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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm

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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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Vaco Acquires San Antonio-Based Search Firm

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has acquired Aventine Hill Partners (AHP), a San Antonio-based advisory, consulting and executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Together, Vaco and AHP will provide talent and solutions across a diverse set of industries to more than 10,000 clients globally. Vaco’s Texas operations have been steadily expanding since 2006 when

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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 Names Head of Technology Recruitment

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Adam Gohar in New York as senior vice president and head of technology recruitment. Since opening in October of last year, La Fosse New York has seemingly gone from strength to strength, led by Johnnie Greenwood, head of U.S. With

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Companies Hiring on Basis of Skills Rather Than Open Positions

Companies in a number of industries are facing a potential C-suite challenge – an alarming lack of qualified candidates to fill roles that are likely to become vacant due to retirement and other factors in the next 10 to 15 years. This breakneck speed of turnover in businesses is forcing talent acquisition professionals to look

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Protis Global Finds President for Therabis

Executive search firm Protis Global has placed a new president for Therabis, a maker of cannabidiol (CBD) wellness products for pets. Bob Rubin becomes the new leader for the Denver-based company, a subsidiary of Dixie Brands. “Working with Dixie has been a distinct pleasure,” said Frank Judd, director of client accounts for Portis Global. “Their

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Brent D. Glass Finds New Leader for Berkshire Museum

Washington, D.C.-based executive management consulting firm Brent D. Glass LLC has placed Jeff Rodgers as the new executive director of Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. Van Shields announced his retirement from the museum last June. Mr. Rodgers was the unanimous selection after a rigorous four-month search led by the museum’s board of trustees. Berkshire Museum staff

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Direct Recruiters Names Partners

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, has appointed Cherie Shepard, Jason Herbert and Norm Volsky as partners. The search firm said that all three have “demonstrated leadership, dedication, integrity and a standard of excellence within the search industry.” “Speaking on behalf of the existing partners, we are thrilled to congratulate Cherie, Jason and Norm,”

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NPAworldwide Expands Footprint in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Indonesia

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 nine new member locations as it continues to

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Skills Shortages Causing Recruiting Difficulties

The U.S. is facing a growing skills gap that threatens the nation’s long-term economic prosperity. The workforce simply lacks enough workers and skilled candidates to fill an ever-increasing number of high-skilled jobs. Seven million jobs were open in January, but only 6.3 million unemployed people were looking for work. As the country nears full employment,

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DHR International Lands CEO for Physical Rehabilitation Network

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. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Chicago-based DHR International has placed healthcare veteran Ajay Gupta as the

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Provost for American University

Following a national search, Spencer Stuart has placed Daniel J. Myers as provost and chief academic officer of American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. Michele Haertel, leader of the firm’s education, non-profit and government, academia and research practice, led the assignment along with Mary Gorman. “Dan is deeply committed to the integration of scholarship, teaching and student

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Jobvite Secures $200 Million in Funding, Acquires Three Companies

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has announced that it will double down on its plans to build a bigger platform for recruitment and applicant tracking. The company says that it has secured investment funding of more than $200 million and that it has acquired three companies focused on different aspects of the recruitment process: Talemetry, RolePoint

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Alexander Hughes Opens New Location in Mexico City

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, bring in new recruiters and open new locations. Recently, Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes expanded in Mexico City with the opening of a new office in Monterrey. The Mexican team will report to Adolfo Cruz,

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9 Reasons Why This Candidate Declined a Job Offer

Not long ago, Boyden partner Tom Sorensen recounted the time that a candidate told him why he decided to decline an attractive job offer from one of the bigger guns in the business world. The prospect had received a call from the company’s talent acquisition officer, but it wasn’t until months and months later that

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R. William Funk & Associates Assists Weber State University in President Search

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, recently assisted in the placement of Brad L. Mortensen as the 13th president of Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Charles K. Wight stepped down from the role last May. R. William Funk, president of the Dallas-based recruitment firm, led the search. “President Mortensen

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Chief Technology and Knowledge Officer for Gavi

Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find a chief technology and knowledge officer (CTKO) for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization is a leading international public-private partnership committed to increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The CTKO plays a key role across the alliance in achieving Gavi’s mission, said

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Momenta Expands in the U.S.

