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RSR Partners Names Head of Sports and Entertainment Leadership Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has promoted Dany B. Berghoff to managing director. Mr. Berghoff, who took over as head of the firm’s global sport and entertainment leadership practice from Joe Bailey in May, will focus on working with clients across the sports, media and entertainment industries. He is also a member of the firm’s hospitality and leisure practice. Mr. Berghoff has


How to Best Balance Work and Summer Holiday Time

Nearly two-thirds of professionals (63 percent) say they have cut short vacations because of occupational demands and pressure to perform at work, according to a new Korn Ferry survey. The study also found that nearly three quarters (73 percent) said they would prefer a higher salary over more vacation days. According to the survey, staying in

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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.


Chason Group Adds Former Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce CEO

Executive search firm the Chason Group recently expanded with the addition of veteran chamber of commerce and economic development professional Mike Gaymon. He will focus on executive recruiting for non-profit organizations. “Mike’s knowledge of the industry sectors that we focus on is significant,” said Tim Chason, founder of the Chason Group. “He has the capacity to evaluate

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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?


Datacenter People Creates Cloud Services Division

U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has announced plans to expand its practice to include recruitment in the cloud services division. The expansion stems from accelerated growth of cloud services in the datacenter industry, the company said. The rapid growth of cloud services has been expected by many industry experts. Three years ago, a Cisco report


With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher

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Vetted Solutions Begins Chief People Officer Search for National Business Aviation Association

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer plays 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. The focus instead is on building talent

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Boise State Picks Storbeck/Pimentel for President Search

Boise State University has enlisted Media, PA-based Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to find the seventh president in its history. Managing partner Alberto Pimentel is leading the assignment. Six executive search firms submitted proposals to the school to be considered for the search. This is the second attempt by a search firm to find a replacement for former president Bob


Lucas Group Opens Military Transition Branch in Denver

Military service is an honorable choice, but it is also a sacrifice. The trouble comes for some veterans when they try to rejoin the civilian work world. A recent report examined the subject and arrived at a discouraging statistic: 85 percent of employed post-9/11 veterans are not completely satisfied with their current job. And, according


ECI Group Adds New Member Firm in Poland

ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added Meissner & Partners in Poland as its newest member firm. Meissner & Partners specializes in executive search and leadership consultancy, including executive coaching and executive development. The firm covers various industries including pharmaceutical, media, public/cultural institutions, financial, industrial, educational, private equity, FMCG and healthcare. Maja Meissner is


Search Firms Step Up Diversity Recruiting Initiatives

Competitive companies, organizations and government agencies know that diversity matters. Why? The demographics of the nation must mirror the workforce. Why diversity? It’s the customer; it’s the worker; thus, it must be the executives. Research shows that organizations that unleash the potential of diverse talent innovate faster and see better business results. It starts by

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Spencer Stuart Places CEO at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

After an extensive search, Jennifer Bol and Kristine M. Johnson of Spencer Stuart have placed Nicole Taylor as the new president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). Ms. Taylor, who starts her new role Dec. 19, will be working closely with Greg Avis, the organization’s interim president and founding board chair, during the transition period. “Nicole brings a

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R. William Funk & Associates Seeks New Leader for University of South Carolina’s Alumni Association

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, was recently tapped by the University of South Carolina’s alumni association to lead its search for a new executive director. The search will be led by R. William Funk, president of the recruitment firm, and chief of staff Krisha Creal. “Having assisted


Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Names C-Suite Advisory Services Leadership Team

Human capital management firm Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge (LHH Knightsbridge) has announced the expansion of its C-suite advisory services leadership team, including its International Center for Executive Options (ICEO) practice. “LHH Knightsbridge has some of the best human capital talent in Canada,” said Jim Mitchell, the firm’s president. “The newest additions to our senior team


Pure Search Names Technology Practice Leader for Singapore

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has appointed Graham Skipworth to lead its technology practice across Singapore and South East Asia. Mr. Skipworth has over 12 years’ recruitment experience within the technology and digital space across the U.K. and Asia. Over the course of his career he has built and led teams, providing both permanent and contract recruitment

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Gerard Stewart Finds CEO for ettain group

Atlanta-based executive search firm Gerard Stewart has placed Trent Beekman as the new CEO of staffing firm ettain group. The company’s past CEO Jeff Harris has taken on the role of chairman. The assignment was led by the firm’s founder and managing partner, Lisa Maxwell. Previously, Mr. Beekman led Modis North America’s retail temporary staffing and permanent

