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Higher Talent Names Mindy Cohen President
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Higher Talent Names President

Non-profit executive recruiters Higher Talent has appointed Mindy Cohen as president and managing partner. Ms. Cohen has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s dedication to educational institutions and non-profits across the country over the past 15 years. She has recruited senior executives, nationally and internationally, for non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, public/private partnerships and

HVS Executive Search Linda Chadwick CEO Rita’s Franchise Company
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HVS Executive Search Finds New Leader for Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search has placed Linda Chadwick as CEO and president of Rita’s Franchise Company. Ms. Chadwick comes to the Trevose, PA-based Italian ice and frozen custard chain from Dessange Group North America. The search, conducted for Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital Partners LLC, was led by HVS Executive Search CEO Court Williams and

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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.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO
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Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

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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?

One Search Consulting joins Taplow Group
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Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson
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Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners is seeking a new executive director for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Managing director Michelle R.S. Bonoan is heading the national search, with support from principal Sheila Hennessey, as well as Koya’s research and support team. The search for

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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing 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, complexity

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates
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Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership

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Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited

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Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran
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EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior partner

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Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO
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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco
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Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco

Fifty two percent of San Francisco Bay Area executives say it is “somewhat” or “very challenging” to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Seventy-seven percent of hiring managers plan to hire for open roles in the next six months. Recruiters say highly skilled

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Want to Enhance Employability? Refresh Your Skills

Ninety percent of global respondents to a recent Randstad Workmonitor survey said that regularly refreshing skills and competencies will enhance employability. Seventy one percent, in fact, reported that they have done so within the past year. This belief was highest in China (98 percent) and lowest in the Netherlands (67 percent). On average, 74 percent

Higher Talent Names Mindy Cohen President
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Higher Talent Names President

Non-profit executive recruiters Higher Talent has appointed Mindy Cohen as president and managing partner. Ms. Cohen has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s dedication to educational institutions and non-profits across the country over the past 15 years. She has recruited senior executives, nationally and internationally, for non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, public/private partnerships and

HVS Executive Search Linda Chadwick CEO Rita’s Franchise Company
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HVS Executive Search Finds New Leader for Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search has placed Linda Chadwick as CEO and president of Rita’s Franchise Company. Ms. Chadwick comes to the Trevose, PA-based Italian ice and frozen custard chain from Dessange Group North America. The search, conducted for Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital Partners LLC, was led by HVS Executive Search CEO Court Williams and

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for International Music Foundation

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Among them, Alford Executive Search recently placed Mark Riggleman as executive director of the International Music Foundation (IMF) in Chicago. Ann Murray, the current executive director, is retiring after 26 years. Mr. Riggleman brings more than

Catalyst Advisors Adds Partner Arnaldo De Lisio London
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Catalyst Advisors Adds New Partner

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences.  Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human

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Why Leadership is Key to Making Diversity and Inclusion Plans Work

Committed leadership, from the top down, is the key to companies having effective diversity and inclusion strategies, according to a newly released report by Russell Reynolds Associates. The survey, “Diversity and Inclusion Pulse: 2017 Leader’s Guide,” illuminates the challenges that businesses face and steps leaders can take to achieve D&I success. “Our new research shows

McCormick Group recruited Michelle Schlafer COO REMADE
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The McCormick Group Finds COO for REMADE

Arlington, VA-headquartered executive search firm The McCormick Group has recruited Michelle Schlafer as chief operating officer of the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute. Principal Tim Ward led the assignment. Ms. Schlafer has worked in a variety of leadership positions for Xerox Corp. over the past 24 years. Most recently, she served as a global program manager,

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CES Partners Leading CEO Search for AHIMA

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has enlisted Chicago-based executive search firm CES Partners to lead a nationwide search to find its next CEO. Barry Cesafsky, president and CEO of the recruitment firm, is spearheading the assignment. A search committee has been established, which includes past AHIMA board members and members of the association’s community. The

Dr. Gabriele Ghini new Milan office ZRG Partners
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ZRG Partners Continues Expansion

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its aggressive expansion with the opening of a new office in Milan and the appointment of a new global practice leader for its non-profit and education sector. Dr. Gabriele Ghini will open the Milan office. He will be a member of the firm’s industrial and

Heidrick & Struggles Leads CEO Search for Avon

With retail undergoing major shifts, businesses increasingly want CEOs who can lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and are unfazed by ambiguity. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to Omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in consumer behavior all have an influence on the changing face of

