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Turnkey Search Finds Athletic Director Bill Moos for Nebraska
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Turnkey Search Finds Athletic Director for Nebraska

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

Diversified Search placed Christopher Connor board of directors International Paper
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Diversified Search Fills Board Position for International Paper

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Christopher M. Connor as a member of the board of directors at International Paper Company in Memphis. Managing director Lauren E. Smith led the assignment. “Chris has an outstanding track record of leadership, vision and building a strong culture,” said Ms. Smith. “We are excited about the contributions that he

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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.


OverNorth Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm OverNorth has appointed David L. Hansen as principal for its manufacturing, private equity and business services search practices. “Dave represents a strategic hire for our firm and we’re all very excited to have him join the OverNorth team,” said partner Renato T. Amador. “His extensive manufacturing sector experience extends our capabilities in the industrial technology

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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?

Partners in Human Resources International Launches Search Division

Partners in Human Resources International Launches Search Division

Partners in Human Resources International (Partners International), a New York City-based provider of career transition services, executive coaching and talent consulting, has formed an executive search practice. Peter Movesian has joined the firm as senior vice president of executive search and will lead the new division. Mr. Movesian has over two decades of service as


Seeking Talent, One Employee at a Time

 These are better days for jobs in America. Hiring is up. And the unemployment rate remains at a stellar 4.1 percent. That’s good news all the way around. For employers, however, many challenges remain: Competition for talent is high. Finding individuals with the right skills remains tough. Transitioning to a Millennial workforce can be a

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Kittleman & Associates Tapped by Frey Foundation to Find CEO

Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by the Frey Foundation in Grand Rapids, MI to lead its search for a new CEO. Vice president Megan Monaco is spearheading the assignment. The next president of the Frey Foundation will join an organization that is committed to maximizing its impact in west and northern Michigan, said

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Kirk Palmer Associates Leading CEO Search for Destination Maternity

Retail-focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates is leading the search for a new CEO for Destination Maternity in Moorestown, NJ. While the search is being completed, the company named Melissa Payner-Gregor, an independent director for the company, as interim CEO, effective immediately. Ms. Payner-Gregor succeeds Allen Weinstein, who held the interim role for four months. Mr. Weinstein took


DRG Search Names CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: DRG Search has appointed Dara Klarfeld as its new CEO. She will be responsible for leading all aspects of DRG’s work with organizations in the non-profit sector. “Dara has built an impressive

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Pedersen & Partners Appoints Country Manager for U.K.

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Mark Paviour as its country manager for the United Kingdom. Mr. Paviour joins Pedersen & Partners from Egon Zehnder, where he worked for 24 years in the U.K. and the Middle East. During his tenure there, he served on the global financial services practice group leadership team, ran the asset/wealth


Job Market Trends to Watch In 2018

2017 was a landmark year for hiring. Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady jobs growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low this year.

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Parker Executive Search Seeks President for University of Central Florida

Parker Executive Search is looking to place the new president of the University of Central Florida (UCF) by mid-year. The Atlanta-based recruitment firm was enlisted last year to find the replacement for the school’s longtime president John Hitt, who announced his retirement in October. Perhaps Parker’s biggest challenge is finding someone who can fill the

Coulter Partners Sally Ann Forsyth CEO Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
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Coulter Partners Lands New CEO for Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Sally Ann Forsyth as the new CEO of Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC). She assumes her new role in March. Dr. Forsyth, who is known for her scientific and financial expertise and as an open innovation practitioner, will lead SBC through its next phase of expansion. “Everyone talks about board and sector

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Witt/Kieffer Launches Emerging Physician Leaders Recruiting Practice

Witt/Kieffer has launched an emerging physician leaders search practice, which expands the reach and capabilities of the firm’s physician integration & leadership business. Consultant Carl Fitch is leading the practice, which will help clients in healthcare and academic medicine identify potential physician administrators and executives at all levels of their organizations. “Today’s healthcare landscape requires

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CNA International Opens in Germany

U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany. Marko Könönen will lead the new location serving as senior partner at CNA International Hamburg Germany. With its presence in Hamburg, CNA further enhances its professional executive search capability, resources and services to meet the growing business interests of companies and financial institutions in Germany,

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Five Ways HR Can Maximize Data and Analytics

Big data is rewriting the script for how companies around the world do business. The market for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to $203 billion in the next three years. For human resources, the implications include better and more efficient talent management processes, greater insight into whether a candidate will be

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RH Perry & Associates Tapped by West Virginia University at Parkersburg 

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has retained RH Perry & Associates to lead its search for a new president, following the resignation of Fletcher Lamkin. Senior consultants Jesse Thompson and John Hutchinson are conducting the search. “I would like to thank the board for putting their trust in us … to find a president that

