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Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 this is likely to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed former NexImmune executive Han Myint as the new chief medical officer
Prodigy Search has been enlisted to find a chief executive officer for the United States Sailing Association, the national governing body for sailing, based in Bristol, RI. The U.S. Sailing CEO reports to the board president and board of directors and works closely with the directors, staff and volunteers to ensure the implementation of the
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Russell Reynolds Associates has named Jackie Arends as a consultant and global leader for the firm’s aviation, aerospace and defense practice. Based in Washington, D.C., she works closely with C-suite leaders and board directors at the intersection of politics, government and industry. “In addition to her deep executive search experience, Jackie’s impressive background includes serving as
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?
Bullhorn, a provider of software to recruiting firms, has added David Whitley to its senior leadership team as chief technology officer, reporting to Matt Fischer, who has taken on the role of president and chief operating officer. “I am looking forward to working with David as I take on the COO role,” said Mr. Fischer. “David takes
It has been just over one year since COVID-19 changed how we do business, transplanting us from board rooms to Zoom rooms. While much of the world begins returning to some semblance of pre-pandemic life, the workplace as we knew it may be changed forever. Many employees are choosing to continue working from home while
Anna McCormick, co-CEO of LPA Search Partners, recently assisted Syniti, an enterprise data management company, in the recruitment of Kate Reed as its new chief marketing officer. “Kate has a strong reputation for transformational marketing initiatives that stand out and grow demand,” said Kevin Campbell, CEO of Syniti. “Her appointment could not have come at a
Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. Singapore-based career platform Glints has secured $22.5 million in Series C funding led by Japanese human resources management firm PERSOL Holdings. The funding round is joined by returning investors Monk’s Hill Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, Fresco Capital, Mindworks Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, and other top investors including Binny Bansal
Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, is spearheading the assignment. The Bennington Museum’s executive director must be a broad-thinking, goal- and people-oriented executive who values community engagement and leads with a clear sense of purpose and direction,
Recruitment firm Harvey Nash Group recently elected Gary Browning as its new chairman. Mr. Browning, who has been a non-executive director for the group for over two years, will be taking over from Mike Branigan who will continue in his role on the board as partner in DBAY Advisors, owners of Harvey Nash Group. “Having chaired Harvey Nash
With more than two-thirds of American workers reporting that they “do not feel completely safe” in their workplace—25 percent say they will look for a new job if their employer fails to implement new long-term protocols—employers are under increasing pressure to ensure the return to the workplace is managed safely. “Workers are keenly attuned to the steps employers
For many organizations, finding quality talent can be tough—and finding quality executive talent can be even tougher. While you may have confidence that your company can recruit your next C-suite leader without help from a dedicated search firm, the potential ramifications behind making a poor hire can be disastrous, according to a recent report by TalentRise. “That’s
Russell Reynolds Associates has been called in by The Rockefeller Foundation to lead its search for a new chief technology officer. The search firm is seeking candidates with a professional record of accomplishment that reflects significant strategic partnership with and contribution to the business, including demonstrated leadership in large, complex, multi-divisional global settings. Reporting to
After a national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has helped to place Daniel Mynatt as the next provost and vice president of academic affairs for Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC. Kenny Daugherty, president of the search firm, led the assignment. Dr. Mynatt currently serves as vice provost for institutional effectiveness for the University
Raleigh, NC-based Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA) recently placed Josh Brooks as the J. Reid Parker director of athletics at the University of Georgia (UGA). The hire follows the retirement of Greg McGarity, who held the position for 10 years. “From visionary and strategist to contract negotiator, fundraiser and champion for student-athletes—the modern-day athletic director must effectively wear many hats,” said
Leadership roles in today’s colleges and universities have become increasingly demanding and complex. Senior academic leaders must balance the needs of numerous constituents—needs that require a cross-section of skills far beyond the traditional set of scholarly and research accomplishments. Interviews with a host of recruiters for the sector reveal the special challenges of their work.
