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Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition Global Performance Search Join Forces

Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search Join Forces

The wave of mergers and partnerships in the executive search industry is continuing in the New Year. Recently, Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search (GPS) officially merged. The newly formed entity, which is called GPS, will have vertical expertise in professional services, data analytics, life sciences, supply chain technologies, logistics and medical


Another Look at the Impact and Implications of Pay History Legislation

As more cities and states enact legislation to restrict employers, and their search agents, from asking candidates about their pay history, questions remain about the effectiveness of such laws, according to a new study by the recruitment firm NGS Global. The report, “Challenges of Gathering Compensation Data on Candidates,” spearheaded by managing partners David Nosal

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.


NPAworldwide Adds Six New Member Firms

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added six new member locations in the U.S. as it

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

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

Frank Recruitment Group Names President Americas

Frank Recruitment Group Names President for the Americas

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


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

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

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Bridge Partners Seeking Chief Program Officer for WIN

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

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Coleman Lew Leads Provost Search for Lenoir-Rhyne University

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

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

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

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AIMS Names Managing Partner for Thailand

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


Worker Confidence Climbs, but Job Security Falters

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

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

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

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KRW Associates Leads Double Police Chief Searches in Colorado

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Nonprofit Talent Expands with New Offerings and Executive Advisor

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

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Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Names New Leader

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


Strong Hiring Intentions to Continue Into Second Quarter

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


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

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

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

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

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Arlington Partners Lands CEO for Institutional Limited Partners Association

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


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

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

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

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

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool Flexible Fee Options

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool with Flexible Fee Options

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

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Louisville to Find Athletic Director

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

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Jorgenson Places CEO at One Acadiana

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

Boyden Adds Former CHRO Milan

Boyden Adds Former CHRO in Milan

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

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

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

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Turnkey Sports and Entertainment Finds Director of Athletics for UNC Charlotte

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

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

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

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

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

Versique Merges With Mckinley Consulting

Executive search firm Versique has merged with long-time sister-company McKinley Consulting. McKinley Consulting, established in 2004, specializes in IT consulting with a focus on project management and business analysis, application development, and quality assurance. Versique specializes in consulting and executive search for the IT, human resources, digital marketing, engineering and operations, finance and accounting, sales,

Egon Zehnder Heading CFO Search For LyondellBasell

Egon Zehnder is leading the search for a new chief financial officer for LyondellBasell. Karyn F. Ovelmen, current executive vice president and CFO, has announced her separation from the company but will continue in her post for up to three months while it conducts a search for her successor. LyondellBasell is one of the world's

College Sports Solutions Selected By University Of Houston

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been retained by the University of Houston (UH) to lead in its search for a new athletic director. UH is in search of a replacement for Mack Rhoades, who stepped down earlier this month to accept the role at Missouri. Founded in 1927, The University of Houston

Boyden Names Principal in Chicago Office

Boyden has appointed Lindsay Bray Landsberg as principal in its Chicago office. Ms. Landsberg becomes a member of the firm’s global consumer goods and retail practice. She will also lead searches for Boyden’s global technology practice. Previously, as a senior executive in major digital and advertising agencies, Ms. Landsberg developed a deep understanding of marketing,

Intersearch Worldwide Adds CMC International To Its Worldwide Network

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has added CMC International (Career Management Consultants) to its worldwide network. CMC’s operations in Costa Rica, founded in 2002, currently employ five executive search professionals while CMC’s operations in Panama, founded in 2005, employs four. CMC also has offices in Colombia and Ecuador. “CMC’s professionals –

Whitman Partners Fills Senior Role For Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Executive recruiters Whitman Partners, Inc. has placed Kristin Varnes as the director of surgical services at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The search was conducted by Brian Ulasewicz, partner and executive recruiter, and assisted by Jon Roberts, executive recruiter. Ms. Varnes was previously the director of perioperative/perianesthesia, GI lab/radiology oncology/infusion, and integrative care services at Centura Health

