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Coulter Partners Assists Optimapharm in CEO Search

Mark Sharp of life sciences-focused search firm Coulter Partners recently assisted private equity-backed Optimapharm in the recruitment of Andrew Copestake as its new CEO. “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the executive management team and thank Coulter Partners for their professional support in achieving this high-caliber appointment,” said Harold Chatelus, director of private equity firm The Rohatyn Group.

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Furst Group Assists Medica in CTO Search

Executive search firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has placed Dan Abdul as senor vice president and chief technology officer at Medica, a non-profit health plan headquartered in Minnetonka, MN. “Dan brings to Medica proven IT leadership with a strong emphasis on making decisions based on data and analytics,” said Rob Geyer, senior vice president

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Beloit Snappers Tap Marquee Search in Hunt for New President

Gateway Management Group and the Beloit Snappers have tapped the services of Portland, OR-based Marquee Search to lead a nationwide search to select a company president to oversee all operations at the brand-new, multi-purpose stadium being built in downtown Beloit, WI. The president of Gateway Management will lead the Beloit baseball team as well as

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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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The Onstott Group Expands Search Team

The Onstott Group, a Wellesley, MA-based search firm, has expanded with the addition of Christine Venditti as managing director. Ms. Venditti over 20 years of executive recruiting experience scaling private equity and VC funded and public technology companies including CFO, CEO and CMO roles. Her background includes in house experience on Apple’s internal search team

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Jobless Claims Fall as Election and Pandemic Second Wave Add to the Misery

The Labor Department reported this morning that 751,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the lowest total since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 778,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The total reflected a decline of 40,000

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Academic Career & Executive Search Finds Dean for Texas A&M University

West Hartford, Conn.-based Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Debra Feakes as the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas A&M University – San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. “Co-chairs Vijay Golla and Bill Bush sought to find a dean who could proactively take the lead in solidifying and implementing the

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Furst Group Recruits CFO for Baystate Health

Following a national search, Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, assisted Baystate Health in Springfield, MA, in the hiring of Raymond McCarthy as treasurer and chief financial officer. Mr. McCarthy has served as interim CFO since March. “Ray has worked tirelessly and skillfully to keep our health system financially stable during the pandemic and the

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Harvey Nash Acquires Latitude 36, Expands to U.S. Market

Recruitment firm Harvey Nash has acquired technology focused executive search firm Latitude 36 as part of its strategic expansion in the U.S. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I am extremely excited about Latitude 36 joining the Harvey Nash Group family,” said Jason Allen, CEO of Harvey Nash technology recruitment division Northern Europe, Australia and

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Handshake Receives $80 Million in Funding

Handshake, a jobs platform for college students and recent graduates, has received an $80 million financing round led by GGV Capital with participation from EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Spark Capital and True Ventures, along with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Emerson Collective and Imaginable Futures. “Since its founding, Handshake has been laser focused on delivering on its

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Bain & Company and Hunt Scanlon Launch Talent Intelligence Partnership

Bain & Company, the leading global advisor to the private equity industry, and Hunt Scanlon Media, the leading talent intelligence provider to the human capital and private equity sectors, have entered into a partnership to gather data to better understand current PE portfolio company executive talent issues and their link to investment performance. “With more detailed insight

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B.E. Smith Seeks CFO for Ohio-Based Fairfield Medical Center

Healthcare-focused B.E. Smith has been enlisted to find a new chief financial officer for Fairfield Medical Center, an independent, not-for-profit, community-based health system in Lancaster, OH. Senior executive consultant. The previous CFO, Sky Gettys, announced early this year that he would be retiring after nearly 20 years with the organization. As a key member of

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Bishop & Company Assists the Hawaii Tourism Authority with CEO Search

Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company has assisted the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) in the recruitment of John De Fries as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. He is the first Native Hawaiian appointed as HTA’s president and CEO. Past leader Chris Tatum recently retired. The assignment was spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson,

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ZRG Appoints Digital, Data, Analytics, and AI Practice Leader

ZRG has expanded with the addition of Lisa Peacock-Edwards as managing director and leader of its digital, data, analytics and AI practice. “Lisa’s track record of success spans countries and continents,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “As a member of the ZRG team and leader of the digital, data, analytics and AI practice, I’m confident in

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Cornerstone International Group Names Managing Partner for Middle Eastern Region

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has unveiled a new executive search and leader advisory team in the Middle East with the addition of Stelios Pigadiotis as managing partner and founder of Cornerstone Dubai. “We are delighted to welcome Stelios to Cornerstone International Group,” said Simon Wan, chairman. “Stelios is

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Heidrick & Struggles Posts Steep Q3 Declines; Records $48 Million Restructuring Charge

