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Crist|Kolder Places Ex-Uber President Jeffrey Jones CEO H&R Block
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Crist|Kolder Places Ex-Uber President As CEO at H&R Block

Global consumer tax services provider H&R Block has named Jeffrey J. Jones, the former president of Uber, as president and CEO. The firm enlisted executive recruiting firm Crist|Kolder to help fill the top post. Mr. Jones succeeds Tom Gerke, who had been serving in the role on an interim basis. “Our task was to introduce to the board of

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Arts Consulting Group Seeking New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) was recently tapped by Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E) to recruit its new president and CEO. ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau is leading the search. CA&E is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary

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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.

Vaco acquired by Olympus Partners
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Vaco Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Now, executive search firm Vaco has been acquired by Stamford, Conn-based private equity firm Olympus Partners. Founded in 2002 by Jerry Bostelman, Jay Hollomon, and Brian Waller, Vaco partnered with its first private equity partner, Quad-C Management, three years ago. Since then, the firm has experienced significant growth through extending

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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?

Armstrong Craven Appoints CEO Tom Mason
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Armstrong Craven Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: U.K.-headquartered Armstrong Craven, a specialist executive search and intelligence consultancy, has named Tom Mason as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Mason previously served as senior vice president at

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5 Tips to Help Executives Make Successful Career Transitions

The failure of a new leader can cost an organization dearly – most estimates put the price at more than double the executive’s compensation. Add in an estimated new leader failure rate of close to 50 percent and it’s easy to see the inherent difficulty of leadership transitions. Even with a stellar selection process, the

Major, Lindsey & Africa General Counsel Karen Jensen Petrulakis Wellesley College
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Major, Lindsey & Africa Lands General Counsel for Wellesley College

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has placed Karen Jensen Petrulakis in the newly created role of general counsel at Wellesley College. Managing directors Ronald Ciardiello and Heather Fine led the search along with partner Paul Williams. Ms. Jensen Petrulakis will serve as the principal legal officer for the college with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of

The Chason Group Executive Director Leonard Sledge Henry County Development Authority
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The Chason Group Finds Executive Director for Henry County Development Authority

Economic and community development organizations continue to turn to executive search firms to find new leaders. Executive search firm The Chason Group recently placed Leonard Sledge as the new executive director of the Henry County Development Authority. He replaces Charlie Moseley who resigned in May. Tim Chason, the search firm’s president, led the assignment. During the search process,

True Talent Advisory taps Korhan Kivanc CFO
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True Talent Advisory Taps Former Heidrick Veteran as CFO

True Talent Advisory, a global platform for innovative human capital products and services, has named former Heidrick & Struggles veteran Korhan Kivanc as its new chief financial officer. Mr. Kivanc will oversee the financial strategy and operational efficiency of True Talent Advisory’s portfolio of companies including executive search firm True; leadership development products and services firm Synthesis; talent relationship

AltoPartners Adds Talent Search Lisbon
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AltoPartners Adds New Member Firm in Lisbon

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Lisbon, Portugal-based executive search firm Talent Search as its newest member firm. The organization now has 59 offices in 37 countries. Talent Search, which has an additional office in Luanda, Angola, was founded and is led by José Caetano Silva. He has over

Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Talent
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Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Talent

The potential for job losses due to advances in technology is not a new concern among the global workforce. But over the past few years, fears of technology-driven job losses have emerged with advances in “smart automation” – the combination of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other digital technologies. The impact of innovation is already

DHR Chief Trust Officer Amy Griman BMO Private Bank
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DHR Places Chief Trust Officer at BMO Private Bank

DHR International has recruited former Fifth Third Bank executive Amy Griman as chief trust officer of BMO Private Bank in Chicago. Leading the search was Carol Hartman, the search firm’s managing partner of financial services North America, along with partner Melissa Hatfield. “BMO Private Bank was seeking a leader who could create a culture of growth and

