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The Medicus Firm Establishes Executive Search Division

The Medicus Firm, which specializes in permanent placement of physicians, including physician executives, clinical practice and clinical faculty physicians, has created a physician executive recruiting division. The firm has conducted physician executive level searches for several years on a smaller scale, which was largely driven by established clients within the firm’s private practice sector, hospital recruiting and

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting Expands Sydney

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting Expands in Sydney

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has strengthened its presence in Sydney, Australia with the addition of JRS International Search Partners. Led by husband and wife team Joe and Paula Screnci, JRS International conducts assignments throughout the Asia Pacific region and across a broad range of industries. The firm has

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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.


NPAworldwide Adds Six 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 six new member locations in the U.S. as it

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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?

Frank Recruitment Group Names President Americas

Frank Recruitment Group Names President for the Americas

London-headquartered executive search firm Frank Recruitment Group has appointed Sunny Ackerman as president for the Americas. “We are delighted to bring Sunny in to propel our already successful activity in American marketplaces, including accelerating the growth of our current and future offices,” the firm said. Frank Recruitment Group specializes in the technology sector. Ms. Ackerman


In Canada, Women Making Slow Progress Reaching the C-Suite

In many respects this past year represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals in the realms of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal attitudes towards

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Bridge Partners Seeking Chief Program Officer for WIN

The housing group Win, formerly Women In Need, has been transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless families for more than 30 years. The organization recently enlisted executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners to find a chief program officer. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. The search is

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Coleman Lew Leads Provost Search for Lenoir-Rhyne University

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Just recently, Coleman Lew + Associates was selected by Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC to lead its search for a new provost. Two years ago, the Charlotte, NC-based executive recruitment firm helped place the school’s current president, Frederick K. Whitt. The previous

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Executive search firm Cameron Smith & Associates (CSA) has formed an international division with the addition of former Walmart executives Tom Colella and Eduardo Mariscotti. “My philosophy in business is never stop growing, and what we are doing is expanding on what we are really good at and taking it to a higher level,” said

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AIMS Names Managing Partner for Thailand

AIMS International has expanded with the addition of Takehiko Ono as managing partner of AIMS Thailand. Mr. Ono has over 20 years of experience in executive search and the HR industry. Before joining AIMS, he served several industry sectors, including automotive, IT and telecommunications. As managing director of a recruiting company, he staffed foreign engineers for manufacturing companies in Japan from


Worker Confidence Climbs, but Job Security Falters

Showing growth for two consecutive quarters, the national Worker Confidence Index climbed 0.7 percentage points for the final quarter of last year, but dropped 1.3 points from a year earlier, according to the newly released study by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The index now stands at 103.2. Of the four components

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McDermott & Bull Selected by Armand Agra to Recruit Chief Commercial Officer

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has been retained by Armand Agra to lead its search for a chief commercial officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner Jeff Black, associate principal consultant Jason Pinegar, associate consultant Trey Mullen, executive search consultant Kelly Nguyen,

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KRW Associates Leads Double Police Chief Searches in Colorado

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Nonprofit Talent Expands with New Offerings and Executive Advisor

Pittsburgh-based search firm Nonprofit Talent has recently added James McDonald as executive advisor. It also announced a series of new service offerings. Mr. McDonald is the retired managing director for global philanthropy and employee programs at BNY Mellon. He also served as a director of BNY Mellon Foundation and president of the BNY Mellon Foundation

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Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Names New Leader

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. Hong Kong-based recruiting firm Meraki Executive Search & Consulting has recently named Nick Marsh as managing director. He is charged with leading the team and driving the continued growth of the company across the


Strong Hiring Intentions to Continue Into Second Quarter

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the second quarter, with one in five planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to have


Seasoned Recruiters Step Out to Focus on Coaching, Strategy and Analytics

Executive search firms and their consultants continue to enter new areas to assist clients that go well beyond recruiting – and sometimes well beyond the firms where they’re working. Two well-respected top executives in the recruitment industry – Mike Marino and Russ Riendeau – have recently stepped away from businesses they led for years to

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Places General Counsel for Modine Manufacturing Company

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Recently, recruiters Heather Fine and Michael Sachs from Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) helped place Sylvia A. Stein as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, WI. Ms. Stein joins Modine with 25 years of experience in the legal field. Most recently, she was the associate

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Arlington Partners Lands CEO for Institutional Limited Partners Association

