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The University of Wisconsin–Madison Taps Greenwood / Asher & Associates to Find CHRO

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find an associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Top candidates for this role will be expected to bring an understanding of key workforce trends and to lead with policies and strategies that center employee equity, inclusion, and


NorthWind Partners Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Redhorse Corp.

Chief growth officer is currently a hot C-level role, and while not every company has one, more of these positions are likely to emerge. According to recruiters, the CGO role itself is expanding and its popularity is rising, especially among professional services firms that understand client needs and who want to be front and center to

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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.


Cook Silverman Search Seeks New Leader for Morgan Autism Center

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been retained by the Morgan Autism Center in San Jose, CA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder, is heading the assignment for the non-profit-focused search firm. Morgan Autism Center seeks an experienced, visionary, dynamic, and passionate executive director to lead the

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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?


The Rise of the Great Counteroffer

Most people have heard about the “Great Resignation” or the “Great Reshuffle,” but Grey Search & Strategy, among other search providers, say many organizations are now experiencing what they call the “Great Counteroffer.” The number of counteroffers has increased over the last year as employers are throwing everything they can (money, incentives, titles, etc.) at


Caldwell Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for PRT Growing Services

Jay Millen and Jeff Freeborough of Toronto-based Caldwell recently assisted in the recruitment of Collin Phillip as the new chief commercial officer of PRT Growing Services. Mr. Phillip was previously country manager, Canada for AgVend. In this role, he was responsible for building out the Canadian-based team for this leading B2B agtech company. He was accountable for supporting


CarterBaldwin Recruits Chief Growth and Strategy Officer for Feed the Children

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of Colleen Ridenhour as chief growth and strategy officer of global non-profit Feed the Children. “After an extensive global search, I am thrilled to welcome Colleen to our organization,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO for Feed the Children. “She is an exceptional leader who has the


Kevin Chase Tapped by Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice to Find New Leader

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ). Leading the assignment are Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior consultant. The executive director will assume primary operating and oversight responsibility for LACLJ and will work closely with board, staff,


Odgers Berndtson Boosts Plan to Expand in Spanish Speaking Countries

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has boosted its strategic plan for Latin America with an expansion into Spain. The firm currently has offices in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. The incorporation of Spain into Odgers Berndtson’s strategic plan for LATAM was signed at the London headquarters by Kester Scrope, CEO of


For Diverse CEOs, Progress Comes Slowly

Despite an overwhelming percentage of executives who consider diversity to be more important to their organization than it was just three years ago, the number of both women and racially and ethnically diverse CEOs among the Fortune 100 remains low at roughly one in four, according to the “Route to the Top 2022” report recently released


HR’s Strategic Role in a Time of Inflation/Contraction

Despite election year gloom and doom assertions, gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2022 was revised higher and consumer sentiment moved up a bit as well. Q2 corporate profits rebounded (rising 6.1 percent in the quarter, after falling 2.2 percent in Q1), headline and core inflation moderated slightly, and two new regulations (the


Lindauer Places Chief Advancement Officer for Deerfield Academy

Lindauer recently assisted in the recruitment of Charles “Chuck” Ramsay as chief advancement officer for Deerfield Academy, a Massachusetts co-educational preparatory school. The assignment was spearheaded by Libby Roberts, senior vice president, and consultant Chandra Montgomery. Mr. Ramsay brings over 27 years of experience in the advancement profession to his work at Deerfield and, as


Sportsology Group Assists Atlanta United FC in Recruiting New CEO

New York City-based Sportsology Group has placed Garth Lagerwey as the new president and chief executive officer of Atlanta United FC,  a Major League Soccer (MLS) team based in Georgia. Mr. Lagerwey, most-recently general manager and president of soccer of the professional soccer league’s Seattle Sounders and a former general manager for Real Salt Lake


Jobplex Names Four New Partners

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR Global, has named four new partners – Shea Jaenicke, Steve McClellan, Jill Pantano, and Kara Rae Linn–to its ranks. Mr. Jaenicke, based in Los Angeles, joins the firm in the advanced technology practice group. With more than a decade of experience in search, he works primarily with founders


Bigger is Not Always Better When Selecting a Search Firm to Partner With

Senior leadership hires can make or break an organization. Various studies show that the failure rate of executives coming into new companies is 30 to 40 percent after 18 months. In a hiring market, like the one we’re currently experiencing, finding a true game-changing leader is extremely challenging. Furthermore, making a hiring mistake is extremely


