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AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions
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AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

As demand for talent remains strong, healthcare companies continue to consolidate. But it is more than hospitals that are in the market for acquisitions. Service providers, too, are playing their part in transforming the sector. AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has completed two acquisitions: MedPartners, a national mid-revenue cycle firm,

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric
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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric

A variety of non-profit trade associations have turned to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Peter Heintzelman as the new president and CEO of Cobb Electric Membership Corp. (Cobb EMC). He replaces Chip Nelson, who is retiring after 45 years with the Marietta, GA-based electric cooperative. Chris Guiney, partner

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Chief AI Officer Recruiting Seen as Top Priority for Most Companies

Organizations looking to attract artificial intelligence talent are finding such professionals scarce and the competition to land them fierce. Beyond the big tech companies, AI leadership is quickly becoming a necessary investment regardless of industry. A recent study, in fact, identified 400 discrete use cases for AI and analytics. Sixty-one percent of executives said their

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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?

Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain
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Caldwell Posts 24.2 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18 million (Canadian), a 24.2 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $14.4 million. During the quarter, U.S. professional fees rose 22.8 percent to $13.5 million (Canadian); however, they increased 28.9 percent excluding the effect of exchange rates. Canadian professional fees rose 10

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Higher Education Leadership Search Finds New Provost for Northeastern State University

Higher Education Leadership Search has helped place Debbie Landry as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, OK. Dr. Landry served as the interim provost for nearly a year. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders led the assignment. “For over 13 years, Dr. Landry has served

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CEO Confidence Dips Slightly But Remains Positive

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which had increased in the first quarter of 2018, declined slightly in the second quarter. The measure now reads 63, down from 65 in the first quarter of 2018. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEO Confidence declined slightly in the

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Ovizio Imaging Systems

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Emilie Viey as the new CEO of Ovizio Imaging Systems, a life science imaging technology company. Philip Mathuis, who co-founded Ovizio, recently stepped down. Philipp Buis, Coulter’s executive director, led the assignment. Dr. Viey will lead Ovizio’s further development as solution provider for imaging applications in life sciences.

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RSR Partners Expands Asset Management Practice

Greenwich, Conn.-based RSR Partners, a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm, has expanded its asset management practice with the addition of industry veteran Michael D. Fitzgerald. In his role as a managing director, Mr. Fitzgerald is charged with launching the firm’s presence in Boston, a strategically important expansion of RSR Partners’ geographical reach. “Mike

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An Up-Close Look at the Transformational Role of the CHRO

The HR role has transitioned tremendously over the past 20 years, as the function has gained in stature and prominence. But evolution in such a role does not necessarily come about by major changes and careful planning for the future. Even minor shifts can trigger a chain of events that have significant long-term impact on

Jorgenson Consulting CEO Brunswick Glynn County Economic Development Authority
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Jorgenson Consulting Seeking CEO for Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting is leading the search for a new president and CEO for the Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority in Brunswick, GA. Mel Baxter, the organization’s current leader, announced in March that he would be stepping down. He said he will stay on until his replacement is in place. Todd Jorgenson, the

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SpenglerFox Appoints Country Manager for Poland

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Maciej Kotowicz as country manager for Poland. “It is with great pleasure that I announce our latest addition to the SpenglerFox Group, Maciej Kotowicz,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of SpenglerFox. “Maciej will be based in Warsaw, one of our firm’s strategic hub locations and drive further growth in Central Europe as part of

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A Look Into Who is Driving the Gig Economy

Today’s business environment is vastly different from just five years ago. Success is no longer measured by a company’s longevity or headcount. Today, the business currency is agility and innovation. Technology has forever transformed how work gets done, and the flexible workforce has changed who does it. Flexibility has evolved from being singularly defined as

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Workers Prefer Age-Diverse Organizations 

Eighty-six percent of global workers surveyed prefer working in a multi-generational team environment, according to the newly-released Q2 Randstad Workmonitor study. Age-diverse organizations allow them to come up with more innovative ideas and creative solutions, they said. Collaboration between generations is considered mutually beneficial at their company, said 85 percent of the participants. With regard

Allegis Partners CHRO PAR Technology Corp.
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Allegis Partners Finds New CHRO for PAR Technology Corp.

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. Why is there such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts?

