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AGB Search Assists Gonzaga University in Finding CHRO

A number of universities have recently turned to search firms to find new chief human resources officers. Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, which specializes in higher education leadership assignments, recently placed Ray Kliewer as Gonzaga University’s inaugural vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer. Executive search consultants Alan Crist and Jean Kim led the assignment. “I would like to thank

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Walking the Talk Names President for North America

Walking the Talk, a consulting and advisory firm focused on culture transformation which was acquired last year by ZRG, has named Amanda Fajak as president of Walking the Talk North America. Ms. Fajak has been a core member of the leadership team at Amsterdam-based Walking the Talk for 10 years, advising C-suite leaders in dozens

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.

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Reilly Partners Recruits Chief Economist for Nationwide

Chicago-based executive search firm Reilly Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kathy Bostjancic as their new senior vice president and chief economist at  Nationwide. Ms. Bostjancic succeeds recently retired, former chief economist David Berson. She is the second person and the first woman to be named chief economist at the company.  “This was another fantastic search with

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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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Cornerstone International Group Opens Office in Miami

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has opened a new office in Miami. Cornerstone Miami will be led by managing director, Raul Coz and regional chairman, Diego Cubas. This office will serve as a hub joining the U.S. and Latin American markets, reinforcing Cornerstone’s presence in 12 countries in the Americas.  The new

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Combatting Talent Shortages in the Booming Cybersecurity Market

Globally, there is a severe talent shortage in the cybersecurity job market. The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently reported a shortage of 3 million cybersecurity professionals around the globe. Furthermore, Cybersecurity Magazine, recently revealed that there will be 3.5 million open positions in cybersecurity by 2025 due to the global workforce shortage. The lack of

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Artico Search Recruits Chief People Officer for LTK

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while chief human resource officers play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with

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Reffett Associates Fills Key Roles for Federal Government

Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has been enlisted to help fill a series of key senior executive roles in technical and hard-to-fill positions for the federal government. Already this year Reffett has assisted the U.S. Army Material Command at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL with recruitments for three highly qualified expert (HQE) positions. To be

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Anthem Executive Recruits CFO for Texas Tech University System

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive recently assisted in the recruitment of James Mauldin as vice chancellor and chief financial officer the Texas Tech University System (TTU System). He succeeds Gary Barnes, who announced his retirement earlier this year after a 45-year career, which included serving the TTU System as vice chancellor and CFO for more than five

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Solomon Page Expands Clinical Resource Network

Executive search firm Solomon Page has announced the national expansion of Clinical Resource Network (CRN) with the addition of Josh Greenthal as senior vice president, national accounts. “This growth represents a new stage of our evolution,” said Aly Schlosser, who co-founded CRN in 2002. “We are thrilled to welcome Josh to our team and are confident he

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Expanding the Role of CISOs on Boards

Not since 2002 and the passing of the massively consequential Sarbanes-Oxley Act, when the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) required America’s boards of directors to appoint chief financial officers and form audit committees, has there been such a critical impending change to board skill-sets and reporting. The SEC has once again identified a serious gap

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Growing and Developing Next Generation Leaders

Today’s members of the C-suite have a special responsibility to help mold the leaders of the future. In a new report, Signium’s Matthew Dallisson looked into what attributes are needed in next generation leaders, and how to develop them. “Clients engage Signium to enhance the NextGen leadership in their own organizations by identifying a pipeline of

ON Partners Recruits CEO for Royal House Partners

ON Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Doug Hart as the new CEO for Royal House Partners (RHP),  a CPS Capital-owned provider of residential HVAC, plumbing and electrical services. Partners Baillie Parker and Matt Mooney led the assignment. “We are thrilled to have Doug join the RHP team,” said Jason Fenn, partner at CPS Capital. “Doug is an incredible leader

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RPA Nearing End Stages of President Search for Slippery Rock

Williamsport, PA-based higher education executive search firm RPA Inc. has been involved in the recruitment of a new president for Slippery Rock University (SRU). William Behre, who has led the school since 2018, announced in February that he plans to retire, effective June 30, 2023. Dana John Cohick and Kendra Mozug are leading the assignment. The search firm has

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ZRG Partners Opens New Office in Dubai

ZRG Partners has opened a new office in Dubai which will be led by Natalie Sleiman, managing director and EMEA lead for the firm’s professional and technology services practice. The firm now has team members positioned in key global markets on five continents. “UAE is a crucial financial and cultural hub,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “Our

