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Acertitude Places CFOs for DexKo Global

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Jeff Richard as DexKo Global’s new chief financial officer and Derek Peabody as CFO of the company’s subsidiary, Dexter. The two finance leaders are critical hires for DexKo, which seeks to grow aggressively both organically and through acquisitions. Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner of Acertitude, led both searches, partnering closely

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Strategic Government Resources Seeks Two New Police Chiefs in Pennsylvania

In separate assignments, Keller, TX-based executive search firm Strategic Government Resources (SGR) has been chosen to find new police chiefs for two municipalities in Pennsylvania, Newtown Township and Edinboro. Newtown Township, in Bucks County, has a population of about 20,000. The community is looking for a chief of police with exceptional leadership and management skills

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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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Renovata Strengthens Search Team in New York

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has expanded with the addition of former Marlin Hawk consultant George Mazzella. He joins the firm’s New York office and will help its expansion efforts across North America. Mr. Mazzella delivers both retained executive search and leadership advisory services to both

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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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Curran Daly & Associates Opens New Office in Vietnam

Curran Daly & Associates, an executive search firm serving the Philippines, has opened a new office in Vietnam. With nearly 10 years in the search industry, Curran Daly will look to meet the talent needs of multinationals currently operating and those looking to enter the Vietnam market. “We are excited about our launch into Vietnam as

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Talent Shortages and How to Address Them

Today’s employers must contend with a perfect storm of talent supply and demand challenges. Unemployment rates hover near historic lows. New technologies raise the demand for new skills. Many older workers are retiring, and companies face new competitors in the race to acquire talent while retaining the workers they have. For employers, embracing practices to

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Association Strategies Tapped to Find CEO for American Academy of Nursing

Non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing in Washington, D.C., to find its next chief executive officer. The search is being led by Pamela Kaul, president of the search firm. In a twist, the assignment is being conducted with the support of Chicago-based Tuft & Associates. The nursing academy’s

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Cook Silverman Seeking Major Gifts Officer for Golden Gate University

For universities, major gift officers are among the most vital roles. 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 everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding major gift officers

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Chasm Partners Forms Recruiting Alliance with Clarify Health Solutions

Executive search firm Chasm Partners has been retained to help build out the management team of Clarify Health Solutions, a pioneer in real-time care optimization technology. The firm is leading multiple executive-level searches for Clarify Health’s San Francisco office. “We are pleased that Clarify Health has chosen our team to spearhead its executive search process for several key hires at

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Optimum Talent Expands Montreal Office

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has continued its recent expansion with the additions of Robert Racine, Nathalie Dallaire, Claudia Pascu and Bruno Ouellette to its Montreal office. “It is with great pride that we have been growing our team on a continual basis, integrating players whose talent, creativity and high standards of excellence enable us to meet the exciting and

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Search Firms Focus on Innovative Ways to Manage Growth and Expansion

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, DRG Search and ZRG Partners recently added Amichaim Abramson as chief strategy officer and Alex Bennett as chief growth officer, respectively. Mr. Abramson will collaborate with the DRG team to continue providing top-notch executive search services across the non-profit

New York City Ballet Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find Artistic Director

A number of executive search firms have been on the hunt for artistic directors for their non-profit clients. New York City Ballet (NYCB) and the School of American Ballet (SAB) is the latest — selecting boutique recruiters Phillips Oppenheim to help find its next artistic leader. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the assignment. Peter

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Acertitude Lands New CFO for Binary Tree

Executive search firm Acertitude has placed Stacie Wolf as the new CFO of Binary Tree, a worldwide leader in enterprise digital IT transformations. Senior partner Scott Carberry headed the search, recruiting Mr. Wolf in 60 days. “Stacie’s capacity to build financially strong businesses combined with her diverse software background made her an excellent addition for this award-winning software

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Diversified Search Appoints General Counsel

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of seasoned Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) executive Denielle Pemberton-Heard as its new general counsel and managing director. She will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. “Talented, driven, and with a deep professional network