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U.S. Hiring Remains Strong, Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

 Employers added 213,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to four percent from an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The June gain is the 92nd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people rose to 6.6 million. The results surpassed the forecasts of

Spelman Johnson New Police Chief Tulane University
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Spelman Johnson Seeks New Police Chief for Tulane University

Higher education recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected to find the next police chief for Tulane University in New Orleans. The search is being led by search associate Heather Larabee. The school’s previous chief, Joey Bishop, resigned this spring in the wake of a local television station’s revelations that the police department had tried

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ON Partners Appoints Leader of Supply Chain Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm ON Partners has named longtime supply chain veteran Heidi Hoffman as partner and leader of its supply chain practice. She will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Considered a pioneer in the recruitment of senior supply chain executives, Ms. Hoffman specializes in the recruitment and development of senior executives in strategic sourcing, procurement, manufacturing,

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18 Lean Recruiting Tips and Tricks Heading into Summer

Hiring is on the rise, competition is fierce and time is of the essence. Today’s recruiters must be able to meet their goals quickly and effectively, despite limited resources. “A lean recruiting approach can help you achieve that essential efficiency – whether by leveraging available assets, capitalizing on new (or existing) technology, or eliminating bottlenecks

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Reffett Associates Forms Recruiting Alliance with First Responders Network Authority

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been chosen by the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet) to help recruit and select the senior leadership group and board of directors for its public-private partnership with AT&T. This broadband network will be dedicated to America’s police, firefighters and emergency medical services. The FirstNet network will cover all 50

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Finds General Counsels for Elanco Animal Health and American Tire Distributors

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year and, to that end, search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) recently filled general counsel positions for Elanco Animal Health and American Tire Distributors (ADT). Michael B. Sachs and Heather Fine of MLA’s Midwest in-house practice group placed Michael-Bryant Hicks as general counsel and secretary at Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli

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Pivot Management Partners Names Leader of Collegiate Sports Recruiting Practice

Executive search specialist for the sports and entertainment market Pivot Management Partners (PMP) has expanded with the addition of Peter Roby as senior client partner to lead its recently launched collegiate sports practice. The practice will focus on searches for athletic directors, coaches and senior professional positions on behalf of universities and NCAA conferences. “In

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Vector Talent Resources Appoints Leader of Executive Search Division

Vector Talent Resources, a Vienna, VA-based staffing solutions provider serving the Washington, D.C., area, has acquired CXO Resources and appointed the boutique’s founder, Sue Butler, as managing director, Vector Executive Search. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Ms. Butler joins Vector with over 25 years of experience working with senior management at the C-level as a consultative professional. She has

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HR Leaders Cite Engagement and Culture as Top Priorities

HR leaders across the U.S. have a renewed focus on talent management this year. The second annual report from Paychex, a provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services, both reaffirmed HR’s critical role in shaping company strategy and revealed a sharpened focus on talent management activities that have

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ESGI Places Technology Veteran at SAIC

The federal government continues reaching out to Silicon Valley for solutions to help address its critical technology challenges in areas like cyber, data analytics, cloud migration and big data. To keep pace, federal contractors responsible for helping bring these solutions to government are searching for executives and companies to help lead this effort. Executive search

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CEO for Canada’s SCALE AI

Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find the new CEO for SCALE AI, Canada’s artificial intelligence supercluster, dedicated to building the next-generation intelligent supply chain. It is one of five superclusters selected by the Canadian government as part of its recent innovative to spur innovation between research and industry. The search is being conducted

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Jamesbeck Global Partners Forms Executive Coaching Alliance

Investment management-focused executive search boutique Jamesbeck Global Partners has formed a partnership with Megan Staczek, who has nearly 25 years of experience as a leadership trainer, organization development consultant and executive coach. Ms. Staczek’s expertise will enhance Jamesbeck’s offerings to clients, further bolstering its growing role as a beginning-to-end partner in human capital solutions, said the firm. Ms.

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IIC Partners Adds New Member Firm in Liverpool

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide continues its recent expansion with the addition of The Orcid Partnership in Liverpool, England as its newest member firm. Orcid Partnership becomes the organization’s third office in the U.K. and will strengthen IIC Partners’ consumer & retail practice across the EMEA region. The firm is a senior executive and non-executive

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Diversity Recruiting: Supply, Demand and the Matchmaking Process

Diverse boards make better decisions and lead to improved company performance. Yet despite the research, validation and prodding by institutional investors and state and city government as well as all types of social and non-profit organizations, a revealing 1,805 companies out of 3,192 (companies from the Fortune 1000 and Russell 3000) in a gender diversity

Ligature Partners Recruits CEO for “I Have a Dream” Foundation

Executive search firm Ligature Partners has placed Donna Lawrence as the president and chief executive officer of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation. Ms. Lawrence most recently served as vice president at the JPB Foundation. The “I Have A Dream” Foundation works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Ligature

Chris Hartung Consulting to Lead Athens City Council Administrator Search

Recruiting firm Chris Hartung Consulting has been selected by the Athens City Council to lead in its search for a new city administrator. Current administrator, Pam Burton, is retiring at the end of the year. Chris Hartung Consulting, LLC’s mission is to strengthen local government through the provision of effective training, organizational development, executive recruitment

