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Egon Zehnder Starts CEO Hunt for Infosys

India-based IT company Infosys has appointed Egon Zehnder to work with its nominations and remunerations committee to find its next CEO and managing director. Heidrick & Struggles International and Korn Ferry also sought the assignment, reaching out to Infosys’s co-chairman Ravi Venkatesan regarding the search, according to reports, but Egon Zehnder prevailed. “On the CEO

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Lois L. Lindauer Leads Philanthropy Search for Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island has retained Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to spearhead its hunt for a new vice president of philanthropy. Faith Eutsay is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO, the VP of philanthropy is expected to enhance and lead a comprehensive development program as Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island continues

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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.

Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice
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Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has launched a private equity search practice which includes partners Asad Haider, Hank Flores, John Pothin, Mark Bradley and Sonia Prais. Collectively, the team has experience in consumer, industrial, technology, energy, luxury and Omni channel retail businesses. Mr. Flores is a partner at Ward Howell, where he co-leads the CPG practice for the

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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?

Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders
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Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

With an increasing global presence, Stanton Chase International continues to fortify its supply chain, logistics & transportation practice group. It recently named three  new global sector leaders: Alvaro Gazda (Toronto, supply chain), Gregory Nazarian (Dubai, warehousing), and Robert Frei (Zurich, freight forwarding). “We have assembled industry leaders who understand the ever-increasing importance of getting products

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Unemployment Rate Remains at 17-Year Low

Employers added 228,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a 17 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Wall Street economists were forecasting nonfarm payroll gains of 195,000 in November. Employment continued to trend up

AETHOS Consulting Group Places Anthony Mallows President CEO WATG
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AETHOS Consulting Group Places President and CEO at WATG

Hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has recruited Anthony Mallows as president and CEO of WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated design firms. He replaces Mike Seyle, who left the global architectural design firm earlier this year. Ken Greger, an AETHOS Consulting Group partner based in Portland, OR, led the global assignment. “AETHOS conducted

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Machine Learning Company Infinia ML Turns to Goodwin Executive Search for CEO

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has placed Robbie Allen as CEO at Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and predictive analytics to Fortune 500 businesses. Managing partner Bill Goodwin led the assignment. Mr. Allen, who will be based out of the company’s Durham, NC office, rounds out a founding team of AI experts with experience

Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces Deans Executive Search & Consulting
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Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces with Deans Executive Search & Consulting

Recruiting firms Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co., and Deans Executive Search & Consulting have formed a strategic alliance. Larry Deans, president of Deans, has extensive healthcare industry experience in senior-level leadership roles in human resource and general management with Baxter Healthcare, BASF Pharma, Beverly Enterprises, US Oncology, Golden Living and Avalon Healthcare. “The alliance with

AIMS Expands Singapore
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AIMS Expands in Singapore

AIMS International has recently expanded with the addition of Jonathan Khoo as managing partner for AIMS Singapore. Mr. Khoo brings a wealth of experience in executive search as well as executive management across the industrial sectors, notably transport and engineering and IT & telecommunications and life sciences, among others. “Jonathan has a comprehensive understanding of clients’ challenges across the region,” said Adarsh Matta,

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Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal second quarter revenues of $443 million, a 10 percent increase compared to $401.9 million a year ago. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected $421.1 million. Growth was achieved in all thee major lines of business: Futurestep (16.7 percent) executive search (13.2 percent) and Hay

Options Group L. Kevin Kelly vice chairman
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Options Group Names Former Heidrick CEO as Vice Chairman

New York-based global financial recruiting specialist Options Group has named former Heidrick & Struggles CEO L. Kevin Kelly as vice chairman. Mr. Kelly is currently chief executive of Halo Privacy, a cyber security and consulting firm focusing on advanced secure communications. He has been instrumental in growing Halo’s footprint and projecting its reputation in the cybersecurity space. In

 TalentRISE Beth Gordon director of executive search
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TalentRISE Names Director of Executive Search

