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Brooke Chase Associates Finds New CFO for Fabuwood Cabinetry

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In one recent example, Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates helped place Eric Skorge as CFO with Fabuwood Cabinetry in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Skorge is known as an experienced leader


Heidrick & Struggles Restructures to Lower Costs, Improve Efficiencies; Chief Administrative Officer Leaves Post

A restructuring plan is underway at Heidrick & Struggles to reduce overall costs and improve efficiencies in its operations over the next several months. The expected annual cost savings from the restructuring is expected to range from $11 million to $13 million. According to sources, the restructuring will include Heidrick cutting its workforce of 1,600 employees

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

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


NPAworldwide Adds Six New Member Firms

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added six new member locations in the U.S. as it

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

Frank Recruitment Group Names President Americas

Frank Recruitment Group Names President for the Americas

London-headquartered executive search firm Frank Recruitment Group has appointed Sunny Ackerman as president for the Americas. “We are delighted to bring Sunny in to propel our already successful activity in American marketplaces, including accelerating the growth of our current and future offices,” the firm said. Frank Recruitment Group specializes in the technology sector. Ms. Ackerman


In Canada, Women Making Slow Progress Reaching the C-Suite

In many respects this past year represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals in the realms of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal attitudes towards

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Bridge Partners Seeking Chief Program Officer for WIN

The housing group Win, formerly Women In Need, has been transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless families for more than 30 years. The organization recently enlisted executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners to find a chief program officer. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. The search is

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Coleman Lew Leads Provost Search for Lenoir-Rhyne University

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Just recently, Coleman Lew + Associates was selected by Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC to lead its search for a new provost. Two years ago, the Charlotte, NC-based executive recruitment firm helped place the school’s current president, Frederick K. Whitt. The previous

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Executive search firm Cameron Smith & Associates (CSA) has formed an international division with the addition of former Walmart executives Tom Colella and Eduardo Mariscotti. “My philosophy in business is never stop growing, and what we are doing is expanding on what we are really good at and taking it to a higher level,” said

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AIMS Names Managing Partner for Thailand

AIMS International has expanded with the addition of Takehiko Ono as managing partner of AIMS Thailand. Mr. Ono has over 20 years of experience in executive search and the HR industry. Before joining AIMS, he served several industry sectors, including automotive, IT and telecommunications. As managing director of a recruiting company, he staffed foreign engineers for manufacturing companies in Japan from


Worker Confidence Climbs, but Job Security Falters

Showing growth for two consecutive quarters, the national Worker Confidence Index climbed 0.7 percentage points for the final quarter of last year, but dropped 1.3 points from a year earlier, according to the newly released study by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The index now stands at 103.2. Of the four components

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McDermott & Bull Selected by Armand Agra to Recruit Chief Commercial Officer

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has been retained by Armand Agra to lead its search for a chief commercial officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner Jeff Black, associate principal consultant Jason Pinegar, associate consultant Trey Mullen, executive search consultant Kelly Nguyen,

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KRW Associates Leads Double Police Chief Searches in Colorado

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Nonprofit Talent Expands with New Offerings and Executive Advisor

Pittsburgh-based search firm Nonprofit Talent has recently added James McDonald as executive advisor. It also announced a series of new service offerings. Mr. McDonald is the retired managing director for global philanthropy and employee programs at BNY Mellon. He also served as a director of BNY Mellon Foundation and president of the BNY Mellon Foundation

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Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Names New Leader

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. Hong Kong-based recruiting firm Meraki Executive Search & Consulting has recently named Nick Marsh as managing director. He is charged with leading the team and driving the continued growth of the company across the


Strong Hiring Intentions to Continue Into Second Quarter

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the second quarter, with one in five planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to have


Seasoned Recruiters Step Out to Focus on Coaching, Strategy and Analytics

Executive search firms and their consultants continue to enter new areas to assist clients that go well beyond recruiting – and sometimes well beyond the firms where they’re working. Two well-respected top executives in the recruitment industry – Mike Marino and Russ Riendeau – have recently stepped away from businesses they led for years to

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Places General Counsel for Modine Manufacturing Company

