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NGS Global Appoints New Leaders for Japan

Executive search firm NGS Global has added George Johnson and Jonathan Falconer as new managing partners to head its Japanese office in Tokyo. With over 37 years of executive search experience combined, the new leaders will join forces to lead in the development of a broader and deeper level of capabilities within the Japanese market. “We are excited

AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions
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AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

As demand for talent remains strong, healthcare companies continue to consolidate. But it is more than hospitals that are in the market for acquisitions. Service providers, too, are playing their part in transforming the sector. AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has completed two acquisitions: MedPartners, a national mid-revenue cycle firm,

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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.

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Human Capital Group Adds Healthcare Veteran

Nashville, TN-based the Human Capital Group has expanded with the addition of healthcare veteran Paul Cleckner as managing director. Mr. Cleckner brings more than 25 years of senior operating and leadership experience in healthcare and technology. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Saint Thomas Health and prior to that was VP of operations

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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?

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Global Healthcare Services Creates New Recruitment Platform

Rocky River, OH-headquartered executive search firm Global Healthcare Services (GHS) recently detected a disturbing trend within the sector it serves: Hospitals were struggling with employee retention, from staff to leadership roles, with the C-suite’s annual turnover as high as 20 percent in recent years. GHS saw an opportunity to implement a recruitment platform called IRIS

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3 Ways Assessments Can Go Wrong and How to Get Them Right

With the accelerated pace of change and constant potential for disruption, the costs of getting important leadership decisions wrong – whether for selecting senior leaders, leadership development or succession planning – have never been higher. Despite these risks, many organizations underestimate the importance of a robust assessment process, according to a new report issued by Spencer

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Grace Blue Lands New Leader for VCU Brandcenter

Grace Blue has placed Vann Graves as the new executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter. He takes over the role from Helayne Spivak, who left the school in May. “Along with my colleagues, I am delighted that Vann Graves is coming to VCU Brandcenter as its new executive director,” said Michael Rao,

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Russell Reynolds Associates Places CEO at CropLife America

CropLife America (CLA), the leading association for the U.S. crop protection industry, has chosen former National Pork Board executive Chris Novak as its CEO. Russell Reynolds Associates assisted on the assignment. Mr. Novak will start his new role on Aug. 20. “I’m pleased to announce that Chris Novak has been selected by our board’s search committee

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NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms Across the U.S.

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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member locations across the

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Indeed Acquires Resume.com

Job aggregator Indeed recently acquired Resume.com, an online service for creating personalized resumes. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Over 3.5 million job seekers use Resume.com, creating more than 40,000 resumes every week, and accessing timely career resource information. Indeed will continue to operate resume.com and enable job seekers to build, download, and print personalized

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The Digital Future of Recruiting: 5 Solutions to Improve Hiring and Retention

In today’s competitive recruiting market, search firms must be nimble and efficient. One way to get there: Invest in digital tools to hire and onboard best-in-class professionals. Many organizations still use manual or paper-based processes, which are slow, expensive, and error-prone, resulting in inefficient operations and compliance risks. A new report by DocuSign found that

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SearchWide Finds New Leader for the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in general are

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Eastman & Beaudine Leading Athletic Director Search for University of South Florida

Executive search firm Eastman & Beaudine has been retained by the University of South Florida (USF) to lead its search for a new athletic director. Scott Kull, USF’s deputy athletic director for external operations, has been named interim AD while the school looks to replace Mark Harlan, who recently stepped down. “USF Athletics has gained tremendous momentum over the past

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Heidrick & Struggles Launches Cross-Industry Innovation Network

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has launched a new cross-industry corporate innovation network that it is calling the Game-Changer Collaborative (GCC). The GCC enables members to collaborate around emerging technologies, external innovation opportunities and approaches to accelerating innovation in their organizations, said the Chicago-based firm. The GCC includes several

Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies
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Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Stephanie Pinson, president of executive search firm Gilbert Tweed International, has died. Ms. Pinson, born May 23, 1936, had been with the New York City-based recruitment provider since 1981 and was a member of its board of directors. She had in-depth experience as a search consultant to the highly complex insurance industry, where she specialized

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How Predictive Analytics Promotes Better Decision Making and Efficiency

At most major corporations, it is critical for the head of HR to be an extremely strong strategic and trustworthy adviser to the CEO, the board of directors and senior management. That means not just filling leadership positions with the current needs of the organization, but being able to look to the future in terms

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McDermott & Bull Leading Two Chief Officer Searches for Scooter’s Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee, one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the specialty coffee business, has retained Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull to lead its search for a new chief commercial officer and chief development officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner

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Ratliff & Taylor Seeks Next President for Leadership Akron

Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has been chosen to find the next president for Leadership Akron. The search is being led by senior consultant Patti Shumay and senior vice president and practice leader Linda J. Gray. The non-profit’s previous leader, Mark Scheffler, departed earlier this year to become executive director of the

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MediaLink Names Leader of Executive Search Division

MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has appointed Trish Shortell as managing director, executive search, based in its New York office. In her role, she will lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s chairman and CEO. “Trish is widely sought-after in our industry for her thought leadership and counsel on

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Amrop Appoints Leader of Costa Rica Operations

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, remains in growth mode with the addition of Adrián Chinchilla as leader of its operations in Costa Rica. He assumes the title of partner and general manager and will lead the search for senior executives and

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Korn Ferry Stock Surges to Record High on Close of Fiscal Year Report

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.767 billion, an increase of 12.9 percent from $1.57 billion in 2017. The organic growth was driven by all three lines of business with Futurestep growing 22.1 percent, executive search expanding 14.8 percent, and Hay Group increasing 8.4 percent. It’s been an amazing run for Korn Ferry

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Polachi Finds Chief People Officer for Bottom Line Technologies

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent

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RSR Partners Finds Executive Director for Race Team Alliance

Greenwich, Conn-based executive search firm RSR Partners has placed Jonathan Marshall as executive director of the Race Team Alliance (RTA), an association of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. Principal Dany B. Berghoff spearheaded the search. Mr. Marshall is former chief operating officer and general counsel of the World Surf League. He has also worked

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Kincannon & Reed Appoints New Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of five managing partners, bringing its partner group to 12 members. The new managing partners join a partner team that includes Gregory Duerksen, Jon Leafstedt, Fred Medero, David Turner, Ellen von Fange, Gary Weihs and Michael Whitney. “We are thrilled and delighted that these

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Pedersen & Partners Launches Board Services Practice Group

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new board services practice group. Alberto Bocchieri, partner and co-head of Iberia & Latin America, has been named its new leader. He previously served as a partner with Neumann International prior to joining Pedersen in 2011. “We are aware that aligning the skillsets of board members with corporate strategy,

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BoardWalk Consulting Finds New Leader for Presbyterian Mission Agency Board

Following an expansive national search, Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has placed Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett as the new executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB), one of six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The search was led by managing director Kathy Bremer. “Diane is a multi-dimensional leader and author whose decades

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CEOs See Highest Compensation Increase Since Great Recession

In an environment of double-digit growth in shareholder return and corporate income, CEOs at the largest companies in the U.S. last year received the highest compensation increases since the recession, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. “Even with the anticipation of the CEO pay ratio disclosure mandate, so far we haven’t seen it

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Caldwell Launches Value Creation Advisory Services

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has announced the launch of an offering that pairs clients with agile executive talent on an as-needed basis. The firm describes its new Value Creation Advisory Solutions offering as a unique, flexible and cost-effective approach to creating value and solving core business challenges that require external expertise. It is part of

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KL2 Connects Seeks New Head of Metro Regional Transit Authority in Akron

The Metro Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Akron, OH, has retained the services of executive search firm KL2 Connects to find its next executive director. The organization is reportedly paying the Asheville, NC-based recruiter $42,500 to conduct the search. RTA fired past executive director Richard Enty in January following an ethics investigation and accusations of harassment

Caldwell Partners Recruits COO for LTCG

Caldwell Partners has placed Rob Frederick as the new chief operating officer of LTCG. Jim Bethmann, managing partner and co-leader, TMT & IT services and information security practices, and Peter Reed, managing partner in the global insurance practice, led the assignment. Mr. Frederick comes to LTCG from Transamerica, a financial service company, providing insurance and

TalentRISE Partners With ConnectVETS

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based executive search firm, has partnered with ConnectVETS in an effort to help U.S. military veterans more effectively transition to the civilian workforce, enable employers to better connect with this experienced talent pool and, if applicable, meet the new regulations for veteran hiring. “Our clients are telling us that what works for recruiting a

Amrop Adds 10 New Partners Around the World

Amrop has added 10 new partners in Asia, EMEA and the U.S. Marcella Accorinti joins Amrop as a partner in Italy where she will work between Milan and Rome, focusing on the financial services sector. Ms. Accorinti began her search career in 2000 when she joined KPMG Executive Search as a principal, developing business in

