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10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

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Diversified Search Places Two Women Directors at Jacobs

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. At the same time, many boards find that the supply of independent-minded “board experienced” directors – especially those who can add vital forms of specialized skills and expertise – is limited. Such candidates are

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How to Run Better Executive Searches with Real-Time Collaboration

Learn how real-time collaboration helps top executive search firms improve time-to-hire, retention, team cohesiveness, and more.

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WittKieffer Brings in Former AD to Head College Athletics Leadership Recruitment

Executive search firm WittKieffer has expanded with the addition of former athletic director Jeff Compher as a new principal in its education practice, where he will head recruitment for directors of athletics, coaches and other college sports leaders. “Jeff is a highly respected figure in college sports,” said Zach Smith, managing partner of WittKieffer’s education practice. “He

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

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

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Polachi Inc. Appoints Principal

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. promoted John Atsalis to principal. Since joining Polachi in 2015, Mr. Atsalis has executed on an extensive portfolio of retained C-suite and VP searches for high growth technology companies ranging from venture to private equity and

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Longevity and Integrity Prove Hard to Beat at 4D Executive Search

When it comes to her work of placing human resources executives for companies, Robin Levitt, president of 4D Executive Search has two main sources of pride. One is her integrity as a search professional. The other is her longevity in a marketplace that has grown increasingly complex and competitive since she conducted her first HR

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Carney, Sandoe & Associates Finds Head of School for Boston University Academy

Senior consultants Ben Bolté and Peter Phillip of recruiting firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates have placed Christos Kolovos as the new head of school for Boston University Academy. He will assume his role next summer. “It became clear that Mr. Kolovos’ exceptional track record of organizational leadership, his expansive worldview and forward-looking curricular focus, and his talent for relationship-building

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Howard Fischer Associates Recruits CFO for Arctic Glacier

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates placed Marc Mongulla as the new chief financial officer of Arctic Glacier. He

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Sheffield Haworth Acquires S&H Consulting

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has continued its recent growth with the acquisition of S&H Consulting, a change management and business transformation consultancy to tier-one banks and other financial institutions. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The acquisition follows the recent growth of Sheffield Haworth’s Consulting Solutions team, with several senior and

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Talentor International Adds TurningPoint Executive Search to Network

Executive search consortium Talentor International has expanded its presence with the addition of TurningPoint Executive Search in San Diego, CA. TurningPoint Executive Search offers a comprehensive approach to placing mid- and senior-level sales, marketing, operations and executive leadership talent throughout Southern California, the U.S. and internationally. The firm has placed over 400 high performing professionals by partnering

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Tackling Gender Imbalance between Boards and Executive Teams

Much has been written about gender diversity in the boardrooms of the world’s largest companies. But all of the focus on boards tends to detract from a much bigger issue – the troubling state of gender balance in top leadership teams. Board diversity is celebrated in annual reports and, for many companies, achieving a 40

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Ventura Partners Tapped by Rutgers University to Find Head Football Coach

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been selected by Rutgers University to assist in its search for a new head football coach. With the Scarlet Knights holding a win-loss record of 1-5 this season, the Big Ten Conference school recently fired Chris Ash and appointed Nunzio Campanile as the team’s interim head coach. Partner Chad Chatlos is leading the search

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Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CFO for Lumber Liquidators

New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates has placed Nancy Walsh as the new CFO of Lumber Liquidators Holdings, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. Martin D. Agard recently stepped down and Timothy J. Mulvaney, the company’s chief accounting officer, had been serving as interim CFO. “The board and I are excited to add someone with Nancy’s broad retail

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Bullhorn Enhances VMS Sync Solution

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has announced an enhancement to its existing Bullhorn VMS Sync solution that allows companies to submit candidates from an applicant tracking system (ATS) into a vendor management system (VMS). Bullhorn VMS Sync, launched last year and formerly known as Fyre

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AvS – International Trusted Advisors Creates Advisory Board

AvS – International Trusted Advisors, a global executive search and ownership advisory firm headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, has created a new advisory board of international top executives. Luisa Delgado, Tony Bogod, Wolfgang Colberg and Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard will advise the firm as its looks to expand internationally. All of the advisors have extensive management careers and

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Integrating New CEOs Quickly for Fast Track Results

In a business environment constantly disrupted by everything from politics to climate change to technology, boards of directors are increasingly seeking leaders from outside their own executive ranks. Last year, 44 percent of S&P 500 companies that hired a new CEO hired an outsider to meet new challenges. That makes a smooth onboarding process just as

