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Storbeck/Pimentel Places President at University Southern Inddiana
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Storbeck/Pimentel Places President at University of Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana (USI) board of trustees, with the guidance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, named its current provost, Ronald S. Rochon, as the school’s fourth president. Founding principal Stephen Leo, managing associate Matthew Bunting, and associate Brian Bustin led the assignment. Dr. Rochon assumes his new role on July 1, succeeding Linda L. M. Bennett who is

U.K.-based Berwick Partners Launches New Office Amsterdam
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U.K.-based Berwick Partners Launches New Office in Amsterdam

Birmingham, England-based Berwick Partners has opened a new office in Amsterdam. The move marks the executive recruitment firm’s first foray onto the continent of Europe. It comes as part of a broader growth strategy that includes the opening of two new practices and several new hires. The launch comes in response to growing demand for Berwick

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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.

Partners International Places Director of Learning at Consumer Reports

Peter Movesian, SVP of executive search at New York City-based Partners International, has placed former Viacom executive Gwyneth Meeks as director of learning and development at Consumer Reports. “Gwynn has had a great background in assisting organizations that are transforming,” said Mr. Movesian. “She is a great collaborator and partners and will fit into the

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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International Executive Search Federation Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF), an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Flensby & Partners International in Frederiksberg, Denmark as its newest member firm. IESF now has 80 offices located in 20 countries. Flensby & Partners is a Nordic consultancy firm within executive search and leadership assessment working

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Booming Private Equity Sector Feeds TritonExec’s Expansion to the U.S.

Aside from the big-branded executive recruiters, all of whom devote significant time and manpower to talent acquisition initiatives throughout the PE space, a number boutique search firms are working alongside these investment brands to provide talent up and down the functional scale. And much of the activity is taking place on American shores. Following that demand,

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Expertise, Deep Perspective Serve Clients Beyond Simply Filling Jobs

The most effective executive search firms do much more than simply go out and find talent. Their consultants bring deep passion, curiosity and interest to their work. What’s more, they are constantly learning about their sector, its people and the nuances of the varied roles. In a nutshell, that’s the kind of firm that Matt

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Acertitude Places CFOs for DexKo Global

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Jeff Richard as DexKo Global’s new chief financial officer and Derek Peabody as CFO of the company’s subsidiary, Dexter. The two finance leaders are critical hires for DexKo, which seeks to grow aggressively both organically and through acquisitions. Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner of Acertitude, led both searches, partnering closely

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Strategic Government Resources Seeks Two New Police Chiefs in Pennsylvania

In separate assignments, Keller, TX-based executive search firm Strategic Government Resources (SGR) has been chosen to find new police chiefs for two municipalities in Pennsylvania, Newtown Township and Edinboro. Newtown Township, in Bucks County, has a population of about 20,000. The community is looking for a chief of police with exceptional leadership and management skills

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Ridgeway Partners Continues Expansion

London-headquartered executive search firm Ridgeway Partners has expanded with the addition of Katie Thomas as a partner. “We are delighted to welcome Katie to the Ridgeway team,” said Sue O’Brien, managing partner at Ridgeway Partners. “Every industry challenge needs effective leadership, so we see the retail and broader consumer service sectors as a growth opportunity under Katie’s direction. With her relationships merging with our

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Attracting Top Talent in the Age of AI

Artificial intelligence is quickly emerging as a game-changer for recruiting – enabling organizations to more readily identify and hire candidates. It is enabling search firms to find and evaluate talent with greater accuracy and speed. New recruitment technology can sift through tremendous amounts of data to identify top prospects exponentially faster than any individual, or

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Lochlin Partners Finds Chief Policy Officer for the American Bankers Association

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Naomi Camper as chief policy officer for the American Bankers Association (ABA) in Washington, D.C. She started her new position on Monday. Lochlin’s managing partners Patrick Friel and Liza Wright led the assignment. “I am thrilled that Naomi has agreed to join ABA at this important moment for the

