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Frederickson Partners Recruits Head of People for ThoughtSpot 

Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently recruited Pam Holmberg as head of people for ThoughtSpot, a leader in search and AI-driven analytics. “Throughout the course of the pandemic, our customers have relied on us more than ever to help them embrace the disruption and change transforming every industry,” said Sudheesh Nair, CEO of ThoughtSpot. “Our

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CannabizTeam Elects New Advisory Board Members

CannabizTeam, a cannabis-focused executive search firm, has elected Jeff Dayton, Lori Ferrara and Annalie Killian as new members to its advisory board. Members of the CannabizTeam advisory board are experienced cannabis industry leaders with a diverse range of skills and experience. The advisory board will work closely with CannabizTeam’s senior leadership team to provide industry

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chair and Non-Executive Director for 2N Pharma

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners recently partnered with 2N Pharma, a biotech company developing therapeutic drugs to treat neurological disorders, to secure the appointments of Alex Leech as chair of the board of directors and John Kemp as non-executive director. “We are very proud and excited to welcome Alex and John to the board,” said Preben Bruun-Nyzell,

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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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Pinnacle Search Partners Appoints Retail Practice Leader

Atlanta-based executive search firm Pinnacle Search Partners LLC has expanded with the addition of Lori Ellis as retail practice leader. She has a particular focus on expanding the firm’s home furnishings practice. Before joining Pinnacle Search, Ms. Ellis was part of a national search firm. “As a trusted advisor to leadership teams, Lori delivers strategies and structures

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Recovery Continues as Jobless Claims Continue to Fall

The Labor Department reported that 364,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 388,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 4,000 from 411,000 to 415,000. The four-week

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Want to Yield a Deeper Understanding of Candidates? Try Biographical Interviewing

A successful biography interview helps everyone understand better how a candidate thinks, prioritizes, and delivers results – based upon his or her earliest attempts to make sense of life. Many candidates have learned how to prep for difficult questions probing their ability to deal with adversity and conflict. “However, it is much less likely that

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Phillips Oppenheim Recruits CEO for The New York Botanical Garden 

New York City-based  Phillips Oppenheim has placed not-for-profit executive Jennifer Bernstein as president and CEO of The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). Sarah James and Becky Klein led the assignment. Ms. Bernstein becomes the 10th leader of the 130-year-old institution following an extensive, nine-month, international search that included a diverse and wide range of prospects. To ensure a smooth

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Tate & Associates Assists Create Birmingham with CEO Search

Melva Tate of executive search firm Tate & Associates has assisted in the placement Meghann Bridgeman as the new president and CEO of Create Birmingham, which is dedicated to the economic development of Birmingham, AL’s creative industries. She will succeed Buddy Palmer, who has served as president and CEO of the non-profit for 13 years.

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Russell Reynolds Associates and Hogan Assessments Expand Partnership

Organizations everywhere are looking for better ways to recruit and retain good quality people to drive effectiveness, and performance, in their business. Executive search firms are stepping up with an array of leadership assessment services that are starting to make massive strides in the field of predictive analytics. But not all of them have candidate

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How to Get Talent Assessment Right

You may have wondered what talent assessment tools are and how effective they can be in the hiring process. According to a new report by McDermott & Bull, employers like them because they can reduce the time and cost of recruiting new staff and can result in increased productivity, cost savings and better retention among top

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Lindauer Seeks New CEO for Solar One

Lindauer has been retained by Solar One to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. CEO Deb Taft is leading the search along with senior consultant Terri Rutter. Solar One’s mission is to advance energy justice through the design and delivery of innovative education, training and technical assistance that foster sustainability and resilience in

LPA Search Partners Recruits Chief Storyteller for Graduation Alliance

Does your company have a story to tell? You may need a chief storyteller. Although not a new role, the position of chief storyteller is becoming increasingly important for modern businesses. LPA Search Partners recently placed Steve Nazarian as chief storyteller for Graduation Alliance, a company focused on dropout recovery and alternative pathways to job placement. “From his years of

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Waverly Partners Leading Police Chief Search for City of Dayton  

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, report recruiters, with the capacity to deal with

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Allen Austin Introduces Communication IQ

