief executives of Fortune 500, small-cap, and

DHR Adds EVP In Miami

DHR International has named Conrad Lee as an executive vice president in its Miami office. During an extensive recruiting career, Mr. Lee has led searches for senior executives in the technology, banking, media and consumer industries. His clients are global corporations, emerging companies, small to medium sized enterprises, banks, wealth advisory firms, commercial real estate

T.E.N. Launches Executive Search Firm Dedicated To It Professionals

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, has launched a new company endeavor, ISE Talent, an executive search and talent management firm dedicated exclusively to information security executives, specializing in CISO/CSO placement and building security leadership teams. T.E.N. CEO and president Marci McCarthy will serve as chairman for the new company

Caldwell Partners Taps General Counsel for Central 1 Credit Union

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has recruited Marilyn Loewen Mauritz as senior vice president, legal, and general counsel at Central 1 Credit Union. Managing partners Drew Railton and Les Gombik led the assignment. Ms. Loewen Mauritz was formerly the general counsel and corporate secretary, International Forest Products Ltd. Central 1 is the central financial facility

ChampionScott Partners Recruits EVP / GM To Ascend Learning

ChampionScott Partners has placed David A. Gagne as executive vice president & general manager of Advanced Informatics and MedHub, both Ascend Learning Companies. Mr. Gagne joins the company from Total Logistics, a provider of logistics, transportation and technology services, where he was senior vice president. Ascend Learning is a provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and

CTPartners Vice Chairman Ron Porter In Talks To Join Korn Ferry

CTPartners vice chairman Ron Porter is purportedly in talks with Korn Ferry to join its New York office. Prior to joining CTPartners nine years ago, Mr. Porter was chief human resources officer (CHRO) with Polaroid. Before that he spent 17 years with PepsiCo in a progression of human resource responsibilities, including director of HR at

Acorn Launches Executive Search Division

U.K. recruitment firm Acorn has launched its new senior executive search division in response to the increasing demand it has been experiencing. The firm has appointed senior recruitment specialist Paul Bennett to head up the new division. Mr. Bennett has 25 years’ experience in the senior recruitment market, including 10 years running his own business.

Charles Sterling Group Names Managing Director For Global Insurance Industry Practice

Executive search firm Charles Sterling Group, LLC, has added Douglas Mann as managing director of its global insurance industry practice. In this role, Mr. Mann will lead the further development of the practice and expand the firm’s functional coverage areas for the sector building on the firm’s capabilities across financial services. He will be based

The Onstott Group Completes Search for MorphoTrust USA

The Onstott Group has placed Bruce Berger as senior vice president of capital markets at MorphoTrust USA. Mr. Berger was president and chief operating officer of TruTouch. “Joe Onstott and Scott Tucker have repeatedly done excellent work on our assignments. They ran a smooth process and were able to identify an excellent candidate for me

Howard Fischer Associates Recruits New Board Member for Rovi Corp.

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has recruited Steven Lucas to the board of directors at Rovi Corp. Mr. Lucas is the global president of SAP’s Platform Solutions and has served in this role since 2013. Rovi provides integrated solutions for the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment to service providers and consumer electronics

Hedge Funds Investor Calls On CTPartners To Engage in Sale With Rival Suitor

Maguire Asset Management, a significant shareholder of embattled Top 10 U.S. search firm CTPartners, delivered a letter to its board of directors on Friday demanding “a robust sale process” of the company and the immediate appointment of new independent board members. “Based on a series of poor management decisions, reported allegations of inappropriate management behavior

Taylor Strategy Partners Adds Business Development VP in Philadelphia

Executive search firm Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP) has expanded its existing operations in Philadelphia with the addition of Mike Gamble as vice president of business development. Mr. Gamble brings over 17 years of experience designing comprehensive talent acquisition solutions for healthcare and life science focused organizations. He will be responsible for leading business development efforts

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