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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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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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Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

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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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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts

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Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors

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Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as 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: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting

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Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & 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 more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,

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Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing

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SpenglerFox Names New Regional Practice Group Leader, Other Appointments

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named a new regional practice group leader for Middle East Africa, family businesses and technology. Based in Dubai, Eva Wuellner will support the firm’s clients in both executive search assignments and human capital services projects, such as leadership development, assessment centers and HR organization, among others. In her work for multinational

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Diversified Search Places CEO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Mary C. Daly as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dale E. Jones, the recruitment firm’s president and CEO, led the assignment along with board practice head Veronica Biggins. Effective Oct. 1, Ms. Daly will replace outgoing CEO John C. Williams who recently left the

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ArtCenter College of Design Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought-after leaders on board. Search firms are well equipped for their role with extensive networks throughout the space. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,

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McDermott & Bull Opens Office in Vancouver

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded in Canada with the addition of a new office in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins the firm as managing partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada. “The No. 1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time

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Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO

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La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York

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Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted

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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

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 organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member

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Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

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RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

T. Malouf and Co. Launches Director Search for National Bicycle Assoc.

Terry Malouf, founding president of T. Malouf and Company Executive Search, is conducting the search to replace longtime director of The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA), Fred Clements. Mr. Clements is stepping down in the next few months to take a project director’s role within the Costa Mesa, California-based organization. The NBDA has therefore initiated a national

Allen Austin Names Higher Education Practice Head

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added retired Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau as head of the firm’s higher education search practice. She will also be active in Allen Austin’s strategy, not-for-profit, aerospace, defense and intelligence recruiting practices. Vice Adm. Rondeau most recently served as president of National Defense University (NDU), which is the premier center for Joint Professional

hrQ Names Talent Acquisition Managers In Houston and Dallas

Executive search and professional services firm hrQ has strengthened its staff with the additions of Corey Harlock and Elizabeth Young as talent acquisition managers in its Houston and Dallas offices. hrQ focuses exclusively on the human resources sector, providing HR professionals for short or long term contract assignments and full time hires as well as offering expertise on a variety of human

Elusive Target: Women Securing Board Chairmanships

According to the most recent ‘Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective’ report by Deloitte, representation of women on corporate boards continues to increase, but the number of women leading boards still remains low globally. Overall, women now hold 12 percent of seats worldwide with only four percent chairing boards. European countries continue to lead on gender

Major, Lindsey & Africa Opens Minneapolis/St. Paul Office

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has expanded its footprint in the Midwest with the opening of a Minneapolis/St. Paul office. Brian McMahon has been tapped to lead the new location as managing director, representing associate attorneys, individual partners and partner groups in the lateral marketplace and executing focused searches for law firm clients. In his new

Lochlin Partners Recruits SVP Marketing for USO

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Paul G. Allvin as senior vice president of marketing and communications at Arlington, VA-headquartered United Service Organizations (USO). He will lead all aspects of the company’s marketing and communications department, including strategic and entertainment marketing, brand and creative services, web and digital marketing, special events, story development, publications and public

ADK Consulting Taps Executive Director for Monterey Peninsula Airport

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has placed Michael La Pier as executive director of the Monterey Peninsula Airport. He will replace Tom Greer, who announced his retirement last year. In his new role, Mr. La Pier will report to the five member publicly-elected board with responsibility for the development, operation and administration of the airport and its services to

Boyden Establishes New Office in Brussels

Executive search firm Boyden has opened a new office in Brussels. Francis Vaningelgem and Baudouin Contzen, previously founders of Executive Square, will lead the new Boyden Belgium & Luxembourg team as managing directors. The expansion builds on Boyden’s recent launches in the Netherlands and Geneva. The Brussels office will offer the full range of Boyden services in executive search, leadership

