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B.E. Smith Leads CFO Search for Oklahoma Medical Center

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Congress may deliver. This has produced a high

hrQ and Revolution Advisors Merge

hrQ and Revolution Advisors Merge

Executive search and professional services firm hrQ and human capital consulting specialist Revolution Advisors have joined forces. The firms will move forward operating under the hrQ banner and platform, led by managing partners Kha Le, Molly McCoy, Kathy Rapp and Brian Wilkerson. “This positions hrQ to help our clients get ahead of the curve when it comes

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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.

Top Gun Ventures Opens Office Denver

Top Gun Ventures Opens Office in Denver

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has opened a new office in Denver with the addition of Laura Marriott as partner. This is the firm’s eighth location. “Laura’s global mobile tech and marketing expertise has placed her at the forefront of today’s digital transformation,” said Peter Donovan, managing partner of Top Gun Ventures. “The challenge and

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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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Three Search Firms Join Forces to Form HealthSearch Partners

Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. “Health system boards now have an even better option than the customary ‘Big Four’ search firms,” said Keith Southerland, board chair, HealthSearch Partners. “Our


7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

According to a report by talent consultant Kevin Sheridan, 86 percent of executive search firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60 percent of candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process with them. Mr. Sheridan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, a New York Times best-selling author and a sought-after voice

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Harris Search Associates and RGC Search Seek President for the University of Puthisastra

The University of Puthisastra (UP) in Cambodia has retained the services of Harris Search Associates and RGC Executive Search to finds its next president. Jeffrey Harris, founder and managing partner of Dublin, OH-based Harris Search, and Anthony Ainsworth, director of Bangkok, Thailand-based RGC Search, are leading the assignment. The organizations are members of IIC Partners,

Turnkey Sports Sean Walker Philadelphia Phillies CTO
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Turnkey Sports Lands CTO for the Philadelphia Phillies

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed former Tampa Bay Lightning executive Sean Walker as the Philadelphia Phillies’ new vice president and chief technology officer. “Sean has a proven ability to successfully restructure IT departments from the ground up,” said Dave Buck Phillies’ executive vice president. “We are fortunate to have him on board to take the Phillies to

MCG Partners VP Consulting John Griffith

MCG Partners Names VP of Consulting Services

MCG Partners, a Boston, MA-based talent management and leadership development firm, has expanded with the addition of John Griffith as vice president of consulting services. In his new role, Mr. Griffith is responsible for driving the growth of the organization, a woman-owned, management consultancy specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, organizational effectiveness, management

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NGS Global Appoints New Leaders for Japan

Executive search firm NGS Global has added George Johnson and Jonathan Falconer as new managing partners to head its Japanese office in Tokyo. With over 37 years of executive search experience combined, the new leaders will join forces to lead in the development of a broader and deeper level of capabilities within the Japanese market. “We are excited

AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

As demand for talent remains strong, healthcare companies continue to consolidate. But it is more than hospitals that are in the market for acquisitions. Service providers, too, are playing their part in transforming the sector. AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has completed two acquisitions: MedPartners, a national mid-revenue cycle firm,

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric
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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric

A variety of non-profit trade associations have turned to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Peter Heintzelman as the new president and CEO of Cobb Electric Membership Corp. (Cobb EMC). He replaces Chip Nelson, who is retiring after 45 years with the Marietta, GA-based electric cooperative. Chris Guiney, partner

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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to lead in its search for a chief compliance officer. Consultants Geralyn Franklin and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. The incoming executive will oversee and coordinate university-wide compliance and risk-management activities, ensuring that the school and its employees are complying


N2Growth Acquires Data and Analytics Firm Q5 Division

King of Prussia, PA-based N2Growth, a global leadership and talent advisory firm focusing on human and organizational performance, has acquired an interest in Q5 Division, an Indiana-based predictive data and analytics firm. Q5, which was founded five years ago, has established a global reputation for unlocking hidden value and providing new consumer/market insights through intelligent

Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO

Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has appointed HR veteran Tiffany Morris as its chief human resources officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, Ms. Morris is charged with supporting the overall achievement of the firm’s goals and managing the life cycle of the employee experience. “We welcome Tiffany to the firm and are confident that her

What Motivates People to Switch Jobs

For recruiters and companies looking to hire and retain employees in a climate of low unemployment and an acute skills shortage, knowing why employees may entertain other job offers is critical. What appeals most to workers today? Better benefits (50 percent) and a flexible work environment (42 percent) were the top reasons, excluding money, that

Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends Observatory
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Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends of the Observatory

Shelli Herman and Associates has been retained to find the next executive director for the Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), which supports the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Camille Lombardo is retiring after 25 years with the non-profit group. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, is leading the search along with her associate, Krista Haley.

