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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

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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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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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Diversified Search Expands to Boston

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has expanded into Boston with the addition of Molly A. Robb, a seasoned search executive with more than 20 years experience placing C-suite talent in the healthcare, private equity/venture capital and life sciences sectors. She joins the firm as a managing director

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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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Kaye/Bassman Names Managing Partners

Executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has promoted Stewart Currie and Cynthia Salinas to new managing partners within its construction and real estate practice. Since joining Kaye/Bassman in 2013, Mr. Currie has lead search efforts for the construction & real estate practice focusing on the southeastern U.S. He specializes in the commercial, industrial and residential

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ENGAGE Talent Secures $3 Million in Funding

ENGAGE Talent, an AI software company that helps companies identify and effectively engage with passive candidates, has raised $3 million in new funding. Participating investors include Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Refinery Ventures and Grand Ventures. “While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, we’re eager to use this new funding to accelerate our progress

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DHR International Recruits Artistic Director for the Brooklyn Academy of Music

DHR International has placed David Binder as the artistic director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). He succeeds long-time executive producer Joseph V. Melillo, who will step down at the end of the year. James Abruzzo, managing partner of DHR’s global non-profit recruiting practice, led the search. “The Brooklyn Academy of Music is the major presenter of the

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Sterling Martin Associates Seeks New Leader for League of Women Voters

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

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After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry has begun to rebound. In the 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 travel

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Rialto Recruitment Opens New Office

Rialto Recruitment | Atlantae Executive Search, a technical and scientific focused search firm based in Niel, Belgium, has opened a second office in the Belgian city of Genk. In addition, Rialto has obtained the new Federgon RSS quality label. Rialto Recruitment originated as Atlantae 17 years ago, followed by its merger in 2012 with Egeminplus. “With

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Executive Recruiters Prove Invaluable to Thriving Global Sports Sector

The global sports industry has grown into a juggernaut. Its revenues are as much as $700 billion a year, surpassing the economies of many countries, according to the accounting firm KPMG. So it only makes sense that executive recruitment firms have become essential partners to organizations that are feeling the heat not just to win

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Buffkin / Baker Leads Chief Marketing Officer Search for University of Missouri

The University of Missouri System has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to fill the position of executive director for the joint office of strategic communications and marketing. The incoming executive will serve as the chief marketing and communications officer for the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and for the UM System. The incoming leader should have a clear,

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Isaacson, Miller Seeks Development Officer for Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical, senior-level leadership roles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston recently tapped executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a chief development officer. Vice president Jack Gorman is heading the assignment along with senior associate Becky Wei Piper, associate Sarah Hecklau

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Recruitment Technology Platform Joveo Receives $5 Million in Funding

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management industry. The latest: Joveo, a recruitment technology platform, recently raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. The start-up intends to use the cash infusion to continue to accelerate its product offerings, expand its partnerships and scale its AI/deep-learning layer. “Our vision is

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Spinnaker Global Appoints Director Executive Search

Spinnaker Global Ltd, a Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, U.K.-based recruitment agency specializing in shore-based shipping, has named Jon Chaplin as director of executive search. “Our executive search business has never been busier,” said Phil Parry, chairman at Spinnaker Global. “While improved market conditions can only help, we have benefited from taking the long-term view that comprehensive shipping knowledge,

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A New Look at How Jobs are Created, Found, Applied for and Won

Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead last year, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady job growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low. But there is more to the jobs

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Turnkey Search Finds President of Business Operations for the Miami Marlins

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has placed Chip Bowers as the Miami Marlins’ president of business operations. He will report directly to Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Leading the assignment was Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO. It is yet another top leadership post being referred to a boutique specialist. “Our goal is to operate a

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John Keister & Associates Lands Leader for 120-Year Old Waukegan Public Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, recently recruited Selina Gomez-Beloz as executive director of the Waukegan Public Library in Lake County, IL. She replaces Richard Lee who retired last month after nearly 15 years in the role. Her tenure beings on Monday. Ms.