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NETcon Taps Sheffield Search to Find CEO

New Zealand-headquartered executive recruiting firm Sheffield Search has been selected by power transmission company NETcon to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The assignment is being led by Nick Gee, manager of Sheffield’s South Island operation. “This role offers both challenge and great opportunity with the chance to shape an organization as

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Human Capital Group Adds Healthcare Veteran

Nashville, TN-based the Human Capital Group has expanded with the addition of healthcare veteran Paul Cleckner as managing director. Mr. Cleckner brings more than 25 years of senior operating and leadership experience in healthcare and technology. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Saint Thomas Health and prior to that was VP of operations

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Global Healthcare Services Creates New Recruitment Platform

Rocky River, OH-headquartered executive search firm Global Healthcare Services (GHS) recently detected a disturbing trend within the sector it serves: Hospitals were struggling with employee retention, from staff to leadership roles, with the C-suite’s annual turnover as high as 20 percent in recent years. GHS saw an opportunity to implement a recruitment platform called IRIS

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3 Ways Assessments Can Go Wrong and How to Get Them Right

With the accelerated pace of change and constant potential for disruption, the costs of getting important leadership decisions wrong – whether for selecting senior leaders, leadership development or succession planning – have never been higher. Despite these risks, many organizations underestimate the importance of a robust assessment process, according to a new report issued by Spencer

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Grace Blue Lands New Leader for VCU Brandcenter

Grace Blue has placed Vann Graves as the new executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter. He takes over the role from Helayne Spivak, who left the school in May. “Along with my colleagues, I am delighted that Vann Graves is coming to VCU Brandcenter as its new executive director,” said Michael Rao,

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Russell Reynolds Associates Places CEO at CropLife America

CropLife America (CLA), the leading association for the U.S. crop protection industry, has chosen former National Pork Board executive Chris Novak as its CEO. Russell Reynolds Associates assisted on the assignment. Mr. Novak will start his new role on Aug. 20. “I’m pleased to announce that Chris Novak has been selected by our board’s search committee

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NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms Across the U.S.

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 10 new member locations across the

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Indeed Acquires Resume.com

Job aggregator Indeed recently acquired Resume.com, an online service for creating personalized resumes. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Over 3.5 million job seekers use Resume.com, creating more than 40,000 resumes every week, and accessing timely career resource information. Indeed will continue to operate resume.com and enable job seekers to build, download, and print personalized

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The Digital Future of Recruiting: 5 Solutions to Improve Hiring and Retention

In today’s competitive recruiting market, search firms must be nimble and efficient. One way to get there: Invest in digital tools to hire and onboard best-in-class professionals. Many organizations still use manual or paper-based processes, which are slow, expensive, and error-prone, resulting in inefficient operations and compliance risks. A new report by DocuSign found that

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SearchWide Finds New Leader for the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in general are

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Eastman & Beaudine Leading Athletic Director Search for University of South Florida

Executive search firm Eastman & Beaudine has been retained by the University of South Florida (USF) to lead its search for a new athletic director. Scott Kull, USF’s deputy athletic director for external operations, has been named interim AD while the school looks to replace Mark Harlan, who recently stepped down. “USF Athletics has gained tremendous momentum over the past

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Heidrick & Struggles Launches Cross-Industry Innovation Network

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has launched a new cross-industry corporate innovation network that it is calling the Game-Changer Collaborative (GCC). The GCC enables members to collaborate around emerging technologies, external innovation opportunities and approaches to accelerating innovation in their organizations, said the Chicago-based firm. The GCC includes several

Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies
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Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Stephanie Pinson, president of executive search firm Gilbert Tweed International, has died. Ms. Pinson, born May 23, 1936, had been with the New York City-based recruitment provider since 1981 and was a member of its board of directors. She had in-depth experience as a search consultant to the highly complex insurance industry, where she specialized

