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Holmes Noble appointed Donna Chapman CEO

Holmes Noble Appoints CEO

U.K.-based executive search and interim firm Holmes Noble has appointed Donna Chapman as its chief executive officer. “Donna brings an impressive track record in consultancy and recruitment and has spent over 25 years operating at board level, specializing in sectors which are very important to Holmes Noble’s growth plans,” said Michelle Carson-Williams, founder and chair.

Quick Leonard Kieffer named Courtney Lada managing partner

Quick Leonard Kieffer Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has named Courtney Lada as managing partner. As the senior-most role within the firm, she will be responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement. “During her decade-long career with us, Courtney has played a critical role in the firm’s success and growth,” noted Roger Quick,

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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

Pedersen & Partners Mark Paviour country manager United Kingdom

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

Witt/Kieffer Emerging Physician Leaders Recruiting Practice Carl Fitch

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

CNA International Office Hamburg Germany

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,

Five Ways HR Can Maximize Data and Analytics

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

Heidrick & Struggles Stephen McAlinden regional leader Asia Pacific

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

RSR Partners Alliance OnPoint Consulting

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

Hanold Associates Appoints New Partner

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has added Lauren Drake as a partner. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Ms. Drake will focus on HR executive search assignments for senior level professional services and HR roles across a broad spectrum of industries. She most recently worked with McKinsey & Company as the global head of experienced

hrQ Names Managing Director of Houston Office

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has appointed Hang Bower as the vice president and managing director of its Houston office. Ms. Bower joins hrQ with more than 15 years of human resources experience from Luxottica Retail, Brinker International and most recently as the chief human

Lancor Leading CEO Search for I.D. Systems

Global search firm Lancor has been selected by I.D. Systems, Inc. to lead in its search for a chief executive officer. Headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, I.D. Systems is a global provider of wireless M2M solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets, including industrial vehicles, rental cars, trailers, containers, and cargo. Lancor

Tatum Expands Leadership Team in New York

Executive services firm Tatum LLC has named Chris Morris as the office managing partner in the firm’s New York headquarters. In this role, Mr. Morris will lead business development and talent recruitment efforts, manage daily operational activity and oversee high-level client engagements. Previously, he served as president and founding partner of MPACT Partners LLC, providing

Signium Adds AM Recruiting Chile to Global Network

Signium International has added AM Recruiting Chile (AMR Chile) to its global network of executive search firms. AMR Chile specializes in high level executive searches with a focus on results and finding the top board members, directors, vice presidents, CEO´s and c-level positions. The firm has placed candidates within a wide variety of industries with

Hudson Global Posts 15 Percent Revenue Dip

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted fourth quarter 2013 revenues of $159.5 million, a decrease of 13.4 percent from the $184.3 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012. The company recorded a net loss of $11.3 million, or $0.35 per basic and diluted share, compared with net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per basic and

Diversified Search Finds First President for SEED Miami

Diversified Search has placed Frances P. Allegra as the first president of The SEED School of Miami (SEED Miami), a college-preparatory, public boarding school for South Florida students. Ms. Allegra brings to SEED Miami 20 years of experience in child welfare and advocacy on behalf of children. She will be departing her position as CEO

ZRG Partners Acquires New Directions Search

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has acquired New Directions Search, a 30-year old retained search firm headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. New Directions Search has focused on providing senior level executive search to the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Led by

Odgers Berndtson Launches Digital Search and Board Consulting Practices

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has launched a new digital search practice which will be headed by seasoned digital search consultant Candi Dalipe. Odgers has also partnered with digital strategist Barry Libert to provide board-level digital strategy learning and consulting services. The firm's comprehensive digital practice will help companies and organizations across all industries and

AESC to Host Recruiters at Annual Gathering in New York

AESC2014, this year’s annual event hosted by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), will be held on March 10th and 11th at ‘10 on the Park’ at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The two-day conference will feature keynote presentations by Fortune senior editor-at-large, Geoff Colvin; Morgan Stanley CEO, James P. Gorman;

Trilogy to Lead Search for Not For Sale

Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has been selected to lead a vice president of development search for Not For Sale. Chuck Pappalardo will handle the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Mark Wexler, EVP of strategy, mission and external affairs and co-founder, said: “Based on Trilogy’s expansive network in the nonprofit and for profit

Workday Posts 74 Percent Revenue Spike

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has posted revenues of $141.9 million, an increase of 74 percent from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP operating loss for the quarter was $21.0 million, or negative 14.8 percent of revenues, compared to a non-GAAP operating loss

RSA Appoints Director of Information

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has named Claes Zackrisson as its first director of information. Mr. Zackrisson brings to RSA over seven years of international research and knowledge management experience gained through specialist and leadership roles in executive search, focused on the life sciences. He was most recently head

Isaacson, Miller Places CEO at the California Wellness Foundation

Isaacson, Miller has recruited Judy Belk as the president and chief executive officer of The California Wellness Foundation. Ms. Belk is currently senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a position she has held since 2002. The California Wellness Foundation is a private independent foundation created in 1992 with a mission to improve the health

CDI Corp. Posts Small Q4 Revenue Gain

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted fourth quarter revenues of $277.1 million, an increase of 2.4 percent from revenues of $271 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $2.4 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, versus a net income of $5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, last

Stephens International Names New Director

Stephens International Limited, a U.K.-based executive search consultancy focused on the global insurance and financial markets, has named Jeremy Kemp as a director. With Mr. Kemp on board the firm will now expand its services to include coverage of asset management, aspects of capital markets, derivatives and deeper expertise in the insurance-linked securities/alternatives space. Mr.

