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Wheless Partners Retained by the University of Colorado to Find New Leader

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. The University of Colorado board of regents recently tapped executive recruitment firm Wheless

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Seeks General Counsels for DuPage Medical Group and UPC Insurance

Executive search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recently been selected to find new general counsels for DuPage Medical Group and UPC Insurance. Located in Downers Grove, IL, DuPage Medical Group is one of the largest independent multi-specialty physician groups in Illinois. Backed by the large PE firm Ares, the organization is physician led, enabling it to provide

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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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Luxury Recruit Strengthens Search Staff

Luxury Recruit, an executive search firm focused on the retail, fashion and luxury industry, has expanded with the addition of Olivier Parent as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Parent leads the day-to-day activities of the firm, working closely with CEO Mohammed Mirza. Mr. Parent brings a wealth of experience to the role. He

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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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AIMS Expands Into Belgium

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Europe with the creation of AIMS International Belgium. The firm has appointed Olivier Legrand as managing partner to lead the new location. The office in Belgium offers the full range of executive search, leadership development and HR process consulting services provided by AIMS International. After more than 20 years in senior and general management positions in

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The Impact of the Gig Economy on Recruiting

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Norwegian American Hospital

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected by Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. Founder and vice chairman Roger Quick is leading the assignment along with principal Lindsey Hochman. Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is

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Morris & Berger Seeking New Leader for World of Children

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by World of Children in Irvine, CA, to spearhead its search for a new executive director. World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to oversee and propel its next phase of growth in service of the world’s

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Inga Walter as managing director to develop its life sciences, healthcare and higher education practices across Europe and the Middle East. “With sweeping changes taking place in the business and regulatory environment internationally, the industry will need dynamic, nimble leaders who understand global challenges and pressure points,” said Morten Nielsen,

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Gilbert Tweed Joins Friisberg & Partners International

Friisberg & Partners International has added Gilbert Tweed International in New York City as its newest member firm. “This is a big step forward,” said founder Janet Tweed. “We are delighted with this arrangement. It is a clear statement of intent, that we are determined to offer our clients the same level of commitment and results in Europe

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The Omerta Group Strengthens U.S. Operations with Acquisition

London-headquartered executive search firm The Omerta Group (TOG) has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the recent acquisition of New York-based recruiting firm Gollin Associates, which is led by Deborah Gollin. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Ms. Gollin will serve as co-head of the search outfit’s U.S. practice alongside Michael Stover,

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Odgers Berndtson Adds CFO Practice Co-Leader and Life Sciences Partner

Rounding out a year of explosive U.S. growth, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has added two more new partners. Longtime search professional Russell Boyle joins the firm as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s CFO practice in the U.S., while Evan McClure signs on as a partner in the life sciences and healthcare practices. “Russell

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The Lancer Group Finds New CFO for Beneplace

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed John Pence as chief financial officer of Beneplace, a leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The assignment was led by Scott Dunklee, partner; Dashan Subramaniam, consultant; and Liliana Corona, who is in charge of marketing and business

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Renovata Finds Chief Product Officer for IDnow

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has placed Vikas Seth as chief product officer of IDnow in Munich. Partner Thomas Jepsen led the assignment. “We are delighted to continue building out the senior team at IDnow as it gains momentum as the leader in identity automation,” said Mr.

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Talentor International Adds Scottish Search Firm to Network

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. One such group, Talentor International, has added Scottish search specialist Denholm Associates as

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Uncertainty Aside, Employers Look to Ramp up Hiring In 2019

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the first quarter of 2019, with 23 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain

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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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Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives

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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important

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Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

Milwaukee Brewers Taps Turnkey Search to Recruit Finance VP

Sports and entertainment-focused executive recruiter Turnkey Search has placed Jamie Norton as vice president of finance and accounting of the Milwaukee Brewers. He will oversee the daily financial operations of the Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation, including financial reporting, budgeting, risk management, tax compliance, and payroll. Before joining the Brewers, Mr. Norton spent nine years with the Chicago Cubs, where his

Expanding Role of Social Media In Finding Talent to Rise Sharply

The role of social networks and mobile platforms in the job seeking and recruiting process is becoming more relevant, with an expansion of technologies expected soon, according to the 2015 Work Trends report just released by Adecco Group. Over 31,000 job seekers and more than 4,100 recruiters from 26 countries took part in Adecco’s survey — making

Russell Reynolds Taps Leader for Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited John Stomberg as director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. His appointment comes more than seven months after Hood director Michael Taylor abruptly left saying he was pursuing new career opportunities. The search committee was comprised of 12 representatives from many diverse areas around Dartmouth. Russell Reynolds Associates worked

