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Bullhorn Appoints Chief People Officer

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has named Kristin Machacek as its chief people officer. She will be based at the company’s headquarters in Boston and will serve on the company’s senior leadership team. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor handled the search on behalf of Caldwell. “Kristin is a

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Top Gun Ventures Names Leader of Education Practice

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures (TGV) has appointed Wallace Pond as partner and head of the firm’s new executive search practice for education. With this addition, the firm is expanding its search model into education, serving national and international clients out of its Denver, CO, office. “Top Gun Ventures has always been, and always

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Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for BJC HealthCare 

With the coronavirus crisis upon us, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, “They must keep employees healthy; maintain their morale;

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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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Development Guild DDI Recruits Chief Development Officer for Greenpeace

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has placed Tricia Hart as chief development officer for the environmental group Greenpeace. Managing director Sherry Ettleson led the assignment. Ms. Hart most recently served as national director of marketing and engagement at Amnesty International USA, where she expanded direct mail and digital giving programs

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ZRG Partners Appoints Retail Practice Global Leader

ZRG Partners has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Brian Meany as managing partner and global head of its retail practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York City office. Mr. Meany has spent the past 25 years as managing director for Herbert Mines Associates, where he executed C-suite searches across the retail, fashion, wholesale

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Unemployment Claims Surge as COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Deepens

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million, an increase of 3,001,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Consensus expectations were for 1.64 million claims. The previous record was 695,000 claims filed the week ended October 2, 1982. Initial jobless claims

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Parker Executive Search Finds Next President for the University of Wyoming

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has assisted the University of Wyoming in the recruitment Edward Seidel as the school’s 28th president. The board of trustees announced last year that it would not be renewing the contract of Laurie Nichols, who was hired in 2016. Laura Wilder, the search firm’s president, is leading the assignment along with vice president of

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Heidrick & Struggles Announces 45 Promotions

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the executive ladder within their respective firms. Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has promoted 23 partners and 22 principals in its search and consulting businesses globally. “Our newly promoted consultants have proven their ability to deliver exceptional client service, drive strong business growth

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Isaacson, Miller Assists University of Maryland and Xavier University to Find New Leaders

Isaacson, Miller recently assisted in the placement of Darryll J. Pines as the 34th president of the University of Maryland. Meanwhile the search firm was also called in by Xavier University to find its next president. John Muckle, Gale Merseth and Vijay Saraswat led the search for Maryland while Jackie Mildner, Leslie McCarthy, and Jenna Sattar

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New Heritage Capital Invests in DeWinter Group

Today, the private equity sector is the chief growth driver for executive search firms. PE firms are rapidly expanding their portfolio companies and along that pathway they need top talent more than ever before. In short, private equity firms are hungry for top level C-suite talent as their portfolio companies go through an explosive gritty

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Lansdowne Executive Search Seeking Leader for Housing Alliance

Dublin, Ireland-based Lansdowne Executive Search has been enlisted to find the executive director for the Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest approved housing bodies (AHBs). Partner Sean McDonagh is leading the assignment. Reporting to the Housing Alliance chair, the executive director will be expected to take a hands-on role in establishing the

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Mastering the Online Interview has Just Taken on New Importance

Online interviews could be the new normal — not just because of the coronavirus crisis but because companies are realizing meaningful cost savings. That is leading to more broad acceptance of the practice. Carol Hartman of Hartman Group Consulting offers ways to master your next online interview. “Conducting interviews as a hiring manager or candidate from your

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Diversified Search Recruits President and CEO for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Following an extensive nationwide search, Diversified Search has placed Jim Gerlach as the new president and chief executive officer of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) in Reading, PA. He replaces Randy Peers who resigned last July to pursue other interests. “Jim’s history of public service, high integrity and ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies

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MitchelLake Expands in the U.S.

Sydney-headquartered executive search firm MitchelLake Group has expanded in the U.S. with the addition of Quang Pham as a senior associate. Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Pham will be responsible for helping the U.S. team to drive search execution and business growth over the next 12 months and beyond. “The U.S. executive search division has been

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11 Key Strategies for Seeking a New Job During a Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, people are stressed, confused, worried, perplexed and in various stages of emotional overload while the daily influx of troubling news continues. If you are unemployed and looking for full-time employment, you are having the challenge of your business life right now. A new report by Russ Riendeau, senior partner and chief

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UCLA Taps WittKieffer for Director of Intercollegiate Athletics 

Jeff Compher, Zach Smith and Kim Brettschneider of executive search firm WittKieffer are currently assisting the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in a national search for a new director of intercollegiate athletics. “UCLA seeks an experienced, creative, inspiring and entrepreneurial leader with unwavering integrity, a strong work ethic and a commitment to transparency and collaboration with the broadest range of campus stakeholders

