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Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain
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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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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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Lucas Group Appoints Chief People Officer

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

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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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TRANSEARCH Opens New Office in Indonesia

TRANSEARCH International has strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific by opening a new office in Indonesia, adding Davehunt International, a boutique human capital consultancy firm, to its fold. Davehunt specializes in quality senior-level executive search, training, consulting, assessment, coaching and outsourcing. The team in Jakarta is headed by chief executive officer David Wongso and senior consultant

Trends

How to Groom a Global Executive

If a company wants to be a serious competitor in the global marketplace, it is likely that its qualified employees will be trained and developed for an international assignment. There are protocols for leading multinational teams, forming strategic relationships, managing customers and suppliers and delivering service outside the U.S. Many organizations, however, have admittedly failed

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ChampionScott Partners Places CEO at Wireless Registry

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently placed Cameron Meierhoefer as the new CEO of Wireless Registry, a provider of identity solutions and intelligence for the Internet of Things. Founding partner and CEO Geoff Champion led the assignment along with principal Stephanie McGurie. Mr. Cameron has over 20 years of technology

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Parker Executive Search Seeks Air Force Academy Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been selected by the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to lead its search for a new athletic director. Jim Knowlton stepped down from his role this spring to take over as director of athletics at the University

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JURISolutions Acquires Link Legal Search Group

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. JURISolutions Inc. (JSL), a legal services firm, has acquired Link Legal Search Group, a Dallas-based legal executive search firm, as a strategic piece of the new full-service executive search division of JSL. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Link Legal Search Group, which

Launches

Signium U.K. Adopts Not Actively Looking Recruitment Management Platform

Signium U.K., global search consortium Signium’s U.K. business unit, has adopted a new search system from Not Actively Looking, which will now act as the primary platform for managing all of the search firm’s business. Alastair Paton, managing partner of Signium U.K. and chair of the global board of Signium, said that the firm had carefully

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Why Finding Diverse Talent Remains a Challenge

Companies recognize the advantages and benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, but struggle to tap adequate sources of talent. Sixty-three percent of senior executives say diversity and inclusion is either very important or extremely important, yet this same majority report that their workforces have average or below average diversity representation, according to a survey

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CohenTaylor Finds CEO for the Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Minneapolis-headquartered CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed Nichol Beckstrand as the new president and CEO of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MMHA). Mary Rippe, who led the organization for 25 years, has retired. Ms. Beckstrand beat out three other finalists for the position. “Nichol’s energy and track record of leadership, knowledge of the dynamically changing rental housing market provides Minnesota

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CFO for London-Based Healthcare System NHS

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected to find a new chief financial officer for the NHS, the national healthcare system in the U.K. Suzanne Bose-Mallick is the consultant charged with leading the search. A newly-created role, NHS’ CFO will be accountable for developing financial strategies and related resource allocations which ensure that NHS providers, commissioners and local

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N2Growth Adds New Global Practice Chair for Board and CEO Services

N2Growth, a King of Prussia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Thomas Brattle Gannett as global practice chairman of board and CEO services. Mr. Gannett is a results-oriented executive and board candidate with more than 20 years experience in strategic, operational and fiscal leadership, said the firm. He has

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Direct Recruiters Adds Two Team Members

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has announced two additions to its team. Logan Payton is the new director of the firm’s HR solutions group and Shawna Rosner is director of the legal solutions group. Ms. Payton brings over 10 years of HR experience to her new role, and deep understanding of the function. Previously,

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Help Wanted: Well-Rounded C-Suite Business Leaders

Leaders who bring both specific technical expertise and general strategic business acumen to the table are in short supply in our current economic environment, according to David Clapp, managing partner of search firm CarterBaldwin. In a recent report that he authored, Mr. Clapp found that smart organizations are looking for and hiring well-rounded business leaders

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Slone Partners Find New CMO for Sera Prognostics

Executive search firm Slone Partners has recruited Garrett K. Lam as the new chief medical officer for Sera Prognostics in Salt Lake City, UT. “Slone Partners worked closely with Sera as we conducted this important search,” said Greg Critchfield, chairman and chief executive officer of Sera. “They paved the way for great conversations between candidates and the entire Sera leadership team. Slone

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Wikimedia Foundation Retains Bridge Partners to Find Talent and Culture Chief

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects, has tapped Bridge Partners to find a chief of talent and culture. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. “This is one of the highlights of 2018 both for me and my

Launches

Apotheker Search & Advisory Opens Doors

An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: Apotheker Search & Advisory, an executive search and advisory firm specializing in the life sciences industry, recently opened for business in New York City. Suzana Farah Rahman serves as the firm’s managing director. Apotheker’s  primary fields of focus include but are

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Meridian Partners International Adds Member Firms in Argentina and Brazil

Meridian Partners International has added executive recruiters in Argentina and Brazil as its newest members. Buenos Aires-based South Star Human Capital Solutions will represent the network for Spanish speaking countries in South America. São Paulo-based Reciprhocal Management Consulting, and its sister company, Profile Executive Search and Assessment, will represent serve Meridian for the Brazilian market.

