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IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has reappointed three vice chairs to its board during its global conference held in London. Bhavishya Sharma was reappointed as board director and vice chair for Asia Pacific. Mr. Sharma is managing director of Athena Executive Search & Consulting in New Delhi and has served on the IIC Partners board of


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Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has expanded into Boston with the addition of Molly A. Robb, a seasoned search executive with more than 20 years experience placing C-suite talent in the healthcare, private equity/venture capital and life sciences sectors. She joins the firm as a managing director

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Kaye/Bassman Names Managing Partners

Executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has promoted Stewart Currie and Cynthia Salinas to new managing partners within its construction and real estate practice. Since joining Kaye/Bassman in 2013, Mr. Currie has lead search efforts for the construction & real estate practice focusing on the southeastern U.S. He specializes in the commercial, industrial and residential

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ENGAGE Talent Secures $3 Million in Funding

ENGAGE Talent, an AI software company that helps companies identify and effectively engage with passive candidates, has raised $3 million in new funding. Participating investors include Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Refinery Ventures and Grand Ventures. “While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, we’re eager to use this new funding to accelerate our progress

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DHR International Recruits Artistic Director for the Brooklyn Academy of Music

DHR International has placed David Binder as the artistic director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). He succeeds long-time executive producer Joseph V. Melillo, who will step down at the end of the year. James Abruzzo, managing partner of DHR’s global non-profit recruiting practice, led the search. “The Brooklyn Academy of Music is the major presenter of the

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Sterling Martin Associates Seeks New Leader for League of Women Voters

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SearchWide Launches Express Recruiting Service

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Rialto Recruitment | Atlantae Executive Search, a technical and scientific focused search firm based in Niel, Belgium, has opened a second office in the Belgian city of Genk. In addition, Rialto has obtained the new Federgon RSS quality label. Rialto Recruitment originated as Atlantae 17 years ago, followed by its merger in 2012 with Egeminplus. “With


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The University of Missouri System has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to fill the position of executive director for the joint office of strategic communications and marketing. The incoming executive will serve as the chief marketing and communications officer for the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and for the UM System. The incoming leader should have a clear,

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Isaacson, Miller Seeks Development Officer for Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

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Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management industry. The latest: Joveo, a recruitment technology platform, recently raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. The start-up intends to use the cash infusion to continue to accelerate its product offerings, expand its partnerships and scale its AI/deep-learning layer. “Our vision is

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Spinnaker Global Appoints Director Executive Search

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A New Look at How Jobs are Created, Found, Applied for and Won

Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead last year, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady job growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low. But there is more to the jobs

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Turnkey Search Finds President of Business Operations for the Miami Marlins

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has placed Chip Bowers as the Miami Marlins’ president of business operations. He will report directly to Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Leading the assignment was Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO. It is yet another top leadership post being referred to a boutique specialist. “Our goal is to operate a

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John Keister & Associates Lands Leader for 120-Year Old Waukegan Public Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, recently recruited Selina Gomez-Beloz as executive director of the Waukegan Public Library in Lake County, IL. She replaces Richard Lee who retired last month after nearly 15 years in the role. Her tenure beings on Monday. Ms.

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True Talent Advisory Names Chief People Officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer (CHRO) plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus, instead, is on building


Top Gun Ventures Announces Senior Promotions

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has promoted Brian Adamik and Bjorn Kirchdorfer to senior partners in Boston and Dallas. Both have been with Top Gun Ventures for about 10 years and have been instrumental in building a national and global business and in significantly contributing to the branding of Top Gun Ventures in the


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The global economy faces a reskilling crisis with 1.4 million jobs in the U.S. vulnerable to disruption from technology and other factors by 2026, according to a new report, “Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All,” by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. The report analyzes nearly 1,000 job types

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Holden Richardson Lands Chief Legal Officer for Stoneridge

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of attorneys is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is projected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all

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Bob Murray & Associates Assists San Diego Police Dept. in Search of Chief

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader of Leisure/Hospitality Team

Russell Reynolds Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Hoda Tahoun to its consumer practice as a leader of the leisure and hospitality team. Based in Miami, Ms. Tahoun advises U.S.-based and global companies on developing and building strong executive teams while also guiding clients on long-term leadership strategies, including succession planning. Her clients

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Pedersen & Partners Opens in Zurich

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened an office in Zürich and named Thomas Heeger as the country manager for Switzerland. “For many years, we have been advising Swiss and international firms operating in Switzerland with their executive search needs outside Switzerland,” said Poul Pedersen, founder and managing partner of Pedersen & Partners. “From now on, we

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Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

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Heidrick & Struggles Lands CEO for Avon Products

Heidrick & Struggles has helped place Jan Zijderveld, president of Unilever’s European business, as the new CEO for Avon Products, the struggling beauty products company. He replaces Sheri McCoy, who announced her retirement last summer in the wake of continued losses and harsh criticism from investors. The hiring of Mr. Zijderveld, who was also a

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Myers McRae Recruits President for University of Charleston

