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Guiding the Search Process with a Timeline

An executive search process timeline keeps your recruiting efforts on track and on schedule. It outlines the major milestones you need to hit when searching for someone to fill a senior leadership position. Crucially, it also outlines approximately how long each step should take. “Following a timeline matters because the speed of the executive search

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Bridge Partners Recruits General Counsel for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

New York City-based Bridge Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Richard Ostrander as the new general counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The search firm’s founders and partners Tory Clarke and Larry Griffin along with partner Ryan Whitacre led the assignment. “Rick has deep expertise in the legal and compliance issues facing financial institutions and markets today, which will

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

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

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Klein Hersh Recruits CFO for Apogee Therapeutics

Horsham, PA-based Klein Hersh International, an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries, has placed Jane Pritchett Henderson as chief financial officer of biotechnology company Apogee Therapeutics, which provides therapies for immunological and inflammatory disorders. Ms. Henderson has an extensive track record in financial and corporate strategy leadership, including financing private

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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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Jensen Partners Opens New Office in Miami

Jensen Partners, a women-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm that enables data-driven talent solutions for the asset management industry, has continued its expansion with the opening of a new office in Miami. “As Miami grows into a major global financial center, it is important for our firm to be strategically located to serve our growing

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How to Address Quiet Quitting

Quiet quitting. What began as a viral video has become one of the most talked about (and written about) topics this year. Is it a valid phenomenon, or is it nothing more than catchy clickbait? To a certain degree, the answer to that question does not matter, says executive search firm Prestige Scientific in a

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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Selects Spencer Stuart for CEO Search

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has retained Spencer Stuart to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Wendy Guillies recently retired after leading the Kansas City, MO-based organization for eights years of her 22-year career with the foundation. Trustee Susan Chambers will continue in her interim role as president and CEO,

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Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Board Members for Soho Rep

Greenwich Harbor Partners assisted in the recruitment of Ken Ebie, Aretha Marshall, and Anne O’Grady as new members of the board of directors with Soho Rep, an off-Broadway theater company in New York City. “This moment of growth for Soho Rep and systemic change in the American theater presents an ideal time for us to

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Eastward Partners Names Head of Deal Advisory Practice

New York-based Eastward Partners has appointed Lindsey Webb as associate partner and head of the deal advisory practice signaling expansion plans for the firm across the private equity human capital market. “Lindsey’s addition to our leadership team is a major milestone for our firm,” said Joe Carbone, founder and CEO. “It demonstrates our dedication to expanding

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RefAssured Secures Funding

Recruiting software start-up RefAssured has secured pre-seed funding led by Bullhorn Ventures, along with several other recruiting industry entrepreneurs. RefAssured’s mission is to show recruiting and talent agencies how to maximize the value reference checking while building new client and talent relationships. “Bullhorn Ventures is so excited to be an early investor in RefAssured, not only

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Demand for Top Talent in the Private Equity Sector Continues

While financial engineering, inorganic growth, and market expansion remain important tools in the private equity toolbox, talent has emerged as key to growing companies and achieving the investment thesis, according to a newly released report from Bespoke Partners. Yet unlike strategic assets, intellectual property, or other resources that fuel growth, talent can be notoriously difficult

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What to Expect in 2023

2022 was another trend-setting year in the workplace, and there’s still a lot in motion as we begin the new one. Derek Gracey of search firm Charles Aris has highlighted four key talent trends the firm expects in 2023 in a just released report. “It might seem hard to believe, but candidate compensation expectations continue to rise,

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The Lapham Group Places SVP of HR for New Jersey Resources

The Lapham Group has placed Lori DelGiudice as senior vice president of human resources for New Jersey Resources (NJR), an energy services company. Ms. DelGiudice, a career HR professional with more than 20 years of experience, is responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing NJR’s human capital management strategies and programs. Her responsibilities will include labor

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ON Partners Recruits CEO for ETQ

ON Partners’ Lenny Vairo recently helped recruit Vick Vaishnavi as chief executive officer of ETQ, a provider of quality, EHS, and compliance management software in Burlington, MA. He succeeds former CEO Rob Gremley who led the company through an era of private-equity backed growth and SaaS-driven modernization, ultimately leading to ETQ’s acquisition by Hexagon AB last April. “I’ve had

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Solomon Page Expands Accounting and Finance Division