Lochlin Partners Chief John L. Holden U.S.-China Strong Foundation 
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Lochlin Partners Finds Chief for U.S.-China Strong Foundation 

The U.S.-China Strong Foundation, a global non-profit committed to strengthening U.S.-China ties, has named John L. Holden as CEO. The organization enlisted the services of executive search firm Lochlin Partners to find him. He replaces Eugene Huang, who served as acting CEO since January. Lochlin’s managing partner Liza Wright led the assignment. “The U.S.-China Strong Foundation board was searching

Leadership Capital Group Adds Jennifer Rosenthal
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Leadership Capital Group Adds Veteran Search Consultant

Westport, Conn-based executive search firm Leadership Capital Group has expanded with the addition of Jennifer Rosenthal as a partner. With 25 years of executive search and human capital experience, Ms. Rosenthal is an expert in talent acquisition and assessment, management development and organization design. The firm described Jennifer as experienced at and passionate about helping management and

Agilium Worldwide Expands Norway
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Agilium Worldwide Expands Into Norway

Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, Agilium Worldwide Norway AS has recently been established in Drammen, Norway. Jon Steen has joined the group and will serve as managing partner of the new location. The new operation will focus on four talent areas: executive (recruitment of board of

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Picks Two Search Firms to Find Next President

After eight years in the job, William C. Dudley will be retiring early in 2018 from his post as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – one of the most high profile positions in the U.S. Federal Reserve System. In an unusual matchup, recruitment firms Spencer Stuart and Bridge Partners

Alford Executive Search Diane Foote Illinois Library Association
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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for the Illinois Library Association

Alford Executive Search recently placed Diane Foote as the executive director of the Illinois Library Association (ILA). Her predecessor, Robert P. Doyle, is retiring after 20 years in the role. “Diane emerged early as a top candidate in a pool of highly qualified professionals in the library, association and general non-profit arenas,” said Heather Eddy, president

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E.A. Hughes Names Head of Los Angeles Office

Executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co. has appointed Bob Marchant as vice president and director of its Los Angeles office. “Patience pays off, and after knowing of Bob and his unique consultative abilities for many years I am very happy that he decided to join the E.A. Hughes family,” said Elaine Hughes, CEO of E.A. Hughes

Heidrick & Struggles International Dominique Hansen head investment management Renee Neri head asset manageme
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Heidrick & Struggles Names New Leadership in the Americas

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named new leadership in the Americas with the appointments of Dominique Hansen as head of investment management and Renee Neri as head of asset management. Based in the Toronto office, Ms. Hansen will also serve as head of the firm’s CEO and board of directors practice

Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates Merge
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Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates Merge

Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged. The firms’ founders, Matt Woods and Gavin Crowther, look to bring enhanced executive search and recruitment solution for their clients. The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales

Marlin Hawk Winning Strategy Finding Transformational Leaders
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Marlin Hawk Builds Winning Strategy on Finding Transformational Leaders

Six years ago, London-based Marlin Hawk sent Mark Oppenheimer, then just 27, to New York to establish an across-the-pond outpost for the enterprising leadership advisory firm. He had four years of experience as a researcher and the faith and support of his bosses back home. But when he stepped off the plane in America, Mr.

DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof
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DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof

DRG Executive Search has been retained by Shatterproof, an addiction prevention non-profit, to lead its search for a new chief development officer (CDO). DRG managing partner David Hinsley Cheng is leading the search along with senior consultant Carmel Napolitano. Reporting to the CEO, the CDO is a newly created role charged with developing and executing Shatterproof’s

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Sterling Martin Associates Places New Leaders at Denver-Based Non-Profits

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

Lucas Group Managing Director Legal Practice Carolyn Aberman
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Lucas Group Names Managing Director of Legal Practice

Executive search firm Lucas Group has strengthened its Chicago-based legal practice with the addition of Carolyn Aberman as its new managing partner for legal recruitment. “With two decades of combined experience as a practicing lawyer and successful legal recruiter, Carolyn Aberman has a deep understanding of Chicago’s legal marketplace,” said Steven Lynch, GM legal at Lucas Group. “Aberman’s