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has promoted search associate Beth Gordon to director of executive search. “Time and again across multiple industries, even with our toughest searches, Beth always finds a way to identify the top talent to fill critical organizational roles for our clients,” said J. James O’Malley, TalentRISE partner and executive search practice leader. “Her

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Polachi Finds New CFO for TimeTrade

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. One recent example is Polachi Inc.’s recent placement of Sean Bridgeo as senior vice president of operations and CFO of TimeTrade in Tewksbury, MA. “Sean is a highly motivated executive and we are thrilled

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IIC Partners Reappoints Vice Chairs

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has reappointed three vice chairs to its board during its global conference held in London. Bhavishya Sharma was reappointed as board director and vice chair for Asia Pacific. Mr. Sharma is managing director of Athena Executive Search & Consulting in New Delhi and has served on the IIC Partners board of

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Hiring for Potential or Experience?

It’s one of the biggest questions asked by first-time hiring managers: Is it better to hire people based on their experience or their potential? A cursory Google search reveals that the most popular answer to this question is “potential.” Most hiring experts seem to think that hiring someone for what they could do in the

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Noetic Search Seeks New Leadership for Santa Barbara and Treehouse Humane Societies

Executive search firm Noetic Search has been tapped by the Santa Barbara Humane Society in California and Tree House Humane Society in Chicago to lead their respective searches for new executive directors. Rhyan Zweifler, Noetic’s founder and president, and Jane Luiso, vice president, are leading both searches. The Santa Barbara Humane Society (SBHS) is looking for

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Myers McRae Chosen by the University of Charleston to Find Next President

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has launched a national search for a new president. Edwin Welch, the school’s current president, announced that he will retire effective next June. The school has enlisted the services of executive search firm Myers McRae. David Gring, senior vice president of the Macon, GA-based recruiters, is heading the

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds AOL Executive to HR Search Practice

Russell Reynolds Associates has added former AOL HR executive Stephanie Angelini as a member of its human resources officers practice. She is based in New York. In her new role, Ms. Angelini will leverage her extensive human resources strategy experience to advise clients across a range of industries, with particular expertise recruiting HR leadership for the financial

CNA International Adds Compliance Consulting Dubai
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CNA International Adds New Member Firm in Dubai

U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has added UAE-based boutique consulting firm Compliance Consulting as its newest member firm. Aigul Telkarayeva, CEO of Compliance Consulting, and her team bring extensive knowledge of the Dubai market, deep industry insight and expertise in management consultancy on compliance, risk management, corporate governance, strategy and controls. Effective immediately, the firm

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Hiring In Full Throttle Heading Into 2018

It’s common knowledge that the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over a decade. That’s good news, of course. But companies also know that this is the kind of good news that can make the jobs of human resource leaders that extra bit tougher. It’s not just that competition for talent is

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 
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Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 

Denver-based restaurant chain Chipotle has turned to Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new CEO. Founder Steve Ells is stepping down and will become executive chairman. The board’s search committee is made up of directors Robin Hickenlooper and Ali Namvar, as well as Mr. Ells. It is charged with identifying a new leader

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Rise Asset Development Taps Waterhouse Executive Search to Find New Leader

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

Heidrick & Struggles International Carlos Garcia
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Heidrick & Struggles Names Supply Chain & Operations Practice Leader

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Carlos Garcia to lead its supply chain and operations practice globally, adding to his role as partner in charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “Carlos’ proven leadership skills and expertise recruiting and advising senior supply chain and operations executives across all industry sectors will further

Teun de Nooijer McDermott & Bull Europe
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McDermott & Bull Bolsters Sports Practice, Adding Former Field Hockey Player 

McDermott & Bull Europe has added former star field hockey player Teun de Nooijer to its sports, active lifestyle and consumer products practices. Mr. de Nooijer is one of the most celebrated and decorated field hockey players in the world. He participated in five Olympic games and won several Olympic, world, European and national titles. He made

Koya Leadership Partners Lands Angela F. Williams New CEO Easterseals
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Koya Leadership Partners Lands New CEO for Easterseals

