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Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Names C-Suite Advisory Services Leadership Team

Human capital management firm Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge (LHH Knightsbridge) has announced the expansion of its C-suite advisory services leadership team, including its International Center for Executive Options (ICEO) practice. “LHH Knightsbridge has some of the best human capital talent in Canada,” said Jim Mitchell, the firm’s president. “The newest additions to our senior team

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Pure Search Names Technology Practice Leader for Singapore

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has appointed Graham Skipworth to lead its technology practice across Singapore and South East Asia. Mr. Skipworth has over 12 years’ recruitment experience within the technology and digital space across the U.K. and Asia. Over the course of his career he has built and led teams, providing both permanent and contract recruitment

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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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Korn Ferry’s Tech Practice to Offer Contract Services

Korn Ferry has expanded its services by adding a new area of expertise within its technology practice. In response to client needs beyond executive, vice president and director levels, the firm will now offer search services and contract placements for individual contributor roles. With areas of expertise spanning data/analytics, cloud, web, information/cyber security and software design,

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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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NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member locations as it continues to

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Economic Climate Creating Challenges for Recruiters

After years of shifting economies and a move towards candidate-centric strategies, many people believe we are at the dawn of a new era of recruiting. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in October, reaching a record low point not seen since 1969, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It may be a

Gonzaga University Picks Academic Search to Lead Provost Search

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, to lead its search for a provost. President and senior consultant L. Jay Lemons is heading the assignment along with senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo and consultant Christopher Butler. This is a new role for Gonzaga, which is revamping its administrative structure.

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Caldwell Posts 16 Percent Revenue Jump

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18.7 million (all dollar figures Canadian), an 18.9 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.8 million. Full year revenues rose by 15.7 percent, from $57.8 million last year to $66.5 million. Fourth quarter professional fees in the U.S. were up 35.7 percent

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John Keister & Associates Close to Finding New Leader for Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, is nearing the final stages of finding a new executive director for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Mike Driskell, the library’s director of administration, has been serving as interim executive director. The library’s board

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Stanford Search Opens its Doors

An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: London-based boutique firm Stanford Search has been founded by Jake Tapsell in partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur. The new firm will be working on front-office positions across private equity, investment banking and broader alternative investments. Stanford Search is designed to identify

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U.S. Boards Seen as Slowly Evolving

Responding to rapidly changing business challenges, emerging risks and increasing attention to director relevance and quality by investors and other stakeholders, Standard & Poor’s 500 boards are adding directors with new skills, qualifications and perspectives. S&P 500 boards appointed 428 new independent directors in the 2018 proxy year, up eight percent from last year, and

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University of Oregon Taps Parker Executive Search to Find New CHRO

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been enlisted by the University of Oregon to help find a new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Laura Wilder, the firm’s president, is leading the assignment along with vice president of higher education Porsha Williams. Over the past month, the school’s vice president for finance and administration conducted several listening

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Tyler & Company Retained by The Deaconess Associations to Find CFO

The Deaconess Associations Inc. in Cincinnati, OH, has tapped Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Senior consultant Charlotte Tinsley is heading the assignment. The CFO for Deaconess Associations Inc. is responsible for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the non-profit, to include the

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Chason Group Adds Former Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce CEO

Executive search firm the Chason Group recently expanded with the addition of veteran chamber of commerce and economic development professional Mike Gaymon. He will focus on executive recruiting for non-profit organizations. “Mike’s knowledge of the industry sectors that we focus on is significant,” said Tim Chason, founder of the Chason Group. “He has the capacity to evaluate

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Datacenter People Creates Cloud Services Division

U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has announced plans to expand its practice to include recruitment in the cloud services division. The expansion stems from accelerated growth of cloud services in the datacenter industry, the company said. The rapid growth of cloud services has been expected by many industry experts. Three years ago, a Cisco report

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With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher

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Vetted Solutions Begins Chief People Officer Search for National Business Aviation Association

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent

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Boise State Picks Storbeck/Pimentel for President Search

Boise State University has enlisted Media, PA-based Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to find the seventh president in its history. Managing partner Alberto Pimentel is leading the assignment. Six executive search firms submitted proposals to the school to be considered for the search. This is the second attempt by a search firm to find a replacement for former president Bob

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Lucas Group Opens Military Transition Branch in Denver

