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John Keister & Associates Close to Finding New Leader for Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, is nearing the final stages of finding a new executive director for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Mike Driskell, the library’s director of administration, has been serving as interim executive director. The library’s board

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Stanford Search Opens its Doors

An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: London-based boutique firm Stanford Search has been founded by Jake Tapsell in partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur. The new firm will be working on front-office positions across private equity, investment banking and broader alternative investments. Stanford Search is designed to identify

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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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RSR Partners Appoints Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Allen Shapard as a managing director and head of the corporate affairs and communications practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Shapard has more the 25 years of relevant experience in communications, branding, marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has worked closely with high-profile consumer and enterprise

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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?

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Judson Partners Rebrands as Capitus Associates

Judson Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry, has changed its name to Capitus Associates. Capitus now has six equity partners, each with distinct subsector and functional expertise, and has completed search engagements with a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms and family offices. The

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Why Three Quarters of Board Directorships Still Go to Men

Boards of directors may very well be the most influential decision makers in business. They choose the CEO and review and assess much of the top talent for their organization. They help determine vision and strategy. They deal with legal and technological challenges, financial regulation and reputation issues — all critical items that can impact

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Higher Education Leadership Search Tapped to Find Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer for Columbus State University

Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected to find a chief engagement and inclusion officer for Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Consultant Alan Medders is leading the assignment for the search firm. The successful candidate for the role will be responsible for the overall leadership of the programs and initiatives that promote

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Eric Blair as the new chief commercial officer of Argonaut Manufacturing Services in Carlsbad, CA. He will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s commercial activities, alliances and growth opportunities. “Argonaut is poised to do great things in biotech, and world-class leadership will prove vitally important

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VMAGROUP Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: U.K.-headquartered executive search firm VMAGROUP has appointed Andrew Harvey as CEO. He succeeds Julia Meighan, who moves into the role of chair. Mr. Harvey came to the firm in 2013,

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Heads! International Rebrands as H.I. Executive Consulting

International offices of a global executive search and advisory firm Heads! International have rebranded to become H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC). Following a decade of international growth, the brand refresh is a reflection of HIEC’s business, and the positioning achieved during this time, said the firm. Under the updated name, HIEC said it will continue its

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How to Attract, Engage and Retain Talent in 2019

Hiring and retaining talent in a candidate-driven market has always been tough, but it is even more competitive today. With eight consecutive years of job gains, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low last year — signifying a powerful shift in the job market. While a candidate-driven market is definitely worth celebrating, employers

Caldwell Places Chief Product Officer at CentralReach

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Cheryl Michael as chief product officer for CentralReach in Pompano Beach, FL. Managing partner Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor led the assignment. CentralReach is a provider of EHR and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce better outcomes for people with autism and related disorders. “Cheryl brings

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Sheffield Search Recruits CEO for NETcon

New Zealand-headquartered executive recruiting firm Sheffield Search has recruited John Greenwood as the new CEO of power transmission company NETcon. The assignment was led by Nick Gee, manager of Sheffield’s South Island operation. NETcon wanted a leader who was tertiary qualified, with prior CEO/GM level experience ideally gained within a contracting/maintenance or infrastructure management related background. Mr. Greenwood

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Heidrick & Struggles Makes Three Key Leadership Appointments

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced three new leadership appointments to support the firm’s long-term growth strategy. Jenni Hibbert assumes the role of global practice managing partner of the financial services practice. Dan Ryan becomes regional leader for the Americas. And Stephen Schwanhausser was named global practice managing partner

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AlexCharles Search Partners Expands by Adding Business Development Leader

Houston-headquartered executive recruiting firm AlexCharles Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Renee Hansen as managing director. She will charged with focusing on the expansion of business development and strategic partnerships for its executive search practice. “I could not be more enthusiastic about the addition of Renee to our team and the year ahead. 2019 is

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San Francisco 49ers Tap Turnkey Search to Find Chief Marketing Officer

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been selected by the San Francisco 49ers to lead its search for a new chief marketing officer. Managing director Diana Busino is spearheading the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The San Francisco 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco.