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CHRO for Harvard Law School

A number of universities have turned to search firms to find new CHROs. Spencer Stuart recently placed HR veteran Roxanne Armbruster as the new assistant dean and CHRO of Harvard Law School, the oldest continuously operating law school in the U.S. The search firm was seeking someone with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience

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Sterling Martin Associates Taps Leader for National Creditors Bar Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruitment for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed the new executive director of the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) in University Park, FL. Liz Terry, vice president of business practices and member engagement at the Investment Advisor Association, takes over from Robin Cole, who

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JM Search Forms Dedicated IT Practice to Assist Public and Private Equity-Backed Companies

JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has created a dedicated information technology executives practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance technology leaders. The firm also announced that Ben Millrood, a 30-year veteran in technology consulting, has joined as a

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ClearPath Solutions Expands Search Team

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has expanded with the addition of Julie Wetzel as vice president of client relations. This is a new position to meet the expanding needs of the firm’s growing client base. “From our first meeting, I knew that Julie’s passion and commitment to excellence would be an ideal fit with our team,” said Helen

Executives Don’t See Recession in Near Future

A new Express Employment Professionals poll found an overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed don’t expect a recession within the next six months, despite increased media focus on the possibility of an upcoming economic downturn. The survey found that just four percent of businesses expect a recession in the next three months, while only 14 percent

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McCormack+Kristel Tapped by TransForm to Find New Leader

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. This has certainly kept search firms busy. Just recently, executive search firm McCormack+Kristel was selected by TransForm

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crawfordconnect Seeking Chief Development Officer for The Scott Mission

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new chief development officer for The Scott Mission. Senior search consultant Janice Wooster is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO and working collaboratively with the senior leadership team and board, the CDO is a key member of a transformational, integrated, growth focused senior leadership team that

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Grace Blue Partnership Names Consumer Practice Leader

London-based executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has appointed David Nobbs as partner and head of consumer as it builds out its consumer brands practice across EMEA. The appointment follows rapid growth of Grace Blue’s brand-side leadership briefs for clients including Aldi, Amazon, Colgate, Spotify and V&A. Mr. Nobbs will report to Grace Blue founder, Juliet Timms,

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Stanton Chase Appoints Leader of Financial Services for Middle East Region

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Julien Abou Khalil as partner and leader of the financial services practice covering the Middle East region. He will be based out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he will support organizations in the Middle East with the recruitment of top financial executives, leadership growth management, and organizational culture. “The Middle East is

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Diving Into the Deep End of the Talent Pool

Executive search firms have an essential role to play in helping clients create more inclusive and diverse leadership teams. For global search firm Odgers Berndtson, the process begins internally. To ensure that the widest pool of potential candidates is considered, the firm has created ‘Unlimited’ – a new initiative that reflects a methodology, belief, and commitment

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Carrington & Carrington Seeking HR Leader for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been tapped by UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside to lead its search for a new vice president of HR. Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment along with SVP Dr. Nelvia M. Brady-Hampton. The incoming leader will be charged with championing and promoting the organization’s mission, vision, and values while

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The Illinois Soybean Association Taps Kincannon & Reed to Find CEO

The Illinois Soybean Association has retained Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed to launch a national search for its next CEO. Managing directors Lisa Johnson and Carolyn Schubert are leading the assignment. The Illinois Soybean Association is a statewide organization that enables Illinois soybean producers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable soybean producers in the

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TalentRISE Hires Managing Director of Executive Search

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), recently hired Clinton Browning as its new managing director of executive search. Mr. Browning brings over 20 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as managing director of retained search for the SSB Group, a boutique executive search firm. As

Hiring Uptick Seen for Compliance Leaders

Finding senior leadership within the compliance function is exceedingly complex today, as companies today face intense pressure under the current regulatory environment. It therefore requires leadership who can foster close collaboration between compliance and other corporate functions as well as communicate to a more complex and sophisticated set of stakeholders, internally and externally. According to

Witt/Kieffer Expands Health Sciences Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has expanded its academic medicine and health sciences practice with the additions of Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. and Bruce Schroffel. Dr. De Leo, who joins the practice as a consultant in the Boston area, has more than 25 years of experience in research, academic program building, strategic planning, mentoring and teaching mentoring and teaching. She recruits senior executives, clinician leaders,

Boyden Expands Hong Kong Office

Executive search firm Boyden has added Jason Lee to its Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s global technology and industrial practices. Mr. Lee was most recently with DHR International, serving as vice president of global services and head of the firm’s business development and execution teams in Hong Kong and Korea, where he served several Fortune 500

How to Recruit for a Revolution

When an industry goes into overdrive for an extended period and the rate of growth outstrips the supply of proven leaders, the senior talent management function comes under particular stress. Those conditions create both challenges and opportunities for the recruiters serving that industry. In the last several years, few sectors have been moving as quickly