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Recently, recruiters Heather Fine and Michael Sachs from Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) helped place Sylvia A. Stein as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, WI. Ms. Stein joins Modine with 25 years of experience in the legal field. Most recently, she was the associate

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Arlington Partners Lands CEO for Institutional Limited Partners Association

A variety of trade associations have turned to search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arlington Partners International recently recruited Steven Nelson as CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association in Washington, D.C. Lisa Heidman, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, led the assignment. ILPA was seeking an


Ward Howell Names Kimberly Bishop Chairman of U.S. Advisory Board

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has named Kimberly Bishop as chairman of its U.S. advisory board. Based in New York, she will also collaborate across practices on key talent projects and executive searches. “We are delighted to welcome Kim to Ward Howell,” said Asad Haider, president – Americas, COO and member of the board. “The depth of experience that Kim brings

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Today, a growing number of workers are opting for alternative employment models over traditional, full-time, permanent roles. Part-time, contingent, contract, temporary, freelance, independent contractor, on-demand online and platform working – call it what you will, they are all on the rise. Businesses and those who work for them want choice, flexibility and alternative ways of working

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool Flexible Fee Options

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool with Flexible Fee Options

As the executive search sector continues its shift beyond pure-play talent identification, recruiting firms have taken a more innovative approach to working with clients. For many, this has included everything from creating expanded service offerings to offering value-based pricing models. Flexibility, above all else, reigns supreme. While large search firms have offered a myriad of

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Louisville to Find Athletic Director

Korn Ferry was recently selected by the University of Louisville to find its next athletic director. The previous AD, Tom Jurich, was fired in the wake of an FBI investigation into recruits being secretly paid to commit to playing for the school’s basketball team. The search firm is looking to fill the role by the end

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Jorgenson Places CEO at One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, named Troy Wayman as its new CEO following a national search conducted by Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned last year. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, headed the assignment. “Finding a

Boyden Adds Former CHRO Milan

Boyden Adds Former CHRO in Milan

Executive search continues to be landing spot for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Employers added 313,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at an 18 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The January gain is the 89th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Analysts had predicted job additions of

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Turnkey Sports and Entertainment Finds Director of Athletics for UNC Charlotte

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed Mike Hill as the next director of athletics at UNC Charlotte. Senior executive director Gene DeFilippo led the assignment. Mr. Hill previously served as executive associate athletics director for external affairs at the University of Florida. In addition to his marketing and fundraising roles during his 25 years

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Herd Freed Hartz Finds New Leader for the Port of Seattle Commission

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has recruited retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as the new executive director of the Port of Seattle Commission. The search involved outreach to community leaders and stakeholders, five employee forums and an innovative online survey. Candidates from around the region and across the country were reviewed in

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This

Monster Worldwide Down Five Percent On The Year; Earnings Nosedive

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $186 million for the fourth quarter, a six percent drop compared with $211.2 million in the comparable quarter last year. Revenue from the Company's Careers – North America operations decreased four percent and revenue from Careers – International decreased nine percent year over year. The company reported a

Sheffield Haworth Appoints Head Of Interim Consulting Practice

Sheffield Haworth has named Elizabeth Roberts as managing director and head of the firm's interim consulting practice. Ms. Roberts has 22 years of experience across financial services and professional services in the U.K. and Australia and will be continuing to build Sheffield Haworth’s independent consulting offering globally. She most recently led interim consulting across the

Another Shareholder Rights Law Firm Investigating Actions by CTPartners

A second shareholder rights law firm is investigating potential violations of federal and state law by CTPartners and certain officers and directors of the global search firm. Johnson & Weaver, LLP, a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm with offices in California, New York and Georgia, represents individual and institutional investors in shareholder derivative and

Medilink Consulting Launches Executive Search Division

Healthcare recruiter MediLink Consulting has created a new executive search division and appointed Amir Malik to launch the new service as director. Mr. Malik was previously with Consult Search & Selection, where he was executive search director, EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa] and international markets. MediLink’s new division will recruit for senior positions in

Heidrick & Struggles Heading General Counsel Search for GM

Heidrick & Struggles is currently leading the search for a new general counsel for General Motors. Mike Millikin, the automaker's current general counsel, will retire after his replacement is named. Detroit-based General Motors Corp., one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. Heidrick &