Military service is an honorable choice, but it is also a sacrifice. The trouble comes for some veterans when they try to rejoin the civilian work world. A recent report examined the subject and arrived at a discouraging statistic: 85 percent of employed post-9/11 veterans are not completely satisfied with their current job. And, according

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ECI Group Adds New Member Firm in Poland

ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added Meissner & Partners in Poland as its newest member firm. Meissner & Partners specializes in executive search and leadership consultancy, including executive coaching and executive development. The firm covers various industries including pharmaceutical, media, public/cultural institutions, financial, industrial, educational, private equity, FMCG and healthcare. Maja Meissner is

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Search Firms Step Up Diversity Recruiting Initiatives

Competitive companies, organizations and government agencies know that diversity matters. Why? The demographics of the nation must mirror the workforce. Why diversity? It’s the customer; it’s the worker; thus, it must be the executives. Research shows that organizations that unleash the potential of diverse talent innovate faster and see better business results. It starts by

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Spencer Stuart Places CEO at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

After an extensive search, Jennifer Bol and Kristine M. Johnson of Spencer Stuart have placed Nicole Taylor as the new president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). Ms. Taylor, who starts her new role Dec. 19, will be working closely with Greg Avis, the organization’s interim president and founding board chair, during the transition period. “Nicole brings a

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R. William Funk & Associates Seeks New Leader for University of South Carolina’s Alumni Association

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, was recently tapped by the University of South Carolina’s alumni association to lead its search for a new executive director. The search will be led by R. William Funk, president of the recruitment firm, and chief of staff Krisha Creal. “Having assisted

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Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Names C-Suite Advisory Services Leadership Team

Human capital management firm Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge (LHH Knightsbridge) has announced the expansion of its C-suite advisory services leadership team, including its International Center for Executive Options (ICEO) practice. “LHH Knightsbridge has some of the best human capital talent in Canada,” said Jim Mitchell, the firm’s president. “The newest additions to our senior team

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Pure Search Names Technology Practice Leader for Singapore

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has appointed Graham Skipworth to lead its technology practice across Singapore and South East Asia. Mr. Skipworth has over 12 years’ recruitment experience within the technology and digital space across the U.K. and Asia. Over the course of his career he has built and led teams, providing both permanent and contract recruitment

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Gerard Stewart Finds CEO for ettain group

Atlanta-based executive search firm Gerard Stewart has placed Trent Beekman as the new CEO of staffing firm ettain group. The company’s past CEO Jeff Harris has taken on the role of chairman. The assignment was led by the firm’s founder and managing partner, Lisa Maxwell. Previously, Mr. Beekman led Modis North America’s retail temporary staffing and permanent

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Armstrong McGuire & Associates Seeks President for Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Non-profit organization management firm Armstrong McGuire & Associates has been selected to find the next president for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation in Durham, NC. Senior advisor Beth Briggs is leading the assignment. The independent, charitable foundation seeks a visionary, strategic professional with proven management and leadership expertise, philanthropic knowledge

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Ferguson Partners Names Vice Chairman

FPL Associates , a global professional services firm specializing in providing executive search, as well as leadership, compensation and management consulting solutions, has elected Jeffrey Hauswirth as its vice chairman based in its Toronto office. “As vice chairman, Jeff will serve in a number of key leadership roles for the firm,” said William J. Ferguson,

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Space Executive Opens Office in Hong Kong

Singapore-headquartered recruitment agency Space Executive has opened a new office in Hong Kong. The firm has brought on veteran recruiter Nick Lambe as managing director to lead the new location. Space Executive will focus on growing its presence across investment banking, capital markets, private equity and funds in Hong Kong. The firm said that it

Kevin Chase Executive Search Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

Kevin Chase Executive Search Seeks Leader for Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been retained to find a new executive director for the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) in New York City. Managing partner Kevin Chase is heading the assignment along with senior associate Catie DiFelice. TLDEF’s executive director is responsible for day-to-day leadership and operation of the non-profit’s

Things to Know About Hiring a Search Firm

Hiring top executives who can both effectively manage and lead an organization is a major challenge. When a company makes vital senior-level appointments, the risks are high. For top roles, the base salary is typically more than $150,000. When searching, organizations will be looking for the most suitable candidate who checks off all the boxes, including

AMN Healthcare Appoints Leadership and Search Solutions President

AMN Healthcare Services, the largest U.S. healthcare staffing provider, has named Kelly Rakowski as president for leadership and search solutions. The recent addition follows a wave of growth at AMN. Ms. Rakowski will be responsible for leading the company’s interim leadership, physician permanent placement, recruitment process outsourcing and executive search solutions services. She will report

