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Gonzaga University Picks Academic Search to Lead Provost Search

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, to lead its search for a provost. President and senior consultant L. Jay Lemons is heading the assignment along with senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo and consultant Christopher Butler. This is a new role for Gonzaga, which is revamping its administrative structure.

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Caldwell Posts 16 Percent Revenue Jump

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18.7 million (all dollar figures Canadian), an 18.9 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.8 million. Full year revenues rose by 15.7 percent, from $57.8 million last year to $66.5 million. Fourth quarter professional fees in the U.S. were up 35.7 percent

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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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RSR Partners Appoints Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Allen Shapard as a managing director and head of the corporate affairs and communications practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Shapard has more the 25 years of relevant experience in communications, branding, marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has worked closely with high-profile consumer and enterprise

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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?

Launches

Judson Partners Rebrands as Capitus Associates

Judson Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry, has changed its name to Capitus Associates. Capitus now has six equity partners, each with distinct subsector and functional expertise, and has completed search engagements with a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms and family offices. The

Trends

Why Three Quarters of Board Directorships Still Go to Men

Boards of directors may very well be the most influential decision makers in business. They choose the CEO and review and assess much of the top talent for their organization. They help determine vision and strategy. They deal with legal and technological challenges, financial regulation and reputation issues — all critical items that can impact

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Higher Education Leadership Search Tapped to Find Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer for Columbus State University

Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected to find a chief engagement and inclusion officer for Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Consultant Alan Medders is leading the assignment for the search firm. The successful candidate for the role will be responsible for the overall leadership of the programs and initiatives that promote

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Eric Blair as the new chief commercial officer of Argonaut Manufacturing Services in Carlsbad, CA. He will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s commercial activities, alliances and growth opportunities. “Argonaut is poised to do great things in biotech, and world-class leadership will prove vitally important

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VMAGROUP Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: U.K.-headquartered executive search firm VMAGROUP has appointed Andrew Harvey as CEO. He succeeds Julia Meighan, who moves into the role of chair. Mr. Harvey came to the firm in 2013,

Launches

Heads! International Rebrands as H.I. Executive Consulting

International offices of a global executive search and advisory firm Heads! International have rebranded to become H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC). Following a decade of international growth, the brand refresh is a reflection of HIEC’s business, and the positioning achieved during this time, said the firm. Under the updated name, HIEC said it will continue its

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How to Attract, Engage and Retain Talent in 2019

Hiring and retaining talent in a candidate-driven market has always been tough, but it is even more competitive today. With eight consecutive years of job gains, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low last year — signifying a powerful shift in the job market. While a candidate-driven market is definitely worth celebrating, employers

Caldwell Places Chief Product Officer at CentralReach

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Cheryl Michael as chief product officer for CentralReach in Pompano Beach, FL. Managing partner Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor led the assignment. CentralReach is a provider of EHR and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce better outcomes for people with autism and related disorders. “Cheryl brings

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Sheffield Search Recruits CEO for NETcon

New Zealand-headquartered executive recruiting firm Sheffield Search has recruited John Greenwood as the new CEO of power transmission company NETcon. The assignment was led by Nick Gee, manager of Sheffield’s South Island operation. NETcon wanted a leader who was tertiary qualified, with prior CEO/GM level experience ideally gained within a contracting/maintenance or infrastructure management related background. Mr. Greenwood

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Heidrick & Struggles Makes Three Key Leadership Appointments

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced three new leadership appointments to support the firm’s long-term growth strategy. Jenni Hibbert assumes the role of global practice managing partner of the financial services practice. Dan Ryan becomes regional leader for the Americas. And Stephen Schwanhausser was named global practice managing partner

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AlexCharles Search Partners Expands by Adding Business Development Leader

Houston-headquartered executive recruiting firm AlexCharles Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Renee Hansen as managing director. She will charged with focusing on the expansion of business development and strategic partnerships for its executive search practice. “I could not be more enthusiastic about the addition of Renee to our team and the year ahead. 2019 is

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San Francisco 49ers Tap Turnkey Search to Find Chief Marketing Officer

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been selected by the San Francisco 49ers to lead its search for a new chief marketing officer. Managing director Diana Busino is spearheading the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The San Francisco 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco.