Alexander Hughes Evan Tolstoj Hansen head Nordic region Nicolas Musy managing partner Greater China
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Alexander Hughes Names New Leaders in Nordic and Greater China Regions

Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes has named Evan Tolstoj Hansen as head of the Nordic region and Nicolas Musy as managing partner for Greater China. With the strong and still growing economy in Northern Europe and in particular in the Nordic countries, the demand for top-level talent acquisition is strong and growing. To meet these

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Hiring Executives to Increase Investment in Diversity Programs

 New efforts toward improving diversity are on their way over the coming year, according to a new report by Glassdoor. One in three (35 percent) hiring decision-makers expect to increase investment in diversity and inclusion and only three percent expect it to decrease. The remainder said they have no plans to change. The report, which

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Kittleman & Associates Leading CEO Search for National Basketball Retired Players Association

Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to find a new CEO. Principal Megan Lewis is leading the assignment for Kittleman. The organization is seeking a proven leader with a career in a similarly sized or larger national association who can help chart a path forward with

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ADK Consulting & Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Louisville International Airport

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has been retained by Louisville International Airport to lead its search for a new executive director. The executive director serves as the top aviation/airport executive in the airport system. The incumbent directs the overall management of the airport system, typically including its capital, real property, human resources and other assets, according to

Lancor New York Office Leader Scott Estill
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Lancor Names New York Office Leader

Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North

Right Executive Search Grows Candidate Sourcing Team

Right Executive Search LLC (RES) has expanded its candidate sourcing team with the addition of Danielle Potschantek and Jane Randazzo to its staff as vice presidents of talent acquisition. Ms. Potschantek comes to RES from MomCorps, a recruiting firm specializing in placing senior-level professionals seeking greater work-life satisfaction. Earlier in her career, she served as

Phaidon International Opens Second Office in Hong Kong

Recruiting firm Phaidon International has opened its second Asia-based office in Hong Kong. The initial focus in its new location will be mid-senior level placements within investment banking, wealth management, and human resources. Duncan Kennedy will serve as regional director of the new office. “We are incredibly excited for the company to expand into Hong

ChampionScott Partners Fills Position for Viewpoint Construction Software

ChampionScott Partners has placed Erich Litch as general manager, North America at Viewpoint Construction Software. Most recently, Mr. Litch was president of the digital channels division at Fiserv Inc. Viewpoint Construction Software is a provider of innovative software solutions and services to the global construction industry. ChampionScott Partners is an executive search firm focused on

Executive Search Information Services Expands Capability

Executive Search Information Services has expanded its capability to serve hiring organizations with independent information on senior-level executive recruiting. Simon Mullins, former head of executive search at Microsoft, has joined founder David Lord in advising companies on leadership recruiting issues. Together, they will increase services to companies that participate in the Executive Search Information Exchange

Grace Blue Opens in Singapore

Global executive search firm Grace Blue has opened in Singapore joining locations in London and New York. Grace Blue Asia will work with media, creative and advertising agencies and major networks across the Asia-Pacific region to fill key leadership positions. Michael Maedel, former president of JWT Asia Pacific, will spearhead the new Asia office as

Euromedica Executive Search Names Partner

Euromedica Executive Search has named Lukas Rieder as a client partner. Mr. Rieder brings broad experience in global search and the placement of international executives and professionals across R&D, regulatory affairs, marketing, finance, engineering and operations functions in the life sciences and manufacturing industries. At Euromedica he will provide executive search services across the whole

DHR Fills HR Post For Endemol North America

DHR International has recruited Denise Rodine as vice president and head of human resources at Endemol North America. Managing director Sean Scanlon and senior associate Ian Thompson led the search. Ms. Rodine previously served as executive director of human resources – NBC Entertainment. Endemol North America is a leader in entertainment and multi-platform programming and

Human Capital Group Completes Search for HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. has placed John Kramp as senior vice president at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, overseeing the bible group. Mr. Kramp launched The Riverstone Group in 2011, a consulting firm focused on leadership development for emerging executives. Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world in the U.S.,

Grays Executive Search Opens in the U.K.

