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N2Growth Acquires Data and Analytics Firm Q5 Division

King of Prussia, PA-based N2Growth, a global leadership and talent advisory firm focusing on human and organizational performance, has acquired an interest in Q5 Division, an Indiana-based predictive data and analytics firm. Q5, which was founded five years ago, has established a global reputation for unlocking hidden value and providing new consumer/market insights through intelligent

Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO
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Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has appointed HR veteran Tiffany Morris as its chief human resources officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, Ms. Morris is charged with supporting the overall achievement of the firm’s goals and managing the life cycle of the employee experience. “We welcome Tiffany to the firm and are confident that her

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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

Launches

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

Jorgenson Consulting Places President at Saratoga County

Executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting has recruited Martin K. Vanags as the first president of Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership Inc. The partnership was created to guide economic growth following the county’s break with Saratoga Economic Development Corp. Mr. Vanags comes to Saratoga County from Indianapolis, where he was vice president of regional economic development for the Indy

Egon Zehnder Fills Chair Position For BSR

Egon Zehnder has placed Alessandro Carlucci as BSR’s fourth chair. BSR is a global non-profit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. At the end of 2014, Mr. Carlucci stepped down after serving for 10 years as CEO of Natura, the Brazil-based company

Career Partners International – Nashville Adds Senior Principal

Career Partners International (CPI) – Nashville, locally branded as Plumlee & Associates, has added Amy Plumlee to the firm as senior principal and owner. Ms. Plumlee brings over 10 years of human resources and talent management experience to the firm, which was founded by her husband and senior principal, Martin Plumlee. In her new role, she will

Touchpoint Search Opens Doors

Executive recruitment firm Touchpoint Search has been launched to help companies acquire talent as they respond to rapid and transformational developments in data, information and technology within the corporate finance function. Owner and president of the new firm is Steven Crane, who brings over 17 years of multi-industry public company CFO experience to the venture. Touchpoint

The Newport Group Acquires Three Sixty Digital Talent

Executive search and consulting firm The Newport Group has acquired Three Sixty Digital Talent, an executive search services provider focused on the programmatic, AdTech and data analytics industries. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Three Sixty’s brand will remain as is, and all of its executives have been retained as managing directors. “Three Sixty

Onstott Group Appoints Head of Healthcare Practice

The Onstott Group has added Brian T. Kelley Jr. to the firm to lead its healthcare search practice. Mr. Kelley will also maintain his consulting relationships with private equity and venture capital firms. “Brian’s extensive experience in the healthcare industry coupled with our existing relationships will greatly strengthen our ability to address the needs of

Diversified Search Recruits CEO for CARE Usa

Diversified Search has placed Michelle Nunn as president and chief executive officer of ‎CARE USA. Dale Jones, CEO, and Veronica Biggins, managing director in Atlanta, led the search. Ms. Nunn has spent her 25-year career dedicated to civic and public service. She has served as a social entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and most recently as a

TNS Partners Finds CEO for LOT Network

Dallas-headquartered executive search firm TNS Partners has recruited Ken Seddon as chief executive officer of LOT Network. Most recently, Mr. Seddon was vice president of intellectual property at ARM and previously held senior positions with Apple, Numonyx and Intel. LOT Network is an intellectual property focused consortium of companies that promotes innovation by reducing the

Kincannon & Reed Makes Additions In Europe

Kincannon & Reed has added four new managing directors to its European team. Jos Boeren joins the firm with 17 years of international experience in corporate business development, finance, and transactions services, including head of Agri Corporate Finance at Société Général and manager of M&A strategic planning at Bunge Limited. Fredrik Lundén brings more than

Phaidon International Opens In San Francisco

Recruiting specialist Phaidon International has expanded to the West Coast with the opening of an office in San Francisco. The new office will be led by associate director, Clare Cooper. Phaidon International’s initial focus in San Francisco will lean towards servicing the technology space, with a specialist IT and telecoms solution delivered by Glocomms, its

Futurestep Expands North American Search Practice

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has announced the appointment of two strategic hires for its North American business. Jonathan Tedesco joins as sector leader of utilities, while Simon Revere becomes supply chain practice leader. Mr. Tedesco joins the team to manage the firm’s client relationships across the utilities sector, working with

Onstott Group Appoints Head Of Healthcare Practice

The Onstott Group has added Brian T. Kelley Jr. to the firm to lead its healthcare search practice. Mr. Kelley will also maintain his consulting relationships with private equity and venture capital firms. “Brian’s extensive experience in the healthcare industry coupled with our existing relationships will greatly strengthen our ability to address the needs of the

TNS Partners Finds CEO For LOT Network

Dallas-headquartered executive search firm TNS Partners has recruited Ken Seddon as chief executive officer of LOT Network. Most recently, Mr. Seddon was vice president of intellectual property at ARM and previously held senior positions with Apple, Numonyx and Intel. LOT Network is an intellectual property focused consortium of companies that promotes innovation by reducing the risk

Diversified Search Recruits CEO For Care USA

Diversified Search has placed Michelle Nunn as president and chief executive officer of ‎CARE USA. Dale Jones, CEO, and Veronica Biggins, managing director in Atlanta, led the search. Ms. Nunn has spent her 25-year career dedicated to civic and public service. She has served as a social entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and most recently as a

