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Hobson Leavy Recruits Chief Legal Officer for Southern Cross Health Society

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust

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Diversified Search Opens Dallas-Fort Worth Office, Names Co-Leader for Consumer/ Retail Recruiting Practice

Philadelphia-based Diversified Search has opened a new office in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the addition of Victor Arias as a managing director. He will be working in the board of directors practice and assuming the role of co-practice leader of the firm’s consumer and retail practice. “Victor Arias is everything you could ask for in a search

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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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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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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

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Sheffield Haworth Opens New Office in China

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has expanded with the addition of a new office in Shanghai. Recognized as a global commercial and financial hub, this additional location complements the firm’s existing presence in the Asia Pacific region, alongside offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Mumbai and Delhi. “The decision to locate the office

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Essential Questions When Considering Outsourced Executive Search

Starting the search for a new executive is often a watershed experience for any organization. New leaders, after all, have a substantial impact on everything from culture and engagement to business goals. Making the right hiring decision can produce positive results in every direction. A new report by IQTalent Partners suggests that if you are thinking

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Gold Hill Associates Seeks CHRO for College of Southern Nevada

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Community college executive search firm Gold Hill Associates was recently selected by the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) to lead its search for a new CHRO. Search consultant Dennis Michaelis is leading the assignment. The CHRO heads

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Diversity Recruiters Seeks Executive Director for HomeSight

Executive recruitment firm Diversity Recruiters has been selected to find the next executive director for HomeSight, a non-profit housing developer in Seattle. Nicole Ferrer, co-founder and managing director, is leading the assignment for the search firm. “The next executive director for HomeSight is expected to have an unwavering commitment to promoting social and economic equity,

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Bridge Partners Opens Office in Philadelphia

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has opened a new office in Philadelphia, adding Toya Lawson as partner. Ms. Lawson has 20 years of experience working in retained and contingent search, corporate human resources/talent acquisition and staffing agency recruitment environments. Bridge Partners said that Ms. Lawson’s “clients view her as a trusted advisor, her relationships with candidates are

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TalentPool Secures Big Funding

Talent-matching platform TalentPool has secured an additional £1 million to develop the firm’s advanced candidate-matching and talent pool technology. The bespoke software solutions are designed to help public and private sector employers streamline their recruitment processes. The investment round is for TalentPool’s Alvius, the new Software as a Service (SaaS) division. It was led by

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Europe’s Largest Bank Taps Egon Zehnder to Find New CEO

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. Overseas, fold in Brexit and you have an environment growing in complexity by the day. This requires strategic leaders, both men and women, with a multidimensional skill-set and competencies that often go above and

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Tap JDG Associates to Find Chief Human Capital Officer

Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates has been tapped by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to find its next chief human capital officer. Reporting to the chief operating officer, the chief human capital officer will lead a staff of 200 and work across the entire CMS organization of more than 6,200 federal employees

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Phillips DiPisa & Associates Seeking Presidents for Western Maine Health and Franklin Community Health Network

Phillips, DiPisa & Associates, an executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences sectors, has been selected to find new presidents for Western Maine Health and Franklin Community Health Network. Both organizations are members of MaineHealth, the state’s largest, non-profit, integrated healthcare delivery system. Executive recruiters Katie Mazzuckelli and Beth Ross are leading the

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Raines International Names Head of Marketing and Communications Practice

New York-based Raines International has announced that Matt Seiler, previously president of brand solutions with Dentsu Aegis Network, has joined the executive search firm in dual roles. Mr. Seiler will serve as both managing director of the firm’s marketing and communications practice and as its first executive-in-residence. He will split his time between the firm’s

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The Green Recruitment Company Opens Office in the Caribbean

The Green Recruitment Company, a London-headquartered executive search firm focused on the green energy and technology sector, has opened a new office in George Town, Cayman Islands. The new office will be headed by two locally based and experienced Caribbean operators, Ian Gilmour and Simon Garnett. It will cover the entire Caribbean region. “We are

