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Odgers Berndtson Adds Former Norman Broadbent President

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Egon Zehnder Lands CEO for Participant Media

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Korn Ferry Recruits Center for Innovative Technology CEO

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David Barrett Partners Launches Hong Kong Office

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680 Partners Recruits CEO for Remote Systems Metrics

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Koya Leadership Partners Adds Non-Profit Recruiting Expert

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has added Michelle Bonoan as managing director, executive search. In her new role, she will lead the firm’s expansion in Los Angeles and help support its growing number of West Coast non-profit clients. With nearly 20 years of experience as a search consultant, Ms. Bonoan has led executive searches across a wide range of industries and functions. As

Seeking Leadership Diversity, More Companies Choose Female CFOs

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K. Russo Consulting Joins the Sanford Rose Network

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