Houston, TX-based search firm Allen Austin, parent company to Gaines International, recently introduced a new service offering to support leaders in pursuit of a culture of peak performance: Communication IQ. “Other assessments tend to do their best to describe you and build self-awareness, and then they leave it at that,” said Danielle Mairs, managing partner

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Top HR Leaders and Employees Agree: Flexible Work is Here to Stay

With U.S. coronavirus infections at their lowest levels, more Americans are making their long-anticipated return to the office. Over the course of the pandemic most companies adopted remote working to creatively combat the challenges presented by quarantines and other COVID-19 related precautions. But according to a landmark global workforce survey conducted by Careerminds and Hunt

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What a Whole New Way of Working Looks Like 

More and more companies are announcing their plans for workers to return to the office. So it is that reorganizing their approaches to hiring and new working environments has been high on the agendas of business leaders and HR professionals everywhere. ‍Among the challenges that these changes pose are the practicalities of the physical space

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ON Partners Recruits CHRO for SkyWater Technology  

Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Amanda Daniel as the first chief human resources officer (CHRO) of SkyWater Technology, a technology realization firm. Baillie Parker and Alex Pelak led the assignment. “We are focused on optimizing our performance-driven culture as we aggressively expand and scale our technology as a service (TaaS) business model across the semiconductor

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Kittleman & Associates Assists Eversight with CEO Search

Chicago-based search firm Kittleman & Associates recently assisted in the placement of Diane Hollingsworth as president and CEO of non-profit eye bank network Eversight. “Throughout the interview process, Diane’s experience, passion and vision stood above all the others,” Jerry Anderson, chair of the board of directors at Eversight. “The board is confident that she is the best choice

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Amrop Launches Global Shipping Practice

Global recruiting organization The Amrop Partnership has launched a global shipping practice. “As a consequence of the new challenges and often exciting opportunities within the shipping industry today, clients are seeking a new breed of leader, one who combines outstanding leadership skills, with a focus on sustainability, technology and environmental stewardship, all from a global perspective,” said Thomas Hofer,

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CTR Group Acquires RM Nephew & Associates

A group of private investors led by majority partner CTR Group, a Virginia-based, family-owned employment services firm, has completed its acquisition of RM Nephew & Associates, an executive search firm headquartered in Boston, MA. Hunt Scanlon Ventures facilitated the introduction and the transaction. RM Nephew and Associates, with offices in Boston and New York, offers

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What’s Next for Talent Management in Private Equity

Private equity has been among the fastest recovering business sectors, due in part to its history of successfully executing turnarounds. “Private equity has historically been about the numbers and driving earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to increase the value of a company,” said Dan Hawkins, founder and CEO of Summit Leadership Partners.

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Egon Zehnder Names U.S. Leader

Egon Zehnder has appointed German Herrera as the firm’s new U.S. leader. He will succeed Karl Alleman, who led the region over the past five years. “With a client-focused mindset and the ability to help leaders navigate change, Karl Alleman has helped build an incredibly strategic, robust, and successful U.S. practice,” said Ed Camara, global

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DHR International Seeks New Leaders for the Columbus and Pittsburgh Zoos

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has been enlisted to find news presidents and CEOs for both the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Pennsylvania. The Ohio search launched earlier this month with James Abruzzo, managing partner of the global non-profit practice for DHR, gathering input from zoo employees, leaders

Bradbury-Miller Associates Assists Hoboken Public Library in Recruiting New Leader

Executive search firm Bradbury-Miller Associates has assisted the Hoboken Public Library in the recruitment of Jennie Pu as its new director. After what turned out to be a nationwide search, four finalists were identified. The board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Pu as its new leader. She replaces long-time director Lina Podles who officially

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Creating a Data-Driven Culture Starts at the Top

For the last decade or so, many companies have been on a mission to become data-driven, and for good reason. According to a new report by Morgan Samuels, the benefits to an organization are innumerable: The business gains a competitive edge, increases operational efficiency and effectiveness, scales the company, becomes more agile, makes more informed decisions,

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Slone Partners Recruits CFO for BillionToOne

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare and life sciences organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the sector has been a burgeoning area for executive search firms to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners placed Nipun Soni as the new chief financial officer

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The Christopher Group Seeking Top HR Chiefs for Success Academy Charter Schools and Marcus & Millichap

