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Carlson Beck Susan True CEO Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
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Carlson Beck Lands CEO for Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Executive search firm Carlson Beck has placed Susan True as the new chief executive officer of Community Foundation Santa Cruz County following a national search. She takes over from Lance Linares, who held the top post for 22 years. A succession plan adopted by the board guided the organization through the transition. The board formed a search committee, tapped Carlson

Isaacson, Miller Forms Alliance Consulting Firm CFAR

Isaacson, Miller Forms Alliance with Consulting Firm CFAR

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller and CFAR, a management consulting firm specializing in strategy and organizational development for high-performance organizations, have formed a strategic alliance. The partnership aims to achieve the firms’ shared goal of helping institutions achieve excellence in their leadership, maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks at important moments of transition. Isaacson, Miller, which

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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.

Caldwell Partners 9.8% Q1 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners Posts 9.8 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners International has posted first quarter revenues of $14.9 million (Canadian), up 9.8 percent from $13.6 million last year. “The Caldwell Partners team delivered a strong performance in the first quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “The overall economic outlook remains healthy, as we continue to experience solid search demand, notwithstanding our unbalanced performance

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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?

Heidrick & Struggles Stephen McAlinden regional leader Asia Pacific

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Regional Leader for Asia Pacific

Heidrick & Struggles has named Stephen McAlinden regional leader for Asia Pacific. He succeeds Steve Mullinjer, who will continue to pursue client work for the CEO & board practice globally. In his new role, Mr. McAlinden will lead 14 offices across Asia Pacific while continuing his client work as a partner focusing on corporate and investment banking. “Under Steve’s stewardship over the past

Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018
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Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018

The hiring outlook for 2018 is the best the U.S. has seen in over a decade with 44 percent of employers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees in the new year and half (51 percent) expecting to hire temporary employees, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. The most pressing question, however, remains: How quickly can they fill

Harris Search Associates University of Buffalo School Dental Medicine
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Harris Search Associates Tapped By University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Universities have long depended on executive search firms to help with their leadership needs, but these days the higher education sector is broadening its efforts to find more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings in the sector, identifying athletic directors, coaches and any number of other top posts. The

MJM Global Search CEO National Livestock Producers Association
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MJM Global Search Seeks CEO for the National Livestock Producers Association

The National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), the national association of livestock marketing cooperatives and their captive livestock credit corporations, is looking for its next chief executive officer. The organization has enlisted Denver area-based MJM Global Search to find its new leader. Scott Stuart, longtime head of the NLPA, recently left the organization to take on the

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The Lancer Group Opens Office in Dallas

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, has opened a new office in Dallas and named Kevin Anderson as partner. The firm now has six offices in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Anderson brings to Lancer Group over 20 years of experience in executive search across the IT services, software, industrial technology,

Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition Global Performance Search Join Forces

Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search Join Forces

The wave of mergers and partnerships in the executive search industry is continuing in the New Year. Recently, Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search (GPS) officially merged. The newly formed entity, which is called GPS, will have vertical expertise in professional services, data analytics, life sciences, supply chain technologies, logistics and medical


Another Look at the Impact and Implications of Pay History Legislation

As more cities and states enact legislation to restrict employers, and their search agents, from asking candidates about their pay history, questions remain about the effectiveness of such laws, according to a new study by the recruitment firm NGS Global. The report, “Challenges of Gathering Compensation Data on Candidates,” spearheaded by managing partners David Nosal

Shelli Herman and Associates Kate Montonaga CFO Museum of Contemporary Art
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Shelli Herman and Associates Lands CFO for the Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has recruited Kate Motonaga as the new CFO of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA was seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum. Ms. Motonaga

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EFL Associates Tapped by CalSTRS to Hunt for Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and in the years ahead it is expected to soar. Recruiters say the need for chief investment officers across the asset allocator spectrum, including endowments and foundations‎, and corporate, public and state plans, have significantly increased in number over the last five years as

RSR Partners Alliance OnPoint Consulting

RSR Partners Forms Alliance with OnPoint Consulting

Executive search firm RSR Partners has established an alliance with OnPoint Consulting, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm, to deliver leadership assessment capabilities to their clients. The partnership creates an integrated but independent platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice, said the search firm. In addition, OnPoint Consulting’s

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide Paul Dinte aviation, aerospace & defense practice

IIC Partners Appoints Leader of Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Practice

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has named Paul Dinte as the new leader of its aviation, aerospace & defense practice. Mr. Dinte is founder, chairman and CEO of Dinte Executive Search and has over 20 years of experience in executive search, specializing in the defense and technology sectors. Mr. Dinte previously served as global chair for IIC

