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Spencer Stuart Seeks New Board Members for Noble Group

Spencer Stuart has been enlisted by Noble Group in Hong Kong to find new board members including a chairman and four or more independent non-executive directors. Noble Group said in a statement that it expects Spencer Stuart to recruit “world-class talent to oversee the recovery to the business, provide governance and administer risk management.” The

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Heidrick & Struggles Launches Disruptive Innovators Team

Heidrick & Struggles has launched a “disruptive innovators team” to “advise companies on the cusp of rapid growth, breakthrough innovation and market disruption.” Tim Alexander Lüdke has been named leader and global managing partner of the firm’s new practice. “The disruptive innovators team will serve as a catalyst leveraging expertise from practices throughout the firm to help a

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Things to Know About Hiring a Search Firm

Hiring top executives who can both effectively manage and lead an organization is a major challenge. When a company makes vital senior-level appointments, the risks are high. For top roles, the base salary is typically more than $150,000. When searching, organizations will be looking for the most suitable candidate who checks off all the boxes, including

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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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AMN Healthcare Appoints Leadership and Search Solutions President

AMN Healthcare Services, the largest U.S. healthcare staffing provider, has named Kelly Rakowski as president for leadership and search solutions. The recent addition follows a wave of growth at AMN. Ms. Rakowski will be responsible for leading the company’s interim leadership, physician permanent placement, recruitment process outsourcing and executive search solutions services. She will report

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UPMC Taps Carrington & Carrington to Find President

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been selected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to find its next president for the UPMC Cole hospital in Coudersport, PA. “Aside from having the skill level and experience, the candidate who stands out will be one who can epitomize UPMC’s mission, vision and core values in their

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The Impact of Failing to Focus on Recruiting Upcoming Generations of Leaders

Business leaders are concerned about their ability to attract and retain Millennials and Gen Z workers, and the impact of failing to do so, according to a new report from talent solutions provider Allegis Group. Compounding the problem, said the study, few businesses are doing much to improve their results. Forty-nine percent of the more

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Wheless Partners Finds CEO for Rainy Lake Medical Center

Following a national search, executive recruitment firm Wheless Partners has placed Robert Pastor as the new CEO of Rainy Lake Medical Center, a level 4 trauma center and community health organization in International Falls, MN. Bonnie Erickson, who served two stints as CEO, will be retiring at the end of August. “After an exhaustive search to meet the

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RM Nephew and Associates Forms Alliance with Dublin-Based Search Firm

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has formed a partnership with Cronin Partners International Search, a retained executive search firm headquartered in Dublin. “Having a trusted partner based in Ireland will enable us to significantly improve our offerings to clients with needs in the European and international markets,” said Bob Nephew, the firm’s managing partner. “We

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Women Remain Lacking in the C-Suite

Despite the advances women have made in today’s workplace, they still account for just a small share of top leadership posts. That’s true in politics and government, academia, the non-profit sector and particularly business. Women held only about 10 percent of the top executive positions (defined as chief executive officers, chief financial officers and the next three highest

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Kensington International Finds CFOs for LGM Pharma and United Medical Systems

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, Oak Brook, IL-based-executive search firm Kensington International placed Keith Lavery and Paul Hajjar as the new CFOs for LGM Pharma and

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ZRG Partners Names Financial Officer and Blockchain Practice Heads

ZRG Partners has named Rahul Kapur as managing director and leader of the firm’s newly launched blockchain unit and Bruce J. Robertson as managing director and head of ZRG’s financial officer practice. The new blockchain practice will help the firm’s financial services, fintech and healthcare clients as well as those in emerging blockchain-centric industries meet

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for U.S. Olympic Committee

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Sarah Hirshland as the 12th CEO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs, CO. She brings a unique and proven set of skills and experiences to the USOC at a time of transformation and change for the organization. “The USOC is at a critical time in

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Standish Executive Search Opens Office in New Hampshire

Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search has opened a new office in Bedford, NH in an effort to better serve clients throughout northern New England. Principal Kelley Small, a long-time New Hampshire resident, will lead the firm’s Granite State office. “Mid-size and smaller businesses located in New Hampshire that are addressing growth, change or succession challenges

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Adds Vice President of Candidate Relations

Houston, TX-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has added Sutton Turner as its new vice president of candidate relations. Previously, Mr. Turner led five different businesses across three different countries as CEO (U.S., Qatar and Abu Dhabi). In 2008, he served as founding CEO of Khidmah (“service” in Arabic), currently

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Chief AI Officer Recruiting Seen as Top Priority for Most Companies

Organizations looking to attract artificial intelligence talent are finding such professionals scarce and the competition to land them fierce. Beyond the big tech companies, AI leadership is quickly becoming a necessary investment regardless of industry. A recent study, in fact, identified 400 discrete use cases for AI and analytics. Sixty-one percent of executives said their