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Nonprofit HR Associates Finds New Leader for OneWest

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Nonprofit HR Associates has placed Evon Smith as president and CEO of Louisville, KY-based OneWest, a community development group. This concluded a six-month national search. “We were impressed with Evon’s proven success in developing collaborative partnerships and leveraging resources with non-profit organizations, government entities, businesses, investors, and community stakeholders –

Caldwell Partners 9.8% Q1 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners Posts 9.8 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners International has posted first quarter revenues of $14.9 million (Canadian), up 9.8 percent from $13.6 million last year. “The Caldwell Partners team delivered a strong performance in the first quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “The overall economic outlook remains healthy, as we continue to experience solid search demand, notwithstanding our unbalanced performance

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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Regional Leader for Asia Pacific

Heidrick & Struggles has named Stephen McAlinden regional leader for Asia Pacific. He succeeds Steve Mullinjer, who will continue to pursue client work for the CEO & board practice globally. In his new role, Mr. McAlinden will lead 14 offices across Asia Pacific while continuing his client work as a partner focusing on corporate and investment banking. “Under Steve’s stewardship over the past

Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018
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Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018

The hiring outlook for 2018 is the best the U.S. has seen in over a decade with 44 percent of employers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees in the new year and half (51 percent) expecting to hire temporary employees, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. The most pressing question, however, remains: How quickly can they fill

Harris Search Associates University of Buffalo School Dental Medicine
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Harris Search Associates Tapped By University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Universities have long depended on executive search firms to help with their leadership needs, but these days the higher education sector is broadening its efforts to find more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings in the sector, identifying athletic directors, coaches and any number of other top posts. The

MJM Global Search CEO National Livestock Producers Association
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MJM Global Search Seeks CEO for the National Livestock Producers Association

The National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), the national association of livestock marketing cooperatives and their captive livestock credit corporations, is looking for its next chief executive officer. The organization has enlisted Denver area-based MJM Global Search to find its new leader. Scott Stuart, longtime head of the NLPA, recently left the organization to take on the

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The Lancer Group Opens Office in Dallas

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, has opened a new office in Dallas and named Kevin Anderson as partner. The firm now has six offices in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Anderson brings to Lancer Group over 20 years of experience in executive search across the IT services, software, industrial technology,

Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition Global Performance Search Join Forces

Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search Join Forces

The wave of mergers and partnerships in the executive search industry is continuing in the New Year. Recently, Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search (GPS) officially merged. The newly formed entity, which is called GPS, will have vertical expertise in professional services, data analytics, life sciences, supply chain technologies, logistics and medical


Another Look at the Impact and Implications of Pay History Legislation

As more cities and states enact legislation to restrict employers, and their search agents, from asking candidates about their pay history, questions remain about the effectiveness of such laws, according to a new study by the recruitment firm NGS Global. The report, “Challenges of Gathering Compensation Data on Candidates,” spearheaded by managing partners David Nosal

Shelli Herman and Associates Kate Montonaga CFO Museum of Contemporary Art
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Shelli Herman and Associates Lands CFO for the Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has recruited Kate Motonaga as the new CFO of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA was seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum. Ms. Motonaga

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EFL Associates Tapped by CalSTRS to Hunt for Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and in the years ahead it is expected to soar. Recruiters say the need for chief investment officers across the asset allocator spectrum, including endowments and foundations‎, and corporate, public and state plans, have significantly increased in number over the last five years as

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RSR Partners Forms Alliance with OnPoint Consulting

Executive search firm RSR Partners has established an alliance with OnPoint Consulting, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm, to deliver leadership assessment capabilities to their clients. The partnership creates an integrated but independent platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice, said the search firm. In addition, OnPoint Consulting’s

TMP Worldwide Opens Midwest Office

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global technology-enabled talent acquisition company, has expanded its presence in the Midwest region with the establishment of a new office in Bloomington, Minnesota. The company also recently opened offices in Germany, India and Ireland. “TMP’s goal is to improve the talent acquisition process through a unique mix of

BCA, Executive Recruiters Fills HR Post for Clearwater Paper

BCA, Executive Recruiters has placed Cathy Elsasser as the HR director for the consumer products division, Western region for Clearwater Paper. Ms. Elsasser previously held numerous senior human resources positions for Honeywell, Tiffany and Corning. BCA’s chief operating officer and SVP recruitment, Joe Gonzalez, led the search. Clearwater Paper is a provider of private label

