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Sydney, Australia-headquartered executive search firm Johnson has added Hakan Alac as a director in its consumer and life sciences practice. Mr. Alac focuses on executive search and board succession, and has deep experience across consumer, healthcare, life sciences and media sectors. He also has a track record of developing highly targeted and effective succession programs for organizations

Executive Recruiters Say Employer Brand More Important Than Ever

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Heidrick & Struggles Names Defense Sector Head

Heidrick & Struggles has expanded its industrial expertise with the addition of Patrick Gray as a partner and head of its aviation, aerospace, and defense sectors in the Americas. He joins the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Gray provides talent and leadership consulting solutions to clients spanning aerospace, defense, industrials, & government services (technology, professional services, technical

Emory Healthcare Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Nursing Officer

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Turnkey Search Recruits Athletic Director for University of Minnesota

Following a nationwide recruiting effort by Turnkey Search, Mark Coyle has been named director of athletics at the University of Minnesota. The University paid Turnkey Search $150,000 plus expenses to recruit and vet candidates for the position. To find the new candidate, the school used a 16-person search committee comprised of faculty members, current and former athletes,

Marlin Hawk Adds Associate Partner In Asia

Executive search firm Marlin Hawk has added Marc Baloch as associate partner for Asia. He will focus on leadership advisory and executive search services across Asia within the insurance, consumer & wholesale banking and private wealth management sectors. Mr. Baloch’s intercontinental executive search experience covers Germany, Central & Eastern Europe and Asia. He has been based

Employers Add Fewest Jobs In More Than Five Years

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