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to

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Hiring Platform Oyster Raises $80 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. Oyster, a global platform that enables fully remote companies to hire full-time workers and contractors, has announced a $50 million series B funding round. With this new round Oyster will expand its HR platform to more countries among other things. The round was led by New York-based venture

Turnkey Search Recruits Chief DE&I Officer for the Orlando Magic; Fills ACC Commissioner Role

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has placed Esu Ma’at as the new chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer of the Orlando Magic. This becomes the ninth NBA team to add a vice president-level position or higher dedicated to addressing diversity. “Turnkey Search is honored to help the Orlando Magic advance equity because it’s in

WinterWyman Leading CFO Search for Mercury Media

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, Mercury Media enlisted WinterWyman Executive Search to help find its next chief financial officer. Senior vice president and partner Ken Martin is spearheading the search. The CFO is expected to direct and oversee

Howe-Lewis Seeking Chief Philanthropy Officer for the New York Philharmonic

Howe-Lewis International has been selected by the New York Philharmonic to lead its search for a chief philanthropy officer. Founded in 1842, the Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S., and one of the oldest in the world. By the end of this season, the Philharmonic will have connected with up to 50 million

Fairway Consulting Group Tripp Smallwood senior director

Fairway Consulting Group Bolsters Staff with Talent Acquisition Veteran

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. Executive search firm Fairway Consulting Group recently added former UCB Pharma HR executive Tripp Smallwood as senior director. He will be working with clients on their senior strategic hiring needs. “We are proud and excited to

GenSearch office in Basel, Switzerland named Heiko Bruhn managing director

GenSearch Opens Swiss Office

Paris-based recruitment firm GenSearch has opened a new office in Basel, Switzerland and named Heiko Bruhn as managing director. He brings over two decades of experience in the life science industry with a strong focus on the biotech and pharma industries. “Heiko’s deep knowledge and understanding of the European Life Science industry, as well has his

Korn Ferry placed Carla Williams as the director athletics University of Virginia

Korn Ferry Lands First Female African-American Athletic Director at Power Five School

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

CIP Capital Invests in WilsonHCG

Private Equity Company Invests in WilsonHCG

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management game. Recently, global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group Inc. (WilsonHCG) secured an undisclosed amount of funding from private equity firm CIP Capital. The investment enables WilsonHCG to accelerate global growth and strengthen its talent solutions and technologies. “We are

Haas Associates Opens to Serve Asset Management Industry

An array of new recruiting firms have opened around the world this year. The latest: Former Credit Suisse banker and personnel consultant Christian Haas has opened Haas Associates in Zurich to focus on the asset management industry. Mr. Haas has more than 10 years of practical experience in the field of asset management. During his time

Furst Group Finds New CEO for TRU Community Care

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 Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

IRC Global Names President

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has appointed Rohan Carr, director of IRC Australia (the Insight Group), as its new president. He takes over for Patrick Westerburger (IRC Netherlands), who has served in the role since 2014. “Rohan is the right leader to take IRC to the next level,” said Mr. Westerburger. “He understands the challenges

Wage Growth Seen in Most Recent Quarter

Overall wage growth increased by 1.7 percent year-over-year across all industries in the third quarter, according to the latest ADP Workforce Vitality Report. The report tracks the same set of workers over time, which provides a more insightful picture of wage growth than overall wage growth. This set of workers included job holders, who stayed

CarterBaldwin Leading CEO Search for Cobb Electric Membership Corp.

Cobb Electric Membership Corp. (Cobb EMC) has announced a succession plan to replace president and CEO Chip Nelson, who is retiring after 45 years with the Marietta, GA-based electric cooperative. The company selected CarterBaldwin Executive Search to help identify, evaluate and transition to the next CEO. Mr. Nelson will continue in his post until a

Jacobson Group John Meyers CEO Mutual Reinsurance Bureau

The Jacobson Group Finds CEO for Mutual Reinsurance Bureau

The Jacobson Group, a Chicago-based executive search firm, has placed John W. Meyers as president and CEO of Mutual Reinsurance Bureau (MRB) in Cherry Valley, IL. He succeeds Timothy Dorr who retires next year from the reinsurance association. The search was headed by Margaret Resce Milkint, managing partner, who oversees engagements across all insurance industry verticals as part

