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Jobvite Secures $200 Million in Funding, Acquires Three Companies

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has announced that it will double down on its plans to build a bigger platform for recruitment and applicant tracking. The company says that it has secured investment funding of more than $200 million and that it has acquired three companies focused on different aspects of the recruitment process: Talemetry, RolePoint

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Alexander Hughes Opens New Location in Mexico City

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, bring in new recruiters and open new locations. Recently, Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes expanded in Mexico City with the opening of a new office in Monterrey. The Mexican team will report to Adolfo Cruz,

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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.

People

ON Partners Appoints Digital Practice Leader, Opens New York Office

Executive search firm ON Partners has expanded with the addition of Marc Gasperino as partner and leader of its digital practice. It has also opened a new office in New York. “Marc brings tremendous knowledge of the digital space, the way technology impacts new and transitioning markets and the talent those markets require,” said Tim Conti, co-founder and

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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?

Performance

Hireology Raises $27 Million in Funding

Hireology, a Chicago-based recruitment management platform for the automotive and healthcare sectors, has closed $27 million in series D financing led by Blue Cloud Ventures, with full participation from current investors Bain Capital Ventures and Baird Venture Partners, as well as Silicon Valley Bank. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s growth in new

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Koya Leadership Partners Seeks Chief Program Officer for Greenpeace USA

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners, which specializes in serving non-profit organizations, has been chosen to find a chief program officer for Greenpeace USA. Managing director Nicole Kamaleson and principal Turner Delano are leading the assignment. Greenpeace USA is searching for a dynamic and fearless leader to join its senior management team as chief program

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PearlCare Search Group Recruits CIO for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles within any organization, and for the healthcare sector the role is regarded as an especially critical asset. According to executive search consultants who specialize in recruiting them, the best CIOs have the power to dramatically differentiate a company’s offering in the market, while a

People

Heidrick & Struggles Opens Office in Ireland

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has opened a new office in Ireland and named Stafford Bagot as the partner in charge of the Dublin office. “For more than 65 years, we have been providing our clients with diversified solutions to help them build strong leadership teams globally,” said Krishnan Rajagopalan, president

People

NGS Global Expands in San Francisco and Singapore

Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently adding Louis La Rocca and BL Seah as partners in its San Francisco and Singapore offices. Mr. La Rocca has over 17 years of executive search experience and has recruited senior executives for private and public companies at every stage of growth, ranging from early stage to the

Report

First Time CEO Appointments on the Rise

Each year, Spencer Stuart tracks CEO transitions among S&P 500 companies. These movements can be part of a planned succession or can arise unexpectedly, often the result of company performance or personal issues. In addition to cataloging the reasons for CEO departures the search firm examines information about the successors, including whether or not they are

Seven Qualities of a Perfect Candidate

It’s important to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer organizations through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. “We have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of searches over the years and during that time, we

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ClearPath Solutions Finds CFO for Café Rio Mexican Grill

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has placed former BJ’s Restaurant executive Shea Bodet as the new CFO of restaurant chain Café Rio Mexican Grill. Recruiters Amy Wilson, Jessica Dyer and Jack Wilson led the assignment. “Shea is the perfect match for Cafe Rio,” said Ms. Dyer. “She brings a unique combination of technical expertise, leadership, partnership and

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Diversified Search Recruits CEO for Baptist Health

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Following a national talent hunt, Diversified Search recently placed Brett S. McClung as

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City of Fresno Taps Teri Black & Company to Find Next Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting 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,

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Stanton Chase Opens New Office in Raleigh

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the search firm last year, has been named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in

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Why Trust is the Most Critical Ingredient to a Successful Search

Of all the elements that go into an executive search, the most important is trust, according to Price Harding, founding partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, in a new report. “Interestingly, there may not be anything in our lives that is more foundational to both business and personal relationships than trust and yet, for most of

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) in Jacksonville, FL. Former CEO Aundra Wallace stepped down last fall to become president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville chamber of commerce. Brian Hughes, chief of staff for Jacksonville’s mayor,

