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CEOs Share Confident Outlook in Economy and Hiring

Chief executive officers report higher expectations for sales and hiring over the next six months, according to the latest Business Roundtable ‘CEO Economic Outlook Survey.’ The overall results suggest continued economic growth, albeit at a slow pace. The Outlook Index, a composite of CEO projections for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over

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Isaacson, Miller Leading Three Provost Searches

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, more often the case, globalization. Among the latest, Seattle University, the American University of Paris and

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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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Cejka Names Head of Academic Medicine and Health Search Practice

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Congress may deliver. This has produced a high

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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?

New Town Partnership Opens Office London

New Town Partnership Opens Office In London

Edinburgh, Scotland-based executive search firm New Town Partnership is increasing its footprint with the opening of a new office in London and the hiring of Lucy Partridge as senior associate. She will manage key corporate accounts and bring the recruiter’s headcount to seven. The New Town Partnership, founded two years ago by managing partners Jane


Five Tips On Crafting Leadership Goals for 2018

You can’t underestimate the importance of organizational goals — especially in turbulent times. Achieving meaningful annual goals requires setting a high bar, well in advance. December is an ideal time to do that, according to a new report by David Peck, region head for western and central U.S. and senior executive coach at global executive coaching network

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Brigham Hill Consultancy Finds One School Leader, Seeks Two More

Independent schools continue to be a wellspring of assignments for recruitment firms that specialize in the non-profit sector. Brigham Hill Consultancy has been particularly busy in recent months, taking on and filling leadership roles for a cross-section of private schools from across the country. The Dallas-based recruiter recently filled the head of school role for

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Kincannon & Reed Lands CEO for Willowood USA

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Tony Arnold as CEO of Willowood USA in Broomfield, CO. He replaces Brian Heinze, who founded the company and led the business since its inception in 2009. Managing partners Jon Leafstedt and Gary Weihs led the assignment. “I want to welcome Tony to the Willowood team,” said Kevin Mitchell,

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Boyden Expands Global Social Impact Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm Boyden has strengthened its global social impact search practice with the addition of Jessa Chupik and Nick Chambers as partners. Ms. Chupik is a higher education and public-sector recruitment expert. She has made hundreds of senior placements, primarily in the public and not-for-profit sectors, having recruited across Canada’s top universities and colleges, governments and

Russell Reynolds Associates Acquires Zygos Partnership

Russell Reynolds Associates Acquires Zygos Partnership

Russell Reynolds Associates has acquired London-based Zygos Partnership, a U.K.-based board and CEO advisory firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Founded by Julia Budd in 2002, Zygos Partnership specializes in the appointment of chief executives, chairmen, chief financial officers and non-executive directors for listed companies or the equivalent privately, family or mutually owned businesses. “Zygos and


Human Capital Leaders Turning to Flexible Workforce in Record Numbers

More than half of human capital leaders from around the world expect to transfer one third of their permanent positions to contingent roles in the near future, according to Randstad Sourceright’s new Talent Trends report. Based on a survey of more than 700 global human capital leaders, Randstad Sourceright found that 61 percent of employers plan to

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The Hawkins Company Appoints EVP

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. The latest: Los Angeles-based executive search firm The Hawkins Company has promoted Brett Byers to executive vice president. She will continue to provide executive search services to clients in the corporate, government, non-profits and education sectors. “Brett is a proven leader

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Coulter Partners Finds Chair for Cell Medica

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Annalisa Jenkins as chair for Cell Medica, a leader in next generation cellular immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. “Everyone talks about board and sector leadership diversity – here we see another excellent female chair appointed and are proud to have been involved in this transatlantic search,” said Bianca Coulter,

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Gans, Gans & Associates Tapped by Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been retained by the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) in Toledo, OH, to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Executive recruiter Ernest Barefield is heading the assignment. At LMHA, the CFO role essentially directs all financial and accounting operations and internal and external audits. The CFO will assist


Signium Expands Into Seoul

Executive search firm Signium has continued its expansion with the opening of a new office in Seoul, South Korea. The office will provide search and leadership consulting services for Korean local conglomerate and multinational corporations. Mann-Hyun Han has been named managing partner of Signium Korea. “Throughout the last two decades, Korea has successfully achieved rapid economic growth with traditional

U.S. Hiring to Ramp Up Quickly Heading Into 2018

Hiring to Ramp Up Quickly Heading Into 2018

U.S. employers expect hiring to pick up in the first quarter of next year, with 21 percent planning to add staff between January and March, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors expect headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political

Infosys appointed Salil S. Parekh managing director CEO
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Egon Zehnder Lands CEO for Infosys

India-based IT company Infosys has appointed former Capgemini executive Salil S. Parekh as managing director and CEO. The company enlisted Egon Zehnder to work with its nominations and remunerations committee to find its next leader. He replaces Vishal Sikka, who abruptly resigned in August. Mr. Sikka was the first outsider in the company’s history to hold the top leadership post.