Bridge Folds Search Business Into Stanton Chase

Los Angeles-based healthcare recruiter Bridge Executive Corporation has merged its permanent search division into Stanton Chase International. Anthony V. Pfannkuche, Ph.D., founder and chief executive officer of Bridge, and Martin Cooper, a senior director with the firm, have joined Stanton Chase as directors and will work out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “The merger

Access Search Partners Adds New Member Firm in Singapore

Access Search Partners (ASP) has added Singapore-based Doris Cheng & Associates as its newest member firm. Established in 2001, Doris Cheng specializes in executive search for large and medium sized global companies in the technology sector. Charley Polachi, founding partner of ASP member firm Polachi, said: “The addition of Doris Cheng & Associates broadens ASP's

Korn Ferry to Lead CEO Search for EveryWare Global

Korn Ferry has been selected by EveryWare Global, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Sam Solomon, who is currently serving as interim CEO, is also a candidate in the search. EveryWare Global is a global marketer of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer and food service markets,

HEALTHeCAREERS Network Hires Managing Director

Bryan Bassett has joined Dice Holdings, Inc. as managing director of HEALTHeCAREERS Network, Health Callings and BioSpace. Mr. Bassett founded HEALTHeCAREERS in 1992 and led as CEO until the business was sold to Warburg Pincus in 2007. Following 15 years at HEALTHeCAREERS, he was senior advisor at Adelphi Capital, a mid-market investment banking firm where

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Four Percent Revenue Gain

Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted annual revenues of $462 million, an increase of 4.1 percent over the previous year. The firm reported a flat year in its largest market, the Americas, far below its rivals. Overseas, Heidrick was down nine percent in Europe and was flat in the Asia Pacific region for the year.

Charterhouse Opens in Doha, Qatar

Executive recruiter Charterhouse has opened a new office in Doha, Qatar. The office will be headed by Kasey Smith, an associate director who helped launch the firm’s Dubai office a decade ago. “This is an amalgamation of our continued growth in the region and underlines our commitment to recruitment in the Middle East. Charterhouse has

Renaud Foster Adds New SVP

Canadian-headquartered executive search firm RenaudFoster has named Denis St-Amour as senior vice president in Ottawa. Mr. St-Amour has extensive experience in all facets of leadership development, transition, coaching, executive search and board governance. Previously, he was president of an independent consulting organization providing strategic advisory services to CEOs, board chairs and senior executives. He was

B.E. Smith Leading Chief HR Officer Search for Carson Tahoe Health

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been selected by Carson Tahoe Health to lead a national search for a new chief human resources officer. Carson Tahoe Health is a local, not-for-profit healthcare system serving patients in northern Nevada and California since 1949. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for

Jordan Search Consultants Acquires Levison Search Associates

Jordan Search Consultants, an executive, healthcare, higher education, and corporate recruitment firm, has acquired Levison Search Associates, a physician and healthcare executive search firm based in Sacramento. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition expands Jordan Search Consultants’ offerings to include managed care and health plan physician/nurse leadership, hospice, non-profit community health

51job, Inc. Posts 18.9 Percent Revenue Gain

51job, Inc./(NASDAQ:JOBS), a provider of integrated human resource services in China, has posted third quarter revenues of $78 million, an increase of 18.9 percent from the same quarter in 2012. Online recruitment services revenues increased 21.6 percent over Q4 2012 to $47.8 million. Total revenues for 2013 were $277 million, an increase of 10.9 percent.

Fairfield Partners Completes Search for Oregon Cherry Growers

Fairfield Partners has placed Kent Spalding as vice president of sales and marketing at Oregon Cherry Growers, the largest producer and processor of sweet cherries in the world and a grower-owned cooperative. Mr. Spalding was previously VP of marketing for Barbara’s Bakery/Weetabix. Fairfield Partners is an executive search firm that specializes in placing high impact

Korn Ferry Appoints Senior Partner in Atlanta Office

Korn Ferry has named Colleen O’Neill as a senior partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. Ms. O’Neill previously held a range of thought leadership and operational management roles at Mercer, including global talent management solutions leader. She has assisted a diverse set of organizations with a wide range of human resource issues including talent strategy,

Boyden Adds Partner in Pittsburgh

Executive search firm Boyden has added Randy Frasinelli as a new partner in its Pittsburgh office, which will further build the firm’s expertise in the industrial and technology sectors. Mr. Frasinelli has experience developing and executing C-level, vice president and director level assignments for global companies in technology, manufacturing and other sectors. Prior to Boyden,

Talent Rover Expands into London

Talent Rover, a provider of cloud-based software built for managing the entire staffing and recruitment workflow, has opened a new office in London. Led by Steve Harris, Talent Rover’s director of EMEA sales, the London office will continue to expand the company’s European presence and meet the growing demand for staffing and recruitment software. “We’ve

3P Consultants Finds Executive Director for Tie Global

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has placed Vijay Jadhwani as executive director of TiE Global. Mr. Jadhwani previously served as a consulting partner with Mindquest Consulting Private Limited. TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd conducts searches for start-ups and

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