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Bradbury Miller Associates Finds CEO for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has placed Roberta Phillips as the new CEO of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System in Largo, MD. “The board is extremely impressed with Roberta’s experience, knowledge and commitment,” said Samuel Epps, board president. “Her leadership style, record of innovation, fiscal management, team building and community involvement makes

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Waterstone Names New Managing Director

Chicago-based executive search firm Waterstone, which recruits talent for high-growth companies and emerging industries, has named Amy Dordek as a managing director. Ms. Dordek was previously chief revenue officer at GrowthPlay, a sales consulting firm, which was ranked No. 22 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. A co-founder of the Driehaus

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Signium Expands in Sweden

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, executive search consortium Signium has expanded in Sweden with the addition ofJ Eng Consulting. Founder Johannes Eng joins Signium as a partner. Mr. Eng has more than 15 years of experience in staff-leading positions and as a board director. His experience includes business development, working with

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Kincannon & Reed Recruiting Veteran Gregory Duerksen Dies at 61

Gregory J. Duerksen, chairman and former CEO of Kincannon & Reed, died unexpectedly in Richmond, VA, on January 31. He was 61. Mr. Duerksen joined Kincannon & Reed in 2001 and became chairman and CEO in 2007. “Greg’s contribution to the firm cannot be overstated,” said Issy Perez, president and CEO of Kincannon & Reed.

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Five People Who Will Never Get a Raise

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking for more money. You can be the “squeaky wheel” who gets the boss’s attention. You just need to do it the right way. As CEO of the world’s largest talent organizations, Gary Burnison knows a thing or two about how — and how not — to build a career

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Diversified Search Finds Inaugural Dean for Lehigh’s College of Health

After an extensive global search effort, executive search firm Diversified Search has recruited IBM Watson Health veteran Whitney Witt as the inaugural dean of Lehigh University’s new College of Health. Zack Reynolds, a managing director in Diversified’s healthcare services practice, led the assignment. “We simply could have not asked for a finer individual to lead this new

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Howard Fischer Associates Places Chief People Officer for NCC Media

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer (CHRO) has come to play 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. Instead, the

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Russell Reynolds Associates Partners with pymetrics

Russell Reynolds Associates and pymetrics, a business that uses neuroscience data and artificial intelligence to help companies make hiring and internal mobility more predictive and less biased, have announced a research partnership to help reduce bias in executive selection decisions. The goal is to identify the cognitive, social and emotional traits that differentiate those who ascend

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La Fosse Associates Opens Life Sciences Division

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues to expand into new markets with the opening of a life sciences division. Veteran recruiters Stephanie Murtagh and Leslie Reeves have joined the firm to lead the new practice as managing director and client services director, respectively. Both have extensive industry expertise and a proven track record of

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Vast Majority of Recruiting Firms Expect Increases in 2019

A new year, a new set of perspectives and priorities. In 2019, search consultants are feeling bullish and are eyeing increases in temporary placements, operating budgets, investments in technology, efforts to worker skills through education and training, and the percentage of business conducted via VMS. Seventy-nine percent of recruiting firms said they anticipate an increase

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Finalist Candidate Presented to University of Vermont for Top Post

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has presented Suresh Garimella as the finalist candidate to become president of the University of Vermont (UVM). Leading the search: Robin Mamlet, managing partner of the firm’s education practice, Dennis M. Barden, senior partner, and Robert W. Luke, senior associate. UVM, which is located in Burlington, had been seeking a president who would

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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for CRISTA Ministries

CarterBaldwin Executive Search and CRISTA Ministries in Shoreline, WA, have announced the appointment of Jacinta Tegman as the new president and CEO of CRISTA. She becomes just the sixth individual to serve as CEO in the 69-year history of the organization, one of the largest non-profits in the Pacific Northwest. The search firm’s founding partner Price

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Riviera Partners Acquires Bamboo Talent

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Recently, San Francisco-headquartered Riviera Partners acquired New York-based technology-focused executive search firm Bamboo Talent. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Riviera Partners said that its proprietary recruiting platform combined with Bamboo Talent’s vertical specialization and market-specific expertise will allow the combined entity to better serve

Battalia Winston Completes Search For First Service Networks

Search firm Battalia Winston has recruited Katya Borisova as vice president, integration management office, at First Service Networks. The search was led by Terry Gallagher, president, and Rob Miller, principal. Ms. Borisova recently served as leader, global market development and business operations, senior manager, corporate strategy and M&A and manager, business transformation at Brocade Communications

Reffett Associates Retained By BECU To Head SVP Of HR Search

Reffett Associates, Ltd. has been selected by BECU to lead in its search for a new senior vice president of human resources. Based in Tukwila, Washington, BECU has over $12 billion in assets and over 850,000 members, making it the largest credit union in Washington and fourth largest in the U.S. With offices in Seattle,

CTPartners’ Stock Plummets; Korn Ferry Rumored As White Knight

Shares of CTPartners plummeted on Thursday afternoon, dropping 30 percent at the end of a busy day on Wall Street which saw volume in the stock soar to 543,000 shares traded. It was the single largest, one-day decline in CTPartners’ share price since late January when the company’s stock was in a freefall on news

Egon Zehnder Makes Leadership Changes in NY; Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