Krauthamer & Associates Completes Search for New Jersey Transit

Search firm Krauthamer & Associates has recruited Neil S. Yellin as the deputy executive director of New Jersey Transit. Since 2008, Mr. Yellin has served as a senior vice president for administration/chief safety officer at the Long Island Rail Road. Krauthamer & Associates serves multiple industries, including aviation and transportation, and according to the firm

JBK Associates Appoints Head of Legal and Finance Practice

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has named Dina F. Cappuccio as a principal and head of the firm’s legal and finance practice. Ms. Cappuccio most recently served as president of Advocate Consulting LLC, a Saddle River-based executive recruiting business which she founded in 2005. “We are thrilled to have Dina join forces with the firm

en world Names Country Manager for Singapore

en world (formerly Wall Street Associates), a recruiter for mid-career managers and executives, has appointed Yusuke Nishino as its new country manager for Singapore. Mr. Nishino has more than 10 years of experience in recruitment and human resources consulting in Asia pacific including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries. He joined en world

NES Global Talent Opens Office in New Zealand

NES Global Talent has opened a new office in New Plymouth, New Zealand, due to increased demand for technical and engineering talent in the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors in the country. The office will be managed by Bruce Jordan, recruitment manager, who has more than 11 years’ recruitment experience in the New

Onstott Group Recruits CEO for Vincon Industries

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has placed Eric Fullerton as the new chief executive officer of Vicon Industries, Inc. Mr. Fullerton formerly served as chief sales and marketing officer of Milestone Systems A/S. Vicon Industries is a designer, producer and marketer of video management systems and components and HD/megapixel cameras used for security, surveillance,

B.E. Smith Strengthens Physician Executive Services

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has grown its physician executive services with the additions of Marilyn Palmer, D.O., as vice president, and Archelle Georgiou, M.D., as a senior advisor. As vice president of physician services, Dr. Palmer builds collaborative relationships with healthcare organizations nationwide, serving as a trusted advisor and supporting providers with physician leadership

Backcountry Consulting Adds Outdoor Industry Specialist Recruiter

Lincoln, NE-based Backcountry Consulting, LLC, an executive recruiting firm specializing in the shooting sports and outdoor industry, has added Brian Bashore as an executive recruiter. Mr. Bashore will focus on expanding the company’s presence in the fishing industry. He will also help increase the company’s involvement with non-profit conservation organizations. “Getting Brian to come to

Athona Makes Promotion in Education Division

Recruiting firm Athona has promoted Jeanette Holder to the new position of operations director for its education division. Ms. Holder came to the firm in 2007 and has helped build its education team. “Jeanette’s promotion is an important part of our plans for future growth. Jeanette’s experience and new role within Athona will ensure we

Cook Associates Finds President for Ehrhardt Tool & Machine

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Drew F. Baker as president at Ehrhardt Tool & Machine. The search was led by Mary Kier, managing partner of Cook Associates. Mr. Baker formerly served as SVP at Ameriforge, prior to that he was president of Steel Industries, Inc. Founded in 1938, Ehrhardt Tool & Machine designs

Avery Associates Heading Controller Search for First 5 Monterey County

Executive search firm Avery Associates is currently leading a search for a new controller for First 5 Monterey County. Paul Kimura and Cris Piasecki are handling the assignment on behalf of Avery Associates. First 5 Monterey County (F5MC), also known as the Monterey County Children and Families Commission, was established as a public agency in

Vetted Solutions Appoints Director

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has added Brittany Bayliss as a director. Ms. Bayliss has experience in executive search and recruitment processes including outreach, recruitment and interviewing; screening resumes and interviewing prospective candidates; planning and administering client, candidate and board interaction; and conducting organizational and industry research. Most recently, she served as

Ken Clark Partners Fills Position for Smith & Nephew

Ken Clark Partners LLC,, has placed Renae Dill as senior director of operations at Smith & Nephew. Neill Shanahan, Midwest USA partner for Ken Clark, led the assignment. Ms. Dill formerly served as a global network leader for Amgen Corporation. Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping improve people’s lives.