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has named Martin S. Roth as its 26th president following a national search conducted by David Gring of recruiting firm Myers McRae. He succeeds Edwin Welch, who will be retiring in June. The selection of Dr. Roth followed an extensive search conducted over the past six months. A committee

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ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader for Banking

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has appointed Patrick Prout as managing director and practice leader for banking. The selection was designed to help buttress the firm’s continued rise in the financial services sector. Mr. Prout has a decade-long record of serving banking clients with senior-level recruiting for boards of directors and C-

Heidrick & Struggles Places President and CEO at Carbonite

Heidrick & Struggles has recruited Mohamad Ali as the next president and chief executive officer of Carbonite, Inc. Mr. Ali joins Carbonite from Hewlett-Packard Co., where he served as chief strategy officer. Carbonite is a provider of cloud and hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses. Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive

SSI-Search Completes Assignment For Duke Medicine

Recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, Inc. has placed Eric Poon M.D. as chief health information officer for Duke Medicine. Most recently Dr. Poon served as vice president and chief medical information officer for Boston Medical Center (BMC) and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Duke Medicine is an academic and health care system.

WK Advisors Heading VP Search For Wellstar Health System

WK Advisors, a division of Witt/Kieffer offering mid-level executive search consulting services, has been selected by WellStar Health System to lead its search for a new vice president of emergency services, a new position that will work closely with the system COO and other operational leaders to plan, direct, and execute the long-term and short-term

ZW HR Consulting Appoints Country Manager In Singapore

Search firm ZW HR Consulting has appointed Mervin Chui as country manager for its Singapore operations. Mr. Chui will be responsible for leading and driving all of ZW HR Consulting's Singapore operations as well as focusing on business growth and investment opportunities in Singapore and South East Asia. He has more than a decade’s worth

Cross Border Hiring Split Among International Companies

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Faithsearch Forms Alliance With 5by5

FaithSearch Partners has formed a strategic communications partnership with Nashville-based marketing and digital agency 5by5. “We are delighted to be partnering with an agency with such extraordinary creative and business talent. It was important in our firm selection process to identify and evaluate the top firms in the country who not only understand our faith-based

NES Global Talent Adds Two Associates In Glasgow

NES Global Talent has said that Lee Anderson has re-joined the firm as associate director in its Glasgow office. Mr. Anderson, who has 17 years of engineering and technical recruitment experience, previously worked at First People Solutions in Glasgow. Before that he worked at NES Global Talent for seven years, joining the firm as a

Lucas Group Expands In Tampa

Search firm Lucas Group has named Vincent Gagliano as managing partner in its accounting & finance practice group. Mr. Gagliano will expand the firm's Tampa branch. He joins Michael Decker, Tampa managing partner for the firm’s information technology division, in guiding a team of recruiters dedicated to the Florida market. Mr. Gagliano served as director

Hays Acquires 80 Percent Of Veredus Corp.

Hays plc, a U.K.-based executive recruiting firm, has acquired 80 percent of Veredus Corp. for an initial consideration of approximately $44 million, on a cash free / debt free basis. The remaining 20 percent of equity in Veredus will be retained by the selling shareholders, all of whom will continue in their senior leadership roles

Korn Ferry Heading Search for Atlanta Falcons

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Ken Clark Partners Taps CFO For Worldwide Clinical Trials

Ken Clark Partners LLC has placed Anthony Doyle as chief financial officer of Worldwide Clinical Trials. Linda Chisholm, consultant for Ken Clark Partners LLC, led the assignment. Mr. Doyle was formerly with World Book Inc. Worldwide Clinical Trials’ mission is to facilitate the development of life-changing medicines by integrating clinical trials methodology, operational acumen and

MitchelLake Group Adds Partner to San Francisco Team

Executive search firm MitchelLake Group has added Jason Heck as an executive search partner within its San Francisco team. Mr. Heck joins the firm from Parker Remick, a Seattle-based executive search firm which works closely with a number of VC firms. “Jason’s search pedigree is fantastic. We’re very lucky to have him on the MitchelLake

Headlight International Releases Global Talent Survey Results

Executive search firm Headlight International has released survey results around the challenges faced by large international companies to recruit global talent. The report found that more than 50 percent of executives reported a willingness to change their current position in less than a year, followed by 37 percent who expected to stay in their current

Alexander Mann Solutions Names Head For New Belfast Office

London-headquartered talent acquisition and management services firm Alexander Mann Solutions has appointed Tracy Hurst to lead its new global client service center in Belfast. Ms. Hurst has held senior client services roles at the Alexander Mann since 2010. Prior to joining the firm she was with Hays Specialist Recruitment. The new Belfast center is set

Diversified Search Fills Three Board Positions for Navient

Diversified Search has recruited three new board members for Navient, a leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company. The new board members are former U.S. treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral, Katherine A. Lehman, and Laura S. Unger. The board searches were led by Lauren E. Smith, managing director and Dale E. Jones, president of Diversified

J. Carpenter & Co. Completes Search For WSI Corporation

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has placed Greg Lazar as chief revenue officer WSI operation of The Weather Company. Most recently, Mr. Lazar was the general manager of international operations at Akamai. WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions. J. Carpenter & Co. was founded in 2009 and recruits