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Competition for Talent Causing Major Shifts in Corporate Strategy

As unemployment remains at record lows, a new study by global RPO provider Cielo finds that competition for talent is causing major shifts in corporate strategy. As a result, business function leaders are having significant disagreements about their companies’ approaches to finding, recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees. Nearly 70 percent of business leaders surveyed

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DHR Recruits Chief Development and Marketing Officer for U.S. Humane Society

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has recruited John Vranas as the new chief development and marketing officer for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Partners Debbie Graf and Kara Teising led the search. “John brings the total package to a critical role like this one,” said Ms. Teising. “It’s very difficult to find a leader with a skill-set

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Heidrick & Struggles Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Public Utility

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected to find a new chief executive officer for JEA, the city of Jacksonville, FL’s public electric, sewer and water utility. The job opened up earlier this year when Paul McElroy, who had been CEO for six years, unexpectedly stepped down. Nine candidates are under consideration for the position, according

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ZipRecruiter Lands $156 Million in Funding

Jobs website ZipRecruiter has just lined up $156 million in investment capital. The company said the series B financing will be used to accelerate its growth and further develop its artificial intelligence-powered matching technology and mobile apps. Wellington Management Co. and returning investor IVP co-led the investment, which included participation by other existing investors. ZipRecruiter’s

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Vanderbloemen Names COO

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has appointed Sutton Turner as its chief operating officer. He brings a combined 23 years of business and ministry experience to his role. “We have been fortunate to have seen many years of repeated and robust growth, and our work is at an unprecedented size and scope,”

Trends

Employers Continue Adding Jobs, But Middle-Wage Opportunities Stagger

A new study from CareerBuilder points to a continued hollowing effect in the labor market where high-wage and low-wage job growth is eclipsing middle-wage job growth by a significant margin. Based on extensive analysis of historical and current labor market trends, the U.S. is expected to add 8.3 million jobs (5.08 percent growth) from 2018

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Gold Hill Associates Seeks New Leader for Temple College

Community college executive search firm Gold Hill Associates has been selected to find the next president for Temple College in central Texas. Search consultant Dennis Michaelis is leading the assignment. The Temple College board of trustees was unanimous in choosing the Jackson, MS-based firm. “Gold Hill has experience and an extensive network in Texas and

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Battalia Winston Finds Chief Sales Officer for Clean Harbors

Finding qualified C-suite sales executives continues to be an issue for companies. According to the ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Report, sales positions have been some of the most difficult to fill in recent years. And it has not been an attractive role to new generations of workers. New York City-headquartered executive search firm Battalia Winston recently recruited Robby Speights

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Koya Strengthens Staff with Diversity Pioneer

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Maureen Alphonse-Charles as managing director. Based in Boston, Ms. Alphonse-Charles is expected to help strengthen the firm’s work across non-profits and mission-driven organizations, building a bridge between non-profits, the corporate sector, and corporate boards. She sits on the boards of Boston University, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston

Kincannon & Reed Retained by FFAR for Executive Director Search

Kincannon & Reed has been selected by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to lead its search for a new executive director. FFAR board chair and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, said: "A priority for our board is to identify our inaugural executive director. Working with Kincannon & Reed, which is

CTPartners Pushes New CEO Aside, Naming COO to the Post

In an emergency board of directors meeting yesterday, embattled global recruiter CTPartners pushed aside its newly minted chief executive, Sylvain Dhenin, naming chief operating officer, David Nocifora, to the post. Mr. Nocifora has been with CTPartners for nearly 21 years and has held executive level positions with the company since that time, including the position

Two CTPartners Professional Services Specialists Leave To Join Rivals

Michael A. Matella, vice chairman and global head of the professional services practice of CTPartners, and Adam J. Prager, a CTPartners managing partner and sector specialist in the same practice, have left to join rivals. Both were CTPartners executive committee members. Mr. Matella spent just the last 17 months with CTPartners, joining from Egon Zehnder

Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Financial Services Team

Odgers Berndtson has named Lisa Quackenbush as a partner in its New York office. Ms. Quackenbush will manage executive search and leadership assessment engagements for the financial services sector, with an emphasis on those engaged in alternative investments, investment banking, and capital markets. In addition to domestic and international board- and C-suite-level search assignments, she

Frontier International Opens First Office In India

Specialist oil and gas recruiters Frontier International has opened its first office in India. As part of its global growth strategy, Frontier’s new office will support the firm's increased activity in Asia and the Middle East. The Gurgaon-based operation will be led by local manager, Arjun Bhakhri, who brings with him over 10 years’ oil

Diversified Search Fills Chief Ethics Post for PG&E

Diversified Search has recruited Julie Kane to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer at PG&E Corporation. Ms. Kane currently serves as vice president, general counsel & compliance officer, North America & corporate functions, for Avon Products Inc. PG&E Corporation is a Fortune 200 energy-based holding company, based in San Francisco. Diversified

John Lucht, Recruiter and Careers Author, Dies at 81

John Lucht, a leading executive search consultant whose career spanned five decades, including with his own firm, The John Lucht Consultancy, and with Heidrick & Struggles, died Sunday at his home in Raleigh, NC, after a brief illness. He was 81. During a 45-year career, Mr. Lucht recruited the likes of top executives such as

CTPartners Recruiter Joins Korn Ferry

Paul Ciancarelli has joined Korn Ferry as a principal in the firm's global financial services practice. He will be based in Boston. Mr. Ciancarelli joins Korn Ferry from CTPartners, where he spent seven years, most recently serving as a member of the firm's asset & wealth management practice. He brings wide ranging financial services expertise,

Talentrise Expands Search Team

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based executive search firm, has added Jesse Sherr as associate partner. Mr. Sherr has led client development and search execution for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to small, private equity-backed companies for more than 10 years. He previously served as vice president at Laramie Group, a boutique search firm in Chicago. “We are

Consortium International Opens Doors

U.K. and U.S. tax recruitment specialist consultancy Consortium International has been launched to focus exclusively on the recruitment of tax professionals in the U.S. East and West Coast and the U.K. Currently the business is based out of the firm’s London office but plans are underway to set up an additional office in the Los

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for YRC Worldwide

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Jim A. Fry as vice president, general counsel and secretary of YRC Worldwide Inc. Mr. Fry is currently general counsel and secretary at Swift Transportation. "Jim's legal knowledge of the transportation industry combined with his many years of senior management experience made him an ideal choice to

Bespoke Partners Finds Cfo For Cherwell Software

San Diego-headquartered search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Elizabeth Salomon as chief financial officer of Cherwell Software. Most recently, Ms. Salomon was CFO at Marshall & Swift/Boeckh and its holding company Decision Insight Information Group. Cherwell Software is the developer of Cherwell Service Management, an award-winning business technology and IT service management (ITSM) platform. Bespoke

People At Work Grows Strategic Talent Advisory Services

Kenneth Leow has been appointed as partner, strategic talent advisory services, at The People At Work. Mr. Leow has more than 25 years of HR, management and sales experience both in corporate and entrepreneurial ventures. In the first half of his career, he held senior roles in companies including Peoplesoft, Kodak, Computer Associates, Mincom and

Greenwich Harbor Partners Completes Search For Media General

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed Richard Levine as head of distribution for Media General. Previously, Mr. Levine was vice president of programming for AT&T. Media General is one of the nation's largest cross-screen, multimedia companies and operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with an industry leading digital media business. Greenwich Harbor

Phillips Oppenheim Heading CEO Search For Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has been selected by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Drew Becher, who Phillips Oppenheim also placed, is stepping down. PHS is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1827 that offers programs, activities, workshops, and publications for gardeners of

Caldwell Partners Records 30 Percent Q2 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners has posted second quarter revenues of $11.8 million, an increase of 30 percent from revenues of $9.1 million during the same period a year ago. U.S. revenues rose 19 percent to $7.8 million, driven by an increase in the average number of search partners and search volumes during the current year, partially offset

DHR International Leading Athletic Director Search For Syracuse

DHR International is leading the search for a new athletics director for Syracuse University. DHR executive vice president, Glenn Sugiyama, is leading the assignment. Syracuse is a private research university located in upstate New York. Founded in 1989, DHR International is headquartered in Chicago and has more than 50 offices worldwide.