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Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18 million (Canadian), a 24.2 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $14.4 million. During the quarter, U.S. professional fees rose 22.8 percent to $13.5 million (Canadian); however, they increased 28.9 percent excluding the effect of exchange rates. Canadian professional fees rose 10

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Higher Education Leadership Search Finds New Provost for Northeastern State University

Higher Education Leadership Search has helped place Debbie Landry as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, OK. Dr. Landry served as the interim provost for nearly a year. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders led the assignment. “For over 13 years, Dr. Landry has served

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CEO Confidence Dips Slightly But Remains Positive

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which had increased in the first quarter of 2018, declined slightly in the second quarter. The measure now reads 63, down from 65 in the first quarter of 2018. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEO Confidence declined slightly in the

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Ovizio Imaging Systems

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Emilie Viey as the new CEO of Ovizio Imaging Systems, a life science imaging technology company. Philip Mathuis, who co-founded Ovizio, recently stepped down. Philipp Buis, Coulter’s executive director, led the assignment. Dr. Viey will lead Ovizio’s further development as solution provider for imaging applications in life sciences.

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RSR Partners Expands Asset Management Practice

Greenwich, Conn.-based RSR Partners, a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm, has expanded its asset management practice with the addition of industry veteran Michael D. Fitzgerald. In his role as a managing director, Mr. Fitzgerald is charged with launching the firm’s presence in Boston, a strategically important expansion of RSR Partners’ geographical reach. “Mike

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An Up-Close Look at the Transformational Role of the CHRO

The HR role has transitioned tremendously over the past 20 years, as the function has gained in stature and prominence. But evolution in such a role does not necessarily come about by major changes and careful planning for the future. Even minor shifts can trigger a chain of events that have significant long-term impact on

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeking CEO for Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting is leading the search for a new president and CEO for the Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority in Brunswick, GA. Mel Baxter, the organization’s current leader, announced in March that he would be stepping down. He said he will stay on until his replacement is in place. Todd Jorgenson, the

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SpenglerFox Appoints Country Manager for Poland

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Maciej Kotowicz as country manager for Poland. “It is with great pleasure that I announce our latest addition to the SpenglerFox Group, Maciej Kotowicz,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of SpenglerFox. “Maciej will be based in Warsaw, one of our firm’s strategic hub locations and drive further growth in Central Europe as part of

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A Look Into Who is Driving the Gig Economy

Today’s business environment is vastly different from just five years ago. Success is no longer measured by a company’s longevity or headcount. Today, the business currency is agility and innovation. Technology has forever transformed how work gets done, and the flexible workforce has changed who does it. Flexibility has evolved from being singularly defined as

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Workers Prefer Age-Diverse Organizations 

Eighty-six percent of global workers surveyed prefer working in a multi-generational team environment, according to the newly-released Q2 Randstad Workmonitor study. Age-diverse organizations allow them to come up with more innovative ideas and creative solutions, they said. Collaboration between generations is considered mutually beneficial at their company, said 85 percent of the participants. With regard

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Allegis Partners Finds New CHRO for PAR Technology Corp.

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

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U.S. Hiring Remains Strong, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

 Employers added 213,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to four percent from an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The June gain is the 92nd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people rose to 6.6 million. The results surpassed the forecasts of

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Spelman Johnson Seeks New Police Chief for Tulane University

Higher education recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected to find the next police chief for Tulane University in New Orleans. The search is being led by search associate Heather Larabee. The school’s previous chief, Joey Bishop, resigned this spring in the wake of a local television station’s revelations that the police department had tried

Major, Lindsey & Africa Names PR and Communications Head

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has named Kim Myers as its new head of public relations and communications. She will lead internal and external communications for MLA and its executive search affiliate, Allegis Partners. Her role will also include media relations, press engagement, pitching articles and other media opportunities, along with external positioning and messaging for each practice group. Ms.

Zweig Group Expands Search Division

Search firm Zweig Group has added Chris Catton to manage executive search consulting projects as well as to help expand the firm’s executive search division. Ms. Catton previously worked for Zweig Group as an executive recruiter in the 1990’s. She most recently ran her own recruiting firm, Catton Recruiting, which provided executive search services to A/E/P firms, working

Former CTPartners CEO, Brian Sullivan, Dumps 873,806 Company Shares

The former CEO of CTPartners, Brian M. Sullivan, has sold 873,806 shares of CTPartners stock. The stock was sold earlier this week at an average price of $2.96, for a total transaction value of $2,586,466. Following the completion of the sale, Mr. Sullivan will directly own 24,097 shares of the company’s stock, valued at just $71,327. Mr. Sullivan stepped

