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Lindauer Recruits CEO for Solar One 

Lindauer has assisted in the recruitment of Stephen Levin as the new chief executive officer of Solar One. CEO Deb Taft led the search along with assistant vice president Terri Rutter. “Stephen’s passion for the environment, leadership experience and deep commitment to working to improve communities make him an excellent choice to lead Solar One,” said Sara

Storbeck Search/Diversified Search Group Tapped to Lead Hunt for President of Hampton University

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been enlisted to find the next president of Hampton University in Hampton, VA. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing director; Jeffrey Alston, senior associate; and Lisa Solinsky, senior associate. The expected start date for this position

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Linking Culture to Value, Growth and Performance

In the wake of COVID-19, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that once synchronized their talent to corporate vision, core values, and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose.

Diversified Search Group Names Managing Directors

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has named three new managing directors, each adding to the firm’s capabilities in serving the needs of clients across key industries and sectors. Allen Chan joins the firm’s corporate practice, Lois Mufuka Martin joins its education practice, and Alicia Salerno has been

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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?


Nowsta Secures $41 Million in Funding

Brooklyn-headquartered Nowsta, which provides a cloud-based workforce management platform to enterprises, has raised $41 million Series B funding from GreatPoint Ventures and joined by VMG Catalyst, Rally Ventures, Tribe Capital and existing investors Green Visor Capital, Compound Ventures and Clocktower Technology Ventures. This latest funding round will be used to help Nowsta scale operations across 25


Moving Forward in 2022 Requires a Sticky Culture

2021 was the year of the employee. Around four million Americans exercised choice and quit their jobs each month in a trend that has become known as The Great Resignation. For 2022, a new report from DHR Global concludes, it is a business imperative for companies to stop the flow of employees exiting and ensure


Caldwell Recruits President and CEO for Rocky Mountaineer 

Toronto-based Caldwell has assisted in the recruitment of David McKenna as president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver, Canada, Drew Railton, Les Gombik, John Davidson, Tim Bostick, Natalie Stones and Meghan Harrelson led the assignment. “Rocky Mountaineer is an iconic tourism experience, a global champion, so it is fitting we have a tourism visionary, champion and


Leaders International Seeks CEO for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce 

Leaders International, an executive search firm with eight offices across Canada, has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC). Leading the assignment for the Toronto-based search firm are partner Anurag Shourie and consultant Cecilia Oteiza-Ayres. The president and CEO is responsible for providing efficient and


CIO Partners Called in by PropertySync to Lead CTO Search

Skilled IT leaders are among the toughest to find. CIO Partners was recently selected by PropertySync to lead their search for the role of chief technology officer. As PropertySync’s exclusive search partner for this role, the search firm will conduct the initial review of all candidates. Located remotely in the Pacific Northwest, PropertySync’s mission is to transform


InterSearch Worldwide Elects Chairman for the Middle East

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has elected Ehab Hassan as chairman, Middle East. “We are very pleased to have Ehab join our executive leadership team as chairman of the Middle East,” said Samantha Robinson, managing director Middle East. “He brings the breadth and depth of experience,


Caldwell Posts Q1 Revenue Gain of 112 Percent

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q1 revenues of $38.4 million (Canadian), a 112 percent increase from a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of December 31, 2020. “This was a record-breaking start to the year for Caldwell – consolidated revenue for the quarter was $38.4 million, representing a 112 percent increase


4 Ways the Pandemic Changed How Job Seekers Seek Work

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every facet of our lives over the past two years. Companies moved to remote work and in the process adjusted to new ways of working. Through it all, a labor shortage has made talent acquisition leaders and their recruiting partners scratch their heads and wonder what can be done to attract and secure


Jobless Claims Rise as Omicron Worries Continue

The Labor Department reported that 286,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 55,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 230,000 to 231,000. Still, the unemployment rate fell last month to a pandemic low 3.9 percent. The four-week moving average


The Christopher Group Tapped by Dellbrook | JKS to Lead Top HR Search

Dellbrook | JKS, one of the Northeast’s fastest-growing construction companies, has selected The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, to lead its search for a vice president of human capital /people /human resources. Founder and CEO, Tom Christopher, and managing partner, Jeff Wilbanks are leading the assignment. “We are tremendously honored to have