CTPartners Secures Rescue Financing Package

CTPartners has secured a $12.5 million second-lien note purchase agreement with a publicly traded insurance company, extending the company a much-needed financial lifeline. The notes are issuable in two tranches of $6.25 million with the first portion expected to close on Friday. The second tranche of $6.25 million is scheduled to close 90 days after

Korn Ferry Makes Additions Across Multiple Practices

Korn Ferry has announced additions to its digital, academic medicine and industrial practices. Tejas Maniar has been appointed as principal in the firm's digital practice. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s San Francisco office. Mr. Maniar joins Korn Ferry from Google where he was head of online channels and leadership effectiveness. He led a

Amrop Welcomes New Australian Partner

Amrop has added a new Australian partner, Challis & Company. With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Challis & Company works with boards, CEOs and senior executives in listed corporations, mid-sized companies, professional service firms, private equity firms and not-for-profit organizations. The firm’s founder, Darren Challis, previously held senior positions with The Boston Consulting Group, Egon

Slone Partners Fills Position For Cirle

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has placed Pedro Diaz as vice president of research, development and engineering at Cirle, a medical technology incubator in Miami. Mr. Diaz most recently served as director of research and integration leader at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. “Watching Cirle grow since its founding in 2010 has been very impressive,” said Adam

CTPartners Asset/Wealth Management Specialist Joins Caldwell Partners

Glenn M. Buggy has joined Caldwell Partners as a senior partner in the firm’s asset & wealth management sector and leader of its legal, risk and regulatory oversight practice. Mr. Buggy will focus on leading the firm’s specialization in financial services legal, compliance, anti-financial crimes, regulatory risk, and governance, as well as enhancing the its

Frontier International Expands into India

Recruitment specialists Frontier International has opened a new office in India. As part of its global growth strategy, Frontier’s new office will support its increased activity in Asia and the Middle East. The Gurgaon-based operation will be led by local manager, Arjun Bhakhri, who brings with him over 10 years’ oil and gas recruitment experience

Collegiate Sports Associates Fills Men’s Head Basketball Coaching Job At Wake Forest

Executive search firm Collegiate Sports Associates has recruited Danny Manning to become Wake Forest's next men's head basketball coach. This past season Mr. Manning led Tulsa to a 21-13 record and an NCAA tournament appearance in his second season at the helm. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 draft and spent

JDG Associates Recruits President For AFPM

Search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Chet M. Thompson as the new president of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). Mr. Thompson, currently a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Crowell and Moring LLP, is succeeding Charles T. Drevna, who is retiring after eight years as AFPM’s president. AFPM is a trade association

ON Search Partners Opens Boston Office; Adds Former Cook Associates Recruiters

ON Search Partners has added John Barrett and Seth Harris, formerly of Cook Associates, in Boston to expand its reach to the northeast. With over 30 years of combined technology search experience, Messrs. Barrett and Harris specialize in senior assignments, including C-suite, board, and functional leadership positions for private equity and venture-backed portfolio companies as

Battalia Winston Grows Not-For-Profit Practice

Search firm Battalia Winston has named Ellen Romberg as partner within the firm's not-for-profit group. She will be based out of Chicago. A seasoned executive, having more than 25 years of experience in recruiting and talent management in the not-for-profit sector, Ms. Romberg brings human resources leadership and recruiting experience in philanthropy, higher education, cultural

Jobplex Expands Into Brazil

Ana Paula Montanha has joined JobPlex to aid in its expansion in South America. She will be responsible for establishing the firm’s office in São Paulo, Jobplex’ second office outside of the U.S. Ms. Montanha has been with parent company DHR International for more than three years, serving as executive vice president in the advanced

TWC International Executive Search Fills Chair Position For Englobe Corp.

TWC International Executive Search Limited, the Canadian-based affiliate of global executive search firm SpenglerFox, has recruited Bob Youden as chair of Montreal-headquartered global engineering consulting firm Englobe Corp. TWC International’s president and chief executive Richard Wajs led the assignment. Mr. Youden is the former CEO of Jacques Whitford Ltd. TWC International is a global executive

Spencer Stuart Heading CFO Search for Cardtronics

Spencer Stuart has been selected by Cardtronics Inc. to lead its search for its next chief financial officer. Current CFO Chris Brewster has notified the company of his plans to retire later this year. Cardtronics owns/operates more than 110,200 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales. Spencer Stuart is a global executive search and leadership

Hanson Search Opens New UAE Office

Executive recruiters Hanson Search has expanded with the opening a UAE office to recruit for mid to senior level positions in the region’s communications and marketing services industries. The firm’s Dubai team will be headed up by Felice Hurst who will oversee a wider initial group of three employees. “In recent years we’ve witnessed a

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