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Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Chief Human Capital Officer

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. For chief human resources officers, chief talent officers and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Eren Rosenfeld as

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Stanton Chase Names Two Global Practice Leaders

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named two new international leaders for the search firm. Gregory Nazaryan becomes regional practice leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Ingo Schmittmann is the new global sector leader for railway and trucking carriers. Mr. Nazaryan succeeds Flemming Riber, who was promoted to global practice leader for the industrial

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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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Kingsley Gate Creates New Global Knowledge Center

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has established a new global knowledge center which will serve as a foundational platform to its growing global client base. It will function as a strategic resource, initially focused on expanding the organization’s knowledge management function and strengthening research to facilitate business development and search execution. “We are excited to

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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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Inzito Partnership Creates CFO Practice

The Inzito Partnership, a London-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of a financial officer practice to serve what the organization says is a growing number of requirements in the field. Simon Bailey joins the company to lead the new practice, working on the appointment of CFOs and their leadership teams in the U.K.

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Demand for Interim Executives on the Rise

Across the board, in every industry, today’s candidate-driven market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people being employed in temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Lands CEO for National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has recruited Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop as CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, chartered as one of the founding affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation in 1964. The assignment was conducted by Steven M. Derks, president and chief executive officer, along with principal Jennifer Deniz. “Because of the dedication and strength

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Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Rosehill Resources

After a national search, executive recruitment firm Preng & Associates has placed David L. French as president and CEO of Rosehill Resources Inc. in Houston, TX. He will succeed Gary C. Hanna, who has served as interim president and CEO since September. Mr. Hanna will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to have

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Sterling Martin Seeking CEO for Camp Fire

National youth development organization Camp Fire has enlisted Sterling Martin Associates to help find its next president and CEO. David S. Martin, managing partner; Tricia Bork Canavan, senior consultant; and Katherine Carter, senior executive recruiter, are conducting the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. Camp Fire wants a CEO who will be an innovator to

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Publicis Media Creates Executive Search Practice

In what continues to be a trend among organizations, London-based Publicis Media has launched an executive search practice which will be led by veteran executive recruiter Julie Jeantet. Ms. Jeantet will work closely with existing senior recruiters Mary Hurlock-Murphy and Marcus Wainer and will oversee Publicis Media’s internal talent mobility program for leaders. “It has never

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CEO Confidence Falls as Workers Remain Optimistic

Although chief executives continue to be upbeat about the economy, their confidence levels have dropped in recent months, according to the latest report by the Conference Board. Meanwhile, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) compiled by HRO Today Magazine and Yoh found that American workers’ confidence remained relatively stable last quarter and enjoyed a 2.6-point year-over-year rise compared to last year. “Despite

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Newell Brands to Find New CEO

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this

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RSR Partners Assists USA Rugby in CEO Search

USA Rugby has named an internal candidate, Ross Young, as its new chief executive officer. Executive recruitment firm RSR Partners led the search and assessment efforts. Mr. Young has been operating in the role since Dan Payne stepped down from the job in July to head operations with Rugby Americas. Based in Lafayette, CO, USA Rugby is the national governing

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Envision Consulting Finds New Leader for Jay Nolan Community Services

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting has placed Edward Amey as the new executive director of Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jeff Strully retired in December after 25 years with the organization. “We are very fortunate to have

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Horton International Opens New Office in Dubai

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open locations. Among them, Horton International has strengthened its presence in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Dubai. Horton International began its presence in the region by

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The Role Age Plays in the Talent Game

As e-commerce enters its second decade of maturity, a new generation of executives is entering the C-suite. Some of these professionals are self-made, having launched successful companies to become highly-visible 20- and-30-something CEOs. Others, prized for their digital fluency and new ways of thinking, are climbing the ranks in the fast track to the top.