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Armstrong McGuire & Associates Seeks President for Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Non-profit organization management firm Armstrong McGuire & Associates has been selected to find the next president for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation in Durham, NC. Senior advisor Beth Briggs is leading the assignment. The independent, charitable foundation seeks a visionary, strategic professional with proven management and leadership expertise, philanthropic knowledge


Ferguson Partners Names Vice Chairman

FPL Associates , a global professional services firm specializing in providing executive search, as well as leadership, compensation and management consulting solutions, has elected Jeffrey Hauswirth as its vice chairman based in its Toronto office. “As vice chairman, Jeff will serve in a number of key leadership roles for the firm,” said William J. Ferguson,


Space Executive Opens Office in Hong Kong

Singapore-headquartered recruitment agency Space Executive has opened a new office in Hong Kong. The firm has brought on veteran recruiter Nick Lambe as managing director to lead the new location. Space Executive will focus on growing its presence across investment banking, capital markets, private equity and funds in Hong Kong. The firm said that it

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Under Armour

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, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such


10 Tips for Networking with an Executive Recruiter

Employers typically use a search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. All three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. But what about career-minded professionals? When should they turn to a recruiter and what’s the best way to network with

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CBS Taps Korn Ferry to Find Next CEO

CBS has retained the services of Korn Ferry as it begins its search for a new CEO to replace Les Moonves following sexual misconduct allegations. Joe Ianniello, the company’s chief operating officer, has assumed the role of president and acting CEO. The search is expected to take four to six weeks to produce a new leader. The

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Texas State University

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,


SmartRecruiters Launches Talent Sourcing Technology

Talent acquisition platform SmartRecruiters has launched a new talent sourcing and nurturing technology designed to help businesses proactively find and engage pre-qualified candidates while improving overall recruiting ROI. The single-platform candidate relationship management (CRM) and applicant tracking system (ATS), dubbed SmartCRM, is designed to eliminate the lag time from reactive recruiting, allowing organizations to save time


IRC Global Appoints New Agribusiness & Agriscience Practice Leaders

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has named Patrick Westerburger as the new leader of its agribusiness & agriscience global practice team. He replaces Warren Carter (IRC USA – The QualiFind Group), who is now the Americas practice leader. Monicca Yan (IRC China and Singapore) has become the new Asia Pacific practice leader, and Marco M. Alemagna (IRC


The Top 3 Perks Most Workers Now Seek

Professionals want more choices about when and where they work, according to new research released by Robert Half. Flexible work schedules, a compressed workweek and the ability to telecommute are the most sought-after non-monetary perquisites the report found. While many companies offer flexible work schedules, however, fewer than one in five offer shorter workweeks or

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National Women’s History Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for CEO Search

The National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new CEO. The organization is seeking a strategic, innovative and engaging executive to provide leadership and direction and fulfill a vision to build a physical museum and expand impact

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Kumabe HR Finds Investment Officer for Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System

Following an extensive national search, executive search firm Kumabe HR has placed Elizabeth Burton as chief investment officer of the $16.3 billion Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System, Honolulu. Vijoy Chattergy, who served in the role since 2012, recently left the organization. “Ms. Burton is dynamic and highly regarded by her peers in the investment community,” said Catherine Chan, chair


Stanton Chase Adds Search Veteran in Chicago

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office. He will serve as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase. “I am thrilled to welcome Jim to our team in Chicago, he

Korn Ferry Adds Senior Client Partner in Vancouver

Korn Ferry has added Caroline Jellinck as a senior client partner and member of its global technology and board & CEO services practice. Ms. Jellinck will be based out of Korn Ferry’s Vancouver office. Previously, she as a partner at Odgers Berndtson where she worked extensively with boards of directors and CEOs, conducting international senior

CTPartners Downgraded By Zacks

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has been downgraded by Zacks from an outperform rating to neutral in a recently issued research report. The investment research firm currently has a $16.80 price objective on the stock. Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of CTPartners from a

McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for Sourcing Solutions

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Mike Rubin as chief executive officer of Sourcing Solutions. The assignment was led by Rod McDermott, managing partner and co-founder of McDermott & Bull Executive Search. Previously, Mr. Rubin worked for technology companies in senior leadership positions, including Compaq Computer, Alta Vista/Shopping.com, Broadcom, and Epson America. “Sourcing Solutions

Boyden Heading Search for City of Dryden

Boyden has been retained by the City of Dryden in Ontario, Canada to lead its search for a chief administrative officer. John Cummings has been serving as its interim CAO while it searches for his permanent replacement. Dryden is the second-largest city in the Kenora District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada, located on Wabigoon Lake. Boyden

