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John Marshall joins Bedford Consulting Group
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Bedford Executive Search Names Head of Western Canada Office

The Bedford Consulting Group has expanded with the addition of John Marshall as partner, covering Western Canada. Based in the firm’s new Vancouver office, he will lead executive search and talent advisory services for clients of all industries in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Mr. Marshall has over 20 years of experience as a

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Egon Zehnder Starts CEO Hunt for Infosys

India-based IT company Infosys has appointed Egon Zehnder to work with its nominations and remunerations committee to find its next CEO and managing director. Heidrick & Struggles International and Korn Ferry also sought the assignment, reaching out to Infosys’s co-chairman Ravi Venkatesan regarding the search, according to reports, but Egon Zehnder prevailed. “On the CEO

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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.

Odgers Berndtson opens office in Dublin Ireland
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Odgers Berndtson Opens in Dublin

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its growth and expansion plans with the opening a new office in Dublin. The move will enhance the firm’s capacity to support global companies looking to establish new centers of operation in Europe in readiness for Brexit, according to Odgers. The new location will be led by Damian Ringwood, who

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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?

Bó Lè Associates Appoints David Chan CEO
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Bó Lè Associates Appoints New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Hong Kong-headquartered search firm Bó Lè Associates has announced that Pierre Zhuang has resigned as CEO and the board named David Chan, managing director and its Shanghai office head, as its new

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Artificial Intelligence to Transform Workplace Sooner Than Expected

We are entering a massive workplace shift that will be marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence. New research from McKinsey & Co. finds that between 75 million and 375 million workers globally will have to switch occupational categories and learn new skills in just the next 12 years because of automation and the

Korn Ferry John Dorsey GM Cleveland Browns
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Korn Ferry Lands GM for the Cleveland Browns

Korn Ferry has recruited John Dorsey as the new general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Jed Hughes, a Korn Ferry vice chairman and global sports sector leader, led the assignment. “We are thrilled to have John Dorsey lead our football operations,” said owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam. “John has been immersed in the NFL for 26 years, won

Human Capital Consultants John W. Sigmon CHRO Henry Jackson Foundation
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Human Capital Consultants Places CHRO at Henry Jackson Foundation

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent up demand for top

Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice
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Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has launched a private equity search practice which includes partners Asad Haider, Hank Flores, John Pothin, Mark Bradley and Sonia Prais. Collectively, the team has experience in consumer, industrial, technology, energy, luxury and Omni channel retail businesses. Mr. Flores is a partner at Ward Howell, where he co-leads the CPG practice for the

Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders
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Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

With an increasing global presence, Stanton Chase International continues to fortify its supply chain, logistics & transportation practice group. It recently named three new global sector leaders: Alvaro Gazda (Toronto, supply chain), Gregory Nazarian (Dubai, warehousing), and Robert Frei (Zurich, freight forwarding). “We have assembled industry leaders who understand the ever-increasing importance of getting products

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Unemployment Rate Remains at 17-Year Low

Employers added 228,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a 17 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Wall Street economists were forecasting nonfarm payroll gains of 195,000 in November. Employment continued to trend up

AETHOS Consulting Group Places Anthony Mallows President CEO WATG
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AETHOS Consulting Group Places President and CEO at WATG

Hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has recruited Anthony Mallows as president and CEO of WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated design firms. He replaces Mike Seyle, who left the global architectural design firm earlier this year. Ken Greger, an AETHOS Consulting Group partner based in Portland, OR, led the global assignment. “AETHOS conducted

Machine Learning Goodwin Executive Search CEO Robbie Allen
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Machine Learning Company Infinia ML Turns to Goodwin Executive Search for CEO

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has placed Robbie Allen as CEO at Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and predictive analytics to Fortune 500 businesses. Managing partner Bill Goodwin led the assignment. Mr. Allen, who will be based out of the company’s Durham, NC office, rounds out a founding team of AI experts with experience

Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces Deans Executive Search & Consulting
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Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces with Deans Executive Search & Consulting

Recruiting firms Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co., and Deans Executive Search & Consulting have formed a strategic alliance. Larry Deans, president of Deans, has extensive healthcare industry experience in senior-level leadership roles in human resource and general management with Baxter Healthcare, BASF Pharma, Beverly Enterprises, US Oncology, Golden Living and Avalon Healthcare. “The alliance with

AIMS Expands Singapore
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AIMS Expands in Singapore

AIMS International has recently expanded with the addition of Jonathan Khoo as managing partner for AIMS Singapore. Mr. Khoo brings a wealth of experience in executive search as well as executive management across the industrial sectors, notably transport and engineering and IT & telecommunications and life sciences, among others. “Jonathan has a comprehensive understanding of clients’ challenges across the region,” said Adarsh Matta,