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Frederickson Partners Strengthens HR Recruiting Staff

Frederickson Partners, an executive search firm that recruits high impact human resources and people leaders for innovative, high-growth and transformational companies, has added recruiting veteran Katie Traines as an HR and people executive search partner to be based in Chicago. “We are beyond excited for Katie to join the Frederickson team,” said Brian Brinkley, chief growth officer of Frederickson Partners. “Katie

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Women in Canada Lagging Male Counterparts in the C-Suite

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

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Klein Hersh International Recruits CEO for Locana

Executive recruitment firm Klein Hersh International has placed James Burns as the new chief executive officer for San Diego, CA-based Locana Inc., a leading RNA-targeting gene therapy company. Dr. Burns had been serving as CEO for biotechnology company Casebia Therapeutics, where he led the team in discovering and developing new CRISPR/Cas9-based breakthrough therapeutics to treat

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R. William Funk & Associates Called in by Central Washington University

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been selected by Central Washington University’s board of trustees to lead in its search for a new president. James L. Gaudino, who has served in that role since 2009, announced in late February that he will step down from his post

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AI Hiring Platform Mya Systems Raises $18.75 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, Mya Systems, a conversational AI platform for hiring teams, announced that it has secured $18.75 million in Series C funding. The funding was led by Notion Capital with participation from earlier investors, Emergence Capital and Foundation Capital as well

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Raines International Opens Office in Chicago

New York-based Raines International has opened a new office in Chicago. Bryan Burg, who joined Raines as senior vice president in 2019 to expand the firm’s industrial practice, will oversee the new office. CEO Dan Smith said the firm is committed to expanding business both in the industrials sector as well as in the Midwest. “We have done

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3 Qualities Private Equity Firms Seek When Picking Portfolio CEOs

Private equity firms conduct rigorous due diligence in assessing acquisition targets. Those with the best track records place high trust in their ability to size up a prospect’s financials, operations and market position. But many mid-sized PE firms are less successful in choosing the CEOs who run their portfolio companies. One study of PE firms,

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The Onstott Group Recruits CEO for the Jumby Bay Island Company

The Onstott Group, a Wellesley, MA-based search firm, has placed Wayne Kafcsak as the new CEO of the Jumby Bay Island Company (JBIC), a privately-owned, 300 acre island retreat located 2.5 miles off the Northeastern coast of Antigua in the Caribbean. Managing director Pat Campbell led the assignment. “With a keen sense of adventure and love of

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Sterling Martin Recruits CEO for American Pharmacists Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed Scott J. Knoer as the new executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He succeeds Thomas Menighan, who recently announced his retirement. He will take over on July 1. The assignment

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for CENTOGENE      

With the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the life sciences and healthcare industry is hardly 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

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Sheffield Haworth Partners with IT Specialist Nasstar

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has partnered with recruitment IT specialist Nasstar. Through the alliance, Nasstar will provide global support for Sheffield Haworth’s 11 international offices and is also working with the firm to enhance existing systems in order to support its growth ambitions. Nasstar will deliver 24/7 global support to the firm as

Caldwell Recruits CFO for the American Cancer Society

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, especially private equity-backed and healthcare outfits. Just recently, Rich Perkey and Gina Barge of Toronto-headquartered Caldwell recruited former Geller &

Hanold Associates Fills Key Post for the NFL

With the National Football League kicking off its 100th season, Hanold Associates recently placed Corey Harrison as the new senior vice president of executive operations for the office of the commissioner, Roger Goodell. Mr. Harrison will report to the league’s chief operating officer, Maryann Turcke. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led the

TalentRISE Recruits CEO for Chicago House

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has placed Scott Ammarell as chief executive officer of Chicago House. He replaces Rev. Stan Sloan, who previously announced his resignation effective at the end of the month. The search was conducted by Carl Kutsmode, partner, and Jennifer Chapman, director of executive search. “Throughout the selection process, Scott stood out with his depth of

ManpowerGroup to Acquire Ciber for $25 Million

ManpowerGroup has signed a purchase agreement with Ciber, Inc., a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company, to acquire its Dutch business. Transaction terms include a $25 million cash purchase price, which is subject to a purchase price adjustment six months after closing with respect to the retention of certain Ciber Netherlands customers, as well as

CEOs Take Lowest Pay Increase In Five Years

In determining CEO compensation at top public companies, economic uncertainty, slowing revenue growth and negative shareholder returns are driving nearly flat compensation for CEOs, according to the recent Korn Ferry Hay Group CEO compensation study. CEOs received the lowest pay increase in five years and for the first time also in five years, shareholders experienced a negative