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PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm in Finland

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. Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added HRS Advisors in

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Russell Reynolds Associates Moves Former Heidrick CEO to No. 2 Post at National Geographic

Executive recruiting at times can make strange bedfellows. Russell Reynolds Associates recently placed Heidrick & Struggles’ chairman Tracy R. Wolstencroft as president and CEO of the National Geographic Society. The search for a new leader started in March when Gary Knell stepped down to become CEO of National Geographic Partners, the society’s joint venture with 21st Century

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Spencer Stuart Tapped by AutoNation to Find Next CEO

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by AutoNation to lead its search for a new CEO. Mike Jackson is stepping down in 2019 after serving some 20 years in the role. He will remain as executive chairman through 2021. The search will include both internal and external candidates. “The company is ready for its next

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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Deans for Auburn University at Montgomery

Higher Education Leadership Search is spearheading searches for two deans for Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) in Alabama. Consultant Larry Benefield is leading the search for the next dean for the College of Sciences while consultant Alan Medders is in charge of finding the new dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

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Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts

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Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors

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Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as 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: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting

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Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,

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Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing

Harvey Nash Adds Former CTPartners Recruiter

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has added Tanya Lau as leader of its consumer and retail practice in Asia Pacific. In her new role, she will support the continued development of the executive search business within the consumer and retail segments across the Asia Pacific region. She will be based in Hong Kong at Harvey Nash’s Asia Pacific

David Barrett Looks Inside Recruiting Talent for the Investment and Wealth Management Sector

David Barrett is managing partner of David Barrett Partners, a boutique specialist search firm which recruits senior and C-level professionals for the investment and wealth management sector. Mr. Barrett co-founded his firm in 2005. He spent 17 years of his career at two of the industry’s largest global recruiting firms: Russell Reynolds Associates and Heidrick & Struggles. Recently, Mr.

Parker Executive Search Recruits Director of Athletics for Villanova

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has recruited Mark Jackson as director of athletics at Villanova University. He succeeds Vince Nicastro, who held the position for 15 years. A search committee, composed of board members, alumni, faculty and staff, oversaw the search process. In his new role, Mr. Jackson provides executive leadership, strategic direction and oversight for all of Villanova’s

DHR International Recruits CEO for CultureSource

DHR International has placed Pamela M. Iacobelli as president and chief executive officer of CultureSource. Cyd Kinney, a partner in DHR’s Detroit office, led the search. For more than 13 years, Ms. Kinney has been a search consultant focused on the non-profit and C-suite sector. Ms. Iacobelli brings extensive business leadership experience to CultureSource. Most recently,

Diversified Search Adds Former CTPartners Recruiters

Former CTPartners recruiters John J. Keller and Michel Deschapelles have joined Diversified Search as managing directors in the firm’s technology and telecommunications practices. Mr. Keller, who becomes technology and telecommunications practice leader at Diversified, will divide his time between offices in New York and San Francisco. He brings a unique perspective to his work as a seasoned

NGS Global Opens New Office in Dusseldorf

NGS Global Europe has opened a new office in Dusseldorf, Germany and appointed Richard Crux as managing partner and head of the new location. Mr. Crux will conduct senior-level assignments on behalf of domestic and global companies in the industrial, consumer goods, retail and logistics sectors. His areas of functional expertise include marketing, sales, supply chain management

Small Business Leaders Forecast Upbeat Job Market and Expand Hiring Plans for 2016

Economic and job growth optimism is continuing to rise throughout the C-suites of small to medium-sized American businesses (SMB), according to a new report published by executive recruitment firm Lucas Group. The Q2 2015 SMB Job Generation Outlook found that 66 percent of leaders at small to medium-sized companies across the U.S. feel optimistic about the country’s near-term

Egon Zehnder Heading CEO Search for Woolworths

Woolworths has retained Egon Zehnder to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The firm will find a replacement for outgoing chief Grant O’Brien and at least one more non-executive director. Interviews are expected to commence this month. Woolworths’ newly appointed chairman Gordon Cairns has sacrificed three non-executive director roles to devote more time to finding a

