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Pearson Partners Seeks Chief Innovation Officer for Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Dallas-headquartered executive search firm Pearson Partners International has been selected by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to lead in its search for a new chief innovation officer. Vice president Lisa Thompson is leading the assignment for this new position within the organization. The chief innovation officer has accountability for product management, business strategy and serving as


H.I. Executive Consulting Forms Partnership with Teamscope

Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has formed a strategic partnership with Teamscope, an AI-driven talent analytics platform designed to help companies build high-performing leadership teams. The partnership gives HIEC an innovative tool to deliver more data-driven hiring results for its corporate and private equity clients, informing the way companies identify the right leaders, reducing unconscious

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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.


Career Transitions – How Do You Get Going?

Whether it’s planned or unplanned, a career transition can be a stressful experience for anyone. This is a time when senior executives need professional advice to make sure they’re heading in the right direction, whether that means networking with headhunters or seeking advice from a career coach. It’s too important to just leave this to

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Polachi Recruits CFO for iZotope

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Tony Callini as the CFO of iZotope, a music-focused tech company. Charley Polachi spearheaded


Gerard Daniels Appoints New Asia Pacific Senior Leader

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Paul Pryde as the new practice leader for its oil, gas and energy activities. Mr. Pryde will lead the firm’s work across the Asia Pacific region. “It’s rare to find someone of Paul’s caliber who brings such a deep level of international expertise in

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Turnkey Search Recruits COO for the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Andrew Miller as the new chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings. His first day in the role will be September 1. Len Perna and Evan Kashan led the assignment. Mr.


Odgers Berndtson Appoints Leader of U.S. Health Systems Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Maureen Ryan as a partner in its healthcare practice. She will lead the firm’s U.S. health systems team. A former international health systems executive, Ms. Ryan works with boards and executive teams to custom-build comprehensive talent strategies. She will also be a member


Healthcare Recruiting Pioneer, Mike Kieffer, Dies at 76

Mike Kieffer, chairman of Quick Leonard Kieffer, passed away on Aug. 3. He was 76. Mr. Kieffer was a well-known pioneer and a legend in healthcare executive search, executive coaching, succession planning and governance consulting. His life’s work and successes influenced boards of directors and CEOs as well as healthcare executives. He had a particular


How to Successfully Integrate Senior Talent

Recruiting and integrating senior talent is vital to any company’s success. Top talent stands to provide leadership, added revenue and greater market penetration. Yet integrating senior hires is not necessarily a simple endeavor. When a top-level hire fails to work out, the cost can be daunting—in terms of dollars and time lost as well as

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Koya Leadership Partners Leading CHRO Search for the University of New England

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Just recently, Tom Phillips and Charlotte Harris of Koya Leadership Partners were retained by the University of New England (UNE) to assist in its search for a new CHRO. The university, located in Biddeford, ME, seeks a collaborative


Heidrick & Struggles Adds 18 Consultants to Executive Search and Consulting Units

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has added 18 new partners and principals to its executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. “We continue to expand our executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses globally with consultants who bring diverse industry expertise and strong client relationships to the


5 Lies That Recruiters Hear Everyday and How to Avoid Them

A top recruiter should be a trusted advisor in your job search. But this only works well when you, as the candidate, are honest about the facts concerning your career. A new report by Elizabeth Webster Felix of WinterWyman gives five of the most popular lies recruiters commonly hear — and why it’s important to

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Bridge Partners Lands CEO for the Denver Foundation

Janet Albert and Larry Griffin of Bridge Partners have recruited Javier Soto as the sixth president and CEO for the Denver Foundation, Colorado’s largest community foundation. The organization’s previous leader, Christine Marquez-Hudson, abruptly stepped down last summer. Former board chair and trustee Virginia Bayless had been serving as interim president. Mr. Soto is the president and CEO of the Miami


Fisher Leadership Announces New Services

Australia-based executive search firm Fisher Leadership has announced that its founder and director Jo Fisher is joining forces with HR advisory and leadership specialist Michelle Loader of Advancity to expand the reach and services of the firm. Joining the well-established managing partners Liz Jones and Andrew Norton, are Gabriel Edwards of Engaging People to lead

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Spencer Stuart Recruits First Woman Leader for RBS

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. This requires strategic leaders – male and female – with a multidimensional skill-set. But there’s a big problem – in most countries, while women represent about half of the financial services industry – precious few

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AGB Search Seeking President for University of Nebraska

Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Managing principal Roderick J. McDavis and consultants Sally Mason and Garry W. Owens are leading the assignment. President Hank Bounds, who has been president for four years, announced in March that he would be


