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Association Strategies Seeking New Leaders for Non-Profits

Non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies has been tapped by the Dredging Contractors of America and the Forging Industry Association to lead in searches for an executive director/ CEO and a president respectively. Founded in 1986, Association Strategies provides executive search, organizational assessment and transition management services exclusively to non-profit organizations. The firm also offers succession planning, board

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Jordan Search Consultants Finds CEO for Medical Group

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Recently, O’Fallon, MO-based executive recruiting firm Jordan Search Consultants recruited Ray Williams

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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.

Korn Ferry Chad Astmann Co-Head Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry has added Chad Astmann as co-head of global asset management. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. With more than 15 years of investment management executive recruitment and organizational consulting experience, Mr. Astmann has placed top leaders in executive leadership, investments, distribution and infrastructure. He has also worked extensively in delivering holistic

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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?

Pure Search Germany opens headed by Ken Lewin

Pure Search Expands to Berlin

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has expanded with the opening of an office in Berlin. This becomes its first office in continental Europe. Pure Search Germany will be headed by Ken Lewin, who joins the firm as managing director and country manager. Mr. Lewin has 10-plus years of experience in the DACH region. Previously, he was managing


Spencer Stuart Report Outlines How HR Drives Business Success

Technology and evolving employee expectations are redefining how work is done and how organizations think about talent: Less hierarchy. More flexibility. Unconventional career paths. Like everything else in the business world, the field of human resources has changed dramatically over the last several years, according to a new white paper by Spencer Stuart. In advanced

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McDermott & Bull Finds CTO for Panasonic Avionics Corp.

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. CTO hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. McDermott & Bull, for one, has placed former IBM executive David Bartlett as

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Jorgenson Consulting Tapped to Find CEO for One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned in July. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO

Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search 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: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

One Search Consulting joins Taplow Group

Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson

Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners is seeking a new executive director for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Managing director Michelle R.S. Bonoan is heading the national search, with support from principal Sheila Hennessey, as well as Koya’s research and support team. The search for

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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing 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, complexity

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates

Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership


Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited


Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior partner


Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO

Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New 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: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco

Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco

Fifty two percent of San Francisco Bay Area executives say it is “somewhat” or “very challenging” to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Seventy-seven percent of hiring managers plan to hire for open roles in the next six months. Recruiters say highly skilled


Want to Enhance Employability? Refresh Your Skills

Ninety percent of global respondents to a recent Randstad Workmonitor survey said that regularly refreshing skills and competencies will enhance employability. Seventy one percent, in fact, reported that they have done so within the past year. This belief was highest in China (98 percent) and lowest in the Netherlands (67 percent). On average, 74 percent

Higher Talent Names Mindy Cohen President

Higher Talent Names President

Non-profit executive recruiters Higher Talent has appointed Mindy Cohen as president and managing partner. Ms. Cohen has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s dedication to educational institutions and non-profits across the country over the past 15 years. She has recruited senior executives, nationally and internationally, for non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, public/private partnerships and

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HVS Executive Search Finds New Leader for Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search has placed Linda Chadwick as CEO and president of Rita’s Franchise Company. Ms. Chadwick comes to the Trevose, PA-based Italian ice and frozen custard chain from Dessange Group North America. The search, conducted for Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital Partners LLC, was led by HVS Executive Search CEO Court Williams and

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for International Music Foundation

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Among them, Alford Executive Search recently placed Mark Riggleman as executive director of the International Music Foundation (IMF) in Chicago. Ann Murray, the current executive director, is retiring after 26 years. Mr. Riggleman brings more than

CTPartners Adds Executive Leadership Council CEO To Board

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has elected Ronald C. Parker, president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), to its board of directors. Mr. Parker has been instrumental in growing the ELC into a preeminent leadership organization for global African American senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. He has been a member since

Ligature Partners Recruits CEO for “I Have a Dream” Foundation

Executive search firm Ligature Partners has placed Donna Lawrence as the president and chief executive officer of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation. Ms. Lawrence most recently served as vice president at the JPB Foundation. The “I Have A Dream” Foundation works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Ligature

Chris Hartung Consulting to Lead Athens City Council Administrator Search

Recruiting firm Chris Hartung Consulting has been selected by the Athens City Council to lead in its search for a new city administrator. Current administrator, Pam Burton, is retiring at the end of the year. Chris Hartung Consulting, LLC’s mission is to strengthen local government through the provision of effective training, organizational development, executive recruitment