Women in the C-Suite Still Lagging Behind Male Counterparts

Women in the C-Suite Still Lagging Behind Male Counterparts

The percentage of women in most C-suite positions is dramatically lower than their male counterparts, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. The study, drawn from an analysis of the top 1,000 U.S. companies by revenue, examined the percentage of women by title and industry and provides an update to a similar report the

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Puget Sound Economic Growth Group

The Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment. The Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance is the working name for a new regional organization created to enhance trade and

Brooke Chase Associates CFO Eric Skorge Fabuwood Cabinetry
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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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Hotelivate Opens to Serve Hospitality Sector

An array of new recruiting firms have been started around the world in recent months. The latest: Hotelivate, a hospitality consulting firm, has been launched in India by Manav Thadani and Megha Tuli. The new operation comes as a result of Mr. Thadani, who served as HVS APAC chairman, ending his joint venture arrangement with HVS.

New Market Dynamics Shifting Priorities Executive Recruiters

How New Market Dynamics are Shifting Priorities for Executive Recruiters

To remain relevant to their clients, executive recruiters – now more than ever – must be willing to adapt. In the new global context, “leadership as usual” is well on its way out, and recruiters must stop relying on an increasingly out-of-date search and selection approach, which is simply no longer enough. By way of

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CarterBaldwin Lands New Leader for the Heritage Foundation

After an extensive search,  CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Kay Coles James as the first African-American president of the Heritage Foundation, a renowned conservative think tank. She becomes the sixth president in the group’s 44-year history. The assignment was conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding and associate partner Andrea McDaniel Smith. Ms. James’ ascension follows

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ZRG Partners Names Smooch Reynolds As Managing Director

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded with the addition of Smooch R. Reynolds as managing director. Ms. Reynolds’ career spans more than 25 years in executive search, specifically focused in the global investor relations officer and chief communications officer functional areas. She moves to ZRG from DHR International, where she

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Lucas Group Seeking Chief People Officer for Denver-Based Joint Venture

Executive search firm Lucas Group has been retained to lead the chief people officer search for the new joint venture formed by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company. Kyle Lehman, managing partner, human resources executive search, is spearheading the assignment. The enterprise is a lifestyle and outdoors company with designs on shaping the


Odgers Berndtson, Continuing Expansion, Adds Four Recruiters

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of four experienced and well-established executive search professionals to the firm:  Richard Kim, Diane Lavietes, Margaret Plympton, and Richard Modecki. Mr. Kim has joined as a partner in the firm’s Houston office where he will work Jim Thompson and Gary Payne serving the firm’s

Mentorship Programs are Important to Retaining Top Talent

Mentorship Programs are Important to Retaining Top Talent

Few executives would deny the powerful role that mentorship plays in providing opportunities for personal and professional development. Indeed, most have experienced these benefits firsthand. Yet when it comes to understanding how mentoring operates – let alone how it could be harnessed to support, develop, and retain talented people – most of those same executives

Kingsley Gate Partners Launches Proprietary Hiring Framework

Kingsley Gate Partners Launches Proprietary Hiring Framework

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has announced its new Synchronous Fit framework that leverages scientific cloud-based tools combined with insights from search consultants to provide the best fit between executives and companies. “Department of Labor statistics show that companies could waste more than 30 percent of an executive’s first year total compensation in making a bad

DRG Executive Search Richard E. Sebastian the Kennedy Center
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DRG Executive Search Finds New Leader for the Kennedy Center

DRG Executive Search has placed Richard E. Sebastian as the president and CEO of the Kennedy Center in Trumbull, CT. He succeeds Martin D. Schwartz, who announced his retirement in July after almost 40 years with the organization. DRG managing partner David Hinsley Cheng led the assignment. The national search was a joint effort between the recruiting

The Dingman Company Finds Rev. Cameron Barr Senior Pastor United Church Chapel Hill
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The Dingman Company Finds Senior Pastor for United Church of Chapel Hill

Executive recruiting firm the Dingman Company has helped place Rev. Cameron Barr as senior pastor of the United Church of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. He will assume his role in March, and is expected to preach his first sermon for the church on March 11. Rev. Dr. Rich Kidd of the Dingman Company led the search. The church was

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Life Sciences & Government Affairs Partner in China

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Jonathan Zhu as partner within the firm's global life sciences & government affairs practices, based in Shanghai. Mr. Zhu has accumulated more than 20 years of professional experience gained in both the private and public sectors. He was one of the first Chinese-American lobbyists working for an established Washington, D.C.-based

CTPartners Adds To San Francisco Office

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has added Vincent Saunders as a principal in its San Francisco office. He will be a member of the firm’s global financial services practice. Mr. Saunders has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector developing proven expertise across team-building, strategic planning, finance, fundraising, investing and nurturing long-term relationships.

