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ON Partners Records 115 Percent Growth, Appoints Co-Presidents

ON Partners has recorded 115 percent three-year revenue growth rate. The search firm has also built out its executive leadership team to continue its expansion into growth markets, including the appointment of partners Matt Mooney and Tim Conti as co-presidents. ON has also promoted Vicky Wilkens to chief commercial officer and Greg Kleeh to chief operating officer. They join Mr. Conti,


Hiring Outlook Remains Stable: Signs of a Slowdown Emerge

Employers around the world are still expecting to hire more workers in the first quarter of 2023 with 12 of the 41 countries and territories reporting higher hiring intentions than the previous quarter, according to the Q1 ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Employers reported a seasonally adjusted, net employment outlook of +23 percent. Hiring intentions decreased

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.


JDG Associates Seeks CFO for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has been enlisted to help find a chief financial officer for the Washington, D.C.-based Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), which manages the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a retirement plan available to federal employees and members of the armed services. FRTIB’s chief financial officer serves as an expert 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?


Fusion Consulting Group Acquires FDU Group

London-based professional services firm Fusion Consulting Group has entered the recruiting industry with the acquisition of FDU Group, an established international executive search and recruitment firm dedicated to finance, business, and operations sectors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mitch Young and Adam Maurice formed Fusion Consulting in 2015 to cater to the


CEOs Realizing the Value of Culture

Where does company culture fit into the priorities of the CEO? We all know culture is important, but you may not realize how powerful it can be. Simply put, culture drives performance, according to a new report from DHR Global’s Jonathan Hoyt and Keith Giarman. A study from McKinsey & Company found that companies in the


ON Partners Recruits CFO for ETQ

ON Partners’ Lenny Vairo recently helped recruit Risa Sparks as the new chief financial officer of ETQ, a provider of quality, EHS, and compliance management software in Burlington, MA. She succeeds Rick Russo who played a major role in the company’s private-equity backed growth, ultimately leading to ETQ’s acquisition by Hexagon AB last April. “I had


Furst Group Recruits Chief Nursing Officer for Corewell Health East

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders, and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most


10 Key Trends to Watch in Talent Acquisition

Managing partners from across New York City-based IIC Partners’ global offices recently came together to discuss the state of talent acquisition in the firm’s markets. The result was the new “Global Talent Acquisition Trends 2023” report, in which the firm identified 10 key shifts to heed in the months ahead. 1.A global recession could reduce


Sheffield Haworth Partners with the Crypto Valley Association

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has joined the Crypto Valley Association, an independent, non-governmental association established to take full advantage of Switzerland’s strengths to build the world’s leading blockchain and cryptographic technologies ecosystem. The partnership is designed to help Sheffield Haworth’s long-term commitment to supporting the crypto industry from a talent perspective and


The Christopher Group Seeks CHRO for Black & Veatch

More and more, chief executive officers have recognized the strategic role that the human resources function plays in the core strategic issues their companies face, including growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, increased board oversight, and evolving governance and reporting. HR can also ensure that clear changes are made to recruitment and capability-building processes by


3 Ways to Create a More Equitable Work Environment

Every year on International Women’s Day, Jessica Pezim, principal consultant at The Bedford Consulting Group, reflects on how far women have come in the workforce compared to her mother’s generation and the advances she hopes we will make by the time her children enter the workforce. “In contemplating this year’s theme, ‘Embrace Equity,’ I realized


McCormack+Kristel Recruits Executive Director for Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has assisted in the recruitment of Va Lecia Adams Kellum as the new executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). Managing partner Michelle Kristel led the assignment. Heidi Marston resigned from the role in April due to disagreements with the agency’s board of commissioners over pay for lower-level staff. In September, Kristina


AETHOS Consulting Group Acquires Seak International

To better work within a post-pandemic hospitality environment that requires new skills, different positions, and overall staffing creativity, hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has acquired Seak International, a human resources consulting firm with a track record serving Fortune 500, mid-sized, and family/entrepreneurial companies in industries including hospitality, retail, manufacturing, consumer goods, manufacturing,


The Taplow Group Adds New Member Firm in Amsterdam

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. Global recruiting consortium The Taplow Group has added Executives United as its newest member firm