JBK Associates Appoints Head of Legal and Finance Practice

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has named Dina F. Cappuccio as a principal and head of the firm’s legal and finance practice. Ms. Cappuccio most recently served as president of Advocate Consulting LLC, a Saddle River-based executive recruiting business which she founded in 2005. “We are thrilled to have Dina join forces with the firm

en world Names Country Manager for Singapore

en world (formerly Wall Street Associates), a recruiter for mid-career managers and executives, has appointed Yusuke Nishino as its new country manager for Singapore. Mr. Nishino has more than 10 years of experience in recruitment and human resources consulting in Asia pacific including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries. He joined en world

NES Global Talent Opens Office in New Zealand

NES Global Talent has opened a new office in New Plymouth, New Zealand, due to increased demand for technical and engineering talent in the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors in the country. The office will be managed by Bruce Jordan, recruitment manager, who has more than 11 years’ recruitment experience in the New

Onstott Group Recruits CEO for Vincon Industries

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has placed Eric Fullerton as the new chief executive officer of Vicon Industries, Inc. Mr. Fullerton formerly served as chief sales and marketing officer of Milestone Systems A/S. Vicon Industries is a designer, producer and marketer of video management systems and components and HD/megapixel cameras used for security, surveillance,

Krauthamer & Associates Completes Search for New Jersey Transit

Search firm Krauthamer & Associates has recruited Neil S. Yellin as the deputy executive director of New Jersey Transit. Since 2008, Mr. Yellin has served as a senior vice president for administration/chief safety officer at the Long Island Rail Road. Krauthamer & Associates serves multiple industries, including aviation and transportation, and according to the firm

Backcountry Consulting Adds Outdoor Industry Specialist Recruiter

Lincoln, NE-based Backcountry Consulting, LLC, an executive recruiting firm specializing in the shooting sports and outdoor industry, has added Brian Bashore as an executive recruiter. Mr. Bashore will focus on expanding the company’s presence in the fishing industry. He will also help increase the company’s involvement with non-profit conservation organizations. “Getting Brian to come to

Athona Makes Promotion in Education Division

Recruiting firm Athona has promoted Jeanette Holder to the new position of operations director for its education division. Ms. Holder came to the firm in 2007 and has helped build its education team. “Jeanette’s promotion is an important part of our plans for future growth. Jeanette’s experience and new role within Athona will ensure we

Cook Associates Finds President for Ehrhardt Tool & Machine

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Drew F. Baker as president at Ehrhardt Tool & Machine. The search was led by Mary Kier, managing partner of Cook Associates. Mr. Baker formerly served as SVP at Ameriforge, prior to that he was president of Steel Industries, Inc. Founded in 1938, Ehrhardt Tool & Machine designs

Avery Associates Heading Controller Search for First 5 Monterey County

Executive search firm Avery Associates is currently leading a search for a new controller for First 5 Monterey County. Paul Kimura and Cris Piasecki are handling the assignment on behalf of Avery Associates. First 5 Monterey County (F5MC), also known as the Monterey County Children and Families Commission, was established as a public agency in

B.E. Smith Strengthens Physician Executive Services

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has grown its physician executive services with the additions of Marilyn Palmer, D.O., as vice president, and Archelle Georgiou, M.D., as a senior advisor. As vice president of physician services, Dr. Palmer builds collaborative relationships with healthcare organizations nationwide, serving as a trusted advisor and supporting providers with physician leadership

Vetted Solutions Appoints Director

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has added Brittany Bayliss as a director. Ms. Bayliss has experience in executive search and recruitment processes including outreach, recruitment and interviewing; screening resumes and interviewing prospective candidates; planning and administering client, candidate and board interaction; and conducting organizational and industry research. Most recently, she served as

Ken Clark Partners Fills Position for Smith & Nephew

Ken Clark Partners LLC,, has placed Renae Dill as senior director of operations at Smith & Nephew. Neill Shanahan, Midwest USA partner for Ken Clark, led the assignment. Ms. Dill formerly served as a global network leader for Amgen Corporation. Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping improve people’s lives.

