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Korn Ferry Names Mark Broer Co-Leader Global Pharmaceutical
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Korn Ferry Names Co-Leader of Global Pharmaceutical Search Practice

Korn Ferry has expanded with the addition of Mark Broer as senior client partner in its global life sciences practice and managing director of pharmaceuticals where he will co-lead the global pharmaceutical sector. He will work in both the firm’s Zurich and London offices. “We are pleased to have Mark join our global life sciences

Momenta Partners adds Danny Yu Silicon Valley
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Momenta Partners Expands Into New Silicon Valley Leadership

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has announced that Danny Yu has been named partner, Silicon Valley and Western U.S. He will lead Momenta’s expansion into Silicon Valley and the Western U.S. and focus on executive search assignments for clients in the area. The firm also has locations in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Atlanta

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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.

Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice
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Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has launched a private equity search practice which includes partners Asad Haider, Hank Flores, John Pothin, Mark Bradley and Sonia Prais. Collectively, the team has experience in consumer, industrial, technology, energy, luxury and Omni channel retail businesses. Mr. Flores is a partner at Ward Howell, where he co-leads the CPG practice for the

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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?

Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders
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Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

With an increasing global presence, Stanton Chase International continues to fortify its supply chain, logistics & transportation practice group. It recently named three  new global sector leaders: Alvaro Gazda (Toronto, supply chain), Gregory Nazarian (Dubai, warehousing), and Robert Frei (Zurich, freight forwarding). “We have assembled industry leaders who understand the ever-increasing importance of getting products

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Unemployment Rate Remains at 17-Year Low

Employers added 228,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a 17 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Wall Street economists were forecasting nonfarm payroll gains of 195,000 in November. Employment continued to trend up

AETHOS Consulting Group Places Anthony Mallows President CEO WATG
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AETHOS Consulting Group Places President and CEO at WATG

Hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has recruited Anthony Mallows as president and CEO of WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated design firms. He replaces Mike Seyle, who left the global architectural design firm earlier this year. Ken Greger, an AETHOS Consulting Group partner based in Portland, OR, led the global assignment. “AETHOS conducted

Machine Learning Goodwin Executive Search CEO Robbie Allen
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Machine Learning Company Infinia ML Turns to Goodwin Executive Search for CEO

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has placed Robbie Allen as CEO at Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and predictive analytics to Fortune 500 businesses. Managing partner Bill Goodwin led the assignment. Mr. Allen, who will be based out of the company’s Durham, NC office, rounds out a founding team of AI experts with experience

Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces Deans Executive Search & Consulting
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Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces with Deans Executive Search & Consulting

Recruiting firms Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co., and Deans Executive Search & Consulting have formed a strategic alliance. Larry Deans, president of Deans, has extensive healthcare industry experience in senior-level leadership roles in human resource and general management with Baxter Healthcare, BASF Pharma, Beverly Enterprises, US Oncology, Golden Living and Avalon Healthcare. “The alliance with

AIMS Expands Singapore
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AIMS Expands in Singapore

AIMS International has recently expanded with the addition of Jonathan Khoo as managing partner for AIMS Singapore. Mr. Khoo brings a wealth of experience in executive search as well as executive management across the industrial sectors, notably transport and engineering and IT & telecommunications and life sciences, among others. “Jonathan has a comprehensive understanding of clients’ challenges across the region,” said Adarsh Matta,

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Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal second quarter revenues of $443 million, a 10 percent increase compared to $401.9 million a year ago. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected $421.1 million. Growth was achieved in all thee major lines of business: Futurestep (16.7 percent) executive search (13.2 percent) and Hay

Options Group L. Kevin Kelly vice chairman
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Options Group Names Former Heidrick CEO as Vice Chairman

New York-based global financial recruiting specialist Options Group has named former Heidrick & Struggles CEO L. Kevin Kelly as vice chairman. Mr. Kelly is currently chief executive of Halo Privacy, a cyber security and consulting firm focusing on advanced secure communications. He has been instrumental in growing Halo’s footprint and projecting its reputation in the cybersecurity space. In