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Bradbury Miller Associates Finds CEO for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has placed Roberta Phillips as the new CEO of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System in Largo, MD. “The board is extremely impressed with Roberta’s experience, knowledge and commitment,” said Samuel Epps, board president. “Her leadership style, record of innovation, fiscal management, team building and community involvement makes

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Waterstone Names New Managing Director

Chicago-based executive search firm Waterstone, which recruits talent for high-growth companies and emerging industries, has named Amy Dordek as a managing director. Ms. Dordek was previously chief revenue officer at GrowthPlay, a sales consulting firm, which was ranked No. 22 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. A co-founder of the Driehaus

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Signium Expands in Sweden

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, executive search consortium Signium has expanded in Sweden with the addition ofJ Eng Consulting. Founder Johannes Eng joins Signium as a partner. Mr. Eng has more than 15 years of experience in staff-leading positions and as a board director. His experience includes business development, working with

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Kincannon & Reed Recruiting Veteran Gregory Duerksen Dies at 61

Gregory J. Duerksen, chairman and former CEO of Kincannon & Reed, died unexpectedly in Richmond, VA, on January 31. He was 61. Mr. Duerksen joined Kincannon & Reed in 2001 and became chairman and CEO in 2007. “Greg’s contribution to the firm cannot be overstated,” said Issy Perez, president and CEO of Kincannon & Reed.

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Five People Who Will Never Get a Raise

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking for more money. You can be the “squeaky wheel” who gets the boss’s attention. You just need to do it the right way. As CEO of the world’s largest talent organizations, Gary Burnison knows a thing or two about how — and how not — to build a career

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Diversified Search Finds Inaugural Dean for Lehigh’s College of Health

After an extensive global search effort, executive search firm Diversified Search has recruited IBM Watson Health veteran Whitney Witt as the inaugural dean of Lehigh University’s new College of Health. Zack Reynolds, a managing director in Diversified’s healthcare services practice, led the assignment. “We simply could have not asked for a finer individual to lead this new

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Howard Fischer Associates Places Chief People Officer for NCC Media

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer (CHRO) has come to play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. Instead, the

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Russell Reynolds Associates Partners with pymetrics

Russell Reynolds Associates and pymetrics, a business that uses neuroscience data and artificial intelligence to help companies make hiring and internal mobility more predictive and less biased, have announced a research partnership to help reduce bias in executive selection decisions. The goal is to identify the cognitive, social and emotional traits that differentiate those who ascend

Launches

La Fosse Associates Opens Life Sciences Division

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues to expand into new markets with the opening of a life sciences division. Veteran recruiters Stephanie Murtagh and Leslie Reeves have joined the firm to lead the new practice as managing director and client services director, respectively. Both have extensive industry expertise and a proven track record of

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Vast Majority of Recruiting Firms Expect Increases in 2019

A new year, a new set of perspectives and priorities. In 2019, search consultants are feeling bullish and are eyeing increases in temporary placements, operating budgets, investments in technology, efforts to worker skills through education and training, and the percentage of business conducted via VMS. Seventy-nine percent of recruiting firms said they anticipate an increase

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Finalist Candidate Presented to University of Vermont for Top Post

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has presented Suresh Garimella as the finalist candidate to become president of the University of Vermont (UVM). Leading the search: Robin Mamlet, managing partner of the firm’s education practice, Dennis M. Barden, senior partner, and Robert W. Luke, senior associate. UVM, which is located in Burlington, had been seeking a president who would

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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for CRISTA Ministries

CarterBaldwin Executive Search and CRISTA Ministries in Shoreline, WA, have announced the appointment of Jacinta Tegman as the new president and CEO of CRISTA. She becomes just the sixth individual to serve as CEO in the 69-year history of the organization, one of the largest non-profits in the Pacific Northwest. The search firm’s founding partner Price

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Riviera Partners Acquires Bamboo Talent

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Recently, San Francisco-headquartered Riviera Partners acquired New York-based technology-focused executive search firm Bamboo Talent. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Riviera Partners said that its proprietary recruiting platform combined with Bamboo Talent’s vertical specialization and market-specific expertise will allow the combined entity to better serve

TWC International Executive Search Fills Chair Position For Englobe Corp.

TWC International Executive Search Limited, the Canadian-based affiliate of global executive search firm SpenglerFox, has recruited Bob Youden as chair of Montreal-headquartered global engineering consulting firm Englobe Corp. TWC International’s president and chief executive Richard Wajs led the assignment. Mr. Youden is the former CEO of Jacques Whitford Ltd. TWC International is a global executive

Spencer Stuart Heading CFO Search for Cardtronics

Spencer Stuart has been selected by Cardtronics Inc. to lead its search for its next chief financial officer. Current CFO Chris Brewster has notified the company of his plans to retire later this year. Cardtronics owns/operates more than 110,200 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales. Spencer Stuart is a global executive search and leadership