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Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal second quarter revenues of $443 million, a 10 percent increase compared to $401.9 million a year ago. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected $421.1 million. Growth was achieved in all thee major lines of business: Futurestep (16.7 percent) executive search (13.2 percent) and Hay

Options Group L. Kevin Kelly vice chairman
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Options Group Names Former Heidrick CEO as Vice Chairman

New York-based global financial recruiting specialist Options Group has named former Heidrick & Struggles CEO L. Kevin Kelly as vice chairman. Mr. Kelly is currently chief executive of Halo Privacy, a cyber security and consulting firm focusing on advanced secure communications. He has been instrumental in growing Halo’s footprint and projecting its reputation in the cybersecurity space. In

 TalentRISE Beth Gordon director of executive search
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TalentRISE Names Director of Executive Search

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has promoted search associate Beth Gordon to director of executive search. “Time and again across multiple industries, even with our toughest searches, Beth always finds a way to identify the top talent to fill critical organizational roles for our clients,” said J. James O’Malley, TalentRISE partner and executive search practice leader. “Her

Polachi New CFO Sean Bridgeo TimeTrade
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Polachi Finds New CFO for TimeTrade

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. One recent example is Polachi Inc.’s recent placement of Sean Bridgeo as senior vice president of operations and CFO of TimeTrade in Tewksbury, MA. “Sean is a highly motivated executive and we are thrilled

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IIC Partners Reappoints Vice Chairs

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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Hiring for Potential or Experience?

It’s one of the biggest questions asked by first-time hiring managers: Is it better to hire people based on their experience or their potential? A cursory Google search reveals that the most popular answer to this question is “potential.” Most hiring experts seem to think that hiring someone for what they could do in the

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Noetic Search Seeks New Leadership for Santa Barbara and Treehouse Humane Societies

Executive search firm Noetic Search has been tapped by the Santa Barbara Humane Society in California and Tree House Humane Society in Chicago to lead their respective searches for new executive directors. Rhyan Zweifler, Noetic’s founder and president, and Jane Luiso, vice president, are leading both searches. The Santa Barbara Humane Society (SBHS) is looking for

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Myers McRae Chosen by the University of Charleston to Find Next President

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has launched a national search for a new president. Edwin Welch, the school’s current president, announced that he will retire effective next June. The school has enlisted the services of executive search firm Myers McRae. David Gring, senior vice president of the Macon, GA-based recruiters, is heading the

Russell Reynolds Associates Stephanie Angelini HR
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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds AOL Executive to HR Search Practice

Russell Reynolds Associates has added former AOL HR executive Stephanie Angelini as a member of its human resources officers practice. She is based in New York. In her new role, Ms. Angelini will leverage her extensive human resources strategy experience to advise clients across a range of industries, with particular expertise recruiting HR leadership for the financial

CNA International Adds Compliance Consulting Dubai
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CNA International Adds New Member Firm in Dubai

U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has added UAE-based boutique consulting firm Compliance Consulting as its newest member firm. Aigul Telkarayeva, CEO of Compliance Consulting, and her team bring extensive knowledge of the Dubai market, deep industry insight and expertise in management consultancy on compliance, risk management, corporate governance, strategy and controls. Effective immediately, the firm

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Hiring In Full Throttle Heading Into 2018

It’s common knowledge that the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over a decade. That’s good news, of course. But companies also know that this is the kind of good news that can make the jobs of human resource leaders that extra bit tougher. It’s not just that competition for talent is

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 
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Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 

Denver-based restaurant chain Chipotle has turned to Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new CEO. Founder Steve Ells is stepping down and will become executive chairman. The board’s search committee is made up of directors Robin Hickenlooper and Ali Namvar, as well as Mr. Ells. It is charged with identifying a new leader

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Rise Asset Development Taps Waterhouse Executive Search to Find New Leader

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

Heidrick & Struggles International Carlos Garcia
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Heidrick & Struggles Names Supply Chain & Operations Practice Leader

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Carlos Garcia to lead its supply chain and operations practice globally, adding to his role as partner in charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “Carlos’ proven leadership skills and expertise recruiting and advising senior supply chain and operations executives across all industry sectors will further

Diversified Search Appoints Vice Chairman

Diversified Search has appointed Henry J. Scherck III (Terry) as vice chairman; he will continue to serve as a managing director in the firm's global life science practice. In this broader capacity, Mr. Scherck will focus on growing Diversified's life science practice with key clients in North America and globally, increasing the firm's impact in