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How Predictive Analytics Promotes Better Decision Making and Efficiency

At most major corporations, it is critical for the head of HR to be an extremely strong strategic and trustworthy adviser to the CEO, the board of directors and senior management. That means not just filling leadership positions with the current needs of the organization, but being able to look to the future in terms

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McDermott & Bull Leading Two Chief Officer Searches for Scooter’s Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee, one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the specialty coffee business, has retained Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull to lead its search for a new chief commercial officer and chief development officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner

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Ratliff & Taylor Seeks Next President for Leadership Akron

Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has been chosen to find the next president for Leadership Akron. The search is being led by senior consultant Patti Shumay and senior vice president and practice leader Linda J. Gray. The non-profit’s previous leader, Mark Scheffler, departed earlier this year to become executive director of the

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MediaLink Names Leader of Executive Search Division

MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has appointed Trish Shortell as managing director, executive search, based in its New York office. In her role, she will lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s chairman and CEO. “Trish is widely sought-after in our industry for her thought leadership and counsel on

DHR Increases Ownership In Rival Recruiter Caldwell Partners

DHR International has increased its holdings in Canadian search firm Caldwell Partners International to 1,141,000 common shares, representing approximately 5.36 percent of the common shares outstanding. DHR says that its increased stock purchase makes it now the third largest shareholder of Caldwell. According to DHR, its chairman, David Hoffmann, and G. Edmund King, Caldwell’s chairman, spoke

Amrop Names Global Chief Executive

Amrop has appointed José Ignacio Leyún as global chief executive officer and member of the executive board of the Amrop Partnership SCRL. A partner of Amrop Seeliger y Conde in Spain and head of Amrop’s global leadership assessment practice, Mr. Leyún has a long track record as a trusted advisor to the boards of a range of

Chartwell Partners Adds Partner In Chicago Office

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has added Mike Magurany as a partner in its Chicago office. He will serve a national base of consumer and retail clients. Mr. Magurany focuses on C-level and other senior-level assignments in the consumer, retail, and industrial industries. He conducts searches in all functional areas, including merchandising, merchandise planning and allocation, marketing, e-commerce, finance,

Storbeck/Pimentel Selected by AAC&U to Recruit Next President

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to lead its search for a new president. Shelly Weiss Storbeck, managing partner, is leading the search along with Julia Patton, senior associate. In April, Carol Geary Schneider announced her intention to retire from the presidency of AAC&U. She has led the university

Work&Partners to Recruit Digital Practice Leader at LiquidHub

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been selected by LiquidHub, Inc. to lead its search for a new healthcare digital practice leader. Alan J. Work will head the search. LiquidHub is a digital integrator that partners with businesses to improve customer engagement and drive growth. Through planning, execution, and management of technology across the full technology lifecycle, LiquidHub

Employers and Job Seekers Forecast Upbeat Confidence

We’re at the midway point in 2015 and both employers and job seekers are feeling confident about the labor market. Nearly half of employers (49 percent) say they are planning to hire full-time, permanent staff over the next six months, while one third (34 percent) plan to hire temporary or contract workers, according to CareerBuilder’s

Caldwell Partners Posts 20 Percent Q3 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners has posted third quarter revenues of $11.9 million, an increase of 20 percent from revenues during the same period a year ago. U.S. revenues increased 15 percent in the quarter to $8.4 million. Canadian revenues were up 29 percent to $3.4 million Revenues from European operations were just under $160,000. Third quarter net earnings were 36 cents per share in fiscal 2015,

Les Stern and Charles King Join Diversified Search

Former CTPartners veteran recruiters Les Stern and Charles King have joined Diversified Search as managing directors. Mr. Stern will help Diversified expand its business by focusing on the recruitment of additional senior recruiting personnel while Mr. King brings diversity specialization to the firm’s growing board of directors search practice. Mr. Stern has over 40 years of experience in