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has continued to strengthen its footprint in the U.S. with the addition of Bill O’Such as a strategy partner. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. O’Such brings over 20 years of extensive history of connected industry leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and

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Signium Adds Marketing and Communications Specialist

Marketing and branding professionals are playing increasingly vital roles at executive search firms as recruiting outfits push into new lines of business, evolve their brands and rev up their social media presence. Recently, executive search consortium Signium added Amy Fuentes as its new marketing and communications specialist. In her new role, Ms. Fuentes will be responsible for executing all

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Employees Reveal Insights on 2019 Workforce Trends

Surveys on workplace topics often poll employers to gain their perspectives on the latest HR issues and trends – but, in a recent survey, Paychex went directly to the source and obtained insight from employees themselves. It questioned employees on hot topics like benefits, pay equity, HR technology, corporate social responsibility and more, to determine

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Board Members for Yelp

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has placed three board members for Yelp Inc. The firm had been enlisted to evaluate the board’s composition and identify additional director candidates to help drive the online-review website’s strategy. George Hu, Sharon Rothstein and Brian Sharples were appointed to the board, effective March 1. They will replace Geoff Donaker, Jeremy Levine and Peter Fenton, who notified the

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Deerfield Associates Seeks Senior Major Gifts Officer for Babson College

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding

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RSR Partners Appoints Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Allen Shapard as a managing director and head of the corporate affairs and communications practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Shapard has more the 25 years of relevant experience in communications, branding, marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has worked closely with high-profile consumer and enterprise

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Judson Partners Rebrands as Capitus Associates

Judson Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry, has changed its name to Capitus Associates. Capitus now has six equity partners, each with distinct subsector and functional expertise, and has completed search engagements with a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms and family offices. The

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Why Three Quarters of Board Directorships Still Go to Men

Boards of directors may very well be the most influential decision makers in business. They choose the CEO and review and assess much of the top talent for their organization. They help determine vision and strategy. They deal with legal and technological challenges, financial regulation and reputation issues — all critical items that can impact

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Higher Education Leadership Search Tapped to Find Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer for Columbus State University

Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected to find a chief engagement and inclusion officer for Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Consultant Alan Medders is leading the assignment for the search firm. The successful candidate for the role will be responsible for the overall leadership of the programs and initiatives that promote

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Eric Blair as the new chief commercial officer of Argonaut Manufacturing Services in Carlsbad, CA. He will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s commercial activities, alliances and growth opportunities. “Argonaut is poised to do great things in biotech, and world-class leadership will prove vitally important

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VMAGROUP Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: U.K.-headquartered executive search firm VMAGROUP has appointed Andrew Harvey as CEO. He succeeds Julia Meighan, who moves into the role of chair. Mr. Harvey came to the firm in 2013,

Vetted Solutions Appoints VP in Chicago

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has named veteran association executive R. Norris Orms as vice president in its Chicago office. Mr. Orms brings more than 25 years of experience working with associations and other non-profit  organizations. He currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems

Salaries On the Rise In 2016

Workers in the oil and gas, chemicals and life sciences industries out-earn their peers in other industries, according to new research by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry. On the other end of the spectrum, employees in retail earn well below the average pay of their peers, when looking across all industries. Toward the top of the

Kaye/Bassman Recruits President for Hammes Co. Healthcare

Kaye/Bassman International / Sanford Rose Associates has placed Chris Kay as president and chief operating officer of Hammes Company Healthcare, LLC. Jeff Wittenberg, managing director of Kaye/Bassman, led the assignment along with Drew Sonier, senior partner and managing director, Sanford Rose Associates. Mr. Kay succeeds Richard Galling who has served as president and COO since 2003. Mr. Kay

Egon Zehnder Recruits CFO for Slater and Gordan

Egon Zehnder has placed Bryce Houghton as chief financial officer (CFO) of multinational law firm Slater and Gordan. Mr. Houghton was previously CFO of ASX-listed education services provider Navitas for 10 years and before that was CFO at winemaker Evans & Tate. “Mr. Houghton had strong technical accounting and treasury skills as well as experience in managing operations in Britain and Australia,” said

Sucherman Group Names President

Sucherman Group, an executive search firm dedicated to finding leaders in the media and entertainment space, has named Jamie Waldron as its new president. Mr. Waldron, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, oversees the firm’s  executive search practice. He will continue to report to Erik Sorenson, chief executive officer. With more than two decades of

