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The Alexander Group Finds New COO for Prostate Cancer Foundation

Houston-based executive search firm Alexander Group has placed Christine Jones as the new chief operating officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Managing director and founder Jane S. Howze led the assignment. “Christine’s executive leadership credentials and proven capabilities will positively impact PCF’s future initiatives which include bringing precision oncology to the global community of men with prostate

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HonorVet Technologies Announces Veterans Jobs Initiative

Fairfield, NJ-based recruitment firm HonorVet Technologies has announced an initiative intended to help veterans, their spouses and children find civilian jobs. “As the job market in the United States progresses, veterans and veteran spouses continue to experience unemployment rates four times the local average,” said the firm. “As a result, a lot of families find

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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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Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO

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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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La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York

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Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted

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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

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 organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member

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Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

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RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

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Pedersen & Partners Expands Into Malaysia

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has established a new office in Kuala Lumpur and named Peter Lisney as country manager for Malaysia. Mr. Lisney previously founded and managed a boutique executive search firm in Kuala Lumpur specializing in mandates for senior-level executive positions across South East Asia and the Middle East. Over the past 15 years,

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Seven Tips to Find Great CEO Candidates

Selecting a new chief executive officer is critical because so much rides on a positive outcome. When determining a CEO’s suitability, companies should remind themselves that no candidate is perfect. The goal is to understand the relative trade-offs among the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses, and to ensure that prospects’ deficits are not in areas that

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Boardwalk Consulting Finds Executive Director for Year Up Atlanta

Following an expansive national search, Atlanta-based executive search firm BoardWalk Consulting helped in the placement of Grace Jackson as executive director of Year Up Greater Atlanta. BoardWalk Consulting director Crystal Stephens led the assignment. Year Up Greater Atlanta is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18 to 24, with a combination of

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B.E. Smith Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for Nathan Adelson Hospice

B.E. Smith has been retained by Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas to lead its search for a chief compliance officer. Director Andrea Merideth is heading the assignment. The chief compliance officer is charged with serving as a support system for the hospice staff, promoting critical thinking and taking the lead to create a robust compliance

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Diversified Search Expands in Financial Services and Non-Profit Sector Recruiting

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Michael Sarnoff as the new leader of its financial services practice and Lionel Anderson as managing director in the education, non-profit, and arts and culture practice. Mr. Sarnoff, who will be based in Southern

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Winner Partners Opens for Business

An array of new recruiting firms have opened around the world this year. The latest: Former DHR International recruiters Tina Winner and Steven Oberhoffer have launched Winner Partners in St. Petersburg, FL. Ms. Winner has experience in the fields of human resources, information technology, finance, accounting, engineering, operations, sales and marketing, and supply chain. Her practice

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Elite Talent: Why Do They Leave?

Finding ways to attract the best and brightest people to their clients remains a major challenge for the world’s leading executive search professionals. A strong economy coupled with the ease of competing for and landing fresh work elsewhere often leads many top employees to look around. And that is leading HR heads to worry about

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The Alexander Group Finds New COO for Prostate Cancer Foundation

Houston-based executive search firm Alexander Group has placed Christine Jones as the new chief operating officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Managing director and founder Jane S. Howze led the assignment. “Christine’s executive leadership credentials and proven capabilities will positively impact PCF’s future initiatives which include bringing precision oncology to the global community of men with prostate

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HonorVet Technologies Announces Veterans Jobs Initiative

Fairfield, NJ-based recruitment firm HonorVet Technologies has announced an initiative intended to help veterans, their spouses and children find civilian jobs. “As the job market in the United States progresses, veterans and veteran spouses continue to experience unemployment rates four times the local average,” said the firm. “As a result, a lot of families find

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PI Executive Fills Operations Post for AJINOMOTO FOODS

Talent advisory firm Pi Executive has recruited Brett Buatti as executive vice president of operations for Ajinomoto Foods North America, a subsidiary of Japan based Ajinomoto Group, a provider of frozen foods and cultural cuisine. The search was led by partner Pierre Trippitelli. Mr. Buatti has more than 20 years of experience developing world-class manufacturing and supply