Stevenson Search Partners Launches Rebrand

Fort Lee, NJ-based Stevenson Search Partners (formerly The Stevenson Group), a global life science executive search firm, has launched a company-wide rebranding, including a new name, logo, visual identity and website. The search firm said the changes are meant to reflect its evolution into a modern and dynamic next generation search partner for life science


Entering the New Frontier in Executive Recruiting

The last 24 months have changed everything. For businesses. For leaders. For employees. For executive recruiters. Now, as the dust settles, one fact becomes clear: Power has shifted. From organizations to people. From profit to mutual prosperity. From ‘me’ to ‘we.’ According to a recent Korn Ferry report, employees are now starting to ask human


ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for StarCompliance  

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, ON Partners assisted in


TurnkeyZRG Assists University of Wisconsin Recruit Head Soccer Coach

TurnkeyZRG recently placed Neil Jones as head soccer coach for University of Wisconsin. Mr. Jones previously led the Loyola University Chicago men’s soccer program for nine years. “We are thrilled to welcome Neil Jones as our next men’s soccer head coach,” said Chris McIntosh, Wisconsin’s director of athletics. “He has a proven track record of


Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Board Members for Retro Report

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, Greenwich Harbor Partners placed Todd Larsen, president of the global Nexis Solutions division of LexisNexis;


CannabizTeam Predicts 100,000 New Pot Jobs in 2022

Cannabis sector salaries are up across the board with increased demand for top-flight leaders driving double-digit increases in compensation for experienced managers and C-suite executives, according to a new report by CannabizTeam, a cannabis-focused executive search firm. Salaries, the study says, continue to increase above cost-of-living index due to competition and a shortage of employees with specialized cannabis


Will the Great Resignation Cause a Pay Gap? 

For years, numerous companies have been trying to close the gap in pay for women and men who perform the same job. The effort has taken years for many organizations, along with threats of lawsuits and public pressure to bring women to parity, according to a new report from Korn Ferry. But just when many


Lindauer Recruits CEO for Solar One 

Lindauer has assisted in the recruitment of Stephen Levin as the new chief executive officer of Solar One. CEO Deb Taft led the search along with assistant vice president Terri Rutter. “Stephen’s passion for the environment, leadership experience and deep commitment to working to improve communities make him an excellent choice to lead Solar One,” said Sara

Storbeck Search/Diversified Search Group Tapped to Lead Hunt for President of Hampton University

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been enlisted to find the next president of Hampton University in Hampton, VA. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing director; Jeffrey Alston, senior associate; and Lisa Solinsky, senior associate. The expected start date for this position


SeekOut Secures $115 Million in Funding  

SeekOut has announced a $115 million series C funding round led by Tiger Global Management. The round values the Seattle-based company – an artificial intelligence-powered talent search engine – at more than $1.2 billion. “The Great Resignation remains top of mind for both employees and employers as we enter 2022,” said Matthew Merker, research manager, talent acquisition


Mogul Inks Diversity Talent Deal with Avery Dennison 

Recruitment platform and executive search firm Mogul recently inked a deal with Avery Dennison Corp., a manufacturer of labeling products and functional materials. Using Mogul’s talent acquisition platform, Avery Dennison will source and hire diverse talent, with access to more than 430 million diverse candidate profiles. Avery Dennison was recognized in 2020 by Forbes as one of


Talent Retention & Recruitment Strategies for Turbulent Times

The upheaval that began on March 11, 2020, resulted in dramatic ripple effects in all industries – including, of course, those that ensure a safe, secure and abundant food system. Supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, implementation of safety equipment and protocols, and stay-at-home orders upended standard operating procedures and forced on-the-spot decision making, according to


Egon Zehnder Retained by Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

The board of trustees of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health has tapped Egon Zehnder to lead a national search to find the next chief executive officer of Jefferson. The search comes after Stephen K. Klasko announced his retirement last year. “Egon Zehnder is the world’s largest privately held leadership advisory firm,” Jefferson said in a statement. “The


Slone Partners Recruits CFO for InterVenn Biosciences 

Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners placed Brian Hogan as chief financial officer of InterVenn Biosciences. “Brian Hogan is an extremely smart and innovative financial executive with a track record of success throughout his career in the life sciences,” said Tara Kochis-Stach, president of Slone Partners. “He brings energy, passion and vision to the InterVenn leadership team