Diversified Search Taps Director for Boston Public Library Map Center

Diversified Search has recruited Connie C. Chin as executive director for The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. The search was led by Andrew Wheeler, managing director and practice leader of the firm’s education and not-for-profit practice. Ms. Chin is an accomplished leader with over 15 years of operational and management experience. She was most recently chief

McDermott & Bull Recruits Credit Union CHRO

Irvine, CA-based executive recruiter McDermott & Bull has placed George Myers as chief human resources officer (CHRO) with Golden 1 Credit Union, the nation’s sixth largest Credit Union with $10 billion in assets. The search was led by Brandon Biegenzahn, co-chair of the firm’s financial institutions practice, along with Michelle Davis, associate consultant. McDermott & Bull’s search process

Kennedy Executive Search Adds First U.S. Partner

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a partner network of executive search boutique firms, has partnered with Integrated People Solutions (IPS), a Denver-headquartered boutique executive search firm founded in 2000 by Eric Pringle.  Integrated has earned long term client relationships in a diverse array of industries. From animal pharmaceuticals to telecom technologies, from non-profits to waste services providers,

Johnson Expands Consumer & Life Sciences Practice

Sydney, Australia-headquartered executive search firm Johnson has added Hakan Alac as a director in its consumer and life sciences practice. Mr. Alac focuses on executive search and board succession, and has deep experience across consumer, healthcare, life sciences and media sectors. He also has a track record of developing highly targeted and effective succession programs for organizations

Executive Recruiters Say Employer Brand More Important Than Ever

More than half (56 percent) of job seekers across the globe say an employer’s brand and reputation is more important today than it was five years ago, according to a global study of job seekers conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions, the RPO provider of ManpowerGroup. The new white paper, ‘Brand Detectives: The New Generation of Global Candidates,’

Heidrick & Struggles Names Defense Sector Head

Heidrick & Struggles has expanded its industrial expertise with the addition of Patrick Gray as a partner and head of its aviation, aerospace, and defense sectors in the Americas. He joins the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Gray provides talent and leadership consulting solutions to clients spanning aerospace, defense, industrials, & government services (technology, professional services, technical

Emory Healthcare Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Nursing Officer

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Atlanta-headquartered Emory Healthcare to lead its search for a system chief nursing executive (chief nursing officer). Karen Otto, managing partner and practice leader, academic medicine and health sciences, is leading the search along with associate Hans Henson and senior partner Rachel Polhemus. The incoming executive will be charged

Turnkey Search Recruits Athletic Director for University of Minnesota

Following a nationwide recruiting effort by Turnkey Search, Mark Coyle has been named director of athletics at the University of Minnesota. The University paid Turnkey Search $150,000 plus expenses to recruit and vet candidates for the position. To find the new candidate, the school used a 16-person search committee comprised of faculty members, current and former athletes,

Marlin Hawk Adds Associate Partner In Asia

Executive search firm Marlin Hawk has added Marc Baloch as associate partner for Asia. He will focus on leadership advisory and executive search services across Asia within the insurance, consumer & wholesale banking and private wealth management sectors. Mr. Baloch’s intercontinental executive search experience covers Germany, Central & Eastern Europe and Asia. He has been based

Employers Add Fewest Jobs In More Than Five Years

Employers only added 38,000 jobs in April as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. While this sharp slowdown marks the fewest number of jobs created in more than five years, the unemployment rate now stands at its lowest mart since November 2007. The number of

Staples Taps Korn Ferry to Find Next CEO

Office supplies retailer Staples has selected Korn Ferry to find its next chief executive officer. Current chief executive Ron Sargent announced that he is stepping down. He has been with Staples for 27 years and served as CEO for the past 14 years. Shira Goodman, Staples president of North America operations, will become interim CEO while the search takes place. She has been with

Lochlin Partners Places Chief Development Officer for Catholic Charities USA

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Anthony Sciacca as chief development officer for Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation’s largest charities representing a national network of agencies serving poor and vulnerable people and families. In his new role, Mr. Sciacca will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy and development program

Eliot Partnership Appoints Executive Chairman

Global insurance sector executive search firm Eliot Partnership has elected George Davies as its executive chairman. He will be based in the firm’s London office. In this newly-created position, Mr. Davies will work with Eliot Partnership’s global management team to grow its footprint through its three hubs in London, New York and Singapore. He will also be

Partners in the Process: Improving the Search / HR Relationship

Many executive search consultants active in the industry today first maintained successful careers on the corporate side — holding rank in the very disciplines they now recruit for. In fact, a good number of them held positions in human resources and now bring the added value of being able to see the search business through that

