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McCormick Group Leads CEO Search for Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The McCormick Group, an Arlington, VA-based executive recruitment firm, has been selected by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce to spearhead the search for its next president and CEO. Jim Corcoran, who has led the organization since 2010, will be leaving the chamber by July. Leading the assignment for the McCormick Group are senior vice president Lyles Carr,

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Utah-Based HireVue Acquires MindX

South Jordan, UT-based HireVue, which develops and provides AI-driven assessment and video interviewing solutions, has acquired MindX, a game-based assessments company in London. MindX’s game-based assessments are designed to speed the hiring process and quickly identify cognitive traits in job candidates. Integrating the latest advancements in psychometrics, Big Data and machine learning from MindX into

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.


Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

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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?


IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts


Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors


Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting


Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,


Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing


SpenglerFox Names New Regional Practice Group Leader, Other Appointments

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named a new regional practice group leader for Middle East Africa, family businesses and technology. Based in Dubai, Eva Wuellner will support the firm’s clients in both executive search assignments and human capital services projects, such as leadership development, assessment centers and HR organization, among others. In her work for multinational

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Diversified Search Places CEO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Mary C. Daly as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dale E. Jones, the recruitment firm’s president and CEO, led the assignment along with financial services practice leader Julie Kanak and board practice head Veronica Biggins. Effective Oct. 1, Ms. Daly will replace outgoing CEO

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ArtCenter College of Design Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought-after leaders on board. Search firms are well equipped for their role with extensive networks throughout the space. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,


McDermott & Bull Opens Office in Vancouver

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded in Canada with the addition of a new office in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins the firm as managing partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada. “The No. 1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time


Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO


La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York


Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted


Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

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 organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member


Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs 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. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of


RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

Progression of Women in Workplace Lags Says Mercer Study

Women, who continue to be underrepresented at most levels in the workforce, are not progressing in their careers despite two decades of organizational efforts to achieve gender diversity and equality, according to new global research from consultants Mercer. According to the study’s findings, if the current approaches continue unchanged, only one-third of executive positions will

CTPartners Q3 Revenue Jumps 40 Percent

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted third quarter revenues of $45.4 million, a 39.6 percent increase from $32.6 million in the prior year’s third quarter. North America revenue increased 38.6 percent to $25.9 million; EMEA was up 33.3 percent at $11.5 million compared to $8.6 million; Asia Pacific revenue grew 129.2 percent to $3.7 million compared

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Former Yahoo! VP of Talent Acquisition

Angela Gardner has rejoined Heidrick & Struggles as a partner within the firm's global consumer markets practice. Ms. Gardner will be based in Los Angeles and work in the firm's media & entertainment practice. She rejoins Heidrick & Struggles from Yahoo!, where she led the company's global executive search team serving as its vice president

HireBetter Acquires Expiritis Consulting Group

Executive search firm HireBetter has acquired Expiritis Consulting Group, a Dallas-based firm specializing in providing growing companies executive search, interim search and talent management expertise. This is HireBetter’s third acquisition in 2014. Patrick Webster, Expiritis’ president and CEO, who previously worked at Tatum running its consulting division, will remain with HireBetter in Dallas as client

Cook Associates Places Non-Executive Director at Lancaster Colony Corp.

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Robert P. Ostryniec as non-executive director of Lancaster Colony Corporation. The search was led by Thames Fulton, managing partner of Cook Associates’ board advisory services practice. Mr. Ostryniec was selected based upon his extensive business background and experience, particularly with respect to supply chain and logistics expertise and

B.E. Smith Heading COO Search for Eastern Maine Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained by Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) to lead in its search for a new senior vice president and chief operating officer. Located in Bangor, Maine, EMMC is a 411-bed medical center which serves communities throughout central, eastern and northern Maine. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is

Allen Austin Acquires Gaines International

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has acquired Chicago-based Gaines International, an executive search firm that specializes in the architectural design, real estate, construction and engineering sectors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction includes offices in Chicago, Detroit, New York and London. Gaines International focuses on the architecture, interiors, planning, engineering,

