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Shelli Herman and Associates Lands CFO for the Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has recruited Kate Motonaga as the new CFO of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA was seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum. Ms. Motonaga

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EFL Associates Tapped by CalSTRS to Hunt for Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and in the years ahead it is expected to soar. Recruiters say the need for chief investment officers across the asset allocator spectrum, including endowments and foundations‎, and corporate, public and state plans, have significantly increased in number over the last five years as

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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

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

IIC Partners Expands into Sout Africa

IIC Partners has added Executive Headlines as its newest member firm. The partnership expands IIC Partners’ global reach to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. Executive Headlines specializes in the financial services, consumer & retail, human resources and technology sectors. Each managing partner has over 20 years of executive search experience. “IIC Partners’ rigorous

Hyperion Executive Search Names Associate Partner

Liverpool-headquartered Hyperion Executive Search has appointed Ross Hoare as associate partner. Mr. Hoare has more than five years’ experience working within renewable energy project management and procurement with leading installer Eco Environments. “While Ross does not come from a recruitment background, he does have extensive knowledge of the renewables sector. He understands our clients’ market

Egon Zehnder Heading HR Search For Infosys

Egon Zehnder is currently leading the search for a new human resources head for Infosys. The company recently announced a restructuring that saw its current head of HR move into a different role. Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder specializes in the recruitment and leadership

Parker Executive Search Retained by University of Iowa to Find President

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been selected by the University of Iowa to lead its search for a new president. Outgoing president Sally Mason announced plans to retire. Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa is a flagship public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches for corporations, colleges and

CTPartners’ CEO Resigns; Rival DHR Acquires Growing Stake in Company

Brian M. Sullivan tendered his resignation from embattled CTPartners after the markets closed yesterday afternoon on a day which saw the company’s stock price swing up by nearly 20 percent on anticipation of the news. The company’s board of directors announced the appointment of CTPartners’ vice chairman, Sylvain Dhenin, as CTP’s new chief. Mr. Sullivan

Korn Ferry Breaks the $1 Billion Revenue Mark

It has been a banner year for the executive search industry – as well as for its leader, Korn Ferry. Statistics to be released by HSZ Media next month will show that the nation’s largest global solutions provider reported total revenues for 2014 of $1,008,000,000. It is the first time a search firm has broken

Stanton Chase Names International Chairman

Stanton Chase International has appointed Mickey Matthews as its international chairman. Mr. Matthews currently serves as vice chairman/practice groups and managing director of the firm’s Baltimore office. In his new role, he will oversee worldwide activity among offices in Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and North America. Separately, Stanton Chase has added

Chandler Group Adds Partner to Open Northeast Ohio Office

Chandler Group has named Marty Hauser as a partner; he will open the firm’s first office in Northeast Ohio. Mr. Hauser has served in various leadership roles during his 35-year with Summa Health System, including CEO. “Given the rapid changes occurring in healthcare as organizations try to transform the way they deliver care – shifting

Polachi Fills Board Position for Wave Systems Corp.

Search firm Polachi Inc. has placed R. Stephen Cheheyl as a member of the board of directors at Wave Systems Corp. Mr. Cheheyl, a seasoned operating executive with experience in the computer, software and data communications industries, was formerly executive vice president of business operations of Bay Networks. Wave Systems Corp. reduces the complexity, cost

RPA Inc. Heading VP Search for Washtenaw Community College

Executive recruiting firm RPA Inc. is currently leading the search for a new vice president of instruction for Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1965, WCC welcomes more than 13,000 people from over 100 countries for study each year and grants certificates and degrees to over 1,400 students annually. RPA Inc.

Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead CEO Search for the American Bankers Association

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by the American Bankers Association (ABA) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Frank Keating, its current CEO, is stepping down at the end of the year. ABA chairman John Ikard wrote in a memo to member CEOs: "At the committee's direction,

Academic Search Leading President Search For Edison Community College

Washington, D.C.-headquartered Academic Search is currently leading the search for a new president for Edison Community College. The selected candidate will replace interim president Dr. Karen Rafinski, who has led the college following Dr. Cristobal Valdez’s announced departure in the previous academic year. Edison Community College was chartered in 1973 under provisions of the Ohio

Korn Ferry Posts Three Percent Fiscal Q3 Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $249.5 million for third quarter fiscal 2015, an increase of three percent compared to $242.2 million a year ago. The increase in fee revenue was driven primarily due to increases of 16.2 percent and 3.4 percent for Futurestep and Leadership & Talent Consulting, respectively, partially offset by a decrease of

Search Solution Group Opens Office In Baltimore

Search firm Search Solution Group has opened its third office offering recruiting services for the life sciences and analytical instruments industries. The new office, based in Baltimore, will be overseen by managing partner, Emil Gerardi, who has more than 12 years of experience recruiting in the life sciences and analytical industries. He previously served as

Direct Recruiters, Inc. Adds Supply Chain Practice Director

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Thomas M. Clark as director of its military transition, military leadership excellence, and supply chain/logistics practice. Mr. Clark is a former U.S Army Captain and Airborne Ranger who led troops in combat in the global war on terrorism and served as a subject matter expert on

Heidrick Names Co-Leader to Global CHRO Practice

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has named Daniel Kaplan as a co-managing partner of the firm’s chief human resources officer (CHRO) practice. Mr. Kaplan joins from CTPartners, where he was managing partner in charge of the firm’s global HR practice. While at CTPartners, Mr. Kaplan managed a diverse portfolio of the firm’s largest client relationships.