Buffkin Group Creates Venture Fund to Invest In Client Companies

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has launched a venture fund to invest in a variety of industries across the U.S. One of the primary goals of the initiative is to find visionary leadership in the companies it invests in, and the fund will target vertical industry sectors that are core to The Buffkin Group. Buffkin Ventures as the

CTPartners Shares Dive 17 Percent; Market Cap Stands At $13 Million

Shares in executive search firm CTParnters sank another 17 percent yesterday, dropping to a new low of $1.51. The once high-flying executive recruiter traded at $23.75 just a year ago. Volume was relatively light with 469,000 shares trading hands, about double the typical trading volume average for the company. CTPartners, one of only a few publicly-traded

Heidrick Taps CEO for Business-Industry Political Action Committee

Heidrick & Struggles has placed former Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. James Gerlach as president and chief executive officer of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). The search was led by Heidrick’s education & social enterprise practice group based in Washington, D.C. Former U.S. Congressman Gerlach joins BIPAC with an extensive career in public service and the private sector.

Baker and Assoc. to Lead President Search for U. of Mary Washington

Baker and Associates, LLC has been chosen by the University of Mary Washington in Virginia to lead in the search for its 10th president. Rick Hurley, who has served as the University’s president since 2010, said he will retire, effective next June. The search will be led by senior vice president Martin Baker. Baker and Associates has conducted more than

Employers Focused on Growth See Hiring Momentum Accelerating

U.S. employers’ hiring intentions are among the strongest globally for the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup. Taking into account seasonal variations, the Net Employment Outlook is up 16 percent, which is on par with Q2 2015 and up from Q3 2014 when the Outlook was +14 percent. Only

Culture and Brand Seen As Top Advantages When Recruiting Talent

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company specializing in talent solutions, revealed results of an executive survey on what gives companies a competitive advantage when recruiting top talent. Organizational culture and employment brand were seen as ranking highest among more than 1,000 responses to the global survey. Nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of respondents said that organizational culture was the most important

ZRG Partners Rebrands With New Logo and Website

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners, a firm focused on providing human capital services to key markets in the financial services, healthcare & life sciences, non-profit, industrial, technology, energy, private equity, board services, and education sectors, has rebranded itself and unveiled a newly redesigned website. The identity makeover comes on the heels of the firm’s capital raise with Northcreek Mezzanine

Vetted Solutions Heading Marketing Society CEO Search

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. James Zaniello, Vetted Solutions president, is heading the search assignment. SMPS seeks a CEO capable of providing the strategic vision and operational leadership needed to build on the society’s foundation for

Calibre One Recruits Chief Marketing Officer Post for SOASTA

Executive search firm Calibre One has recruited Ann Sung Ruckstuhl as chief marketing officer of Mountain View, California-based SOASTA. As CMO, Ms. Ruckstuhl will oversee global marketing and communications at SOASTA, including demand generation and lead-to-revenue pipeline management. Ms. Ruckstuhl has held senior global executive positions at industry leaders Symantec, Sybase (acquired by SAP), eBay, HP and most recently as

Coleman Lew + Associates Names Consultant

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has expanded its search staff with the addition of Chuck Price as a consultant. Mr. Price first began his career in search as an associate with Sockwell & Associates and later with Heidrick & Struggles. He recruited senior level executives across the finance, marketing, real estate, and technology sectors. Additionally, Mr. Price spent

Smaller Search Firms Praised for Expertise and Better Results

Smaller, boutique search firms have a higher level of expertise and yield greater results, according to research findings published by Hunt Scanlon Media and reported by Wilmington Biz and London-based Executive Grapevine. More than 1,000 human resource professionals and executive search consultants took part in Hunt Scanlon Media’s Executive Search State of the Industry report examining how the

The Curzon Partnership and Trinitas Search Partners Merge

U.K. search firms, The Curzon Partnership and Trinitas Search Partners, have merged to form CurzonTrinitas Ltd. The new entity will bring together two executive search businesses with expertise in the energy, infrastructure and finance sectors. “The combination of our two businesses will create one of the largest London-based executive search firms focusing on the infrastructure & energy sectors