Vetted Solutions Finds New Leader for NAPHSIS

Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has assisted in placing Shawna Webster as the executive director of the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS). The recruitment firm’s vice presidents Nancy Green and Evelyn Savage led the assignment. In her new role, Ms. Webster oversees governance and business operations for a $2.2 million organization representing

ZRG Expands Recently Launched London Office

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded its recently launched London office with the additions of Tim Kemp and Christophe Mille. Mr. Kemp joins ZRG Partners with solid search experience from several global firms. Most recently, he was with Korn Ferry, where he led the professional services search practice in the

O’Rourke and Associates Names President

Search firms have seen a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: San-Francisco-headquartered executive search firm O’Rourke & Associates has appointed Rebecca Bower as president. Ms. Bower is widely regarded as a top leadership advisor with a career that spans nearly 25

Odgers Interim Announces Expansion

The pressure has never been greater for organizations to deliver strong business results in less time and with fewer resources while mitigating the risk of hiring the wrong leaders. To that end, a number of companies have been turning to temporary leaders to fill their C-suite needs and executive search firms are stepping up. Odgers

Employee Burnout Sabotaging Workforce Retention

The biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017 is employee burnout. The newest study in the “Employee Engagement Series” conducted by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace found that 95 percent of human resource leaders admit employee burnout is sabotaging workforce retention. It’s now being seen as a widespread problem with no obvious solution in sight. In

Workey Secures $8 Million in Funding, Opens New York Office

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology that is designed to change the talent management game. Workey, the next-gen AI solution for career development and recruitment, has launched in the U.S. after closing an $8 million Series “A” funding round, led by PICO Partners and Magma VC. The funding was immediately put to use, with Workey opening

Hanold Associates Finds Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Live Nation

Leaders at the best companies know that diversity matters. Not only are the firms that pay attention to such matters rewarded with better financial returns, but they gain perspectives and insights that would otherwise be lost to them. The recruitment of diversity and inclusion executives continues to be critical for companies. In the latest instance: Hanold

Diversified Search Fills CEO Post for Telecommunications Industry Association

Diversified Search has recruited Wes Johnston as the chief executive officer of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). John Keller, managing director and leader of the firm’s technology and innovation practice, led the search along with Michel Deschapelles, managing director in the Miami office. Mr. Johnston comes to TIA with more than 25 years of experience leading and

Taplow Group Expands Into Africa

The economy of Africa consists of trade, industry, finance, construction and agriculture. According to recruiters expanding in the region, business is booming, and a number of search firms therefore have continued their migration to the continent. With the region primed for growth, the international search firm Taplow Group has launched Taplow Africa. This new team was brought together by

13 Rules for Getting the Most Out of Your Executive Search Firm

In many organizations, recruitment for top echelon positions is time-consuming, expensive and often even contentious when decision-makers aren’t on the same page. For most businesses, retained search firms offer the best answer to filling senior level positions. The retainer-based model commits the search firm to focus their resources in a proactive, systematic search to find

CarterBaldwin Lands CEO for Corporate Chaplains of America

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Larry Griffith as the chief executive officer of Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA). The board’s selection comes after an extensive search that involved reaching out to more than 1,000 potential candidates. The assignment was conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding. “The search attracted a very large number of interested, qualified candidates from

Chaloner Tapped by Wikimedia to Find Chief Communications Officer

New York-based executive search firm Chaloner has been retained by Wikimedia Foundation to spearhead its search for a chief communications officer. Amy Segelin, president of Chaloner, is leading the search. The foundation is seeking a creative, collaborative, forward-thinking chief communications officer to join it executive team in San Francisco. The organization is looking for a leader

WilsonHCG Appoints Leader of Executive Search Offering

Global talent solutions provider WilsonHCG has added Jonathan Edwards to its leadership team as vice president of executive search. He will be responsible for leading the organization’s global executive search efforts, talent development and continuous process improvement to cultivate the company’s global offering. “We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan to WilsonHCG in such a pivotal

Amrop Expands Leadership Consulting Team

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 74 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, continues to be in growth mode. It recently added Francis Lam as senior partner in Shanghai, spearheading the firm’s leadership consulting practice in China. Amrop defines leadership assessment / consulting as a structured, comprehensive and objective evaluation of current competences and

Why American Workers Remain Confident

Led by significant increases in perceived likelihood of a promotion and perceived likelihood of a raise, American workers’ confidence increased for the fifth consecutive quarter, according to the national Worker Confidence Index, a survey of U.S. workers from HRO Today Magazine and talent and outsourcing company Yoh. The index gauges workers’ perceptions of the four