Egon Zehnder has made several key leadership transitions for its New York office. Patrick O'Brien will assume leadership of the New York office, taking over from Alan Hilliker, while Francisco Paret takes over for Mr. O'Brien to lead the firm's financial services practice in the Americas. Mr. O'Brien joined Egon Zehnder as a member of

BCL Legal Strengthens Search Staff

U.K.-based BCL Legal, a legal recruitment consultancy, has made three new appointments to its team of consultants. Georgina Inson has been appointed as a senior associate and will be handling non-contentious commercial roles in Bristol to include real estate, commercial and corporate opportunities. She has worked in legal recruitment for five years including positions at

TRANSEARCH Opens New Office In Edinburgh

TRANSEARCH International has opened an office in Edinburgh and has added new consultants. David Bond, who will head up the Edinburgh office, is an experienced executive search director and actively recruits for clients across a range of disciplines at a senior level within sectors such as financial services, professional services, retail, property, education, energy and

Talent Source Recruitment Opens Doors

Talent Source Recruitment, a new executive search and professional services recruitment firm, has opened its doors to serve the talent requirements of companies across the northwest U.K. Headed up by Martin Willemsen, who has over 15 years’ experience working in global executive recruitment, the new firm is supported by a team of advisors, all of

SpenglerFox Names Life Sciences Practice Group Leader

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Hanne Dannulat as practice group leader – life sciences. Ms. Dannulat brings experience from executive positions in big and mid-sized pharma, biotech and within medical devices and food supplements. She is responsible for client services/satisfaction, delivery of projects, quality control and business development and works out of SpenglerFox’s offices

Hobbs & Towne Recruits Chairman and CEO for Powermat

The New York City technology practice of Hobbs & Towne has placed former Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins as chairman and chief executive officer of Powermat. The search was led by Hobbs & Towne co-founder and CEO, Andy Towne. Powermat is an industry leader in wireless charging technology, with customers such as Starbucks and General Motors.

Longergan Partners Recruits Board Director For Hercules

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Susanne D. Lyons, former chief marketing officer of Visa USA, to the board of directors at Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The search was led by partner Dotty Schaffer. “Susanne is using the knowledge and experience she earned during her impressive career in financial services to become a strong

RSR Partners Adds to Board of Directors Practice

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added E. Thames Fulton as managing director to its board of directors practice. With more than 14 years of experience in board recruiting and governance consulting, Mr. Fulton will serve as a senior advisor to boards, chairmen, and chief executives of Fortune 500, small-cap, and

DHR Adds EVP In Miami

DHR International has named Conrad Lee as an executive vice president in its Miami office. During an extensive recruiting career, Mr. Lee has led searches for senior executives in the technology, banking, media and consumer industries. His clients are global corporations, emerging companies, small to medium sized enterprises, banks, wealth advisory firms, commercial real estate

T.E.N. Launches Executive Search Firm Dedicated To It Professionals

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, has launched a new company endeavor, ISE Talent, an executive search and talent management firm dedicated exclusively to information security executives, specializing in CISO/CSO placement and building security leadership teams. T.E.N. CEO and president Marci McCarthy will serve as chairman for the new company

Caldwell Partners Taps General Counsel for Central 1 Credit Union

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has recruited Marilyn Loewen Mauritz as senior vice president, legal, and general counsel at Central 1 Credit Union. Managing partners Drew Railton and Les Gombik led the assignment. Ms. Loewen Mauritz was formerly the general counsel and corporate secretary, International Forest Products Ltd. Central 1 is the central financial facility

ChampionScott Partners Recruits EVP / GM To Ascend Learning

ChampionScott Partners has placed David A. Gagne as executive vice president & general manager of Advanced Informatics and MedHub, both Ascend Learning Companies. Mr. Gagne joins the company from Total Logistics, a provider of logistics, transportation and technology services, where he was senior vice president. Ascend Learning is a provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and

Acorn Launches Executive Search Division

U.K. recruitment firm Acorn has launched its new senior executive search division in response to the increasing demand it has been experiencing. The firm has appointed senior recruitment specialist Paul Bennett to head up the new division. Mr. Bennett has 25 years’ experience in the senior recruitment market, including 10 years running his own business.

Charles Sterling Group Names Managing Director For Global Insurance Industry Practice

Executive search firm Charles Sterling Group, LLC, has added Douglas Mann as managing director of its global insurance industry practice. In this role, Mr. Mann will lead the further development of the practice and expand the firm’s functional coverage areas for the sector building on the firm’s capabilities across financial services. He will be based

The Onstott Group Completes Search for MorphoTrust USA

The Onstott Group has placed Bruce Berger as senior vice president of capital markets at MorphoTrust USA. Mr. Berger was president and chief operating officer of TruTouch. “Joe Onstott and Scott Tucker have repeatedly done excellent work on our assignments. They ran a smooth process and were able to identify an excellent candidate for me

Howard Fischer Associates Recruits New Board Member for Rovi Corp.

