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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

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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.

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Chief AI Officer Recruiting Seen as Top Priority for Most Companies

Organizations looking to attract artificial intelligence talent are finding such professionals scarce and the competition to land them fierce. Beyond the big tech companies, AI leadership is quickly becoming a necessary investment regardless of industry. A recent study, in fact, identified 400 discrete use cases for AI and analytics. Sixty-one percent of executives said their

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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?

Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain
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Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18 million (Canadian), a 24.2 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $14.4 million. During the quarter, U.S. professional fees rose 22.8 percent to $13.5 million (Canadian); however, they increased 28.9 percent excluding the effect of exchange rates. Canadian professional fees rose 10

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Higher Education Leadership Search Finds New Provost for Northeastern State University

Higher Education Leadership Search has helped place Debbie Landry as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, OK. Dr. Landry served as the interim provost for nearly a year. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders led the assignment. “For over 13 years, Dr. Landry has served

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CEO Confidence Dips Slightly But Remains Positive

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which had increased in the first quarter of 2018, declined slightly in the second quarter. The measure now reads 63, down from 65 in the first quarter of 2018. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEO Confidence declined slightly in the

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Ovizio Imaging Systems

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Emilie Viey as the new CEO of Ovizio Imaging Systems, a life science imaging technology company. Philip Mathuis, who co-founded Ovizio, recently stepped down. Philipp Buis, Coulter’s executive director, led the assignment. Dr. Viey will lead Ovizio’s further development as solution provider for imaging applications in life sciences.

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RSR Partners Expands Asset Management Practice

Greenwich, Conn.-based RSR Partners, a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm, has expanded its asset management practice with the addition of industry veteran Michael D. Fitzgerald. In his role as a managing director, Mr. Fitzgerald is charged with launching the firm’s presence in Boston, a strategically important expansion of RSR Partners’ geographical reach. “Mike

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An Up-Close Look at the Transformational Role of the CHRO

The HR role has transitioned tremendously over the past 20 years, as the function has gained in stature and prominence. But evolution in such a role does not necessarily come about by major changes and careful planning for the future. Even minor shifts can trigger a chain of events that have significant long-term impact on

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeking CEO for Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting is leading the search for a new president and CEO for the Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority in Brunswick, GA. Mel Baxter, the organization’s current leader, announced in March that he would be stepping down. He said he will stay on until his replacement is in place. Todd Jorgenson, the

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SpenglerFox Appoints Country Manager for Poland

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Maciej Kotowicz as country manager for Poland. “It is with great pleasure that I announce our latest addition to the SpenglerFox Group, Maciej Kotowicz,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of SpenglerFox. “Maciej will be based in Warsaw, one of our firm’s strategic hub locations and drive further growth in Central Europe as part of

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A Look Into Who is Driving the Gig Economy

Today’s business environment is vastly different from just five years ago. Success is no longer measured by a company’s longevity or headcount. Today, the business currency is agility and innovation. Technology has forever transformed how work gets done, and the flexible workforce has changed who does it. Flexibility has evolved from being singularly defined as

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Workers Prefer Age-Diverse Organizations 

Eighty-six percent of global workers surveyed prefer working in a multi-generational team environment, according to the newly-released Q2 Randstad Workmonitor study. Age-diverse organizations allow them to come up with more innovative ideas and creative solutions, they said. Collaboration between generations is considered mutually beneficial at their company, said 85 percent of the participants. With regard

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Allegis Partners Finds New CHRO for PAR Technology Corp.

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts?

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U.S. Hiring Remains Strong, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

 Employers added 213,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to four percent from an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The June gain is the 92nd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people rose to 6.6 million. The results surpassed the forecasts of

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Spelman Johnson Seeks New Police Chief for Tulane University

Higher education recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected to find the next police chief for Tulane University in New Orleans. The search is being led by search associate Heather Larabee. The school’s previous chief, Joey Bishop, resigned this spring in the wake of a local television station’s revelations that the police department had tried

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ON Partners Appoints Leader of Supply Chain Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm ON Partners has named longtime supply chain veteran Heidi Hoffman as partner and leader of its supply chain practice. She will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Considered a pioneer in the recruitment of senior supply chain executives, Ms. Hoffman specializes in the recruitment and development of senior executives in strategic sourcing, procurement, manufacturing,

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18 Lean Recruiting Tips and Tricks Heading into Summer

Hiring is on the rise, competition is fierce and time is of the essence. Today’s recruiters must be able to meet their goals quickly and effectively, despite limited resources. “A lean recruiting approach can help you achieve that essential efficiency – whether by leveraging available assets, capitalizing on new (or existing) technology, or eliminating bottlenecks