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True Talent Advisory Names Chief People Officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer (CHRO) 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

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Top Gun Ventures Announces Senior Promotions

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has promoted Brian Adamik and Bjorn Kirchdorfer to senior partners in Boston and Dallas. Both have been with Top Gun Ventures for about 10 years and have been instrumental in building a national and global business and in significantly contributing to the branding of Top Gun Ventures in the

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More Than One Million Jobs to Be Disrupted by 2026

The global economy faces a reskilling crisis with 1.4 million jobs in the U.S. vulnerable to disruption from technology and other factors by 2026, according to a new report, “Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All,” by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. The report analyzes nearly 1,000 job types

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Holden Richardson Lands Chief Legal Officer for Stoneridge

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of attorneys is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is projected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all

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Bob Murray & Associates Assists San Diego Police Dept. in Search of 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 require leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader of Leisure/Hospitality Team

Russell Reynolds Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Hoda Tahoun to its consumer practice as a leader of the leisure and hospitality team. Based in Miami, Ms. Tahoun advises U.S.-based and global companies on developing and building strong executive teams while also guiding clients on long-term leadership strategies, including succession planning. Her clients

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Pedersen & Partners Opens in Zurich

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened an office in Zürich and named Thomas Heeger as the country manager for Switzerland. “For many years, we have been advising Swiss and international firms operating in Switzerland with their executive search needs outside Switzerland,” said Poul Pedersen, founder and managing partner of Pedersen & Partners. “From now on, we

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Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

While we all might think at times that a job is all about the pay check, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that nearly half of professionals actually prefer recognition over extra compensation. The report, which surveyed more than 850 professionals, found that 46 percent would prefer a promotion with no raise, with 54 percent

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Heidrick & Struggles Lands CEO for Avon Products

Heidrick & Struggles has helped place Jan Zijderveld, president of Unilever’s European business, as the new CEO for Avon Products, the struggling beauty products company. He replaces Sheri McCoy, who announced her retirement last summer in the wake of continued losses and harsh criticism from investors. The hiring of Mr. Zijderveld, who was also a

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Myers McRae Recruits President for University of Charleston

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has named Martin S. Roth as its 26th president following a national search conducted by David Gring of recruiting firm Myers McRae. He succeeds Edwin Welch, who will be retiring in June. The selection of Dr. Roth followed an extensive search conducted over the past six months. A committee

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ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader for Banking

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has appointed Patrick Prout as managing director and practice leader for banking. The selection was designed to help buttress the firm’s continued rise in the financial services sector. Mr. Prout has a decade-long record of serving banking clients with senior-level recruiting for boards of directors and C-

NGS Global Adds Offices in Vienna and Helsinki

NGS Global Americas has added offices in Vienna, Austria and Helsinki, Finland. The search firm now has 20 offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Vienna office will be led by managing partner Georg Unger. With over 20 years of international executive search experience, Dr. Unger executes search assignments on behalf of clients across

Heidrick & Struggles Names First Chief Human Resources Officer

Heidrick & Struggles has named Richard Greene as executive VP and chief human resources officer, a new position within the firm. Mr. Greene will lead Heidrick & Struggles’ global HR organization and become a member of the firm’s management committee. He rejoined Heidrick & Struggles in November as a partner in its CEO and board

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Spencer Stuart has been retained by The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Mike Odell, who had served as the company's chief executive since 2008, resigned in September. Pep Boys is the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain. Spencer Stuart is

James & Co. Retained by U.S. Tennis Association

Executive search firm James & Co. has been chosen by the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) to find a new head of its player development program. The position will replace the Association outgoing player development program head Patrick McEnroe. USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. James & Co.