Work&Partners Retained By Omidyar Network Services

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained to recruit a partner, consumer internet and mobile investment portfolio, for Omidyar Network Services LLC. Omidyar is a philanthropic investment firm with offices around the globe which invests in for-profit companies and non-profit organizations that are committed to advancing social good. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior level

CTPartners’ Vice Chairman Joe Mccabe Joins Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry has named Joseph R. ‘Joe’ McCabe to its Boston office. Mr. McCabe joins from CTPartners where he was a director and vice chairman for the past eight years. Prior to that, Mr. McCabe spent six years specializing in the human resources function and HR outsourcing with Heidrick & Struggles. In the financial services

Compensation Least Important Factor for Millennials

Young professionals are becoming more motivated by given the opportunity to make an impact and aligning with company values, according to a recent study released by Futurestep, which shows the top considerations for attracting and retaining millennial employees and recruits. When asked what matters most to employees who are part of the millennial generation –

Epsen Fuller Group Recruits President for Inserra Supermarkets

Executive search firm Epsen Fuller Group has placed Ron Onorato as president and chief operating officer of Inserra Supermarkets. Formerly, Mr. Onorato was SVP of operational initiatives at Ahold USA, as well as president of the New York division of Stop & Shop. Inserra Supermarkets is a grocery organization with over 20 large-format stores and

Strategic Government Resources Heading Search For City Of Abilene

Executive recruiters Strategic Government Resources (SRG) is currently leading the search for a new city manager for the city of Abilene. Mayor Norm Archibald stated: “There was a strong applicant pool for the city manager position, and we are extremely pleased with the qualifications of the five finalists. We look forward to the upcoming interview

NES Global Expands to New Guinea

NES Global Talent has appointed William Oram as country manager to lead its expansion in Papua, New Guinea (PNG). Mr. Oram will help the the firm meet increased demand for engineering and technical talent from the oil & gas, construction, infrastructure and mining sectors across the region. He previously led the oil & gas drilling

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Technology Practice Specialist

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has strengthened its technology expertise with the addition of Tim Lüdke in its Munich office. Mr. Lüdke most recently worked as a partner at Xellento, a Munich-based executive search firm offering consulting expertise and executive recruitment. He has also served as a board member at Graphisoft, Nemetschek-Vectorworks and Maxon Computer.

AESC Forms Partnership with Women Corporate Directors

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has partnered with WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD). The alliance will connect the 3,500 chairs, CEOs, COOs and other C-level executives of WCD with the 8,000 executive search and leadership consulting professionals of the AESC. “This initiative reflects AESC’s support for inclusive candidate slates in board recruitment, and of the AESC’s

Koya Leadership Partners Adds New VP in Chicago

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has named Marissa Martin as vice president in its Chicago office. With more than 10 years’ experience in the executive search industry, Ms. Martn has completed executive and senior level leadership assignments across a number of functions and industries. Prior to joining Koya, she served as vice president, global

Hay Group Appoints Managing Director for the U.K. and Ireland

Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, has appointed Jim Tapper as managing director for the U.K. and Ireland and cluster lead for North Europe. In his role, Mr. Tapper will work with Hay Group operations in nine countries, ensuring they align across the group. He was formerly a managing partner with Korn Ferry Leadership

B.E. Smith Heading CEO Search for Coquille Valley Hospital

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer search for Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille, OR. Coquille Valley Hospital is a health district providing comprehensive healthcare services to a number of communities in southwestern Oregon, also known as the Coquille River Valley region. Founded in 1978, B. E.

Grays Executive Search Launches HR Practice

Grays Executive Search, a recently launched boutique search and selection consultancy, has started an HR practice specializing in placing both U.K. and international senior HR professionals. The sector specialization is led by Nigel Bastow, who joins as director in its offices in London and Birmingham. Mr. Bastow previously undertook a number of high-profile interim assignments,

SpenglerFox Names Principal Consultant in Saudi Arabia

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Aurelien Neu as a principle consultant in its office in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Neu is responsible for client services/satisfaction, delivery of the projects, quality control and business development and works out of SpenglerFox’s Jeddah location. He previously spent two years as trade advisor at the French Consulate of Jeddah.