Standish Executive Search Opens Office to Serve Cannabis Sector Talent Needs

Legal marijuana is now a near $10 billion business in the U.S., which means it is only natural that recruiting firms will begin focusing on bringing talent to this booming sector. Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search recently opened a new office in Worcester, MA, and has started working with the growing cannabis industry to find senior leaders. Principals


3 Ways AI Will Make Hiring Human Again

The future of talent acquisition has never been brighter. People are what makes every organization tick, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are poised to make hiring the most people-centric it’s ever been. And truth be told, today the talent acquisition function in organizations is reactive. Talent professionals are not at fault. “Post and pray, go

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Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for KidsPeace

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search recently assisted in the search


Talengo Launches Venture Capital Service; Elects President of Advisory Board

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has launched a line of services specializing in venture capital funds whose objective is “to help this sector to face the challenges posed by the need to focus on the talent of the management teams of your companies,” the firm notes. Talengo’s offer includes services that cover the three fundamental phases of the


Moving Up in the Boardroom — Lessons From Female Board Chairs

The share of women appointed to public-company boards of directors has risen markedly in recent years, but in the U.S. and Europe, female chairs are still rare. At the end of 2018, only 30 female chairs were listed among the Fortune 500 and the FTSE 100 combined, though the overall shares of board seats held

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Benchmark Executive Search Finds CEO for CynergisTek

Benchmark Executive Search, a boutique provider of cybersecurity talent, has placed Caleb Barlow as chief executive officer of Austin, TX-based CynergisTek Inc. He succeeds retiring founder Mac McMillan, who will support Mr. Barlow in the execution of CynergisTek’s strategy through the remainder of 2019 and will remain a member of the board of directors. “I


Signal Partners Names Retail and Consumer Practice Leader

Signal Partners, a Santa Monica, CA-based search firm serving private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, has appointed Patricia Muise as a partner and leader of its retail and consumer practice. “Pat’s superpower is helping PE sponsors and CEOs navigate the rapid innovation taking place in the consumer and retail sectors,” said Tim Smith, co-founder at Signal


What You Need to Know About Hiring Millennials

There are roughly 73 million Millennials in the U.S. Born between 1980 and 1996, Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce, yet many employers struggle to attract and retain them. The U.S. now has more open jobs than job seekers, and the quit rate recently reached a 17-year high. In today’s tight labor market,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeks Chancellor for University of Mississippi

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has been enlisted to find the next chancellor for the University of Mississippi. Managing partner Martin Baker is leading the assignment. The chancellor, who serves at the university’s chief executive officer, reports through the commissioner of higher education to the Mississippi board of trustees of state institutions of higher learning, the


Jobble Raises $11 Million in Funding

Jobble, an on-demand marketplace and management platform that connects companies to the 60 million U.S. gig economy workers, has raised $11 million in new Series A funding, led by Vestigo Ventures and AXA Venture Partners with participation from Guardian Strategic Ventures and Harlem Capital Partners. Founded by Zack Smith and Corey Bober, Jobble connects gig workers in the U.S. seeking

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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Domino’s Pizza

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Hanold Associates placed Lisa V. Price as the executive vice president and CHRO of Domino’s Pizza. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led the assignment. He was joined by partners Keri Gavin,

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DRI Names Sports Practice Leader

The sports industry is thriving. With an estimated size of $539.7 billion in the U.S. alone, sports business jobs surrounding college athletic departments, professional sports leagues or other athletic franchises are in demand. Recently, Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) appointed Brett Wallace as director of its sports and entertainment practice. Mr. Wallace brings to Direct Recruiters 10

Monster Posts Eight Percent Revenue Decline

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) posted full year revenues of $666.9 million, a decline of eight percent compared to the previous year. The company recorded fourth quarter revenue of $159.2 million, a decrease of nine percent compared to last year. During the most recent quarter, revenue from the company’s careers – North America operations decreased eight percent year

Greenwood/Asher to Lead President Search for Edinboro University

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has selected executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates to lead the search for its 18th president. Partners Jan Greenwood and Betty Turner Asher are heading the search along with principal Julie Holley. Greenwood/Asher’s role in the search process includes undertaking a university leadership needs assessment and assisting the committee and the chancellor of

Warren Partners Names Chairman

Boutique executive search firm Warren Partners has elected Alastair Da Costa as its new chairman. The appointment enables founding director, Joelle Warren, to devote more time to her ambassadorial role and development of the firm’s board practice. Mr. Da Costa spent over 20 years practicing as an international corporate lawyer and helped with the expansion of the world’s