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The Secret to Retaining High Performers

In today’s competitive market, it is increasingly difficult to attract and retain high-performers. 3P Partners, which provides search services to the food and agribusiness industry, recently polled clients in its network about the reasons they would look for a new job and what drives them in the workplace. “We spend the majority of our day reaching out

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Waldron Seeks CEO for Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has been retained by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin, TX to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Principal Jeff Waldron is leading the assignment along with engagement manager Heather Mohler and administrative assistant Renée Sellers. Katherine Lorenz, granddaughter of the charity’s founders, has led

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Hanold Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for ClubCorp

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed companies across the nation to find top level talent, including chief people officers. The latest: Keri Gavin and Jason Hanold of Chicago-based Hanold Associates have placed former Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group executive April Scopa as the chief people officer of ClubCorp, owners and operators of more than 200 golf

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DHR International Names Global Real Estate Practice Leaders

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has announced new appointments in its global real estate practice. Vince Saunders has been named co-managing partner, real estate. Martin Nass has been promoted to vice chairman in addition to his role as co-managing partner, real estate. Together the two will lead the firm’s global real estate practice, which spans North America, Latin America, Asia,

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Leathwaite Names Head of Interim Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Reflecting both current client sentiment and broader geo-political factors impacting the EMEA region, London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded with the addition of Thomas Lundsgaard as its head of interim management in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based in the firm’s EMEA hub in Zürich, Swiss resident and Danish national Mr. Lundsgaard will service the

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Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.5 Percent

Employers added 136,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was below the 145,000 forecast by economists but close enough to signal a relatively stable and healthy jobs market. The September gain is the 108th consecutive month of job growth. The

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Museum of Texas Tech University Taps Museum Search & Reference to Find New Leader

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical, senior-level leadership roles. And as these top positions become more sophisticated and complex, the hunt is on for top-flight talent to fill these critically important roles. With that, search fees across the space are rising substantially. Recently, Museum Search & Reference was selected by

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Hobson Leavy Recruits Chief Legal Officer for Southern Cross Health Society

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust

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Diversified Search Opens Dallas-Fort Worth Office, Names Co-Leader for Consumer/ Retail Recruiting Practice

Philadelphia-based Diversified Search has opened a new office in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the addition of Victor Arias as a managing director. He will be working in the board of directors practice and assuming the role of co-practice leader of the firm’s consumer and retail practice. “Victor Arias is everything you could ask for in a search

Hightech Partners Strengthens Search Team

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has announced that Elly de Vrijer, founder and owner of Dutch executive search firm Hill Consulting, will be joining HTP as a partner while still operating her own firm. This collaboration, said HTP, will help the firm strengthen its international reach. “Hightech Partners is delighted about the cooperation with Elly,”

Bank of England Picks Sapphire Partners to Lead Search for Governor

The U.K. government has hired Sapphire Partners, a London-based executive search firm, to help find a new governor for the Bank of England. The recruitment firm, which focuses on finding diverse talent, is the first agency ever hired to find someone for the governor role. Enlisting Sapphire Partners raises the likelihood that that the U.K.

Harris Rand Lusk Tapped to Find New CEO for Stupid Cancer

Stupid Cancer, a non-profit that serves young adults with cancer, has retained New York City-based executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk to lead its search for a new CEO. Managing partner and CEO Jack Lusk is leading the assignment, along with Elly Kirschner, director of healthcare and advocacy. Matthew Zachary, the cancer group’s founder and CEO

Chartwell Partners Recruits CFO for 8th Avenue Food & Provisions

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Doug Kooren as the new CFO of 8th Avenue Food & Provisions. Partners Mike Magurany and Scott Cuellar conducted the assignment. Mr. Kooren brings 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, audit, sales, marketing, M&A and business integration. Most recently, he was senior vice president and chief financial