Social Media Gains Traction Among Hiring Executives

Employers are no longer relying on a candidate’s resume alone as more than half turn to social media to check out an applicant’s credentials, according to research conducted by CareerBuilder.co.uk. Results discovered that 52 percent of employers have researched job candidates on social media, and a further 10 percent plan to begin doing so. More than 400

Kenniff & Racine Heading President Search for University of Ottawa

Montréal-based search firm Kenniff & Racine has been selected by the University of Ottawa to lead its hunt for a new president. Heading the assignment is co-founding partner Patrick Kenniff, a specialist in private and public sector recruiting, organizational management and management team building. Mr. Kenniff serves the technology and manufacturing industries, as well as academia and non-profit

Hospitality Spotlight Opens Doors

Recruiting firm Hospitality Spotlight has been launched in San Diego to serve the talent and leadership needs of travel and hospitality companies. Zoe Connolly and Ellis Connolly are co-founders of the new company, both of whom are backed by 25 years of experience in a variety of recruiting and executive roles throughout the travel industry. The travel and hospitality

Egon Zehnder Recruits Director to Sunsuper

Egon Zehnder has recruited Jenni Mack to serve on the board of directors of Sunsuper. She is the first director since the organization’s inception that, in an historic move, is not a direct appointment of either of the organization’s shareholder bodies. Ms. Mack, who is based in Sydney, has more than two decades of board experience, including

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Patagonia

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Dean Carter as chief human resources officer (CHRO) at outdoor apparel company Patagonia. Jason Hanold, managing partner, led the search. In his new role, Mr. Carter will provide strategic leadership and direction of Patagonia’s global human resources, finance and legal teams. He’ll report to the CEO, Rose Marcario, and be charged

Bristol-Myers Squibb Seeks Head of Global Talent Acquisition

Global bio-pharma leader Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is on the hunt for a head of global talent acquisition. The incumbent will lead a global team of more than 30 BMS individuals and 110-plus recruitment professionals working for talent solutions providers Cielo (in the U.S.) and Alexander Mann Solutions (overseas), two designated recruitment outsource providers for BMS. According

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Compliance Specialist In Toronto

Heidrick & Struggles has added Nancie Lataille, a consumer, legal and compliance markets expert, as a partner in its Toronto office. Ms. Lataille has extensive executive search experience and has worked in the talent management industry since 2000 focusing on executive talent strategy, recruitment, strategic development & management, and organizational effectiveness. Most recently, she was a senior client partner within the consumer &

DHR Identifies CEO for United Way of Salt Lake

DHR International has recruited Bill Crim as the new chief executive officer of United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL). Mr. Crim, who has been in executive positions with UWSL since 2004, was the unanimous choice of a CEO search committee that had been vetting candidates during a nine-month process. DHR EVP and North America non-profit practice group leader Mary Lee Montague

HFS Consultants Adds Healthcare Recruiting Specialist

HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting firm providing management, financial, operational, regulatory, and strategic planning services, has named Ron Some as manager in its executive search and interim management practice. He will be based in the firm’s Oakland office. Mr. Some has more than 10 years of executive recruiting experience with numerous providers including multi-state

SPMB Recruits Chief People Officer to FitBit

West Coast-based technology search firm SPMB has recruited Marty Reaume as chief people officer to FitBit, the maker of wearable health trackers that has attracted users eager to document and quantify growing aspects of their health. Prior, Mrs. Reaume was CPO for nine years at NetSuite. A seasoned HR executive with over 20 years of experience in both start-up

Chico’s Retains Herbert Mines Associates to Identify CEO

Women’s apparel retailer Chico’s FAS has retained search firm Herbert Mines Associates to assist its succession committee in identifying a replacement for outgoing president and CEO David F. Dyer. Mr. Dyer has given one-year notice to the board that he will retire next spring after seven years running the company. To ensure an orderly transition, Mr. Dyer

Sheffield Haworth Adds Asset Management Recruiting Specialist

Sheffield Haworth has named Andrew Blane as managing director in the firm’s U.S. asset management search practice. He will be based in New York. Mr. Blane has nearly two decades of executive search, sales management, marketing, and business development experience in both U.S. and global markets. He was previously managing partner with Warren International for seven and a half years, an executive

Korn Ferry Diversity Leader Joins NBA in Corporate Diversity Role

Oris Stuart, former leader of the inclusion and diversity practice at Korn Ferry, has taken on the role of chief diversity and inclusion officer for the National Basketball Association (NBA). Mr. Stuart will be responsible for overseeing diversity and inclusion strategies for the NBA, the WNBA, and the NBA D-League. He will be providing best practices intelligence and leadership on