Recruiters See Expanding Hunt for Super Breed CFOs

According to recent research, about one fifth of companies now change their CFOs annually, thereby creating a constricting market for financial officers talent — with the best candidates often considering multiple opportunities at any one time. Tightening talent pipelines are wreaking havoc for hiring companies by edging up CFO pay packages, according to recruiters, making the hunt

RSR Partners Expands Into Japan

RSR Partners, the Greenwich, Conn-based corporate governance and executive search firm founded by recruiting industry veteran Russell S. Reynolds Jr., has expanded into Japan with the opening of an office in Tokyo. Jim Whittle has been appointed head of the firm’s new location. Mr. Whittle’s executive search clients have included global Fortune 500 consumer and healthcare product

ChampionScott Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Scale Computing

ChampionScott Partners has recruited Dave Hallmen as chief revenue officer at Scale Computing. Mr. Hallmen brings over 20 years of sales, marketing, and operating leadership experience with him to the company. Prior to joining Scale, he was SVP of worldwide sales & marketing at EVault, an industry leading SaaS data protection service provider acquired by Seagate Technology. Before that, he spent

Spencer Stuart Expands Financial Services Practice

Spencer Stuart has added Peter C. Roberts as a consultant in its financial services practice. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mr. Roberts spent more than 20 years with global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, where most recently he served as the firm’s chief strategy officer. In

Talent Shortage Making Positions Harder to Fill

The U.S. leads 12 major markets in unfilled jobs, with more than 25 percent of jobs left open after 60 days, according to ‘Labor Market Outlook 2016: Uncovering the Causes of Global Jobs Mismatch,’ released by Indeed. Germany and Canada followed at roughly 20 percent each. Many positions aren’t seeing high enough wages to lure workers,

Miller Black Associates Lands CHRO for Lydall

Executive search firm Miller Black Associates has placed Kerry Tehan as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Lydall, Inc. She will head up the company’s global human resource, benefits and compensation teams. Lydall is a New York Stock Exchange listed company headquartered in Manchester, Conn. with global manufacturing operations producing specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation

Sports Recruitment Specialist Expands Into Canada

SRi (Sports Recruitment International) has expanded into Canada and added Max Dawson to lead the firm’s operations in the region. Mr. Dawson, who retains the title of director, Canada, was previously a search manager with executive recruiting firm Conroy Ross Partners. He previously served in numerous roles with NHL hockey team the Edmonton Oilers, most

McDermott & Bull Expands Healthcare Practice

Irvine, CA-based executive recruiter McDermott & Bull has added Jennifer Laratonda as a principal consultant. She will be responsible for assisting in the expansion of the firm’s national healthcare practice. “McDermott & Bull’s healthcare practice is one of the largest and most important practice areas of our firm,” said Rod McDermott, managing partner. “Jen’s experience in the industry, as

EFL Associates Recruits MCTA Executive Director

Executive search firm EFL Associates has placed Andrew Blunt as executive director of the Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association (MCTA). Mr. Blunt is a partner at the Jefferson City, MO-based law firm of Schreimann, Rackers, Francka & Blunt, LLC, and leads the public policy and lobbying division there. As a founding member of the firm, he has been a Missouri Bar

People Data … and Winning the Battle for Top Talent

Sixty-seven percent of HR professionals report they lack data and analytics capabilities required to gain a ‘big picture’ of company talent, according to the 2016 SilkRoad State of Talent Management report. The research is intended to provide analysis of the issues that matter most to HR professionals and forecasts the top talent management trends in 2016. Alarmingly, 44

Cleveland Institute of Music Turns to Isaacson, Miller to Find Next Leader

Cleveland Institute of Music has selected Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a new president. Its most recent president, Joel Smirnoff, recently announced his retirement. Gary Hanson, retiring executive director of The Cleveland Orchestra, has been named interim president of the organization while the search is being conducted. Isaacson, Miller vice president Sheryl Ash and principal Rebecca Swartz are leading the search

Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for Piraeus Bank

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Piraeus Bank to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Stavros Lekkakos will be interim CEO while the bank looks for a full time replacement for Anthimos Thomopoulos who recently resigned. Mr. Thomopoulos’s resignation followed a stand-off between the bank and Greece’s left wing government, with the lender seen as

Strawn Arnold & Associates Expands Search Staff

Life science and healthcare executive search firm Strawn Arnold & Associates has added Jim Alexander as an executive vice president. With his practice focused in the pharma/biotech sector, Dr. Alexander is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer products business, including significant experience at Pfizer and Warner-Lambert in business