Renaud Foster Handling Search for Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

Canadian-based RenaudFoster has been selected to lead the search for a new public sector integrity commissioner at the office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner in Ottawa. The Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner investigates wrongdoing in the federal public sector. Renaud Foster is a bilingual executive search firm with a long-established presence in

Knightsbridge Adds Talent Management Veteran to U.S. Team

Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions has appointed Scott Ahlstrand as a senior partner. Based in Chicago, Mr. Ahlstrand will be responsible for business development and helping clients diagnose and solve the underlying people and workforce issues limiting performance. Previously, he served as global head of ManpowerGroup Solutions Strategic Workforce Consulting Practice and was SVP talent management

AESC Names Karen Greenbaum as President and CEO

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has named Karen Greenbaum as its next president and CEO, replacing Peter Felix who recently announced his intentions to retire after 16 years as the organization’s CEO. The search was led by a committee of eight senior AESC members and managed by Heidrick & Struggles. Ms. Greenbaum spent

Korn Ferry Posts 9.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $260.3 million for first quarter fiscal 2014, an increase of 9.6 percent from revenues of $237.6 million a year ago. Fee revenues were primarily driven by an 8.6 percent rise in executive recruiting fees ($148.4 million), a 5.8 percent increase in the firm's leadership & talent consulting business ($63.6 million)

Boyden Adds Partner in Interim Management Business

Boyden has named David Jensen as a new partner in its interim management business. He will be based in the U.K. Mr. Jensen is an 18 year veteran of the European interim management sector and has been one of the highest producers of assignments across multiple sectors and disciplines. He tripled the size of one

Conroy Ross Partners Expands Executive Search Footprint

Executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners has signed an agreement with Optimum Talent Executive Search to integrate Optimum’s executive search division into the Conroy Ross brand. Optimum also provides a suite of human resources and executive consultant services, which will continue to operate under the Optimum brand. The deal brings Conroy Ross three new office

Isaacson, Miller Finds Provost for Dartmouth College

Isaacson, Miller has placed Carolyn Dever as provost of Dartmouth College. Ms. Dever was the dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University. The search was led by John Muckle and John Isaacson with Leslie McCarthy. Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the

Koltin Consulting Group Selected By CohnReznick

Geremy Cepin, managing director of Koltin Consulting Group, has been retained by CohnReznick to lead its search for a national director of accounting and auditing. The position is a partner in the firm’s national assurance organization and a key member of the firm’s assurance management team. CohnReznick is the 10th largest public accounting and business

Heidrick & Struggles Up 24 Percent in Four Weeks

The stock price of executive recruiter Heidrick & Struggles International is up 23.5 percent in the last four weeks, an encouraging sign that the firm's new chief executive, Tracy R. Wolstencroft, is making headway in reshaping one of the nation's best known search firms by focusing on delivering a more fully integrated talent service platform.

Gilbert Tweed Associates Adds Managing Director

Search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has named Gary Klein as managing director in New York. His focus is in digital technology, telecom and global media and entertainment. Mr. Klein has an extensive background in executive search with a focus on all verticals of the digital universe, as well as the global media and entertainment sectors.

Addison Group Acquires CVPartners

Addison Group, a provider of professional recruiting services, has acquired CVPartners, Inc., a recruiting firm with offices in the San Francisco and Seattle markets. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CVPartners delivers contract and executive search services to companies across the finance and accounting, information technology and human resources job functions. “We are

3P Consultants Places Head of HR at Sakal Media Group

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has placed Vidhya Fernandez as the head of human resources at Sakal Media Group. In her last role with McCain India, Ms. Fernandez was a core member of the India management team responsible for setting up HR systems and processes. Established in 1932, the Sakal Media Group is

Colin Baezinger Leading County Administrator Search For El Paso

The El Paso County Commissioners Court has retained the services of executive search firm Colin Baenzinger & Associates to lead in its search for a new county administrator. Established in 1997, Colin Baenziger & Associates (CB&A) is a nationally recognized executive recruiting firm owned and operated by Colin Baenziger. The firm is headquartered in Palm

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner in Financial Services Practice

Heidrick & Struggles International has named John Hindley as a partner within the firm's financial services practice. He will be based in Heidrick's London office. Mr. Hindley previously worked for Credit Suisse Prime Services where he led the bank's EMEA prime consulting team and was responsible for advising clients on many issues, with an emphasis

Lucas Group Grows HR Practice Group

Search firm Lucas Group has appointed David Lively as the new managing partner for the firm’s human resources practice group in Atlanta. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Captain in the Army through three tours in Iraq, Mr. Lively worked in military recruiting prior to joining Lucas Group. “David is

Fesa CEO Elected Chair of AESC Brazil National Committee

Denys Monteiro, chief executive officer and partner of Fesa, has been elected as the new chair of the AESC Brazil National Committee for the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Denys Monteiro succeeds Luiz Carlos Cabrera as the new chair. The chair of the AESC Brazil national committee serves as a local spokesperson to comment

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