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits Merit School of Music Executive Director

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has placed Charles Grode as president and executive director of the Merit School of Music. He replaces Tom Bracy, who left the organization earlier this year. Mr. Grode, who has spent 17 seasons with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), most recently served as vice president of the Negaunee Music Institute, the CSO’s education

Major, Lindsey & Africa Names Solutions Practice Group Managing Director

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has named Cloud Schnoebelen as a managing director in its solutions practice group. In his new role, Mr. Schnoebelen will work closely with corporate legal departments and law firms to identify contract attorneys and legal professionals to fulfill clients’ interim legal needs. He will be based in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s San

Carmichael Fisher Opens New Brussels Office

Carmichael Fisher EMEA has opened a new office in Brussels to enhance its presence in Europe. The Brussels location will be dedicated to providing recruitment solutions inclusive of search, talent mapping, competitor analysis and executive coaching to Carmichael Fisher’s clients in Belgium. The office will be headed by managing director EMEA Justin Hobday and initially Thomas

Korn Ferry Posts Six Percent Global Revenue Rise

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) has posted first quarter revenue of $267.4 million, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to $260.3 million a year ago. The company just missed analysts’ estimates of $269.7 million. The $16.2 million revenue rise for the quarter resulted from an increase of $3.7 million in the company’s executive recruitment segment, a $5.6 million lift in its leadership

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Video Equipment Rentals

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited David Staels as chief human resource officer (CHRO) of Video Equipment Rentals. In his new role, Mr. Staels will report to VER’s CEO Steve Hankin, who is credited with coining the term ‘war for talent.’ Serving as a key member of VER’s leadership team, Mr. Staels will be accountable for

Russell Reynolds Associates Leads UT Dallas President Search

The University of Texas System has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a new president for UT Dallas. The UT Dallas presidential search advisory committee will make recommendations on possible successors to David E. Daniel, who assumed a new leadership position as the UT System’s deputy chancellor and chief operating officer this summer. The search advisory committee

Pedersen & Partners Opens First U.S. Office; Names Head of North America

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened its first office in the U.S., establishing a presence in Houston. This becomes the firm’s sixth office in the Americas joining Pedersen & Partners’ offices in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. COO and partner of Pedersen & Partners, Darcie Murray, will be based in Houston and serve as

Coulter Partners Expands Nordics Team

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has added Nicolaj Moerk Thomsen as senior consultant and Lisbeth Holm as research associate in the firm’s new Copenhagen offices. Mr. Thomsen has 14 years’ experience in global executive search within life sciences. From highly scientific to strictly commercial roles, he has developed a broad expertise across a range of early start-up

Increased Board Turnover Likely to Drive Board Diversity

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship and advancing board leadership, anticipates that a likely outcome of increased board turnover will be an increase in diversity in the boardroom. NACD released new findings from its forthcoming 2015–2016 Public Company Governance Survey which show that board turnover continues to increase. Two thirds (72

Spencer Stuart Recruits Colgate University President

Spencer Stuart has placed Brian W. Casey as the 17th president of Colgate University. Mr. Casey currently serves as the president of DePauw University. He will take office on July 1, 2016. Former president Jeffrey Herbst announced that he would conclude his tenure at Colgate at the end of June 2015. In the meantime, Colgate is being led

Heidrick & Struggles Opens in Perth With Former CTPartners Recruiters

Heidrick & Struggles has opened a new office in Perth, Australia with the addition of three former CTPartners recruiters. The new office will cover Australia’s industrial sector, with a special focus on energy, natural resources, mining and infrastructure. Debbie Cozart will lead the Perth office as partner-in-charge. She is joined by partner Colin Simpson and principal Beau Yorke. Ms. Cozart