Following a national search, Easterseals has selected Angela F. Williams as its new president and CEO. The former YMCA executive is expected to lead the organization into its centennial year in 2019. Non-profit recruiting specialists Koya Leadership Partners conducted the search. Anne McCarthy, principal – executive search, and Alison Ranney, managing director who heads Koya’s Chicago

Coleman Lew + Associates Alli Celebron-Brown New Leader McColl Center for Art + Innovation
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Coleman Lew + Associates Places New Leader at McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has recruited Alli Celebron-Brown as the president and CEO of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC, after a national search. She will assume her new role today. Ms. Celebron-Brown brings an extensive background of development, strategic planning and organizational design. A 14-year veteran of non-profit leadership, she

Buffkin/Baker Expands With Veteran Recruiter
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Buffkin/Baker Expands With Veteran Recruiter

Executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has expanded with the addition of veteran recruiter Nathaniel J. Sutton as partner and head of its non-profit recruiting practice. “Nat has more than 17 years of executive search experience, and has been immensely successful in the non-profit, higher education and philanthropic arenas,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of Buffkin/Baker. “Nat

Reffett Associates Thomas Young Director of Operations
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Reffett Associates Hires Director of Operations

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has appointed Thomas Young as director of operations based in its Seattle office. Previously, Mr. Young was district director and counsel for U.S. Representative Dave Reichert of Washington State. He oversaw constituent services, casework and was the district office policy lead for business, energy, environment and transportation issues. He assisted the

Neinas Sports Services Selected by University of Kansas to Find Football Coach

Search firm Neinas Sports Services has been retained by the University of Kansas to lead in its search for a new head football coach. Chuck Neinas, head of the Boulder, CO-based search firm, will head the assignment. Mr. Neinas was the interim Big 12 commissioner and the former commissioner of the Big Eight. Former Jayhawks

Eames Consulting Group Appoints Group COO; Adds Marketing Director

Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has named Guy Day as group chief operating officer. Most recently, Mr. Day was chief executive officer of Ambition where his focus was its Asia business, having established and grown the firm’s presence in the region since 2001. He will now support the development of the firm’s offerings in the

Calibre One Names Managing Partner at Arete Partners

U.K.-based executive search firm Calibre One has appointed Eoin O’Toole as managing partner of Arete Partners. Arete Partners is the sister company of Calibre One and operates in the under-serviced mid-market area. Arete recruits for manager, senior manager, and director-level positions. Mr. O’Toole was previously managing director of CVPartners, where he managed the firm’s retained,

Cornerstone International Establishes Office in Thailand

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search firm, has established a presence in Bangkok, Thailand, bringing the number of member offices to 67 in 35 countries. Cornerstone Bangkok operates regionally as RLC Recruitment and is owned and managed by Markus Wehrhahn, who has worked for eight years in Japan and five in Thailand. He brings

Cordiner King Completes Search for Department of State Growth Tasmania

Executive search firm Cordiner King has placed Kim Evans as the new secretary of Department of State Growth Tasmania. Mr. Evans has a record of almost 20 years in senior executive service within the Tasmanian Government. Previously secretary to the DPIPWE, he has overseen the successful merger of the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources,

FaithSearch Partners Retained by Highland Park United Methodist Church

FaithSearch Partners has been retained by Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC) to lead in its search for a new director of music and arts. “Worship plays a vital role for Highland Park United Methodist and we are delighted to lead this search,” said Jeff Jernigan, senior vice president and ministry team leader at FaithSearch

Executives Online Appoints Principal Consultant

International interim management and executive recruitment firm Executives Online has appointed Jennifer Mitchell as a principal consultant. Ms. Mitchell is based in Executives Online’s Winchester office and is responsible for recruiting executives across the sales and marketing sector. She brings 10 years of experience in leading, recruiting and networking with sales professionals in the U.K.

