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Witt/Kieffer Places Provost at Ithaca College

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Ithaca College recently named La Jerne Cornish as its new provost and SVP for academic affairs. Witt/Kieffer was enlisted to conduct the assignment. Dr. Cornish joins the school in July, succeeding Linda Petrosino. “La Jerne Cornish’s rich experience as a leader in

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Blinkhorn Recruits CEO for WTTW

Blinkhorn LLC, a Greenwich, Conn-based executive recruitment firm, has helped to place Sandra Cordova Micek as the new president and CEO of Window to the World Communications Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW, a Chicago public television station, and WFMT, a classical radio broadcaster in the city. Ms. Micek, who officially starts work tomorrow, will

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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,

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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

Leadership Recruiters Finds Executive Director For The Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Leadership Recruiters has placed Silas A. Chamberlin as executive director of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Mr. Chamberlin has served as a regional advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources since March 2014. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is managed by the non-profit Schuylkill River Greenway Association, an organization focused on the

3P Consultants Places COO At Weener Empire Plastics

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Himanshu Sharma as chief operating officer and board member at Weener Empire Plastics Pvt Ltd. Mr. Sharma was previously vice president of operations at Tata Autocomp Systems Limited. Weener Empire Plastics is a subsidiary of the Weener Plastics Packaging Group, a full service global supplier of

Egon Zehnder Makes Leadership Changes in NY; Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

Egon Zehnder has made several key leadership transitions for its New York office. Patrick O'Brien will assume leadership of the New York office, taking over from Alan Hilliker, while Francisco Paret takes over for Mr. O'Brien to lead the firm's financial services practice in the Americas. Mr. O'Brien joined Egon Zehnder as a member of

BCL Legal Strengthens Search Staff

U.K.-based BCL Legal, a legal recruitment consultancy, has made three new appointments to its team of consultants. Georgina Inson has been appointed as a senior associate and will be handling non-contentious commercial roles in Bristol to include real estate, commercial and corporate opportunities. She has worked in legal recruitment for five years including positions at

Battalia Winston Completes Search For First Service Networks

Search firm Battalia Winston has recruited Katya Borisova as vice president, integration management office, at First Service Networks. The search was led by Terry Gallagher, president, and Rob Miller, principal. Ms. Borisova recently served as leader, global market development and business operations, senior manager, corporate strategy and M&A and manager, business transformation at Brocade Communications

Reffett Associates Retained By BECU To Head SVP Of HR Search

Reffett Associates, Ltd. has been selected by BECU to lead in its search for a new senior vice president of human resources. Based in Tukwila, Washington, BECU has over $12 billion in assets and over 850,000 members, making it the largest credit union in Washington and fourth largest in the U.S. With offices in Seattle,

CTPartners’ Stock Plummets; Korn Ferry Rumored As White Knight

Shares of CTPartners plummeted on Thursday afternoon, dropping 30 percent at the end of a busy day on Wall Street which saw volume in the stock soar to 543,000 shares traded. It was the single largest, one-day decline in CTPartners’ share price since late January when the company’s stock was in a freefall on news

Longergan Partners Recruits Board Director For Hercules

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Susanne D. Lyons, former chief marketing officer of Visa USA, to the board of directors at Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The search was led by partner Dotty Schaffer. “Susanne is using the knowledge and experience she earned during her impressive career in financial services to become a strong

TRANSEARCH Opens New Office In Edinburgh

TRANSEARCH International has opened an office in Edinburgh and has added new consultants. David Bond, who will head up the Edinburgh office, is an experienced executive search director and actively recruits for clients across a range of disciplines at a senior level within sectors such as financial services, professional services, retail, property, education, energy and

Talent Source Recruitment Opens Doors

Talent Source Recruitment, a new executive search and professional services recruitment firm, has opened its doors to serve the talent requirements of companies across the northwest U.K. Headed up by Martin Willemsen, who has over 15 years’ experience working in global executive recruitment, the new firm is supported by a team of advisors, all of

SpenglerFox Names Life Sciences Practice Group Leader

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Hanne Dannulat as practice group leader – life sciences. Ms. Dannulat brings experience from executive positions in big and mid-sized pharma, biotech and within medical devices and food supplements. She is responsible for client services/satisfaction, delivery of projects, quality control and business development and works out of SpenglerFox’s offices

Hobbs & Towne Recruits Chairman and CEO for Powermat

The New York City technology practice of Hobbs & Towne has placed former Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins as chairman and chief executive officer of Powermat. The search was led by Hobbs & Towne co-founder and CEO, Andy Towne. Powermat is an industry leader in wireless charging technology, with customers such as Starbucks and General Motors.

RSR Partners Adds to Board of Directors Practice

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added E. Thames Fulton as managing director to its board of directors practice. With more than 14 years of experience in board recruiting and governance consulting, Mr. Fulton will serve as a senior advisor to boards, chairmen, and chief executives of Fortune 500, small-cap, and

DHR Adds EVP In Miami

DHR International has named Conrad Lee as an executive vice president in its Miami office. During an extensive recruiting career, Mr. Lee has led searches for senior executives in the technology, banking, media and consumer industries. His clients are global corporations, emerging companies, small to medium sized enterprises, banks, wealth advisory firms, commercial real estate

T.E.N. Launches Executive Search Firm Dedicated To It Professionals

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, has launched a new company endeavor, ISE Talent, an executive search and talent management firm dedicated exclusively to information security executives, specializing in CISO/CSO placement and building security leadership teams. T.E.N. CEO and president Marci McCarthy will serve as chairman for the new company