Harvey Nash Expands In The U.K.

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has grown its U.K. office with the additions of Philip Davies to lead the U.K.'s leadership consulting team and Richard Simmonds as director within the industry practice. Mr. Davies will work closely with the Harvey Nash Alumni Leadership practice across the Nordics. He has over 20 years consulting experience

IRC Global Executive Search Partners Adds Synergy Consultants India As Newest Member Firm

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Synergy Consultants India to its global network of recruiting and leadership advisory firms. Established in 1989, Synergy Consultants is among the pioneers of executive search in India. “India is one of the key emerging markets. We are really pleased that we identified such a strong and experienced

Spencer Stuart Fills Executive Director Position for ISBM

Spencer Stuart has placed Suzanne Lavin as the new executive director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM). Ms. Lavin most recently served as the vice president of corporate marketing at UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories). The ISBM, headquartered at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has worked over the past 32

Harris Rand Lusk Heading Ceo Search For Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

Executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk is currently leading the search for a new chief executive officer for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority. The Authority operates accessible fixed route bus, commuter bus, ADA/disability, vanpool and airport service in the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area, and serves the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw

Assigned Executives Forms Association With EIM

Assigned Executives Ltd (AEL) has joined forces with EIM in the U.K. As two of the leading providers of ‘on-demand’ senior management capability, they will operate as one under the EIM brand to provide interim management, independent consulting and executive search services to their clients in the U.K. and overseas. “The addition to our U.K.

The People At Work Philippines Names COO

The People At Work Philippines has promoted Cesar Ginete to chief operating officer. Mr. Ginete previously served as vice president, a position he has held since 2014. He was in the same role for more than five years with StratSearchAsia prior to it becoming part of The People At Work in 2014. In his new

Eames Consulting Group Adds Associate To Change Management And Technology Practice Group

Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has named Tristan Amin as associate director of the firm's change management and technology practice group. Mr. Amin joins Eames with a recruitment career built over 14 years in both the U.K. and Singapore where he most recently served as director at Henderson Scott and FiveTenGroup. In his new role,

Isaacson, Miller Heading Search for Marquette University

Isaacson, Miller is currently leading in the search for a new provost for Marquette University. Julie Filizetti is leading the search with Lindsay Gold and Jennifer Tsang. Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee. Founded in 1982, Isaacson, Miller focuses on executive search assignments for a wide variety of

Renaissance Fills CTO Post For Securedata

Executive search firm Renaissance has placed Tim Cox as the new chief technology officer of SecureData. The search was conducted by Sebastian Kayll and Vania Pickles. Mr. Cox joins SecureData from ControlCircle, where he held the title of CTO function and was responsible product development, architecture and customer solution design. SecureData is a managed security

Korn Ferry Places President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Korn Ferry has placed Patrick T. Harker as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Mr. Harker, who takes over his new role in July, is currently president of the University of Delaware. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and

Spelman & Johnson Group Heading Search For Oakland University

Executive search firm Spelman & Johnson Group has been retained by Oakland University to lead its search for a new vice president of student affairs. The VP of student affairs manages a $40 million budget to oversee student activities, the tutoring center, the health center, the counseling center, career services and housing. Oakland University is

Help Wanted: Talent Acquisition Executives

American sports clothing company Under Armour last week launched its biggest-ever global brand campaign. Yesterday, as part of its remake, the $2 billion-plus originator of performance apparel and gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry and light put out a search that the company says is one of its most important in years: head of

CTPartners Adopts Shareholder Rights Agreement

CTPartners has adopted a stockholder rights agreement to help safeguard against the risk of coercive and unfair acquisition techniques, to encourage potential bidders to negotiate with the company’s board of directors, and to provide the special committee of independent directors sufficient time to fully explore potential strategic alternatives, including the recent unsolicited, non-binding proposal from

Egon Zehnder Adds Consultant In Toronto

Egon Zehnder has added Jennifer Dewar Thomas as a consultant in its Toronto office. She will be a part of the firm’s leadership strategy services and HR practices teams. Ms. Thomas serves clients across the industrial, financial services, and professional services sectors. She was previously head of talent management at Oliver Wyman, where she led

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