The Tolan Group Recruits CEO for Elwyn

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector. The latest: The Tolan Group, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network, has placed

Fogler Consulting Finds Head Basketball Coach for Ohio State

Executive search firm Fogler Consulting has recruited Chris Holtmann as the 14th head men’s basketball coach of Ohio State University. He replaces Thad Matta. Last year’s team missed the NCAA tournament after finishing 17–15. It was Mr. Matta’s first Ohio State team not to win at least 20 games. The Buckeyes, however, clearly felt it was time to go

Jobplex Names Leader of Atlanta Office

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR International, has expanded with the addition of Mark Mayleben as partner and leader of its Atlanta office. He was brought aboard to be a catalyst in the company’s growing apparel, consumer goods, food and beverage, leisure, and retail sectors. With deep expertise and experience leading senior executive searches across

IMD International Adds Partner in Czech Republic and Slovakia

With assignments increasingly coming in from around the globe, executive recruiters are developing new practices, hiring recruiters, and opening new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for virtually every search firm, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage of some geographic areas that once seemed to be

Hiring Pace Accelerates Heading Into Summer

U.S. employers expect hiring to pick up in the third quarter, with 24 percent planning to add staff between July and September. According to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup, employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors expect headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to

Korn Ferry Recruits CEO for J. Crew

Korn Ferry has assisted apparel retailer J. Crew in placing James Brett as its chief executive officer. A leader with more than 25 years of retail experience, Mr. Brett most recently served as president of specialty home furnishing company West Elm, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio. He will assume the CEO position in July, succeeding Millard

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Recruits Chief Librarian for Ryerson University

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette has assisted Ryerson University with the appointment of Carol Shepstone as its new chief librarian. Anna Stuart, managing partner and leader of the firm’s academic search practice, led the search. Ms. Shepstone has been working in academic libraries for more than 18 years. As university librarian at

Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of Leadership Consulting for Americas

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Andrew LeSueur as head of leadership consulting in the Americas. He will continue to support his executive search clients and the industrial and supply chain practices as he transitions into his new role. “Andrew’s success in accelerating the performance of our clients will bring immense value to our leadership consulting business as

TRANSEARCH Opens Office in Bulgaria

TRANSEARCH International is continuing its expansion with the opening of an office in Sofia, Bulgaria. Krasen Vladimirov will lead the new office as managing partner of TRANSEARCH Bulgaria. Mr. Vladimirov has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and operational executive leadership positions and focuses on technology, professional and financial services. He has previously worked as

Human Capital Consultants Places Chief People Officer for ONE Campaign

Human Capital Consultants, LLC has placed Anchal Gupta as chief people officer for ONE Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy and campaigning organization. The search was led by senior search consultant Katherine Emery. “Anchal Gupta has over 15 years of HR experience in the international non-profit arena, including advocacy environments and with organizations with a large population

Koya Leadership Partners and Neumann Executive Search Merge

Since the start of the year, the search industry has seen a number of mergers. Some involve national expansion, while others are about global reach. Many of the consolidations provide greater solution possibilities for customers who want a full suite of talent management services. The latest: Koya Leadership Partners is merging Neumann Executive Search Partners

Chelsea Partners and Reffett Associates Place USA Swimming CEO

Chelsea Partners and Reffett Associates have assisted USA Swimming in selecting Timothy Hinchey as its president and CEO. He becomes the organization’s third leader, replacing the late Chuck Wielgus. The search was led by Andy Knox, managing director at Los Angeles-based Chelsea Partners, and Bill Reffett, managing partner at Reffett Associates in Seattle. The USA Swimming shootout was

Search Firms In Europe Continue to Make Acquisitions

Belgian-based search firm Pauwels Consulting has acquired healthcare and life sciences recruiters Vandycke & Partners and its sister company Mediconsult. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined firm now has more than 490 employees in the fields of life sciences, engineering and IT. For more than 27 years, Vandycke & Partners has

Calibrate Legal to Offer Search, Leadership, Marketing Services

Johnson Executive Search has announced the launch of its parent company, Calibrate Legal. The organization will be comprised of three main areas of service: executive search, which will be JJES’ purview; a leadership council; and marketing operations. “Calibrate Legal’s expanded mission is to connect the right people, ideas and information to position our law-firm clients at

Work-Life Balance Matters, But Does It Matter Most?

Work-life balance is an increasingly critical ingredient in deciding where to work, according to a newly released study by Randstad, the staffing and recruitment company. That factor was considered important to 45 percent of individuals surveyed from around the world, making it the third highest priority in sizing up would-be employers. Work-life balance moves up

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