EFL Associates Retained By Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association

Executive search firm EFL Associates has been selected by the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association to lead in its search for a new executive director. Current executive director, Mary Most Vanek, will retire on Jan. 27. Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association serves over 250,000 current and former public employees from over 2,000 local units of

Caldwell Partners Posts 20 Percent Revenue Gain

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. posted Q1 2015 revenues of $12.4 million, up 20 percent from revenues of $10.3 million a year ago. U.S. revenues increased 24 percent to $8.1 million from revenues of $6.5 million last year while revenues from Canadian operations were up 12 percent to $4.2 million. "We have seen solid year-over-year

Spencer Stuart and WCD Launch Initiatives to Boost Boardroom Diversity

Spencer Stuart and WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) have launched a series of global initiatives to boost diversity in boardrooms both from the supply side and the demand side. Joint Spencer Stuart and WCD initiatives include: Working with Professor Boris Groysberg of the Harvard Business School and research partner Deborah Bell to launch a major global board survey

Allen Austin Adds New Partner In Houston

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added Dale Allardyce as a partner in its Houston headquarters. Mr. Allardyce brings over 30 years of broad-based senior level executive and consulting experience and expertise in the retail, supply chain, logistics, manufacturing and industrial sectors to retained search and consulting. He formerly served as president of CellStar

Championscott Partners Recruits CMO For Nintex

ChampionScott Partners has placed Russ Mann as chief marketing officer at Nintex. Prior to joining, Mr. Mann was the chairman and CEO of Covario, a combined global search, social and content marketing software company and digital ad agency that he co-founded. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, Nintex is a leader in workflow automation. ChampionScott Partners is

NGS Global Opens New Office In Seoul

NGS Asia Executive Search Ltd. (NGS Global) has opened a new office in Seoul, South Korea to be led by Cindy Yang, NGS Global managing partner. Ms. Yang has 14 years of experience conducting senior-level executive search assignments, with special emphasis on the consumer, technology and life science industries. Her client base includes multinational companies

HVS Executive Search Adds VP In Atlanta

HVS Executive Search has appointed Bill Conn as vice president in the firm's Atlanta office. Mr. Conn brings over 20 years of executive sales and sales management experience in the food service industry including nine years in executive search. Prior to joining HVS, he was vice president of national accounts for private label coffee manufacturer

Eton Bridge Partners Makes Additions To Staff

Executive search and interim management partnership Eton Bridge Partners has named Charlotte Payne as a researcher for executive search within the firm's HR practice, focusing on senior level assignments. Ms. Payne previously spent five years as a senior researcher with boutique executive search firm Sam Allen Associates and has particular expertise in consumer-focused sectors. The

Spencer Stuart Finds CEO for the National Investor Relations Institute

Spencer Stuart has placed James Cudahy as president and chief executive officer of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). Mr. Cudahy, who is currently the head of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), takes over in March. Founded in 1969, NIRI is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication

Heidrick & Struggles Places President and CEO at Carbonite

Heidrick & Struggles has recruited Mohamad Ali as the next president and chief executive officer of Carbonite, Inc. Mr. Ali joins Carbonite from Hewlett-Packard Co., where he served as chief strategy officer. Carbonite is a provider of cloud and hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses. Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive

ZW HR Consulting Appoints Country Manager In Singapore

Search firm ZW HR Consulting has appointed Mervin Chui as country manager for its Singapore operations. Mr. Chui will be responsible for leading and driving all of ZW HR Consulting's Singapore operations as well as focusing on business growth and investment opportunities in Singapore and South East Asia. He has more than a decade’s worth

Cross Border Hiring Split Among International Companies

Among companies with offices in countries outside of where their headquarters are located, plans to conduct searches for executives in foreign offices during the year ahead were evenly split. Fifty percent said they were planning to conduct searches while the other half said they were not, according to InterSearch Worldwide. Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of

Faithsearch Forms Alliance With 5by5

FaithSearch Partners has formed a strategic communications partnership with Nashville-based marketing and digital agency 5by5. “We are delighted to be partnering with an agency with such extraordinary creative and business talent. It was important in our firm selection process to identify and evaluate the top firms in the country who not only understand our faith-based

SSI-Search Completes Assignment For Duke Medicine

Recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, Inc. has placed Eric Poon M.D. as chief health information officer for Duke Medicine. Most recently Dr. Poon served as vice president and chief medical information officer for Boston Medical Center (BMC) and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Duke Medicine is an academic and health care system.

