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Boyden Expands in Hungary

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open more locations. Among them, Boyden has relaunched its Budapest operations with the addition of Judit Szalóky Tóth as a partner in Hungary. Boyden plans additional expansion in Budapest to meet


Here’s How Recruiters are Evolving Alongside Social Media

Over the last 50 years, technology has fundamentally changed the way people live. With every new medium, the scope and impact of technology becomes broader and more pervasive than before. Today, the combined effect of mobile communications and the availability of the internet have made it so that we feel an urgency to be connected

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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.


Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

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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?


IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts


Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors


Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting


Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,


Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing


SpenglerFox Names New Regional Practice Group Leader, Other Appointments

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named a new regional practice group leader for Middle East Africa, family businesses and technology. Based in Dubai, Eva Wuellner will support the firm’s clients in both executive search assignments and human capital services projects, such as leadership development, assessment centers and HR organization, among others. In her work for multinational

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Diversified Search Places CEO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Mary C. Daly as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dale E. Jones, the recruitment firm’s president and CEO, led the assignment along with financial services practice leader Julie Kanak and board practice head Veronica Biggins. Effective Oct. 1, Ms. Daly will replace outgoing CEO

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ArtCenter College of Design Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought-after leaders on board. Search firms are well equipped for their role with extensive networks throughout the space. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,


McDermott & Bull Opens Office in Vancouver

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded in Canada with the addition of a new office in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins the firm as managing partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada. “The No. 1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time


Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO


La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York


Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted


Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member


Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of


RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

Latin America Executive Search Consultants Grows Colombia and Central America Presence

Latin America Executive Search Consultants has established a presence in Colombia and Central America with the appointment of Alina Alvarez in Bogota, the firm’s fifth office. Ms. Alvarez was formerly an American business development executive with the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund. “By bringing together five well-established practices and serving the region seamlessly, this expansion is

Alternative Group Launches Venture in Ireland

Alternatives Group, a marketing and recruitment group co-founded in 2000 by Sandra Lawler, has launched Alternatives Elect, an executive search service aimed at the Irish market. Alternatives has appointed an advisory board for the new venture, which includes former senior Ulster Bank executive Carol Bolger, internet entrepreneur Niall Harbison, InterTradeIreland chief executive officer Liam Nellis

Higgins Executive Search Adds Consultant

Higgins Executive Search/Leaders & Co. has added Kimberley Puhach as a consultant in Winnipeg. Ms. Puhach was previously a strategic advisor for the Manitoba Government with an emphasis on skills training and development, engaging with the private sector, education, labor and community agencies/organizations. Previously, she worked in the non-profit sector on organizational development specifically relating

Hulce Associates Finds COO for Asbury Automotive

Hulce Associates has recruited David W. Hult as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Asbury Automotive. Mr. Hult previously served as COO of RLJ McLarty Landers. Asbury is a $5.3 billion automotive retailer located in Duluth, GA, an Atlanta suburb. Hulce Associates is an executive search firm specializing in financial officers recruitment for

Work&Partners Retained by Merrill Communications

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been selected by Merrill Communications, LLC to lead in its search for a new chief marketing officer. Merrill Communications is a provider of outsourced solutions for complex, regulated and confidential business information. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior level executives for top management consulting organizations, technology firms and corporations.

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Five Percent Revenue Increase

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted third quarter revenues of $125.8 million, an increase of five percent from revenues of $119 million a year ago. Executive search and leadership consulting net revenue increased 2.7 percent year over year, or $3.1 million, to $115.5 million. The improvement was driven by performance in Europe, where revenue

Diversified Search Appoints Vice Chairman

Diversified Search has appointed Henry J. Scherck III (Terry) as vice chairman; he will continue to serve as a managing director in the firm's global life science practice. In this broader capacity, Mr. Scherck will focus on growing Diversified's life science practice with key clients in North America and globally, increasing the firm's impact in

Study Finds 10 Men for Every Woman Present in Biotech Boardrooms

Female board directors in U.S. & E.U. biotech companies account for only 9.7 percent and 11.2 percent of positions respectively, and only four percent of company chairpersons are female, according to a new gender diversity report, “Diversifying the Outlook – The X&Y of Biotechnology Leadership,” published by biotechnology-focused search firm Liftstream Ltd. The research covers

Reffett Associates Recruits CEO for Strack & Van Til

Reffett Associates, Ltd. has placed Ken Diehl as the new president and chief executive officer of Strack & Van Til. A 29-year grocery veteran, Mr. Diehl most recently served as EVP and chief merchandising and marketing officer for A&P. A subsidiary of Central Grocers, Strack & Van Til operates 20 stores, along with 16 Ultra

The Hollins Group Leading President Search for Grambling State University

Chicago-based executive search firm The Hollins Group has been retained by Grambling State University to lead its search for a new president. Dr. Frank Pogue stepped down as GSU president in June after serving for five years. Grambling State University (GSU) is a historically black, public, coeducational university, located in Grambling, Louisiana. With offices in

Preston & Partners Introduces Orion Talent

Preston & Partners will begin offering contingent search services under the trade name Orion Talent. The new practice will be led by David Preston, who will serve as Orion’s president. Joe Grabuskie, formerly director of staffing at a national contingency firm, has joined Orion Talent and will serve as managing director. The new firm will

The Woodmansee Group Merges with Franklin-Belle

The Woodmansee Group (TWG), an executive search firm based in Ohio, has merged with Nashville-based recruiting firm Franklin-Belle, which targets the healthcare industry. Both firms will continue to operate as separate business units under a combined organization. Each entity will retain its identity, branding, current service offerings and leadership structure. To foster cohesion between the

Amrop Strategis Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Amrop Strategis has appointed Damian Ringwood as managing partner. He succeeds Sheamus Considine, who will continue his involvement with the firm, as chairperson. Mr. Ringwood has led Amrop Strategis’ financial services, professional services and healthcare practice areas since he joined the firm as partner in 2007. He has extensive experience having previously

RenaudFoster Finds CEO for WDBA

Canadian-based recruiter RenaudFoster has placed Michael Cautillo as president and chief executive officer for the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). Mr. Cautillo was previously a partner with Deloitte Canada. WDBA is a Canadian parent Crown corporation which has the mandate to enable construction and operation of a new international crossing between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.