The Evolving Path to the C-Suite

No matter what you call it, the challenge is the same. Executives across all industries have been resigning at higher-than-expected rates, making it harder to attract, recruit and retain been-there-done-that talent. While many predicted a gap in leadership development and subsequent succession, no one anticipated the pandemic’s acceleration of resignations and market disruptors, according to


Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Oregon Health & Science University

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, recently assisted in the placement of Qiana Williams as the first executive vice president and chief people officer of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). “I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the 100+ OHSU members who participated in an extensive


Slone Partners Recruits Chief Business Officer for 1910 Genetics

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has placed Patrick Genestin as chief business officer at 1910 Genetics, a biotechnology company integrating artificial intelligence (AI), computation, and biological automation to accelerate the design of small molecule and protein therapeutics. “Patrick Genestin is an extremely accomplished, passionate, and respected business leader with a penchant for establishing strategic partnerships, attracting new investment,


AIMS International Creates Defense and Security Industries Group

Executive search consortium AIMS International is expanding its industrial global practice to with the creation of a defense and security industries group led from France by Nicolas J. Rogier, managing partner France. AIMS said that Mr. Rogier’s mission is “to engage with the industry’s large groups and SMEs on their specific recruitment and talent management and to offer them the


HireQuest Acquires MRINetwork’s 252 Franchise Offices

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. The latest: HireQuest Inc., a NASDAQ-traded national franchisor of on-demand, temporary and commercial staffing services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of MRINetwork, a global executive recruiting network headquartered in Delray Beach,


Storbeck Search / Diversified Search Group Seeks President for Boston University

Higher education-focused Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been selected by Boston University (BU) to lead in its search for its 11th president. Robert Brown recently announced that he will retire as president at the end of the 2022–2023 academic year. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing


ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Seeq Corp.

Daniel Bolger and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place George Skaryak as chief revenue officer of Seeq Corp., a provider of manufacturing and industrial internet of things advanced analytics software. “This is an exciting time of growth for Seeq, and we’re thrilled to add a sales leader with a proven track record of growing SaaS businesses


Frederickson Partners Recruits VP of People for Sirona Medical

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


ZRG Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

ZRG Partners has added Allen Brady back to the firm’s consumer and commercial banking practice. He also joins their global financial services, technology, and industrial practice groups. Mr. Brady has more than two decades of executive search experience and a personal track record of over 300 senior-level searches completed. He previously served with ZRG from 2017


4 Steps to Avoid Making a Bad Hire

The clock is ticking the minute the deal closes. How quickly can you execute on the value creation plan and work toward your new private equity backer’s investment thesis? Every portfolio company CEO then must ask the critical related question: Do I have the right team to make that happen? “Data we collect and analyze in our work


Preparing for Shorter CEO Tenures

Like it or not, there’s a new leadership reality coming. The post-pandemic period has brought permanent changes and challenges to the U.S. workforce, including condensed CEO leadership tenures. For boards and executive leadership teams, the time to prepare is now, says BroadView Talent Partners in a new report. Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and


DRiWaterstone Human Capital Seeks New Leader for Chesapeake Bay Commission

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been enlisted to find a new executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Commission. The executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission reports directly to the leadership and members of the commission. This executive provides visionary leadership and strategic policy oversight to commission members and staff. The ED also participates at the


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


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

Mining Executive Talent for the Web3 Ecosystem

Joe Suliman, managing director and head of Daversa Partners’ Boston office, is bullish on cryptocurrency and NextGen companies in general. Supply is high, executives want to hear about opportunities with these businesses, and demand is through the roof. In 2021 alone, Mr. Suliman points out, the latest evolution of internet technology, known as Web3, reaped $33

Aspen Leadership Group Secures Chief Development Officer for Denver Zoological Foundation

Virtually every industry needs top-drawer chief development officers. CDOs play a key role in planning, coordinating and administering capital campaigns, corporate giving and galvanizing new donors while keeping previous funders content. Implementing funding strategies that “keep the lights on,” according to recruiters specializing in the function, is job one. Recently, Aspen Leadership Group, an executive

