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Signium Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Signium U.K. has named Andrew Dawson as director of its industrial practice, Paul Surridge as global head of leadership consulting, and Dominique Graham as global head of legal and professional services. “The recognition of Paul’s international expertise in leadership consulting is a real compliment to the impact he has made in less than 12 months


Seven Points That Best-In-Class HR Functions Have In Common

Identifying what companies have the best HR functions is no simple task. The needs of businesses vary depending on everything from size and complexity, to the culture of the organization, to whether a company is run as one overall entity or a collection of autonomous divisions. Egon Zehnder, the third largest executive recruitment firm in

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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.

Holmes Noble appointed Donna Chapman CEO

Holmes Noble Appoints CEO

U.K.-based executive search and interim firm Holmes Noble has appointed Donna Chapman as its chief executive officer. “Donna brings an impressive track record in consultancy and recruitment and has spent over 25 years operating at board level, specializing in sectors which are very important to Holmes Noble’s growth plans,” said Michelle Carson-Williams, founder and chair.

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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?

Quick Leonard Kieffer named Courtney Lada managing partner

Quick Leonard Kieffer Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has named Courtney Lada as managing partner. As the senior-most role within the firm, she will be responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement. “During her decade-long career with us, Courtney has played a critical role in the firm’s success and growth,” noted Roger Quick,


Employee Job Satisfaction Critical to Developing Top Leaders

Organizations face numerous obstacles as they deal with the complexities of the 21st century workplace. At the top of their list of human capital challenges: HR professionals talk about the pressing need to keep employees highly engaged and to develop future leaders for their organizations, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017

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Arts Consulting Group Finds 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) placed Jonathan Kaledin as president and CEO of Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E). ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau led the search. CA&E had been seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary and a team leader who

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Arlington Partners Seeking CEO for The Institutional Limited Partners Association

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has retained Arlington Partners International to lead a global search for its next CEO. Lisa Heidman, the recruitment firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, are heading the assignment. ILPA’s chief executive is expected to lead an executive team and staff to deliver near- and long-term

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

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

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

Lochlin Partners Completes Search For PBS

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed William Weber as the new vice president of government affairs and associate general counsel at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Mr. Weber joins PBS after spending more than eight years with Baker & Hostetler LLP, where he was a partner with the firm’s government policy and data privacy

Spencer Stuart Retained by Cumulus Media

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by Cumulus Media Inc. to lead its search for a new executive vice president of radio. The executive that assumes this position will be focused on providing day-to-day operational and strategic leadership of Cumulus' radio station group consisting of 460 stations in 90 U.S. markets. Cumulus Media

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

JBK Associates Names Managing Director

New Jersey-based executive search firm JBK Associates International has named Howard J. Gross as a managing director. He will be responsible for leading the growth of the firm’s consumer, retail, luxury, and not-for-profit practices. Mr. Gross joins JBK Associates from Boyden where he was a partner and practice leader with global responsibilities for the past

Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Board Effectiveness Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Jack O’Kelley to globally lead its expanded board effectiveness practice within the firm’s CEO and board advisory services. “Rusty's expertise and experience helps our clients raise the bar on board effectiveness, corporate governance and CEO succession planning,” said Clarke Murphy, CEO. “Boards are under mounting pressure

Rutherford Cross Opens Interim Division

Scottish-based specialist search firm Rutherford Cross has launched a new interim employment division and added Derek Lauder and Lucy Edgar to lead it. The two will oversee expansion in the interim market across the Central Belt with Mr. Lauder focusing on commerce and industry in the west as well as the public sector. Ms. Edgar

Accelent Recruits CTO For PageScience

Accelent, Inc. has placed Satnam Gandhi as the new chief technology officer at PageScience. Previously, Mr. Gandhi served as head – product engineering for Theorem. Pagescience, the makers of PageMatchTM technology — a leader in programmatic advertising for delivering audiences in context at the page level. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration firm

Rosenzweig & Company Retained By INET to Find Chief Program Officer

Rosenzweig & Company, a global provider of executive recruitment solutions, has been retained by The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to conduct a search for a chief program officer. INET is a New York City-based organization started by George Soros in the aftermath of the 2007/2008 economic downturn, in order to support new economic

Chartwell Partners and Cavoure Advisors Merge

Executive search firms Chartwell Partners and Cavoure Advisors have agreed to merge firms. The new entity, which will retain the Chartwell Partners name, will serve clients both nationally and internationally from five different offices located in Dallas, Chicago, Austin, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. Their expertise will include highly focused practices serving the healthcare, consumer, financial

Norrie Johnston Recruitment Adds Director

Graham Oates has purchased a 10 percent stake in Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) and he has also joined the firm as a director. According to sources, Mr. Graham will fulfill a leadership role in the development of the firm’s service offerings to technology and international clients. He was a senior partner at KPMG for 14

Accretive Solutions Appoints President

Accretive Solutions has named Kerry Barrett as the firm’s president. Rich Moran, current CEO of Accretive Solutions, will resign as CEO but remain as vice chairman of the board. Ms. Barrett joined Accretive Solutions as Northern California market leader in August 2012. During her tenure she worked with the Northern California leadership team to expand

BCA, Executive Recruiters Fills Talent Acquisition Post For Nestle Waters N.A.