BoardWalk Consulting Places Executive Director Covenant House Georgia
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BoardWalk Consulting Places Executive Director at Covenant House Georgia

BoardWalk Consulting, an Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm, has placed Alieizoria Redd as the new executive director of Covenant House Georgia (CHG). She succeeds Allison Ashe, who led the organization since late 2009. “Alie Redd captivated the search committee’s attention the very first time we met her,” said board chair John Ridall, who also chaired the executive

FON Search Launches to Find Top Talent Family Offices

FON Search Launches to Find Top Talent for Family Offices

West Palm Beach, FL-based Family Office Networks has announced the launch of FON Search, an affiliate of the Quest Organization, as a new division dedicated to identifying and recruiting top-tier talent for family offices. “Family offices today are increasingly sophisticated and require specialized expertise to make the strategic decisions required to preserve their legacy, educate future

Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds New Managing Partners

Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds New Managing Partners

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has expanded with the additions of Derek Castaneda, Mark Nelson and Stefan Werdegar as managing partners in Omaha, Minneapolis and Austin, respectively. Mr. Castaneda brings 11 years of recruitment experience to his role, most recently serving as the healthcare practice leader for a global executive search firm in Omaha. His focus has been


As Job Market Favors Candidates, Companies Must Adjust

Not that many years ago, national labor market conditions favored the employer. There were few good jobs, and many good candidates, so employers had little incentive to try very hard to hire top talent or to focus on the candidate experience. Post a good job, get dozens of great applicants, put them through your hiring

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for George Health Technologies

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Phil Offer as the new CEO of George Health Technologies. Based in Sydney, Australia, his primary focus will be to develop the company’s business growth strategy and commercial opportunities. “This was a truly global search for a truly global role and we developed multiple candidate relationships, in multiple time zones,”

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McCormack+Kristel Seeks CFO and Chief Program Officer for Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has been retained by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to lead in its search for a chief financial officer and a chief program officer. Managing partner Joseph McCormack and partner Michelle Kristel are leading both assignments. Founded in 1993, LAHSA is an independent public agency created by the city and county of

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Cejka Executive Search Adds Search Services Leader

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Congress may deliver. This has produced a high

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U.K. Names Cornerstone London a Preferred Partner for Sub-Saharan Africa

Many companies with global strategies have been looking to Africa recently as the new frontier for business.  Improved political environments, above average growth and the rich opportunities waiting in a continent that essentially has to start everything from scratch are raising considerable interest. Last week, the U.K. government formally appointed board and executive recruitment firm


Recruitment Efficiencies Already Flowing from AI and Automated Workflows

Companies are conducting fewer job interviews, but continue to see higher percentages of offers to candidates as well as hires, according to Jobvite’s latest “Recruiting Benchmark Report.” The percentage of interviews that resulted in offers grew from nearly 20 in 2016 to 28 in 2017. Offers-to-hires, meanwhile, went from 83 percent in 2016 to 90

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Greenwich Harbor Partners Filling Board Positions for Teach for America NY

Greenwich Harbor Partners has been enlisted by Teach for America – New York to recruit for multiple board positions. The firm recently filled the first board spot with the placement of Deborah Rosado Shaw as a director. The assignment was led by Carrie Pryor and Ted Pryor, managing directors of the Greenwich, Conn-based search firm. “Deborah

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JDG Associates Places CIO and CTO at Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

In the U.S., public sector pensions are offered by federal, state and local levels of government. They are available to most, but not all, public sector employees. The field has been about as robust for executive recruiters as any other related sector within financial services. Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates recently recruited Sean McCaffrey as chief investment officer and Vijay Desai as chief

Fiduciary Search Group Launched

Fiduciary Search Group Launched to Serve Wealth Management Industry

An array of new recruiting firms has been launching around the world in recent months. The latest: Wealth management industry veteran Michael Brody, along with KDS Strategic Search, announced the establishment of Fiduciary Search Group (FSG), a recruiting, placement and search firm offering a new model designed to provide fiduciary representation for premier wealth managers,

Harris Search Associates Completes Search for Wayne State University

Dublin Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Stephen M. Lanier as vice president for research at Wayne State University. Dr. Lanier was formerly associate provost for research and professor of cell and molecular pharmacology & experimental therapeutics at the Medical College of South Carolina (MUSC). Harris Search Associates is focused on identifying and attracting

Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted fee revenues of $251.7 million for fourth quarter fiscal 2014, a 10.4 percent increase compared to $227.9 million a year ago. Revenues primarily were driven by an $11.4 million, $6.3 million, and a $6.1 million increase in fee revenue in executive recruitment, Futurestep and leadership & talent consulting, respectively. Fee revenue at