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Fogler Consulting Scores New Men’s Head Basketball Coach for UNLV

Universities have been increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive search firm Fogler Consulting recently placed T.J. Otzelberger as the men’s head basketball coach for the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV).  Mr. Otzelberger comes to UNLV from South Dakota State University (SDSU), where he compiled a record of 70-33 during his

People

Cejka Executive Search Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

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Morgan Hunt Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, London-based search firm Morgan Hunt has appointed Darren Montagu as chief strategy officer. Mr. Montagu previously spent 27 years working for global recruiting firm Hays plc. His career at Hays saw him starting as a trainee recruiter,

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Spencer Stuart Acquires Several Business Units of Aon

With culture shaping now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, many search firms – including the global leaders as well as the boutiques – now offer some variation of it. It includes human capital management, business transformation strategy, leader engagement, talent optimization, organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership and

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Myers McRae Finds 23rd President for Judson College

After a year-long national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting recruited W. Mark Tew as the 23rd president of Judson College, a private Baptist women’s college in Marion, AL. He replaced David E. Potts, who served as president from 1990 until 2018. Emily Myers, CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. From the pool of

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Crawfordconnect Seeks Executive Director for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Group

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new executive director for Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND), a Toronto-based non-profit organization. Consultant Liz Latimer is leading the assignment for the search firm. Working closely and reporting directly to the board of directors, ISAND’s executive director will be expected to build and

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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

Trends

Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

Howard Fischer Associates Places Chief Marketing Officer at Entercom

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has placed Ruth Gaviria as chief marketing officer of Entercom Communications. Ms. Gaviria was previously executive vice president of corporate marketing at Univision (UCI), where she structured an integrated marketing organization, directed the brand strategy and architecture for the company’s portfolio of brands, developed an audience strategy and

Erevena Opens First U.S. Office

London-based executive search firm Erevena has opened its first U.S. office, establishing a new location in San Francisco. The office is being led by partner Terry Shaw and principal consultant Max Levy, who relocates from London. Further additions the office are expected in coming months. Mr. Shaw has led C-suite and strategic go-to-market searches for enterprise software

Steven Douglas Associates Expands to Baltimore

Fort Lauderdale-based executive search firm Steven Douglas Associates has opened a new office in Baltimore. Managing director Matthew Beck has transferred from its Florida office to lead the new location. In his new role, Mr. Beck will continue leading the firm’s national sales, marketing and operations executive search practice as well as launching a local finance and accounting

Korn Ferry Reports Solid Q3 As Hay Acquisition Ponies Up

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) posted third quarter revenue of $272.3 million, a nine percent gain (14 percent gain on a constant currency basis) from $249.5 million in the third quarter of last year. Including revenues related to its Hay Group acquisition, revenues totaled $344.2 million. The acquisition of Hay Group was completed on December 1. The third quarter increase was driven

Parker Executive Search Recruits Athletic Director for UConn

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has recruited David Benedict as athletic director at the University of Connecticut. Warde Manuel has left the school to take on the athletic director position at the University of Michigan. Mr. Benedict, who was one of nine candidates to interview, is now responsible for the stewardship, management, coordination and supervision of UConn’s intercollegiate athletics program, which includes 24 sports, more than

FaithSearch Partners Lands Foundation President

FaithSearch Partners has placed Edward Ammon as president of the Central Valley Health Foundation (CVHF). Mr. Ammon has held fundraising leadership roles for the last 25 years. Most recently he served as executive director of the Foundation for Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver. In addition, for eight years he served as mayor of College Place, WA. “Ed is an

HVS Adds VPs In Las Vegas and San Diego

HVS Executive Search has added Mike Young and Rachel Hoffheimer as vice presidents based out of its Las Vegas and San Diego offices, respectively. Mr. Young brings more than 20 years’ experience in securing talent, which includes domestic and international industry leaders inclusive of Fortune 500 companies within the casino, gaming, hotel, restaurant, and information technology