CTPartners Stock Drops 21 Percent to New Low

Shares in executive search firm CTPartners dropped 21 percent in heavier than normal trading yesterday, dropping to a new low of $1.71. Trading volume reached 1.191 million shares; trading volume over the last 90 days averaged 260,000. CTPartners has 8,750,000 shares outstanding; some 39 percent of the company’s stock is held by insiders, while just

Kaplan Partners Recruits President of the Delaware Bankers Association

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan Partners has placed Sarah A. Long as president of the Delaware Bankers Association (DBA). She replaces outgoing president David A. Bakerian who has retired. “The Delaware Bankers Association will be well served under Sarah Long’s leadership,” said Alan Kaplan, founder and CEO. “Her blend of industry knowledge, relationship skills and managerial talent will augment an

Isaacson, Miller Adds Principal in Boston Office

Isaacson, Miller has expanded its staff with the addition of Rebecca Kennedy to its Boston office as principal. Ms. Kennedy brings to Isaacson, Miller more than 10 years of executive search experience. Her practice has focused on diversity and inclusion, compliance, research administration, and finance & administration in institutions of higher education ranging from large public research institutions

Recruiting Boom Expected As Saudi Markets Open Today

Silicon Valley-backed mihnati.com, Saudi Arabia’s largest indigenous recruiting solutions provider, is anticipating a rush of business as the kingdom opens its $530 billion stock market to foreign investments today. Saudi Arabia’s keenly anticipated move will give international investors direct access to the Middle East’s biggest economy. “The talent sector here could be the big winner,” said Scott

Recruiting Association Names President

The International Association for Corporate & Professional Recruitment (IACPR) has selected Caroline McClure to serve as its new president. Ms. McClure brings more than 20 years of first hand work experience on both the buy and sell sides of the executive talent equation. Her background draws from work as a senior search consultant at Korn Ferry and boutique

Spencer Stuart to Lead LSB Industries President Search

LSB Industries has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a president of its Chemical Business. The newly created position will be responsible for maximizing the operational performance of the company’s chemical business by driving process, maintenance, safety and marketing best practices throughout the company. “Hiring an experienced senior level executive to lead our chemical business is an important next

Bespoke Partners Recruits CFO for Abila

Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Jeff Cross as chief financial officer of Austin-based Abila. He will head up the finance, accounting, and legal departments at the company and will be primarily responsible for revenue recognition, forecasting, and merger and acquisition activities. Mr. Cross brings more than 30 years of financial leadership experience, with a highly

Lucas Group Names IT Technology Practice Leader

Search firm Lucas Group has named Joseph Schott as managing partner. He will lead and expand the information technology team for the firm’s Tampa office. Mr. Schott previously spent four years as director of IT recruiting with The Execu|Search Group, a recruitment and workforce management solutions firm serving the New York City tristate area and greater Boston. “We are confident

Recruiting Industry Under Pressure to Find New Services to Sell

The Economist reports this morning that in the aftermath of the financial crisis seven years ago, companies were too busy trying to survive to do much recruiting, so they cut back sharply on their use of executive search firms. “When Korn Ferry, the biggest ‘headhunter,’ announced its results for the year to April 2009, it seemed to be in

CTPartners Recruiters Head to Rival Odgers Berndtson

John Hawkins, a vice chairman of CTPartners and a 16-year search industry veteran, has joined competitor Odgers Berndtson. He will be based in Columbia, MD and will be joined by his assistant Tina Veen. Mr. Hawkins was a partner in the company’s life sciences and healthcare recruiting practice, where he combined over 25 years of leadership

DHR International Recruits Chief Operating Officer for LLamasoft

DHR International has recruited Dale Erker as chief operating officer for LLamasoft, Inc., a software supplier dedicated to advancing technology focused on the continuous improvement of enterprise supply chain network operations. The company’s design and analysis applications enable companies to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain operations, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and

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