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Coulter Partners Opens New Office in Pittsburgh

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners recently opened a new office in Pittsburgh and brought in research analysts Rachel Matos and Rebecca Russell to work at that location. Coulter Partners’ London headquarters, meanwhile, consolidated its research analyst capability with the appointment of Matthew Dennehy. “We are delighted to be investing in new technologies and skills both in

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Robert Half Posts Eight Percent Q1 Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.4 billion, up eight percent from revenues of $1.29 billion during the same quarter last year. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecasted revenue of $1.36 billion. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company recorded first quarter profits of $96 million, or 78 cents per

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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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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

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

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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

Fox Rodney Search Opens Office In Dublin

Fox Rodney Search (FRS) has opened a new office in Dublin. The firm's Irish practice will be led by director, Portia White, and will focus on private practice, commerce and industry and financial services, with a focus on associate to partner level and general counsel searches. Ms. White has over nine years of experience within

Robert Half International Posts 13 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted fourth quarter 2014 revenues of $1.22 billion, a 13 percent increase from revenues of $1.08 billion during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company earned $84.1 million, or $.62 per share, up from $66.9 million, or $.49 per share, during the same period a year earlier.

Korn Ferry Heading President Search for Moderna Therapeutics

Korn Ferry International has been selected by Moderna Therapeutics to lead its search for a new president. Moderna is pioneering messenger RNA Therapeutics, a new in vivo drug technology that produces human proteins, antibodies and entirely novel protein constructs inside patient cells. Korn Ferry, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas,

Bespoke Partners Places CTO For Personify

San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners has recruited Dave Cooper as chief technology officer of Personify. Mr. Cooper formerly served as chief technology officer for Rockwell Software. Personify is the leader in association management software and services for associations and other non-profits. Bespoke Partners assists private equity firms to deliver top executives for their portfolio companies.

Lochlin Partners Places VP Of HR At National Restaurant Association

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Barbara Polk as vice president of human resources at the National Restaurant Association. Ms. Polk served as the VP of national human resources service delivery for the American Red Cross. The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world—supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses.

Wheless Partners Finds President For Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has placed Louis G. Smith Jr. as president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith most recently served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Northeast Campus in Houston. Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people

CTPartners To Raise $5 Million From Single Investor

In an effort to raise cash after two failed stock offerings in the past 60 days, CTPartners on Friday priced a $5 million registered underwritten offering of its common stock at a discounted price of $3.44 per share to one institutional investor. Earlier in the day, the offering price had been set at $3 per

ManpowerGroup Posts Small Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN)posted revenues of $5.1 billion for the fourth quarter ended December 2014, a decrease of two percent from $5.3 billion a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company’s earnings jumped to $117.2 million, or $1.47 per share, in the quarter from $101.2 million, or $1.25 per share, a year ago. Annual revenue increased slightly to $20.8 billion

Direct Recruiters, INC. Adds Recruiting Specialist

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Rachel Gulko as a lead recruiter for its plastics industry practice area focusing on executive level leadership searches. Prior to joining DRI, Ms. Gulko worked in sales for Verizon where she honed her sales leadership skills. She also has a background in early childhood education. Founded

Shares Of CTPartners Remain In Freefall

CTPartners’ stock price dropped by 50 percent yesterday – its single biggest one-day dip – before settling at $4.35 per share, a 33 percent decline. The stock has been in a freefall for the past week on the back of multiple financial restatements and the suspension of a planned common stock offering. News of a

Industrial Search Partners Acquires O’Reilly Group

Industrial Search Partners (ISP) has acquired The O’Reilly Group, an executive search firm specializing in helping a broad range of clients find senior supply chain and logistics talent. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prior to executive search, O’Reilly Group founder Eve O’Reilly had 22 years of supply chain experience working for carrier,

Martha Fay Africa, Co-Founder of Major, Lindsey & Africa, has Died

Martha Fay (Marty) Africa, co-founder and partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has passed away after a protracted battle with cancer. Ms. Africa served as an active member of MLA until shortly before her death. She joined Bob Major in 1984 to form the core of what is today Major, Lindsey & Africa, a

Hanold Associates Places VP Global Talent Management at Flextronics

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Susan Crickenberger as vice president, global talent management for Flextronics (FLEX). Previously, Ms. Crickenberger was head of talent, North American world headquarters for HJ Heinz. Flextronics International Limited is a $30 billion business and is one of the world’s leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers that offers complete

William Hay & Associates Heading CEO Search for McPier

Executive search firm William Hay & Associates has been selected by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, or McPier, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The new executive will replace current CEO Jim Reilly who is retiring. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) is a municipal corporation created by the

CTPartners Suspends Stock Offering And Withdraws Guidance For 2015

CTPartners, the global executive search firm ranked No. 7 in the U.S./Americas region by HSZ Media, has disclosed its intent to suspend a proposed common stock offering announced just 48 hours ago. It is the second time the company has pulled an offering within the last 60 days. CTPartners is revising it's fourth quarter and

Benchmark Executive Search Adds Five New Members To Its National Security And Cyber Advisory Board