 TalentRISE Beth Gordon director of executive search
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TalentRISE Names Director of Executive Search

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has promoted search associate Beth Gordon to director of executive search. “Time and again across multiple industries, even with our toughest searches, Beth always finds a way to identify the top talent to fill critical organizational roles for our clients,” said J. James O’Malley, TalentRISE partner and executive search practice leader. “Her

Polachi New CFO Sean Bridgeo TimeTrade
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Polachi Finds New CFO for TimeTrade

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. One recent example is Polachi Inc.’s recent placement of Sean Bridgeo as senior vice president of operations and CFO of TimeTrade in Tewksbury, MA. “Sean is a highly motivated executive and we are thrilled

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IIC Partners Reappoints Vice Chairs

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has reappointed three vice chairs to its board during its global conference held in London. Bhavishya Sharma was reappointed as board director and vice chair for Asia Pacific. Mr. Sharma is managing director of Athena Executive Search & Consulting in New Delhi and has served on the IIC Partners board of

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Hiring for Potential or Experience?

It’s one of the biggest questions asked by first-time hiring managers: Is it better to hire people based on their experience or their potential? A cursory Google search reveals that the most popular answer to this question is “potential.” Most hiring experts seem to think that hiring someone for what they could do in the

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Noetic Search Seeks New Leadership for Santa Barbara and Treehouse Humane Societies

Executive search firm Noetic Search has been tapped by the Santa Barbara Humane Society in California and Tree House Humane Society in Chicago to lead their respective searches for new executive directors. Rhyan Zweifler, Noetic’s founder and president, and Jane Luiso, vice president, are leading both searches. The Santa Barbara Humane Society (SBHS) is looking for

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Myers McRae Chosen by the University of Charleston to Find Next President

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has launched a national search for a new president. Edwin Welch, the school’s current president, announced that he will retire effective next June. The school has enlisted the services of executive search firm Myers McRae. David Gring, senior vice president of the Macon, GA-based recruiters, is heading the

Russell Reynolds Associates Stephanie Angelini HR
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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds AOL Executive to HR Search Practice

Russell Reynolds Associates has added former AOL HR executive Stephanie Angelini as a member of its human resources officers practice. She is based in New York. In her new role, Ms. Angelini will leverage her extensive human resources strategy experience to advise clients across a range of industries, with particular expertise recruiting HR leadership for the financial

CNA International Adds Compliance Consulting Dubai
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CNA International Adds New Member Firm in Dubai

U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has added UAE-based boutique consulting firm Compliance Consulting as its newest member firm. Aigul Telkarayeva, CEO of Compliance Consulting, and her team bring extensive knowledge of the Dubai market, deep industry insight and expertise in management consultancy on compliance, risk management, corporate governance, strategy and controls. Effective immediately, the firm

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Hiring In Full Throttle Heading Into 2018

It’s common knowledge that the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over a decade. That’s good news, of course. But companies also know that this is the kind of good news that can make the jobs of human resource leaders that extra bit tougher. It’s not just that competition for talent is

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 
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Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 

Denver-based restaurant chain Chipotle has turned to Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new CEO. Founder Steve Ells is stepping down and will become executive chairman. The board’s search committee is made up of directors Robin Hickenlooper and Ali Namvar, as well as Mr. Ells. It is charged with identifying a new leader

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Rise Asset Development Taps Waterhouse Executive Search to Find New Leader

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

Heidrick & Struggles International Carlos Garcia
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Heidrick & Struggles Names Supply Chain & Operations Practice Leader

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Carlos Garcia to lead its supply chain and operations practice globally, adding to his role as partner in charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “Carlos’ proven leadership skills and expertise recruiting and advising senior supply chain and operations executives across all industry sectors will further

Teun de Nooijer McDermott & Bull Europe
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McDermott & Bull Bolsters Sports Practice, Adding Former Field Hockey Player 

McDermott & Bull Europe has added former star field hockey player Teun de Nooijer to its sports, active lifestyle and consumer products practices. Mr. de Nooijer is one of the most celebrated and decorated field hockey players in the world. He participated in five Olympic games and won several Olympic, world, European and national titles. He made