CTPartners DiFilippo Joins DHR International as EVP in New York

James DiFilippo, a managing partner at CTPartners who also served as head of the firm’s retail & consumer goods practice, has joined the New York office of DHR International as executive vice president. He brings more than 20 years of executive search experience to DHR within the consumer and retail industries during which time he

Heidrick & Struggles Adds New Partners

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles has added Birgit Adels as a partner based in Amsterdam and Thomas Linquist as a partner within its industrial practice. Ms. Adels, who becomes a member of the firm's consumer markets practice, has a career that spans more than 20 years of leadership roles, including global CEO of the fashion house

RSA Grows Interim Team

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has added Kris Richards as a senior consultant within its executive interim team. She will be responsible for delivering executive level interim services to both existing and new clients. For the past 16 years, Ms. Richards has specialized in recruiting for the life sciences

Kaplan Partners Leading CEO Search for First National Bank of Elmer

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan Partners has been selected by the First National Bank of Elmer to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Douglas E. Carll, current executive vice president and CEO, plans to retire during the third quarter of 2015. The First National Bank of Elmer was founded in 1903. Kaplan Partners

RSA Grows Interim Team

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has added Kris Richards as a senior consultant within its executive interim team. She will be responsible for delivering executive level interim services to both existing and new clients. For the past 16 years, Ms. Richards has specialized in recruiting for the life sciences

AETHOS Consulting Group Taps COO for Crestline Hotels & Resorts

AETHOS Consulting Group has placed David Makarsky as chief operating officer of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Markarsky joins Crestline from Gold Key/PHR Hotels & Resorts where he was executive vice president of resorts. Crestline Hotels & Resorts is an independent hospitality management company headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. AETHOS Consulting Group is a human capital

Kaplan Partners Leading CEO Search for First National Bank of Elmer

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan Partners has been selected by the First National Bank of Elmer to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Douglas E. Carll, current executive vice president and CEO, plans to retire during the third quarter of 2015. The First National Bank of Elmer was founded in 1903. Kaplan Partners

CTPartners Difilippo Joins DHR International as EVP in New York

James DiFilippo, a managing partner at CTPartners who also served as head of the firm’s retail & consumer goods practice, has joined the New York office of DHR International as executive vice president. He brings more than 20 years of executive search experience to DHR within the consumer and retail industries during which time he

Heidrick & Struggles Adds New Partners

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles has added Birgit Adels as a partner based in Amsterdam and Thomas Linquist as a partner within its industrial practice. Ms. Adels, who becomes a member of the firm's consumer markets practice, has a career that spans more than 20 years of leadership roles, including global CEO of the fashion house

Marlin Hawk Grows in Asia Pacific

Executive recruiting firm Marlin Hawk has strengthened its office in Hong Kong by extending its range of leadership advisory and executive search services to existing and new clients throughout the APAC region. Ben Leary has been appointed regional manager, APAC. He brings over 20 years’ experience in talent management, most recently in Hong Kong and

Penna Announces New Hires

Penna Plc has named Nathan Yansifsk as a digital strategist, Russell Lynch as senior creative consultant and Jo Manley as art director. With experience in recruitment marketing, Mr. Yansifsk has worked for various digital agencies, with a particular focus on digital marketing. His role at Penna will see him collaborate with the digital team across

Egon Zehnder Finds CEO for the Western Bulldogs

Egon Zehnder has placed David Stevenson as chief executive officer of the Western Bulldogs. Mr. Stevenson has been part of Nike management for the past 17 years, most recently in the role of vice president of sales for the sporting goods manufacturer's emerging markets. The Footscray Football Club, currently known as the Western Bulldogs, is

Sports Recruitment International Selected to Recruit CEO

Search firm Sports Recruitment International has been retained by the Welsh Rugby Union to lead its search for a new group chief executive. The role becomes vacant on October 31 when current chief executive Roger Lewis steps down following a nine-year tenure. WRU chairman, Gareth Davies, said: "We are delighted to have been able to

Cornerstone International Group’s Miami Affiliate Adds Hr Veteran

Cornerstone International Group’s Miami-based affiliate ECS Partners International has added Pat Atkinson to its recruiting staff. Mr. Atkinson came to ECS Partners from Wells Fargo, where he was head of human resources for the Americas, leading a team of 900. He has extensive experience in all aspects of search and recruitment including performance management, staffing

CTPartners Posts 32 Percent Revenue Increase for 2014

CTPartners/(NYSE:CTP) posted 2014 revenues of $172.5 million, compared to revenues of $130.3 million a year earlier, a gain of 32.4 percent. Full-year revenues by region were: North America rose 58.1 percent to $100.2 million from $78.1 million the year before; EMEA increased 24.8 percent to $42.8 million compared to $32.6 million; Asia Pacific was up

Ryan Search & Consulting Adds Consultant

Executive recruiter Ryan Search & Consulting has added Madeline Walker Garvin to its staff as a consultant. Ms. Garvin joins Ryan Search from the State of Tennessee, where she was executive assistant to the first lady, Crissy Haslam. "The number of search projects we're handling now is growing significantly, not only here in our home

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained to Find Director for Alliance Trust

Russell Reynolds Associates is currently leading the search for a new independent non-executive director for Alliance Trust. Alliance Trust PLC is a U.K.-headquartered investment and savings business with a 126 year history of building investor wealth. With 44 offices and more than 350 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search and leadership services

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