Rosenzweig & Co. Completes Search for The Institute for New Economic Thinking

Rosenzweig & Co. has placed Rick McGahey as head of programs at The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). Mr. McGahey will coordinate grant making, educational programs, and evaluation at INET. Mr. McGahey was previously professor, economics and public policy chair, environmental policy and sustainability management, at Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. Prior to that,

ZRG Partners Names Industrial Practice Managing Director

Richard Morford has joined West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners as managing director to further build out the firm’s global industrial recruiting practice and augment its efforts in the life science sector. He will work out of the firm’s corporate offices in New Jersey and support his clients globally. Mr. Morford works primarily in the chemicals and life sciences

U.K. Companies Struggle to Fill Management Positions

There has been a significant drop in applications for management jobs, resulting in a growing challenge for U.K. businesses looking to fill managerial roles, according to data released by CV-Library, a U.K. independent job board. The job site’s statistics indicate that June saw the biggest drop in applications for management roles since July 2014, suggesting that

Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of Automotive Practice in the Americas

Former Russell Reynolds Associates recruiter Gregg McDonald has joined Heidrick & Struggles’ Atlanta office where he will serve as a partner in the firm’s industrial search practice and head its automotive sector in the Americas. Mr. McDonald brings recruiting experience serving a wide variety of clients including Fortune 500, mid-cap public companies, and private equity & venture-backed

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for Panasonic North America

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recruited Damien Atkins as general counsel and corporate secretary at Panasonic North America. He becomes the company’s chief legal advisor and will be responsible for providing Panasonic and its North American affiliates with legal and regulatory compliance services. Mr. Atkins has held numerous roles in his 10 years with AOL,

McCormack & Farrow Opens Office In Idaho

Executive search firm McCormack & Farrow has opened a Mountain West office in Pocatello, Idaho. Brad Yates, a senior partner with the firm, will manage the new office, which will be integrated closely with the firm’s Arizona and California offices and serve the executive search needs of both publicly traded and privately held businesses operating in the

Boomerang Partners Recruits CEO for Spotless Group

Sydney-headquartered executive search firm Boomerang Partners has placed former KPMG executive Martin Sheppard as chief executive officer of Spotless Group. He will replace Bruce Dixon, who will step down before the end of the year. The placement was the result of a six-month search process which culminated in a shortlist of 10 candidates. Mr. Sheppard

HELP WANTED: Large Companies Seek HR Generalists

Despite job opportunities in the human resources field remaining flat since the start of the year, there is increased confidence among HR professionals that they can land new jobs in their field, according to a just released survey from the Society for Human Resource Management. SHRM’s survey examines hiring trends in the HR profession as well

Isaacson, Miller Leading Chancellor Search for University of Nebraska – Lincoln

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln has retained Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a new chancellor. David Bellshaw, vice president and managing partner in Isaacson, Miller’s California office, will head the assignment. Mr. Bellshaw previously assisted the university in the presidential search for the University of Nebraska Medical Center chancellor. “This is a critical search for the university,

Korn Ferry Names Managing Director / Energy Practice Partner In Houston

Korn Ferry has added Chad Hesters as managing director of the firm’s Houston office and a senior client partner in its energy search practice. Mr. Hesters has placed multiple senior level executives across the C-suite at publicly-traded, private equity-operated and family-owned companies. He joins Korn Ferry after spending seven years in the Houston office of Heidrick & Struggles,

Myers McRae Heading President Search for Lake-Sumter State College

Georgia-based executive search firm Myers McRae has been selected by Lake-Sumter State College to lead its search for a new president. Myers McRae president and CEO, Emily Parker Myers, along with vice presidents Robb Myers and Bobby Pope, are heading the assignment. Ms. Parker Myers conducts a wide range of searches; her areas of specialty are presidential, provost, vice

Penna Joins Senior Management Worldwide

Penna Plc has become the U.K. member firm of Senior Management Worldwide (SMW), an international executive interim network. Taking over from a previous U.K. member firm, Penna will represent the U.K. in the SMW network. Joining the network of 15 partners will enable Penna’s executive recruitment and interim division to expand its international reach and support other interim businesses

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