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Caldwell Posts 31 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q4 revenues of $35.9 million (Canadian), a 11.6 percent decrease from a year ago. Full year revenues rose by 31 percent, from $119.5 million last year to $156.2 million. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners, Inc. “This was an exceptional year in our firm’s history, as we shattered previous records for revenue and

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Effective Reference Checking: A Definitive ‘Why’ and ‘How-To’ Guide 

In an era of increasing artificial intelligence, automation. and digitization, the importance of traditional reference checking as a risk management mechanism cannot be understated. A recent report from NGS Global’s Steve Lavelle, Mark Lelliott, and Fernando Zavala looks at why it is so fundamental to hiring success, and provides helpful tips for ensuring that your process

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NFP Acquires Juno Search Partners  

Philadelphia-based executive search firm Juno Search Partners LLC, has been acquired by NFP, a property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager, and retirement plan advisor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Co-founders Mikal C. Harden and Vicki Sack will join NFP as senior vice presidents. “I’m beyond excited to welcome Mikal, Vicki,

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Riviera Partners Recruits Chief Product Officer for Versapay

Today’s chief product officer is responsible for all product-related matters, and the role is growing in demand, according to executive recruiters who place them. The position typically includes product conception and development, production, innovation, and project and product management. In many IT/ telecommunications companies, the position includes release management and production. Chief product officers generally work on

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SearchWide Global Seeks CEO for Visit Spokane

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for Visit Spokane, a destination marketing organization in Washington State. Last month, Meg Winchester announced her retirement from the non-profit’s top job effective Jan. 1. Nicole Newman, the search firm’s vice president, is leading the assignment. Responsibilities of the role

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True Names Leaders for Climate Tech and Healthcare & Life Sciences Practices

Executive recruiting firm True Search has named EMEA and APAC leaders for its climate tech practice as well as its healthcare and life sciences practices. Partner Nathaniel Hook, formerly managing director of global executive search firm WittKieffer, is now head of healthcare and life sciences practices, EMEA, and APAC. Partner Rafe Jackson, who has been instrumental in True’s expansion into new markets as a global

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The Benefits of Using an Executive Search Firm

Great recruitment takes hard work. You need a solid and effective process end to end to be able to access the best candidates and provide the offers that keep them once you’ve found them. This all requires a certain expertise and approaching not just those officially interested in a position, but also those who don’t

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DHR Global Recruits CFO for Scotts Miracle-Gro

DHR Global has placed Matthew Garth as the new CFO of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., a leading lawn and gardens products company. Rob Tillman, managing partner of DHR’s global financial officer practice, led and completed the search in less than 60 days. “The chairman and CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro challenged us to move quickly while

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Arts Consulting Group is Tapped to Find Executive Director for New England Foundation for the Arts

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, is leading the assignment for the search firm. NEFA values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive world and is committed to hiring individuals who share, value, and support

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Morgan Samuels Appoints Chief Financial and Operations Officer

L.A.-based executive search firm Morgan Samuels has named Jarrod Gray as chief financial and operations officer. “We are delighted to have Jarrod on our team. His strong background in finance, human resources, and business development operations is in direct alignment with our growth strategy goals,” said Bert Hensley, CEO of Morgan Samuels. “He is a world class leader, and we

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Mercuri Urval Names Leader of Frankfurt Office

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has named Thorsten Kocherscheidt as group director and leader of the Frankfurt office. “I am confident that Thorsten will support our growth plans in Europe and help us to become even stronger in financial services, and I am convinced that he will bring further success for our clients particularly

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How CHROs can Prevent Top Talent from Leaving

The COVID-19 pandemic, rising economic uncertainty and geopolitical risk, and the increasing emphasis on environment, social, and corporate governance matters all have important leadership implications. As advisors to the C-suite, Russell Reynolds Associates has been closely monitoring these trends and advising leaders and teams through this tumultuous time. The search firm’s Netila Demneri and Harsonal

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Winning and Keeping Talent During the Great Reshuffle

In today’s post-pandemic talent landscape, employers and companies not only need to worry about the Great Reshuffle and Great Resignation, but also the latest workforce trend of “quiet quitting.” The pandemic upended the traditional workforce, giving candidates and employees more power than ever when it comes to hiring, compensation, and benefits. In a new report,