Korn Ferry Posts 7.4 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted fiscal Q2 revenues of $255.7 million, an increase of 7.4 percent from revenues of $238 million a year ago. Revenues were driven by an $8.9 million, $8.5 million, and a $0.3 million increase in fee revenue in executive recruitment, Futurestep, and leadership & talent consulting respectively. The firm experienced growth in all

Morgan McKinley Names London Office Director

Global recruiter Morgan McKinley has appointed David Leithead as managing director for the firm’s London office. Mr. Leithead brings with him 20 years of leadership experience and knowledge of the recruitment industry. After graduating with a degree in law he joined Michael Page’s graduate business and went on to head its operations as managing director

GRMsearch Adds Financial Services Recruiter to Staff

Executive search firm GRMSearch has appointed financial services recruiter Laikee Tang as director, head of front office. Ms. Tang will spearhead the launch and development of a front office desk serving both buy and sell side clients and candidates across the Asia-Pacific region. She will be based in Hong Kong with a specific focus on

Nesbit Partners Completes Search for Publicis

Executive search firm Nesbit Partners, Inc. has placed Thomas C. Lee as senior vice president, director global client finance, at Publicis Worldwide. The search was conducted by Bob Nesbit, managing partner of Nesbit Partners. Mr. Lee was formerly global commercial director at WPP Group/Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Publicis Groupe is a leading French multinational advertising

Harris Search Associates Heading Two Searches for Howard University

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has been retained by Howard University to complete two searches for new college deans. The firm will assist in the recruitment of a dean of the College of Dentistry and dean of the College of Medicine. Established in 1867, chartered and incorporated by an Act of the United States Congress,

R. William Funk & Associates Retained by University of North Carolina at Greensboro

R. William Funk & Associates has been retained by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to lead in its search for a new chancellor. Located in Greensboro, NC, UNCG offers more than 100 undergraduate, 61 masters and 26 doctoral programs. For the past two decades, R. William Funk & Associates has provided searches

CTPartners Subject To Discrimination Complaint; Stock Plummets As Shares Dumped

Executives at CTPartners, including its chairman and CEO, Brian M. Sullivan, are subject to a damning sexual discrimination complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The filing alleges the global executive search firm to be a “den of discrimination where women are stripped of profitable accounts, held to a higher standard by their

MitchelLake Group Adds Singapore Office Partner

Executive search firm MitchelLake Group has added SooJung Bhang to its staff as a principal consultant in Singapore. Ms. Bhang has worked in TMT industry in an APAC business development role and worked closely across digital projects for telcos, ICTs and media / broadcasting companies. She was previously a client director at EMA Partners International.

Salveson Stetson Group Strengthens Life Sciences Practice Group

Recruiting firm Salveson Stetson Group has grown its life sciences practice group with the addition of Mark Gold, former CEO of Gold Partners, who joins the firm as a strategic partner. Mr. Gold and his firm have placed senior-level physician leaders in global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. “Mark’s extensive industry knowledge, network and reputation –

Zygos Partnership Heading CEO Search for Ofcom

Global search firm Zygos Partnership has been retained by Ofcom to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Ed Richards said he would step down from his post at the end of 2014. Ofcom is the communications regulator in the U.K. The Zygos Partnership is an international search firm working in

Diversified Search Names Higher Education Practice Managing Director

Diversified Search has named Eugene Evans Head Jr. as a managing director specializing in higher education. He will also be a member of the healthcare practice. Previously, Mr. Head was a senior partner and managing director, higher education practice, at executive search firm Wheless Partners. “Gene’s experience in the higher education area of executive search

Harvey Nash Opens Office in Boston

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has opened a new office in Boston. John Durkey, vice president, executive search, will lead the office and grow the firm's technology, life sciences and manufacturing practices. Mr. Durkey has 20 years of experience in executive search and previously served as executive vice president at Jobplex / DHR International,

Euromedica Executive Search Adds Partner in London

Euromedica Executive Search has added Stuart Penney as a client partner in its London office. Mr. Penney brings broad experience in international search and the placement of executives and professionals across discovery and research, clinical development, commercial, marketing, engineering, general management and operations functions in the life sciences, medical devices and biotech industries. At Euromedica

Human Resource Solutions Fills Executive Position for Sykes Enterprises

Human Resource Solutions has recruited Drew Blanchard as executive vice president major markets Americas – financial services, healthcare and retail with Sykes Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Blanchard’s depth of experience had spanned three decades at Accenture, working across the organization in various leadership roles. Sykes is a global leader in providing customer contact management solutions and