Study Finds 10 Men for Every Woman Present in Biotech Boardrooms

Female board directors in U.S. & E.U. biotech companies account for only 9.7 percent and 11.2 percent of positions respectively, and only four percent of company chairpersons are female, according to a new gender diversity report, “Diversifying the Outlook – The X&Y of Biotechnology Leadership,” published by biotechnology-focused search firm Liftstream Ltd. The research covers

Reffett Associates Recruits CEO for Strack & Van Til

Reffett Associates, Ltd. has placed Ken Diehl as the new president and chief executive officer of Strack & Van Til. A 29-year grocery veteran, Mr. Diehl most recently served as EVP and chief merchandising and marketing officer for A&P. A subsidiary of Central Grocers, Strack & Van Til operates 20 stores, along with 16 Ultra

The Hollins Group Leading President Search for Grambling State University

Chicago-based executive search firm The Hollins Group has been retained by Grambling State University to lead its search for a new president. Dr. Frank Pogue stepped down as GSU president in June after serving for five years. Grambling State University (GSU) is a historically black, public, coeducational university, located in Grambling, Louisiana. With offices in

Amrop Strategis Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Amrop Strategis has appointed Damian Ringwood as managing partner. He succeeds Sheamus Considine, who will continue his involvement with the firm, as chairperson. Mr. Ringwood has led Amrop Strategis’ financial services, professional services and healthcare practice areas since he joined the firm as partner in 2007. He has extensive experience having previously

RenaudFoster Finds CEO for WDBA

Canadian-based recruiter RenaudFoster has placed Michael Cautillo as president and chief executive officer for the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). Mr. Cautillo was previously a partner with Deloitte Canada. WDBA is a Canadian parent Crown corporation which has the mandate to enable construction and operation of a new international crossing between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.

Witt/Kieffer Handling President Search For Lindenwood University

Executive recruiter Witt/Kieffer has been selected by Lindenwood University to lead in its search for a new president. Lindenwood board chairman Jim J. Shoemake made the announcement, and said Witt/Kieffer has sought input from the board search committee, the board of directors, representatives of the faculty, staff, administration, students and alumni as the firm prepares

Preston & Partners Introduces Orion Talent

Preston & Partners will begin offering contingent search services under the trade name Orion Talent. The new practice will be led by David Preston, who will serve as Orion’s president. Joe Grabuskie, formerly director of staffing at a national contingency firm, has joined Orion Talent and will serve as managing director. The new firm will

The Woodmansee Group Merges with Franklin-Belle

The Woodmansee Group (TWG), an executive search firm based in Ohio, has merged with Nashville-based recruiting firm Franklin-Belle, which targets the healthcare industry. Both firms will continue to operate as separate business units under a combined organization. Each entity will retain its identity, branding, current service offerings and leadership structure. To foster cohesion between the

Korn Ferry Enters Partnership with PT. Combiphar in Indonesia

Korn Ferry has entered into a new partnership with PT. Combiphar to manage the company’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions. Korn Ferry will help provide a solution for finding the talent to support Combiphar’s long-term strategies. Combiphar is an Indonesian healthcare company focusing on marketing, manufacturing and distribution of more than 150 products nationwide. “Korn

Egon Zehnder Adds Consumer Specialist To Chile Office

Egon Zehnder has added Cristina Manterola to its Santiago, Chile office. Ms. Manterola will focus on the consumer and services sectors and provides a range of services from executive search to leadership and corporate governance consulting. She will be active in the firm’s diversity and inclusion team. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ms. Manterola was

Robert Half Posts 14 Percent Q3 Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter 2014 revenues of $1.22 billion, a 14 percent increase from revenues of $1.08 billion during the same period a year ago. All lines of business were seen to be growing in double-digits on a year-over-year basis. During the quarter, the company recorded earnings of $85.2 million, or $.63

Boyden Recruits CFO for Dyadic International

Boyden has placed Thomas Dubinski as vice president and chief financial officer of Dyadic International, Inc. Gary Kastenbaum, a partner with Boyden’s Summit, New Jersey office, led the search. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Dubinski served as a management consultant at CFO Solutions. He previously served as finance officer for Walgreens Infusion Services. Dyadic International

GRMSearch Expands in Asia

Executive search firm GRMSearch has expanded across the Asia Pacific region. The company’s Australian office has been re-launched under the leadership of legal recruiter Paul Garth. Based in Melbourne, Mr. Garth has over 13 years of experience working with international companies. GRMSearch has also partnered with a number of business representatives in Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore

Options Group Adds Partner

Global recruiting firm Options Group has named Richard Stein as partner in its New York and London offices. His expertise lies in the financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on wealth management, risk, capital markets, consumer banking, technology and operations. Mr. Stein joins from Caldwell Partners, where he was a partner based in New