The Importance of Culture on Today’s Businesses

Culture is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are likely


True Search Recruits CEO for ProGlove

Global talent provider True has assisted in the recruitment of Stefan Lampa as the new chief executive officer of ProGlove, a global provider of wearable scanner solutions in Munich, Germany. He succeeds Andreas Koenig, who steps down for personal reasons. With more than 30 years in the industry, the experienced CEO will leverage his deep knowledge and


ZRG Partners Places COO for Orlando Utilities Commission in Florida

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently helped recruit Attila Miszti as the new chief operating officer for the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) in Florida. Managing director Leslie Sharp led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Miszti, who joined OUC in January, is a former executive with


Gilman Partners Names CEO and COO

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has appointed Angel Beets as chief executive officer and Marci Pfeifer as chief operating officer. Tom Gilman, who has served as CEO since purchasing the firm in 2004, will take the role of chairman. “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last 19 years,” said Mr. Gilman. “We have a great team that is known


Amrop Rosin Expands Search Team

Toronto-based executive search and advisory firm Amrop Rosin has expanded its senior search team with the additions of Marcie Gurr and Lena Kozovski. Ms. Gurr joins as an engagement manager, executive search, while Ms. Kozovski will take on the role of partner and leader of the mining and natural resources practice. “We are thrilled to have Marcie and Lena


How Slone Partners Built a Strong Healthy Culture 
as an All-Remote Company

When Adam Slone founded Slone Partners in 2000, he did so with a simple vision – to create a company that stood out from the crowd by delivering high-quality professional customer service in the thriving and often demanding industry of executive search. Through his many network connections, Mr. Slone was attuned to the ways in


3 Key Benefits to Hiring a Data & Analytics Leader

A recent survey by EY found that 53 percent of senior executives have identified data and analytics as their top investment priority in the next two years. This trend is not surprising given the vast amounts of data that companies generate daily. From customer behavior and preferences to market trends and competitive insights, data is


Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks Chief Development Officer for Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has been selected by Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (SHFB) to lead its search for a chief development officer. At the start of 2022, Shelli Herman & Associates helped recruit Claudia Bonilla Keller as CEO. The new CDO will actively partner with Ms. Bonilla Keller, who aspires to


College Sports Solutions Retained by New Mexico State to Find New Men’s Head Basketball Coach

College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been selected by New Mexico State University (NMSU) to lead in its search for a new men’s head basketball coach. Former coach Greg Heiar was fired after the second scandal involving the program during his tenure as head coach. In November, forward Mike Peake was involved in a deadly shooting


NPAworldwide Adds 22 New Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 22 new member locations in the U.S. “Congratulations to each of our new member firms,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining our recruiting network, these firms are invested as owners. Our continued membership growth allows independent recruitment firms to more effectively serve their clients and candidates by adding


How to Become a Successful CHRO

The prevailing characteristic of many successful HR leaders is care. To be precise, care for people. “However, I have the scars on my back to show that a caring nature has to be balanced with rigor if you are to be effective as a new CHRO,” says a new report from Hein Knaapen, managing partner


Myers McRae Seeks President for Gulf Coast State College

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been enlisted to find the next president for Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, FL.  Emily Parker Myers, the search firm’s CEO, is conducting this search with assistance from Jessica Thompson, associate vice president and executive search coordinator. “The college seeks a strategic thinker and lifetime


DRiWaterstone Human Capital Seeks CFO for American Research Center in Egypt

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been enlisted to find a chief financial officer for the Cairo-based American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE). The individual will serve in the non-profit’s U.S. headquarters in Alexandria, VA. ARCE’s mission is “to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster a broader knowledge about Egypt


Kincannon & Reed Recruits CEO for NewLeaf Symbiotics

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, recently placed Brent Smith as the new president and CEO of NewLeaf Symbiotics. Jon Leafstedt, Cassie Edgar, and Crystal Strauss led Kincannon & Reed’s identification, recruitment, and evaluation of a strong slate of well- qualified candidates. “Passionate and

Helping Companies Meet Digital Danger

Cyber resiliency is the ability of an organization to enable business acceleration by preparing for, responding to, and recovering from cyber threats. A cyber-resilient organization can adapt to known and unknown crises, threats, adversities, and challenges. The goal of cyber resiliency is to help an organization thrive in the face of adverse conditions, be it

SearchWide Global Recruits CEO for VisitDallas

Executive recruiting firm SearchWide Global recently placed Craig Davis as the new president and CEO of VisitDallas. Mike Gamble, president and chief executive officer of SearchWide Global, led the assignment. The search firm had been seeking an executive with knowledge of the travel and tourism industry, its distribution channels and its customer base. “Craig stood out among many