Koya Leadership Partners Lands Angela F. Williams New CEO Easterseals
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Koya Leadership Partners Lands New CEO for Easterseals

Following a national search, Easterseals has selected Angela F. Williams as its new president and CEO. The former YMCA executive is expected to lead the organization into its centennial year in 2019. Non-profit recruiting specialists Koya Leadership Partners conducted the search. Anne McCarthy, principal – executive search, and Alison Ranney, managing director who heads Koya’s Chicago

Coleman Lew + Associates Alli Celebron-Brown New Leader McColl Center for Art + Innovation
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Coleman Lew + Associates Places New Leader at McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has recruited Alli Celebron-Brown as the president and CEO of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC, after a national search. She will assume her new role today. Ms. Celebron-Brown brings an extensive background of development, strategic planning and organizational design. A 14-year veteran of non-profit leadership, she

Buffkin/Baker Expands With Veteran Recruiter
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Buffkin/Baker Expands With Veteran Recruiter

Executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has expanded with the addition of veteran recruiter Nathaniel J. Sutton as partner and head of its non-profit recruiting practice. “Nat has more than 17 years of executive search experience, and has been immensely successful in the non-profit, higher education and philanthropic arenas,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of Buffkin/Baker. “Nat

Reffett Associates Thomas Young Director of Operations
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Reffett Associates Hires Director of Operations

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has appointed Thomas Young as director of operations based in its Seattle office. Previously, Mr. Young was district director and counsel for U.S. Representative Dave Reichert of Washington State. He oversaw constituent services, casework and was the district office policy lead for business, energy, environment and transportation issues. He assisted the

C-Suite Envy: Most Top Executives Want to be CEO

Eighty-seven percent of executives would like to be CEO, according to a recent study released by Korn Ferry. However, data from the firm, based on leadership assessments of more than 2.5 million leaders over the past four decades, concludes that only 15 percent of executives are highly “learning agile” – a key predictor of success

Agilium Adds Reffett Associates and Ingenium Group to Network

Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has added Reffett Associates, Ltd. and Tokyo-based The Ingenium Group to its organization — bringing its network to a total of 56 office locations worldwide. Reffett Associates was founded in 1992 as a privately-held executive search and professional services firm and it currently has offices located in Seattle, Washington; Washington, DC; Reston,

Norman Broadbent Interim Management Grows Retail and FMCG/Consumer Practice

Norman Broadbent Interim Management has added Jo Sands and Jason Oakley to the firm as directors in its retail and FMCG/consumer practice teams. Ms. Sands started her career in recruitment in 2001 moving into interim management across all disciplines at board level to senior management for the consumer & FMCG sectors in 2006. She has

Preston & Partners Recruits CEO for Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council

Preston & Partners has placed Valarie Cofield as chief executive officer of the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council. Suzanne Fairlie, managing director of the Philadelphia office of Preston & Partners, led the engagement. Ms. Cofield has minority supplier development in her background, from her work in the area of diversity and affirmative action programming and

Parker Executive Search Retained by Southeast Missouri State University

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search been selected by Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) to lead in its search for a new president. As part of the commitment to an inclusive search process, Parker Executive Search held open forums on the SEMO campus this past week. The forums were intended to gather input on areas such as

Direct Consulting Associates Names Director for IT Services Practice

Direct Consulting Associates (DCA) has named John Yurkschatt as director of the firm’s IT services practice. In his new role, Mr. Yurkschatt will be driving sales and recruitment as well as implementing best practices. He previously served as DCA’s recruitment manager and has built a record for building executive recruitment teams. Direct Consulting Associates’ mission

ASLON Completes Search for OMNOVA Solutions

Executive search firm ASLON has placed Anne Noonan as the new president, performance chemicals, at OMNOVA Solutions. Ms. Noonan previously served as senior vice president and president of the industrial engineered products group of Chemtura Corporation. OMNOVA Solutions is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces for a variety of