Myers Mcrae Completes Search For Albany State University

Executive search firm Myers McRae has placed Alicia J. Jackson Ph.D. as dean of the college of business at Albany State University. During her career, Dr. Jackson has served as dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University and as interim dean and dean of the College of Business and Information Science

Sheffield Haworth Appoints Head Of Interim Consulting Practice

Search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Elizabeth Roberts as managing director and head of its interim consulting practice in London. With 22 years of experience across financial services and professional services in the U.K. and Australia, Ms. Roberts joins the firm from Leathwaite where she led the firm's interim practice and grew the offering across

Korn Ferry Adds to Global Supply Chain Practice

Korn Ferry has appointed Mehrab Deboo as a member of the firm's global supply chain search practice. He will be based out of Korn Ferry's Chicago office and become a member of the global industrial and consumer practices. Mr. Deboo brings more than 12 years of executive search experience, having successfully developed and managed searches

Egon Zehnder Adds Consultant To Toronto Office

Egon Zehnder has added Adam Dean as a consultant in its Toronto office. He is an active member of the firm’s financial services practice. Mr. Dean focuses on the asset management, wealth management, insurance, wholesale banking and private equity sectors. He also serves energy and infrastructure clients across North America. Mr. Dean was previously special

Grays Executive Search Launches Interim Division

Grays Executive Search, a recently launched boutique search and selection consultancy, has opened a second office in Birmingham, U.K. and launched an executive interim search division, headed up by ex-Michael Page director, Phillip Machell. The firm plans to further it's footprint outside of London within the next six months. Grays has doubled its team to

Martin Partners Taps CEO For Amerimark Holdings

Executive search firm Martin Partners has placed Mark Ethier as chief executive officer at AmeriMark Holdings. Mr. Ethier was previously chief executive officer at Cornerstone Brands. AmeriMark is a catalog and online consumer products and services company, backed by private equity firm Prudential Capital. Chicago-based Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array

Hanold Associates Heading CHRO Search for Patagonia

Search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by Patagonia, Inc. to lead its search for a chief human resources officer. Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia designs and markets clothing and accessories to mountain climbers, skiers, surfers, as well as other sports enthusiasts and environmentalists. Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates specializes in assignments for

Lonergan Partners Places CMO At Freewave Technologies

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Scott Allen as chief marketing officer of FreeWave Technologies. The search was led by Mark Lonergan, founder and senior partner. Mr. Allen served as an executive consultant with SolarWinds, where he led the creation of customer marketing strategies and success measurements. FreeWave Technologies is a provider of wireless

Richard Thompson Associates Heading CEO Search For West Central Initiative Board

Executive recruiter Richard Thompson Associates has been selected by the West Central Initiative Board to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. West Central’s previous CEO, Nancy Straw, resigned in November. West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation serving the nine west central Minnesota counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas,

DHR International Acquires Veni Partners

DHR International has acquired Veni Partners LLP, a London-based executive search and advisory firm specializing in board and financial services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Veni’s managing partner and head of financial services, Stéphane Rambosson, has joined DHR as managing director financial services Europe. Founder and chairman, Thomas Drewry, will become an

Boyden Adds Key Partner in Denmark

Boyden has added Kristine Cholewa as a managing partner in Denmark. Ms. Cholewa will play a key role in recruiting for CEOs, board of directors and other senior executive roles in the technology, business & professional services, private equity, industrial and life sciences sectors. She was previously an equity partner of top Denmark-based executive search

Coulter Partners Opens New Office In Copenhagen

Search firm Coulter Partners has opened a new office in Copenhagen and appointed Eskil Westh as executive vice president. Mr. Westh has over 15 years of life sciences search experience working in the Nordics region and across Europe for pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical stage development companies. For 10 years he headed Amrop’s life sciences practice

ZRG Partners Completes Private Equity Capital Raise

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has obtained capital funding with Northcreek Mezzanine to pursue strategic acquisitions and attract key executive recruiters to fuel its growth. ZRG, named to HSZ Media’s Top 50 U.S./Americas recruiter ranking for the first time this year, recorded $9 million in U.S. fee revenue in 2014, a 45 percent rise –