RSR Partners Appoints COO

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has appointed Nick Risom as chief operating officer. In this capacity, he will operationalize the firm’s strategy, manage its global infrastructure, and oversee administrative functions. Mr. Risom joins RSR Partners from Alliant Insurance Services, where he advised clients on mitigating corporate and personal risk and provided

Employment Rate Falls Under Five Percent

Employers only added 151,000 jobs in January but the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent, the lowest since February 2008, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Analysts had expected 190,000 jobs to be added during the month. Currently there are 7.8 million people unemployed in the U.S. The last labor report for

Benchmark Names Security and Risk Experts to Advisory Board

Global spending on cybersecurity by companies and governments is expected to reach $86 billion this year, according to information technology research advisory group Gartner. There are some 500,000 cyber attacks globally each day — with American companies experiencing billions of dollars in intellectual property theft, much of which goes either unnoticed or unreported. All of

Brill Neumann Heading AD Search for USC

Executive recruiters Brill Neumann Associates has been selected by the University of Southern California (USC) to lead its search for a new athletics director. Pat Haden will retire from his position as USC athletic director, effective in June, ending his guidance of the Trojans through a tumultuous period in the school’s history. Mr. Haden ran USC’s athletic department

Succession Planning Remains Primary Challenge for HR Leaders

According to recruiters, companies continue to struggle in their attempts at succession planning. Seventy-four percent of HR leaders have identified leadership succession and speed of development as the primary internal challenges they face, according to a survey by talent solutions provider Lumesse and research company Loudhouse. The identification of tomorrow’s leaders is crucial to mitigate against the loss of

Shilton Sharpe Quarry Expands Legal Recruiting Teams in Paris and Milan

Shilton Sharpe Quarry (SSQ), an international legal search consultancy, has expanded its search staff in Europe with the additions of Anne Pichon in Paris and lawyer Filippo Mazzotti in Milan. Ms. Pichon, who joins the firm as an associate, recruits in-house lawyers and legal professionals at all levels of seniority and for all industries. She

Satisfying Client Talent Needs through Specialization

When it comes to hiring, board directors, CHROs, talent acquisition leaders and senior-level functional heads all have one thing in common: They demand more from a search firm than to simply find them good talent. Increasingly, recruiters have been responding by developing a solid comprehension of the niche requirements of any given business, both to

Coulter Partners Expands With an Industry Going Global

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has opened a new office in Newton, Massachusetts. The office will be led by executive vice president Dr. Chris Palatucci. The expansion is intended to strengthen the firm’s presence in key U.S. markets, while further enhancing its international networks. Dr. Palatucci joined Coulter Partners in 2014. He focuses on recruiting for board level and

UConn Turns to Executive Search Firm to Find Athletic Director

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been retained by the University of Connecticut to lead its search for a new athletic director. Warde Manuel has left the school to take on the athletic director position at the University of Michigan. The director of athletics at UConn will be responsible for the stewardship, management, coordination and supervision of the school’s competitive intercollegiate

Barton Executive Search Recruits Director for Welch’s

Boutique recruiting firm Barton Executive Search has recruited Chris Neugent as a member of Welch’s board of directors. With nearly 30 years of consumer products experience, he will use his expertise in growing sales, profit and market share at the company. Mr. Neugent was recently president and chief executive officer of Post Consumer Brands. Previously, he was

Harvey Nash Names Head of Leadership Consulting

Harvey Nash Executive Search has appointed Rachael Hanley-Browne as its new head of leadership consulting. She will be based in London. Ms. Hanley-Browne brings with her a wealth of consultancy expertise and business experience to Harvey Nash from her career in business leadership and as a non-executive, having been employed by large multinationals and SME organizations

Robert Half Revenues Up 8.5 Percent As Analytics Drive Growth

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted full year revenues of $5.09 billion, up 8.5 percent from a year ago. The company posted fourth quarter revenues of $1.30 billion, an increase of 6.8 percent from the same period last year. Revenue growth was driven by a buoyant American jobs market as well as strong results from its global consulting division,