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Amrop Expands in Ireland

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, remains in growth mode with the opening a new office in Dublin, re-launching operations in Ireland and strengthening its capabilities across the EMEA region. Amrop appointed managing partner David Kelly to lead Amrop Ireland, which will

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Employers Look to Continue Hiring Plans

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the fourth quarter, with 22 percent of employers 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

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Lochlin Partners Lands CFO for Directed

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Naresh Idnani as the new CFO at Directed, a leader in the connected car and automotive electronics aftermarket space. Lochlin managing partner Patrick Friel led the assignment. “Naresh brings an impressive record of accomplishment in financial and business management to Directed,” said Bob Struble, CEO of Directed. “His broad skill-set and

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Lois L. Lindauer Seeks Chief Development Officer for Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City has retained Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to spearhead its hunt for a new chief development officer. Vice president Libby Roberts is leading the assignment. The museum is seeking a seasoned professional to lead and grow a comprehensive and modern fundraising program to support the institution’s

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Search Consultancy Acquires Henderson Scott

London-based Search Consultancy recently acquired Henderson Scott, a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in the technology sector. The acquisition gives the newly created Search Group combined revenue of £220 million, with more than 750 employees across 17 U.K. offices. This is the first acquisition Search Consultancy has undertaken since its management buy-out in

Ventura Partners Courtney Gruber chief retail officer drybar

Ventura Partners Places Chief Retail Officer for drybar

Beverly Hills, CA-based executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has placed Courtney Gruber as the new chief retail officer for drybar, a blowout hair salon chain. Ventura founder and partner Julie Ford led the search. “Courtney is the consummate, ‘customer first’ executive and a dynamic, well-rounded leader with a proven track record of success,” said John Hefner,

Herbert Mines Lands CEO for Art Van Furniture

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

Ichor Leadership Search Finds CIO for the Department of Corrections

New Zealand-based executive recruiting firm Ichor Leadership Search has placed Alastair Turrell into the position of chief information officer at the Department of Corrections. Mr. Turrell was most recently director of the software division at Datacom, a strategic leadership role he held over a decade, contributing significantly to growth and expansion. Joining the IT services firm in 2002, he was initially appointed to lead the infrastructure division, with

ProClinical launched ProClinical Executive

ProClinical Launches New Executive Search Service

Life sciences talent solutions provider ProClinical has launched a new executive search service dubbed ProClinical Executive. The company said that it “is aiming to redefine expectations of retained search by demonstrating a more targeted and streamlined process with a core emphasis on outcomes and delivery. The new executive brand has set out a vision of

With Skilled Applicants in Short Supply, AI Emerges to Lure Passive Candidates

These are challenging days to find well-qualified talent for top roles. Beyond the well-documented, worldwide shortage of talent, unemployment is down. In fact, it hit a 19-year low of 3.9 percent in April, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate for college-degreed workers who are 25 or older was just

CohenTaylor Chris Coleman CEO Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

CohenTaylor Places CEO at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Minneapolis-headquartered CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman as the new president and chief executive officer of the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. He will replace Susan Haigh, who is retiring after leading the non-profit for more than 13 years. The organization was seeking someone with a passion for affordable housing, along with a fluency and aptitude for

Vanderbloemen Search Group Tapped by Generation Church to Find New Executive Pastor

Generation Church in Mesa, AZ, has retained executive recruiting firm Vanderbloemen Search Group to lead its hunt for a new executive pastor. The church is seeking candidates who can perform well in the role, whether their education came formally or through learning on the job. “The individual who never stops learning will especially be attractive,”

ZRG Partners Wendy Murphy Global HR Practice Group

ZRG Partners Expands Global HR Practice Group

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded its global human resource officers’ practice with the addition of Wendy Murphy as managing director and global practice leader. She will also be engaged in ZRG’s healthcare practice, where she has deep experience in private equity healthcare searches. Joining Ms. Murphy are several key