Grays Executive Search, a boutique search and selection consultancy, has launched to address the high-end recruitment market for board level and senior executives both in the U.K. and mainland Europe. The firm is headed up by Simon Bell, who has had an 18-year career in top-level recruitment, most notably three years as managing director of

RETS Associates Adds to L.A. Team

Executive search firm RETS Associates has added Kristen Shryock to its Century City office. With over 18 years of experience in commercial real estate and recruiting, Ms. Shryock most recently was a senior asset manager with Kilroy Realty Corporation and prior to that was a property manager at The Irvine Company. She has an extensive

HastonWilliams, LLC Makes Ownership Change

Dallas-headquartered HastonWilliams, LLC, an executive search firm specializing in financial and human resource talent, has made a change of ownership. Debbie Williams, majority owner, has acquired the remaining interest in the firm and is now HastonWilliams sole shareholder. “This is an exciting time for our team and we look forward to driving superior results and

Caldwell Partners Places CEO at Surgical Specialties Corp.

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has recruited John R. Barr as chief executive officer of Surgical Specialties Corporation. Mr. Barr was formerly executive vice president and president, global surgical at Bausch and Lomb. Jodie Emery, a Caldwell partner, led the assignment. Surgical Specialties Corporation develops and manufactures surgical instruments for its own brands and as

Gold Hill Associates Handling Chancellor Search for St. Louis Community College

Beaverton, OR-based Search firm Gold Hill Associates has been selected by St. Louis Community College to lead in its search for a new chancellor. St. Louis Community College is the largest community college system in Missouri and the second largest institution of higher education in the state with current credit enrollment each semester of almost

Korn Ferry to Conduct Wellcome Trust Chairman Search

U.K.-headquartered The Wellcome Trust has retained the services of Korn Ferry to find a new chairman to replace outgoing chair Sir William Castell. According to reports, Korn Ferry said the candidate must have “a strong interest in science” and have acted as a non-executive on another major board. The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable

Diversified Search to Hunt for CARE President and CEO

Diversified Search has been selected by CARE to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Helene Gayle has informed the company that she will be stepping down on July 1, 2015. Dale Jones, Diversified Search president, and Veronica Biggins, managing director, will lead the assignment. CARE is a leading humanitarian

SandriWalsh Opens to Service New Zealand Market

Recruitment specialists Graeme Sandri and Tony Walsh have launched executive search and recruitment consultancy SandriWalsh. Both recruiters have long histories in helping New Zealand based clients build leadership capability. They are former managers and shareholders of Momentum, which will hold a minority shareholding in SandriWalsh. “Identifying and attracting leaders requires a thorough understanding of different

Newhouse + Noblin Names SVP of Business Development

Newhouse + Noblin, an executive search firm that specializes in placing attorneys, has promoted Beth Walker to principal and senior vice president of business development. Ms. Walker has been an active member of the Houston legal community for over a decade and leads Newhouse + Noblin’s continued efforts to serve the increasing demands of the

Alexander Hughes Adds Offices in Africa and Middle East

Alexander Hughes has expanded its global coverage by adding offices in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Cameroun, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. The recent additions bring the firm’s global coverage to 53 offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. “I am pleased to welcome to Alexander Hughes our new African, Algerian

Patrick Westerburger Selected New Board President for IRC Global Search Partners

Patrick Westerburger, managing partner at IRC Netherlands (Hagoort & Partners), has been selected as the new president of the board for IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC). Marco M. Alemagna (IRC Italy) and Rohan A. Carr (IRC Australia) have joined the board and Gaye Özcan (IRC Turkey) has been appointed to lead the EMEA region,