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Northwind Partners Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Integral Federal

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has recruited Jason Siminski as the new chief growth officer of Integral Federal, an intelligence and national security solutions provider. The assignment was led by director Jonathan Rice. “We are happy to bring on board Jason Siminski as Integral Federal’s new chief growth officer as we focus on our next level of

5 Tips for Launching a Second Career

The pandemic has left many people recalibrating their career choices. Americans quit 4.5 million jobs in March—a record. Some are burned out; others want more purposeful work. Whatever their reasons may be, many employees are looking at transitioning into a second career, experts say. “There might be some initial hiccups but finding a new line of

Wells Fargo Taps Spencer Stuart to Find CEO

Wells Fargo & Company’s board of directors has retained executive search firm Spencer Stuart to recruit a new chief executive officer. The banking giant is looking to hire a leader, preferably a woman, to take on the challenges of the organization’s tainted public image and regulatory issues, according to sources in the executive search industry and

Parker Executive Search Lands Basketball Coach for Northern Kentucky University

With the assistance of Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search, Northern Kentucky University has chosen Darrin Horn as its new men’s head basketball coach. For coach John Brannen left the school to take on the head basketball coach role at the University of Cincinnati. “Throughout the hiring process, it became clear that Darrin was the right fit to lead

Jordan Search Consultants Seeks Two Key Leaders for Springfield Clinic

O’Fallon, MO-based executive recruiting firm Jordan Search Consultants (JSC) is seeking two key leaders, chief financial officer and chief information officer, for the Springfield Clinic in central Illinois. Executive search consultant Adam Rockey is leading both assignments. Springfield Clinic is one of the largest private multispecialty clinics in Illinois. The vice president/ chief financial officer search will

Fähren Adds Vice President of Growth to Build Recruiting Practice

Digital talent and boutique consultancy Fähren has added Susan Rylance as vice president of growth. She will build a new executive search and recruiting practice for the organization. “Susan has been a leader in the digital talent space in Minneapolis for years,” said Jim Cuene, co-founder and CEO of Fähren. “I was lucky enough to

Cornerstone International Group Adds New Member Firm in the Ukraine

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has expanded its footprint in Europe with the addition of Business Active as a member firm in the Ukraine. This is the third executive search firm to join the EMEA region of the global network in the last six months. Cornerstone now has 27 members in

Herbert Mines & Associates Recruits CEO for Burlington Stores

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

Caldwell Lands New President and CEO for Liberty Bank

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has placed David W. Glidden as president and CEO for Liberty Bank in Middleton, Conn. Partner Rich Perkey and Glenn Buggy, managing partner, both of the firm’s financial services practice, led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Glidden succeeds Chandler J. Howard, who led the bank since 2007. Mr. Howard becomes

Opportunity Resources Lands Chief Curator for Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical senior-level leadership roles. As these positions grow more sophisticated and complex, the hunt for top-flight talent to fill these roles becomes all the more important. With that, search fees across the space are rising substantially, according to recruiters. Executive search firm Opportunity Resources recently placed Rehema

Cognitive Talent Partners Adds Former CHRO

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, Gurgaon, Haryana-headquartered executive search firm Cognitive Talent Partners expanded with the addition of former CHRO Ajay Bakshi as senior client partner. Mr. Bakshi joins a growing list of HR executives who have turned to the executive search

Robert Half Posts 5.2 Percent Revenue Gain, U.S. Up 5.7 Percent

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.47 billion, up 5.2 percent from the same period a year ago. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for revenues of $1.5 billion. For the quarter ended March 31, the Menlo Park, California-based company

Finding the Best Talent Starts with Engaging Candidates

Recruiting and sourcing tactics have changed over the years. The search industry has transitioned from the old school “brute force” methods of manually identifying potential candidates in phone books and directories to the online resources that cultivate prospective candidate information using AI. The shift to boolean search strings, web browsers and AI may speed up simple automation

Spelman Johnson Leads Search for Diversity Officer at Saint Joseph’s University

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been retained by Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia to help find its next chief inclusion and diversity officer. Search associate Jim Norfleet is leading the assignment for the firm. Reporting to the provost, the chief inclusion and diversity officer provides leadership, advocacy, support services and programming to strengthen the

Phillips DiPisa & Associates Seeks Chief Nursing Officers for Healthcare Organizations