Ernst & Young Acquires PeopleFirm 

Ernst & Young (EY) has further enhanced and expanded its capabilities in its People Advisory Services (PAS) business with the acquisition of strategic people consultancy PeopleFirm, a leader in delivering workforce and organization strategy, performance management, diversity and inclusion, leadership and culture work. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. PeopleFirm is a leader in delivering

Cannabis Search Firm Hunter + Esquire Expands

Legal marijuana is now an over $10 billion business in the U.S. Investors poured over $10 billion into cannabis in North America last year, twice what was invested in the last three years combined. In addition, the North American market exceeded $16 billion in 2019. While talent deficits are a problem in every industry, the

Building a Talent Function for the Future

Today, organizations are contending with increasingly complex pressures caused by shifting societal trends and rapidly evolving business models as digitalization disrupts industries old and new. An increasingly digital world, 2020 marking the year Millennials are set to account for 50 percent of the workforce, as well as a heightened focus on social good and diversity and

Hobbs & Towne Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for HomeWorks Energy

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 — and much more influential. Recently, executive search firm Hobbs & Towne placed Bill Graham as the new chief marketing officer of HomeWorks Energy

Ralph Andersen and Associates Seeks Chief of Police for Boise, ID

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,

LifeSci Search Expands Efforts in Two Key Areas

LifeSci Search, a life sciences-focused executive search firm, is expanding on multiple fronts. The New York City-based search firm recently announced that it was moving into the healthcare investment and advisory industries with the addition of two key recruiters, Elena Liapounova and Rahil Haneef.  Late last year, the firm added a veteran leader, Cristiano Musso,

Doyen Search Group Opens to Serve Hospitality and Real Estate Recruiting Sectors

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Doyen Search Group (DSG), an executive search firm specialized in hospitality and real estate development, has been launched by Darrell Maxwell. Serving clients across the U.S., Doyen Search Group said

Frederickson Partners Appoints Chief Growth Officer in Chicago

Frederickson Partners, an executive search firm that recruits high impact human resources and people leaders for innovative, high-growth and transformational companies, has named Brian Brinkley as chief growth officer. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. “With the increasing utilization of artificial intelligence in strategic HR and the focus on building companies based

Odgers Berndtson Awarded Epilepsy Foundation CEO Search 

Odgers Berndtson has been enlisted to conduct a national search for the president and CEO for the Epilepsy Foundation. The assignment will be led by partners Maureen Ryan and Derek Wilkinson. Philip M. Gattone stepped down from the Epilepsy Foundation’s top job at the end of last year. He leaves the organization with a strong leadership team and board of directors

Spencer Stuart Acquires Cambia Consulting

Spencer Stuart has acquired Cambria Consulting, which specializes in individual and team development. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cambria Consulting’s offerings complement Spencer Stuart’s growing set of leadership advisory services, which include executive assessment and development, coaching, CEO succession, team effectiveness, culture shaping, board effectiveness and the people side of merger integration,

AETHOS Consulting Group Tapped by Red Lion Hotels to Lead CEO Search

After taking a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the hotel and hospitality industry has begun to rebound. In the last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is expected to increase in 2020, as global tourism and traveling

Sheffield Haworth Expands Global Markets Team

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has expanded with the addition of Deborah Way to its New York office as a managing director within the firm’s global markets team. Ms. Way brings to the firm a wealth of experience in fixed income sales across the New York and Asia markets, having spent over 21

AGB Search Embarks On Prodigious Start to New Year

A number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. One national recruiting outfit, Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, has become a magnet for such assignments — recently

Options Group Opens Los Angeles Office; Adds Financial Services Expert to West Coast Team

Options Group has opened a new office in Los Angeles, which will be led by Amit Kapoor. Mr. Kapoor has transferred from the firm’s New York office to oversee Options Group’s ambitious growth plans for the region. The firm also hired Lara DeVito to help spearhead the buildout. As head of the Los Angeles office, Mr. Kapoor will be

ON Partners Lands CEO for Bazaarvoice

Executive search firm ON Partners has placed Keith Nealon as chief executive officer of Bazaarvoice Inc., a digital marketing company based in Austin, TX. Joe Davis of Marlin Equity Partners has served as CEO since it acquired Bazaarvoice in 2018. The company said he will transition out of the CEO role and return to his original role

