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Fewer Women Fill Seats on Boards, Heidrick & Struggles Study Reveals

For those who have been striving for women to achieve their fair share of seats on corporate boards, a recent Heidrick & Struggles report – ‘Board Diversity at an Impasse?’ – was no doubt disheartening. In 2016, the report said, Fortune 500 companies filled 421 vacant or newly-created board seats with independent directors, a new

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Cejka Finds New CEO for the Oregon Clinic

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to current reform efforts, and whatever changes President Donald J. Trump may produce. This

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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.

Holmes Noble appointed Donna Chapman CEO

Holmes Noble Appoints CEO

U.K.-based executive search and interim firm Holmes Noble has appointed Donna Chapman as its chief executive officer. “Donna brings an impressive track record in consultancy and recruitment and has spent over 25 years operating at board level, specializing in sectors which are very important to Holmes Noble’s growth plans,” said Michelle Carson-Williams, founder and chair.

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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?

Quick Leonard Kieffer named Courtney Lada managing partner

Quick Leonard Kieffer Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has named Courtney Lada as managing partner. As the senior-most role within the firm, she will be responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement. “During her decade-long career with us, Courtney has played a critical role in the firm’s success and growth,” noted Roger Quick,


Employee Job Satisfaction Critical to Developing Top Leaders

Organizations face numerous obstacles as they deal with the complexities of the 21st century workplace. At the top of their list of human capital challenges: HR professionals talk about the pressing need to keep employees highly engaged and to develop future leaders for their organizations, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017

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Arts Consulting Group Finds New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) placed Jonathan Kaledin as president and CEO of Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E). ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau led the search. CA&E had been seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary and a team leader who

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Arlington Partners Seeking CEO for The Institutional Limited Partners Association

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has retained Arlington Partners International to lead a global search for its next CEO. Lisa Heidman, the recruitment firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, are heading the assignment. ILPA’s chief executive is expected to lead an executive team and staff to deliver near- and long-term

Korn Ferry Chad Astmann Co-Head Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry has added Chad Astmann as co-head of global asset management. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. With more than 15 years of investment management executive recruitment and organizational consulting experience, Mr. Astmann has placed top leaders in executive leadership, investments, distribution and infrastructure. He has also worked extensively in delivering holistic

Pure Search Germany opens headed by Ken Lewin

Pure Search Expands to Berlin

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has expanded with the opening of an office in Berlin. This becomes its first office in continental Europe. Pure Search Germany will be headed by Ken Lewin, who joins the firm as managing director and country manager. Mr. Lewin has 10-plus years of experience in the DACH region. Previously, he was managing


Spencer Stuart Report Outlines How HR Drives Business Success

Technology and evolving employee expectations are redefining how work is done and how organizations think about talent: Less hierarchy. More flexibility. Unconventional career paths. Like everything else in the business world, the field of human resources has changed dramatically over the last several years, according to a new white paper by Spencer Stuart. In advanced

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McDermott & Bull Finds CTO for Panasonic Avionics Corp.

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. CTO hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. McDermott & Bull, for one, has placed former IBM executive David Bartlett as

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Jorgenson Consulting Tapped to Find CEO for One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned in July. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO

Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search 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: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

One Search Consulting joins Taplow Group

Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson

Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners is seeking a new executive director for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Managing director Michelle R.S. Bonoan is heading the national search, with support from principal Sheila Hennessey, as well as Koya’s research and support team. The search for

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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing 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, complexity

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates

Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership


Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited


Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior partner


Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO

Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New 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: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Simply Driven Executive Search Adds to Manufacturing Technology Practice

Simply Driven Executive Search, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices, has added Garrett Butcher as a search consultant. Mr. Butcher will work in the firm’s newly launched manufacturing technology practice, which delivers talent in the areas of CNC machining, lasers, robotics, waterjet and additive printing. He previously served as client development

Caldwell Partners Adds Life Sciences & Healthcare Partner

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has appointed John Blank as a partner in its life sciences & healthcare practice, focusing on recruiting board directors, CEOs and senior executives for private equity-backed high-growth healthcare, healthcare technology, managed care and provider service portfolio companies. Mr. Blank was previously a managing partner with ZRG Partners and prior to

Direct Recruiters Names Lead Recruiter in Flexible Packaging Practice

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Gina O’Donnell as its lead recruiter in the firm’s flexible packaging practice. Ms. O’Donnell is responsible for business development opportunities as well as recruiting top talent. She will focus on senior level positions across sales, operations, technical, manufacturing, and management. Ms. O’Donnell is formerly served as the senior account