Signium Annelize van Rensburg leader global consumer goods services

Signium Names Leader of Global Consumer Goods and Services Practice

Executive search consortium Signium has named Annelize van Rensburg as leader of its global consumer goods and services practice. She has 20 years of executive search experience and is one of the founding members of Talent Africa, which became Signium Africa last year. “Ms. van Rensburg is fulfilling a critical role as successful practice groups are a key part

A New Way to Build Partnerships with Recruitment Firms

Qualified executive talent is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit. The recent drop of the unemployment rate to a 19-year low of 3.9 percent has impacted the availability of talent, and as a result businesses are realizing the benefits of building long-term relationships with recruiters. “Companies are more open than ever to hire retained search firms

JDG Associates Seeks President for Surety & Fidelity Association of America

Rockville, MD-based search firm JDG Associates has been selected to find the next president of the Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA). Lynn M. Schubert, the group’s current president, announced in December that she would be retiring at the end of this year. Paul Belford, principal at the recruitment firm, is spearheading the search. Ms.

Kirk Palmer Associates Molly Adams President Famous Footwear

Kirk Palmer Associates Lands President for Famous Footwear

Retail-focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates has recruited former Walt Disney executive Molly Adams as the new president of Famous Footwear. The company considered both internal and external candidates. Rick Ausick, who became president in 2009, is retiring this year as part of a planned succession. He will remain actively involved in day-to-day operations during the transition. “Molly

SRiCheyenne hires Glenn Horine sports practice

SRiCheyenne Expands North American Sports Recruiting Practice

SRiCheyenne has undergone a wave of growth since its creation last year with the merger of the Cheyenne Group and SRi. Recently, the firm brought aboard a new partner, Glenn Horine, to focus on developing the firm’s North American sports practice. Mr. Horine previously led his own sports & entertainment consulting practice, H & H Consulting, for the

Per Ardua Associates launches Pantheon Leadership Consulting

Per Ardua Associates Launches Leadership Consulting Division

London-based financial services search firm Per Ardua Associates has added a new consulting business, Pantheon Leadership Consulting, joining a long and growing list of search firms moving into the leadership advice space. Jennifer Jones will be assisting the lead team at Per Ardua in putting together the new leadership consulting operation. Offerings will include coaching, mentoring,

Talent Shortage Threaten Business Growth

Talent Shortage Could Threaten Global Business Growth

By 2030, demand for skilled workers will outstrip supply, resulting in a global talent shortage of more than 85.2 million people, according to a newly released report by Korn Ferry. The study found that left to run its course, the shortage will result in nearly $8.5 trillion in unrealized revenue in the economies analyzed. The eye-opening figures are the

University Texas College Sports Solutions Head Track Coach

University of Texas Taps College Sports Solutions for Head Track Coach

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been selected by the University of Texas to lead its search for a new head coach for its track team. The previous coach, Mario Sategna, was fired after five years on the job, with the school saying it wanted to go in a new direction. Jeff Schemmel, founder and

Long Wharf Theatre Arts Consulting Group Artistic Director

Long Wharf Theatre Picks Arts Consulting Group to Find Artistic Director

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven has chosen Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to find its next artistic director. The previous leader, Gordon Edelstein, was fired in January after accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Josh Borenstein, the group’s managing director, has taken on the artistic director responsibilities in the interim. The search is expected to

HR Veteran hrQ

HR Veteran Joins hrQ

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, hrQ added HR veteran Jack Reynolds to its Dallas office as a principal consultant. Mr. Reynolds is said to be a results-driven global human resources executive and consultant with a broad portfolio of expertise in

Amrop New Firm South Africa

Amrop Adds New Member Firm in South Africa

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. Its newest member firm is Woodburn Mann in South Africa. Led by managing partner Andrew Woodburn, Woodburn Mann was established in 1982 in Johannesburg. It serves a range of clients across southern

Alexander Mann Solutions Acquired OMERS Private Equity $1.1 Billion

Alexander Mann Solutions to be Acquired by OMERS Private Equity for $1.1 Billion

OMERS Private Equity, the private equity investment arm of Ontario-headquartered OMERS, has entered into an agreement with New Mountain Capital to acquire Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management services firm, for $1.1 billion. Alexander Mann Solutions has industry expertise in a number of sectors, specifically retail and financial services; investment banking and