Bialla Partners Expands Recruiting Staff

Sausalito, CA-based executive search firm Bialla Partners has added Jeff Hodge and Diletta D’Onofrio as recruiting partners. Mr. Hodge has conducted board director and C-suite search assignments for more than three decades. He has worked with leading companies in most industries from the Fortune 50 to private equity-backed portfolio companies. He previously led Hodge Partners, which became

Empowering Female Leaders One Country at a Time

Egon Zehnder today is launching a unique global dialogue around the opportunities and challenges faced by young women in the modern business world. Marking International Women’s Day, the search firm is hosting a global event series, “Leaders and Daughters: Cultivating the Next Generation of Women,” bringing together renowned leaders and their talented daughters in 16 locations –

New Recruiting Gig: Finding Culture Leaders Who Transform Companies

To help theme park and resorts company SeaWorld Entertainment grapple with a number of business and brand challenges, as well as help drive its equity valuation, CEO Joel Manby brought in DHR International last year to recruit a head of global investor relations. “When a company is in a turnaround situation, it is even more critical

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Feed The Children

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed J.C. Watts as president and chief executive officer of Oklahoma City-based Feed the Children. Bill Peterson, co-leader of the firm’s non-profit and academic search practice, led the assignment. With a background in politics and business, the board of directors found Mr. Watts to be an ideal candidate. His experience serving others domestically and abroad,

JW Michaels & Co. Enters Atlanta Market

New York-based executive search firm JW Michaels & Co. has expanded into the Atlanta market through a majority investment in executive recruiter ExecuSource, Inc. Since 1998, ExecuSource has placed more than 5,000 accounting, finance and IT professionals with over 200 mid-sized to billion dollar organizations in the Atlanta area. Its local experience and resources will

Heidrick Names U.K. Financial Services Practice Leader

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Jenni Hibbert in London to lead its financial services practice in the U.K. In her new role, Ms. Hibbert will have responsibility for managing the firm’s U.K. financial services business, overseeing a team of approximately 40 individuals with a focus on providing executive search and leadership counsel to top-tier financial institutions.

Companies Continue Adding Jobs; Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Employers added 242,000 jobs in February as the U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. This caps 72 months of uninterrupted job gains, the longest streak on record. U.S. companies have now added 14.3 million jobs over six straight years. Currently, there are 7.8 million

Indiana Taps Korn Ferry In Hunt for Chief Investment Officer

Korn Ferry has been tapped by The Indiana Public Retirement System to lead its search for a new chief investment officer. David Cooper, the organization’s previous CIO, recently left to become CIO of the $2.8 billion Purdue Research Foundation. Scott David, the system’s deputy CIO and director of public equity, is serving as interim CIO until the search

BSG to Lead Texas Teachers CRO Search

Boston-headquartered executive search firm BSG Team Ventures has been selected by Texas Teachers to lead its search for a chief revenue officer. Managing partner Todd Hand is leading the assignment along with search consultant Alison Thompson. The chosen candidate will report directly to the CEO and will be a member of the senior executive team and an active

ZRG Partners Names Managing Director in Frankfurt

ZRG Partners has added Alexander Spielberg as a managing director and member of the firm’s global industrial and life sciences practice in its Frankfurt, Germany office. Mr. Spielberg previously spent six years with Korn Ferry in its global industrial search practice. Most recently, he was a partner at European boutique search firm Exgeniam Executive Search Personalberatung

Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds Healthcare Recruiting Specialist

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has named Scott Sammon as partner in Chicago. Mr. Sammon works with clients to manage C-level search assignments in the healthcare provider and not-for-profit sectors and has served as a consultant to both association and hospital boards and has acted as a facilitator to companies for board retreats. For the past five years,

Alan J. Work: Finding the Right Combination to Success

The hallmark of many successful search firms is their structure: focusing in on one, specific industry or functional discipline can make them, in the eyes of that sector, the go-to expert. While it is challenging, some search firms have been able to stay small while combining specialty practices where the focus of their expertise is

Isaacson, Miller Heading President Search for Central European University

Central European University (CEU) has tapped Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a new president. Chairman John Isaacson is leading the search with senior associate Katie Rockman. “We did this search eight years ago and now our hire is retiring, so we are returning to the role,” said Mr. Isaacson. “I think the original assignment back then was a harder search.