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted $143.5 million third quarter revenues, down from $182.2 million during the same period a year ago. The reduction in net revenue was primarily due to the impact of the pandemic on its global business. Executive search net revenue was $129.2 million compared to $166.5 million in

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The Christopher Group Recruits VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at HarperCollins Publishers

Thomas Christopher, Pam Noble and Matthew Duda of The Christopher Group (TCG) have placed Gisselda Nunez as vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at HarperCollins Publishers. “It was an honor and a privilege to work directly with the HarperCollins leadership team as they continue to build an inclusive and diverse workplace,” said Ms. Noble, the search firm’s chief human resources

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Buffkin / Baker Assists the Blues Foundation with CEO Search

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker recently assisted in recruiting Patricia Wilson Aden as the new president and CEO of the Blues Foundation, which is dedicated to honoring, preserving and promoting the musical form known as the blues. She succeeds Barbara Newman who recently retired. Nat Sutton and Tom Truitt, partners from Buffkin / Baker, executed the search. “On

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McDermott + Bull Names Chief Operating Officer

Top leadership appointments have been gaining traction at executive search firms over the past year. Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull recently appointed Angela Anderson to chief operating officer, where she will continue to build and scale the firm’s infrastructure and support its expansion. “Angela has worked side by side with me for most of her 11 years

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AltoPartners Spain and WFS Talent Form Partnership with Johan Cruyff Institute

AltoPartners Spain, an international consultancy firm specializing in executive search, and WFS Talent, which provides human resources solutions for the sports industry, have formalized an agreement with the Johan Cruyff Institute to strengthen the institute’s career services offerings. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the Johan Cruyff Institute provides online and on-campus study programs in sport management,

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Workplace Diversity Through Recruitment

Diverse companies have 19 percent higher revenue, and according to Harvard Business Review, are 70 percent more likely to capture a new market. With diversity hiring a top priority for employers, the first step to building a diverse workforce is straightforward: Hire more diversified candidates. Sounds simple — but sometimes what sounds simple can be vexingly complex,

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RH Perry & Associates Assists College of Mount Saint Vincent

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has assisted the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY, in the recruitment of Susan R. Burns as its sixth president. Managing partner Matthew Kilcoyne and senior consultant Kathy Krendl led the assignment. Last year, Charles L. Flynn Jr. announced that he would be stepping down after 20 years as

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Herbert Mines Assists Bob’s Discount Furniture with CEO Search

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

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True Search Launches Gaming, Media & Entertainment Practice

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has launched a new practice dedicated to the growing gaming, media and entertainment industry. “Our team’s deep heritage within the industry, coupled with our ability to find talent that enables growth in rapidly evolving creative sectors, made our global launch of the gaming, media and entertainment practice a natural next step,” said

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Robert Half Posts 23 Percent Revenue Dip

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter revenues of $1.19 billion, down 23.3 percent from the same period a year ago, surpassing the consensus mark by 2.48 percent. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company recorded net income of $46 million, or $.67 per share,

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Continuity Planning: Why It Matters in Times of Crisis

Planning is critical in succession strategy, but it is neither foolproof nor a guarantee that a transfer of power will go smoothly. Succession planning is a process that ensures your next generation of leaders is capable and the transition of power is seamless. It is a journey that every company should take, including both family-owned and

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CarterBaldwin Executive Search Tapped by Pepperdine University to Find Chief Diversity Officer

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities across the country. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. Pandemic or not, higher educational institutions need talent and these roles are now seen

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief People and Culture Officer for The Big Ten

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has placed Omar Brown as chief people and culture officer for the Big Ten Conference, the nation’s oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference. Jason Hanold, Lisa Butkus and Mayank Parikh led the assignment. “Commissioner Kevin Warren is an exceptional leader who is bringing business sophistication to a 125-year-old conference powerhouse,” said Mr. Hanold.

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Arts Consulting Group Finds New Leader for Connecticut Landmarks

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Aaron Marcavitch as executive director of Connecticut Landmarks, an organization that restores and operates significant historic house museums in Connecticut. “ACG congratulates Aaron Marcavitch on his placement as executive director at Connecticut Landmarks,” said Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president at Arts Consulting Group. “His vast experience in historic preservation

Surge in Jobless Claims Continues

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.98 million claims. More than 36.5 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past two months, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.