A variety of trade associations have turned to search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arlington Partners International recently recruited Steven Nelson as CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association in Washington, D.C. Lisa Heidman, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, led the assignment. ILPA was seeking an


Ward Howell Names Kimberly Bishop Chairman of U.S. Advisory Board

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has named Kimberly Bishop as chairman of its U.S. advisory board. Based in New York, she will also collaborate across practices on key talent projects and executive searches. “We are delighted to welcome Kim to Ward Howell,” said Asad Haider, president – Americas, COO and member of the board. “The depth of experience that Kim brings

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Today, a growing number of workers are opting for alternative employment models over traditional, full-time, permanent roles. Part-time, contingent, contract, temporary, freelance, independent contractor, on-demand online and platform working – call it what you will, they are all on the rise. Businesses and those who work for them want choice, flexibility and alternative ways of working

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool Flexible Fee Options

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool with Flexible Fee Options

As the executive search sector continues its shift beyond pure-play talent identification, recruiting firms have taken a more innovative approach to working with clients. For many, this has included everything from creating expanded service offerings to offering value-based pricing models. Flexibility, above all else, reigns supreme. While large search firms have offered a myriad of

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Louisville to Find Athletic Director

Korn Ferry was recently selected by the University of Louisville to find its next athletic director. The previous AD, Tom Jurich, was fired in the wake of an FBI investigation into recruits being secretly paid to commit to playing for the school’s basketball team. The search firm is looking to fill the role by the end

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Jorgenson Places CEO at One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, named Troy Wayman as its new CEO following a national search conducted by Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned last year. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, headed the assignment. “Finding a

Boyden Adds Former CHRO Milan

Boyden Adds Former CHRO in Milan

Executive search continues to be landing spot for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Employers added 313,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at an 18 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The January gain is the 89th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Analysts had predicted job additions of

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Turnkey Sports and Entertainment Finds Director of Athletics for UNC Charlotte

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed Mike Hill as the next director of athletics at UNC Charlotte. Senior executive director Gene DeFilippo led the assignment. Mr. Hill previously served as executive associate athletics director for external affairs at the University of Florida. In addition to his marketing and fundraising roles during his 25 years

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Herd Freed Hartz Finds New Leader for the Port of Seattle Commission

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has recruited retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as the new executive director of the Port of Seattle Commission. The search involved outreach to community leaders and stakeholders, five employee forums and an innovative online survey. Candidates from around the region and across the country were reviewed in

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This

Phillips Oppenheim Finds Executive Director for Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has placed John B. Ravenal as executive director of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Mr. Ravenal is Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’Sydney and Frances Lewis family curator of modern and contemporary art. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a 30-acre sculpture park and contemporary art museum on the shore of

Leadership Recruiters Retained by Schuykill River Greenway Association

Leadership Recruiters has been selected by Schuylkill River Greenway Association to lead in its search for a new executive director for the Heritage Area. Current Schuylkill River Heritage Area executive director Kurt D. Zwikl has announced that he will retire next June. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is managed by the non-profit Schuylkill River Greenway

Heidrick & Struggles Names Senior Advisor

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Kerry Sulkowicz MD as a senior advisor. A psychiatrist by training, Dr. Sulkowicz advises CEOs and boards on a range of issues including CEO transitions and succession planning, management and boardroom dynamics, corporate culture change, and assessments of senior teams. "Kerry has served as a trusted leadership advisor to some

IIC Partners Adds Marlière & Gerstlauer Executive Search to Network

IIC Partners has added Marlière & Gerstlauer Executive Search as its newest member. Marlière & Gerstlauer was established by its two founding partners, Jean-François Marlière and Matthias Gerstlauer, and has offices in Luxembourg and Hamburg. The firm specializes in executive placements for the financial services, general and corporate services industries. Mr. Marlière has over 17

Research Reveals New Approaches to Talent Management

Talent deficiencies significantly hamper 40 percent of strategy implementation efforts, according to PMI Thought Leadership Series, a report released by Project Management Institute (PMI). This, in turn, inhibits competitive advantage, growth and customer satisfaction. Organizational leaders are aware of the impact of insufficient talent with 72 percent of respondents reporting that talent management will become

3P Consultants Recruits CFO for Blue Star

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has placed Neeraj Basur as chief financial officer of Blue Star, India’s largest central air-conditioning company with a network of 29 offices and 2,600 employees. Mr. Basur has worked with Max Bupa Health Insurance Company (CFO), Max India (SVP of corporate finance), HCL Technologies (corporate controller), Spice Telecom