UPMC Taps Carrington & Carrington to Find President

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been selected by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to find its next president for the UPMC Cole hospital in Coudersport, PA. “Aside from having the skill level and experience, the candidate who stands out will be one who can epitomize UPMC’s mission, vision and core values in their

The Impact of Failing to Focus on Recruiting Upcoming Generations of Leaders

Business leaders are concerned about their ability to attract and retain Millennials and Gen Z workers, and the impact of failing to do so, according to a new report from talent solutions provider Allegis Group. Compounding the problem, said the study, few businesses are doing much to improve their results. Forty-nine percent of the more

Wheless Partners CEO Rainy Lake Medical Center

Wheless Partners Finds CEO for Rainy Lake Medical Center

Following a national search, executive recruitment firm Wheless Partners has placed Robert Pastor as the new CEO of Rainy Lake Medical Center, a level 4 trauma center and community health organization in International Falls, MN. Bonnie Erickson, who served two stints as CEO, will be retiring at the end of August. “After an exhaustive search to meet the

RM Nephew and Associates Forms Alliance with Dublin-Based Search Firm

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has formed a partnership with Cronin Partners International Search, a retained executive search firm headquartered in Dublin. “Having a trusted partner based in Ireland will enable us to significantly improve our offerings to clients with needs in the European and international markets,” said Bob Nephew, the firm’s managing partner. “We

Women Remain Lacking in the C-Suite

Despite the advances women have made in today’s workplace, they still account for just a small share of top leadership posts. That’s true in politics and government, academia, the non-profit sector and particularly business. Women held only about 10 percent of the top executive positions (defined as chief executive officers, chief financial officers and the next three highest

Kensington International CFOs LGM Pharma and United Medical Systems

Kensington International Finds CFOs for LGM Pharma and United Medical Systems

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. Recently, Oak Brook, IL-based-executive search firm Kensington International placed Keith Lavery and Paul Hajjar as the new CFOs for LGM Pharma and

ZRG Partners Financial Officer Blockchain Practice Heads

ZRG Partners Names Financial Officer and Blockchain Practice Heads

ZRG Partners has named Rahul Kapur as managing director and leader of the firm’s newly launched blockchain unit and Bruce J. Robertson as managing director and head of ZRG’s financial officer practice. The new blockchain practice will help the firm’s financial services, fintech and healthcare clients as well as those in emerging blockchain-centric industries meet

Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for U.S. Olympic Committee

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Sarah Hirshland as the 12th CEO of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs, CO. She brings a unique and proven set of skills and experiences to the USOC at a time of transformation and change for the organization. “The USOC is at a critical time in

Standish Executive Search Opens Office in New Hampshire

Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search has opened a new office in Bedford, NH in an effort to better serve clients throughout northern New England. Principal Kelley Small, a long-time New Hampshire resident, will lead the firm’s Granite State office. “Mid-size and smaller businesses located in New Hampshire that are addressing growth, change or succession challenges

Vanderbloemen Search Group Adds Vice President of Candidate Relations

Houston, TX-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has added Sutton Turner as its new vice president of candidate relations. Previously, Mr. Turner led five different businesses across three different countries as CEO (U.S., Qatar and Abu Dhabi). In 2008, he served as founding CEO of Khidmah (“service” in Arabic), currently

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Chief AI Officer Recruiting Seen as Top Priority for Most Companies

Organizations looking to attract artificial intelligence talent are finding such professionals scarce and the competition to land them fierce. Beyond the big tech companies, AI leadership is quickly becoming a necessary investment regardless of industry. A recent study, in fact, identified 400 discrete use cases for AI and analytics. Sixty-one percent of executives said their

Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18 million (Canadian), a 24.2 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $14.4 million. During the quarter, U.S. professional fees rose 22.8 percent to $13.5 million (Canadian); however, they increased 28.9 percent excluding the effect of exchange rates. Canadian professional fees rose 10

Higher Education Leadership Search Provost Northeastern State University

Higher Education Leadership Search Finds New Provost for Northeastern State University

Higher Education Leadership Search has helped place Debbie Landry as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, OK. Dr. Landry served as the interim provost for nearly a year. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders led the assignment. “For over 13 years, Dr. Landry has served

CEO Confidence Dips Slightly But Remains Positive

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which had increased in the first quarter of 2018, declined slightly in the second quarter. The measure now reads 63, down from 65 in the first quarter of 2018. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEO Confidence declined slightly in the

Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Ovizio Imaging Systems

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Emilie Viey as the new CEO of Ovizio Imaging Systems, a life science imaging technology company. Philip Mathuis, who co-founded Ovizio, recently stepped down. Philipp Buis, Coulter’s executive director, led the assignment. Dr. Viey will lead Ovizio’s further development as solution provider for imaging applications in life sciences.