Witt/Kieffer Handling President Search For Lindenwood University

Executive recruiter Witt/Kieffer has been selected by Lindenwood University to lead in its search for a new president. Lindenwood board chairman Jim J. Shoemake made the announcement, and said Witt/Kieffer has sought input from the board search committee, the board of directors, representatives of the faculty, staff, administration, students and alumni as the firm prepares

Korn Ferry Enters Partnership with PT. Combiphar in Indonesia

Korn Ferry has entered into a new partnership with PT. Combiphar to manage the company’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions. Korn Ferry will help provide a solution for finding the talent to support Combiphar’s long-term strategies. Combiphar is an Indonesian healthcare company focusing on marketing, manufacturing and distribution of more than 150 products nationwide. “Korn

Egon Zehnder Adds Consumer Specialist To Chile Office

Egon Zehnder has added Cristina Manterola to its Santiago, Chile office. Ms. Manterola will focus on the consumer and services sectors and provides a range of services from executive search to leadership and corporate governance consulting. She will be active in the firm’s diversity and inclusion team. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ms. Manterola was

Robert Half Posts 14 Percent Q3 Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter 2014 revenues of $1.22 billion, a 14 percent increase from revenues of $1.08 billion during the same period a year ago. All lines of business were seen to be growing in double-digits on a year-over-year basis. During the quarter, the company recorded earnings of $85.2 million, or $.63

Boyden Recruits CFO for Dyadic International

Boyden has placed Thomas Dubinski as vice president and chief financial officer of Dyadic International, Inc. Gary Kastenbaum, a partner with Boyden’s Summit, New Jersey office, led the search. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Dubinski served as a management consultant at CFO Solutions. He previously served as finance officer for Walgreens Infusion Services. Dyadic International

GRMSearch Expands in Asia

Executive search firm GRMSearch has expanded across the Asia Pacific region. The company’s Australian office has been re-launched under the leadership of legal recruiter Paul Garth. Based in Melbourne, Mr. Garth has over 13 years of experience working with international companies. GRMSearch has also partnered with a number of business representatives in Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore

Options Group Adds Partner

Global recruiting firm Options Group has named Richard Stein as partner in its New York and London offices. His expertise lies in the financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on wealth management, risk, capital markets, consumer banking, technology and operations. Mr. Stein joins from Caldwell Partners, where he was a partner based in New

ManpowerGroup Records Four Percent Revenue Gain

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.4 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, an increase of four percent from the year earlier period. Net income rose to $130.5 million, or $1.61 per share, compared to $94.7 million, or $1.18 per share, in the 2013 third quarter. Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO, said, “Our third

Russell Reynolds Associates Selected by West Pharmaceutical to Lead CEO Search

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by West Pharmaceutical Services to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Donald E. Morel Jr., Ph.D., chairman of the board and current CEO, has announced his intention to retire. West Pharmaceutical Services works side-by-side with its healthcare partners from concept to the patient, designing and

Spencer Stuart Leading Athletic Director Search for U-Cal, Berkeley

Spencer Stuart has been selected by the University of California, Berkeley to lead in its search for a new athletic director. Mike Williams is currently serving as its interim athletic director. Berkeley is the flagship institution of the 10 campus University of California system and one of only two UC campuses operating on a semester

Antal International and WorldBridge Partners Create Joint Company

Search firms Antal International and WorldBridge Partners have joined forces. The joint group will encompass more than 137 offices and over 800 consultants, giving access to clients and candidates in 35 countries including the U.S., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Panama. “We’re already well-established in Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and Africa and recently

RSR adds Partner in Chicago

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added Jim Whittle as principal in the firm's Chicago office within its consumer goods and services and healthcare practices. Mr. Whittle brings a career in senior leadership positions at global Fortune 500 and start-up companies such as JDSU Flex Products, NanoInk, Meiji Seika, United Biscuits,

Executives Online Opens in Toronto

International interim management and executive recruitment company Executives Online has opened a new office in Toronto to further strengthen its international presence to 30 offices in Europe, Africa and North America. Jonathan Katz will head up the new Canadian office, the first North American base for Executives Online, and will be responsible for enhancing, structuring

Curzon Partnership Retained by Oil & Gas UK for CEO Search

London-headquartered search firm The Curzon Partnership has been selected by Oil & Gas UK to head its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Malcolm Webb intends to retire next year. Established in April 2007, Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. The

Gans, Gans & Associates Heading CEO Search for Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been selected by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Shurl R. Montgomery is retiring on Dec. 31 after 10 years of service. The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) is a national leader in

Accelent Recruits CFO for Visible World

Accelent, Inc. has placed Justine Gaeta as chief financial officer of Visible World. Most recently, Ms. Gaeta served as vice president of finance for Mojiva. Formerly she was as VP of corporate finance at Phorm, Inc. Visible World is a provider of targeted television advertising solutions in America. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and

Baker and Associates Heading President Search for UNLV

Baker and Associates, LLC, is currently leading the president search for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Former UNLV president Neal Smatresk left the school in 2013 to head the University of North Texas. University of Nevada-Las Vegas is a public research university located in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada. Baker and Associates

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