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Big Ten Conference Taps Korn Ferry to Find New Commissioner

Korn Ferry will conduct the search for a new commissioner for the collegiate sports Big Ten Conference. Earlier this week it was announced that Jim Delany, who has held the commissioner role for 30 years, will step down when his contract expires at the end of June 2020. The search will be led by Jed

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Caldwell Finds Chief Credit Officer for OneMain Financial

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Dinesh Goyal as chief credit officer at OneMain Financial in New York. Paul Heller, managing partner of the firm’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with partner Rich Perkey. In his new role, Mr. Goyal is responsible for managing credit, pricing, direct mail and digital marketing, and operational analytics. Mr. Goyal

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Raines International Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: New York-headquartered Raines International named COO Daniel R. Smith as its new president and CEO. Founder and current CEO Bruce R. Raines will continue with the firm as senior

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Ward Howell International Opens Office in Milan

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Milan. The office consists of 12 people and is led by Luigi Mancioppi, managing partner and chairman Italy, and Vito Gioia, managing partner and director Italy. The team is strengthened by Marcello Marcellini as partner, two associate partners, Massimo

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Why Executives Need Career Transition Support, Even in a Hot Job Market

Even in a strong economy, executives face many challenges when searching for a new position equal to their talents. A new report by John Myers, founder and managing director of Kensington International, concludes that in a hot job market, business leaders might question whether they need to provide transition support for their outgoing executives and

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RM Nephew and Associates Lands Top Roles for Parkland Health & Hospital System

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates recently completed searches for two key roles within the Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas. John W. Wendling is the new executive director of Community Health Plan, Parkland’s managed care organization, and Steven Roth, who was serving as the interim general counsel for the health and hospital

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Armstrong McGuire & Associates Recruits President for Blue Cross Blue Shield

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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Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Chief Human Capital Officer

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. For chief human resources officers, chief talent officers and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Eren Rosenfeld as

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Stanton Chase Names Two Global Practice Leaders

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named two new international leaders for the search firm. Gregory Nazaryan becomes regional practice leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Ingo Schmittmann is the new global sector leader for railway and trucking carriers. Mr. Nazaryan succeeds Flemming Riber, who was promoted to global practice leader for the industrial

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Koya Leadership Partners Recruits CHRO for Penn State

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Koya Leadership Partners recently placed Lorraine Goffe as the new vice president for human resources and CHRO of Penn State. She succeeds Susan Basso, who left the college for a position at Ohio State University. Managing director

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EFL Associates Seeking Executive Director for Non-Profit WorldDenver

Denver-based EFL Associates has been selected to find the next executive director for WorldDenver, a non-profit community organization dedicated to understanding world affairs and cultures. Daniel J. Cummings, the search’s firm’s senior vice president and managing director is spearheading the assignment. WorldDenver wants an innovative, visionary, mission-driven and results-oriented leader to lead the organization into

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ZRG Names Global Technology Practice Leader

ZRG Partners, a fast growing executive search firm, has continued its expansion with the addition of Lambert Rugani as managing director and leader in its global technology officers practice. Mr. Rugani is an experienced search professional who has completed hundreds of successful mandates for clients across industries to top CIOs, CTOs and cyber leaders. He

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Amrop Announces Search Team for New Italian Operations

Global recruiting organization Amrop has introduced its new team in Italy led by managing partners Antonio Pellerano and Walter Gai, and supported by partners Alessandra Fogola, Claudia Paladino and Marcella Accorinti. The team, which will be called Amrop Italy, will provide a full range of senior recruitment and leadership services to companies in the industrial, financial services, life sciences, consumer & retail,

R. William Funk & Associates Finds 23rd President for College of Charleston

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has placed Andrew Hsu as the 23rd president of the College of Charleston in South Carolina. The school’s current president, 70-year-old Glenn F. McConnell, citing his age and health, announced that he will be retiring in July. R. William Funk, president of

Koya Leadership Partners Expands Mission-Driven Recruiting Specialization

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Nicole Kamaleson as a managing director. Based in Chicago, she will lead mission-driven executive searches globally, focusing on international development, advocacy, human rights and humanitarianism. As part of Koya’s leadership team, Ms. Kamaleson will advise globally focused mission-driven organizations to manage leadership transitions. “Koya has a strong presence nationally

Alexander Mann Solutions Continues Growth, Hires Two Key Leaders

Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management services firm, is continuing its expansion, with Jonathan Harding joining the organization as chief commercial officer this month and Neil Jones coming on board as regional head of APAC in January. “We are very pleased to welcome both Jon and Neil to the Alexander Mann Solutions

Winning Talent by Enhancing Your Value Proposition

Organizations could be doing a better job of describing their value proposition to attract top talent, according to search firm Battalia Winston. In its efforts to keep its processes for delivering talent and leadership solutions current and relevant, the firm recently examined a dozen research studies on attraction and retention, and what it found was