RSR Partners Expands Asset Management Practice

Greenwich, Conn.-based RSR Partners, a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm, has expanded its asset management practice with the addition of industry veteran Michael D. Fitzgerald. In his role as a managing director, Mr. Fitzgerald is charged with launching the firm’s presence in Boston, a strategically important expansion of RSR Partners’ geographical reach. “Mike

An Up-Close Look at the Transformational Role of the CHRO

The HR role has transitioned tremendously over the past 20 years, as the function has gained in stature and prominence. But evolution in such a role does not necessarily come about by major changes and careful planning for the future. Even minor shifts can trigger a chain of events that have significant long-term impact on

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeking CEO for Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting is leading the search for a new president and CEO for the Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority in Brunswick, GA. Mel Baxter, the organization’s current leader, announced in March that he would be stepping down. He said he will stay on until his replacement is in place. Todd Jorgenson, the

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SpenglerFox Appoints Country Manager for Poland

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Maciej Kotowicz as country manager for Poland. “It is with great pleasure that I announce our latest addition to the SpenglerFox Group, Maciej Kotowicz,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of SpenglerFox. “Maciej will be based in Warsaw, one of our firm’s strategic hub locations and drive further growth in Central Europe as part of

A Look Into Who is Driving the Gig Economy

Today’s business environment is vastly different from just five years ago. Success is no longer measured by a company’s longevity or headcount. Today, the business currency is agility and innovation. Technology has forever transformed how work gets done, and the flexible workforce has changed who does it. Flexibility has evolved from being singularly defined as

Workers Prefer Age-Diverse Organizations 

Eighty-six percent of global workers surveyed prefer working in a multi-generational team environment, according to the newly-released Q2 Randstad Workmonitor study. Age-diverse organizations allow them to come up with more innovative ideas and creative solutions, they said. Collaboration between generations is considered mutually beneficial at their company, said 85 percent of the participants. With regard

Allegis Partners CHRO PAR Technology Corp.

Allegis Partners Finds New CHRO for PAR Technology Corp.

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts?

U.S. Hiring Remains Strong, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

 Employers added 213,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to four percent from an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The June gain is the 92nd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people rose to 6.6 million. The results surpassed the forecasts of

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Spelman Johnson Seeks New Police Chief for Tulane University

Higher education recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected to find the next police chief for Tulane University in New Orleans. The search is being led by search associate Heather Larabee. The school’s previous chief, Joey Bishop, resigned this spring in the wake of a local television station’s revelations that the police department had tried

ON Partners Supply Chain Recruiting Practice

ON Partners Appoints Leader of Supply Chain Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm ON Partners has named longtime supply chain veteran Heidi Hoffman as partner and leader of its supply chain practice. She will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Considered a pioneer in the recruitment of senior supply chain executives, Ms. Hoffman specializes in the recruitment and development of senior executives in strategic sourcing, procurement, manufacturing,

18 Lean Recruiting Tips and Tricks Heading into Summer

Hiring is on the rise, competition is fierce and time is of the essence. Today’s recruiters must be able to meet their goals quickly and effectively, despite limited resources. “A lean recruiting approach can help you achieve that essential efficiency – whether by leveraging available assets, capitalizing on new (or existing) technology, or eliminating bottlenecks

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Reffett Associates Forms Recruiting Alliance with First Responders Network Authority

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been chosen by the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) to help recruit and select the senior leadership group and board of directors for its public-private partnership with AT&T. This broadband network will be dedicated to America’s police, firefighters and emergency medical services. The FirstNet network will cover all 50

Major, Lindsey & Africa Finds General Counsels for Elanco Animal Health and American Tire Distributors

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year and, to that end, search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) recently filled general counsel positions for Elanco Animal Health and American Tire Distributors (ADT). Michael B. Sachs and Heather Fine of MLA’s Midwest in-house practice group placed Michael-Bryant Hicks as general counsel and secretary at Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli

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