Help Wanted: Forrester Research Seeks Head of Talent Acquisition

Forrester Research, the global research and advisory consultancy based in Cambridge, MA, is seeking a head of global talent acquisition. The position will report to chief people officer Lucia Luce Quinn. The proprietary research, data, custom consulting and events firm needs someone to further develop the Forrester employment brand to attract high-caliber candidates across its

The Cypress Group Fills VP Position for Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Rutherford, CA-headquartered executive search firm The Cypress Group has assisted Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the hiring of Sam Burton as its new vice president of operations. Mr. Phelps was previously the director, North Coast operations for Diageo Chateau & Estates. Before that he spent four years as a director with Constellation Wines US. Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Hilmar & Ross Places Sales VP at Keurig Green Mountain

Executive search firm Hilmar & Ross, LLC has placed Brian Vetter as vice president of sales-foodservice at Keurig Green Mountain. Ken Smuland, president and CEO of Hilmar & Ross, led the search. Mr. Vetter was previously the VP sales at White Wave Foods. As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig

Russell Reynolds Associates Heading CEO Search for RMA

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by the Rubber Manufacturers Association to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current CEO Charles Cannon has announced that he will retire from his post. The position will be filled by late 2015. The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers

Antal International Opens New Offices

Global recruitment firm Antal International has opened seven new offices located in the Ivory Coast, France, Bulgaria, India and the U.K. Recently, the firm completed a comprehensive induction program for new managing partners to expand its services within the FCMG, digital marketing, hospitality, oil & gas, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Tony Goodwin, Antal Group CEO &

Boyden Grows Shanghai Office

Boyden has added Joyce Zhou to its Shanghai office as a partner in the firm’s global industrial and consumer/retail practices. Most recently, Ms. Zhou served as a partner of Odgers Berndtson’s industrial practice in China and as a member of the firm’s leadership services team in Asia. From 2006-2007, she served as a senior associate

The Canvas Search Group Opens Doors

Executive search firm The Canvas Search Group has been launched to serve the retail marketing sector, focusing on the acquisition of talent in the shopper experience niche. Owner and president of the new firm is Mark Seibel, whose background includes over 20 years of experience working with some of the most iconic brands in retail. The

RSA Grows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has appointed Andreas Reimer and Ji Kwon to its operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Mr. Reimer joins the firm's Frankfurt office as a senior consultant. He has been an executive search consultant in the sector since 1992 and prior to joining RSA

Goodwin Executive Search Places Talent Acquisition Director

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has recruited Michelle Hytry as director of global talent acquisition at Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc. Ms. Hytry joins the company from Asurion where she served as a senior manager, human resources business partner. Prior to that, she served in the Bay area as a leader of the HR department at Pivotal,

B.E. Smith Recruits CEO for West Holt Medical Services

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Bradley Pfeifer as chief executive officer of West Holt Medical Services in Atkinson, NE. Formerly, Mr. Pfeifer served as marketing and business development manager at Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital in Omaha. “West Holt Medical Services was seeking a healthcare executive with a high sense of integrity and a leadership style

VMA Group Opens in Johannesburg

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has opened a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Daniel Munslow, an international communications consultant and trainer, has been appointed to the team heading up VMA Group’s Africa practice. Having worked in both corporate and consulting environment, Mr. Munslow brings more than 12 years’ experience within the communications arena. He was

Korn Ferry Names Leadership Consulting CEO

Matt Reilly has joined Korn Ferry as chief executive officer of its Leadership and Talent Consulting (LTC) business. Mr. Reilly most recently served as head of management consulting (North America) for Accenture and prior to that he held the CEO post at George Group, a global operations and strategy firm. George Group was acquired by Accenture

Korn Ferry Finds President for UMASS

Korn Ferry has placed Martin T. Meehan as president of the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Meehan is a former congressman who became chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, and transformed it into a highly ranked national research university. UMASS is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The system includes four

Penna Makes Three New Hires

Penna Plc has announced three new hires to its recruitment solutions team increasing its focus on commercial sector growth. Alice Hargreaves has been appointed as a senior client partner. Having worked in recruitment communications for the past 13 years, Ms. Hargreaves brings a wealth of experience having worked on projects such as developing a new U.K.