Academic Career & Executive Search Adds Former Tuskegee University President

In the wake of its launch earlier this month, Academic Career & Executive Search has added former Tuskegee University president Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon to its team. He brings 30 years of experience in academia to the West Hartford, CT-based recruitment firm. Jennifer Muller, ACES managing partner and lead consultant, said Dr. Rochon brings both

ManpowerGroup Records Seven Percent Q3 Revenue Gain; U.S. Down 8.8 Percent

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted revenues of $5.5 billion, an increase of seven percent, compared to revenues of $5.1 billion a year ago. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $5.39 billion. Within the U.S., however, third quarter revenue fell 8.8 percent. That follows a year-over-year decline of 7.4 percent in the second quarter. The largest

Search Firms Help Life Science Leaders Navigate a Changing Landscape

As healthcare companies work to stay atop of their drug discovery and development pipelines as well as the competition, it is becoming increasingly apparent that their greatest need is to invest in people, according to Adam Bloom, president of the Stevenson Group, a New Jersey-based executive recruitment firm that specializes in the life sciences. To

Turnkey Search Finds Athletic Director Bill Moos for Nebraska

Turnkey Search Finds Athletic Director for Nebraska

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

Diversified Search placed Christopher Connor board of directors International Paper

Diversified Search Fills Board Position for International Paper

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Christopher M. Connor as a member of the board of directors at International Paper Company in Memphis. Managing director Lauren E. Smith led the assignment. “Chris has an outstanding track record of leadership, vision and building a strong culture,” said Ms. Smith. “We are excited about the contributions that he

Holmes Noble appointed Donna Chapman CEO

Holmes Noble Appoints CEO

U.K.-based executive search and interim firm Holmes Noble has appointed Donna Chapman as its chief executive officer. “Donna brings an impressive track record in consultancy and recruitment and has spent over 25 years operating at board level, specializing in sectors which are very important to Holmes Noble’s growth plans,” said Michelle Carson-Williams, founder and chair.

Quick Leonard Kieffer named Courtney Lada managing partner

Quick Leonard Kieffer Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has named Courtney Lada as managing partner. As the senior-most role within the firm, she will be responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement. “During her decade-long career with us, Courtney has played a critical role in the firm’s success and growth,” noted Roger Quick,

Employee Job Satisfaction Critical to Developing Top Leaders

Organizations face numerous obstacles as they deal with the complexities of the 21st century workplace. At the top of their list of human capital challenges: HR professionals talk about the pressing need to keep employees highly engaged and to develop future leaders for their organizations, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017

Arts Consulting Group Finds New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) placed Jonathan Kaledin as president and CEO of Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E). ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau led the search. CA&E had been seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary and a team leader who

Arlington Partners Seeking CEO for The Institutional Limited Partners Association

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has retained Arlington Partners International to lead a global search for its next CEO. Lisa Heidman, the recruitment firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, are heading the assignment. ILPA’s chief executive is expected to lead an executive team and staff to deliver near- and long-term

Korn Ferry Chad Astmann Co-Head Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry has added Chad Astmann as co-head of global asset management. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. With more than 15 years of investment management executive recruitment and organizational consulting experience, Mr. Astmann has placed top leaders in executive leadership, investments, distribution and infrastructure. He has also worked extensively in delivering holistic

Pure Search Germany opens headed by Ken Lewin

Pure Search Expands to Berlin

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has expanded with the opening of an office in Berlin. This becomes its first office in continental Europe. Pure Search Germany will be headed by Ken Lewin, who joins the firm as managing director and country manager. Mr. Lewin has 10-plus years of experience in the DACH region. Previously, he was managing

Spencer Stuart Report Outlines How HR Drives Business Success

Technology and evolving employee expectations are redefining how work is done and how organizations think about talent: Less hierarchy. More flexibility. Unconventional career paths. Like everything else in the business world, the field of human resources has changed dramatically over the last several years, according to a new white paper by Spencer Stuart. In advanced

McDermott & Bull Finds CTO for Panasonic Avionics Corp.

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. CTO hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. McDermott & Bull, for one, has placed former IBM executive David Bartlett as

Jorgenson Consulting Tapped to Find CEO for One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned in July. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO

Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

One Search Consulting joins Taplow Group

Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson

Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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