Korn Ferry Strengthens Sports Practice

Korn Ferry has added Liz Boardman as senior client partner in its sports practice. Ms. Boardman has led senior executive assignments for sports organizations, major sports leagues, teams, conferences, and educational institutions. Based in New York, she will also work with foundations and other nonprofits focused on sports, education, and wellness. Ms. Boardman was previously

CTPartners Reports A Loss And A Flat Year

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) reported that its net revenue for 2013 was $130.3 million, a 1.5 percent increase compared to net revenue of $128.4 million the prior year. The company reported a net loss for the year of $1.6 million, or $0.23 per share, compared to a net loss of $3.6 million, or $0.51 per

Executives Online Makes New Additions in Netherlands and France

International interim management and executive recruitment company Executives Online has added Jan Piet van der Plank as a partner in its Netherlands office where he will focus on manufacturing and energy sectors. Mr. van der Plank is a seasoned management executive with a career spanning 25 years in multinational companies including Alcoa, Total Caterpillar, Wartsila,

Spencer Stuart Opens Office in Moscow

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has opened a new office in Moscow as part of its continuing strategy to broaden the services it offers businesses across Eurasia. Robert T. Nowakowski currently is the office manage for the Moscow location. Mr. Nowakowski also leads the consumer practice for Spencer Stuart in Eastern Europe, focusing on the

R. William Funk & Associates Recruits President for University of South Alabama

R. William Funk & Associates has placed Dr. Tony G. Waldrop as the new president of the University of South Alabama. Dr. Waldrop has been the provost and executive vice president at the University of Central Florida, UCF, since 2010. The University of South Alabama is a public, research university in Mobile, Alabama. For the

Search Group Partners Adds Managing Director to Lead Executive Search Practice

SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) has added Connie Spyropoulos-Linardakis as managing director where she will spearhead the firm’s executive search practice. Ms. Spyropoulos will focus on broadening the firm’s range of strategic and nationwide executive search services to support the firm’s industry and client base. She most recently served as executive vice president and chief human

Russell Reynolds Associates Finds President of University of Michigan

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Mark Schlissel as the 14th president of the University of Michigan. Mr. Schlissel is currently provost at Brown University. He will have a five-year contract, starting on July 1, and be paid $750,000 in base salary with a retention incentive of $100,000 a year. With 42

ManpowerGroup Study Finds Continued Hiring Confidence

U.S. employers report a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of +13 percent, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup. This is the third consecutive quarter with a net employment outlook of +13 percent, which is the strongest Outlook since the second quarter of 2008. Of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed,

Three Industry Reports by HSZ Media on Sale Now

Three soon-to-be-released talent management studies by HSZ Media are continuing to gain attention — and pre-publication copies for the 2014 editions are still available. Executive Search: State of the Industry Report (U.S./America) continues HSZ Media’s long-standing tradition of reporting on the world’s largest recruiting and talent acquisition marketplace, taking an in-depth view of the year

AESC Presents Zehnder and Onstott with Top Honors

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has presented Egon Zehnder, founding chairman of global recruiter Egon Zehnder, with its Gardner W. Heidrick Award and Joe Onstott, co-founder and managing partner of The Onstott Group, with the Eleanor H. Raynolds Award. The Heidrick Award is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding

ZRG Partners Appoints COO

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has appointed Stacey Mainiero as its chief operating officer. Ms. Mainiero works out of the firm’s West Orange, NJ office and will manage and oversee daily activities worldwide. She previously held a senior level operations position with Korn Ferry where she managed

Greenwich Harbor Partners Taps Chief Revenue Officer for SpinMedia

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed Tom Morrissy as the new executive vice president and chief revenue officer of SpinMedia. Mr. Morrissy was formerly EVP/North American sales of Synaptic Media and most recently the EVP/CRO of Selectable Media. SpinMedia is the world’s largest collective of pop culture and music digital brands. Greenwich Harbor Partners focuses on

New Legal Careers Site Launched

LexJob.com, a new legal careers website, has been launched by CareerCast.com (a division of Adicio Inc.)and LexIndustry, Inc., a media company focused on technology, services and products for legal professionals. LexJob utilizes Adicio’s job board platform and its RevManage program and will be incorporated into Libra Network, a new global network and association for legal

Accord Group Grows Polish Operations

Accord Group Eastern and Central Europe (ECE) has named Renata Sienkiewicz as the leadership services practice head for the firm’s Polish region. Ms. Sienkiewicz joins the company after spending over 10 years in HR at the board level of multinationals and the past six years as managing partner at global leadership services and talent development