Boyden Adds 12 Search Consultants in Nordic Region

Boyden has added a team of 12 search consultants from Neo Group in Norway to its staff. Boyden Norway’s newly expanded leadership team will include managing partners Svein Eide Haukås, Kjetil Haug-Nodeland and Birger Svendsen, partners Fredrik Torp and Terje Gunnulfsen, and Christelle Haug Dehli as a principal. Boyden's Norway team enhances the firm’s strength

Major, Lindsey & Africa Promotes Four Partners

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has promoted Pamela DiCarlantonio, Michelle Fivel, Laurie Lebrun and Michael Sachs as partners. Ms. DiCarlantonio is a partner with MLA’s Chicago office and a member of the partner practice group. She has substantial experience placing partners and groups into top global, national, regional and local law firms in Chicago

Wheless Partners Places Head of Nursing at Samford University

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has placed Eleanor Howell as the new dean of Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing. Gene Head, senior partner and managing director – higher education practice at Wheless Partners, led the search. Ms. Howell comes from the Creighton University School of Nursing, where she served as dean for

Recruiting Industry Study to be Released Tomorrow

Annual Report Focuses on Women; Boutique Firms; and Hot Recruiting Sectors HSZ Media’s Executive Search 2014: State of the Industry Report (U.S./Americas) will be released tomorrow. This year’s 200-plus page industry study is the largest and most comprehensive ever produced by HSZ Media. Critical issues facing the talent acquisition sector are examined in detail. The

ZRG Partners Adds Four Recruiters to Healthcare Services and Solutions Team

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has appointed four new search professionals to its healthcare services and solutions team. The firm has added Brian McGowan as co-practice head in Atlanta as well as Gary Ruffcorn as senior associate. Additionally, John Blank will become co-practice head out of Nashville

The en world group Adds New Era India Consultancy to Network

The en world group, an international recruiting firm focusing on managerial and senior-level talent, has announced that New Era India Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, an Indian recruiting firm, has become its newest member. This extends en world group’s reach to eight countries in APAC (Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam). New Era, established

Caldwell Partners Completes HR Search for Central 1 Credit Union

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Richard Beed as senior vice president of human resources at Central 1 Credit Union. Mr. Beed formerly served as vice president of human resources talent solutions at Telus Corporation. The search was led by Drew Railton, managing partner, and Adam Cotterall, consultant. Central 1 is

Martin Partners Fills Post for Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Executive search firm Martin Partners has recruited Ronald Weiss to the position of director, commercial analytics at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Keryx, Mr. Weiss was director of analytics at EMD Serono. Keryx is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services

BIE Executive Adds Operations Director

Executive search firm BIE Executive has added Marc Sigrist as operations director. Mr. Sigrist was most recently with Badenoch & Clarke UK, where he was responsible for overhauling the firm’s performance management system. He brings a range of skills including board level participation and project delivery, growing, training and coaching recruitment teams across multiple sectors

Alium Partners Appoints Head of FMCG Manufacturing Practice

Alium Partners, a provider of interim management professionals in the U.K., has appointed Scott Hutchinson as head of the firm’s new FMCG manufacturing practice. Mr. Hutchinson is launching the practice, placing interim and permanent executives with manufacturers and retailers in the food and drinks sector. For the past 10 years he has been an interim

Tatum LLC Makes Promotions

Tatum LLC has named Jim McAndrews as the new managing partner of its mid-Atlantic office based in Vienna, VA. In his new role, Mr. McAndrews will oversee high-level client engagements, lead business development and talent recruitment initiatives and manage operations. The firm also said that Sonya Stone, mid-Atlantic associate managing partner, will assume expanded responsibilities

Accelent Fills VP of Technical Operations Post for Borderfree

Accelent, Inc. has placed John Deragon as the new vice president of technical operations of Borderfree. Previously, Mr. Deragon served as VP of technical operations at iheartradio. A market leader in international e-commerce, Borderfree operates a technology and services platform that enables U.S. retailers to transact with consumers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Accelent

Trilogy Completes Search for Not For Sale

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has recruited Johanna Young as vice president of development with Not For Sale, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting modern-day slavery around the world. Chuck Pappalardo, managing partner of Trilogy, led the search. Ms. Young was previously the development director for Impact Carbon, an organization dedicated to clean energy

Cook Associates Places CEO at Adolph Kieffer & Associates

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Greg Kadens as president and chief executive officer at Adolph Kiefer & Associates, LLC. The search was led by Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates. Mr. Kadens joins the company from Block and Company where he was vice president and general manager. Adolph Kiefer & Associates is a