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Reffett Associates Forms Recruiting Alliance with First Responders Network Authority

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been chosen by the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) to help recruit and select the senior leadership group and board of directors for its public-private partnership with AT&T. This broadband network will be dedicated to America’s police, firefighters and emergency medical services. The FirstNet network will cover all 50

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Finds General Counsels for Elanco Animal Health and American Tire Distributors

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year and, to that end, search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) recently filled general counsel positions for Elanco Animal Health and American Tire Distributors (ADT). Michael B. Sachs and Heather Fine of MLA’s Midwest in-house practice group placed Michael-Bryant Hicks as general counsel and secretary at Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli

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Pivot Management Partners Names Leader of Collegiate Sports Recruiting Practice

Executive search specialist for the sports and entertainment market Pivot Management Partners (PMP) has expanded with the addition of Peter Roby as senior client partner to lead its recently launched collegiate sports practice. The practice will focus on searches for athletic directors, coaches and senior professional positions on behalf of universities and NCAA conferences. “In

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Vector Talent Resources Appoints Leader of Executive Search Division

Vector Talent Resources, a Vienna, VA-based staffing solutions provider serving the Washington, D.C., area, has acquired CXO Resources and appointed the boutique’s founder, Sue Butler, as managing director, Vector Executive Search. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Ms. Butler joins Vector with over 25 years of experience working with senior management at the C-level as a consultative professional. She has

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HR Leaders Cite Engagement and Culture as Top Priorities

HR leaders across the U.S. have a renewed focus on talent management this year. The second annual report from Paychex, a provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services, both reaffirmed HR’s critical role in shaping company strategy and revealed a sharpened focus on talent management activities that have

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ESGI Places Technology Veteran at SAIC

The federal government continues reaching out to Silicon Valley for solutions to help address its critical technology challenges in areas like cyber, data analytics, cloud migration and big data. To keep pace, federal contractors responsible for helping bring these solutions to government are searching for executives and companies to help lead this effort. Executive search

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CEO for Canada’s SCALE AI

Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find the new CEO for SCALE AI, Canada’s artificial intelligence supercluster, dedicated to building the next-generation intelligent supply chain. It is one of five superclusters selected by the Canadian government as part of its recent innovative to spur innovation between research and industry. The search is being conducted

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Jamesbeck Global Partners Forms Executive Coaching Alliance

Investment management-focused executive search boutique Jamesbeck Global Partners has formed a partnership with Megan Staczek, who has nearly 25 years of experience as a leadership trainer, organization development consultant and executive coach. Ms. Staczek’s expertise will enhance Jamesbeck’s offerings to clients, further bolstering its growing role as a beginning-to-end partner in human capital solutions, said the firm. Ms.

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IIC Partners Adds New Member Firm in Liverpool

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide continues its recent expansion with the addition of The Orcid Partnership in Liverpool, England as its newest member firm. Orcid Partnership becomes the organization’s third office in the U.K. and will strengthen IIC Partners’ consumer & retail practice across the EMEA region. The firm is a senior executive and non-executive

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Diversity Recruiting: Supply, Demand and the Matchmaking Process

Diverse boards make better decisions and lead to improved company performance. Yet despite the research, validation and prodding by institutional investors and state and city government as well as all types of social and non-profit organizations, a revealing 1,805 companies out of 3,192 (companies from the Fortune 1000 and Russell 3000) in a gender diversity

Keeling & Associates Fills Position For Cal State Fullerton

Executive recruiters Keeling & Associates has placed Vijay Pendakur as vice president for student affairs at Cal State Fullerton. Mr. Pendakur has spent the last eight years working at DePaul University’s Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS). With a total enrollment of 38,325 Cal State Fullerton has the largest student body out of the 23

Association Strategies To Lead Ceo Search For Aesp

Executive search firm Association Strategies, Inc. has been retained by the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Founded in 1989, AESP has a membership of 2200+ energy services professionals and 200+ group members and 14 regional chapters across North America. Association Strategies,

Sheffield Haworth Adds To Business And Professional Services Team

Search firm Sheffield Haworth has added Justin Gault in London as managing director within its business and professional services team. Mr. Gault specializes in CFO/ finance, audit, treasury and tax across financial services. He was previously a partner in the infrastructure practice of London boutique firm Hammond Partners. “Justin brings a proven track record and

Boyden Expands into the Netherlands

NMC-Nijsse International has joined Boyden in the Netherlands. NMC-Nijsse was established in 1983 by Berry and Jack Nijsse. The Boyden Netherlands team will further enhance the firm’s offerings in board and C-level assignments for the consumer/retail, energy, financial & professional services, industrial, technology, and the not-for-profit/public sectors and consist of managing partner Joost Goudsmit and

Fox Rodney Search Expands Private Practice Partner Team

Fox Rodney Search (FRS) has added Portia White to the firm as a director in its private practice partner team. Ms. White has worked within the legal recruitment industry for almost 10 years. She has a wealth of experience in placing partners and associates in law firms and large corporates in both London and Ireland.