Deerfield Associates Retained by Cushing Academy

Wellesley, MA-headquartered DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. has been retained by Cushing Academy to conduct a national search for a director of advancement. Cushing Academy is a coeducational national independent boarding and day secondary school located on a 162 acre campus in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search was founded by Doug Cooney in 2001

Ralph Andersen and Associates Heading President Search for Pasadena City College

Executive search firm Ralph Andersen and Associates has been selected by Pasadena City College to lead in its search for a new president. Former president Mark Rocha retired this past summer. Established in 1924, Pasadena City College offers 70 certificate programs in 37 different subject areas and enrolls over 30,000 students per semester. Founded in

Korn Ferry Names Vice Chairman for Board & CEO Services EMEA

Korn Ferry has appointed Olof Pripp as vice chairman, board & CEO services EMEA. He will be based out of Korn Ferry’s London and Geneva offices. Mr. Pripp was previously with Spencer Stuart, where he co-led the global chief information officer practice at the firm and worked with C-suite executives and board members of European

Praxi Alliance Adds Member Firm in Oslo

PRAXI ALLIANCE has added Oslo-headquartered Headvisor AS as its newest member firm. Led by chief executive officer Per Inge Hjertaker, Headvisor AS has Norwegian-based offices in Trondheim, Bergen and Stavanger. “With the addition of Per and his team, we are fulfilling our mission to build and strengthen our Nordic presence,” said Fabio Ciarapica, PRAXI ALLIANCE

Career Partners International Strengthens Supply Chain Management Practice

The Houston/Dallas/Austin/Louisiana offices of Career Partners International (CPI) has named Bob Engel as leader of its new supply chain management (SCM) practice. As a practitioner and consultant for over 25 years, Mr. Engel has hands-on experience in supply chain management and held leadership positions for both Fortune 100 and mid-sized companies. He co-founded The Procurement

Bespoke Partners Places CFO at TravelClick

San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners has recruited David Obstler as chief financial officer of TravelClick. Most recently, Mr. Obstler was CFO at OpenLink Financial, a global leader in Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) software. TravelClick is a global provider of innovative cloud-based solutions that enable hotels to grow revenue. Bespoke Partners assists private equity firms to deliver

Slone Partners Opens Office in Boston

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has opened a new office in Boston to service the biotech and life sciences industries. Slone Partners’ growth in the Boston area strengthens the roots the firm already has in the Boston biotech/life sciences cluster. “Slone Partners works with so many visionary minds in Boston, and we continue to expand our

Lucas Group Names New Hires

Search firm Lucas Group has appointed Steven Robinson to lead the firm’s national IT practice group. Mr. Robinson previously was regional vice president for Robert Half TSS operations in Houston. He will hire, develop and manage a team of collaborative and high-performance IT recruiters. Lucas Group also named Justin Laliberte as managing partner for the

Kforce Posts 12 Percent Q3 Revenue Increase

Kforce Inc./(NASDAQ:KFRC) has posted revenues of $313.8 million for the third quarter ended September 30, an increase of 12.1 percent from $280 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $65 million, or $2.06 per share, compared to net income of $9 million and $0.27 per share, for the third quarter of 2013.

Ken Clark Partners Completes Search for Inventive Health

Ken Clark Partners LLC has placed Bart Valdez as executive vice president – strategic resourcing at inVentiv Health Clinical Group. Mr. Valdez was previously EVP and general manager of Ceridian. Ken Clark, chairman of Ken Clark Partners, led the assignment. inVentiv Health, Inc. is a life science knowledge and services company purpose-built for the new

Spencer Stuart Heading President Search for Meharry Medical College

Spencer Stuart is leading the search for a new president for Meharry Medical College. The college is looking for a successor to Meharry president A. Cherrie Epps, who will remain at her post until a candidate is selected. “Spencer Stuart’s healthcare services practice has extensive experience in identifying and assessing talented leaders in academic medical

Caldwell Partners Posts 33 Percent Revenue Gain; U.S. Up 43 Percent

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. posted fourth quarter revenues of $13.2 million, up 28 percent from revenues of $10.3 million a year ago. Full-year revenues increased 33 percent over 2013 to $45.1 million. Revenue in the U.S. for the quarter was up 36 percent, while Canadian revenues rose 13 percent. For the year, U.S. revenues