Kelly Services Records 3.8 Percent Revenue Increase

Kelly Services, Inc./(NASDAQ:KELY), a global provider of workforce solutions, reported revenue for the third quarter of 2014 totaled $1.4 billion, a 3.8 percent increase compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013. Earnings from operations for the quarter totaled $7.1 million, compared to $20.2 million reported last year. Diluted earnings per share were $0.03 compared to

Martin Partners Fills Associate Director Position for Biogen

Executive search firm Martin Partners has placed Graig Suvannavejh as associate director – new product commercialization at Biogen Idec. Mr. Suvannavejh was previously a senior analyst at MLV & Co. Biogen Idec is a global biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializing in discovering, developing, and delivering therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative, hematologic and

Heidrick & Struggles Leading CIO Search for Maryland State Retirement & Pension System

Heidrick & Struggles has been retained by the Maryland State Retirement & Pension System in Baltimore to lead in its search for a new chief information officer. A. Melissa Moye resigned in August to become a senior policy adviser with the Treasury Department’s office of state and local finance. The position is expected to be

IIC Partners Names 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

IIC Partners has named Martine Bournerias as the recipient of its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Bournerias is partner and practice leader, financial services, of Paris-based Progress. She served as European vice chair of IIC Partners from 2003 to 2006 and subsequently served as board chair from 2006 to 2009. Ms. Bournerias has been an

Agilium Worldwide Elects New Global Chairperson

Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has elected Pedro J. Nieto, founding partner of Madrid-based executive search firm Ellis & Partners, as its new global chairperson. Mr. Nieto had previously served on the Agilium Worldwide executive committee as director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, from 2012 to 2014. Xavier de Zamacona of DeZaSearch, Mexico, had been serving

CLKiley Associates to Serve Alternative Investment Market and Real Estate Sectors

Senior executive recruiter Cornelia Kiley has opened CLKiley Associates, a boutique executive search firm focused on the alternative investment market and the real estate sector. Based in New York, the firm works with banks, asset managers, private equity and real estate firms. Previously, Ms. Kiley worked at CTPartners as a senior member of its global

Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment Adds to London Staff

Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment, part of C&M Recruitment Consultancy, has added Harri Goode and Sophie Driscoll as account managers in London. They will use their experience in the travel industry to help companies in the sector address their executive travel staffing needs. Ms. Goode’s career in the travel industry has seen her work as

Wurster Partners Places Chief Marketing Officer at Bellagio

Executive search firm Wurster Partners has placed Elizabeth Harlow as chief marketing officer of Bellagio, an MGM Resorts International property. With nearly two decades of luxury brand strategy and marketing experience, Ms. Harlow joins Bellagio from Loews Hotels & Resorts where she most recently served as senior vice president of marketing. MGM Resorts International is

Egon Zehnder To Lead Executive Editor Search For People Magazine

Egon Zehnder has been selected by Time Inc. to lead in its search for a new executive editor for People magazine. The new editor, when selected, will also oversee Entertainment Weekly. People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories. Egon Zehnder specializes in the recruitment and leadership solutions business with 420 consultants

Coulter Partners Opens Swiss Office

Search firm Coulter Partners has strengthened its capabilities in Europe with the addition of new Swiss office and the hiring of Tobias Ernberg as executive vice president. Mr. Ernberg previously headed the Swiss office at Bench International. He has four years’ experience working in the executive search sector, specializing in recruiting global senior-level talent for

RSR Partners Adds Managing Director in Greenwich

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added Jeffrey von der Schulenburg as managing director in its Greenwich office. He becomes a member of the firm’s legal, regulatory, and compliance and financial services practices. Mr. von der Schulenburg brings more than 25 years of international executive search experience in the legal and

Progression of Women in Workplace Lags Says Mercer Study

Women, who continue to be underrepresented at most levels in the workforce, are not progressing in their careers despite two decades of organizational efforts to achieve gender diversity and equality, according to new global research from consultants Mercer. According to the study’s findings, if the current approaches continue unchanged, only one-third of executive positions will