ESGI Completes Search for CACI International

Executive recruiter ESGI has placed Suzan Zimmerman as senior vice president of strategic campaigns at CACI International. Ms. Zimmerman most recently served as SVP of corporate development at QinetiQ North America. “Suzan enjoys one of the strongest reputations in our market. She has an impeccable track record in pursuing and helping win large federal procurements,”

Bond International Software Partners with Brightwater Recruitment

Recruitment software provider Bond International Software has integrated its portfolio of recruitment system applications and staffing agency software Bond Adapt with Brightwater Recruitment Consultancy, a professional services recruitment company for the Irish market. “The central system will enable our business information to be shared across our offices in Dublin, Belfast and Cork which again was

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Four New Partners

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added four new partners to its global industrial practice group. Andrew Dudgeon and John Weigold join the aerospace, defense & aviation team and are based in the New York office. John Howard, based in Toronto and Damian Walsh, based in London, join the metals & mining team.

Direct Consulting Associates Names Recruitment Manager

Direct Consulting Associates (DCA), a provider of healthcare IT consulting and staffing solutions, has promoted John Yurkschatt to the role of recruitment manager. In his new position, Mr. Yurkschatt serves as a coach and mentor to our DCA recruiters as well as provides hands-on strategic and tactical leadership while managing the day-to-day recruiting activities. He

Korn Ferry Records 21 Percent Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $242.2 million for the third quarter fiscal 2014, an increase of 21 percent on a constant currency basis compared to $210.3 million a year ago. The increase in fee revenue was driven by increases in all regions with the largest increases in North America and Europe. Futurestep, the firm’s online

EMA Partners Appoints Chairman

EMA Partners International has appointed Chris Hardy as its global chairman. Mr. Hardy has served on EMA Partners’ executive committee and held the vice president of finance role for the last four years. He founded EMA Partners South Africa in 2004. Prior to that he held senior positions with Deloitte Consulting, Vendall (Pty) Ltd and

Hanold Associates Leading Search for Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has been retained by Northwestern Memorial HealthCare to lead in its search for a new senior vice president and general counsel. Northwestern Memorial is ranked number six hospital system in the country by US News & World Report. Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates specializes in assignments for human resources, talent

Dr. BjØrn Johansson Associates Adds New Partner

Executive search firm Dr Bjorn Johansson Associates has added Dr. Sylke Steiner as a partner. Dr. Steiner's expertise ranges from small and mid-sized companies to large multinational corporations, working for privately owned and publicly traded companies as well as for non-profit organizations. She previously served as a principal at Korn Ferry. Dr. Bjørn Johansson Associates

MB Interim Leaders Strengthens Management Team

MB Interim Leaders, a division of McDermott & Bull, has named Monica Baldwin as its business development director, healthcare solutions. Ms. Baldwin will be responsible for expanding the firm’s presence with healthcare industry clients. She will work closely with healthcare companies experiencing time-sensitive challenges by uniting executives on project and interim engagements with MB Interim

Development Resources, Inc. Completes Search for AAUW

Development Resources, Inc. (DRi) has placed Toni Johnson as the new director of major and planned gifts for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Over the past 25 years, Ms. Johnson has worked as executive director for the American Red Cross, the American Diabetes Association of Greater New York, and Anderson House. AAUW is

eQuest Enhances HR Software Service

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has developed a software that recognizes the kind of device candidates use to respond to jobs on the internet as well as the percentage of candidates responding to internet posted positions by mobile versus workstation. “As HR departments assess their future plans this data will

Egon Zehnder Makes Leadership Changes

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder has said that Alyse Forcellina will assume management of the firm's U.S. leadership strategy consulting practice and Jon Carter will oversee its U.S. technology and communications practice. Ms. Forcellina, based in New York, will guide the firm's U.S. consulting efforts around management assessment, executive development, integration, skills building, succession

Boyden to Lead CEO Search for the Port of Long Beach

Executive search firm Boyden has been retained by the Port of Long Beach to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The search will be led by managing director Tim McNamara. The Port of Long Beach is the second biggest port in the U.S. behind the Port of Los Angeles. Boyden is

Direct Recruiters Promotes Partner

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has promoted Robert Cohn to partner. Mr. Cohn will continue to serve as director of the firm’s automation practice with special emphasis on industrial and electrical automation and sensors and controls. He has been with DRI and in the recruiting industry for over eight years. “Robert has achieved significant growth in

CEB Acquires KnowledgeAdvisors

CEB, a member-based advisory company, has acquired KnowledgeAdvisors, a provider of analytics solutions for talent development professionals, for approximately $52 million. By combining KnowledgeAdvisors’ learning benchmarks and analytics platform with CEB’s insight, best practice and predictive analytics on talent acquisition, assessment and development, the company is positioned to help senior executives optimize investments that drive

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