Sheffield Haworth Expands Insurance and Technology Sector Practices

Sheffield Haworth has added Erik Matson as managing director in its global insurance practice and John Budriss as executive director of corporate officers in the firm’s technology practice. Mr. Matson will focus primarily on advising and execution of board, CEO and senior team mandates for clients globally. Previously, he performed senior level advisory work for Boyden, including

Gans, Gans & Associates Heading Housing Authority CFO Search

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been selected by the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. The position reports to the organization’s executive director. Ernest Barefield, an executive recruiter with Gans, Gans & Associates, is heading the search. The history of public housing in New

Russell Reynolds Associates Lands CEO for Australian Industry Association

Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Rob Fitzpatrick as chief executive officer of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). He took over from Suzanne Campbell on February 1; she led the association for the past four and half years. The company turned to Russell Reynolds to find an executive with relevant experience in technology, a strong understanding of government, leadership

Norrie Johnston Names Director

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has named Marc Harris as a director. Mr. Harris has over 15 years of experience in the recruitment industry. Most recently with Rapid Search and Interim Ltd., where he was associate director specializing in finance, program & project management and HR recruitment. During the past 10 years,

ManpowerGroup Full Year Results Near $20 Billion; New CFO Named

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted full year revenues of $19.3 billion, a decrease of seven percent from the prior year. The company posted fourth quarter revenues of $5.0 billion, a decrease of three percent from the same period a year ago. Financial results in the quarter were significantly impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to several foreign

Horton International Names CEO for North America

Horton International – North America, a principal partner of Horton International, has appointed Joshua Hollander as president and chief executive officer. He assumes the top post from managing partners Larry Brown and Bob Gilchrist, who will both remain with the firm. Throughout his career, Mr. Hollander has helped organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to

Howe-Lewis Heading Global Lyme Alliance CEO Search

Executive search firm Howe-Lewis International has been retained by the Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. In partnership with the board of directors, the CEO will focus on increasing visibility and awareness of GLA, funding cutting-edge research as well as public, medical, and government education programs. A vital priority will

Heidrick Recruits CEO to Famous Dave’s

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Adam Wright as chief executive officer of Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. He joined the company as interim CEO after the resignation of former CEO Ed Rensi last June. Mr. Wright has served on Famous Dave’s board of directors since 2013, while serving as managing partner of Blue Clay Capital Management,

PrincetonOne Expands Philadelphia Office

Executive search firm PrincetonOne has expanded with the addition of Jim Parker to its Philadelphia office as managing director. In his current role with PrincetonOne, he will continue to develop and implement tailored solutions for clients’ hiring needs. Mr. Parker was a co-founder and a managing partner at executive search firm Armstrong Franklin where he led the global general management

HR Leaders Adapting Quickly to Workforce Analytics

The vast majority of HR leaders (85 percent) believe an integrated talent management approach in which workforce planning encompasses all types of talent will enhance the resources their businesses need to drive growth, according to Randstad Sourceright’s “2016 Talent Trends Report” a newly-released talent trends report. The study was developed with the feedback from nearly 400

Storbeck / Pimentel Recruits Kalamazoo College President

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has recruited Jorge G. Gonzalez Ph.D. as the 18th president of Kalamazoo College. He succeeds Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, who announced her retirement last April. Dr. Gonzalez is currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Occidental College in Los Angeles. As a professor and an administrator he has created innovative combinations

Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Chassix Holdings

Korn Ferry has placed Douglas DelGrosso as chief executive officer of Chassix Holdings. He succeeds J. Mark Allan, who, as CEO, led the company through a successful financial restructuring. Mr. DelGrosso joins Chassix with several decades of experience as a well-respected senior executive in the automotive industry. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Henniges Automotive, an automotive sealing and

Tula International Adds Global Search Specialist

Atlanta-headquartered executive search firm Tula International has added Dr. Eike Jordan to its senior staff. Dr. Jordan is a member of the German-American business community and brings to Tula decades of relationships nurtured in the international business community for nearly 40 years. He is the founder of the Southeastern Chapter of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, and currently

AIMS Elects New President

AIMS International has appointed Pierangelo Favero as its new president. He succeeds Daniel Ekberg who has held the position since 2013. He will manage the position from both Milan and Vienna where the headquarters of AIMS International is located. In 1999, Mr. Favero established AIMS in Italy where he provides organizations a full suite of talent management solutions, including executive

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