CTPartners Receives Rescue Financing As Investors Take Note Of An Industry In Overdrive

Reclusive financier Austin W. Marxe, president of AWM Investment Company, has ponied up a $5 million lifeline to help CTPartners stave off short term cash flow needs and keep the company afloat. Mr. Marxe acquired 1.45 million shares of the embattled global search firm at $3.44 per share last week. His hedge fund stands to

Pure Search Appoints Director Of Compliance

Global search firm Pure Search has appointed Annabel Roberts as director of compliance to lead and build out further capability in the London market. Ms. Roberts previously led the banking and governance practice at specialist search firm Oliver James Associates; prior to that, she headed up a market leading compliance and regulation team in Asia.

Vetted Solutions Selected By The Geoprofessional Business Association To Lead Executive Director Search

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC is currently leading the search for a new executive director for the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA). GBA is a trade association representing companies that provide geotechnical, geologic, environmental, construction-materials engineering and testing, and related geoprofessional services. Vetted Solutions provides executive search services, interim solutions, and association management

Anderson & Associates Heading CEO Search For The Pines At Davidson

Charlotte, NC-based executive search firm Anderson & Associates has been selected by The Pines at Davidson to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Eddie Muller, who has led the retirement community since it opened in 1988, has announced his retirement. Anderson & Associates is a national retained executive search firm specializing

Slone Partners Opens Office In San Francisco

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has opened a new office in San Francisco to be headed by president Tara Kochis. "The Bay Area is a hotbed for medical innovation and scientific investment. To meet the needs of our growing client base and this crucial industry, we are expanding our resources to engage directly with the companies

NGS Global Americas Adds New Offices In South Africa

NGS Global Americas has added offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa to its global footprint. Terry Veitch, managing partner at NGS Global, will lead the firm’s presence in the region. With over 25 years of experience in the executive search industry, Mr. Veitch conducts senior-level assignments across a wide variety of industries and

Witt/Kieffer Appoints Leader Of Its IT Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has named James Utterback as principal and practice leader of its information technology practice. Mr. Utterback brings a wealth of global experience to the position, with 30 years of diverse executive leadership and consulting experience in information technology and entrepreneurial, private equity and venture capital backed endeavors. He previously founded and

Russell Reynolds Associates Assists CFA Institute in CEO Search

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the placement of Paul H. Smith as the president and chief executive officer of the CFA Institute. Mr. Smith was managing director, Asia-Pacific, and global head, institutional partnerships at the CFA Institute. CFA Institute’s mission is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the

JBK Associates International Recruits Chief Medical Officer For Contravir Pharmaceutical

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has recruited John Sullivan-Bolyai M.D. as chief medical officer of ContraVir Pharmaceutical, Inc. Most recently, Dr. Sullivan-Bolyai was executive director of infectious disease clinical research at Merck. ContraVir focuses on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies. JBK Associates International conducts executive level searches across multiple functional areas in

Norrie Johnston Recruitment Names Non-Executive Director

U.K.-headquartered Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has appointed Jackie Edwards as a non-executive director. Ms. Edwards has led major change programs for financial services brands and high profile regulatory bodies including Barclays Group companies, Cap Gemini Ernst Young and the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA). "We’re absolutely thrilled to have Jackie on the board. She

Spencer Stuart to Fill Director Post for L.A. World Airports

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to lead its search for a new executive director. Gina Marie Lindsey, who has led Los Angeles World Airports for nearly eight years, has announced her retirement this spring. Los Angeles World Airports is the airport oversight and operations department for the city of

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates Heading VP Search For Baylor University

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is leading the search for a new vice president of university development for Baylor University. Dr. Kenneth L. Hall, who formerly filled the position, left the university in November. Baylor University is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas. Storbeck/Pimentel is a minority and female owned search firm specializing in executive recruitment

DHR Makes Unsolicited Bid To Acquire CTPartners

Two of the nation’s Top 10 ranked search firms could soon become one. Chicago-based DHR International has submitted a formal, unsolicited written offer to acquire 100 percent of the equity of embattled CTPartners, based in New York. David H. Hoffmann, CEO of Osprey Capital LLC, a family office that owns DHR, has been quietly building

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