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Alexander Whitehead Places Artistic Director at Arts Club Theater 

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Among them, Alexander Whitehead Executive Search has placed Ashlie Corcoran as the new artistic director at Vancouver’s Arts Club Theater Company. Bill Millerd, who helped lead the organization for more than 40 years, will step down as

Odgers Berndtson opens office in Dublin Ireland

Odgers Berndtson Opens in Dublin

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its growth and expansion plans with the opening a new office in Dublin. The move will enhance the firm’s capacity to support global companies looking to establish new centers of operation in Europe in readiness for Brexit, according to Odgers. The new location will be led by Damian Ringwood, who

Bó Lè Associates Appoints David Chan CEO

Bó Lè Associates Appoints New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Hong Kong-headquartered search firm Bó Lè Associates has announced that Pierre Zhuang has resigned as CEO and the board named David Chan, managing director and its Shanghai office head, as its new


Artificial Intelligence to Transform Workplace Sooner Than Expected

We are entering a massive workplace shift that will be marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence. New research from McKinsey & Co. finds that between 75 million and 375 million workers globally will have to switch occupational categories and learn new skills in just the next 12 years because of automation and the

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Korn Ferry Lands GM for the Cleveland Browns

Korn Ferry has recruited John Dorsey as the new general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Jed Hughes, a Korn Ferry vice chairman and global sports sector leader, led the assignment. “We are thrilled to have John Dorsey lead our football operations,” said owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam. “John has been immersed in the NFL for 26 years, won

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Human Capital Consultants Places CHRO at Henry Jackson Foundation

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) 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

Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has launched a private equity search practice which includes partners Asad Haider, Hank Flores, John Pothin, Mark Bradley and Sonia Prais. Collectively, the team has experience in consumer, industrial, technology, energy, luxury and Omni channel retail businesses. Mr. Flores is a partner at Ward Howell, where he co-leads the CPG practice for the

Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

With an increasing global presence, Stanton Chase International continues to fortify its supply chain, logistics & transportation practice group. It recently named three new global sector leaders: Alvaro Gazda (Toronto, supply chain), Gregory Nazarian (Dubai, warehousing), and Robert Frei (Zurich, freight forwarding). “We have assembled industry leaders who understand the ever-increasing importance of getting products


Unemployment Rate Remains at 17-Year Low

Employers added 228,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a 17 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Wall Street economists were forecasting nonfarm payroll gains of 195,000 in November. Employment continued to trend up

AETHOS Consulting Group Places Anthony Mallows President CEO WATG
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AETHOS Consulting Group Places President and CEO at WATG

Hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has recruited Anthony Mallows as president and CEO of WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated design firms. He replaces Mike Seyle, who left the global architectural design firm earlier this year. Ken Greger, an AETHOS Consulting Group partner based in Portland, OR, led the global assignment. “AETHOS conducted

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Machine Learning Company Infinia ML Turns to Goodwin Executive Search for CEO

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has placed Robbie Allen as CEO at Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and predictive analytics to Fortune 500 businesses. Managing partner Bill Goodwin led the assignment. Mr. Allen, who will be based out of the company’s Durham, NC office, rounds out a founding team of AI experts with experience

Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces Deans Executive Search & Consulting

Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces with Deans Executive Search & Consulting

Recruiting firms Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co., and Deans Executive Search & Consulting have formed a strategic alliance. Larry Deans, president of Deans, has extensive healthcare industry experience in senior-level leadership roles in human resource and general management with Baxter Healthcare, BASF Pharma, Beverly Enterprises, US Oncology, Golden Living and Avalon Healthcare. “The alliance with

Taylor Root Opens New Office in Munich

Global legal recruiter Taylor Root has opened a new office in Munich. Dr. Mark Schulte will head the new office. This will be the firm’s second office opening in Germany. Its established Düsseldorf office will now focus on central and northern Germany with Munich concentrating on the southern parts. Dr. Schulte is a qualified lawyer

Roc Search Expands into U.S.