BCA, Executive Recruiters has placed Erik Matz as head of talent acquisition at Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA). Mr. Matz was previously with ADP and TEKsystems. BCA’s chief executive officer, Joe Gonzalez, led the search. Nestlé Waters North America is the largest bottled water company in the U.S., distributing seven of the top 10 brands

Hodges Partners Finds CEO For The Menninger Clinic

Executive recruiter Hodges Partners, LLC, has recruited Dr. C. Edward Coffey as president and chief executive officer of The Menninger Clinic. Dr. Coffey was most recently vice president of the private seven-hospital, not-for-profit Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and concurrently served as CEO of Henry Ford Behavioral Health Services and chair of psychiatry for

Fairfield Partners Recruits SVP Global Sales at Blueprint Software Systems

Fairfield Partners has placed Charles Sword as senior vice president of global sales at Toronto-based Blueprint Software Systems. Mr. Sword was previously VP North American sales and operations at CAST. Blueprint Software Systems is a provider of enterprise requirements management solutions. Fairfield Partners is an executive search firm that specializes in placing high impact leaders

Cavan Executive Search Retained By Cambridge in America

New York-based Cavan Executive Search has been retained by Cambridge in America to lead in its search for a new director of alumni relations and special programs. Cambridge in America, located in New York City, raises financial support from U.S. resident alumni and friends for educational and research initiatives at the University of Cambridge. Cavan

Elizabeth Fowler, Workplace Editor Who Championed Women, Dies at 95

Elizabeth M. Fowler, an author and financial reporter for The New York Times and one of the first women to cover the Wall Street beat for a daily newspaper, died on August 11 at her home in Chatham, NJ. She was 95. Ms. Fowler was a copy editor with The Wall Street Journal when she

Boyden Adds to Industrial and Technology Practices in Detroit

Boyden has added Jeff Supina as a managing partner and member of the firm’s industrial and technology practices in Detroit. Mr. Supina brings two decades of placing senior executives in Fortune 500, private equity and high growth organizations in technology, finance, operations, IT services, supply chain, sales, marketing, human resources, and general management roles. In

Rowan Group Opens New Office in Chorley

Manchester-headquartered executive search firm Rowan Group has opened a new office in Chorley, Lancashire and named Carl Meyler as an associate director to lead its growth in the region. With more than 15 years of recruitment experience, Mr. Meyler was previously a manager with RK Finance and RK Consultancy. “The business has successfully operated from

CTPartners COO Sells 54,426 Shares

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. chief operating officer David C. Nocifora sold 54,426 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.12, for a total value of $931,773.12. Following the completion of the sale, Mr. Nocifora now directly owns 72,279

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner in Global Consumer Markets Practice

Heidrick & Struggles International has named Alan Cork as a partner within the firm's global consumer markets practice. He will be based in Minneapolis. Mr. Cork joins Heidrick after several years recruiting within the packaged goods and retail sectors at Russell Reynolds Associates. He brings with him more than 20 years of packaged goods, brand

Pure Search Launches Financial Services Division

Global search firm Pure Search has announced the launch of Pure Search Financial Services. This newly created division is a merger of Correlate Search U.K. (acquired by Pure Search in April 2013) and the existing financial services sector teams at Pure. Pure Search Financial Services will be led by the former managing directors of Correlate

Bailey Fisher Executive Search Fills Global Sales Post For Eagle Genomics

Bailey Fisher Executive Search has placed Michael Reynolds as the new vice president of global sales at Eagles Genomics. The search was managed by partner Joe Graziano. Mr. Reynolds was previously a director, EMEA sales, at Pilgrim Software, and prior roles included Smart Analyst, APC Pharma and Etrials. Eagle is a bioinformatics software and services

DavenportMajor Hunts For CFO and VP HR

DavenportMajor Executive Search has been selected by PulseSecure to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer as well as a new vice president of human resources. PulseSecure is an IT and information security consulting company with a unique breadth of experience, knowledge and understanding in information, systems, networks, operations and applications security.

MRINetwork Names President

MRINetwork, a global executive search and recruitment organization, has named John McDonald as president. Mr. McDonald joins MRINetwork, which is a subsidiary of CDI Corp., with extensive leadership experience in sales, recruitment and franchising. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Service Brands International, a franchise system with a broad portfolio of

DLC Inc. Acquires Beacon Resources

Los Angeles-based DLC Inc. has acquired Beacon Resources LLC, a finance and accounting staffing and executive search firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Both firms will retain their individual brand identities under the banner of DLC Group and have offices in Orange County; San Diego; Los Angeles; San Francisco; and Chicago. The combined

ChampionScott Partners Completes Search For SoftWriters

ChampionScott Partners has placed Mark Officer as director, new product management at SoftWriters, Inc. Mr. Officer joins SoftWriters from PC Connection where he most recently served as a senior project manager for the past four years. SoftWriters makes the only software solution created specifically for the unique processes of closed door and specialty pharmacies. ChampionScott

Hudepohl & Associates Leading Search For Dallas Police and Fire Pension System

Executive search firm Hudepohl & Associates has been retained by Dallas Police & Fire Pension System to lead in its search for a permanent administrator. According to sources, Donald Rohan, assistant administrator, was appointed interim administrator following the resignation of Richard Tettamant in June. The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System provides comprehensive retirement, death,

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