Korn Ferry Recruits CEO for Newseum

Korn Ferry has recruited Jeffrey Herbst as president and chief executive officer of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute. Kristin Mannion, vice chairman of Korn Ferry’s CEO and board practice, and Charles Ingersoll, senior client partner and co-leader of the firm’s non-profit search practice, led the assignment. Mr. Herbst is the outgoing president of Colgate University and a noted political scientist and award-winning author. During

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Search Solution Group Places CFO at the Mint Museum

Executive recruiting firm Search Solution Group has placed Gary Blankemeyer as the first-ever chief financial officer of the Mint Museum. Jessyca Shuttleworth, recruiting leader, finance and accounting, headed the search on behalf of the firm. Mr. Blankemeyer has more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience, five of which are in the non-profit space. He was

Heidrick & Struggles Increases Bank Credit Lines

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has increased its bank credit facilities in order to give the company additional financial options as it explores ways to further invest in its human capital lines of business. The agreement provides for a senior unsecured revolving credit facility in an aggregate amount of $100 million, with an optional increase

DHR Acquires 1 Million Shares of Canadian Recruiting Rival

DHR International has confirmed that it purchased an aggregate of 1,032,00 shares of Canadian rival Caldwell Partners International last week on the open market of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The share purchase represents approximately five percent of Caldwell’s issued and outstanding common shares. DHR said in a call this evening that it believes it is now Caldwell

Professional Hiring In U.K. Up 13 Percent As Market Confidence Soars

Professional recruitment firms now have 13 percent more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to a survey from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This increase is in line with reports from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), which shows that U.K. economic growth picked up in the three months leading

DHR International Recruits Syracuse University Athletic Director

DHR International has placed Mark Coyle as athletic director for Syracuse University. The search was completed by the global leader of DHR’s sports practice, Glenn Sugiyama, and executive vice president, Pat Richter. “This was an efficient and a very thorough search,” said Kent Syverrud, University chancellor. “It was a committee that listened carefully to the community as part of

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner in Johannesburg

Heidrick & Struggles has added Debbie Farnaby as a partner in its Johannesburg office and a member of the firm’s global technology & services practice. Ms. Farnaby’s expertise spans CIO and technology functions with extensive experience at the EXCO level, technology and strategy consulting. She has over 25 years of hands-on experience in the ICT, manufacturing and

KeyStone Search Recruits VP Global Marketing for Wilson Tool Intl.

Minneapolis-based executive search firm KeyStone Search has recruited Paul Landgraf as vice president of global marketing for White Bear Lake, Minnesota-based Wilson Tool International. He will be responsible for customer and competitive insights, strategic marketing, new product, program and service development, lead generation and Wilson Tool brand management. “Paul’s experience driving strategic global marketing and his authentic leadership style

B.E. Smith Launches Post-Acute Services Division

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has expanded its services with the launch of a post-acute services division. The firm is placing increased focus on meeting the leadership needs of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term acute care hospitals (LTAC/LTCH), skilled nursing centers, as well as home health and hospice agencies. B. E. Smith has appointed Alyson Cutshall as vice president of

Recruiting Millennials: Where to Begin

As employers strive to reach, engage and hire Millennial talent, a new report out today by Findly outlines strategies for connecting with this demographic group that is, by most measures, highly educated, self-confident, absorbed by technology and ambitious. Findly, the on-demand talent provider and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, shared details from its latest white

Spencer Stuart Leading Search for the National Book Foundation

The National Book Foundation (NBF) has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new executive director. Harold Augenbraum, the current executive director, will step down from his post in March 2016. His decision was announced by the non-profit foundation’s board of directors, which has formed a committee to choose his successor. He has headed the foundation since

Cody Consulting Appoints Director of Executive Search

Tampa-headquartered Cody Consulting has named Stephanie Krebs as director, executive search. She will be responsible for managing and growing Cody Consulting’s executive search service line, working with new and existing clients to aid in their talent acquisitions needs. Ms. Krebs previously served as senior staffing manager at Fidelity Information Services (FIS), where she led a team