The McCormick Group Opens New Office in Houston

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,

5 Hiring Insights from Executive Recruiters

We are currently in a taxing recruiting environment for employers. How should you react? This morning the Labor Department reported 10 million open jobs and a record ratio of openings to hires. “Add to this a blur of emotions felt as employees and leaders face return-to-work deadlines, childcare concerns, and the Delta variant, and we have

The Moran Company Seeks New CEO for The Animal Foundation

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find the next chief executive officer for The Animal Foundation (TAF) in Las Vegas. Senior search consultant Becky Hauk is leading the assignment. “The CEO of The Animal Foundation will hold one of the most visible and important

Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in London

Kingsley Gate Partners recently named Andy Davies as senior partner. He will be based in the firm’s London office. “We are thrilled to have Andy join our team,” said Nancy Albertini, senior partner at the search firm. “Our continued global growth into this key market strengthens our ability to deliver above and beyond the expectations

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since March 2020

The Labor Department reported that 293,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 36,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 3,000 from 326,000 to 329,000. The four-week moving average was 334,250, a decrease

How PE Firms Can Attract the Best Portfolio Leadership 

The global private equity sector is more than three times bigger than it was just 10 years ago. How can PE firms ensure that they are attracting the best talent to lead their portfolio companies? Despite a COVID-induced 22 percent downturn in private equity fundraising and deal volume in 2020, the broader multi-year trend is

Westmont Search Places Chief Transformation Officer for Essentia Health 

Executive search firm Westmont Search has placed Karyn Baum as chief transformation officer of Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. As CTO she will be responsible for leading clinicians in process improvement and innovation across the Essentia Health System. The search was conducted by Peter Blau, managing partner and Carolyn Lecocq, search director. Most recently, Dr. Baum served

Caldwell Fills Technology Posts for Concentra Bank  

Drew Railton and Adam Cotterall of Caldwell recently recruited Dave Baldarelli as chief digital officer and Wendy Murphy as chief technology and operations officer at Concentra Bank. Mr. Baldarelli is a motivational leader with a demonstrated ability to guide an organization through innovation and extensive business transformation. He is passionate about creating value for customers and offering products that drive business

Charles Aris Executive Search Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Executive Search has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. The firm was prepared for the expansion in 2020, but the pandemic put the plans on hold until now. The office will allow the search firm to strengthen relationships with existing clients and establish connections with new organizations. “The opening

LifeSci Partners Teams With Expert Network FirstThought

LifeSci Partners, a life-sciences focused consultancy, has entered into a strategic partnership with FirstThought, a global life sciences expert network, which specializes in connecting clients with life sciences and healthcare subject matter experts. FirstThought’s services, which include one-on-one consultations (virtual or in-person), group meetings, surveys and direct engagements, will be accessible to clients and employees

Disruption in Financial Services Presents Big Opportunities for Recruiters 

The profile of modern financial services leaders continues to shift amid the sector’s renewed focus on customers for revenue growth, service digitalization, a renewed focus on risk management, and increasing investor and regulatory scrutiny, according to executive recruiters. The COVID-19 crisis has only heightened the need for top talent that has the ability to pivot

The Christopher Group Leading Top Diversity Search for Standard Motor Products  

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, was recently called in by Standard Motor Products (SMP) to lead the organization’s vice president of talent, diversity and corporate social responsibility search. Managing director Pam Noble and managing partner Jeff Wilbanks are leading the critical assignment. “TCG is honored to have been selected for this prestigious

Hartz Search Recruits Chief Administrative Officer for East Jefferson General Hospital 

After an extensive national search, Charlotte, NC-based Hartz Search has helped to place Jennifer Parks as chief administrative officer of Louisiana Children’s Medical Center Health (LCMC Health) and East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH). Ms. Parks will strategically plan, lead, and manage all business aspects of the EJGH’s physician group. EJGH, which recently joined the LCMC Health

Miller Black Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for Kroll Business Services

With the coronavirus crisis disrupting the world economy, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. Executive recruiters across the business landscape report that searches for these C-suite executives will only

NPAworldwide Adds Five New Member Firms

With the number of people vaccinated against the coronavirus growing daily, 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

The Ins and Outs of Executive Recruiting

As individuals reach the rarefied heights of the executive tier, more than their title changes. The way executives are hired at this level differs from non-executive roles. According to a new report by AboveBoard, even the language of hiring shifts. Instead of being “recruited,” for example, executives are “placed” by an “executive search professional.” Most

Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.8 Percent

Employment rose by 194,000 in September as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. So far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 586,000. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing.

Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has assisted in the placement of Audrey Williams-Lee as chief people officer of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The hospital said it changed the title of this role from chief human resources officer to emphasize the importance of people in advancing its

Arts Consulting Group Places CEO for Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Minnesota

After a comprehensive national search, Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has helped to place Christopher Harrington as the new president and CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN. He will begin his tenure on Nov. 1. Mr. Harrington will succeed interim president Chris Sagstetter, who will resume her

IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Spain

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has added Barcelona-based boutique firm The Skeye as its newest member. “With IRC Spain, our new member firm, we have strengthened our solid position serving international clients, locally and globally,” said Stepan Motejzik, IRC Global alliance director. “We are excited about extending our capabilities in the critical market of Spain, spanning

Fenway Health Picks Lindauer to Assist in Chief People Officer Search

With the coronavirus crisis disrupting the world economy, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, chief people officers “keep employees healthy;

Bespoke Partners Recruits New Leader for Madison Dearborn Partners

Tremendous opportunity lies ahead in integrating a set of distinctive human capital solutions that will deliver exponential value to private equity firms and their portfolios. At the core of this drive are PE talent leaders and executive recruiters who are developing solutions to help clients navigate change and power value creation early in the hold

Shelli Herman and Associates Recruits New Leader for the St. Louis Zoo

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has placed Dwight Scott as the next Dana Brown president and CEO of the St. Louis Zoo. He succeeds Jeffrey P. Bonner, who will retire from that position at the end of the year after leading the organization for nearly two decades. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the assignment along

True Promotes Leaders to Support Continued Growth

Haddonfield, NJ-based True, a global executive talent management platform, has announced key leadership changes designed to support the firm’s rapidly growing business units. Josh Withers, a co-founder of the organization, moves into the newly created role of managing director, platform; Shawn Thorne, former co-lead of the product, data and technology practice, succeeds Mr. Withers as GM, Americas;

Jobless Claims Edge Down as Recovery Continues

The Labor Department reported that 326,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 38,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 362,000 to 364,000. The four-week moving average was 344,000, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up

Riviera Partners Assists HubSpot with Chief Product Officer Search

Today’s chief product officer is responsible for all product-related matters, according to executive recruiters who place them. The post typically includes product conception and development, production, innovation, and project and product management. In many IT/ telecommunications companies, the position includes release management and production. Chief product officers generally work on product strategy based on goals set by

Spencer Stuart Helps the Museum of Contemporary Art Find New Leader

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the recruitment of Johanna Burton as executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. She was selected after an extensive international search. “Johanna is an accomplished leader whose experience, management skills and passion prepare her for this important new role,” said Maria Seferian, chair of the museum’s

Hobson Leavy Recruits CEO for Financial Markets Authority 

New Zealand executive search firm Hobson Leavy has placed Samantha Barrass as chief executive officer for the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), a regulatory government agency in New Zealand. Ms. Barrass will assume her new role in January, subject to COVID-19 concerns. The FMA’s current CEO, Rob Everett, steps down at the end of October. FMA general

Coulter Partners Appoints Marketing Leader

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has expanded with the addition of Christelle Kerouedan as marketing director. “We are delighted to welcome Christelle to the team and are looking forward to working with her on the next phase of development of Coulter Partners,” said CEO Bianca Coulter. Her extensive experience as a life sciences communications specialist will

Calibre One Adds Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Veteran 

Executive search firm Calibre One has named John Staines as partner based in Los Angeles. “John’s personal and professional desire for driving business results through a culture of belonging really resonated with our own culture at Calibre One,” said Tom Barnes, managing partner. “In fact, our Culture Quotient initiative plays directly into his impressive goal of helping employers

No Shot, No Job

The number of organizations requiring employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 continues to increase. However, the big question is whether organizations will take the biggest step – firing unvaccinated employees outright, according to a new report from Korn Ferry. In August, one media company fired three unvaccinated employees for showing up at the office, while several other

Randall Partners Places CFO at the Place for Children with Autism

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Randall Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kristin Schultz as the new CFO at the Place for Children with Autism. The assignment was led by managing partner Craig Randall, president

Sterling Martin Associates Seeks CEO for Society of Surgical Oncology 

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has been called in by the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm are CEO and managing partner David S. Martin and vice

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