Monster Names New CEO Amid Revenue Declines

Timothy Yates, a director at Monster and former chief financial officer, is taking over as CEO following the resignation of Sal Iannuzzi, the firm’s chairman, president and CEO. Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) posted revenues of $191 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, a three percent drop compared with $197 million in the comparable

Kerridge & Partners Adds Search Practice Director

New Zealand-based search firm Kerridge and Partners has named Kathryn Cross as a director in its executive search practice. In this role, Ms. Cross will apply her management consulting approach to develop Kerridge & Partners’ search process, contributing to the growth of the practice as a whole. She has a wealth of experience in the

J. Carpenter and Co. Places CEO at Petmate

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has placed Alice Tillett as chief executive officer of Petmate. For the past six years Ms. Tillett served as president of Pacific Cycle, a $500 million global cycling portfolio including brands such as Schwinn, Mongoose, Ironhorse, and Instep. Petmate creates innovative products pet families prefer for home, travel

Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO for Calloway REIT

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has recruited Peter Sweeney as chief financial officer of Calloway REIT. Elan Pratzer, managing partner in Canada, and consultant Tracy Posner headed the assignment. Mr. Sweeney is a recognized financial leader, having previously served in a number of senior financial roles, most recently as CFO of Allied Properties Real Estate

Hudson Global Posts Flat Revenues

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted third quarter 2014 revenues of $163 million, flat year-over-year. During the quarter, Asia Pacific reported a 15 percent gross margin growth on a year-over-year basis, helped by 27 percent growth in China. Gross margin in the U.K. and Europe remained largely flat despite strong performances in Belgium and Spain, with 15

Korn Ferry Heading President Search for Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Korn Ferry has been retained by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to lead in its search for a new president. Current president Charles Irving Plosser will retire on March 1st after more than eight years in the position. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank

Boardwalk Consulting Heading CEO Search for the Community Foundation

BoardWalk Consulting has been retained by The Community Foundation to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Darcy Oman, The Community Foundation’s top executive, will retire by the end of next year. Established in 1968, the publicly supported, tax-exempt Community Foundation provides the organizational infrastructure for local philanthropy. BoardWalk Consulting, a member

Boyden Adds to Financial Services Practice in Hong Kong

Boyden has added Stephen Leung to its Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s global financial services practice. Mr. Leung has 20 years’ experience in the financial sector, most recently serving as regional northeast Asia sales director – investors & intermediaries, transaction banking for Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong. Previously, he was

Fesa Expands with Two New Partners

Fesa Global Executive Search has named Renata Klee de Vasconcellos as director and partner where she will work in the firm’s IT/telecom & media practices and Pedro Folque de Almeida as vice president and partner of the firm's industrial and infrastructure practices. With more than 15 years of experience in executive search, Ms. Klee de

Lochline Partners Recruits CFO for Diversified Investments

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Jennifer A. Mintz as chief financial officer of Diversified Investments. Ms. Mintz formerly served as vice president and fiduciary advisor at the Bank of Hawaii. Diversified Investments, acquires, operates, and sells portfolios of institutional grade Recreational Vehicle Resort properties. Lochlin Partners is based in the Washington, D.C.,

Cejka Executive Search Finds CEO for Massena Memorial Hospital

Cejka Executive Search has recruited Robert G. Wolleben to serve as the new chief executive officer for Massena Memorial Hospital. Mr. Wolleben is the acting chief executive officer of the Dr. John Warner Hospital in Clinton, Ill. MMH is a full-service community hospital with its medical staff including over 47 physicians in over 15 specialties.