In career transitions, there are clear “milestones that matter,” and none is more important or complex than an executive’s integration into a new company or tackling of a demanding new assignment, according to Crenshaw Associates. “The path to success requires executives to navigate unfamiliar corporate cultures and work with new colleagues,” said the firm’s executive chairman,
Diversified Search Group has been selected by Quinnipiac University to lead its search for a new chief information officer. The search firm is seeking an experienced CIO to lead the university in a broad array of technology management initiatives, including oversight of multi-faceted, multi-operational infrastructures and systems. The successful candidate will be a visionary who is
After a nationwide search, Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has helped to place Matthew Travis as the first chief executive officer for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). Principal Paul Belford led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Travis oversees the day-to-day development and management of the CMMC-AB to support the goals and objectives
Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been retained by the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, which provides a broad range of services to California’s communities in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, to lead a national search for a new executive director and chief executive officer. Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior associate,
With more states and cities lifting restrictive business measures amid a decline in the number of coronavirus cases, the jobs economy continues to show signs of improvement. Will organizations and top executives be ready to handle a quick bounce back? How effectively organizational leaders rise to the occasion will play a determining role in the structure
Caldwell has posted fiscal 2021 second quarter revenues of $24.1 million (Canadian), a 39 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners, Inc. (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of December 31, 2020. “In our year-end review we talked about our work to transform Caldwell into a
Following a national search, Odgers Berndtson has recruited Jon Nass as the CEO and executive director of the Port of Gulfport. Tim McNamara, a partner and vice chairman of Odgers Berndtson and head of the firm’s transportation and infrastructure practice, led the assignment. “The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) Commission is very pleased to announce we have selected a new
Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull recently placed Drew Manning as the new chief information officer of KeyPoint Credit Union. The assignment was led by president Brandon Biegenzahn, vice president Michelle Davis, and senior executive recruiter Courtney Dorrel. “Drew is passionate about building alignment between the business units and the technology department,” said Brad Canfield, president and CEO of KeyPoint.
Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has named Eric Pringle as practice leader for the industrial segment. In this role, he will structure Kennedy’s collective experience and services in recruitment for leadership roles in the sector across the Americas and Europe. Mr. Pringle is the founder and managing partner of Integrated People Solutions /
Chief diversity, equity and inclusion officers have emerged as key leaders during this enormous period of transition for workers and the workplace. With a global workforce shifting in complexity, there is a growing need for diversity experts who can shape the vision, culture and very face of organizations. At issue: Too few women and people
Mill Rock Capital, a growth and operations oriented private investment firm, has taken an investment stake in The Execu|Search Group (TESG) in partnership with Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG). Execu|Search Group founder Ed Fleischman will maintain a minority investment in the business and remain on the board of directors. Mill Rock’s investment will support the continued growth and expansion
The Labor Department reported this morning that 744,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 694,000 filings. The previous week’s average was revised down by 16,000 from 719,000 to 728,500. The Fed have now reported over 80 million initial jobless claims over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic
The virtualization of work has impacted more than the workday. It has impacted every level of business. Importantly, leaders are thinking differently about attracting, developing, and retaining talent. The new work environment has increased the competition for high performing talent. Hiring managers across the food and agriculture industries, for one, are re-designing strategies and thinking through new
Executive search firm Armstrong Craven, headquartered in Manchester, U.K., has become a majority employee-owned business. The firm will continue to be led by joint managing directors Rachel Davis and Peter Howarth. “We have long believed that the well-known benefits of employee ownership, when combined with our extremely dedicated team, will be a recipe for success,
Turnkey Search has placed Chris Granger as group president, sports and entertainment at Ilitch Holdings. Turnkey president and CEO Len Perna led the assignment. On the search and placement, Mr. Perna remarked that “working with Ilitch Holdings is a dream job. I mean that for us at Turnkey, as the search firm, and also for Chris Granger, who
Cincinnati-based retail giant Macy’s has named an eBay executive as its new president. The company tapped the services of New York-based retail-focused executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates. As president, Hal Lawton will be responsible for all aspects of the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. He will report to Jeff Gennette,
The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: Global financial recruiting specialist Options Group has acquired MCL Search Ltd, an executive search firm based in London specializing in electronic markets (trading and distribution), prime brokerage/clearing and financial trading technology with a focus on currencies and fixed income. Since 2012, MCL Search has developed
Executive search firm NGS Global has expanded its presence in India with the opening of a new office in Delhi, which will be overseen by managing partner Soumitra Agarwal. He will work closely with client partner Kamna Vij. As an executive search professional with years of experience, Mr. Agarwal has conducted a number of C-level and senior leadership
In the business world, talent is king. More than 80 percent of talent and HR leaders say talent is the No. 1 priority at their company or organization, according to LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends report. And more than half of talent and HR leaders believe hiring will increase in the U.S. and across the globe in
Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers (CHRO) and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? According to executive recruiters, corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they
As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a top priority. A 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 produce. This has created a high