DavenportMajor Retained by Westell Technologies for SVP Sales Search

DavenportMajor Executive Search is leading the search for a new senior vice president of worldwide sales for Westell Technologies, an Aurora, Illinois company that makes telecommunications equipment, such as DSL modems, for the home and small office, and outdoor equipment used by service providers. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive

Whitman Partners Launches CNO Search Practice

Executive search firm Whitman Partners, Inc. has launched a CNO search practice to focus on the placement of chief nursing officers. Greg Masson, partner and healthcare team leader, will head the division and will be joined by Tyler Leonard who will serve as an executive recruiter in the new practice. Mr. Leonard previously worked for

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner to Aviation and Transportation Practice

Heidrick & Struggles has added John Davidson as a partner in the firm's global industrial practice where he will serve clients in the aviation and transportation sector. He will be based in Chicago. During his 16-year executive search career, Mr. Davidson has specialized in senior-level search assignments across the airline, general and business aviation, aircraft

Egon Zehnder To Start Initiative To Increase Female CEOs At FTSE 100 Companies

Spearheaded by newly added U.K. managing director, Miranda Pode, Egon Zehnder will start an initiative to unsettle male-dominated executive positions of the U.K.’s FTSE 100 companies; currently there are only five women in such positions at these organizations. Egon Zehnder hopes to increase this number by 2025 when it launches its "25 by 25" initiative

Korn Ferry Adds Partner to Leadership and Talent Consulting Practice in London

Korn Ferry has named Max Landsberg as a senior partner in the firm's leadership and talent consulting practice in London. Mr. Landsberg, formerly a partner at McKinsey & Company, has advised major global organizations on strategy in the consumer, financial and industrial sectors. “We are thrilled that Max is joining Korn Ferry. His deep experience

Eximius Energy Launches Technology Oil and Gas Search Practice

Specialist oil and gas recruiters Eximius Energy has launched a technology oil and gas search practice to meet increasing client demand for information technology professionals in the energy sector. The new practice will serve the industry by placing highly specialized IT professionals across the U.K., Europe and Asia. Az Lasmi will lead the firm’s new

Accelent Completes Senior Search for Vitals

Accelent, Inc. has placed Guy Lehman as the new vice president of data management at Vitals. Previously, Mr. Lehman served as vice president, data strategy for Cotera and VP, global strategy and product development for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Vitals brings together actionable data, digital tools and consumer expertise to empower consumers to make more

Witt/Kieffer Leading CEO Search For Texas Heart Institute

Executive recruiter Witt/Kieffer has been selected by the Texas Heart Institute to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer/chief scientific officer. Consultants John K. Thornburgh, Karen E. Otto, and Andrew P. Chastain are handling the assignment. The mission of the Texas Heart Institute is to reduce the toll of cardiovascular disease through

Harvey Nash Acquires Beaumont Japan; Extends Reach Across APAC

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has acquired Beaumont Japan, a recruiting outfit operating across the Asia Pacific region. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new Harvey Nash Japan business will work closely with Harvey Nash’s network throughout the Asia Pacific region and globally. It will serve a number of sectors, including

AESC Forms Partnership with Invenias

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has partnered with Invenias, a global provider of cloud-based executive search solutions. Invenias is a software company that enables executive search firms, specialist recruitment companies and enterprise recruitment organizations to transform the productivity of their operations with cloud-based desktop and mobile applications. “As technology and the digitization of

Spencer Stuart Places First Female President at Cornell

Spencer Stuart has recruited Elizabeth Garrett to serve as the new president of Cornell University. Mr. Garrett, who is the provost of the University of Southern California, becomes the first female in the school’s history to hold the position. By appointing Ms. Garrett, Cornell becomes the sixth Ivy League school to name a woman as

Simply Driven Launches Manufacturing Technology Recruitment Practice

Simply Driven Executive Search, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices, has launched a manufacturing technology recruitment practice to focus on manufacturing technology related to CNC machining, lasers, robotics, waterjet and additive printing. “I just returned from the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, and that experience completely affirmed our strategic direction