Calibre One Scott Gutz CEO Monster

Calibre One Recruits CEO for Monster

Executive search firm Calibre One has placed Scott Gutz as the new CEO of jobs website Monster. He replaces Mark Stoever, who left the company in 2017. Partner Diane McIntyre and principal Mark Frank led the assignment. “Monster is at a pivotal point in its digital transformation and we’re thrilled to have someone with Scott’s experience and

Sterling Martin Associates CEO National Association County City Health Officials

Sterling Martin Associates Places CEO at National Association of County and City Health Officials

Following a national search conducted by Sterling Martin Associates, the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) selected Lori Tremmel Freeman to be its next chief executive officer. Prior to joining NACCHO, Ms. Freeman served for four years as CEO of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, where she

ZRG Consumer Products Practice Leader

ZRG Names Consumer Products Practice Leader

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Giovanni Lamarca as a managing director and a consumer products sector leader within the firm’s growing consumer practice. “The addition of Giovanni strengthens our strategy and commitment to accelerate our ability to serve a wider range of

IRC Global EMEA Leader

IRC Global Appoints EMEA Leader

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has named Tomasz Sokolowski, vice president of IRC Poland (HBK), as its new EMEA regional leader. He takes over from Gaye Özcan, managing partner of IRC Turkey and EMEA regional leader since 2014. “On behalf of all members we congratulate Tomasz on his appointment as regional leader,” said Rohan Carr,

Glassdoor Agrees to $1.2 Billion Sale to Recruit Holdings

In a sudden, all-cash $1.2 billion deal, online jobs portal Glassdoor has announced that it has agreed to be sold to Tokyo-based Recruit Holdings, a human resources company with far-reaching tentacles into the global recruiting sector. Glassdoor, renowned for its employee reviews of businesses as well as salary information, will become “a distinct and separate

CarterBaldwin Places President at Tim Tebow Foundation

The Tim Tebow Foundation, a non-profit global service for children, has named Steve Biondo as its new president with the assistance of CarterBaldwin Executive Search. He replaces Erik Dellenback, the foundation’s first executive director, who led the organization for seven years. The firm’s founding partner Price Harding headed the assignment. “We are excited for Steve

Closing the Deal with Candidates in the Life Sciences Sector

The competitive landscape of the life sciences industry is transforming executive recruiting. “Growing pressure to rapidly advance scientific discovery and expand market share is making the competition to attract top talent as fierce as ever,” this according to a new report authored by Dan Strauss, client partner and head of the pharmacovigilance and risk management

Acertitude Richard Harris CTO DRB Systems

Acertitude Places Chief Technology Officer at DRB Systems

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Richard Harris as the new chief technology officer of DRB Systems, a provider of technology-enabled devices and software solutions to the car wash industry. Senior partner Scott Carberry headed the search. Mr. Harris was identified, evaluated and placed in 58 days. DRB is a portfolio company of New Mountain

NGS Global Chris Pearce Melbourne

NGS Global Continues Expansion

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Chris Pearce, a former member of the Australian House of Representatives, as managing partner with its Oceania team in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Pearce is a highly-experienced professional in both the commercial and public sectors. The firm said that his background “aligns perfectly with

Here’s 3 Keys to Successful Executive Recruiting

Just about every business publication today, it seems, is talking about the impact of the growing talent shortage on both individual organizations and the overall economy. Research suggests that roughly 40 percent of employers are currently experiencing hiring difficulties. What’s more, 76 percent of hiring decision-makers surveyed for a recent Glass Door report said that

Bridge Partners Places Head of Global Talent at Acumen

Recruitment firm Bridge Partners has placed HR veteran Anna Stillwell as head of global talent at Acumen, a New York City-headquartered non-profit impact investment fund. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke led the search. Ms. Stillwell joined Acumen from the Wikimedia Foundation, where she was a leader in talent and culture. In that role, she played a crucial

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