Odgers Interim Announces Expansion

The pressure has never been greater for organizations to deliver strong business results in less time and with fewer resources while mitigating the risk of hiring the wrong leaders. To that end, a number of companies have been turning to temporary leaders to fill their C-suite needs and executive search firms are stepping up. Odgers

Employee Burnout Sabotaging Workforce Retention

The biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017 is employee burnout. The newest study in the “Employee Engagement Series” conducted by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace found that 95 percent of human resource leaders admit employee burnout is sabotaging workforce retention. It’s now being seen as a widespread problem with no obvious solution in sight. In

Workey Secures $8 Million in Funding, Opens New York Office

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology that is designed to change the talent management game. Workey, the next-gen AI solution for career development and recruitment, has launched in the U.S. after closing an $8 million Series “A” funding round, led by PICO Partners and Magma VC. The funding was immediately put to use, with Workey opening

Hanold Associates Finds Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Live Nation

Leaders at the best companies know that diversity matters. Not only are the firms that pay attention to such matters rewarded with better financial returns, but they gain perspectives and insights that would otherwise be lost to them. The recruitment of diversity and inclusion executives continues to be critical for companies. In the latest instance: Hanold

Diversified Search Fills CEO Post for Telecommunications Industry Association

Diversified Search has recruited Wes Johnston as the chief executive officer of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). John Keller, managing director and leader of the firm’s technology and innovation practice, led the search along with Michel Deschapelles, managing director in the Miami office. Mr. Johnston comes to TIA with more than 25 years of experience leading and

Taplow Group Expands Into Africa

The economy of Africa consists of trade, industry, finance, construction and agriculture. According to recruiters expanding in the region, business is booming, and a number of search firms therefore have continued their migration to the continent. With the region primed for growth, the international search firm Taplow Group has launched Taplow Africa. This new team was brought together by

13 Rules for Getting the Most Out of Your Executive Search Firm

In many organizations, recruitment for top echelon positions is time-consuming, expensive and often even contentious when decision-makers aren’t on the same page. For most businesses, retained search firms offer the best answer to filling senior level positions. The retainer-based model commits the search firm to focus their resources in a proactive, systematic search to find

CarterBaldwin Lands CEO for Corporate Chaplains of America

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Larry Griffith as the chief executive officer of Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA). The board’s selection comes after an extensive search that involved reaching out to more than 1,000 potential candidates. The assignment was conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding. “The search attracted a very large number of interested, qualified candidates from

Chaloner Tapped by Wikimedia to Find Chief Communications Officer

New York-based executive search firm Chaloner has been retained by Wikimedia Foundation to spearhead its search for a chief communications officer. Amy Segelin, president of Chaloner, is leading the search. The foundation is seeking a creative, collaborative, forward-thinking chief communications officer to join it executive team in San Francisco. The organization is looking for a leader

WilsonHCG Appoints Leader of Executive Search Offering

Global talent solutions provider WilsonHCG has added Jonathan Edwards to its leadership team as vice president of executive search. He will be responsible for leading the organization’s global executive search efforts, talent development and continuous process improvement to cultivate the company’s global offering. “We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan to WilsonHCG in such a pivotal

Amrop Expands Leadership Consulting Team

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 74 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, continues to be in growth mode. It recently added Francis Lam as senior partner in Shanghai, spearheading the firm’s leadership consulting practice in China. Amrop defines leadership assessment / consulting as a structured, comprehensive and objective evaluation of current competences and

Why American Workers Remain Confident

Led by significant increases in perceived likelihood of a promotion and perceived likelihood of a raise, American workers’ confidence increased for the fifth consecutive quarter, according to the national Worker Confidence Index, a survey of U.S. workers from HRO Today Magazine and talent and outsourcing company Yoh. The index gauges workers’ perceptions of the four

The Tolan Group Recruits CEO for Elwyn

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector. The latest: The Tolan Group, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network, has placed

Fogler Consulting Finds Head Basketball Coach for Ohio State

Executive search firm Fogler Consulting has recruited Chris Holtmann as the 14th head men’s basketball coach of Ohio State University. He replaces Thad Matta. Last year’s team missed the NCAA tournament after finishing 17–15. It was Mr. Matta’s first Ohio State team not to win at least 20 games. The Buckeyes, however, clearly felt it was time to go

Jobplex Names Leader of Atlanta Office

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR International, has expanded with the addition of Mark Mayleben as partner and leader of its Atlanta office. He was brought aboard to be a catalyst in the company’s growing apparel, consumer goods, food and beverage, leisure, and retail sectors. With deep expertise and experience leading senior executive searches across

IMD International Adds Partner in Czech Republic and Slovakia

With assignments increasingly coming in from around the globe, executive recruiters are developing new practices, hiring recruiters, and opening new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for virtually every search firm, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage of some geographic areas that once seemed to be

Hiring Pace Accelerates Heading Into Summer

U.S. employers expect hiring to pick up in the third quarter, with 24 percent planning to add staff between July and September. According to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup, employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors expect headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to

