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Jordan Search Consultants Finds CEO for Medical Group

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. Recently, O’Fallon, MO-based executive recruiting firm Jordan Search Consultants recruited Ray Williams

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Cognitive Talent Partners Opens to Serve Private Equity Companies

Anuj Dhawan, former director and partner at Positive Moves Consulting, an angel investor in a Seattle-based healthcare IoT business, has founded executive search firm Cognitive Talent Partners LLP. Based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, the firm provides executive search services to private equity funds, banks, consumer lending clients and global technology corporations. Mr. Dhawan said he started

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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.

Holmes Noble appointed Donna Chapman CEO
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Holmes Noble Appoints CEO

U.K.-based executive search and interim firm Holmes Noble has appointed Donna Chapman as its chief executive officer. “Donna brings an impressive track record in consultancy and recruitment and has spent over 25 years operating at board level, specializing in sectors which are very important to Holmes Noble’s growth plans,” said Michelle Carson-Williams, founder and chair.

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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?

Quick Leonard Kieffer named Courtney Lada managing partner
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Quick Leonard Kieffer Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has named Courtney Lada as managing partner. As the senior-most role within the firm, she will be responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement. “During her decade-long career with us, Courtney has played a critical role in the firm’s success and growth,” noted Roger Quick,

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Employee Job Satisfaction Critical to Developing Top Leaders

Organizations face numerous obstacles as they deal with the complexities of the 21st century workplace. At the top of their list of human capital challenges: HR professionals talk about the pressing need to keep employees highly engaged and to develop future leaders for their organizations, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017

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Arts Consulting Group Finds New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) placed Jonathan Kaledin as president and CEO of Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E). ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau led the search. CA&E had been seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary and a team leader who

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Arlington Partners Seeking CEO for The Institutional Limited Partners Association

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has retained Arlington Partners International to lead a global search for its next CEO. Lisa Heidman, the recruitment firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, are heading the assignment. ILPA’s chief executive is expected to lead an executive team and staff to deliver near- and long-term

Korn Ferry Chad Astmann Co-Head Global Asset Management
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Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry has added Chad Astmann as co-head of global asset management. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. With more than 15 years of investment management executive recruitment and organizational consulting experience, Mr. Astmann has placed top leaders in executive leadership, investments, distribution and infrastructure. He has also worked extensively in delivering holistic

Pure Search Germany opens headed by Ken Lewin
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Pure Search Expands to Berlin

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has expanded with the opening of an office in Berlin. This becomes its first office in continental Europe. Pure Search Germany will be headed by Ken Lewin, who joins the firm as managing director and country manager. Mr. Lewin has 10-plus years of experience in the DACH region. Previously, he was managing

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Spencer Stuart Report Outlines How HR Drives Business Success

Technology and evolving employee expectations are redefining how work is done and how organizations think about talent: Less hierarchy. More flexibility. Unconventional career paths. Like everything else in the business world, the field of human resources has changed dramatically over the last several years, according to a new white paper by Spencer Stuart. In advanced

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McDermott & Bull Finds CTO for Panasonic Avionics Corp.

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. CTO hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. McDermott & Bull, for one, has placed former IBM executive David Bartlett as

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Jorgenson Consulting Tapped to Find CEO for One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned in July. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO
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Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

One Search Consulting joins Taplow Group
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Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson
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Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners is seeking a new executive director for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Managing director Michelle R.S. Bonoan is heading the national search, with support from principal Sheila Hennessey, as well as Koya’s research and support team. The search for

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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing 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, complexity

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates
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Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership

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Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

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, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited

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Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran
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EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior partner

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Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO
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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Hays Plc Inks Deal With New York City FC

According the New York Post, The Big Apple’s professional soccer team, New York City FC, has signed a three-year partnership with Hays Plc, a U.K.-based executive recruiting firm; Hays will become the team’s official recruitment partner. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hays said it plans to help NYCFC, which is owned by the

Lonergan Partners Fills Engineering Position For Energous

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Cesar Johnston as senior vice president of engineering at Energous. The search was led by Mark Lonergan. Mr. Johnston most recently served as vice president of engineering for wireless connectivity at Marvell Semiconductor. “Energous promises to reinvent the way consumer electronics work. Cesar Johnston will have enormous impact

Russell Reynolds Associates Leading CEO Search for Darden Restaurants

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by Darden Restaurants to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Clarence Otis Jr. announced last month that he would step down as Darden’s chairman and CEO. Darden Restaurants is a full-service restaurant company, owns and operates 1,800 restaurants that generate more

Hardesty Adds Two to Professional Team

Hardesty, LLC has added Ken Anthony to lead a new practice in Atlanta. Mr. Anthony previously was CFO of Sparus Holdings Inc., which provides professional services to the natural gas industry. The executive services firm also hired Louise King as a partner and national director of recruiting, based in the firm’s Dallas/Ft. Worth office. Ms.