SPMB Appoints New Partners

The private equity sector can expect to see an expanding bidding war for top talent, according to a coming research report from Hunt Scanlon Media. Driving the trend is persistent global talent shortages across the C-suite. Nearly every industry and function is affected, particularly finance, healthcare and biotech, digital and technology. To that end, SPMB, an executive

Opus Partners Integrates Executive Search Business of CBO Partners

Search firm Opus Partners has integrated the executive search business of CBO Partners Recruiting, a Charlottesville, VA-based human-capital management firm, into its national higher education and healthcare practice. Jay Scott, CBO’s founder and president, will become an associate partner at Opus in the firm’s Charlottesville, VA office. Established in 2007, CBO Partners conducts senior-level executive searches

Social Media Continues to Impact Hiring and Executive Recruiting

Social media usage continues to grow. New users and new applications are reported every year. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently posted an announcement about the platform having hit two billion users. To put that into perspective, that is six times the population of the U.S. CareerBuilder recently reported that over 70 percent of employers are screening social

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits CHRO for Skidmore College

Koya Leadership Partners has placed Brett I. Last as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He succeeds Barbara Beck, who retired last year after serving the college for 21 years.Managing director Andy Evans, vice president Beth Schaefer and consultant Charlotte Harris led the search. “Brett Last brings

Opportunity Resources Seeks CEO for Columbus Citizens Foundation

Executive search firm Opportunity Resourceshas been enlisted to find a new executive director/ chief executive officer for the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF), which fosters appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement. The assignment is being led by Freda Mindlin, the recruitment firm’s president. The New York-based non-profit wants a CEO who is a strategic, innovative and

Katalyst Group Appoints COO & Chief Talent Officer

Katalyst Group, a boutique talent advisory firm that serves the digital, retail, consumer, media and technology sectors, recently named Le Anne Harper to a dual role as chief operating officer and chief talent officer. Ms. Harper is responsible for optimizing the firm’s retained search execution and business development efforts, with a focus on developing the team’s

Amrop Adds Former Talent Management Executive as Partner in Ireland

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. Recently, Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in

Lead5 Builds New Features into Senior Executive Jobs Platform

Lead5, a provider of hidden executive jobs and market intelligence, has made enhancements to its platform that it says will give job-seeking executives confidential access to the hidden and often secretive executive recruiting world. This latest round of enhancements is expected to provide even more targeted opportunities to top candidates who are looking for a competitive

Odgers Berndtson Recruits Chief Information Officer for Carnegie Mellon University

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles within any organization, and for colleges and universities 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

Caldwell Lands Chief Customer Officer for Sailpoint Technology Holdings

Customers matter. It sounds simple. But these days, companies are coming to better accept and understand that concept and weave it into their strategic vision. So it is that businesses of all kinds are increasingly bringing aboard chief customer officers (CCO), the most effective of whom wield influence across an organization and into the C-suite.

BrainWorks Appoints New Practice Leaders

New Providence, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks has named Eric Frickel as leader of the firm’s private equity and portfolio practice, Cindy Miceli as head of the IT recruiting practice and Todd Shiner to lead the firm’s accounting and finance practice. BrainWorks is a provider of executive recruitment services. Consumer products, analytics and data science,

Jobcase Secures $100 Million in Funding

Jobcase, a self-described open access platform for job seekers and employers, has secured $100 million in a growth equity round led by Providence Strategic Growth (PSG). This brings the Boston start-up’s total raised to $118.9 million, according to Crunchbase. PSG is an affiliate of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity and credit investment firm with

CEO Disrupters Coming in the Next Decade

In this new world of ecosystems defined by increasingly rapid technological change and digital innovation, it has become vitally important to have leaders who are well-rounded, resilient and prepared to make the changes required to stay ahead of disruptive conditions. A new report by Russell Reynolds Associates peers into the future and explores the key qualities required of

Diversified Search Places CEO at Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Following a national search, Philadelphia-based Diversified Search has recruited Make-A-Wish executive Bill Tiller as president and CEO of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF). The organization is the world’s leading non-profit dedicated to children and teens with brain tumors. Managing directors Andrew Wheeler and Peter Gillin led the assignment for the recruitment firm. “Our board conducted a national search

Scion Executive Search Seeks Executive Director for Born Free USA

Scion Executive Search, which specializes in the non-profit sector, has been selected to find an executive director for Born Free USA, a wild animal advocacy and conservation group in Silver Springs, MD. Born Free USA wants a visionary leader skilled in driving organizational success and empowering high performing staff, said Scion Executive Search. Reporting to