Caldwell Posts 14 Percent Increase in Revenues

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $18.8 million (Canadian), a 14 percent increase from a year ago. “This was another excellent quarter and a strong start to our fiscal year,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer of Caldwell. “We said we were well-positioned heading into fiscal 2020, and we are pleased to be

Kennedy Executive Search Appoints New President and VP

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has elected Caroline Frisenberg as new president and Markus Unterberger as vice president. Founder of the network Jorg Stegemann and Carl Lens will step down as president and vice president, respectively. The election is the result of the network’s recent transformation into an economic interest

As Job Growth Continues, ‘Robust Hiring Year’ Expected

Employers added 145,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was below the 164,000 forecast by economists. The December gain is the 111th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 6.3 million. In 2019, the

Turnkey Search Places Commissioner for Major League Rugby

Following a comprehensive search across North America and internationally, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted in placing George Killebrew as the new commissioner of Major League Rugby (MLR). “George Killebrew has the right experience, temperament and tenacity to be successful as commissioner for Major League Rugby,” said Rick Alessandri, managing director

Heidrick & Struggles Leads CEO Search for Westpac

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Westpac, Australia’s oldest bank, to lead its search for a new CEO. Brian Hartzer stepped down in December. Chairman Lindsay Maxsted said he will be retiring in the first half of 2020. This will enable an incoming chairman and the board to

Bullhorn Acquires Staffing Automation Company Herefish

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has acquired Herefish, a provider of automation solutions for staffing firms. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Herefish, a longtime Bullhorn Marketplace partner, is one of the leading providers of staffing business process automation, and its solutions are expected to

Berwick Partners Opens Offices in Dallas and Singapore

Birmingham, England-based Berwick Partners, a division of Odgers Berndtson, has expanded with the openings of new offices in Dallas, TX and Singapore. The firm already operates from key locations across the U.K. in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow, with its international network also including offices in Amsterdam and Dubai. “We have a clear plan to further internationalize

Major League Baseball Selects Hanold Associates to Find Chief HR and Diversity Officer

With spring training just over a month away, Major League Baseball has turned to Chicago-based Hanold Associates to assist in recruiting a chief human resources and diversity officer. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, is leading the assignment along with partner Keri Gavin. “The MLB has had a significant focus on diversity, most

Wilton & Bain Adds New Partners in New York and Boston

Executive recruitment firm Wilton & Bain, which is headquartered in London but undergoing an important rollout in the U.S., has added two key professionals to its operations in America. Katie Vande Water, who will be working out of the Boston office, and Fred Davis, based in New York, have joined the firm as partners. “After

Kingsley Gate Partners Acquires Israeli-Based Everest Search Partners

Acquisitions continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Recently, Kingsley Gate Partners  acquired Everest Search Partners, an Israeli-based boutique executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Jeff Shapiro and Noam Eisenberg have joined Kingsley Gate Partners as senior partners based in Tel

accelHRate Launches Board Services and CFO Practices

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has recently launched new board services and CFO practices. The firm also expanded with the additions of experienced executive search veterans Mark Mulvanerty and Melissa Schmidt as managing partner and principal, respectively. Kimberly Shanahan, founding president and CEO, will co-lead the firm’s board of directors practice and continue to

SearchWide Global Brings on Executive to Lead International Expansion

Executive recruiting firm SearchWide Global has added Annie Kristi Korsmo as vice president, taking the lead role in managing the company’s international expansion. She will open an international office for SearchWide Global in Norway and locations in Europe and the U.K. in the near future. “As a company, we’ve been moving into the international market and

The Difference Between Talent Acquisition and Recruitment

Talent acquisition and recruitment are two related concepts that are tremendously significant for any organization targeting sustainable growth and success. At first glance, it might seem that these terms have the same meaning, but in fact there are significant differences, according to a new report by Randstad. “To ensure your HR function is operating as effectively

ZRG Partners Launches Sports and Entertainment Practice

ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing executive search firms, has launched a new sports and entertainment practice with the addition of Jamie Crittenberger. He joins the firm as managing director and head of the practice based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Crittenberger will also serve as a senior member of ZRG’s consumer and private equity practice

Isaacson, Miller Seeks New Leader for Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago. Partner Tim McFeeley is leading the assignment along with managing associate Jeff Kessner. “Recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Shriver Center has consistently enjoyed an impressive set

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