Matteson Partners Adds Search Partner

Atlanta-based executive search firm Matteson Partners has named Traci Cupp to its executive team as partner. Ms. Cupp’s focus will be on senior level and C-suite searches for public and privately owned, small and mid-sized companies across diverse functional areas and industries. Prior to joining Matteson Partners, Ms. Cupp worked for a range of companies,

Davenportmajor Adds New Partner

DavenportMajor Executive Search has named Teresa Jacques as a partner in the firm's technology sector specialization. She will focus on technology companies in the software services, wireless, telecom, semiconductor, and big data/analytics sectors. Ms. Jacques has over 20 years of global executive experience within the telecommunications, information technology and professional services sectors. Most recently she

Hanson Search Opens New UAE Office

Executive recruiters Hanson Search has expanded with the opening a UAE office to recruit for mid to senior level positions in the region’s communications and marketing services industries. The firm’s Dubai team will be headed up by Felice Hurst who will oversee a wider initial group of three employees. “In recent years we’ve witnessed a

Benchmark Executive Search Fills Two Positions For Digital Reasoning

Benchmark Executive Search has placed Kelly Collins as president of public sector and Dan Dzenitis as vice president of business development at Digital Reasoning. With 30 years of experience, Ms. Collins has held executive positions at leading firms, including IBM, GE, BEA, SAS, and HP, where she created demand, managed strategic growth and drove shareholder

Organization Consulting Ltd To Lead Search For City Of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

North York, Toronto-headquartered search firm Organization Consulting Ltd. has been selected by the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, to lead in its search for a new chief administrative officer. City Hall selected the firm to seek a replacement for departing chief administrative officer Joe Fratesi. Founded in 1982, Organization Consulting Limited is a retained

AltoPartners Names Stephen Dallamore Global Operating Committee Chairman

AltoPartners has appointed Stephen Dallamore as chairman of the alliance’s global operating committee. Mr. Dallamore has served on the committee since 2012 and will continue to serve as a regional representative for AltoPartners in Africa; he is currently managing director of Search Partners International (SPi), the South African AltoPartners alliance partner. “Appointing Stephen as chairman

Cook Associates Closes Shop

NGS Global has opened a new office in Paris. Christian Coffinet, managing partner, will lead the office in France. Mr. Coffinet has over 25 years of experience conducting executive search assignments on behalf of clients ranging from large corporations to small start-ups across France, Benelux, Germany and Africa. He is a member of the firm's

Waverly Partners Retained By NEDC For CEO Search

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected by the Norman Economic Development Coalition (NEDC) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. NEDC board chair Leslie Christopher said: “Waverly Partners consultants met with our board, NEDC staff and a variety of community leaders and representatives. Our committee is open to

Kincannon & Reed Heading Executive Director Search For FFAR

Kincannon & Reed is currently leading the search for an executive director for The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). Authorized by Congress as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, FFAR operates as a non-profit corporation seeking and accepting private donations in order to fund research activities that focus on problems of national and

Cook Associates Closes Shop

After 54 years in business, executive search firm Cook Associates is closing its doors in Chicago. Since its inception in 1961, the firm has served clients ranging from early-stage, venture-funded and private equity backed companies to the Fortune 100. Industry specialties included consumer/retail, industrial, technology, business services, education, CFO and board services. Cook Associates' owner

CTPartners Vice Chairman Barry Bregman Joins Korn Ferry

CTPartners vice chairman Barry Bregman has quit the company to join rival Korn Ferry in its New York office. Mr. Bregman follows a string of high level recruiting executives to depart the nation’s seventh largest search firm recently, including its CEO Brian Sullivan; he is the fourth vice chairman to leave. (Former CTPartners vice chairmen

CTPartners Global Technology Head Departs For Heidrick & Struggles

CTPartners managing partner Paul J. Groce has left the company to join Heidrick & Struggles in New York. At CTPartners Mr. Groce served as head of the company’s global CIO/technology & operations practice, where he was widely recognized as a CIO/CTO industry expert. He joined CTPartners as a partner and founding member of the firms’

Krauthamer & Associates Heading CEO Search For Cats

Executive recruiters Krauthamer & Associates (K&A) is currently leading the search for a new chief executive officer for the Charlotte Area Transit System. In January, former CEO Carolyn Flowers left the Transit System for a position at the Federal Transit Administration in Washington. The Charlotte Area Transit System, commonly referred to as CATS, is the

Baker And Associates Winding Down Chancellor Search For UNC Wilmington

Baker and Associates, LLC has been chosen to identify potential candidates to fill the chancellor position at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. “The search committee has worked really hard and invested a lot of time into the whole process. We have been very pleased with our search consultant, Jerry Baker, who has provided a

McDermott & Bull Recruits CFO For H&S Ventures

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Bill Foltz as chief financial officer of H&S Ventures. The search was led by partner by Jeff Black. “Bill brings H&S Ventures a wealth of applicable experience in both professional sports (with the Los Angeles Dodgers) and serving as CFO for family offices, so he will be an

Vetted Solutions Heading President Search For The RAA

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC is currently leading the search for a new president for the Regional Airline Association (RAA). This position will work closely with RAA’s board of directors and executive committee to implement and manage all policies, programs, services and operation of this $2 million budget association with 28 members.