Caldwell Partners Taps General Counsel for Central 1 Credit Union

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has recruited Marilyn Loewen Mauritz as senior vice president, legal, and general counsel at Central 1 Credit Union. Managing partners Drew Railton and Les Gombik led the assignment. Ms. Loewen Mauritz was formerly the general counsel and corporate secretary, International Forest Products Ltd. Central 1 is the central financial facility

ChampionScott Partners Recruits EVP / GM To Ascend Learning

ChampionScott Partners has placed David A. Gagne as executive vice president & general manager of Advanced Informatics and MedHub, both Ascend Learning Companies. Mr. Gagne joins the company from Total Logistics, a provider of logistics, transportation and technology services, where he was senior vice president. Ascend Learning is a provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and

CTPartners Vice Chairman Ron Porter In Talks To Join Korn Ferry

CTPartners vice chairman Ron Porter is purportedly in talks with Korn Ferry to join its New York office. Prior to joining CTPartners nine years ago, Mr. Porter was chief human resources officer (CHRO) with Polaroid. Before that he spent 17 years with PepsiCo in a progression of human resource responsibilities, including director of HR at

Acorn Launches Executive Search Division

U.K. recruitment firm Acorn has launched its new senior executive search division in response to the increasing demand it has been experiencing. The firm has appointed senior recruitment specialist Paul Bennett to head up the new division. Mr. Bennett has 25 years’ experience in the senior recruitment market, including 10 years running his own business.

Charles Sterling Group Names Managing Director For Global Insurance Industry Practice

Executive search firm Charles Sterling Group, LLC, has added Douglas Mann as managing director of its global insurance industry practice. In this role, Mr. Mann will lead the further development of the practice and expand the firm’s functional coverage areas for the sector building on the firm’s capabilities across financial services. He will be based

The Onstott Group Completes Search for MorphoTrust USA

The Onstott Group has placed Bruce Berger as senior vice president of capital markets at MorphoTrust USA. Mr. Berger was president and chief operating officer of TruTouch. “Joe Onstott and Scott Tucker have repeatedly done excellent work on our assignments. They ran a smooth process and were able to identify an excellent candidate for me

Howard Fischer Associates Recruits New Board Member for Rovi Corp.

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has recruited Steven Lucas to the board of directors at Rovi Corp. Mr. Lucas is the global president of SAP’s Platform Solutions and has served in this role since 2013. Rovi provides integrated solutions for the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment to service providers and consumer electronics

Egon Zehnder Heading CFO Search For LyondellBasell

Egon Zehnder is leading the search for a new chief financial officer for LyondellBasell. Karyn F. Ovelmen, current executive vice president and CFO, has announced her separation from the company but will continue in her post for up to three months while it conducts a search for her successor. LyondellBasell is one of the world's

College Sports Solutions Selected By University Of Houston

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been retained by the University of Houston (UH) to lead in its search for a new athletic director. UH is in search of a replacement for Mack Rhoades, who stepped down earlier this month to accept the role at Missouri. Founded in 1927, The University of Houston

Hedge Funds Investor Calls On CTPartners To Engage in Sale With Rival Suitor

Maguire Asset Management, a significant shareholder of embattled Top 10 U.S. search firm CTPartners, delivered a letter to its board of directors on Friday demanding “a robust sale process” of the company and the immediate appointment of new independent board members. “Based on a series of poor management decisions, reported allegations of inappropriate management behavior

Taylor Strategy Partners Adds Business Development VP in Philadelphia

Executive search firm Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP) has expanded its existing operations in Philadelphia with the addition of Mike Gamble as vice president of business development. Mr. Gamble brings over 17 years of experience designing comprehensive talent acquisition solutions for healthcare and life science focused organizations. He will be responsible for leading business development efforts

Versique Merges With Mckinley Consulting

Executive search firm Versique has merged with long-time sister-company McKinley Consulting. McKinley Consulting, established in 2004, specializes in IT consulting with a focus on project management and business analysis, application development, and quality assurance. Versique specializes in consulting and executive search for the IT, human resources, digital marketing, engineering and operations, finance and accounting, sales,

Boyden Names Principal in Chicago Office

Boyden has appointed Lindsay Bray Landsberg as principal in its Chicago office. Ms. Landsberg becomes a member of the firm’s global consumer goods and retail practice. She will also lead searches for Boyden’s global technology practice. Previously, as a senior executive in major digital and advertising agencies, Ms. Landsberg developed a deep understanding of marketing,

Intersearch Worldwide Adds CMC International To Its Worldwide Network

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has added CMC International (Career Management Consultants) to its worldwide network. CMC’s operations in Costa Rica, founded in 2002, currently employ five executive search professionals while CMC’s operations in Panama, founded in 2005, employs four. CMC also has offices in Colombia and Ecuador. “CMC’s professionals –

Whitman Partners Fills Senior Role For Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Executive recruiters Whitman Partners, Inc. has placed Kristin Varnes as the director of surgical services at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The search was conducted by Brian Ulasewicz, partner and executive recruiter, and assisted by Jon Roberts, executive recruiter. Ms. Varnes was previously the director of perioperative/perianesthesia, GI lab/radiology oncology/infusion, and integrative care services at Centura Health

Work&Partners Retained By Omidyar Network Services

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained to recruit a partner, consumer internet and mobile investment portfolio, for Omidyar Network Services LLC. Omidyar is a philanthropic investment firm with offices around the globe which invests in for-profit companies and non-profit organizations that are committed to advancing social good. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior level

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