Lucas Group Names Managing Director in New York

Search firm Lucas Group has named Scott Plumstead as managing partner of the firm's New York manufacturing group. With more than a decade in executive recruiting, Mr. Plumstead brings expertise specifically within the manufacturing and supply chain sector. He will focus his recruiting efforts in the Northeastern market, concentrating on food and beverage, consumer goods, and

Boyden Opening New Office in Geneva

Boyden is opening a new office in Geneva, Switzerland, which will be led by newly appointed managing director Cornelia Tänzler. Ms. Tänzler was previously managing partner at Heads! International and is a well regarded senior executive and board level leadership expert among consumer/retail/luxury/fashion companies. Prior to that, she as a partner at Korn Ferry in

TRANSEARCH Recruits President and CEO for Golder Associates

TRANSEARCH International has recruited Dr. Hisham Mahmoud as president and chief executive officer of Golder Associates. The TRANSEARCH team was led by Chris Swan and Dirk Stauthamer as part of the firm’s global practice in construction, design and real estate. Dr. Mahmoud’s career spans some 27 years, the majority of which has been in diversified global

Polachi Fills CFO Post for Bottomline Technologies

Search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Rick Booth as the new chief financial officer of Bottomline Technologies. Charley Polachi, managing partner, led the assignment. Mr. Booth joins Bottomline from Sapient, a $1.4 billion company with more than 13,000 employees worldwide, where he spearheaded accounting, treasury and shared service teams as second in command to the CFO. Bottomline

Notogroup Executive Search Selected by the Alliance for Biking

Notogroup Executive Search has been retained by the Alliance for Biking & Walking to lead its search for a new executive director. "After seven years with the Alliance and a cumulative 25 years of dedicated service in active transportation advocacy, Jeffrey Miller stepped down from the Alliance as executive director at the end of March 2015,"

JBK Associates International Celebrates 12 Year Anniversary

JBK Associates International is celebrating its 12th year in business this month. The executive search firm was founded in 2003 by Julie B. Kampf and specializes in bringing diverse senior-level leadership to small, mid-cap and multinational organizations within healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, retail and luxury, financial services, legal, not-for-profit and industrial manufacturing. The firm is

Greythorn Names Head of U.K. and Ireland Operations

Specialist technology recruiters Greythorn has appointed Garie Dale as director, leading the firm’s U.K. and Irish operations. An experienced IT and specialist recruitment consultancy director, Mr. Dale joins with over 14 years’ director/senior level experience gained within the permanent, interim and executive search markets across the U.K., EMEA and the U.S. He progressed from consultant to

ChampionScott Adds Managing Director in Boston

ChampionScott Partners has named Roy King as a managing director in its Boston office. Mr. King brings with him extensive technology, business and strategic consulting experience developed over his 30 year career. His experience encompasses leading businesses through significant growth and transformation while working closely with boards, HR communities, and leadership teams as well as

R.H. Perry & Associates Heading President Search

Search firm R.H. Perry & Associates (RHPA) has been selected by Sussex County Community College to assist in its search for a new president. Current president, Paul Mazur, is leaving at the end of the spring semester. Sussex County Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public community college located on a 167-acre campus Newton in

Burtch Works Places Chief Analytics Officer at Horizon Media

Executive search firm Burtch Works has placed Rick Watrall as chief analytics officer of Horizon Media. Most recently, Mr. Watrall was senior partner at Hudson River Group where he was responsible for marketing analysis and software applications for strategic and tactical marketing planning as well as ROI optimization. Horizon Media is one of the largest privately

PRAXI ALLIANCE Adds Moscow-Based HPI Management Services

PRAXI ALLIANCE has added Moscow-based HPI Management Services to its global network. Managing partners Olga Nikolova and Stanislav Kirillov have specialist experience in the industrial, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. “Olga and Stanislav have operated successfully for nearly 20 years in a very complex and critical world economy,” said Fabio Ciarapica, PRAXI ALLIANCE network director. “We are

Argyll Scott Names Head of Dubai Office

Executive recruiters Argyll Scott has named Adam Cole as managing director of its Dubai office. In his new role, Mr. Cole will further build Argyll Scott’s brand presence across the region with his particular focus on senior level mandates within the consumer and retail industries. He joins Argyll Scott from PageGroup, where his most recent role

Five CTPartners Recruiters Depart for Rival Firms

In the wake of the resignation of its CEO, Brian Sullivan, seven weeks ago, CTPartners has seen at least 20 of its top performers head to rivals. While most of the departures have been in the company’s U.S. business, defections are now taking place in its overseas locations, from Europe to Asia: Florence Magne, a nine-year

Nesbit Partners Recruits VP of Human Resources for Connexions Loyalty

Executive recruiters Nesbit Partners, Inc. has placed Adam Orlan as vice president of human resources at Connexions Loyalty. The search was conducted by Bob Nesbit, managing partner. Mr. Orlan was formerly head of organization change management at capital one. Connexions Loyalty helps organizations motivate, reward and retain their customers, employees and partners. Nesbit Partners is a

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