CTPartners Postpones Report To Wall Street; Sullivan Delays Departure as CEO

CTPartners announced yesterday after the markets closed that the company filed a Form 12b-25, Notification of Late Filing, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that allows the company to extend the deadline to file its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. The delay is due, in part, to the fact that

Odgers Berndtson Launches U.S. Aerospace & Defense Practice and Names Practice Head

Odgers Berndtson has launched its new U.S. aerospace & defense practice and appointed Samantha Foster as partner to oversee its operations. Ms. Foster, a seasoned executive recruiter with more than two decades spent in the aerospace and defense sector, will be based in the firm's New York office. She brings significant sector expertise and experience

JobPlex Adds EVP in St. Louis

JobPlex, a DHR International Company, has added John Johnson as executive vice president in its St. Louis office. Mr. Johnson brings more than 30 years of executive experience to the firm, along with previous experience in building an HR recruiting company to national recognition. He most recently served as president of Continuum Medical Staffing, a

John Davitt Joins Korn Ferry Global Supply Chain Sector

John Davitt has joined Korn Ferry as a member of the firm’s global supply chain center of expertise. Mr. Davitt will be based out of Korn Ferry’s New York office. Mr. Davitt brings to Korn Ferry more than 20 years of executive search experience and he is a recognized expert and leading consultant in procurement,

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Leader of Global Healthcare and Life Sciences

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has added John Mitchell to lead its global healthcare and life sciences practice. As global practice managing partner Mr. Mitchell will lead a team of more than 80 partners, principals and associates in the Americas, Europe and Asia serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and healthcare services sectors. He

Cordant People Opens In Scotland

Cordant People has opened a new office in Scotland to meet the growing jobs demand across the country. The company has just opened offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Livingston and Stirling with sites in Aberdeen and Inverness to follow in the coming months. James Orr, operations director, Cordant People Scotland, has been appointed to establish

Spencer Stuart Heading CEO Search for Monotype Imaging Holdings

Spencer Stuart has been selected by Monotype Imaging Holdings to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Doug Shaw, current president and CEO, intends to retire at the end of 2015. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype is a global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained by Northwestern University

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by Northwestern University to lead in its search for a new leader of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. The Buffett Institute works to solve critical global problems through collaborative scholarship and education, and prepares students to become global leaders. With 44 offices and more than 350 executive search

ZRG Partners Adds Former Cook Associates CEO To Staff

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has named former Cook Associates CEO Mary Kier as managing director. Joining Ms. Kier will be a small team to support her longstanding client relationships. She will be based in the firm’s new Chicago office and will become a member of ZRG’s private equity, consumer and industrial practices. “Mary is

Furst Group Joins IIC Partners

IIC Partners has added executive search firm Furst Group as its newest member firm. Headquartered in Chicago, Furst Group exclusively focuses on the healthcare and life sciences sector. The firm is led by co-founders Bob Clarke, chief executive officer, and Sherrie Barch, president. “We are really looking forward to affiliating with IIC Partners. We believe

CBSBUTLER Names U.K. Managing Director

U.K.-based technical recruiter CBSbutler has appointed Bernard Ward as U.K. managing director, succeeding long-standing incumbent David Leyshon, who takes up the position of chairman. Mr. Ward was previously with Reed Global, where he held the post of regional managing director for EMEA. “I am both delighted and incredibly excited about the opportunity. CBSbutler has forged

Leadership Recruiters Finds Executive Director For The Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Leadership Recruiters has placed Silas A. Chamberlin as executive director of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Mr. Chamberlin has served as a regional advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources since March 2014. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is managed by the non-profit Schuylkill River Greenway Association, an organization focused on the

3P Consultants Places COO At Weener Empire Plastics

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Himanshu Sharma as chief operating officer and board member at Weener Empire Plastics Pvt Ltd. Mr. Sharma was previously vice president of operations at Tata Autocomp Systems Limited. Weener Empire Plastics is a subsidiary of the Weener Plastics Packaging Group, a full service global supplier of

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