Egon Zehnder Assists Unilever in CEO Search

Consumer goods giant Unilever has appointed Alan Jope as its new CEO following a search led by Egon Zehnder. He steps into his new role in January, succeeding Paul Polman, who led the company for 10 years. “After a rigorous and wide-ranging selection process, the board is delighted to appoint Alan to the role,” said Marijn

McDermott & Bull Finds CEO for Goodwill Industries of Orange County

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has placed Nicole Suydam as the new president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Orange County. The search was conducted by managing partner Chris Bull, along with partner Jeff Black and senior recruiting associate Brian Selvey. “Nicole Suydam is the ideal candidate to lead Goodwill of Orange County into their next

RSR Partners Strengthens Global Sport & Entertainment Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has expanded with the addition of Drew Cloud to its global sport & entertainment leadership practice. He will work alongside Dany Berghoff, managing director and head of the firm’s practice. Based in the search outfit’s New York City office, Mr. Cloud will concentrate on finding senior leaders and providing human capital advisory services across the global

U.K.-Based Audeliss Adds New Head of Search

Audeliss, a London-based executive recruitment firm, has strengthened its U.K. delivery team with the recent addition of Eric Contreras as head of search. Mr. Contreras, who has over 10 years’ experience working for some of the leading names in the field, has a proven track record in the technology, media, telecoms, professional services, industrial and

Leadership Crisis Unfolding at Private Equity Firms

According to a coming research report from Hunt Scanlon Media, the private equity sector can expect to see an expanding bidding war for top talent. Driving the trend: persistent global talent shortages across the C-suite. Nearly every industry and function is affected, including finance, healthcare and biotech, digital and technology, among others. “Leadership is the new

HealthSearch Partners Seeks COO for Catholic Health Initiative Texas

HealthSearch Partners, a recruitment firm formed earlier this year, has been selected to find a chief operating officer for Catholic Health Initiative’s (CHI) Texas market. Leading the assignment is Keith C. Southerland, HealthSearch board chair; Ed Fry, president and CEO; and Laura A. Conley, vice president. The search firm focuses on securing transformational leadership for

Polachi Finds CFO for Analytic Partners

Chief financial officers 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, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Jeff Driskill as the new CFO of Analytic Partners in New York. “Jeff brings

AltoPartners Forms Alliance with Better Boards

AltoPartners, an international partnership of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has formed an alliance with Better Boards, a research-led board evaluation methodology and development program conceptualized by Sabine Dembkowski. The evidence-based approach of Better Boards provides strong insights into the hallmarks of effective boards, enables individuals to become more impactful in the boardroom and

Russell Tobin Names Leader of Technology Recruiting in New York

Russell Tobin, the executive search division of human capital solutions and advisory firm Pride Global, has named Alicia Scully as leader of technology recruiting in New York. Ms. Scully, who take on the title of associate director of technology recruitment, brings the organization over five years of technical recruitment experience. Previously, she was with technology-focused

Egon Zehnder Names Edilson Camara CEO

Egon Zehnder has appointed Edilson Camara as its new chief executive officer, taking over from Rajeev Vasudeva, who stepped down last month after holding the position since 2014. Based in Toronto, Mr. Camara assumes the role immediately, becoming the sixth CEO in the firm’s 55-year history. Mr. Camara will work with chairwoman Jill Ader to accelerate the firm’s

Diversified Search Leading CEO Search for Martha’s Table

Martha’s Table, a food access and education not-for-profit, has enlisted Diversified Search to find its next president and CEO. Leading the national search are Dale E. Jones, president and CEO; J. Veronica Biggins, managing partner; Jason D. León, managing director; and Jeannine Sommer, vice president and senior associate. The Washington, D.C.-based charity’s current leader, Patty

Save the Children Picks Boyden to Lead CIO Search

Save the Children has retained Boyden to lead its search for a chief information officer. The incoming leader will be responsible for delivering technological change over the next two to three years. U.K. managing partner Nick Robeson is leading the assignment. The CIO will be expected to facilitate and lead Save the Children on the delivery

InveniasPartners Continues Recent Expansion

InveniasPartners, a Chicago-based healthcare executive search and talent advisory services firm, has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Debra Plousha Moore as a partner. Ms. Moore is a recognized champion of diversity, inclusion and access to equity, thought leader on leadership development practices and advocate for workforce engagement, empowerment and mentoring. Most recently, Ms.