CBSbulter Appoints Head of Built Environment Team

U.K.-based technical recruiter CBSbutler has appointed Chris Porteous as team leader of its newly established built environment team. Mr. Porteous joins CBSbutler from Search Consultancy, where he was managing consultant. Current and previous recruitment vertical market expertise includes: M&E, FM, building services, property & surveying, construction, architecture, consultancies and social housing. “While the business already

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for OhioHealth

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Earl J. Barnes as senior vice president and general counsel of OhioHealth. Mr. Barnes previously served as vice president and general counsel at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago. OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. With offices throughout the U.S., London,

Coleman Lew + Associates to Lead President Search for William Peace University

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected by William Peace University to lead in its search for a new president. Debra M. Townsley, the university’s current president, announced she would retire at the end of this school year. William Peace University is a liberal arts college in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Coleman

Slone Partners Promotes COO

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has promoted Leslie Loveless to the position of chief operating officer. Prior to her promotion, Ms. Loveless held the title of executive vice president and partner. She joined Slone Partners in 2007 after working for diagnostics companies such as Quest Diagnostics, as a national sales trainer, and AmeriPath, as director of

PCI Executive Search Consultants Grows Staff

PCI Executive Search Consultants has added Agnes Chen and Candis Ko as directors in Shanghai. Ms. Chen has over 12 years of experience in business development, advisory and risk management in the financial services sector. Prior to joining PCI, she worked for global companies Dun & Bradstreet, Marsh & McLennan Companies and HSBC. Her role

IIC Partners Names Global Board Appointments

IIC Partners has elected one new board member and reappointed four existing board members. The search group welcomes Bhavishya Sharma (New Delhi) elected as director, Asia Pacific, to the global board. Ruth Curran (Dublin), Todd Hohauser (Detroit) and Paul Lien (Beijing) have been reappointed as vice chair of EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific respectively. Charlotte

Stanton Chase Adds Director in Chicago Office

Stanton Chase International has added Steven W. Schroeder to its Chicago office as a director. Mr. Schroeder began his executive search career focusing on the industrial, manufacturing, and distribution sectors as a partner with Moriarty/Fox Inc. and as a managing director with Reilly Partners before launching Schroeder International LLC. In addition to his search experience,

The Atlantic Group Opens Office in Philadelphia

Executive search firm The Atlantic Group has opened an office in Center City, Philadelphia that will be led by managing directors Steve Mickus, Brandon Saylor, and Shilpa Sood. All three search professionals had the same roles at Magellan Search & Staffing in Philadelphia. With offices now in Philadelphia, New York City and Stamford, The Atlantic

DavenportMajor Recruits CEO for Pulse Electronics

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Mark Twaalfhoven as chief executive officer at Pulse Electronics. Mr. Twaalfhoven joins Pulse from the investment firm Valuec B.V. in Hong Kong, where he served as president, with responsibilities for investing in and advising international technology companies. Pulse Electronics is a leading electronic components company. DavenportMajor is an executive search

Parker Executive Search Retained by University of South Carolina Beaufort

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search been selected by the University of South Carolina Beaufort to lead in its search for a new chancellor. Current chancellor Jane T. Upshaw has said that she will retire in August. The University of South Carolina Beaufort is a public university serving nearly 2,000 students with two campuses located in the

FiveTen Group Names CEO and Group Chairman

Global recruitment consultancy The FiveTen Group has appointed Mark Carriban as chief executive officer and Chris Herrmannsen as group chairman. Mr. Carriban will take over strategic responsibility for the Group’s portfolio of specialist recruitment brands. He joins with more than 25 years’ recruitment experience, spending more than 20 years in the U.K. recruitment industry with

Korn Ferry adds Global Investment Banking & Markets Sector Specialist

Korn Ferry has added Noah Schwarz as a senior client partner in the firm's global investment banking & markets sector. Mr. Schwarz will be based out of the firm’s New York office. He was most recently an executive search consultant at CTPartners and prior to that was with Heidrick & Struggles. Mr. Schwarz also has

McGregor Boyall Strengthens U.K. Management Team

Executive recruiter McGregor Boyall has strengthened its U.K. management team with the hiring of Nina Adair as practice lead – human resources & talent management recruitment and Neil Price as senior appointments recruitment professional. Ms. Adair was previously an associate director at Hudson. Mr. Price most recently served as associate director, senior appointments, at Hudson.

Lonergan Partners Finds CEO for Benu Networks

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Dino Di Palma as chief executive officer at Benu Networks. The search was led by Mark Lonergan, founder and senior partner. Mr. Di Palma formerly served as chief operating officer at Acme Packet prior to its $2.1 billion acquisition by Oracle Corporation in February 2013. “Dino is one

TurningPoint Executive Search Fills Sales/Marketing Post for MadCap Software

TurningPoint Executive Search has placed Lee Phillips as vice president of sales and marketing for Madcap Software in San Diego. Mr. Phillips previously spent five years with IBM as its North America channel sales executive, big data & information management. MadCap Software is a trusted resource for thousands of companies around the globe for single-source,

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