Oxford Global Resources Opens in Irvine

Technology recruiting firm Oxford Global Resources has opened a new office serving the Orange County area in Irvine, CA. The new office will be run under the leadership of branch manager Jill Frakes, who brings 25 years of experience serving clients’ needs at Oxford. The company now has over 20 local offices serving major metropolitan

Brakston Grey to Acquire Mexico City-Based Top Hire

Recruiting firm Brakston Grey, a division of Alder Koten, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Top Hire in Mexico City. Top Hire will operate under the Brakston Grey brand. Jacqueline Jardel, founder of Top Hire, will join Brakston Grey as managing partner in Mexico City. Top Hire has annual revenues in the $500,000

McCormick Group Completes Search For Garvey Schubert Barer

The McCormick Group has placed Brad Deutsch as a partner in the Washington officer of Garvey Schubert Barer. Mr. Deutsch most recently served as chief of staff and senior legal advisor to commissioner Steven T. Walther at the Federal Election Commission. Handling the search for The McCormick Group were managing principal Stephen Nelson, who manages

Egon Zehnder Conducting CFO Search For University Of Michigan

Executive search firm Egon Zehnder has been selected by the University of Michigan to lead in its search for a new executive president and chief financial officer. School president Mark S. Schlissel has put together an 11-member search advisory committee. Lisa Connolly, the senior manager for executive searches in the Office of the President, will

51job Posts13 Percent Revenue Gain

51job, Inc./(NASDAQ:JOBS), a provider of integrated human resource services in China, reported second quarter revenues were $73.8 million, an increase of 13.1 percent for the same quarter in 2013. Online recruitment services revenues for the second quarter were $50.3 million, a 15.8 percent increase. Rick Yan, president and chief executive officer of 51job, said: “In

Diversified Search Finds CEO for M&F Bank

Diversified Search has placed James H. Sills as president and chief executive officer of Mechanics and Farmers Bank (M&F Bank), the wholly owned subsidiary of M&F Bancorp, Inc., a one-bank holding company headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. The search was led by Diversified Search president Dale E. Jones and Euris Belle, managing director in the

Wheless Partners Leading President Search for U. of West Alabama

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has been selected by the University of West Alabama to lead in its search for a new president. Currently, the university is being led by John Blackwell, who was appointed interim president in May. Founded in 1835, The University of West Alabama is a public university located in Livingston, Alabama.

Executive Search Activity Continues Positive Trend

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) second quarter report on the worldwide executive search industry indicates quarter on quarter revenue growth of almost 10 percent and a year on year growth of 11 percent, keeping steady with HSZ Media’s recent three-year industry trend line. The number of search assignments conducted by member firms increased

Alexander Mann Opens Office in Belfast

London-based Alexander Mann Solutions has opened a new office in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Belfast Global Client Services center will be Alexander Mann Solutions’ fifth and the first to be opened since the company was sold by Graphite Capital to U.S. private equity fund New Mountain Capital in October 2013. Rosaleen Blair, founding CEO of

Millennium Search Appoints Senior Executive Director

Millennium Search, a boutique recruiting firm, has appointed David Florence as a senior executive recruiter. Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Florence brings over 25 years of experience as a technology executive to the firm. He has spent time as a product, marketing and business development executive in the hardware, telecommunications and software sectors. His career

Tatum Adds Managing Partner in Atlanta

Executive services firm Tatum LLC has added Scott Law as its new Atlanta office managing partner. Drawing on an extensive career in executive search, in which he held leadership positions with several staffing companies, Mr. Law is responsible for building out Tatum’s local practice through market and business development and helping employers understand how Tatum

Trust Management Consultants Opens Office in Germany

Recruitment consultancy The TRUST MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS group (TMC) has opened a new office in Saarbrucken, its third office in Germany. The firm also has offices in Dusseldorf (headquarters), Frankfurt, Luxembourg and London. TMC is active in various industries and operates in several countries, including Poland, Russia, China and the U.S.

Debeer, Stokes & Partners Completes Search for RS Technologies

Debeer, Stokes and Partners, a member of Signium International, has recruited Bradley Grainger as vice president sales, North America, at RS Technologies Inc. Gerd DeBeer, managing partner at DeBeer, Stokes, led the assignment. Prior to accepting his new role, Mr. Grainger served as the regional manager for The Lighting Quotient for Western USA and Canada.