Diversified Search Retained by Jacksonville State University for President Search

Diversified Search has been selected by Jacksonville State University to lead in its search for a new president. The search will be led by Diversified Search managing director for the southern region, Barry Vines, and principal in the firm’s Atlanta office, Euris Belle. Jacksonville State University is a regional public coeducational university located in Jacksonville,

Jorgenson Consulting Heading CEO Search for Greensboro Partnership

Executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting has been chosen by Greensboro Partnership to help identify a new chief executive officer. The firm will find a leader to succeed Pat Danahy, who announced his retirement in August. Todd Jorgenson, managing director and principal of the Greensboro-based Jorgenson Consulting, will head the search. Action Greensboro is a leading

CTPartners Q3 Revenue Jumps 40 Percent

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted third quarter revenues of $45.4 million, a 39.6 percent increase from $32.6 million in the prior year’s third quarter. North America revenue increased 38.6 percent to $25.9 million; EMEA was up 33.3 percent at $11.5 million compared to $8.6 million; Asia Pacific revenue grew 129.2 percent to $3.7 million compared

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Former Yahoo! VP of Talent Acquisition

Angela Gardner has rejoined Heidrick & Struggles as a partner within the firm's global consumer markets practice. Ms. Gardner will be based in Los Angeles and work in the firm's media & entertainment practice. She rejoins Heidrick & Struggles from Yahoo!, where she led the company's global executive search team serving as its vice president

HireBetter Acquires Expiritis Consulting Group

Executive search firm HireBetter has acquired Expiritis Consulting Group, a Dallas-based firm specializing in providing growing companies executive search, interim search and talent management expertise. This is HireBetter’s third acquisition in 2014. Patrick Webster, Expiritis’ president and CEO, who previously worked at Tatum running its consulting division, will remain with HireBetter in Dallas as client

Cook Associates Places Non-Executive Director at Lancaster Colony Corp.

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Robert P. Ostryniec as non-executive director of Lancaster Colony Corporation. The search was led by Thames Fulton, managing partner of Cook Associates’ board advisory services practice. Mr. Ostryniec was selected based upon his extensive business background and experience, particularly with respect to supply chain and logistics expertise and

B.E. Smith Heading COO Search for Eastern Maine Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained by Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) to lead in its search for a new senior vice president and chief operating officer. Located in Bangor, Maine, EMMC is a 411-bed medical center which serves communities throughout central, eastern and northern Maine. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is

Allen Austin Acquires Gaines International

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has acquired Chicago-based Gaines International, an executive search firm that specializes in the architectural design, real estate, construction and engineering sectors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction includes offices in Chicago, Detroit, New York and London. Gaines International focuses on the architecture, interiors, planning, engineering,

Monster Names New CEO Amid Revenue Declines

Timothy Yates, a director at Monster and former chief financial officer, is taking over as CEO following the resignation of Sal Iannuzzi, the firm’s chairman, president and CEO. Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) posted revenues of $191 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, a three percent drop compared with $197 million in the comparable

Kerridge & Partners Adds Search Practice Director

New Zealand-based search firm Kerridge and Partners has named Kathryn Cross as a director in its executive search practice. In this role, Ms. Cross will apply her management consulting approach to develop Kerridge & Partners’ search process, contributing to the growth of the practice as a whole. She has a wealth of experience in the

J. Carpenter and Co. Places CEO at Petmate

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has placed Alice Tillett as chief executive officer of Petmate. For the past six years Ms. Tillett served as president of Pacific Cycle, a $500 million global cycling portfolio including brands such as Schwinn, Mongoose, Ironhorse, and Instep. Petmate creates innovative products pet families prefer for home, travel

Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO for Calloway REIT

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has recruited Peter Sweeney as chief financial officer of Calloway REIT. Elan Pratzer, managing partner in Canada, and consultant Tracy Posner headed the assignment. Mr. Sweeney is a recognized financial leader, having previously served in a number of senior financial roles, most recently as CFO of Allied Properties Real Estate

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