Benchmark Executive Search has added five new members to its national security and cyber advisory board. The board will provide Benchmark's president, Jeremy King, with counsel in helping Benchmark customers find cyber experts at the board, C and VP levels. New advisory board members include: LTG Rhett Hernandez (Ret), president of CyberLens, LLC; Matt Olsen,

Alium Partners Grows Staff

Alium Partners, a provider of interim management professionals in the U.K., has named Karen Cresswell as client strategy and development director. Ms. Cresswell brings more than 20 years’ experience of operating globally within the senior interim market, in particular in transformation and change management. She has advised across a range of sectors, such as financial

Egon Zehnder Heading CEO Search For Standard Chartered Plc

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Standard Chartered Plc to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Egon Zehnder is also searching for replacements for other senior executives at Standard Chartered. Standard Chartered PLC provides consumer and wholesale banking products and services primarily in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Founded in 1964,

Buffkin Group Fills VP Hr Position For Restorixhealth

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Colleen Hurley as the new vice president of human resources at RestorixHealth. Ms. Hurley was previously VP of human resources at Community Blood Services. RestorixHealth provides comprehensive wound care management services. The Buffkin Group is an executive search firm offering services in executive search, executive coaching, management

Cook Associates’ John Kins To Retire

Cook Associates has said that its owner and chairman, John Kins, is retiring after being active in the search business since the mid-1960’s. During his tenure, Cook Associates grew to become a top-ranked search firm with offices in Chicago, New York, Boston, Atlanta and Los Angeles. Mr. Kins started a sister division, Cook M&A Advisory

Pure Search Expands In Asia

Global search firm Pure Search has appointed Elaine Khoo as a associate director and specialist HR recruiter for its Asian market. Ms. Khoo has over a decade of experience gained in Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong and has filled a broad spectrum of mandates, including HR business partner, reward, L&D, employee relations, global mobility, global

Mclean Interim Management Adds Partner

U.K.-based McLean Interim Management has named Natasha Cleeve as a partner. Ms. Cleeve’s career spans 25 years in the interim management industry and she has been focusing on the executive interim market for the last 15 years. She has set up and run successful businesses and practices throughout her career and is experienced across numerous

B.E. Smith Heading CEo Search For Yuma Regional Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer search for Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, AZ. Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is a 406-bed, not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing outstanding medical care to the residents of Yuma and the surrounding communities in southwestern Arizona. Founded in 1978,

Human Resource Solutions Fills Position For Great Plains Communications

Human Resource Solutions has recruited Lynn Mead as the head of carrier and wholesale services with Great Plains Communications. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca, managing director and founder. Previously, Ms. Mead worked for Consolidated Communications (CNSL), Enventis, Contel and GTE. Great Plains Communications is the largest independent telecommunications company in Nebraska, serving

CTPartners To Sell Stock Amid Securities Fraud Investigation

CTPartners is moving forward with a previously planned public offering of common stock, seeking to raise $12.5 million. Craig-Hallum Capital Group will act as sole managing underwriter. William Blair & Co., the company’s one-time lead underwriter, pulled out of any public offering consideration last week when it downgraded CTPartners’ stock and dropped its coverage of

AESC Adds Talent Africa as Member

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added Talent Africa as a member firm. Talent Africa, an alliance firm of Korn Ferry, is based in Sandton, the business hub of South Africa, and offers integrated talent solutions to clients nationally and in sub-Saharan Africa. “We are honored to be part of the AESC, it

Spencer Ogden Makes Two Appointments

London-headquartered recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has promoted Brad Lewington to director of EMEA and named Kristen Zeilerbauer as managing director in London. Mr. Lewington will combine his new title with an existing position as head of Asia Pacific. In his new role, he will relocate to London and develop the firm's APAC business. Mr. Zeilerbauer

J. Carpenter & Co. Recruits Chief Marketing Officer For Tempur-Sealy

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has recruited Jay Spenchian as chief marketing officer of Tempur-Sealy International. Most recently, Mr. Spenchian served as EVP and chief marketing officer for Olive Garden. Tempur Sealy is one of the world's largest bedding providers. J. Carpenter & Co. was founded in 2009 and recruits senior-level executives for

Trilogy Search Non+Profit Completes Search For Bioptix

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Ken Dickerson as vice president of sales with BiOptix, a privately-held optical biodetection company. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Mr. Dickerson previously served as national sales director with ACEA Biosciences. Trilogy Search Non+Profit specializes in recruiting senior-level executives and company directors for non-profit

DRG Executive Search Places CEO At Connecticut Food Bank

DRG Executive Search has placed Rob Levine as president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Food Bank. Mr. Levine joins the food bank from the American Red Cross where he most recently served as regional CEO for South Florida. The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and

Russell Reynolds Associates Names Former Egon Zehnder Partner as Co-Leader of CEO and Board Advisory Services

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Justus O’Brien to the firm to co-lead its integrated CEO and board advisory services group alongside industry veterans Charles A. Tribbett III and Ron Lumbra. Mr. O’Brien will be based out of the firm’s New York office. He joins a global team that combines expertise across

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