HFS Consultants Names Managing Director of Executive Search Practice

HFS Consultants (HFS), a management, financial, operational, regulatory, and strategic planning healthcare consulting firm, has named Sandy Haskins as managing director of the firm’s executive search and interim placement practice area. Ms. Haskins has been with HFS since 2009 and has over 35 years in the healthcare business. “Sandy is a proven leader and has

Buffkin Group Fills Position for Johns Hopkins Health System

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Kimberly Bailey as the new senior counsel – insurance claims for Johns Hopkins Health System. Ms. Bailey previously served in various roles at CHE Trinity Health, the second-largest Catholic healthcare delivery system. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is the teaching hospital and biomedical research facility of Johns Hopkins

McPherson & Jacobson Handling Search for Kansas State Department of Education

Executive search firm McPherson & Jacobson has been retained by the Kansas State Department of Education to lead in its search for a new commissioner of education. Dr. James Christman is serving as the lead consultant on the assignment. McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. has been conducting national searches for boards of education since 1991.

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Harvard Business School Dean to Board

Heidrick & Struggles International has added Robert S. Kaplan to its board of directors. Mr. Kaplan is the senior associate dean and Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. "We are delighted to welcome Rob to our board of directors," said Richard Beattie, chairman of the board. "Rob brings

Stanton Chase Launches Global HR Specialty Practice

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has launched a new global human resources specialty practice. Daniel Casteel, managing director in Nashville, will head the new practice. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, Mr. Castell headed the HR function for an $11 billion global enterprise undergoing explosive growth. “Long gone are the days when HR executives serve

Penna Strengthens Executive Recruitment Staff

Penna Plc has announced three additions to the Penna Recruitment Services team, which specializes in interim and executive search recruitment. David Slatter has been named an associate director in executive search where will be responsible for developing markets for Penna in local government and housing. He will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office. Mr.

CarterBaldwin Completes Search for Habif, Arogeti & Wynne

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has recently placed Cardell McKinstry as director of M&A tax services at Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP (HA&W), the largest Georgia-headquartered tax, accounting and business consulting firm. Mr. McKinstry joins HA&W with more than 15 years of tax consulting experience and 10 years of experience in M&A taxation. CarterBaldwin is a

Spencer Stuart Retained by Tufts University

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by Tufts University to lead in its search for a new dean for the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S). James Glaser has recently become interim dean replacing former dean of A&S Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who announced last spring that she would step down from her position. Spencer

Pamela Jeffery Search Launches with Eye Towards Increasing Female Directorships

Pamela Jeffery, founder of the Women’s Executive Network, has launched Pamela Jeffery Search, designed to recruit women board directors. With 17,500 members, the Women’s Executive Network is Canada’s largest networking group for female executives. “I began doing board searches last year because CEOs asked me to help find new female directors. I feel that the

Agilium Worldwide Adds Middle East-Based Firm to Network

Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has added EMEA search firm Human Valoris as the newest member of its global network. With expertise in all major core industry specialties, Human Valoris has offices in Riyadh, Dubai, Beirut and Qatar in addition to a legal entity in Paris. Its main expertise covers industrial manufacturing, petrochemicals, oil & gas, contracting,

Calibrate Recruitment Rebrands Itself en world Australia

Calibrate Recruitment, which joined en world in 2013, has rebranded itself as en world Australia. Headquartered in Sydney, Calibrate Recruitment has a history of more than 20 years in executive, permanent and contract recruitment services in engineering, IT and technical domains. Since joining en world, it has broadened its services to encompass sales & marketing,

R. William Funk & Associates Heading President Search for Winthrop University

R. William Funk & Associates has been retained by Winthrop University to lead in a search its 11th president. Winthrop trustees plan to have the finalists for the position in place by the spring of 2015. Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. For

Waverly Partners Retained by Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce for CEO

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Jim Anderson, the Springfield Chamber’s current president, is planning to retire this summer after 26 years of service to the organization. The mission of the Springfield Area

