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Employers added 250,000 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. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 195,000. The September gain is the 96th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at 6.1 million. The


Options Group, On Track for Record Year, Expands Partnership

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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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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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge


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The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines


Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the


Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According


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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with


Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round


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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who


Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s


AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Argentina

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner. Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International,


6 Reasons Why Executive Search is Ready for Disruption

The executive search industry continues to be in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? What about AI? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of


Amid Recent Growth Caldwell Posts 5.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $15.9 million (all dollar figures Canadian), up 5.6 percent from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.05 million. Net earnings before tax were $388,000 ($0.10 per share, compared to net income was $410,000 ($0.20 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. “Though

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Chelsea Partners Finds New Leader for United Cerebral Palsy in California

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Chicago-based search firm DHR International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Cassie Owen as a partner in its Dubai office. She has retail and fashion recruitment expertise across all disciplines from board and C-level appointments to core retail operations, buying & merchandising, PR & marketing, design, e-commerce and supply chain. With a devotion to international


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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CEO for U.K.-based Ordnance Survey

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by U.K. mapping authority Ordnance Survey (OS) to lead its search for a new CEO. Patrick Johnson, the search firm’s country manager for the U.K., is leading the assignment. “This is an exciting time to have the opportunity to lead a business of great significance within the U.K.,” said Kiernan

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Ratliff & Taylor Finds New President for Leadership Akron

After a four-month search, Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has placed Barry Dunaway as the new president of Leadership Akron. The search was led by senior consultant Patti Shumay and senior vice president and practice leader Linda J. Gray. The non-profit’s previous leader, Mark Scheffler, departed last year to become executive director of the Timken Foundation of Canton in


Ward Howell International Adds to New York Office

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has appointed John J. Keller as partner, innovation & transformation, based in the firm’s New York office. As an executive recruiter, Mr. Keller is charged with finding innovators, “game changers who can lead, transform, assess, integrate and grow businesses, teams and cultures,” said the search firm. “We are delighted to welcome John to Ward Howell,”

Egon Zehnder Taps CEO for Warren Resources

Egon Zehnder has assisted Warren Resources in its appointment of James. A. Watt as president and chief executive officer. Lance Peterson has been serving as the company’s interim CEO. Past CEO Philip A. Epstein resigned from his position this past December to pursue other opportunities. Most recently, Mr. Watt was president, CEO and director at Dune Energy Inc., which

3P Consultants Recruits CFO for Excel Crop Care

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Anil Nawal as chief financial officer of Excel Crop Care Ltd. He replaces outgoing CFO K. Srinivasan. With 26 years of financial experience, Mr. Nawal most recently served as CFO of GHARDA CHEMICALS LTD and prior to that served in the same role with Ciba Group Company. Excel Crop Care Limited is

BIE Executive Expands Recruiting Staff

Search firm BIE Executive has added Chris Wilson as director of business transformation and technology and Danny Vanner as a consultant. The firm says the hires are in a response to the growing demands of the market. Mr. Wilson was most recently an international director at DHR International and before that was with CTPartners. He started his career in

AETHOS Consulting Group Expands Team

AETHOS Consulting Group has added Paige Brewer and Derek Walker to its global consulting team. Ms. Brewer is a human resources executive with an extensive background in a variety of industries including hospitality, consumer goods, media, financial services and non-profit organizations. With AETHOS, she leads teams around the world to deliver compensation management solutions to clients. She creates, communicates, implements and can assist with

Employers Continue To Add Jobs At Steady Pace

The labor market grew at a healthy pace in November as employers added 211,000 jobs and the U.S. unemployment rate remained at five percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Currently there are 7.9 million people unemployed in the U.S. These numbers topped analyst expectations and may have turned the final key

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Executive recruiter Eastman & Beaudine has been selected by Rutgers University to lead its search for a head football coach. The firm will search for candidates to replace Kyle Flood, who was fired after the team went 4-8 in a season marred by scandals off the field, including the arrests of several players. In finding its next head coach, athletic director

Wilton & Bain Names Partner

London-based Wilton & Bain has expanded its leadership team with the addition of David Burton as partner, professional & technology services. He will help drive strategic growth and also take a lead role in developing the firm’s executive search business, where his initial focus will be to help expand the global professional and IT services practice. Mr. Burton has

Victim Assistance Network Picks Leadership Recruiters to Find Director

Network of Victim Assistance has retained Leadership Recruiters to lead its search for a new executive director. After 25 years of leadership, Barbara P. Clark is preparing to step down in 2016 from her post. Marion Hodges Biglan is leading the search. Founded in 1974, Network of Victim Assistance supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious

Executive Search Partners Strengthens Recruiting Team

Executive Search Partners, a search firm specializing in information technology and finance recruiting, has appointed Vishakha Radia as a partner based in southeast Michigan. Ms. Radia is an experienced IT and business executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in building high performing teams in IT, consulting and services. She has a track record of driving aligned ‘digital age’

Recruiters Heed Call for Top Flight CHROs

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer (CHRO). The position will be based at UFC headquarters in Las Vegas. CEO Jason Hanold and partner Michael Leming are leading the search. Mr. Leming recently joined forces with Hanold Associates from

ZRG Partners Expands to Toronto

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Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO For ASRC Energy Services

Caldwell Partners has placed Michael Reed as senior vice president and chief financial officer of ASRC Energy Services LLC. Jim Bethmann, managing partner and co-leader of the firm’s TMT & IT services and information security practices, led the search. Mr. Bethmann focuses on recruiting board directors and C-suite executives in software, IT services, cloud/outsourcing, internet/media, telecommunications, hardware/systems and

Pinnacle Search Partners Acquired

Atlanta-based executive search firm Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, has been acquired by veteran business leader William Creekmuir, who has served in a leadership role with the firm since January. With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Creekmuir brings a depth of knowledge to Pinnacle. As executive vice president and CFO of Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company,

IRC Global Continues Asia Pacific Expansion

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has continued to grow its roster of member firms in the Asia Pacific region with the addition of CnetG Asia, an executive search firm in Malaysia and Thailand represented by founding partners Manish Mehta and Raj Kumar. “With our expansion into Thailand and Malaysia we are able to serve our clients better

Key Factors In Selecting Your Next CHRO

With five generations expected to be all in one workplace, the workforce of the future will look much different than it does today — and HR leaders are doing a number of things to prepare, according to research from Aon Hewitt. Aon Hewitt’s study captured insights from just 45 CHROs at leading global organizations, but the results

Shutterfly Picks Spencer Stuart to Lead CEO Search

Shutterfly has selected Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Jeffrey Housenbold said he will step down in February after more than a decade in the company’s top post to pursue other interests. “Over the next few months, I am committed to helping ensure a smooth transition, assisting the board  in finding

Calibre One Recruits Venture Partner for Lightspeed

Executive recruiters Calibre One has placed Aaron Batalion, LivingSocial co-founder and former chief technology officer, as a venture partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners. He will focus on consumer investments for the firm. Lightspeed was an investor in LivingSocial, which was one of the first Silicon Valley tech companies to raise $1 billion. Lightspeed partner Jeremy Liew is currently a board member

Search Firms Continue Expansion In Africa As Demand Rises

Boyden has opened a new office in Nairobi, further expanding its presence to a third region in Africa. The firm has appointed Farah Samanani as managing partner to lead its East Africa operations, serving Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. Boyden East Africa service offerings cover a number of high growth sectors, including financial services, real estate, life

Bespoke Partners Adds C-Level Recruiting Specialist

Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added Adam Szepkouski as a principal. Bringing more than five years consulting experience to his new role, Mr. Szepkouski will play a critical role helping the firm expand. He will be responsible for executing C-level searches for the firm’s new and existing clients as well as internal lifecycle process enhancement and whitepaper development. Prior

Companies Remain Unprepared to Fill CEO Vacancies

While many companies are performing some form of succession planning for their CEO posts, most are not doing enough to ensure a successful transition, according to a new report, ‘2015 CEO Succession Planning Survey,’ conducted by consulting firm AlixPartners and executive search firm Vardis. The study involved more than 100 senior level executives, including C-suite professionals, board members

Two Search Firms Finalize Their Acquisitions

Korn Ferry yesterday formally completed its acquisition of Hay Group. Under terms of the acquisition agreement, Korn Ferry acquired Hay Group for $452 million, consisting of approximately $252 million in cash, net of estimated acquired cash and after giving effect to estimated purchase price adjustments as described in the Purchase Agreement, and $200 million in the company’s common stock.

SPMB Lands CMO For Citrix

West Coast-based technology search firm SPMB has recruited Tim Minahan as chief marketing officer of Citrix. He is responsible for leading and evolving the Citrix marketing strategy to continue to drive the company’s vision of securely and reliably delivering applications and data. As a change agent for digital transformation, go-to-market strategy, demand generation, sales execution, M&A, and supply chain, Mr. Minahan has

Heads! International Appoints West Coast Leader

Former CTPartners recruiter Jeff DeFazio has joined global executive search and advisory firm Heads! International as managing partner. He will work from the firm’s West Coast offices. In addition to his regional leadership role, Mr. DeFazio will play a global role in the firm’s consumer and digital practices advising clients on the leadership imperatives associated with managing a dynamic mix of

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

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