IIC Partners Names Consumer and Retail Practice Group Leader

IIC Partners has appointed Giuseppe Milito as the new leader of its consumer and retail search practice group. He succeeds Jean-Marc Danton of Progress Search in Paris, who served as practice group leader since 2011. Mr. Milito is managing partner of Stones International in Hong Kong. He previously held several senior management roles specializing in the

Leadership Void: Change Agents Sought for Life Sciences Sector

Given the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the healthcare industry is not alone in facing technology-related issues. These take on increased importance when they impact health, disease diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, human longevity. Having the right leaders in place to sort through these complex challenges, say recruiters serving the sector, is

Prince Houston Recruits Chief Investment Officer for Commonfund

New York-based executive search firm The Prince Houston Group has placed Mark Anson as chief investment officer of Commonfund, a leading manager for endowments and foundations. In his new role, Mr. Anson will serve on Commonfund’s operating committee and will chair the investment policy and asset allocation committees. He will report to Catherine M. Keating, Commonfund president and chief

L.T. Famulary Executive Search Consultants Opens Doors

Lucille T. Famulary has launched L.T. Famulary Executive Search Consultants, specializing in executive recruiting for healthcare, financial services and law enforcement professionals. The Long Branch, NJ-based search firm was established to match healthcare and financial services companies with professionals in those respective fields. Additionally, the firm assists individuals in law enforcement transition into private-sector careers. “Whether

Major, Lindsey & Africa Expands New York Office

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has added Stacey Breen and Peter Van Son as directors in its partner practice group in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Breen is a litigator with over 15 years of experience. She was previously a partner at law firm Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz in New York where she focused on

AETHOS Consulting and Greger / Peterson Associates Merge

Executive search firms AETHOS Consulting Group and Greger / Peterson Associates have combined forces to serve the hospitality industry. Greger / Peterson will begin operating immediately under the AETHOS Consulting Group name. “Greger / Peterson has a sterling reputation in the hospitality industry, as well as in leisure, entertainment and media,” said AETHOS managing director and CEO Keith Kefgen.

Companies Failing to Develop High-Potential Talent

Organizations are at risk of losing key talent by failing to recognize their potential or doing little, if anything, to develop it, according to a recent survey released by Penna Plc, providers of executive search and interim management services across the public and private sectors. The report, which surveyed 1,000 employees and 1,000 managers, found that a mere

Elliott Group Lands CEO for Jamba

Hospitality search sector specialist The Elliott Group has placed David A. Pace as president and chief executive officer of Jamba, Inc. James D. White is retiring as the company’s CEO after seven years at the helm. The board was seeking a CEO who had a strong track record of success, financially and operationally, as a leader in a

Reinsvold & Associates Launches to Serve Industrial & Energy Sectors

Executive search consultant Chris Reinsvold has launched Reinsvold & Associates, LLC, an executive search and strategic consulting firm dedicated to serving the industrial and energy sectors. The firm, based in Houston, plans to name recruiting consultants in coming months. Mr. Reinsvold has more than 25 years of management experience primarily in roles dealing with strategy, leadership, business transformation, engineering

Human Capital Group Recruits CHRO for West Virginia University

Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. has placed Cris DeBord as vice president of talent and culture (CHRO) at West Virginia University. Steve Hayes, founder and senior partner at the Human Capital Group, led the search. Founded in 1867, WVU is a public university with a total enrollment of more than 29,000 students. Previously, Mr. DeBord was

Optimum Talent and Conroy Ross Form Alliance

Executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners has formed an alliance with Optimum Talent, a privately owned integrated talent management firm. Through the partnership, the companies have acquired the Vancouver office of career transition services provider Toombs Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The venture between the two firms is seen as a strategic move that solidifies an existing partnership

The Challenges of Recruiting Big Talent to Small Companies

Enlisting talent for small and emerging companies is a balancing act. Delay can be costly on many levels. But jumping too soon has its hazards as well. Companies must be able to gauge when and where their hiring needs will arise, then act. At smaller companies, hiring decisions are oftentimes amplified and carry big consequences,

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Riddell

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has placed Sharon Quiles as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Riddell. Partner Kile Hanold led the search. Ms. Quiles was previously an HR leader at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) where she built out the entire HR infrastructure following a consolidation of three global business units that had 1,400 total employees. Prior to that she served

Heidrick & Struggles Recruits CEO for Citrix

Heidrick & Struggles has recruited Kirill Tatarinov as president and chief executive officer of Citrix. He replaces Mark Templeton who stepped down as president and CEO after serving in that position since 1998. With 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Tatarinov has a long track record overseeing product strategy and commercial operations in software and services.

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