Amrop Expands Global Staff

Amrop has added eight new partners and consultants within its global partnership of executive search professionals. Rosa Garcia-Tizón joins Amrop from a career in the pharma and healthcare technology sectors, having held executive positions at multinational companies such as Abbott Laboratories and Hospira. Ms. Garcia-Tizón’s consulting practice is focused on the healthcare and professional services

Correlate Search U.K. Integrated Into Pure Search’s Financial Services Division

Global search firm Pure Search has integrated the Correlate Search U.K. business into its financial services division, which is now titled Pure Search Financial Services. The Correlate Search U.K. brand has been officially retired however its team and services will continue to serve clients. Pure Search Financial Services will be led by the managing directors

R&L Associates Places Principal at Third Street Partners

Rochelle Schumer, president and founder of R&L Associates, has recruited Cynthia Powers as a principal with Third Street Partners. Ms. Powers was previously a member of the asset management practice at Spencer Stuart. “We are thrilled to add another stellar person to the dynamic team of Third Street Partners,” said Ms. Schumer. “Cynthia is a

Sockwell Partners Leading Search for United Way

Executive search firm Sockwell Partners is currently leading the search for United Way of Central Carolinas to find a new executive director. Current executive director Jane McIntyre has announced she will be retiring. United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and

Onstott Group Finds CTO for Valore

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has placed Geoff Greene as chief technology officer at Valore. Principal Rick Faubert led the engagement. “We challenged Rick to work at an aggressive pace while finding the best fit for our team. He responded by running a thorough process that attracted strong candidates into the mix, ultimately leading

Neinas Sports Services Selected by University of Kansas to Find Football Coach

Search firm Neinas Sports Services has been retained by the University of Kansas to lead in its search for a new head football coach. Chuck Neinas, head of the Boulder, CO-based search firm, will head the assignment. Mr. Neinas was the interim Big 12 commissioner and the former commissioner of the Big Eight. Former Jayhawks

Futurestep Restructures Leadership Team in Asia Pacific

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has restructured its leadership team in Asia Pacific. Chong Ng, Sue Campbell and Tim Powell will be transitioning into new positions, effective immediately. Chong Ng, who was appointed earlier this year as managing director for Asia, has now assumed the role of president of Futurestep

The Dedic Group Adds Partner In Energy Practice

Executive recruiting firm The Dedic Group has added Doris Galvin as a partner in its energy practice. Ms. Galvin was previously senior vice president with global engineering firm WorleyParsons where she held executive roles in the power sector including: strategy development; advisory; customer relationships; and managing director-infrastructure. Prior to that, she was employed by CMS

GatenbySanderson Completes Man Completes Management Buy-Out

GatenbySanderson, an executive recruiter serving the public services sector, has completed its management buy-out of the business from founder Graham Goodwin. Joint managing partners Mark Turner and Martin Tucker will continue to lead the business, supported by existing board members David Kemsley, senior partner for interim leadership; Helen Oates, chief operating officer; and Sam Ellis,

Eames Consulting Group Appoints Group COO; Adds Marketing Director

Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has named Guy Day as group chief operating officer. Most recently, Mr. Day was chief executive officer of Ambition where his focus was its Asia business, having established and grown the firm’s presence in the region since 2001. He will now support the development of the firm’s offerings in the

Calibre One Names Managing Partner at Arete Partners

U.K.-based executive search firm Calibre One has appointed Eoin O’Toole as managing partner of Arete Partners. Arete Partners is the sister company of Calibre One and operates in the under-serviced mid-market area. Arete recruits for manager, senior manager, and director-level positions. Mr. O’Toole was previously managing director of CVPartners, where he managed the firm’s retained,

Cornerstone International Establishes Office in Thailand

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search firm, has established a presence in Bangkok, Thailand, bringing the number of member offices to 67 in 35 countries. Cornerstone Bangkok operates regionally as RLC Recruitment and is owned and managed by Markus Wehrhahn, who has worked for eight years in Japan and five in Thailand. He brings

Cordiner King Completes Search for Department of State Growth Tasmania

Executive search firm Cordiner King has placed Kim Evans as the new secretary of Department of State Growth Tasmania. Mr. Evans has a record of almost 20 years in senior executive service within the Tasmanian Government. Previously secretary to the DPIPWE, he has overseen the successful merger of the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources,

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