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner to Leadership Consulting Group

Heidrick & Struggles International has added Pasquale Mazzuca as a partner within the firm's leadership consulting practice. He will be based in Brussels. Working across numerous sectors, Mr. Mazzuca’s areas of expertise include leadership development, top team performance enhancement, executive coaching, talent acquisition and assessment, employer branding strategies and rewards management. He most recently founded

Russam GMS Launches Worldwide Interim Leadership Group

Russam GMS has launched a global interim management company, the Worldwide Interim Leadership (WIL) Group. The new international venture, an alliance of 13 interim management companies from around the world, is seen as a response to increased global demand for high caliber interim and transition leaders needed for short term business critical assignments. The member

Lack of Women in Senior Roles Seen as Opportunity for Executive Recruiters

Despite the fact that women are the primary decision-makers for most consumer purchases, 60 percent of consumer products companies worldwide report 25 percent or less of their senior executive team is female, according to a survey of 1,270 business leaders from around the world by IIC Partners. Good news for executive recruiters: 52 percent of

Caldwell Partners Places Non-Executive Board Member at Spirit AeroSystems

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed John Plueger as a non-executive board member at Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Dave Winston, managing partner, Karen Dubay, consultant, and Bethany George, practice lead of the non-executive practice, led the assignment on behalf of Caldwell Partners. Mr. Plueger is the president, chief operating officer and executive director of Air

Search Group Partners Selected by Utah State Board of Education

SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) has been selected by the Utah State Board of Education to lead in its search for a new state superintendent of public instruction. Dr. Martell Menlove, the current state superintendent, announced his retirement in March. Connie Linardakis- Spyropoulos, who spearheads SGP’s executive search practice, and who will lead the search, said:

Talentrise Partners with CoralBridge to Provide Coaching to Executive Level Hires

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based executive search firm, and CoralBridge, a consultancy specializing in employee engagement, have launched of a program to help organizations mitigate the risks associated with executive-level hires in their first 100 days. The comprehensive coaching program shortens start-up time, accelerates learning and improves productivity for new executives during the first weeks after accepting

Hyperion Executive Search Opens in U.K.

David Hunt has set up Hyperion Executive Search to recruit candidates across a comprehensive range of renewable energy sub-sectors including solar PV, solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass, wind turbines and fuel cells. Specific disciplines the firm recruits for include general and senior management, sales and business development, operations and logistics, marketing, finance and asset management,

The Remedy Group Adds Managed Care Recruiting Specialist

The Remedy Group, a search firm focused on specialty pharmacies and managed care organizations, has named Terry Souwannamuang as an account manager. During his years in biopharma and managed care Mr. Souwannamuang rose in rank and responsibility. He was instrumental in starting a brand new specialty pharmacy for a managed care organization. “We’re hiring high-caliber

Jordan-Sitter Associates Fills EVP Post for Hytrol Conveyor Company

Executive recruiter Jordan-Sitter Associates, Inc. has placed David Peacock as executive vice president of Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. Most recently. Mr. Peacock was EVP and chief operating officer of Kalmar RT Center. Hytrol Conveyor designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. Founded in 1978,

Deerfield Associates Executive Search Retained by The Dalton School

Wellesley, MA-headquartered DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. has been retained by The Dalton School, located in New York City, to conduct a national search for a new chief financial officer. Executive search consultant Doug Cooney is handling the search. The Dalton School is an independent co-educational progressive day school enrolling 1,300 students from Kindergarten through

Former Egon Zehnder Partner To Head Executive Talent Advisory Practice At Sheffield Haworth

Search firm Sheffield Haworth has appointed Rob Sloan as managing director and head of its Americas executive talent advisory practice. Mr. Sloan will lead efforts to broaden the range and depth of the firm’s offerings, to include talent management services encompassing executive benchmarking, assessment, succession planning, and team effectiveness consulting. “As Sheffield Haworth aspires to

Diversified Search Adds to Non-Profit / Education Practice

Diversified Search has added Kent John Chabotar, Ph.D., to its education and not-for-profit practice. As a nationally recognized expert on higher education finance and serving over a decade as a CFO, he will also engage in selected searches for new CFO’s. Dr. Chabotar is the former president and professor of political science at Guilford College.

CTPartners Adds Executive Leadership Council CEO To Board

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has elected Ronald C. Parker, president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), to its board of directors. Mr. Parker has been instrumental in growing the ELC into a preeminent leadership organization for global African American senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. He has been a member since

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