Spencer Stuart Heading CEO Search for Visteon

Spencer Stuart has been selected by auto supplier Visteon Corp. to head its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Tim Leuliette will step down as head of the company by the end of this year as soon as a successor is named. Visteon, the onetime parts unit of Ford Motor Co., specializes

Witt/Kieffer Selected To Lead CEO Search for the South Dakota Board Of Regents

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been retained by the South Dakota Board of Regents to lead its search for a new executive director and chief executive officer. Current CEO and executive director Jack R. Warner will retire at the end of the current fiscal year. John K. Thornburgh, senior partner in the firm’s education practice,

CTPartners’ Jeremy Zeman Joins Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry has named Jeremy Zeman to the firm’s financial services practice. Mr. Zeman joins from CTPartners where he spent the last two years as a partner serving commercial and consumer banking & finance, mortgage banking, private equity, asset management and wealth management clients. Mr. Zeman has completed general management leadership searches, including C-suite and

Adecco Acquires Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

HR solutions company Adecco has acquired Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions for $80 million in Canadian dollars. Knightsbridge will join Lee Hecht Harrison, Adecco’s outplacement business, and the combined organization in Canada will be co-branded with both the Lee Hecht Harrison and Knightsbridge names. Adecco intends to retain most of Knightsbridge’s executives in the combined organization

Andersen Partnership Opens Office in Hong Kong

Executive recruiters Andersen Partnership has opened a new location in Hong Kong. The office will be managed by recruitment veteran Michael Doherty, who expects to hire 30 consultants over the coming months. “Our accounting and insurance clients are truly global by nature and we’re already seeing huge demand and movement throughout the region,” said Brian

JBK Associates Appoints Head of Industrial Manufacturing Practice

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has added Laura Brown as vice president of the firm's industrial manufacturing practice. Ms. Brown brings over two decades of industry and recruiting experience specifically within the senior ranks across capital equipment, clean tech, chemical, aerospace, automotive, and the life science sectors. She was previously founder and president of Talent

R. William Funk & Associates Recruits President for Winthrop University

R. William Funk & Associates has placed Daniel F. Mahony as the new president of Winthrop University. Mr. Mahony is currently the dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. For

AGB Search Selected by Marshall University to Find its New President

Executive search firm AGB Search Inc. has been selected by Marshall University to lead in its search for a new president. The university’s most recent president Dr. Stephen Kopp passed away following a sudden illness in December. Marshall University is a coeducational public research university in Huntington, West Virginia, founded in 1837, and named after

Odgers Berndtson Adds Consumer and Retail Practice Specialist

Odgers Berndtson has added Olivier Dirdarian to its New York office as a partner, expanding the firm's consumer and retail practice. Mr. Dirdarian will manage senior-level executive search and talent assessment/advisory engagements for branded retail, apparel, cosmetics and luxury goods clients. He was a partner at Sterling International, where he led the firm's consumer, retail

Tatum and Randstad Professionals Launch Controller & Financial Resources Practice

Tatum LLC has launched its controller & financial resources practice, delivered by Randstad Professionals, a professional placement firm that specializes in recruiting for positions in finance and accounting, human resources, legal and sales & marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in delivering C-suite solutions, Tatum provides interim executive talent to spearhead new initiatives,

Hanold Associates Fills HR Post for Friedman Operating Group

Search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Nellie Apostolova as head of human resources for Friedman Operating Group. Ms. Apostolova was formerly human resources business partner with Target Corporation. Friedman, a wholly –owned subsidiary of Constellation Software, Inc., acquires, manages and builds software companies in a variety of vertical software markets. Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates

Trilogy Completes Search for EdSource

Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Lanita Pace-Hinton as deputy director of EdSource, a nonprofit research, policy, and communications organization established more than three decades ago. Chuck Pappalardo, managing director of Trilogy Search, led the assignment. Ms. Pace-Hinton had previously founded the Digital Media Solutions Group, a communications agency that provides digital solutions, content strategy and

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