Morris and Berger Heading CEO Search For Union Station Homeless Services

Executive search firm Morris and Berger has been retained by Union Station Homeless Services to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Current CEO Rabbi Marvin Gross announced he is retiring next year. Mr. Gross has been at the helm of Union Station for 21 years, during which he led the agency through an unprecedented period of

Preng & Associates Adds Energy Search Veteran

Executive search firm Preng & Associates has appointed Steve Raben as a senior consultant in its Houston office. He has led over 500 domestic and international client assignments for public and private oil & gas, petroleum equipment, service and hydrocarbon processing & transportation companies, at the board, C-suite and business segment leadership levels. With a 30-year career in the search industry,

Futurestep Grows EMEA Financial Services Practice

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has added Jessica Taylor to its EMEA financial services practice group to support an increased demand for talent in the region. She will be based in London. In her new role as financial services senior consultant, she will be responsible for delivering talent for organizations across a number

Millennials Find Difficulties In Managing Older Workforce

A growing number of Millennials are managing Gen X and Baby Boomer professionals, according to ‘The Multi-Generational Leadership’ report, conducted by executive development firm Future Workplace and career network Beyond. According to the survey’s 5,771 respondents, this shift in leadership could be harmful to a company’s work environment. The survey found that 83 percent of respondents have seen Millennials managing

Diversified Search Recruits Interfaith Medical Center CEO

Diversified Search has recruited LaRay Brown as president and chief executive officer of the Interfaith Medical Center. She is tasked with bringing together Interfaith’s diverse constituencies and executing a strategic vision for the hospital that reflects the service needs of the community, changing market dynamics and reimbursement trends. Neysa Dillon-Brown, managing partner in Divesified’s healthcare services practice, led

Port of New York and New Jersey Retains Spencer Stuart

Spencer Stuart has been retained by the Port of New York and New Jersey to lead its search for a chief executive officer. The Port Authority’s board of commissioners has been conducting a search for the agency’s first CEO since Governors Christie and Cuomo endorsed the December 2014 recommendation of the Special Panel on the Future of the Port Authority that

Argyll Scott Expands Commerce & Industry Search Practice

Executive recruiters Argyll Scott has named Ben Westwood as director and Paul Vince as an associate director in its commerce and industry recruiting sector practice. Mr. Westwood will help drive the future growth of Argyll Scott’s commerce and industry recruitment team. He joins the firm with 10 years of experience working for global recruiter Robert Half. After building

Matteson Partners Forms Alliance With TalentQuest

Atlanta-based executive search firm Matteson Partners has formed a partnership with TalentQuest, a provider of cloud-based talent management software and solutions. Matteson Partners will offer TalentQuest’s cloud-based talent management suite of solutions to its client base. Additionally, Matteson Partners will provide executive search services for TalentQuest. Cloud-based talent management solutions continue to appear in the headlines. In recent weeks, Talentsoft, a

General Counsel: A New Pathway to CEO

Executive search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recruited Denise R. Cade as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of IDEX Corporation and Marchelle E. Moore as general counsel of The Motorists Insurance Group. Paul Williams, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, led both searches. Ms. Cade, who was recently honored as a 2015 ‘Chicago United Business Leader

ChampionScott Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Red Box Recorders

ChampionScott Partners has recruited Bob Charland as Americas chief revenue officer at Red Box Recorders, a private equity-backed global provider of multimedia communication recording solutions. Mr. Charland brings to Red Box over 25 years of experience in software sales, marketing and operational leadership. He was most recently regional vice president of sales, eastern region and federal government sales at Spok,

IRC Global Names Americas Regional Leader

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has appointed Jane Lyons (pictured) as Americas regional leader. Ms. Lyons is a managing partner of Rhodes Associates. During her more than 25-year career in executive search and organizational consulting, she has completed more than 700 search and consulting assignments, specializing in the real estate industry. She has assisted leading real estate companies

Korn Ferry Adds Former CTPartners Recruiters

Korn Ferry has added former CTPartners recruiters Rick Sklarin as senior client partner in its technology practice and Nathaniel Hook as a senior client partner based in its U.K. consumer practice. They join ex-CTPartners recruiters Debra Germaine, Laurie O’Shea, Paul Ciancarelli, John Davitt, Jeremy Zemen, Adam Prager, Sarah Lim, Florence Magne, Nick Evans, and several others, all of whom

Pedersen & Partners Opens New Office In Lisbon

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new office in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the firm’s 34th established office in Europe, and follows the recent launches of offices in the U.S. and Mexico. Margarita Hernández will serve as the firm’s country manager for Portugal and will also oversee executive search engagements in Angola. She joins Pedersen & Partners from

U.K. Boardrooms Gaining Female Directors At Faster Pace Than U.S.