DHR International Opens Office in Switzerland

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of its first office in Switzerland. Stefan Binder has joined the firm as managing director to lead the new office in Zurich, which becomes DHR’s 10th office in Europe. DHR has been looking to establish a local presence in the Swiss market for the

EXEC Adds Former CHRO to Search Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, Brazilian executive search firm EXEC expanded with the addition of former HR executive Cintia Bortotto as partner. She will work in the business division focused on leadership advisory. Ms. Bortotto has more than 24 years of professional

Witt/Kieffer Tapped by Syracuse University to Find Chief Diversity Officer

Diversity and inclusion are increasingly being recognized as key factors in the success of any organization, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring highly sought-after diversity heads on board. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by Syracuse University to lead its search for a new chief diversity officer. Consultant Charlene Aguilar and associate Christine Pendleton are leading the assignment. “This

Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for AutoNation

After an extensive hunt which included internal and external candidates, executive search firm Spencer Stuart has placed Carl Liebert as the new CEO of AutoNation. Mike Jackson is stepping down after serving some 20 years in the role. He will remain as executive chairman through 2021. “AutoNation is the retail automotive industry leader,” said Mr. Jackson. “The company

Sheffield Haworth Names Head of U.S. Operations

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has appointed Penny Bushell as head of U.S. operations based in the firm’s New York office. The former hedge fund executive joins the recruiting outfit to support and streamline operations in the Americas region as the business looks to expand further. Most recently, Ms. Bushell was VP, head of

SpenglerFox and Cowley Brown Recruitment Join Forces

London-based executive search firm SpenglerFox and Cowley Brown Recruitment, located in Dublin, have formed a strategic alliance aimed at growing and expanding both firms’ search business in Ireland. SpenglerFox is a leading global retained search and HR services firm, with Irish heritage, across multiple territories serving both the mature and emerging markets. Cowley Brown offers

Talengo Appoints Head of Financial Services

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has named Rafael Sarandeses as principal and practice lead for financial services. At a time in which the financial services sector is undergoing a strong transformation at an international level, Mr. Sarandeses brings to Talengo’s financial services practice a deep understanding of the industry based on his career experience as a banker, entrepreneur and

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 15 Percent Revenue Gain in 2018

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) posted global revenues of $716 million in 2018, a 15.2 percent increase from revenues of $621.4 million the year before. The Chicago-headquartered recruiter – the third largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media last year – reported net income of $49.3 million, or $2.52 per share, on

TalentRISE Acquired by Aleron Group

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Aleron Group, a global workforce and business solutions company, has acquired TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), effective immediately. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the purchase, TalentRISE becomes part of a growing fold of

Korn Ferry Assists Pepperdine University in President Search

Korn Ferry has assisted Pepperdine University in the selection of James A. Gash, associate dean for strategic planning and external relations and professor of law at the Pepperdine School of Law, as its eighth president and CEO. Andrew K. Benton, who has held the role since 2000, recently announced that he would step down at the end of the

Cordiner King Recruits Artistic Director for Birmingham Royal Ballet

Cordiner King, a Melbourne-based executive search firm, has placed the new director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB). Carlos Acosta, an internationally renowned dancer, will replace David Bintley, who is stepping down at the end of the current season in July. Mr. Acosta will take up his appointment in January of next year. The hiring

N2Growth Opens Offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, Names Regional President

N2Growth, a Philadelphia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of new offices in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) with the appointment of Imran Yousuf as its regional president. “With two thirds of the world’s oil supply, highest mobile technology adoptions, and world’s most youthful and

Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Carolina Panthers

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has placed Meredith Starkey as chief marketing officer of the Carolina Panthers. She begins her new role later next month. Senior recruiter Allie Crone led the assignment. Ms. Starkey joins an elite and growing group of women in C-level positions across the sports industry. “The Panthers are

Development Guild DDI Seeking Chief Development Officer for the Lymphoma Research Foundation

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has been retained to find a chief development officer for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. William Weber, president of the search firm, is leading the assignment. The incoming executive will lead the foundation’s fundraising program into its next stage of growth. The CDO will provide

B.E. Smith Seeks CEO for Swope Health Services

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 are coming. This has produced a high demand

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