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has recruited Steven Lucas to the board of directors at Rovi Corp. Mr. Lucas is the global president of SAP’s Platform Solutions and has served in this role since 2013. Rovi provides integrated solutions for the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment to service providers and consumer electronics

CTPartners Vice Chairman Ron Porter In Talks To Join Korn Ferry

CTPartners vice chairman Ron Porter is purportedly in talks with Korn Ferry to join its New York office. Prior to joining CTPartners nine years ago, Mr. Porter was chief human resources officer (CHRO) with Polaroid. Before that he spent 17 years with PepsiCo in a progression of human resource responsibilities, including director of HR at

Hedge Funds Investor Calls On CTPartners To Engage in Sale With Rival Suitor

Maguire Asset Management, a significant shareholder of embattled Top 10 U.S. search firm CTPartners, delivered a letter to its board of directors on Friday demanding “a robust sale process” of the company and the immediate appointment of new independent board members. “Based on a series of poor management decisions, reported allegations of inappropriate management behavior

Taylor Strategy Partners Adds Business Development VP in Philadelphia

Executive search firm Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP) has expanded its existing operations in Philadelphia with the addition of Mike Gamble as vice president of business development. Mr. Gamble brings over 17 years of experience designing comprehensive talent acquisition solutions for healthcare and life science focused organizations. He will be responsible for leading business development efforts

Versique Merges With Mckinley Consulting

Executive search firm Versique has merged with long-time sister-company McKinley Consulting. McKinley Consulting, established in 2004, specializes in IT consulting with a focus on project management and business analysis, application development, and quality assurance. Versique specializes in consulting and executive search for the IT, human resources, digital marketing, engineering and operations, finance and accounting, sales,

Egon Zehnder Heading CFO Search For LyondellBasell

Egon Zehnder is leading the search for a new chief financial officer for LyondellBasell. Karyn F. Ovelmen, current executive vice president and CFO, has announced her separation from the company but will continue in her post for up to three months while it conducts a search for her successor. LyondellBasell is one of the world's

College Sports Solutions Selected By University Of Houston

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been retained by the University of Houston (UH) to lead in its search for a new athletic director. UH is in search of a replacement for Mack Rhoades, who stepped down earlier this month to accept the role at Missouri. Founded in 1927, The University of Houston

Boyden Names Principal in Chicago Office

Boyden has appointed Lindsay Bray Landsberg as principal in its Chicago office. Ms. Landsberg becomes a member of the firm’s global consumer goods and retail practice. She will also lead searches for Boyden’s global technology practice. Previously, as a senior executive in major digital and advertising agencies, Ms. Landsberg developed a deep understanding of marketing,

Intersearch Worldwide Adds CMC International To Its Worldwide Network

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has added CMC International (Career Management Consultants) to its worldwide network. CMC’s operations in Costa Rica, founded in 2002, currently employ five executive search professionals while CMC’s operations in Panama, founded in 2005, employs four. CMC also has offices in Colombia and Ecuador. “CMC’s professionals –

Whitman Partners Fills Senior Role For Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Executive recruiters Whitman Partners, Inc. has placed Kristin Varnes as the director of surgical services at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The search was conducted by Brian Ulasewicz, partner and executive recruiter, and assisted by Jon Roberts, executive recruiter. Ms. Varnes was previously the director of perioperative/perianesthesia, GI lab/radiology oncology/infusion, and integrative care services at Centura Health

Work&Partners Retained By Omidyar Network Services

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained to recruit a partner, consumer internet and mobile investment portfolio, for Omidyar Network Services LLC. Omidyar is a philanthropic investment firm with offices around the globe which invests in for-profit companies and non-profit organizations that are committed to advancing social good. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior level

CTPartners’ Vice Chairman Joe Mccabe Joins Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry has named Joseph R. ‘Joe’ McCabe to its Boston office. Mr. McCabe joins from CTPartners where he was a director and vice chairman for the past eight years. Prior to that, Mr. McCabe spent six years specializing in the human resources function and HR outsourcing with Heidrick & Struggles. In the financial services

NES Global Expands to New Guinea

NES Global Talent has appointed William Oram as country manager to lead its expansion in Papua, New Guinea (PNG). Mr. Oram will help the the firm meet increased demand for engineering and technical talent from the oil & gas, construction, infrastructure and mining sectors across the region. He previously led the oil & gas drilling

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