New York City headquartered executive search firm Solomon Page has expanded its accounting and finance division with the addition of Daniel Clark as vice president. Based in Orlando, FL, he will focus on growing the firm’s footprint throughout Central Florida. Reporting to managing director Howard Hecht, Mr. Clark will be working with clients on direct hire placements

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The Importance of CISOs in the Boardroom

In a new report that anticipates the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) finalizing new rules for boardroom cybersecurity accountability and expertise, DHR Global is raising concerns about the lack of such protections at public companies of all sizes. “Where entire boards have cyber oversight, it’s a nightmare as directors struggle to learn the evolving cyber

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Sustainability’s Impact on Talent Teams

The demand for sustainability in business is driven by broad awareness of the danger of climate change. But also, corporate decision-makers are beginning to recognize the business benefits sustainability practices can provide. Leadership teams now have a responsibility to prioritize sustainability in their sourcing, operations, and partnerships. This is driven by customer expectations, a changing

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Lab Director for Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find the next lab director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in east Tennessee. Last July, Thomas Zacharia announced his retirement after more than five years in the role and 35 years with ORNL. Jeff Smith, who was ORNL’s chief operating officer from 2000 to 2021, has been

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ZRG Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Digital Turbine

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

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Talentor International Adds New Member Firm in Australia

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. Executive search consortium Talentor International recently expanded its presence in Australia with the addition

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How to Onboard Senior Executives

You’ve invested significant time and resources to find and hire the executive expected to deliver impactful results to your business. But your work is not done when they show up on their first day. In fact, some of your most important work is still to be done to help make them a successful hire, according

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How Gratitude Makes for Better Leaders

Negativity and fearfulness can be paralyzing for anyone, but especially for those in positions of leadership. When we are not grateful in the present moment, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to view the future with hope and excitement. Approaching our work from a place of gratitude, however, enables us to be

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Caldwell Recruits CEO for Dr.Evidence

Jim Bethmann and John Blank of Toronto-based Caldwell has placed Rose Higgins as the new chief executive officer of Dr.Evidence, a medical intelligence platform for life sciences companies. She will take over from co-founder and CEO Bob Battista. Mr. Battista has led the company since its founding in 2004 and will remain on the board

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Cooper Coleman Recruits COO for AIDS United

Following a national search Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC  has recruited Brad Kiley as vice president and chief operating officer of Washington, D.C.-based AIDS United. Johnny Cooper, founder and CEO of the firm, led the assignment. “We are thrilled to have Brad join AIDS United as our next chief operating officer,” said Jesse Milan, CEO. “He is an

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Amrop Expands in the U.K.

Amrop, a global leadership advisory and executive search partnership, has expanded with the addition of Tim Hammett as a partner in the U.K. “Tim Hammett is joining us during an exciting period of diversification and growth,” said Adam Saunders, managing partner Amrop U.K. “His experience in the executive search market enables us to deepen our

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A Varied Outlook for the Year Ahead

The executive search industry has been extremely strong over the last two years. After the initial shock of the pandemic, organizations looked to grow and recover, and they needed executive talent with new skills to lead the way. This led to a heightened war for talent, with salaries increasing dramatically. We are now approaching a

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2023 Business, Leadership, and Executive Search Outlook

In many ways, 2022 was a year of extremes. War dramatically escalated in Europe with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. Inflation is still rampant in many geographies, and is showing few signs of abating, despite central banks trying to rein in escalating consumer prices and living costs. At the same time, the unemployment rate

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Kincannon & Reed Finds CEO for SyAqua Group

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, recently placed Fred H. Kao as chief executive officer of SyAqua Group, a leader is applying genetics and biotechnology to shrimp breeding. The assignment was led by managing partners Michael Whitney and Phillip Osborne. With a 20-year history in the

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ZRG Partners Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Kantata

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently assisted in placing Ken Ringdahl as the new chief technology officer for Kantata, a global supplier of purpose-built technology for professional services. Lisa Hooker, ZRG’s managing director and technology practice leader, led the assignment along with Kevin Anderson, managing director. “Ken’s

Delving Deeper into the Great Resignation

By now, the term “Great Resignation” has reached cliché status, providing us with a caricatured vision of a great exodus of workers, boxed possessions in hand as they leave the building once and for all. But the sore truth is that millions of employees continue to re-evaluate their careers and seek new opportunities, leaving employers