Alexander Hughes Makes Leadership Changes in Kuala Lumper

Alexander Hughes has made leadership changes in its operations in Kuala Lumpur, adding Narinder Kaur as managing partner. The Malaysian office was established two years ago. It is one of the firm’s six offices in Asia Pacific along with Shanghai, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Sydney and Singapore. Ms. Kaur is charged with further developing Alexander Hughes’ footprint

Recruiters Up Their Game in Diversity

All too often, search firms compare themselves to the professional services offered by a law firm or management consultant. The firm wants to offer, then reap, all the benefits of a trusting (and at times, confidential) client relationship, but assume none of the related responsibilities. In order to offer a similar high-caliber suite of professional

Egon Zehnder Assists Cricket Australia in CEO Search

Cricket Australia (CA) has named internal candidate Kevin Roberts as its new CEO. Egon Zehnder assisted the organization in the search. “Our position within the Australian community and as a representative on the global stage is key to our success,” said David Peever, chairman. “Kevin is the best candidate for our organization and has been

Catherine French Group Assists in CEO Search for Grand Rapids Symphony

Catherine French Group, a specialist in the performing arts sector, has assisted in the recruitment of longtime symphony leader Mary Tuuk as the new president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony. “Mary’s record of proven leadership, community connections and love for music make her the perfect person to lead the Grand Rapids Symphony into

Penrhyn Launches Global Consumer, Retail and Luxury Practice Group

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has launched a global consumer, retail and luxury practice group. It will be led by Cynthia Labonté, partner at Leaders International, a pan-Canadian executive search firm. This new practice comprising prominent search experts in the consumer, retail and luxury goods field was created to help dynamic organizations find

de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus Join Forces

Australian-headquartered de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus have recently merged. “Together, we now offer a strengthened and broadened service offering to both our existing and prospective clients,” said Kris de Jager, founder and managing director of de JAGER Executive Search. “With the addition of Tony Parkin’s specialist skills to the de JAGER team, we now offer executive

Massachusetts Port Authority Taps Isaacson, Miller to Find Next CEO

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) board of directors voted to approve the hiring of search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in identifying candidates for its next CEO. After six years with the authority, CEO Thomas Glynn stepped down two weeks ago. The board has appointed Massport CFO John Pranckevicius to acting CEO while the search

DHR International Completes Financial Crime Leader Search for UBS Americas

DHR International recently placed Deutsche Bank executive Richard Weber as the Americas head for financial crime at UBS in Stamford, Conn. Peter Metzger, vice chairman of the Chicago-based search firm, led the assignment along with director Eugene Patrone and associate Alyssa Kopervos. Mr. Weber, who has more than 25 years of experience, is regarded as

College Sports Solutions Recruits Commissioner for Big Sky Conference

Executive recruitment firm College Sports Solutions (CSS) has placed Tom Wistrcill as the seventh commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, a Division I collegiate athletic league in the western U.S. The previous commissioner, Andrea Williams, moved on this summer to become chief operating officer of the College Football Playoffs. Jeff Schemmel, founder and president of the search firm, led the assignment.

Workable Nabs $50 Million in Funding

Recruitment software firm Workable has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round. This brings total funding to $84 million at the Boston-based firm, which uses AI software to automate the recruiting process by combining passive candidate sourcing, interview scheduling, candidate assessment and workflow automation. The round was led by London-based private equity firm

Signium Leveraging Hogan Assessments Throughout its Global Networks

Executive search consortium Signium has added Hogan Assessments, a global provider of personality assessment and leadership development, to its range of leadership consulting solutions. Chicago-based Signium will use Hogan’s distributor network to equip its global leadership consultants in nearly 30 countries with the necessary tools and certification requirements to provide its clients with Hogan’s highly

Why Innovative Leaders Remain Critical

In today’s rapid-cycle business environment driven by technology advances, increasing and dynamic customer expectations, and a shifting competitive landscape, continual innovation has become an existential imperative for most companies — and having the right leadership in place to drive change throughout the organization is critical. Few businesses are meeting their innovation goals, however, largely because

Phillips Oppenheim Seeks Director for the National Gallery of Art

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the National Gallery of Art to lead its search for a new director. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the assignment. The director of the National Gallery of Art is responsible for the artistic vision and leadership of the gallery. He or she will oversee

SearchWide Global Finds CEO 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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