Crenshaw Associates Names Chief Commercial Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, New York City-based recruiting firm Crenshaw Associates has expanded with the addition of Margaret Gramann as chief commercial officer. Her addition will accelerate and support continued growth with technology-enabled capabilities and new service offerings targeted to leading public, private

Friisberg & Partners Adds New Member Firm in Ireland

Friisberg & Partners International has added Dublin-based executive search firm Vertex Headhunting as its newest member firm. Shane Collins and Julian Chambers founded the firm last year to find senior executives for Irish companies. Vertex will be rebranding to Friisberg & Partners International in the coming months. The firm is looking to reinforce to clients and its markets

Hanold Associates Recruits Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Raymond James

Evanston, IL, May 14, 2019 – Hanold Associates has recruited Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Raymond James. Pedro Suriel will be based in St Petersburg, Florida. Keri Gavin and Ashley Schiele led the search. Pedro Suriel joins Raymond James from Cook Ross where he worked as the Managing Director of Client Services. At Raymond James, reporting to the Vice President

Technology and the Workplace: Some New Perspectives

As technology’s impact grows, employers and workers alike see the potential for improving work and the workplace, this according to a new study by Randstad Sourceright. But many also worry that technological advances could cost people their livelihoods. Eighty-one percent of employers said that are excited about the opportunities that artificial intelligence will present, said

Chrisman & Company Recruits CEO for Western Bankers Association

Chrisman & Company, a Los Angeles-based executive search firm specializing in the financial services industry, has recruited Stephen G. Andrews as the new president and CEO Western Bankers Association (WBA). Past CEO Simone Lagomarsino left the company at the end of 2018. Managing partner Michele Gil and founding partner Timothy Chrisman are leading the assignment for

Pearson Partners Seeks Chief Innovation Officer for Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Dallas-headquartered executive search firm Pearson Partners International has been selected by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to lead in its search for a new chief innovation officer. Vice president Lisa Thompson is leading the assignment for this new position within the organization. The chief innovation officer has accountability for product management, business strategy and serving as

H.I. Executive Consulting Forms Partnership with Teamscope

Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has formed a strategic partnership with Teamscope, an AI-driven talent analytics platform designed to help companies build high-performing leadership teams. The partnership gives HIEC an innovative tool to deliver more data-driven hiring results for its corporate and private equity clients, informing the way companies identify the right leaders, reducing unconscious

Bullhorn Enhances Leadership Team

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has continued the enhancement of its enterprise leadership team with the promotions of Gretchen Keefner, Shaun Weise, Gregory LaGarde and Tim O’Brien. “Their deep industry expertise and exemplary leadership will further strengthen the business value that Bullhorn delivers to its

Recruiting Sector Jumps 13.9 Percent, Driven by Tightening Talent Markets

A constricting labor market with low unemployment means companies are struggling to find qualified talent. When the right people are found, the costs associated with hiring them are rising, making a lengthy onboarding process now the rule, not the exception. All of it is translating into big business for the nation’s Top 50 executive search

Ventura Partners Recruits Women’s Head Basketball Coach for Bucknell University

Universities are increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Recently, executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners placed Trevor Woodruff as the new women’s head basketball coach at Bucknell University. He takes over from Aaron Roussell, who left the school to take on the same role with the University of Richmond. Katy Young Staudt, managing director in

Egon Zehnder Tapped by Innophos Holdings to Find Next CFO

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. Egon Zehnder has been retained by NASDAQ-traded Innophos Holdings to lead its search for a new CFO. Mark

HW Global Talent Partner Acquires Controlling Interest in Zebra People

Acquisitions continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Among them, HW Global Talent Partner acquired a controlling interest in Zebra People, a London-based digital recruitment agency founded in 2001 by Nick Cochrane. The deal creates a company with £16 million in revenue. Zebra People specializes in hiring

Hudson Global Posts 9.2 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted first quarter revenues of $16.2 million, up 9.2 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 13 percent. Meanwhile, Hudson America and Hudson Europe struggled, posting a decrease of 15 percent and flat revenues, respectively. The Old Greenwich, Conn-based recruiting