Spencer Stuart Fills CEO Post for the Seattle Foundation

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Tony Mestres as president and chief executive officer of The Seattle Foundation. A 22-year veteran of the technology industry, Mr. Mestres was most recently a marketing general manager and sales vice president for Microsoft, managing worldwide partner, sales and marketing execution for the company's mobile strategy and Windows

Frazer Jones Adds to Hong Kong Office

Global HR recruiter Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has added Shook Liu in its Hong Kong office. Ms. Liu is a senior talent acquisition professional with nearly 20 years’ search experience in Hong Kong and China. Prior to joining Frazer Jones, she was founder and general manager of QI HR Search and Select,

Penna Recruitment Solutions Names Head of Digital Markets

Penna Recruitment Solutions has named Tristan Moakes as its head of its digital and social search practice. In this role, he will be responsible for bringing together the technology and strategy sides of Penna’s digital search offering and fostering a collaborative approach to digital thinking across the firm’s recruitment business. Mr. Moakes has worked in

PrincetonOne Expands in Tampa

PrincetonOne, a recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has expanded into a new office in Tampa. “After assessing our national and global capabilities, PrincetonOne has decided to devote the necessary resources to extend our presence in the Tampa Bay market,” said PrincetonOne’s new Tampa Bay general manager Kaye Salikof. “We will be leveraging our

Alexander Hughes Expands in Middle East and Africa

Alexander Hughes has added offices in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Cameroun, Algeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The recent additions bring the firm’s global coverage to 53 offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Didier Acouétey will lead the offices in Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Lomé and Douala, which

Direct Recruiters Grows Healthcare IT Practice

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Jason Toth as a project manager for the firm’s healthcare IT practice. Mr. Toth focuses on placing talent within the healthcare software and services arena. He was formerly an executive team leader, manager with Target. Founded in 1983, DRI is an executive search and staffing firm that conducts assignments

CFR Global Executive Search Expands in Ireland

CFR Global Executive Search has brought Dublin-based RFC Executive Search into its portfolio of partners as part of the firm’s campaign to increase its presence in Europe, the Americas and Asia. RFC Executive was established over 15 years ago by Robert Ferry to provide recruitment, search and talent management services to Irish and international business.

B.E. Smith Recruits CEO for Tri-City Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Tim Moran as the new chief executive officer of Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA. Formerly, Mr. Moran served as chief executive officer at Valley Hospital in Spokane, WA. “Tri-City Medical Center was seeking an experienced senior healthcare executive to strategically lead operations during this period of great

Organization Consulting Ltd. Retained by Clearview Township in Ontario

North York, Toronto-headquartered search firm Organization Consulting Ltd. has been selected by Clearview Township to lead in its search for a new chief administrator officer, according to industry sources. Current CAO Sue McKenzie is retiring at the end of July. Clearview is an incorporated township in Simcoe County in Central Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1982,

Hanover Search Group Structures Management Buy-Out

London-based Hanover Search Group has structured a change of ownership by way of a management buy-out. After 18 years together Patrick Field has sold his majority stake in the business to James Emmett for an undisclosed sum. Mr. Emmett will assume the responsibility of Group CEO and has invited Paul Groarke and Stephen Phipps to

Notogroup Expands in Boulder

Portland OR-headquartered executive search firm Notogroup has opened a second location in Boulder and has hired Candie Fisher as principal and account director. Ms. Fisher comes to Notogroup with over 19 years of hiring experience in leadership positions at a diverse range of organizational disciplines, including operations, product development, marketing, sales, customer service, production, and

Lucas Group Names Director of IT

Search firm Lucas Group has named Stephen Miller as director of information technology in its Atlanta headquarters office. Mr. Miller joins the firm from Intown Suites Management, where he served as IT director. At Lucas Group, he is responsible for researching, implementing and maintaining the firm’s technological strategic solutions as well as managing the functional

Morgan Samuels Finds New Vice President of IT for SolarCity

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has placed Vinay Kudithipudi as vice president, information technology at SolarCity. Mr. Kudithipudi was most recently director of information technology for the infrastructure and information security functions at Gogo, Incorporated. “Vinay has the domain expertise, as well as the leadership qualities and intellectual horsepower to set and

Parker Executive Search Leading Assignment for Georgia College

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search is currently leading the search for a new director of the school of nursing for Georgia College. Vice president Katie Bain and associate Jacob Anderson are leading the assignment. The College of Health Sciences offers an upper-division nursing degree major. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches globally for corporations, colleges and

Gilbert Tweed Names Managing Director

Search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has named Elissa Morano as a managing director in its New York office. Ms. Morano, who has 20 years of experience in executive search, was previously president and COO of Cornell Global in New York. She has deep HR experience including talent management, employee relations, performance management, succession planning, training

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