The number of women serving as directors in the top FTSE 150 companies continues to expand, according to the just-released Spencer Stuart 2015 U.K. Board Index. The survey found that 23 percent of all directors in the FTSE 150 are women, compared with 20.6 percent in 2014; 28.4 percent of FTSE 150 non-executive directors are women, verses 25.9 percent

PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Cancer Foundation

PFM Executive Search has placed Lynne Hudson as national chief executive officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Hudson brings a wealth of experience in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors through her time with PLAN Canada as VP for risk & effectiveness and as a financial management group leader with Ernst & Young. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

North Carolina Bar Assn. Taps Young Mayden to Find Director

Legal search firm Young Mayden, LLC, has been selected by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) to lead its search for an executive director. Ken Young, a principal at Young Mayden, is leading the search. Current executive director Allan Head will be retiring in 2016 after being with the organization since 1981. “We expect to have many top

Petroplan Appoints Recruitment Manager In Houston

Oil and energy focused executive recruiting firm Petroplan has appointed James Monaghan as recruitment manager for its Houston office. In his new role, he will be responsible for expanding the firm’s footprint throughout the U.S. while leading a team of recruiters specializing in construction, commissioning, engineering, HSE and project services. Mr. Monaghan brings a decade of experience

Alexander Hughes Expands In Paris

Global executive search firm Alexander Hughes has expanded its Paris office with the addition of Erick Parraud as a client partner. Mr. Parraud brings 20 years of international experience within major distribution groups, offering a combination of corporate strategy and hands-on management. He was formerly managing director of Wolseley France. Through several management roles at Kering / PPR Group

Economic Forecasts Point to Expanding Jobs Outlook for 2016

The Conference Board’s U.S. leading economic index rose sharply in October, suggesting continued expansion heading into the New Year. The index rose 0.6 percent in October, following declines of 0.1 percent in both September and August. This matched the average estimate of economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal. “The U.S. leading economic index rose sharply

Heidrick Recruits Top Posts for Brookdale Senior Living

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Labeed Diab as chief operating officer and Lucinda Baier as chief financial officer of Brookdale Senior Living. Mr. Diab will have responsibility for all aspects of operations, including community and field operations, marketing and sales. He has served in operational leadership roles for the Walmart U.S. division of Wal-Mart Stores since 2009, most recently serving as its

Waverly Partners Leads CEO Search for Greenville Chamber

The Greenville Chamber has retained executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Ben Haskew has served as the Chamber’s president and CEO since 2003 and plans to retire in early 2016. The CEO role is ultimately responsible for all operations of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and serves

Conley Search Group Adds Director In Boston

Executive search firm Conley Search Group has added Peter Hamilton as a managing director in Boston. “I have known Peter for over seven years and he is a respected advisor, confidant, and leader. We are very excited to have Peter join our growing business,” said Kevin Conley, president and CEO. Mr. Hamilton specializes in recruiting senior executives

Metin Mitchell Acquires Russian Recruiting Outfit

Dubai-headquartered executive search and management advisory firm Metin Mitchell & Company has acquired Russian search firm Chuvaev Consulting. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will allow Metin Mitchell to extend its client coverage to Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian Republics in addition to its current reach in the Middle East and North Africa. Chuvaev Consulting is a human resources boutique that offers executive

AMN Healthcare To Acquire B.E. Smith For $160 Million In Cash

AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire healthcare-focused executive search firm B.E. Smith for $160 million in cash. The transaction is structured to allow AMN Healthcare to realize tax benefits having an estimated net present value of approximately $25 million. The purchase price is expected to be funded through a combination of term

DHR to Head CHRO Search for PPL Corporation

DHR International has been retained by PPL Corporation to lead its search for a chief human resources officer (CHRO). The search will be conducted by Jerry McGrath, managing partner of the firm’s global human resources practice, along with Joe Huddle, its industrial practice managing partner, and senior associate Christine Pasieka. Established in 1920, PPL Corporation is a global energy company delivering electricity and

DMC Partners Elects Chairman

Executive search firm DMC Partners has elected Henry W. Mulholland as its chairman, effective immediately. He recently retired from Bank of America Merrill Lynch after 25 years where he worked most recently as head of Americas equities. Mr. Mulholland brings a wealth of experience and relationships to DMC and will play an integral leadership role as the

Lochlin Partners Lands President for Faith & Politics Institute

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Joan Mooney as president and chief executive officer of the Faith & Politics Institute. Liza Wright and Nalini Perkins, managing directors at Lochlin Partners, led the search. Ms. Mooney will be leading a diverse and multidisciplinary organization that hosts national and international pilgrimages, reflection groups for elected officials and their senior staffs, retreats, and

AltoPartners Adds The Inzito Partnership As Member Firm In U.K.

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added London-based The Inzito Partnership as its exclusive member firm in the U.K. Inzito works with companies, financial institutions, sporting bodies, government departments & agencies and other organizations looking for C-level talent. The firm was founded in 2009 and today comprises a team of 20 people with expertise serving

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