ManpowerGroup Records Four Percent Revenue Gain

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.4 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, an increase of four percent from the year earlier period. Net income rose to $130.5 million, or $1.61 per share, compared to $94.7 million, or $1.18 per share, in the 2013 third quarter. Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO, said, “Our third

Russell Reynolds Associates Selected by West Pharmaceutical to Lead CEO Search

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by West Pharmaceutical Services to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Donald E. Morel Jr., Ph.D., chairman of the board and current CEO, has announced his intention to retire. West Pharmaceutical Services works side-by-side with its healthcare partners from concept to the patient, designing and

Spencer Stuart Leading Athletic Director Search for U-Cal, Berkeley

Spencer Stuart has been selected by the University of California, Berkeley to lead in its search for a new athletic director. Mike Williams is currently serving as its interim athletic director. Berkeley is the flagship institution of the 10 campus University of California system and one of only two UC campuses operating on a semester

Antal International and WorldBridge Partners Create Joint Company

Search firms Antal International and WorldBridge Partners have joined forces. The joint group will encompass more than 137 offices and over 800 consultants, giving access to clients and candidates in 35 countries including the U.S., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Panama. “We’re already well-established in Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and Africa and recently

RSR adds Partner in Chicago

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added Jim Whittle as principal in the firm's Chicago office within its consumer goods and services and healthcare practices. Mr. Whittle brings a career in senior leadership positions at global Fortune 500 and start-up companies such as JDSU Flex Products, NanoInk, Meiji Seika, United Biscuits,

Executives Online Opens in Toronto

International interim management and executive recruitment company Executives Online has opened a new office in Toronto to further strengthen its international presence to 30 offices in Europe, Africa and North America. Jonathan Katz will head up the new Canadian office, the first North American base for Executives Online, and will be responsible for enhancing, structuring

Curzon Partnership Retained by Oil & Gas UK for CEO Search

London-headquartered search firm The Curzon Partnership has been selected by Oil & Gas UK to head its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Malcolm Webb intends to retire next year. Established in April 2007, Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. The

Gans, Gans & Associates Heading CEO Search for Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been selected by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Shurl R. Montgomery is retiring on Dec. 31 after 10 years of service. The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) is a national leader in

Diversified Search Appoints Head of Global Life Sciences Practice

Diversified Search has appointed Henry Miller as practice leader for the firm's global life science search practice. Mr. Miller previously served as senior vice president and global life sciences practice leader with Solomon Page Group. He began his search career at Heidrick & Struggles where he spent six years within the firm's healthcare & life

Allen Austin Adds Senior Partner in Seattle

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added Matt Brynildson as a senior partner in its Seattle office. Mr. Brynildson has over 20 years of global human resources experience in both corporate roles and with leading HR consulting firms. He has particular expertise in leadership coaching, change management, mergers and acquisitions, organizational design, and executive

Accelent Recruits CFO for Visible World

Accelent, Inc. has placed Justine Gaeta as chief financial officer of Visible World. Most recently, Ms. Gaeta served as vice president of finance for Mojiva. Formerly she was as VP of corporate finance at Phorm, Inc. Visible World is a provider of targeted television advertising solutions in America. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and

Baker and Associates Heading President Search for UNLV

Baker and Associates, LLC, is currently leading the president search for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Former UNLV president Neal Smatresk left the school in 2013 to head the University of North Texas. University of Nevada-Las Vegas is a public research university located in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada. Baker and Associates

K. Russo Consulting Launches HR Advisory Practice

Greenwich, CT-based boutique executive search firm K. Russo Consulting, Inc. has launched a human resources advisory practice; Tom Osgood will expand the firm’s reach and capabilities in the new area to provide end-to-end solutions from executive search to other strategic human resources functions like talent management, organizational development and employee engagement. After more than 25

Whitman Partners Expands its Director of Perioperative Practice

Executive search firm Whitman Partners, Inc. has hired Colin Mahoney to increase the firm’s services within the healthcare community. “The continued growth of our director of perioperative services team shows the strength of that market segment and the need our clients feel for good talent to run their operating room,” said Josiah Whitman, founder and

Spencer Ogden Opens in Denver

London-headquartered recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has continued its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in Denver. David Dolman heads the new office. The opening in Denver is part of the company’s expansion throughout North America, with offices also being opened in San Diego, Orlando and Calgary. “Houston is the hub

Pace Group Recruits Executive Director for Kentucky Horse Park

Executive recruiters The Pace Group has placed Jamie Link as the next executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Mr. Link is currently Beshear’s deputy chief of staff. Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park opened in 1978. Founded in 1993 by John Lovorn, The PACE Group

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