Isaacson, Miller Completes Search for Smith College

Isaacson, Miller has placed Michael Howard as vice president for finance and administration at Smith College. This search was led by executive recruiters Ponneh Varho and Natalie Leonhard. Mr. Howard is the former vice president for finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college with

AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in China

AIMS International as added Wells Associates, a China-focused executive search practice, which provides complete human capital solutions, to its network. The managing director of Wells & Associates, Cindy Han, brings more than 16 years of senior experience in Greater China. She established Wells & Associates in 2005 and previously worked for many multinational firms including

Professional Diversity Network Acquires Global Outreach Ventures

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (PDN), a developer and operator of online networks that provide access to employment opportunities for diverse professionals in the U.S., has acquired Global Outreach Ventures, Inc., a career consultation company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Global Outreach enables Professional Diversity Network to accelerate its Diversity Source and Qualify

Egon Zehnder Heading CEO Search For Millicom

Egon Zehnder has been selected by Millicom to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Hans-Holger Albrecht has informed the board of directors of his intention to step down as president and CEO at year-end. Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Egon

JBK Associates International Retained by Brooklyn Law School for Dean of Admissions Search

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has been retained by Brooklyn Law School to lead its search for a dean of admissions and financial aid. Current dean Henry W. Haverstick III will be retiring from his post after 41 years of service to the school. The search will be led by principal Dina F. Cappuccio, who

Harris Rand Lusk to Lead CEO Search Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

Executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk has been selected by the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) was chartered in 1969 by the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a not-for-profit unit of government. It operates the local public

Eton Bridge Partners Expands Staff

Executive search and interim management partnership Eton Bridge Partners has named Ellie Rich-Poole as a partner in its HR executive search practice and Philip Muggeridge as a researcher to its finance search team. Ms. Rich-Poole brings with her over 10 years’ experience in consultancy and HR recruiting, including in-house expertise in the retail, consumer and

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Life Sciences & Government Affairs Partner in China

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Jonathan Zhu as partner within the firm's global life sciences & government affairs practices, based in Shanghai. Mr. Zhu has accumulated more than 20 years of professional experience gained in both the private and public sectors. He was one of the first Chinese-American lobbyists working for an established Washington, D.C.-based

Total Compensation on the Rise for Most Executives

The 2014 AESC BlueSteps Executive Compensation Report, released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), reveals that almost half (44 percent) of executives at the CEO/president level experienced a rise in total compensation in the last fiscal year. Of those CEOs who experienced an increase in total compensation, 38 percent received 16 percent or

Sports Recruitment International Fills Board Positions for the British Horseracing Association

Search firm Sports Recruitment International has assisted the British Horseracing Association (BHA) in filling six non-executive director positions. The new non-executive directors, who have been appointed for three-year terms, are: Atholl Duncan, an experienced non-executive director in sports organizations; Julie Harrington, who spent eight years with Northern Racing; Noel Harwerth, former breeder and former member

CTPartners Adds To San Francisco Office

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has added Vincent Saunders as a principal in its San Francisco office. He will be a member of the firm’s global financial services practice. Mr. Saunders has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector developing proven expertise across team-building, strategic planning, finance, fundraising, investing and nurturing long-term relationships.

JobPlex Acquires East Wing Group

JobPlex, a DHR International Company, has acquired East Wing Group Inc., a search firm owned by plastics veteran Russ Riendeau. Founded in 2000, East Wing Group is an executive search practice working with Fortune 1000 companies and mid-sized privately held organizations to recruit sales, marketing and management talent in packaging, plastics, medical device, pharmaceuticals, ecommerce

Harvey Nash Appoints Lead for Consumer and HR Practices

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has appointed Andrew Simmonds as associate director of the firm’s consumer practice in Asia. He will be based in Harvey Nash’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Mr. Simmonds has worked in both the U.K. and Hong Kong, and is a search specialist focused on the media, hospitality and

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