What It Takes to Make the Right Match

Although 76 percent of full time, employed workers are either actively looking for a job or open to new opportunities, nearly half (48 percent) of employers can’t seem to find the workers they need to fill their job vacancies, according to CareerBuilder‘s just released ‘2016 Candidate Behavior’ study. “Job seekers may have more of an edge

Choice Hotels Taps Spencer Stuart for CFO Hunt

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Choice Hotels International to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. David L. White is leaving the company to pursue other professional opportunities. The company has selected controller Scott Oaksmith to oversee the finance team while Spencer Stuart conducts the search. Choice Hotels is one of the world’s largest lodging companies. With more

Alexander Hughes Opens In Dubai; Names Managing Partner

Global executive search firm Alexander Hughes has reinforced its presence in the Gulf countries by adding a new office in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). Based in Dubai, Thomas Duret has been appointed managing partner for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E. One of the world’s fastest growing economies, Dubai’s current gross domestic

Kincannon & Reed Lands CEO for Calyxt

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has recruited Federico A. Tripodi as chief executive officer of Calyxt, Inc., a Minnesota-based company developing healthier food products to benefit both consumers and growers. He takes over from Luc Mathis, who will continue his role as an advisor to the company. Mr. Tripodi will work closely with Calyxt’s executive

Egon Zehnder Strengthens New York Office

Egon Zehnder has added Lee Wrubel M.D., to its New York office as a consultant and strategic talent advisor. Dr. Wrubel has more than 20 years of experience working across healthcare delivery, management consulting and venture capital. As a member of Egon Zehnder’s global health and private equity practices, he will provide strategic counsel on executive

As U.K. Vote Nears, Uncertainty Looms Over Recruiting Sector

With a referendum on British membership in the European Union now just three weeks away, the rate of job growth in the U.K. is easing amid reports of increased hiring uncertainty, according to a report released by The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). “The U.K. labor market is going through an unsettled patch,” said REC chief

ON Partners Recruits Rent-A-Center CIO

Executive search firm ON Partners has placed Angela Yochem as senior vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) of Rent-A-Center, Inc. Partner Andy Hickman led the search assignment. Ms. Yochem is charged with developing and executing a transformative technology strategy that will support Rent-A-Center’s growth. Her responsibilities include developing Rent-A-Center’s IT talent; expanding recently developed technologies;

Chasm Partners Taps CEO for Remedy Partners

Executive search firm Chasm Partners has recruited Carolyn Magill as chief executive officer of Remedy Partners. Ms. Magill joins Remedy from Evolent Health, where she served as executive vice president of payer strategy and operations. Prior to that, she held various leadership positions at UnitedHealth Group’s Medicare and Medicaid businesses. “Carolyn is the perfect fit for Remedy,”

Recruiters Acquire Equity Stake In Stanton Chase Los Angeles

Stanton Chase International’s managing director Edward Savage has announced that Sadovnick Partners’ CEO Mark Sadovnick along with Stanton Chase director Peter Deragon have acquired an equity interest in the Los Angeles office of the firm. Both will form a significant part of its new leadership team. In a joint statement, Messers Sadovnick and Deragon said: “Ed provides the leadership of

AltoPartners Adds Member Firms In Korea and Switzerland

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Seoul-based Korean search firm Pathfinder and Swiss executive recruiters MPB Recruitment Group AG, as its newest member firms. The organization now has a presence across 53 offices in 33 countries. AltoPartners said the business development opportunities that exist in both Korea and

Establish a Diversity Baseline and the Money Will Follow

The new ‘Women Count’ report by The Pipeline and executive search firm Ridgeway Partners has established a baseline for the number of women who hold executive positions at FTSE 350 companies in the UK. The study also looks at whether there is any financial benefit for companies from having women on executive committees. Short answer: there is, and

Russell Reynolds Recruits President for Stratford Hall

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited John S. Bacon as president of Stratford Hall. In this capacity, Mr. Bacon will be responsible for raising the profile of Stratford Hall’s mission, directing operations on site, representing the institution in the community and, more broadly, leveraging its property and programming to increase visitation and financial support. Stratford Hall, a historic house museum in Westmoreland

Southerland Partners Taps CEO for Intermountain Healthcare

Dallas-based executive search firm Southerland Partners has placed Dr. A. Marc Harrison as president and chief executive officer of Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Charles W. Sorenson is retiring from the CEO post in October. Dr. Harrison has had a distinguished career in pediatric critical care, and most recently held positions as chief of international business development for Cleveland

Invenias Appoints Head of Americas

Invenias, a U.K.-headquartered global cloud-based platform for executive and strategic hiring, has appointed Jim Duddy to head up its operations in the Americas. As vice president of the Americas, he will be responsible for ensuring that the company continues its growth trajectory in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, and growing the Invenias team located on

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