Companies Adapt to Technology Savvy Job Seekers

To keep up with technology-savvy job seekers, search professionals are using recruitment marketing tools to proactively attract and engage passive candidates and build ‘pools’ of talent for future hiring needs. This is the conclusion of iCIMS, Inc.’s new research study, “Recruitment Marketing: Fad or Future?” Conducted in partnership with Hanover Research, the report analyzes data from more

Heidrick & Struggles Recruits Starbucks Board Director

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Mary Dillon as a member of the board of directors at Starbucks Corp. Ms. Dillon is chief executive officer of Ulta Beauty. Since she took the helm of there in 2013, the company has achieved record sales and earnings. Prior to that, she served as president and CEO of U.S. Cellular. During

Lonergan Partners Lands CFO for AppliedMicro

Redwood City, CA-headquartered executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Martin McDermut as chief financial officer for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AppliedMicro). The search was led by CEO Mark Lonergan and consultant Alex Zakupowsky. “Marty McDermut is one of the most statured chief financial officers in the public company semiconductor market,” said Mr. Lonergan. “He will add a great

Major, Lindsey & Africa Expands Partner Practice Group

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has added Ronald Stevens to the firm’s partner practice group in its Houston office. With more than 20 years of comprehensive experience as a practicing lawyer and talent management consultant in both the U.S. and Europe, he focuses on representing individual partners and partner groups in the lateral marketplace. Mr. Stevens began his legal career

Vetted Solutions Appoints VP in Chicago

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has named veteran association executive R. Norris Orms as vice president in its Chicago office. Mr. Orms brings more than 25 years of experience working with associations and other non-profit  organizations. He currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems

Salaries On the Rise In 2016

Workers in the oil and gas, chemicals and life sciences industries out-earn their peers in other industries, according to new research by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry. On the other end of the spectrum, employees in retail earn well below the average pay of their peers, when looking across all industries. Toward the top of the

Kaye/Bassman Recruits President for Hammes Co. Healthcare

Kaye/Bassman International / Sanford Rose Associates has placed Chris Kay as president and chief operating officer of Hammes Company Healthcare, LLC. Jeff Wittenberg, managing director of Kaye/Bassman, led the assignment along with Drew Sonier, senior partner and managing director, Sanford Rose Associates. Mr. Kay succeeds Richard Galling who has served as president and COO since 2003. Mr. Kay

Egon Zehnder Recruits CFO for Slater and Gordan

Egon Zehnder has placed Bryce Houghton as chief financial officer (CFO) of multinational law firm Slater and Gordan. Mr. Houghton was previously CFO of ASX-listed education services provider Navitas for 10 years and before that was CFO at winemaker Evans & Tate. “Mr. Houghton had strong technical accounting and treasury skills as well as experience in managing operations in Britain and Australia,” said

Sucherman Group Names President

Sucherman Group, an executive search firm dedicated to finding leaders in the media and entertainment space, has named Jamie Waldron as its new president. Mr. Waldron, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, oversees the firm’s  executive search practice. He will continue to report to Erik Sorenson, chief executive officer. With more than two decades of

RSR Partners Appoints COO

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has appointed Nick Risom as chief operating officer. In this capacity, he will operationalize the firm’s strategy, manage its global infrastructure, and oversee administrative functions. Mr. Risom joins RSR Partners from Alliant Insurance Services, where he advised clients on mitigating corporate and personal risk and provided

Employment Rate Falls Under Five Percent

Employers only added 151,000 jobs in January but the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent, the lowest since February 2008, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Analysts had expected 190,000 jobs to be added during the month. Currently there are 7.8 million people unemployed in the U.S. The last labor report for

Benchmark Names Security and Risk Experts to Advisory Board

Global spending on cybersecurity by companies and governments is expected to reach $86 billion this year, according to information technology research advisory group Gartner. There are some 500,000 cyber attacks globally each day — with American companies experiencing billions of dollars in intellectual property theft, much of which goes either unnoticed or unreported. All of

Brill Neumann Heading AD Search for USC

Executive recruiters Brill Neumann Associates has been selected by the University of Southern California (USC) to lead its search for a new athletics director. Pat Haden will retire from his position as USC athletic director, effective in June, ending his guidance of the Trojans through a tumultuous period in the school’s history. Mr. Haden ran USC’s athletic department

Succession Planning Remains Primary Challenge for HR Leaders

According to recruiters, companies continue to struggle in their attempts at succession planning. Seventy-four percent of HR leaders have identified leadership succession and speed of development as the primary internal challenges they face, according to a survey by talent solutions provider Lumesse and research company Loudhouse. The identification of tomorrow’s leaders is crucial to mitigate against the loss of