JobPlex Acquires East Wing Group

JobPlex, a DHR International Company, has acquired East Wing Group Inc., a search firm owned by plastics veteran Russ Riendeau. Founded in 2000, East Wing Group is an executive search practice working with Fortune 1000 companies and mid-sized privately held organizations to recruit sales, marketing and management talent in packaging, plastics, medical device, pharmaceuticals, ecommerce

Harvey Nash Appoints Lead for Consumer and HR Practices

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has appointed Andrew Simmonds as associate director of the firm’s consumer practice in Asia. He will be based in Harvey Nash’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Mr. Simmonds has worked in both the U.K. and Hong Kong, and is a search specialist focused on the media, hospitality and

Trilogy Search Non+Profit Retained by Pivot Learning Partners

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has been retained by Pivot Learning Partnersto lead in its search for a chief business officer. Chuck Pappalardo, managing partner, is handling the assignment for Trilogy. “With the assistance of Trilogy Search, we look forward to identifying a highly collaborative leader who exemplifies the core values of our organization,

Diversified Search Adds Managing Director in NY

Diversified Search has added Sharmila Anand to the firm's New York office as a managing director in the procurement and supply chain practice and a member of the firm's chief financial officer functional practice. Her primary industry focus is in consumer products and retail. Ms. Anand previously was managing director at a boutique firm where

Korn Ferry Adds to Global Healthcare Services Practice

Korn Ferry has named Kevin Palisi as principal in its global healthcare services practice. He will be based out of the firm’s Stamford office. Mr. Palisi previously served as director of talent acquisition for Magellan Health Services, a national specialty health services company. He led physician and clinical leadership recruitment across all divisions and oversaw

Brentwood Search Unveils New Client Oriented Consulting Service

In response to the expanding technology ecosystem, Brentwood Search, an El Segundo, CA-based executive search firm, is now offering a new client oriented consulting service to assess candidates. “There is a lot of movement from the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area to Southern California,” said Marcia Basichis, founding partner. “As more startup and established

Hanold Associates to Find New Board Members for Patrick Industries

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by Patrick Industries to find new members for its board of directors. Patrick Industries was founded in 1959 and is a manufacturer of building products and materials to the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industries in the U.S. Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates specializes in assignments for

RPA Heading President Search for Shippensburg University

Executive search firm RPA Inc. is currently leading the search for a new president for Shippensburg University. Since its founding in 1871, Shippensburg University, one of 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), has been a leader in public higher education. RPA Inc. is a unique executive search and consulting firm

Euromedica Executive Search Expands in London

Euromedica Executive Search has named Tarquin Bennett-Coles as a client partner in its London office. Mr. Bennett-Coles brings global search experience in the placement of international executives and professionals across R&D, regulatory affairs, general management, marketing, finance, engineering and operations functions in the life sciences industry. He was previously a principal at Odgers Berndtson and

Allen Austin Appoints Senior Partner in Houston

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added Mark Hordes as a senior partner in its Houston office. With over 30 years of experience in management consulting and in executive management, Mr. Hordes was a partner with Accenture for 10 years, and prior to that held senior leadership positions with Molten-Group Americas, Sinclair Group, Stratford

NES Global Talent Opens Office in Japan

NES Global Talent has opened a new office in Yokohama as recruitment activity continues at the firm. The office is managed by Yousef Ayub, who previously worked at the company’s office in Singapore. “The Japanese energy market is particularly interesting right now, both on the international stage and within the local domestic energy markets. With

B.E. SMITH Places CEO at Regional Health

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Brent R. Phillips as president and chief executive officer of Regional Health in Rapid City, SD. Formerly, Mr. Phillips served as senior vice president of medical group operations and then president of Greater Milwaukee South for Aurora Health Care. “Regional Health was seeking a forward-thinking senior healthcare executive

Lochlin Partners to Lead CEO Search for Metro

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has been retained by Metro to conduct a national search for the transit authority’s next general manager and chief executive officer. The position is being vacated by current GM/CEO Richard Sarles when he retires in early 2015. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate

Diversified Search Handling CEO Search for CARE

Diversified Search has been selected by CARE to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. After serving as president and CEO of CARE since April 2006, Helene Gayle has said she will step down in July 2015. Diversified president Dale Jones and managing director Veronica Biggins are heading the assignment. CARE’s mission is

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained to Fill Board Positions for Salix Pharmaceuticals

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by Salix Pharmaceuticals to identify experienced, highly qualified individuals to join its board of directors. Salix Pharmaceuticals is a specialist American pharmaceutical company that develops drugs and medical devices that prevent and treat various gastrointestinal disorders. With 44 offices and more than 350 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates

Slayton Search Partners Adds to Staff

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has named Geremy Cepin as executive vice president. Mr. Cepin previously led the executive search practice at Koltin Consulting Group, a boutique management consultancy in Chicago focused on the professional and financial services industries. He brings more than 15 years of executive search experience to Slayton with a

Designs on Talent Expands Client Services Team

Designs on Talent, a talent strategy and talent acquisition consulting firm, has appointed Gail Winans as the firm's vice president of client services. Leveraging a blend of executive search and corporate executive recruiting experience, Ms. Winans will be responsible for the firm's business development and client satisfaction activities. She will also serve as a talent

51job Posts 13 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

51job, Inc./(NASDAQ:JOBS) reported third quarter revenues were $77.2 million, an increase of 13 percent for the same quarter in 2013. Online recruitment services revenues for the quarter were $51.4 million, a 13.6 percent increase. “Hiring demand remained positive and we continued to focus on our customer acquisition efforts,” said Rick Yan, president and CEO. “We

Options Group Appoints Senior Advisor

Global recruiting firm Options Group has named Bob Flohr as a senior advisor. Mr. Flohr will provide senior relationship management for the firm's key global accounts and assist in the continued development of the firm's products and services. Additionally, he will lead the development of a board of directors advisory practice. Mr. Flohr has been

Two-Thirds Consider Diversity Important When Evaluating Where to Work

As more companies are making their workforce diversity statistics publicly available, recruiting firm Glassdoor polled its community of active and passive job seekers to better understand the importance of diversity during the hiring process and during employment. The survey results underscore the value of showcasing diversity efforts when recruiting as two-thirds (67 percent) of those

Morgan Hunt Names Director of Regional Education Practice

U.K.-headquartered recruiter Morgan Hunt has appointed Sharon Bullock as board director of its regional education practice. Ms. Bullock has been working in recruitment for 26 years and previously spent 16 years working for ITN Mark Education. During her 16 year tenure at ITN Mark Education, she grew through the ranks from consultant at desk level

Korn Ferry Leading CEO Search for the American Hospital Association

Korn Ferry has been selected by the American Hospital Association to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Richard Umbdenstock will finish an eight-year term as president and CEO at the end of 2015. The American Hospital Association is a professional association that seeks to promote quality healthcare provision by hospitals

DavenportMajor Fills Top Sales Post at Westell Technologies

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Mark Skurla as senior vice president of worldwide sales of Westell Technologies. Mr. Skurla was previously vice president of sales for the NETGEAR service provider business unit. Westell Technologies is an Aurora, Illinois company that makes telecommunications equipment, such as DSL modems, for the home and small office, and outdoor

Whitham Group Continues Expansion

Whitham Group Executive Search has added Laura Bailey and Jody Davis to further develop its portfolio of regional and national accounts. Ms. Bailey comes with experience within the industry, having spent the last eight years at Davenport Major Executive Search as an executive recruiter for full life-cycle national and international executive search assignments in technology,

EQKI Greater China Merges to Become Charlesworth Sykes

Executive recruiter EWKI Greater China and Asia has merged with Aleppo Capital, an M&A deal-broking business, to become Charlesworth Sykes and Company. The firm will no longer be formally connected to the remaining elements of EWKI but it will keep intact an informal alliance with EWKI. Charlesworth Sykes is an independent management consultancy with a

Heidrick & Struggles Names Partner to HR Officers Practice

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Brian Bark as a partner within the firm's human resource officers practice. He will be based in Philadelphia. With more than 22 years of experience specializing in human resources and talent acquisition, Mr. Bark joins the firm from Mercer where he spent 13 years and most recently served as a

Braswell Nees Group|Transearch International Selected to Lead CEO Search for Central Georgia Health Network

Braswell Nees Group|TRANSEARCH International has been selected by Central Georgia Health Network to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Partner Gene Nees is heading the assignment. Central Georgia Health Network (CGHN) is a clinically integrated network of more than 800 physicians and hospitals across middle Georgia dedicated to delivering greater quality

Spencer Stuart Heading Ceo Search For Sotheby’s

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Sotheby's to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO William Ruprecht is stepping down; he will remain with the company until a successor is named. Sotheby’s is the only global auction house that is a public company. Spencer Stuart is a Chicago-headquartered executive search

Adecco Group Posts Three Percent Revenue Gain; North America Up Five Percent

Adecco Group has posted third quarter revenues of €5.2 billion, up three percent year-over-year. In North America revenues were €986 million, an increase of five percent. Net income attributable to Adecco shareholders was €198 million compared to €190 million last year. “Revenue growth slowed compared to the first half, mainly driven by weaker growth in

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