WK Advisors Heading VP Search For Wellstar Health System

WK Advisors, a division of Witt/Kieffer offering mid-level executive search consulting services, has been selected by WellStar Health System to lead its search for a new vice president of emergency services, a new position that will work closely with the system COO and other operational leaders to plan, direct, and execute the long-term and short-term

Korn Ferry Heading Search for Atlanta Falcons

Korn Ferry has been selected by the Atlanta Falcons to identify head coaching candidates. Former coach Mike Smith was fired after the team experienced back-to-back losing seasons. Korn Ferry has assisted in the searches that landed Andy Reid in Kansas City and Bill O'Brien in Houston in the past several years. Korn Ferry, based in

Ken Clark Partners Taps CFO For Worldwide Clinical Trials

Ken Clark Partners LLC has placed Anthony Doyle as chief financial officer of Worldwide Clinical Trials. Linda Chisholm, consultant for Ken Clark Partners LLC, led the assignment. Mr. Doyle was formerly with World Book Inc. Worldwide Clinical Trials’ mission is to facilitate the development of life-changing medicines by integrating clinical trials methodology, operational acumen and

NES Global Talent Adds Two Associates In Glasgow

NES Global Talent has said that Lee Anderson has re-joined the firm as associate director in its Glasgow office. Mr. Anderson, who has 17 years of engineering and technical recruitment experience, previously worked at First People Solutions in Glasgow. Before that he worked at NES Global Talent for seven years, joining the firm as a

Lucas Group Expands In Tampa

Search firm Lucas Group has named Vincent Gagliano as managing partner in its accounting & finance practice group. Mr. Gagliano will expand the firm's Tampa branch. He joins Michael Decker, Tampa managing partner for the firm’s information technology division, in guiding a team of recruiters dedicated to the Florida market. Mr. Gagliano served as director

Hays Acquires 80 Percent Of Veredus Corp.

Hays plc, a U.K.-based executive recruiting firm, has acquired 80 percent of Veredus Corp. for an initial consideration of approximately $44 million, on a cash free / debt free basis. The remaining 20 percent of equity in Veredus will be retained by the selling shareholders, all of whom will continue in their senior leadership roles

MitchelLake Group Adds Partner to San Francisco Team

Executive search firm MitchelLake Group has added Jason Heck as an executive search partner within its San Francisco team. Mr. Heck joins the firm from Parker Remick, a Seattle-based executive search firm which works closely with a number of VC firms. “Jason’s search pedigree is fantastic. We’re very lucky to have him on the MitchelLake

Headlight International Releases Global Talent Survey Results

Executive search firm Headlight International has released survey results around the challenges faced by large international companies to recruit global talent. The report found that more than 50 percent of executives reported a willingness to change their current position in less than a year, followed by 37 percent who expected to stay in their current

Alexander Mann Solutions Names Head For New Belfast Office

London-headquartered talent acquisition and management services firm Alexander Mann Solutions has appointed Tracy Hurst to lead its new global client service center in Belfast. Ms. Hurst has held senior client services roles at the Alexander Mann since 2010. Prior to joining the firm she was with Hays Specialist Recruitment. The new Belfast center is set

Diversified Search Fills Three Board Positions for Navient

Diversified Search has recruited three new board members for Navient, a leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company. The new board members are former U.S. treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral, Katherine A. Lehman, and Laura S. Unger. The board searches were led by Lauren E. Smith, managing director and Dale E. Jones, president of Diversified

J. Carpenter & Co. Completes Search For WSI Corporation

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has placed Greg Lazar as chief revenue officer WSI operation of The Weather Company. Most recently, Mr. Lazar was the general manager of international operations at Akamai. WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions. J. Carpenter & Co. was founded in 2009 and recruits

Slone Partners Promotes COO

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has promoted Leslie Loveless to the position of chief operating officer. Prior to her promotion, Ms. Loveless held the title of executive vice president and partner. She joined Slone Partners in 2007 after working for diagnostics companies such as Quest Diagnostics, as a national sales trainer, and AmeriPath, as director of

PCI Executive Search Consultants Grows Staff

PCI Executive Search Consultants has added Agnes Chen and Candis Ko as directors in Shanghai. Ms. Chen has over 12 years of experience in business development, advisory and risk management in the financial services sector. Prior to joining PCI, she worked for global companies Dun & Bradstreet, Marsh & McLennan Companies and HSBC. Her role

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