Renaud Foster Handling Search for Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

Canadian-based RenaudFoster has been selected to lead the search for a new public sector integrity commissioner at the office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner in Ottawa. The Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner investigates wrongdoing in the federal public sector. Renaud Foster is a bilingual executive search firm with a long-established presence in

Knightsbridge Adds Talent Management Veteran to U.S. Team

Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions has appointed Scott Ahlstrand as a senior partner. Based in Chicago, Mr. Ahlstrand will be responsible for business development and helping clients diagnose and solve the underlying people and workforce issues limiting performance. Previously, he served as global head of ManpowerGroup Solutions Strategic Workforce Consulting Practice and was SVP talent management

AESC Names Karen Greenbaum as President and CEO

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has named Karen Greenbaum as its next president and CEO, replacing Peter Felix who recently announced his intentions to retire after 16 years as the organization’s CEO. The search was led by a committee of eight senior AESC members and managed by Heidrick & Struggles. Ms. Greenbaum spent

Isaacson, Miller Finds Provost for Dartmouth College

Isaacson, Miller has placed Carolyn Dever as provost of Dartmouth College. Ms. Dever was the dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University. The search was led by John Muckle and John Isaacson with Leslie McCarthy. Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the

Koltin Consulting Group Selected By CohnReznick

Geremy Cepin, managing director of Koltin Consulting Group, has been retained by CohnReznick to lead its search for a national director of accounting and auditing. The position is a partner in the firm’s national assurance organization and a key member of the firm’s assurance management team. CohnReznick is the 10th largest public accounting and business

Korn Ferry Posts 9.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $260.3 million for first quarter fiscal 2014, an increase of 9.6 percent from revenues of $237.6 million a year ago. Fee revenues were primarily driven by an 8.6 percent rise in executive recruiting fees ($148.4 million), a 5.8 percent increase in the firm's leadership & talent consulting business ($63.6 million)

Boyden Adds Partner in Interim Management Business

Boyden has named David Jensen as a new partner in its interim management business. He will be based in the U.K. Mr. Jensen is an 18 year veteran of the European interim management sector and has been one of the highest producers of assignments across multiple sectors and disciplines. He tripled the size of one

Conroy Ross Partners Expands Executive Search Footprint

Executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners has signed an agreement with Optimum Talent Executive Search to integrate Optimum’s executive search division into the Conroy Ross brand. Optimum also provides a suite of human resources and executive consultant services, which will continue to operate under the Optimum brand. The deal brings Conroy Ross three new office

Heidrick & Struggles Up 24 Percent in Four Weeks

The stock price of executive recruiter Heidrick & Struggles International is up 23.5 percent in the last four weeks, an encouraging sign that the firm's new chief executive, Tracy R. Wolstencroft, is making headway in reshaping one of the nation's best known search firms by focusing on delivering a more fully integrated talent service platform.

Gilbert Tweed Associates Adds Managing Director

Search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has named Gary Klein as managing director in New York. His focus is in digital technology, telecom and global media and entertainment. Mr. Klein has an extensive background in executive search with a focus on all verticals of the digital universe, as well as the global media and entertainment sectors.

Addison Group Acquires CVPartners

Addison Group, a provider of professional recruiting services, has acquired CVPartners, Inc., a recruiting firm with offices in the San Francisco and Seattle markets. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CVPartners delivers contract and executive search services to companies across the finance and accounting, information technology and human resources job functions. “We are

3P Consultants Places Head of HR at Sakal Media Group

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has placed Vidhya Fernandez as the head of human resources at Sakal Media Group. In her last role with McCain India, Ms. Fernandez was a core member of the India management team responsible for setting up HR systems and processes. Established in 1932, the Sakal Media Group is

Colin Baezinger Leading County Administrator Search For El Paso

The El Paso County Commissioners Court has retained the services of executive search firm Colin Baenzinger & Associates to lead in its search for a new county administrator. Established in 1997, Colin Baenziger & Associates (CB&A) is a nationally recognized executive recruiting firm owned and operated by Colin Baenziger. The firm is headquartered in Palm

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner in Financial Services Practice

Heidrick & Struggles International has named John Hindley as a partner within the firm's financial services practice. He will be based in Heidrick's London office. Mr. Hindley previously worked for Credit Suisse Prime Services where he led the bank's EMEA prime consulting team and was responsible for advising clients on many issues, with an emphasis

Lucas Group Grows HR Practice Group

Search firm Lucas Group has appointed David Lively as the new managing partner for the firm’s human resources practice group in Atlanta. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Captain in the Army through three tours in Iraq, Mr. Lively worked in military recruiting prior to joining Lucas Group. “David is

Fesa CEO Elected Chair of AESC Brazil National Committee

Denys Monteiro, chief executive officer and partner of Fesa, has been elected as the new chair of the AESC Brazil National Committee for the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Denys Monteiro succeeds Luiz Carlos Cabrera as the new chair. The chair of the AESC Brazil national committee serves as a local spokesperson to comment

Lochlin Partners Completes Search For PBS

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed William Weber as the new vice president of government affairs and associate general counsel at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Mr. Weber joins PBS after spending more than eight years with Baker & Hostetler LLP, where he was a partner with the firm’s government policy and data privacy

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