ISE Talent Adds Specialist In Information Security Recruitment

Executive search firm ISE Talent has added Jeff Combs as vice president of talent management. He will provide leadership to the firm for business development, client relationship management and executive recruiting as well as play an active role in building the company’s recruiting team. A leading expert on information security recruitment and career development, Mr. Combs brings more than

Braswell Nees Group Recruits CEO for Central Georgia Health Network

Braswell Nees Group|TRANSEARCH International has placed Charles Carroll as chief executive officer for the Central Georgia Health Network (CGHN). Gene Nees, senior partner and practice leader for the firm’s healthcare practice, led the search. Mr. Carroll has a 30-plus year history in healthcare management. Most recently, he was senior partner in Johnson Lane Group where he led the

CEO Turnover Decelerates Considerably In 2015

Turnover among chief executive officers fell 13 percent in May, as 90 CEOs announced their departures during the month, down 7.2 percent from 97 in April, according to a new report from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. The May total was eight percent lower than the same month a year ago, when CEO

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for CPI Card Group

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Lisa Jacoba as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of CPI Card Group. Hanold Associates’ partners Karlis Antons and Ivan Perry led the search. In her new position, Ms. Jacoba will have overall responsibility for the human resources function of the company, reporting directly to CPI’s president and chief executive officer, Steve Montross.

Harris Search Associates Recruits VP for Kent State

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Paul DiCorleto Ph.D. as vice president for research and sponsored programs at Kent State University. Dr. DiCorleto comes to Kent State from Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Sherwin-Page chair of the Lerner Research Institute since 2002, and from Case Western Reserve University, where he chaired  the Department of Molecular Medicine in

Russell Reynolds Associates Names Washington, D.C. Head

Executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has appointed Kimberly Archer as head of its Washington, D.C. office. She replaces Denise Grant, who recently left the firm. Ms. Archer recruits C-suite executives and advises boards around leadership assessment and succession for a wide variety of organizations including foundations, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, social and human service agencies, and advocacy

GRMSearch Expands Melbourne Office

Executive search firm GRMSearch (GRM) has added Sam Fallaw and Jelena Lazic as associates in its Melbourne office. The appointments come less than one year after GRM Search launched its Australian office with seasoned legal recruiter Paul Garth at the helm. “The market response to our Australian office opening has been very encouraging. The addition of Sam and Jelena is in

DHR Stakes Claim In Canadian Recruiting Rival

Shares in Canadian-based search firm Caldwell Partners International skyrocketed 41.5 percent yesterday amid unusually high trading volume and takeover rumors. More than 500,000 shares of the company’s common stock traded hands before a temporary suspension was imposed by Toronto Stock Exchange regulators late in the afternoon. Shares reached $1.84 per share, up 54 cents from $1.30

Parker Executive Search Heading President Search for EMU

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been selected by the board of directors of Eastern Michigan University to lead its search for a new president. The candidate will be replacing Susan Martin, who steps down as president in two weeks. Kim Schatzel, provost and executive vice president of academic and student affairs, will serve as interim president while Eastern conducts the national

Heidrick & Struggles Expands Life Sciences Practice

Heidrick & Struggles has strengthened its expertise in healthcare and life sciences recruiting with the addition of Greg Lovas as partner to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Heidrick & Struggles’ life sciences practice, Mr. Lovas serves pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare services, and biotech clients in all phases of growth, from start-ups to multi-billion dollar global

Fairfield Partners Fills Top Sales Post for NatureBox

Executive search firm Fairfield Partners has placed Andy Malloy as vice president of sales for San Carlos, CA-based NatureBox. NatureBox has experienced tremendous growth through its snack subscription services and is building its brand awareness by moving into the physical retail realm. Mr. Malloy will lead those efforts. “By placing key executives in some of the most iconic natural food

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