Global Accounting Network Opens First U.S. Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Global Accounting Network (GAN) has opened its first U.S. office in Atlanta. The recruiting firm chose Atlanta in large part because of its booming fintech market, as well as its third-highest concentration of Inc. 5000 fast-growing privately owned businesses. “Bringing our expertise to the United States and establishing a stateside home

PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm in Turkey

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. Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added Duman Management Consultancy in

Women in Canada Remain Held Back from C-Suite Roles

In many respects the past few years have represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals from the worlds of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal

Korn Ferry Places Head Basketball Coach at Vanderbilt

Just a few months after recruiting Vanderbilt University’s athletic director, Korn Ferry has placed NBA legend Jerry Stackhouse as the school’s new men’s head basketball coach. Bryce Drew, whose teams had a record of 40-59 over his three years as coach, was let go last month. The hiring comes after an extensive national search. “The future

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks President for Whitehead Institute

The non-profit Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research has tapped Russell Reynolds Associates to find its next president and director. The recruitment firm will conduct an international search. David C. Page, who has led the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-affiliated organization since 2004, completes his term in the summer of 2020. “David’s tenure as director has been

Saxton Bampfylde Recruits Director for the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has placed Sarah Frankcom as the new director of the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA). She will officially take up the role in November. “This is going to be a very exciting next chapter for LAMDA and hugely exciting for the incredibly talented students who will now have the

H. Leiner & Co. Corporate & Non-Profit Solutions Launches Executive Search Division

H. Leiner & Co. Corporate & Non-Profit Solutions has launched of a new division that will focus on executive search and professional placement for the non-profit sector. “There is a significant need for this service and the decision to expand into this niche market is in response to the sheer demand,” said the company. H.

Competing in the War for Talent

With the arrival of spring, 2019 is looking to be another strong year for the executive search industry. A recently released report by Bullhorn found that 79 percent of recruiting firms expect revenues to increase this year. To succeed going forward, recruiting firms must be innovative to compete in the war for skilled talent. Stuart

Search Firms Partner to Find Next Southern Conference Commissioner

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker are working together to find the next commissioner for the college athletic Southern Conference. Atlanta-based College Sports, which will manage the search, was chosen for its expertise in finding athletics leaders, while Buffkin/ Baker, based in Brentwood, TN, offered prowess in tapping top academic

Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for the American Resort Development Association

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

Caldwell Posts Revenue Increase

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted second quarter revenues of $15.3 million (all dollar figures in Canadian), a two percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $14.9 million. “The developing headwinds we experienced at the end of our first quarter continued into the beginning of our second quarter, as economic uncertainty and equity

NGS Global Opens Office in London

Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently opening an office in London. Steve Lavelle has been named as managing partner to head the office. Mr. Lavelle is an experienced European executive search professional with more than 25 years recruiting executive leaders predominantly in the technology sector. “We are absolutely delighted to be able to recruit Steve

Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged as Employers Add 196,000 Jobs

Employers added 196,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of between 150,000 and 200,000. The March gain is the 102nd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people

Turnkey Search Lands Head Basketball Coach for University of Nebraska

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has placed Fred Hoiberg as the new head coach for the men’s basketball program at the University of Nebraska. He replaces Tim Miles, who was let go after leading the Cornhuskers to a 19-17 record this past season. The appointment of Mr. Hoiberg follows a comprehensive national

Shelli Herman and Associates Tapped by San Diego Zoo Foundation to Find President

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has been retained by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global to find its next president. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, is leading the assignment along with her associate, Krista Haley. The foundation wants a strategic, collaborative and experienced fundraising professional to serve in the role of president, Foundation

Koya Leadership Partners Adds Mission-Driven Recruiting Specialist

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Kara Teising as a vice president. Based in Nashville, TN, Ms. Teising’s role will be to match mission-driven clients with transformational leaders who are driving positive change. “Teising’s extensive experience in the mission-driven executive search space – combined with her passion and commitment to providing exceptional service – makes

IIC Partners Names Five New Leaders to Practice Groups

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has announced the appointment of five new leaders to its practice groups. “Each of these leaders and deputy leaders strengthens our global offerings by contributing their industry expertise to our practice groups,” said Renee Arrington, board director for IIC Partners, who serves as the board liaison for practice groups. “Their thought

Pressure Mounts for Recruiters to Source Inclusive Leaders

For shareholders, the cost of bad leadership behavior is mounting. A growing number of CEOs and other high-profile leaders have been ousted for allegations of sexual harassment, discriminatory language and other offenses that might have once been swept under the rug. The costs to their organizations are often staggering. “Recent CEO indiscretions at public companies

DHR International Recruits CHRO for PGi

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Chicago-based search firm DHR International placed talent management veteran Francoise Caraguel as chief human resources officer of PGi, the world’s largest dedicated provider of collaboration solutions. The search was led by managing partners Christopher Knipp and Ed Flowers. Ms.