Korn Ferry Recruits CEO for J. Crew

Korn Ferry has assisted apparel retailer J. Crew in placing James Brett as its chief executive officer. A leader with more than 25 years of retail experience, Mr. Brett most recently served as president of specialty home furnishing company West Elm, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio. He will assume the CEO position in July, succeeding Millard

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Recruits Chief Librarian for Ryerson University

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette has assisted Ryerson University with the appointment of Carol Shepstone as its new chief librarian. Anna Stuart, managing partner and leader of the firm’s academic search practice, led the search. Ms. Shepstone has been working in academic libraries for more than 18 years. As university librarian at

Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of Leadership Consulting for Americas

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Andrew LeSueur as head of leadership consulting in the Americas. He will continue to support his executive search clients and the industrial and supply chain practices as he transitions into his new role. “Andrew’s success in accelerating the performance of our clients will bring immense value to our leadership consulting business as

TRANSEARCH Opens Office in Bulgaria

TRANSEARCH International is continuing its expansion with the opening of an office in Sofia, Bulgaria. Krasen Vladimirov will lead the new office as managing partner of TRANSEARCH Bulgaria. Mr. Vladimirov has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and operational executive leadership positions and focuses on technology, professional and financial services. He has previously worked as

Human Capital Consultants Places Chief People Officer for ONE Campaign

Human Capital Consultants, LLC has placed Anchal Gupta as chief people officer for ONE Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy and campaigning organization. The search was led by senior search consultant Katherine Emery. “Anchal Gupta has over 15 years of HR experience in the international non-profit arena, including advocacy environments and with organizations with a large population

Koya Leadership Partners and Neumann Executive Search Merge

Since the start of the year, the search industry has seen a number of mergers. Some involve national expansion, while others are about global reach. Many of the consolidations provide greater solution possibilities for customers who want a full suite of talent management services. The latest: Koya Leadership Partners is merging Neumann Executive Search Partners

Chelsea Partners and Reffett Associates Place USA Swimming CEO

Chelsea Partners and Reffett Associates have assisted USA Swimming in selecting Timothy Hinchey as its president and CEO. He becomes the organization’s third leader, replacing the late Chuck Wielgus. The search was led by Andy Knox, managing director at Los Angeles-based Chelsea Partners, and Bill Reffett, managing partner at Reffett Associates in Seattle. The USA Swimming shootout was

Search Firms In Europe Continue to Make Acquisitions

Belgian-based search firm Pauwels Consulting has acquired healthcare and life sciences recruiters Vandycke & Partners and its sister company Mediconsult. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined firm now has more than 490 employees in the fields of life sciences, engineering and IT. For more than 27 years, Vandycke & Partners has

Calibrate Legal to Offer Search, Leadership, Marketing Services

Johnson Executive Search has announced the launch of its parent company, Calibrate Legal. The organization will be comprised of three main areas of service: executive search, which will be JJES’ purview; a leadership council; and marketing operations. “Calibrate Legal’s expanded mission is to connect the right people, ideas and information to position our law-firm clients at

Work-Life Balance Matters, But Does It Matter Most?

Work-life balance is an increasingly critical ingredient in deciding where to work, according to a newly released study by Randstad, the staffing and recruitment company. That factor was considered important to 45 percent of individuals surveyed from around the world, making it the third highest priority in sizing up would-be employers. Work-life balance moves up

Ventura Partners Lands New CEO for Boa Technology

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has recruited Shawn Neville as chief executive officer of Boa Technology Inc. Bob Damon, a partner at Ventura, led the assignment. Mr. Neville joins Boa following his tenure as CEO and chairman of the footwear company Aerosoles Group. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and Visa USA. His career

Cook Silverman Seeking Advancement Leader for California State Parks Foundation

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been selected by the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to lead its search for a director of advancement. Victoria L. Silverman, co-founder of Cook Silverman, is heading the assignment. The advancement leader reports directly to the executive director. The individual is expected to work with the board, staff and

RISE Talent and Sports Trade Group Join Forces

In an effort to tap into more sports-and-fitness related clients, executive search firm RISE Talent Acquisition announced that it has formed a partnership with the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), a Silver Springs, MD-based trade group. “The partnership is a long-term working relationship where RISE Talent Acquisition is born from the industry, and works

Signium Names Practice Group Leaders

Executive search firm Signium U.K. has named Paul Surridge as global head of leadership consulting and Dominique Graham global head of legal and professional services. Mr. Surridge takes over the position from Kin Chong U, who remains with the firm as managing partner of Signium Management Consulting. Mr. Surridge is an experienced management consultant, specializing in talent and

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