Roc Search Ltd. has opens in first U.S. office in Austin. Business development manager Mike Morgan will move from the U.K. to Austin to head up the venture. “Over the last two years we have expanded rapidly opening offices in the UK and Europe and this signifies us creating a global brand now for Roc

Witt/Kieffer PLaces Athletic Director At Case Western University

Executive recruiter Witt/Kieffer has recruited Amy Backus as the athletic director at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). The search, led by Gregory R. Santore, principal and leader of the firm’s sports leadership practice, produced an effective selection process that included more than 80 qualified candidates identified by Witt/Kieffer. Ms. Backus is currently the senior associate

Bailey Fisher Executive Search Finds CFO for Oxford Photovaltaics

Bailey Fisher Executive Search has placed David Smyth as chief financial officer of Oxford Photovoltaics (Oxford PV). Mr. Smyth most recently was with the Cambridge-based tech company Neul Limited where, as CFO, he drove the firm’s change from an academically-driven technology start-up into a commercial and operational business. Formed in 2010, Oxford PV is a

Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted fee revenues of $251.7 million for fourth quarter fiscal 2014, a 10.4 percent increase compared to $227.9 million a year ago. Revenues primarily were driven by an $11.4 million, $6.3 million, and a $6.1 million increase in fee revenue in executive recruitment, Futurestep and leadership & talent consulting, respectively. Fee revenue at

Boyden Adds 12 Search Consultants in Nordic Region

Boyden has added a team of 12 search consultants from Neo Group in Norway to its staff. Boyden Norway’s newly expanded leadership team will include managing partners Svein Eide Haukås, Kjetil Haug-Nodeland and Birger Svendsen, partners Fredrik Torp and Terje Gunnulfsen, and Christelle Haug Dehli as a principal. Boyden's Norway team enhances the firm’s strength

Major, Lindsey & Africa Promotes Four Partners

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has promoted Pamela DiCarlantonio, Michelle Fivel, Laurie Lebrun and Michael Sachs as partners. Ms. DiCarlantonio is a partner with MLA’s Chicago office and a member of the partner practice group. She has substantial experience placing partners and groups into top global, national, regional and local law firms in Chicago

Wheless Partners Places Head of Nursing at Samford University

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has placed Eleanor Howell as the new dean of Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing. Gene Head, senior partner and managing director – higher education practice at Wheless Partners, led the search. Ms. Howell comes from the Creighton University School of Nursing, where she served as dean for

Harris Search Associates Completes Search for Wayne State University

Dublin Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Stephen M. Lanier as vice president for research at Wayne State University. Dr. Lanier was formerly associate provost for research and professor of cell and molecular pharmacology & experimental therapeutics at the Medical College of South Carolina (MUSC). Harris Search Associates is focused on identifying and attracting

Martin Partners Fills Post for Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Executive search firm Martin Partners has recruited Ronald Weiss to the position of director, commercial analytics at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Keryx, Mr. Weiss was director of analytics at EMD Serono. Keryx is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services

Recruiting Industry Study to be Released Tomorrow

Annual Report Focuses on Women; Boutique Firms; and Hot Recruiting Sectors HSZ Media’s Executive Search 2014: State of the Industry Report (U.S./Americas) will be released tomorrow. This year’s 200-plus page industry study is the largest and most comprehensive ever produced by HSZ Media. Critical issues facing the talent acquisition sector are examined in detail. The

ZRG Partners Adds Four Recruiters to Healthcare Services and Solutions Team

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has appointed four new search professionals to its healthcare services and solutions team. The firm has added Brian McGowan as co-practice head in Atlanta as well as Gary Ruffcorn as senior associate. Additionally, John Blank will become co-practice head out of Nashville

The en world group Adds New Era India Consultancy to Network

The en world group, an international recruiting firm focusing on managerial and senior-level talent, has announced that New Era India Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, an Indian recruiting firm, has become its newest member. This extends en world group’s reach to eight countries in APAC (Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam). New Era, established

Caldwell Partners Completes HR Search for Central 1 Credit Union

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Richard Beed as senior vice president of human resources at Central 1 Credit Union. Mr. Beed formerly served as vice president of human resources talent solutions at Telus Corporation. The search was led by Drew Railton, managing partner, and Adam Cotterall, consultant. Central 1 is

BIE Executive Adds Operations Director

Executive search firm BIE Executive has added Marc Sigrist as operations director. Mr. Sigrist was most recently with Badenoch & Clarke UK, where he was responsible for overhauling the firm’s performance management system. He brings a range of skills including board level participation and project delivery, growing, training and coaching recruitment teams across multiple sectors

Alium Partners Appoints Head of FMCG Manufacturing Practice

Alium Partners, a provider of interim management professionals in the U.K., has appointed Scott Hutchinson as head of the firm’s new FMCG manufacturing practice. Mr. Hutchinson is launching the practice, placing interim and permanent executives with manufacturers and retailers in the food and drinks sector. For the past 10 years he has been an interim