CDI Corp. Posts 12 Percent Decline; Stock Remains in Free Fall

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI) posted 2015 revenues of $985.5 million, a decline of 12.2 percent from revenues of $1.123 billion the previous year. The company reported a loss of $37 million, or $1.88 per share. At Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI), the company’s executive search subsidiary, revenue fell 14.5 percent from $45.8 million to $40.0 million. Fourth quarter

DHR Recruits CHRO for PPL Corp.

DHR International has recruited Tom Lynch as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of PPL Corporation. The search was conducted by Jerry McGrath, managing partner of the firm’s global human resources practice, along with Joe Huddle, its industrial practice managing partner, and senior associate Christine Pasieka. “Tom Lynch was the best candidate for the role; he is an experienced energy and power

University President Tapped to Run Academic Search

Washington, D.C.-headquartered Academic Search has appointed L. Jay Lemons as its president, effective a year from this coming July. Currently in his 16th year as president of Susquehanna University, he will succeed Jessica Kozloff, who will remain with the firm as a senior consultant. Mr. Lemons began his higher education career in student affairs at Nebraska

Egon Zehnder and Korn Ferry In CEO Hunt for GlaxoSmithKline

It is one of the biggest search assignments in British business this year: Egon Zehnder and Korn Ferry have been tapped by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO, Andrew Witty, plans to step down from his position in 2017. Mr. Witty, a 31-year company veteran who has been CEO

College Sports Solutions Helps Missouri Find Head Football Coach

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has recruited Barry Odom to the new head football coach post at the University of Missouri (MU). The search began just over three months ago, two days after Gary Pinkel announced that he would step down as coach after the season ended. The team had gone 5-7 after winning consecutive SEC East titles. Mr. Odom,

Heidrick Names Global Financial Services Practice Leader

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed David Boehmer as global managing partner of its financial services practice. He will work out of the firm’s London office and will continue to lead the firm’s financial services enterprise in Europe and Africa. In his role as global financial services leader, Mr. Boehmer will be responsible for driving the strategic direction of the practice and overseeing

DMC Partners Adds Recruiters in New York

Executive search firm DMC Partners has added Lisa Steele and Brian Townes in its New York office. Ms. Steele brings over 15 years of executive search and hedge fund industry experience to DMC Partners. She joins DMC from Global Sage, where she was global head of the firm’s asset management distribution search practice. Prior to this, she was

Cornerstone International Adds Member Firm In Brazil

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has added four new offices in Brazil with the addition of Technique Search. “We are very pleased to welcome Nahid Chicani and his team at Technique Search to our world network,” said Cornerstone president Larry Shoemaker. “Latin America is one of our key regions and

HR Leaders See New Career Path As Executive Recruiters

Executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has added executive HR veteran Michael A. Biondolillo as senior vice president in the firm’s Radnor, PA office. In his new role, Mr. Biondolillo will manage and conduct executive level search assignments for clients across a range of functions and industry sectors. Mr. Biondolillo brings with him more than 30 years

Diversified Search Fills CFO Post for Quaker Chemical

Diversified Search has placed Mary Dean Hall as vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer of Quaker Chemical. The search was led by James Langston, managing director and leader of Diversified’s financial officers center for excellence. The placement followed a national search that focused on finding premier financial talent from global, publicly traded industrial and manufacturing

Kincannon & Reed Places CEO at Midwest Dairy Association

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Lucas Lentsch as chief executive officer of the Midwest Dairy Association, a non-profit organization which manages dairy farmer checkoff funds in a 10-state region. Mr. Lentsch will play a key role for the dairy community. In his new position, he will lead the organization, which represents nearly 20

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