Cornerstone International Extends Brand to Prague

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search firm, has established a presence in Prague to serve the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Cornerstone Prague will consist of Challenge CZ and its partner iC Talents, specialists in HR & management consulting services. Managing partners in Cornerstone Prague are Mila Kubikova and Ales Jirec; both with extensive experience

Executive Search Partners Adds It Specialist In Atlanta

Executive Search Partners has added Bill Rogers as a new partner in Atlanta. Mr. Rogers held the CIO/VP information technology position at global companies including Johnson Controls, Honeywell and Goss International. He has also been an advisor to CXOs at Dell, SAP, DirecTV, DJO Global, Dept. of Homeland Security, Lucent Technologies, and a number of

Dice Posts 29 Percent Revenue Increase

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX) posted revenues of $67.6 million, an increase of 29 percent from $52.6 million in the comparable quarter of 2013. This was due primarily to revenues from businesses acquired over the past year, which contributed $13.2 million of growth in the quarter. The company’s net income for the quarter totaled $9.5 million, resulting

Andersen Partnership Acquires SearchBank China

Andersen Partnership, recruiting specialists in the insurance, banking, accounting and technology markets, has acquired executive search firm SearchBank China. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Shanghai and managed by recruitment veteran Adrian Hawkins, SearchBank has offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and Chong Qing. Tom Birch, who previously managed Stirling Andersen

hrQ Adds SVP in San Francisco

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has added John Anderson as senior vice president – Western region in San Francisco. Mr. Anderson has more than two decades’ experience in HR in enterprise software, digital and social media companies; he more recently served as chief people officer

DHR Places Americas Head For Shine International

DHR International has placed Ted Bookstaver as senior vice president and head of the Americas at Shine International. Managing director Sean Scanlon and senior associate Ian Thompson led the search. Mr. Bookstaver previously served as senior vice president of International sales at Eye Works International Distribution in California. Shine International is a leader in handling

Trilogy to Lead Two Executive Searches for Bioptix

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has been retained by BiOptix to lead two executive searches on behalf of the optical biodetection company. The positions are vice president, biochemistry and senior director, sales. Chuck Pappalardo is handling the assignments on behalf of Trilogy. BiOptix Diagnostics is a privately held firm based in Boulder, Colorado, with

Women’s Share Of European Board Seats Increases To More Than 20 Percent Says Egon Zehnder Study

More than 20 percent of directors on large European company boards are women, a significant increase from 15.6 percent just two years ago and a jump from eight percent in 2004, according to the current Egon Zehnder European Board Diversity Analysis report. European boards have also progressed in other aspects of diversity; today, nearly one-third

Albertini Group and Pena Search Consulting Merge to Form Kingsley Gate

Albertini Group and Pena Search Consulting have merged into a single executive search firm called Kingsley Gate. Based in Dallas, The Albertini Group served the technology, telecommunications, medical device, education, and consumer sectors. They were recognized for placing women board members and for having an investment track record with exponential returns. Pena Search Consulting was

CDI Corp. Records Six Percent Revenue Increase; MRI Up 3.5 Percent

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted third quarter revenues of $295.7 million, an increase of 6.4 percent, compared to $277.9 million a year ago. The company reported net income $5.4 million, an increase of 19.3 percent versus the prior- year third quarter, or $0.27 per diluted share, versus net income of

D. Hilton Associates Heading CEO Search for Greylock Federal Credit Union

The Woodlands, Texas-headquartered executive search firm D. Hilton Associates has been selected by Greylock Federal Credit Union to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Marilyn L. Sperling, who has served as its president and CEO the past four years, plans to retire by the end of 2015. Greylock Federal Credit Union

Perrett Laver Retained by Singapore Management University for Provost Search

Global executive recruiters Perrett Laver is currently working with Singapore Management University on the appointment of a new provost. Professor Rajendra Srivastava is stepping down as provost and deputy president at the end of August 2015. A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognized for its world-class research and distinguished

IQTalent Partners Adds Former Yahoo! Chief HR Officer as President

Boutique executive search firm IQTalent Partners has appointed David Windley as president; he will lead the firm’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations. Mr. Windley was previously the chief human resources officer at Fusion-io and Yahoo! He held executive HR positions at Microsoft, Intuit and Silicon Graphics, where he co-led the HR function. Mr. Windley is

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