JDG Associates Finds CEO For AGA

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Ann Ebberts as executive director and chief executive officer at The Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Ms. Ebberts spent the last 26 years of her career at Booz Allen Hamilton, recently retiring after serving as a vice president in the financial services group. JDG Associates has been

Odgers Berndtson Posts Record Results in Canada

Odgers Berndtson reports that business was up more than 40 percent in the first six months of 2014 in Canada as a result of the firm’s move last December to a centrally-owned and fully-integrated business. “In Canada, we have just recorded the strongest financial quarter in our history,” said Carl Lovas, Canadian chairman of Odgers

CTPartners Grows; Adds Partners In Mexico City

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has added Muriel Belda as a partner in the firm's technology, media and telecom practice and Victoria Hyde as a principal in its financial services and private equity practices. Both are located in Mexico City. With over 16 years of experience in the executive search business, Ms. Belda has completed assignments

Michael Page Promotes Managing Director

Recruitment consultancy Michael Page International has promoted Graham Lucas to managing director. Mr. Lucas started his career at the firm in 2004 as a consultant in Michael Page Retail Operations. In 2005, he transferred to Michael Page Buying & Merchandising and was instrumental in building the brand to become a leading player in the industry.

Spano Pratt Leading CFO Search for AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

Spano Pratt Executive Search has been selected to help the Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin identify its next chief financial officer. According to a statement, ARCW’s current CFO is retiring. As a statewide organization, ARCW has headquarters in Milwaukee with nine statewide offices and clinics, and is Wisconsin’s largest provider of HIV prevention, care and

Martin Partners Finds CFO For New York Wire Company

Executive search firm Martin Partners has tapped Roger Sim as the chief financial officer of New York Wire Company. Mr. Sim was previously finance director, Americas at Global Closure Systems. New York Wire is a manufacturer of wire mesh and wire products servicing a broad range of industries and applications. New York Wire is backed

Bench International Names VP, Executive Recruitment

Global executive search firm Bench International has appointed Dr. Sally Barennes vice president, executive recruitment. Dr. Barennes will be responsible for business development, client relationships and search execution in Europe, and work as an active member of the firm’s executive team and in close collaboration with Janet Foulkes in the firm’s London office. She joins

Dasein Executive Search Adds Corporate Manager

Dasein Executive Search has added Cecília Meirelles as its new corporate manager. Ms. Meirelles has 20 years of professional experience with recognized performance in national and multinational companies including Mercedes-Benz do Brazil, Robert Bosch Ltda, Kahn do Brasil (FORD Camaçari- Plant), Tracbel S/A and Chamber of Commerce & Industry Brazil- Germany – AHK Minas Gerais.

CDI Corp. Posts 7.9 Percent Revenue Increase; MRI Up 4.2 Percent

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted second quarter revenues of $284.3 million, an increase of 7.9 percent from revenues of $263.4 million in the prior year quarter. Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) second quarter revenues climbed 4.2 percent to $15.3 million compared to last year. The company reported net income of $4.4

Phillips Oppenheim Leading CEO Search For Community Healthcare Network

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Community Healthcare Network to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Susan Meade and Paul Spivey are handling the assignment. Community Healthcare Network (CHN) is a not-for-profit agency that provides access to quality, culturally competent and comprehensive community-based primary care,

Boyden Adds Partner in Technology Practice

Boyden has added John Budriss to its New York office as a partner in the firm’s technology practice. Mr. Budriss formerly served as head of talent acquisition at Bloomberg LP and as chief human resources officer at Bloomberg’s enterprise division. He has placed C-level executives and domain subject matter experts in roles such as CEO,

Cast UK Appoints Non-Executive Director

Specialist recruitment company, Cast UK, has appointed Alison Humphries as a non-executive director. A leader in her sector, Ms. Humphries’ career history includes director roles at Hays Plc, Robert Half International, Barkers Norman Broadbent Plc and Penna Plc. She currently holds director roles at Recruitment Leadership Ltd and Elite Recruitment Network Ltd and is the

Monster Posts Revenue Decline

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $194.4 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, a decline of three percent from revenues of $200.1 million in the comparable quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net income was $7 million, or $0.08 per share, compared to $13 million, or $0.12 per share, last year. “In the

Eastman & Beaudine Retained By Grand Canyon University

Executive recruiter Eastman & Beaudine has been selected by Grand Canyon University (GSU) to lead in its search for a new vice president of athletics. Bob Beaudine, president and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, will lead the assignment. Keith Baker, who has served as the school’s athletic director for 20 years, will remain in that

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