Howard Fischer Associates Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Gigamon

Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates recently recruited Karl Van den Bergh as the chief marketing officer of Gigamon Inc. in Santa Clara, CA. “Karl has a strong track record of leading companies in dynamic markets, so we are excited to have him on board at this critical juncture in our industry,” said Shane Buckley, president

Dingman Company Seeks President for Dallas Theological Seminary

The Dingman Company, a Westlake Village, CA-based search firm, has been enlisted to find a new president for the Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas. Bruce Dingman, president of the firm, and David Gyertson, consultant for education and media, are leading the assignment. The seminary wants a “godly, talented, energetic and visionary president” to join its

Ridgeway Partners Expands Leadership Team

Boston-headquartered executive search firm Ridgeway Partners has expanded with the addition of Julie Zadow to its leadership team. She joins the firm with over 20 years of leadership experience in marketing, talent strategy, culture mapping and organizational design. Ms. Zadow will be based in Boston. “Julie brings a true customer-first lens to the growth of Ridgeway

The Expanding CEO Role in Talent Acquisition

Talent management has reached new heights. Its value across the enterprise has risen to unprecedented levels of importance, a direct correlation to the state of the employment market but also, arguably, the natural evolution and elevation of human resources. “The innovation and widespread adoption of HR technology across the human capital ecosystem has sophisticated the

Witt Kieffer Seeks Provosts for Elon and Central Michigan Universities

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected to find provosts for both Elon University and Central Michigan University. Elon University, located in North Carolina, is seeking a provost and vice president for academic affairs. Senior partner Lucy Apthorp Leske and associate Veena Abraham are leading the search for Witt/Kieffer.  As the chief academic officer, the

Association Strategies Lands CEO for the American Society of Appraisers

As the economy continues to strengthen, hiring in the non-profit sector has been gaining momentum. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. The non-profit sector has also become a hot area for corporate executives looking to switch careers. According to executive recruiters, business managers and executives are turning to the non-profit

New Street Group Acquires Wickland Westcott

Consulting and people solutions business, New Street Group, has announced its acquisition of London-based executive search and leadership consultancy Wickland Westcott. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Wickland Westcott provides executive search, leadership and management consultancy services. With over 40 years of experience, Wickland Westcott blends commercial judgement with psychological expertise to enhance organizational and individual

How to Prepare for Next Generation Board Talent

Roughly 50 percent of S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the next 10 years — a reality that reflects a complex landscape of emerging risks, as well as the immense pressure on today’s companies to innovate or be left behind. As investors and market pressures drive organizations to become more digital, more global and

Korn Ferry Seeks Head Basketball Coach for Vanderbilt

Just a few months after recruiting Vanderbilt University’s athletic director, Korn Ferry has been asked to find the school’s next head basketball coach. Bryce Drew, whose teams had a record of 40-59 over his three years at the helm, was let go last month. “Vanderbilt is committed to competing at the highest levels on and

Herbert Mines Tapped by Lumber Liquidators to Find CFO

New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates has been selected by Lumber Liquidators Holdings, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, to spearhead its search for a new CFO. Martin D. Agard will step down from the company effective Friday to accept a new role with a company in Florida. Timothy J. Mulvaney, the company’s chief accounting officer, has been named interim CFO.

Human Capital Group Adds Former Chief People Officer to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, the Human Capital Group, based in Nashville, TN, expanded with the addition of former HR executive David Alexander as managing director. Based in the firm’s Dallas office, he is charged with supporting the firm’s ongoing growth of

Kingsley Gate Partners Acquires Latin American Search Firm

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. In an effort to expand its global presence, Kingsley Gate Partners recently acquired Latin American executive search firm CPGroup Latam. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. “We’re excited to welcome our Latin American colleagues,” said Nancy Albertini, senior partner, Office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners.

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