Egon Zehnder Report Looks At Capability Gap Among U.S. Company Boards

Corporate boards of leading publicly traded U.S. companies are becoming more global, but the companies still face a capability gap to align their boards with their global aspirations, according to the Egon Zehnder Global Board Index. Even though nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of all S&P 500 companies report some international revenue, corporate boards have achieved

Tyler & Company Grows Adds VP

Executive search firm Tyler & Company has named Marc B. Miller MD as a vice president. He becomes a member of the firm’s CEO and health systems leadership practice as well as the firm’s physician executive and medical group practice. Dr. Miller offers more than 25 years of experience within the healthcare industry, which encompasses

Hasson Associates Names Additions to the Team

London-based executive recruiters Hasson Associates has added Aileen Ryan as an office manager and Beatrice Zornek as an associate. Ms. Ryan was previously with NEG Earth Lights where she performed a number of roles. She will work closely with the team to ensure the organization maintains operational efficiency throughout its corporate growth. Ms. Zornek brings

Whitman Partners Completes Assignment for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

Executive search firm Whitman Partners, Inc. has placed Duchess Pimentel at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital as the director of surgical services. Ms. Pimentel was previously the clinical operations director of the PACU at Duke University Hospital. The search was conducted by Jim Carver and assisted by Josiah Whitman. Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital is a 278-bed

Storbeck/Pimental Leads Academic Chancellor Search for CSU

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been retained by the California State University System (CSU) to lead in its search for a new executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs. Sharon Tanabe, partner, and Emy Peña, principal, at Storbeck/Pimentel are handling the assignment. The 23 CSU campuses span California and collectively enroll approximately 447,000 students, making

Claymore Partners Talent Survey Reveals Strong Hiring Prospect

Sixty five percent of employers are selectively or significantly increasing executive hiring for the balance of 2014 and into 2015, according to a Claymore Partners Talent Market Survey. The outlook expressed by unemployed executives is also more optimistic than in previous surveys as almost 40 percent say their job prospects are significantly or slightly better.

Allen Austin Adds Two Senior Partners

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has named Polly Shrewsbury as a senior partner in its Austin office and Ken Minter as a senior partner in Houston. Dr. Shrewsbury’s background includes a combination of business and scientific knowledge stemming from a Ph.D. in bioengineering coupled with experience managing multimillion-dollar P&Ls, orchestrating turnarounds, and providing strategic

Hoffman & Associates Adds Partner

Brussels-based recruiters Hoffman & Associates has added Mieke Dhoore as a partner where she will conduct executive search assignments across a variety of business sectors and functional areas. Ms. Dhoore will operate from both the firm’s main Brussels office and a new regional office located in Ghent. Ms. Dhoore has held successive HR positions in

Leadership Development Solutions Joins Agilium

Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has welcomed Leadership Development Solutions (LDS) to its international organization. Based in Bucharest, Leadership Development Solutions was established in 1994 by Korn Ferry. In 2000, after Korn Ferry became a listed company on the NYSE, its Romanian entity went through a management buyout and changed its name to Leadership Development Solutions (LDS).

Kaye/Bassman Recruits President for Pepper-Lawson Construction

Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has placed Todd Granato as president of Pepper-Lawson Construction in Houston. Mr. Granato previously worked for Turner Construction Company since 2001 where he helped various management and leadership roles within the company's Houston business unit. Kaye/Bassman was founded in 1981 and provides global executive search and recruiting solutions with an expertise in

RenaudFoster Leading Search for International Livestock Research Institute

Canadian-based RenaudFoster has been retained to lead the search for a new deputy director general – biosciences and a deputy director general – integrated sciences at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium of Agricultural Research Centers, which supports the centers as well as multi-center

True Grows Search Staff

True, a global executive search firm focused on high growth technology companies and investment firms, has named Brian Waivada as a partner and Reed Flesher as vice president of product. Mr. Waivada, who will specialize in private equity portfolio companies, was formerly with Heidrick & Struggles’ global financial services practice where he focused on private

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