Seeking Alpha Launches to Serve Quantitative Risk Professionals

Executive search firm Seeking Alpha Search International has launched to provide search and recruitment services for quantitative risk professionals. The firm is led managing director Lin Watson, a seasoned professional in banking and finance. Ms. Watson previously served as practice lead of banking & financial services for the Eastern U.S. at Johnson Search Group (JSG). “Ms. Watson has

Spencer Stuart Recruits Head of India for Uber

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Amit Jain to head up operations in India for American online car booking service Uber Technologies, as the company expands into more cities in its biggest and fastest growing market outside the U.S. Mr. Jain was president of housing classifieds service Rent.com. “India is a market of global strategic importance

‘Not Actively Looking’ Launched To Serve Executive Search Firms

Not Actively Looking, a U.K.-based global matchmaking platform designed to enable senior executives and executive search firms to make the perfect match, has officially launched. The company was founded by Joseph Blass, who previously founded Toucan Telecom, and Anthony Harling, a search consultant and former senior partner at Heidrick & Struggles. Since its launch, Not Actively Looking has secured

Norman Broadbent Chairman Steps Down

Pierce Casey, chairman and director of U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Norman Broadbent, has informed the company of his intention to retire from his post at the end of June. Scanes Bently is joining as a director of the company with immediate effect as non-executive chairman elect. Mr. Bentley is a non-executive chairman, non-executive director and strategic advisor to a number of businesses

Allegis Partners Adds HR / Executive Search Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Allegis Partners has named Mark Streifer as managing director in the firm’s human resources / executive search and advisory practice. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Streifer is an HR leader who has partnered with executive leadership teams to provide strategic perspective and operational execution of talent acquisition as well as talent

HR Leaders Overlooked for Leadership Development Opportunities

Korn Ferry has posted results of a global executive study that paints a less than glowing picture of leadership development opportunities for those in the human resources field. The survey of more than 700 executives found that nearly half of respondents (47 percent) say their organizations do not offer leadership development programs specifically for members of the

Isaacson, Miller Leading President Search for UNC

Isaacson, Miller has been selected by the University of North Carolina to lead the search for its next president. Current president Tom Ross, who led the university for the past four years, has been asked by the system’s Board of Governors to step down next January. The firm will help the board’s presidential search committee identify potential successors by

ZRG Partners Opens Phoenix Office, Adds Managing Director

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has opened a new office in Phoenix with the addition of David Bruno as managing director. Mr. Bruno has a long history of conducting board of director, C-level and critical VP and director level searches in the Phoenix market. “We are thrilled to add David to our team and bring his wisdom and experience to

hrQ Adds Consultant in Houston Office

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has named Dale Wunder as a principal consultant in its Houston office. Mr. Wunder joins hrQ with more than 30 years of global human resources experience at Royal Dutch Shell where he was a senior executive overseeing teams in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and had expatriate

AltoPartners Adds Member Firm in Japan

AltoPartners has added Japanese executive search firm KIZASHI Corporation to its global alliance. This extends AltoPartners’ global reach to 51 offices in 31 countries. Founded in 2011, KIZASHI is an executive search firm with offices in Tokyo and Osaka. Its consultants have a wide range of experience in recruiting senior leadership across the industrial, consumer/retail, life science/healthcare, game/entertainment and technology sectors. Clients ranging from

Barton Executive Search Recruits Director for Welch’s

Atlanta-headquartered boutique search firm Barton Executive Search has recruited Michael Keown as a member of Welch’s board of directors. Mr. Keown is president and CEO of Farmer Brothers, a manufacturer and distributor of coffee and tea products. “Mike’s vast consumer products leadership experience shows that he knows how to use a variety of organizational capabilities to deliver substantial results for shareholders and

Top Search Firms Partner on Boardroom Diversity Initiative

The trend by executive search firms to join forces to advance global diversity initiatives in boardrooms around the world has come to Asia. The Diversity Action Committee (DAC) formed just nine months ago with the objective of building up the representation of women directors on boards of companies in Singapore, has signed up six new search

CTPartners Loses Top Producer to Heidrick & Struggles

Sylvain Dhenin, a vice chairman and member of the executive committee of CTPartners, has left the company after more than nine years to join Heidrick & Struggles. Mr. Dhenin joins a chorus of high ranking executives to depart the embattled search firm, whose fortunes have been depleted since its chairman, Brian Sullivan, resigned in disgrace earlier

Buffkin Group Names Head of Digital Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has added Raj Das as partner and head of the firm’s digital recruiting practice in New York. Mr. Das brings more than 22 years of experience advising organizations on digital strategies. For the last 10 years he has focused exclusively on the creation and activation of digital assets and marketing channels for organizations

Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits Director for PJM Interconnection

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Terry Blackwell to serve on the board of directors of PJM Interconnection. He will finish the unexpired term of William R. Mayben, which will expire in 2016. Mr. Blackwell has 36 years of experience in power system planning and operation. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Power Delivery at Santee

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