As the life sciences sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, in fact, chief nursing officer has traditionally been

ON Partners Appoints Digital Practice Leader, Opens New York Office

Executive search firm ON Partners has expanded with the addition of Marc Gasperino as partner and leader of its digital practice. It has also opened a new office in New York. “Marc brings tremendous knowledge of the digital space, the way technology impacts new and transitioning markets and the talent those markets require,” said Tim Conti, co-founder and

Hireology Raises $27 Million in Funding

Hireology, a Chicago-based recruitment management platform for the automotive and healthcare sectors, has closed $27 million in series D financing led by Blue Cloud Ventures, with full participation from current investors Bain Capital Ventures and Baird Venture Partners, as well as Silicon Valley Bank. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s growth in new

Koya Leadership Partners Seeks Chief Program Officer for Greenpeace USA

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners, which specializes in serving non-profit organizations, has been chosen to find a chief program officer for Greenpeace USA. Managing director Nicole Kamaleson and principal Turner Delano are leading the assignment. Greenpeace USA is searching for a dynamic and fearless leader to join its senior management team as chief program

PearlCare Search Group Recruits CIO for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles within any organization, and for the healthcare sector the role is regarded as an especially critical asset. According to executive search consultants who specialize in recruiting them, the best CIOs have the power to dramatically differentiate a company’s offering in the market, while a

Heidrick & Struggles Opens Office in Ireland

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has opened a new office in Ireland and named Stafford Bagot as the partner in charge of the Dublin office. “For more than 65 years, we have been providing our clients with diversified solutions to help them build strong leadership teams globally,” said Krishnan Rajagopalan, president

NGS Global Expands in San Francisco and Singapore

Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently adding Louis La Rocca and BL Seah as partners in its San Francisco and Singapore offices. Mr. La Rocca has over 17 years of executive search experience and has recruited senior executives for private and public companies at every stage of growth, ranging from early stage to the

First Time CEO Appointments on the Rise

Each year, Spencer Stuart tracks CEO transitions among S&P 500 companies. These movements can be part of a planned succession or can arise unexpectedly, often the result of company performance or personal issues. In addition to cataloging the reasons for CEO departures the search firm examines information about the successors, including whether or not they are

Seven Qualities of a Perfect Candidate

It’s important to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer organizations through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. “We have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of searches over the years and during that time, we

ClearPath Solutions Finds CFO for Café Rio Mexican Grill

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has placed former BJ’s Restaurant executive Shea Bodet as the new CFO of restaurant chain Café Rio Mexican Grill. Recruiters Amy Wilson, Jessica Dyer and Jack Wilson led the assignment. “Shea is the perfect match for Cafe Rio,” said Ms. Dyer. “She brings a unique combination of technical expertise, leadership, partnership and

Diversified Search Recruits CEO for Baptist Health

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. Following a national talent hunt, Diversified Search recently placed Brett S. McClung as

City of Fresno Taps Teri Black & Company to Find Next Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

Stanton Chase Opens New Office in Raleigh

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the search firm last year, has been named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in

Why Trust is the Most Critical Ingredient to a Successful Search

Of all the elements that go into an executive search, the most important is trust, according to Price Harding, founding partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, in a new report. “Interestingly, there may not be anything in our lives that is more foundational to both business and personal relationships than trust and yet, for most of

Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) in Jacksonville, FL. Former CEO Aundra Wallace stepped down last fall to become president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville chamber of commerce. Brian Hughes, chief of staff for Jacksonville’s mayor,

Fogler Consulting Scores New Men’s Head Basketball Coach for UNLV

Universities have been increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive search firm Fogler Consulting recently placed T.J. Otzelberger as the men’s head basketball coach for the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV).  Mr. Otzelberger comes to UNLV from South Dakota State University (SDSU), where he compiled a record of 70-33 during his

Cejka Executive Search Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

Morgan Hunt Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, London-based search firm Morgan Hunt has appointed Darren Montagu as chief strategy officer. Mr. Montagu previously spent 27 years working for global recruiting firm Hays plc. His career at Hays saw him starting as a trainee recruiter,

Spencer Stuart Acquires Several Business Units of Aon

With culture shaping now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, many search firms – including the global leaders as well as the boutiques – now offer some variation of it. It includes human capital management, business transformation strategy, leader engagement, talent optimization, organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership and

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