Harris Search Associates Completes Search for Penn State

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has recruited Paul E. Sullivan to serve as the next executive director defense related research units/director of applied research lab at The Pennsylvania State University. Currently, Mr. Sullivan is vice president, American Centrifuge and chief engineer at USEC Inc., a global energy company. Harris Search Associates is focused on identifying

Sheffield Haworth Adds To Business And Professional Services Team

Search firm Sheffield Haworth has added Justin Gault in London as managing director within its business and professional services team. Mr. Gault specializes in CFO/ finance, audit, treasury and tax across financial services. He was previously a partner in the infrastructure practice of London boutique firm Hammond Partners. “Justin brings a proven track record and

Peoplechamps Launched To Serve Gaming And Hospitality Industries

Boutique executive search and HR firm PeopleChamps has been launched to specialize in the gaming and hospitality industries. Its services include executive recruitment and placement services, mentoring and coaching, organizational development, HR and training. The PeopleChamps executive team is headed up by founder, president and CEO Gerry Nailon. Mr. Nailon is a 35-plus year gaming

Norrie Johnston Makes Recruitment Appointments

U.K.-headquartered Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has named Rex Cridland as a recruitment director and Daniel Rackham as a director. With 20 years of search experience, Mr. Cridland’s past roles were director at both Network Executive and Talent Direct. During his career he has helped companies including Apple, Sega, Network Rail, Royal Mail, G4S, Dalkia, TATA,

Keeling & Associates Fills Position For Cal State Fullerton

Executive recruiters Keeling & Associates has placed Vijay Pendakur as vice president for student affairs at Cal State Fullerton. Mr. Pendakur has spent the last eight years working at DePaul University’s Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS). With a total enrollment of 38,325 Cal State Fullerton has the largest student body out of the 23

Association Strategies To Lead Ceo Search For Aesp

Executive search firm Association Strategies, Inc. has been retained by the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Founded in 1989, AESP has a membership of 2200+ energy services professionals and 200+ group members and 14 regional chapters across North America. Association Strategies,

Boyden Expands into the Netherlands

NMC-Nijsse International has joined Boyden in the Netherlands. NMC-Nijsse was established in 1983 by Berry and Jack Nijsse. The Boyden Netherlands team will further enhance the firm’s offerings in board and C-level assignments for the consumer/retail, energy, financial & professional services, industrial, technology, and the not-for-profit/public sectors and consist of managing partner Joost Goudsmit and

Fox Rodney Search Expands Private Practice Partner Team

Fox Rodney Search (FRS) has added Portia White to the firm as a director in its private practice partner team. Ms. White has worked within the legal recruitment industry for almost 10 years. She has a wealth of experience in placing partners and associates in law firms and large corporates in both London and Ireland.

HFS Consultants Names Managing Director of Executive Search Practice

HFS Consultants (HFS), a management, financial, operational, regulatory, and strategic planning healthcare consulting firm, has named Sandy Haskins as managing director of the firm’s executive search and interim placement practice area. Ms. Haskins has been with HFS since 2009 and has over 35 years in the healthcare business. “Sandy is a proven leader and has

Buffkin Group Fills Position for Johns Hopkins Health System

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Kimberly Bailey as the new senior counsel – insurance claims for Johns Hopkins Health System. Ms. Bailey previously served in various roles at CHE Trinity Health, the second-largest Catholic healthcare delivery system. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is the teaching hospital and biomedical research facility of Johns Hopkins

McPherson & Jacobson Handling Search for Kansas State Department of Education

Executive search firm McPherson & Jacobson has been retained by the Kansas State Department of Education to lead in its search for a new commissioner of education. Dr. James Christman is serving as the lead consultant on the assignment. McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. has been conducting national searches for boards of education since 1991.

CarterBaldwin Completes Search for Habif, Arogeti & Wynne

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has recently placed Cardell McKinstry as director of M&A tax services at Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP (HA&W), the largest Georgia-headquartered tax, accounting and business consulting firm. Mr. McKinstry joins HA&W with more than 15 years of tax consulting experience and 10 years of experience in M&A taxation. CarterBaldwin is a

Spencer Stuart Retained by Tufts University

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by Tufts University to lead in its search for a new dean for the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S). James Glaser has recently become interim dean replacing former dean of A&S Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who announced last spring that she would step down from her position. Spencer

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Harvard Business School Dean to Board

Heidrick & Struggles International has added Robert S. Kaplan to its board of directors. Mr. Kaplan is the senior associate dean and Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. "We are delighted to welcome Rob to our board of directors," said Richard Beattie, chairman of the board. "Rob brings

Stanton Chase Launches Global HR Specialty Practice

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has launched a new global human resources specialty practice. Daniel Casteel, managing director in Nashville, will head the new practice. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, Mr. Castell headed the HR function for an $11 billion global enterprise undergoing explosive growth. “Long gone are the days when HR executives serve

Penna Strengthens Executive Recruitment Staff

Penna Plc has announced three additions to the Penna Recruitment Services team, which specializes in interim and executive search recruitment. David Slatter has been named an associate director in executive search where will be responsible for developing markets for Penna in local government and housing. He will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office. Mr.