When to Turn to an Executive Search Firm

Employers typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. There are times when your gut simply says that a C-level executive opening will be tough to fill. Sometimes a start-up has hit the hockey-stick inflection point in its growth and needs

Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Chief Officers for New York City Ballet and Atlanta Opera

Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, is seeking chief development/ advancement officers for two respected cultural institutions, the New York City Ballet (NYCB) and the Atlanta Opera. Senior consultant Anne Johnson is spearheading the assignments. The New York City Ballet wants a highly motivated, experienced,

Acertitude Recruits CEO for Path Medical

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Following a national search, executive recruiting firm Acertitude recently recruited Manny Fernandez as chief

Bowlsby Sports Advisors Launches in Texas

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Former Korn Ferry consultant Kyle Bowlsby has established Bowlsby Sports Advisors LLC, a full-service and integrated sports consulting firm. The company works side by side with clients to pair executive search and

Stanton Chase Appoints Technology Practice Leader in Middle East Region

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the appointment of Natalie Sleiman as partner and leader of the technology practice in the Middle East region. Ms. Sleiman will be based out of Stanton Chase’s Dubai office, where she will support organizations in the recruitment of top technology leadership — both within the technology industry as well as

Steady Need for Interim Talent Keeps Firms Busy, and Expanding

Across the board, in every industry, today’s market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people taking temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to stay agile in

Frick Pittsburgh Taps Phillips Oppenheim for Executive Director Search

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been picked to find a new executive director for The Frick Pittsburgh. Principal Mark J. Tarnacki and partner Becky Klein are leading the assignment. The Frick Pittsburgh is a complex of museums and historical buildings in the residential East End of Pittsburgh devoted to the interpretation of the life and times

Paschal•Murray Retained by Stony Brook University to Find Major Gifts Officer

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding

Bespoke Partners Strengthens Search Staff; Adds New Board Member

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added Andy Caine to its board of directors and appointed Missy Weaver, Jenny Madden and Alexandra Bossetta as principals. Bespoke Partners is dedicated to partnering with leading private equity firms to recruit senior talent at every stage of the investment lifecycle, from growth equity to buyout.

Battalia Winston Expands Search Staff

Growing market pressures, rapidly evolving advances in all of the sciences and stringent regulatory standards are forcing many life sciences organizations to re-invent themselves. “Life sciences companies – including specialists in precision medicine, pharmaceuticals, wearables and mobile health – need creative leaders to set a new direction and develop innovative operating strategies,” according to New

Customer Success Recruiting Grows More Intense

Not long ago, customer service leadership meant finding ways to provide the same or similar service while cutting costs and reducing the time it took to service a customer. Customer care agents were timed to maximize the number of customers handled in a day. Service centers were moved off shore to reduce labor costs. Engineers

Saint Joseph’s College Taps Hyatt-Fennell for CFO Search

Catholic liberal arts school Saint Joseph’s College has chosen higher education-focused executive recruitment Hyatt-Fennell to lead its search for a new chief business and finance officer (CBFO). Search firm partner Cheryl Hyatt is leading the assignment. St. Joseph’s College, located in Standish, ME, wants a creative, strategic, collegial and entrepreneurial administrator who values transparency and

Tyler & Company Recruits CEO for Peterson Health

Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company has placed Cory Edmondson as the new president and CEO of Peterson Health in Kerrville, TX. Vice president Marion Spears Karr is heading the assignment along with senior consultant Charlotte Tinsley. The Peterson Health CEO search committee recommended Mr. Edmondson after working with Tyler & Company on the recruitment process

Boyden Elects Chairman and CEO to New Terms, Appoints New Board Members

In a series of key leadership decisions, Boyden will largely be staying the course as it looks to continue its growth moving forward. Jörg Kasten has been re-elected to a third term as chairman and Trina Gordon won another term as president CEO, through 2021, the firm said. Three new members, meanwhile, are joining Boyden’s global

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