Shilton Sharpe Quarry Expands Legal Recruiting Teams in Paris and Milan

Shilton Sharpe Quarry (SSQ), an international legal search consultancy, has expanded its search staff in Europe with the additions of Anne Pichon in Paris and lawyer Filippo Mazzotti in Milan. Ms. Pichon, who joins the firm as an associate, recruits in-house lawyers and legal professionals at all levels of seniority and for all industries. She

Satisfying Client Talent Needs through Specialization

When it comes to hiring, board directors, CHROs, talent acquisition leaders and senior-level functional heads all have one thing in common: They demand more from a search firm than to simply find them good talent. Increasingly, recruiters have been responding by developing a solid comprehension of the niche requirements of any given business, both to

Coulter Partners Expands With an Industry Going Global

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has opened a new office in Newton, Massachusetts. The office will be led by executive vice president Dr. Chris Palatucci. The expansion is intended to strengthen the firm’s presence in key U.S. markets, while further enhancing its international networks. Dr. Palatucci joined Coulter Partners in 2014. He focuses on recruiting for board level and

UConn Turns to Executive Search Firm to Find Athletic Director

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been retained by the University of Connecticut to lead its search for a new athletic director. Warde Manuel has left the school to take on the athletic director position at the University of Michigan. The director of athletics at UConn will be responsible for the stewardship, management, coordination and supervision of the school’s competitive intercollegiate

Barton Executive Search Recruits Director for Welch’s

Boutique recruiting firm Barton Executive Search has recruited Chris Neugent as a member of Welch’s board of directors. With nearly 30 years of consumer products experience, he will use his expertise in growing sales, profit and market share at the company. Mr. Neugent was recently president and chief executive officer of Post Consumer Brands. Previously, he was

Harvey Nash Names Head of Leadership Consulting

Harvey Nash Executive Search has appointed Rachael Hanley-Browne as its new head of leadership consulting. She will be based in London. Ms. Hanley-Browne brings with her a wealth of consultancy expertise and business experience to Harvey Nash from her career in business leadership and as a non-executive, having been employed by large multinationals and SME organizations

Robert Half Revenues Up 8.5 Percent As Analytics Drive Growth

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted full year revenues of $5.09 billion, up 8.5 percent from a year ago. The company posted fourth quarter revenues of $1.30 billion, an increase of 6.8 percent from the same period last year. Revenue growth was driven by a buoyant American jobs market as well as strong results from its global consulting division,

Sheffield Haworth Expands Insurance and Technology Sector Practices

Sheffield Haworth has added Erik Matson as managing director in its global insurance practice and John Budriss as executive director of corporate officers in the firm’s technology practice. Mr. Matson will focus primarily on advising and execution of board, CEO and senior team mandates for clients globally. Previously, he performed senior level advisory work for Boyden, including

Gans, Gans & Associates Heading Housing Authority CFO Search

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been selected by the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. The position reports to the organization’s executive director. Ernest Barefield, an executive recruiter with Gans, Gans & Associates, is heading the search. The history of public housing in New

Russell Reynolds Associates Lands CEO for Australian Industry Association

Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Rob Fitzpatrick as chief executive officer of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). He took over from Suzanne Campbell on February 1; she led the association for the past four and half years. The company turned to Russell Reynolds to find an executive with relevant experience in technology, a strong understanding of government, leadership

Norrie Johnston Names Director

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has named Marc Harris as a director. Mr. Harris has over 15 years of experience in the recruitment industry. Most recently with Rapid Search and Interim Ltd., where he was associate director specializing in finance, program & project management and HR recruitment. During the past 10 years,

ManpowerGroup Full Year Results Near $20 Billion; New CFO Named

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted full year revenues of $19.3 billion, a decrease of seven percent from the prior year. The company posted fourth quarter revenues of $5.0 billion, a decrease of three percent from the same period a year ago. Financial results in the quarter were significantly impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to several foreign

Horton International Names CEO for North America

Horton International – North America, a principal partner of Horton International, has appointed Joshua Hollander as president and chief executive officer. He assumes the top post from managing partners Larry Brown and Bob Gilchrist, who will both remain with the firm. Throughout his career, Mr. Hollander has helped organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to

Howe-Lewis Heading Global Lyme Alliance CEO Search

Executive search firm Howe-Lewis International has been retained by the Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. In partnership with the board of directors, the CEO will focus on increasing visibility and awareness of GLA, funding cutting-edge research as well as public, medical, and government education programs. A vital priority will

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