Kensington International Names Partner

Kensington International, the Chicago area offices of Career Partners International (CPI), has named Paul G. Schneider as a partner. In his new leadership role, Mr. Schneider will play a key role in growing the firm’s talent management business, which consists of leadership development, executive coaching, career transition services including outplacement, and executive search. “We are

Cielo Launches Talent Intelligence Search Engine

Cielo (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House) has launched Talent Intelligence Search Engine, which provides a holistic view of the labor market at a detailed level. “We are committed to delivering innovative technologies and solutions that help our clients rise above the increasingly competitive market for skilled labor. Talent Intelligence offers a complex array of talent

Buffkin Group Finds CEO for Trivergent Health Alliance

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Raymond Grahe as chief executive officer of Trivergent Health Alliance. Mr. Grahe was the senior vice president and CFO for Hagerstown-based Meritus Health. Trivergent Health is a managed services organization formed to provide regional healthcare services to Frederick Memorial Hospital, Meritus Health, and Western Maryland Health System.

Reffett Associates Leading Senior Search Assignment for NABA, Inc.

Reffett Associates, Ltd. has been retained by the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA, Inc.) to lead in its search for a new vice president of resource development and to fill the newly created post of chief operating officer. The search will be led by Louis Montgomery Jr., senior managing director of the firm’s

Cohn Search Group Opens Doors to Serve Property/Casualty Industry

Cohn Search Group, an executive search firm exclusively dedicated to the property/casualty insurance industry, has opened its doors in Prairie Village, KN. Louis Cohn, founder and president, has nearly 10 years of property/casualty recruiting experience with a national insurance search firm. He brings a strong nationwide network of property/casualty professionals and established client companies to

RSA Makes New Appointments Across Europe

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has added to its expertise in Europe with the additions of Stefanie Blasi, Mateja Forstnaric, and Dr. Nicholas Draeger. Ms. Blasi will join RSA as an associate consultant where she will work with RSA interim divisions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. She previously worked

Mid-Sized Companies Ready to Hire Can’t Find Qualified Talent

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) plan to hire more employees over the next year, yet those same companies are encountering a growing challenge that may hinder their expansion plans, according to the quarterly SMB Job Generation Outlook by executive search firm Lucas Group. The firm surveyed 400 SMB executives from various industries and geographic regions

Russell Reynolds Associates Taps CEO for Tecumseh Products Company

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Harold Karp as the new president and chief executive officer of Tecumseh Products Company. Mr. Karp, who became interim CEO in June, previously served as president and COO of Wolverine Tube for seven years. Tecumseh Products Company is a global manufacturer of hermetically sealed compressors for

JDG Associates Retained by Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has been retained by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) to lead in its search for a new chief investment officer. FRTIB is an independent Federal Agency in the executive branch responsible for administering the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). JDG Associates has been serving the executive recruitment needs

Elevation Acquired in Management Buy Out; Parkinson Lee Executive Search Launched

Specialist recruitment firm Elevation has been acquired by newly formed parent company, Elevation Consultancy Group, in a six-figure management buyout. The purchase of the business, established in 2010, was led by group managing director and Elevation founder Greg Parkinson and supported by fellow board director Lee Bhandal. Mr. Parkinson said the move marked the start

Spencer Stuart Heading Commissioner Search for CFL

Spencer Stuart has been selected by the Canadian Football League to lead in its search for a new commissioner. Current commissioner Mark Cohon has announced that he would not seek a renewal of his contract which expires next spring. The CFL is a professional sports league in Canada. Spencer Stuart is an executive search firm

Lonergan Partners Finds New CMO for Avalanche Technology

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Bridget Warwick as vice president of marketing at Avalanche Technology. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer, partner. Most recently, Ms. Warwick was CMO of Nexenta Systems. “Bridget’s excellent knowledge of the storage market and intuitive customer-centric approach to marketing will be a great addition to the executive

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