Search firm Odgers Berndtson has acquired the former Boyden licensee in Washington, D.C., adding five people to the firm, including Tim McNamara and Derek Wilkinson, former Boyden partners with more than 45 years’ combined management consulting and recruiting experience. Judy Whitaker, Diana Farmer and Kelly Crittenden, also from the Boyden licensee, will be joining the
Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member firms across Asia Pacific. NPA now has 500 member offices across six continents. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining
The executive search industry is in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of the landmines top recruiters today
Executive search firm Noetic Search has recruited Crystal Bowyer as the president and CEO of The National Children’s Museum (NCM). Rhyan Zweifler, president of the Chicago recruitment firm, led the assignment. In this role, Ms. Bowyer will oversee and manage all aspects of NCM’s redevelopment, design and exhibition planning as the museum prepares to reopen in Washington,
Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by the Ohio Business Roundtable to lead in its search for a new president. Richard A. Stoff, who was a founder of the Roundtable and its only president in its 25-year history, is retiring at the end of the year. “The public-private partnerships fostered by some 400 Roundtable CEOs, spanning
Executive search firm Gilman Partners has appointed talent management executive Mary Morand to lead its newly formed talent advisory practice. Ms. Morand brings more than 30 years of leadership development and talent management experience to her new role. Most recently, she served for nine years as senior vice president of leadership and talent management for U.S. Bank, where
Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates has expanded with the addition of Susanne Griffin as vice president and managing director. Based in the company’s headquarters in Miramar Beach, FL, Ms. Griffin works closely with the partners Dr. Jan Greenwood and Dr. Betty Asher to oversee financial management of the firm, supervision and development of consultants and team
Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) posted 2018 fiscal first quarter revenues of $401.3 million, an increase of 6.8 percent from $375.6 million during the same period last year. This topped Wall Street forecasts, which expected revenues of $389 million. Korn Ferry’s executive search revenue was $161.2 million for the quarter, an increase of 10.1 percent compared to last year. By region, search revenues
Executive search firm JDG Associates has been selected by the Schaumburg, IL-based Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) to find its next president and CEO. Principal Paul Belford is leading the assignment. The position is described as an opportunity to lead a financially sound organization in the construction industry that is highly regarded for the strength of its research and
Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it
The Tolan Group, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network, has appointed seasoned behavioral healthcare executive Diana Ramsay to lead its behavioral health, human services, family services and substance abuse practice. “Behavioral health and the other segments we will offer services to are all areas that can have immense health, economic, and quality of
AMM Communications LLC, a St. Louis-based public relations, communications skills training and marketing firm, has launched an executive search division to help clients identify talent for management positions in sales, business development, marketing, finance, accounting, operations and administration. Ed Mayuga, a partner at AMM Communications, will manage the new division while overseeing the talent acquisition
Those who step into a new job as chief diversity officer tend to carry a heavy load. Theirs is an increasingly vital role. The challenges they face are complex and the demands of the position are many, with pressure coming from all sides. Naturally, institutions want strong, well-versed leaders in this area. But diversity chiefs
These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, these financial cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior
Brent Cooper, an entrepreneur, small business owner and longtime leader in the regional business community, has been named president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The organization enlisted Cincinnati-based executive recruitment firm Centennial Inc. to conduct the search. Mr. Cooper is founder of C-Forward Information Technologies and a two-time interim chamber president. The opening
Executive search firm Slone Partners has created a corporate Western division and related expansion activities throughout California. The strategic initiative, overseen by Slone Partners president Tara Kochis-Stach, is designed to better allow the firm to service dozens of California-based clients, develop relationships with next generation start-ups, and capitalize on California’s continued growth as a healthcare innovation
Executive search firm Signium has expanded with the additions of partners Felipa Xara-Brasil and Joana Proença de Carvalho in Portugal and Alberto Chico in Spain. Ms. Xara-Brasil was one of the founders of Heidrick & Struggles in Portugal, where she was responsible for starting the firm’s office in Angola, leading business development in Mozambique and managing the Lisbon
Employers added 156,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly, to 4.4 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed stood at 7.1 million. August marked 81 straight months of job growth in the U.S. Economists had forecast payrolls increasing by 170,000 jobs last
As the new academic year gets 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. To that end, Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn has enlisted
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 one recent assignment, BridgeStreet Partners placed Tony Cossentino as CFO of J.W. Logistics. Dave Westberry, managing director of the search firm, led the search. Mr. Cossentino brings a wealth of financial
Ireland-headquartered executive search firm Ardlinn, part of the Cpl Resources Group, is opening a new office in Boston following a strong first year of performance. “Within developed markets such as the U.K. and the U.S., there is uncertainty around short and longer-term growth prospects,” said Áine Brolly, founder and director of Ardlinn. “Ireland in particular
Life science and healthcare executive search firm Strawn Arnold & Associates has expanded with the additions of Tony Yost and Barry Duke as executive vice presidents. Mr. Yost has more than 30 years of pharmaceutical and diagnostic experience in both large and small companies. Most recently, he was chief commercial officer for Otonomy, a specialty pharmaceutical company, after
Greenwich Harbor Partners has made four key placements in a significant buildout of the marketing team for Sonic Corp., a $4.5 billion company and the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. The roles filled were chief marketing officer, vice president of national marketing, vice president of digital strategies and chief brand officer. The searches were
Chicago-based executive search firm CES Partners has placed Dr. Angela Kennedy as chief executive officer for the Commission on Accreditation for Health Information and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), effective in October. She replaces Dr. Claire Dixon-Lee, who announced her retirement last fall after serving as the organization’s leader since 2003. Barry Cesafsky, CES Partners’ president and CEO, led