Pamela Jeffery Search Launches with Eye Towards Increasing Female Directorships

Pamela Jeffery, founder of the Women’s Executive Network, has launched Pamela Jeffery Search, designed to recruit women board directors. With 17,500 members, the Women’s Executive Network is Canada’s largest networking group for female executives. “I began doing board searches last year because CEOs asked me to help find new female directors. I feel that the

Agilium Worldwide Adds Middle East-Based Firm to Network

Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has added EMEA search firm Human Valoris as the newest member of its global network. With expertise in all major core industry specialties, Human Valoris has offices in Riyadh, Dubai, Beirut and Qatar in addition to a legal entity in Paris. Its main expertise covers industrial manufacturing, petrochemicals, oil & gas, contracting,

Calibrate Recruitment Rebrands Itself en world Australia

Calibrate Recruitment, which joined en world in 2013, has rebranded itself as en world Australia. Headquartered in Sydney, Calibrate Recruitment has a history of more than 20 years in executive, permanent and contract recruitment services in engineering, IT and technical domains. Since joining en world, it has broadened its services to encompass sales & marketing,

R. William Funk & Associates Heading President Search for Winthrop University

R. William Funk & Associates has been retained by Winthrop University to lead in a search its 11th president. Winthrop trustees plan to have the finalists for the position in place by the spring of 2015. Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. For

Waverly Partners Retained by Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce for CEO

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Jim Anderson, the Springfield Chamber’s current president, is planning to retire this summer after 26 years of service to the organization. The mission of the Springfield Area

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner to Leadership Consulting Group

Heidrick & Struggles International has added Pasquale Mazzuca as a partner within the firm's leadership consulting practice. He will be based in Brussels. Working across numerous sectors, Mr. Mazzuca’s areas of expertise include leadership development, top team performance enhancement, executive coaching, talent acquisition and assessment, employer branding strategies and rewards management. He most recently founded

Russam GMS Launches Worldwide Interim Leadership Group

Russam GMS has launched a global interim management company, the Worldwide Interim Leadership (WIL) Group. The new international venture, an alliance of 13 interim management companies from around the world, is seen as a response to increased global demand for high caliber interim and transition leaders needed for short term business critical assignments. The member

Lack of Women in Senior Roles Seen as Opportunity for Executive Recruiters

Despite the fact that women are the primary decision-makers for most consumer purchases, 60 percent of consumer products companies worldwide report 25 percent or less of their senior executive team is female, according to a survey of 1,270 business leaders from around the world by IIC Partners. Good news for executive recruiters: 52 percent of

Caldwell Partners Places Non-Executive Board Member at Spirit AeroSystems

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed John Plueger as a non-executive board member at Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Dave Winston, managing partner, Karen Dubay, consultant, and Bethany George, practice lead of the non-executive practice, led the assignment on behalf of Caldwell Partners. Mr. Plueger is the president, chief operating officer and executive director of Air

Search Group Partners Selected by Utah State Board of Education

SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) has been selected by the Utah State Board of Education to lead in its search for a new state superintendent of public instruction. Dr. Martell Menlove, the current state superintendent, announced his retirement in March. Connie Linardakis- Spyropoulos, who spearheads SGP’s executive search practice, and who will lead the search, said:

The Remedy Group Adds Managed Care Recruiting Specialist

The Remedy Group, a search firm focused on specialty pharmacies and managed care organizations, has named Terry Souwannamuang as an account manager. During his years in biopharma and managed care Mr. Souwannamuang rose in rank and responsibility. He was instrumental in starting a brand new specialty pharmacy for a managed care organization. “We’re hiring high-caliber

Jordan-Sitter Associates Fills EVP Post for Hytrol Conveyor Company

Executive recruiter Jordan-Sitter Associates, Inc. has placed David Peacock as executive vice president of Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. Most recently. Mr. Peacock was EVP and chief operating officer of Kalmar RT Center. Hytrol Conveyor designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. Founded in 1978,

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