Tatum LLC Makes Promotions

Tatum LLC has named Jim McAndrews as the new managing partner of its mid-Atlantic office based in Vienna, VA. In his new role, Mr. McAndrews will oversee high-level client engagements, lead business development and talent recruitment initiatives and manage operations. The firm also said that Sonya Stone, mid-Atlantic associate managing partner, will assume expanded responsibilities

Accelent Fills VP of Technical Operations Post for Borderfree

Accelent, Inc. has placed John Deragon as the new vice president of technical operations of Borderfree. Previously, Mr. Deragon served as VP of technical operations at iheartradio. A market leader in international e-commerce, Borderfree operates a technology and services platform that enables U.S. retailers to transact with consumers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Accelent

Trilogy Completes Search for Not For Sale

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has recruited Johanna Young as vice president of development with Not For Sale, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting modern-day slavery around the world. Chuck Pappalardo, managing partner of Trilogy, led the search. Ms. Young was previously the development director for Impact Carbon, an organization dedicated to clean energy

Frazer Jones Adds to Hong Kong Office

Global HR recruiter Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has added Shook Liu in its Hong Kong office. Ms. Liu is a senior talent acquisition professional with nearly 20 years’ search experience in Hong Kong and China. Prior to joining Frazer Jones, she was founder and general manager of QI HR Search and Select,

Penna Recruitment Solutions Names Head of Digital Markets

Penna Recruitment Solutions has named Tristan Moakes as its head of its digital and social search practice. In this role, he will be responsible for bringing together the technology and strategy sides of Penna’s digital search offering and fostering a collaborative approach to digital thinking across the firm’s recruitment business. Mr. Moakes has worked in

PrincetonOne Expands in Tampa

PrincetonOne, a recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has expanded into a new office in Tampa. “After assessing our national and global capabilities, PrincetonOne has decided to devote the necessary resources to extend our presence in the Tampa Bay market,” said PrincetonOne’s new Tampa Bay general manager Kaye Salikof. “We will be leveraging our

Cook Associates Places CEO at Adolph Kieffer & Associates

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Greg Kadens as president and chief executive officer at Adolph Kiefer & Associates, LLC. The search was led by Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates. Mr. Kadens joins the company from Block and Company where he was vice president and general manager. Adolph Kiefer & Associates is a

Spencer Stuart Fills CEO Post for the Seattle Foundation

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Tony Mestres as president and chief executive officer of The Seattle Foundation. A 22-year veteran of the technology industry, Mr. Mestres was most recently a marketing general manager and sales vice president for Microsoft, managing worldwide partner, sales and marketing execution for the company's mobile strategy and Windows

B.E. Smith Recruits CEO for Tri-City Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Tim Moran as the new chief executive officer of Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA. Formerly, Mr. Moran served as chief executive officer at Valley Hospital in Spokane, WA. “Tri-City Medical Center was seeking an experienced senior healthcare executive to strategically lead operations during this period of great

Organization Consulting Ltd. Retained by Clearview Township in Ontario

North York, Toronto-headquartered search firm Organization Consulting Ltd. has been selected by Clearview Township to lead in its search for a new chief administrator officer, according to industry sources. Current CAO Sue McKenzie is retiring at the end of July. Clearview is an incorporated township in Simcoe County in Central Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1982,

Alexander Hughes Expands in Middle East and Africa

Alexander Hughes has added offices in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Cameroun, Algeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The recent additions bring the firm’s global coverage to 53 offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Didier Acouétey will lead the offices in Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Lomé and Douala, which

Direct Recruiters Grows Healthcare IT Practice

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Jason Toth as a project manager for the firm’s healthcare IT practice. Mr. Toth focuses on placing talent within the healthcare software and services arena. He was formerly an executive team leader, manager with Target. Founded in 1983, DRI is an executive search and staffing firm that conducts assignments

CFR Global Executive Search Expands in Ireland

CFR Global Executive Search has brought Dublin-based RFC Executive Search into its portfolio of partners as part of the firm’s campaign to increase its presence in Europe, the Americas and Asia. RFC Executive was established over 15 years ago by Robert Ferry to provide recruitment, search and talent management services to Irish and international business.

Hanover Search Group Structures Management Buy-Out

London-based Hanover Search Group has structured a change of ownership by way of a management buy-out. After 18 years together Patrick Field has sold his majority stake in the business to James Emmett for an undisclosed sum. Mr. Emmett will assume the responsibility of Group CEO and has invited Paul Groarke and Stephen Phipps to

Notogroup Expands in Boulder

Portland OR-headquartered executive search firm Notogroup has opened a second location in Boulder and has hired Candie Fisher as principal and account director. Ms. Fisher comes to Notogroup with over 19 years of hiring experience in leadership positions at a diverse range of organizational disciplines, including operations, product development, marketing, sales, customer service, production, and

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