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SRi Opens Office Shanghai
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SRi Opens New Office In Shanghai

Executive search firm SRi has expanded its Asia operations with the launch of a Shanghai office and the addition of key staff to its Greater China team. The Greater China team, which is led by partner Ting Zhang, has seen growth of 25 percent over the past year thanks to senior search and advisory work across major sports,

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How to Stay Ahead of Recruiting Challenges This Year

Competition for finance talent is fierce. To stand out among competitors – and attract top talent – employers are constantly seeking ways to stay on top of recruiting trends and face new challenges head-on as they arise. New York-based search and advisory firm Atlantic Group recently released a new report, authored by senior director Sarah Brumbley, laying out the

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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.

Top Gun Ventures Opens Office Denver
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Top Gun Ventures Opens Office in Denver

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has opened a new office in Denver with the addition of Laura Marriott as partner. This is the firm’s eighth location. “Laura’s global mobile tech and marketing expertise has placed her at the forefront of today’s digital transformation,” said Peter Donovan, managing partner of Top Gun Ventures. “The challenge and

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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?

HealthSearch Partners launched
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Three Search Firms Join Forces to Form HealthSearch Partners

Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. “Health system boards now have an even better option than the customary ‘Big Four’ search firms,” said Keith Southerland, board chair, HealthSearch Partners. “Our

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7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

According to a report by talent consultant Kevin Sheridan, 86 percent of executive search firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60 percent of candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process with them. Mr. Sheridan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, a New York Times best-selling author and a sought-after voice

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Harris Search Associates and RGC Search Seek President for the University of Puthisastra

The University of Puthisastra (UP) in Cambodia has retained the services of Harris Search Associates and RGC Executive Search to finds its next president. Jeffrey Harris, founder and managing partner of Dublin, OH-based Harris Search, and Anthony Ainsworth, director of Bangkok, Thailand-based RGC Search, are leading the assignment. The organizations are members of IIC Partners,

Turnkey Sports Sean Walker Philadelphia Phillies CTO
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Turnkey Sports Lands CTO for the Philadelphia Phillies

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed former Tampa Bay Lightning executive Sean Walker as the Philadelphia Phillies’ new vice president and chief technology officer. “Sean has a proven ability to successfully restructure IT departments from the ground up,” said Dave Buck Phillies’ executive vice president. “We are fortunate to have him on board to take the Phillies to

MCG Partners VP Consulting John Griffith
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MCG Partners Names VP of Consulting Services

MCG Partners, a Boston, MA-based talent management and leadership development firm, has expanded with the addition of John Griffith as vice president of consulting services. In his new role, Mr. Griffith is responsible for driving the growth of the organization, a woman-owned, management consultancy specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, organizational effectiveness, management

NGS Global George Johnson Jonathan Falconer
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NGS Global Appoints New Leaders for Japan

Executive search firm NGS Global has added George Johnson and Jonathan Falconer as new managing partners to head its Japanese office in Tokyo. With over 37 years of executive search experience combined, the new leaders will join forces to lead in the development of a broader and deeper level of capabilities within the Japanese market. “We are excited

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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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to lead in its search for a chief compliance officer. Consultants Geralyn Franklin and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. The incoming executive will oversee and coordinate university-wide compliance and risk-management activities, ensuring that the school and its employees are complying

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N2Growth Acquires Data and Analytics Firm Q5 Division

King of Prussia, PA-based N2Growth, a global leadership and talent advisory firm focusing on human and organizational performance, has acquired an interest in Q5 Division, an Indiana-based predictive data and analytics firm. Q5, which was founded five years ago, has established a global reputation for unlocking hidden value and providing new consumer/market insights through intelligent

Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO
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Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has appointed HR veteran Tiffany Morris as its chief human resources officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, Ms. Morris is charged with supporting the overall achievement of the firm’s goals and managing the life cycle of the employee experience. “We welcome Tiffany to the firm and are confident that her

What Motivates People to Switch Jobs

For recruiters and companies looking to hire and retain employees in a climate of low unemployment and an acute skills shortage, knowing why employees may entertain other job offers is critical. What appeals most to workers today? Better benefits (50 percent) and a flexible work environment (42 percent) were the top reasons, excluding money, that

Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends Observatory
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Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends of the Observatory

Shelli Herman and Associates has been retained to find the next executive director for the Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), which supports the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Camille Lombardo is retiring after 25 years with the non-profit group. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, is leading the search along with her associate, Krista Haley.

BoardWalk Consulting Places Executive Director Covenant House Georgia
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BoardWalk Consulting Places Executive Director at Covenant House Georgia

BoardWalk Consulting, an Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm, has placed Alieizoria Redd as the new executive director of Covenant House Georgia (CHG). She succeeds Allison Ashe, who led the organization since late 2009. “Alie Redd captivated the search committee’s attention the very first time we met her,” said board chair John Ridall, who also chaired the executive

FON Search Launches to Find Top Talent Family Offices
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FON Search Launches to Find Top Talent for Family Offices

West Palm Beach, FL-based Family Office Networks has announced the launch of FON Search, an affiliate of the Quest Organization, as a new division dedicated to identifying and recruiting top-tier talent for family offices. “Family offices today are increasingly sophisticated and require specialized expertise to make the strategic decisions required to preserve their legacy, educate future

Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds New Managing Partners
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Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds New Managing Partners

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has expanded with the additions of Derek Castaneda, Mark Nelson and Stefan Werdegar as managing partners in Omaha, Minneapolis and Austin, respectively. Mr. Castaneda brings 11 years of recruitment experience to his role, most recently serving as the healthcare practice leader for a global executive search firm in Omaha. His focus has been

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As Job Market Favors Candidates, Companies Must Adjust

Not that many years ago, national labor market conditions favored the employer. There were few good jobs, and many good candidates, so employers had little incentive to try very hard to hire top talent or to focus on the candidate experience. Post a good job, get dozens of great applicants, put them through your hiring

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for George Health Technologies

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Phil Offer as the new CEO of George Health Technologies. Based in Sydney, Australia, his primary focus will be to develop the company’s business growth strategy and commercial opportunities. “This was a truly global search for a truly global role and we developed multiple candidate relationships, in multiple time zones,”

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McCormack+Kristel Seeks CFO and Chief Program Officer for Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has been retained by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to lead in its search for a chief financial officer and a chief program officer. Managing partner Joseph McCormack and partner Michelle Kristel are leading both assignments. Founded in 1993, LAHSA is an independent public agency created by the city and county of

Cejka Executive Search Mark Madden
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Cejka Executive Search Adds Search Services Leader

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Congress may deliver. This has produced a high

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U.K. Names Cornerstone London a Preferred Partner for Sub-Saharan Africa

Many companies with global strategies have been looking to Africa recently as the new frontier for business.  Improved political environments, above average growth and the rich opportunities waiting in a continent that essentially has to start everything from scratch are raising considerable interest. Last week, the U.K. government formally appointed board and executive recruitment firm

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Recruitment Efficiencies Already Flowing from AI and Automated Workflows

Companies are conducting fewer job interviews, but continue to see higher percentages of offers to candidates as well as hires, according to Jobvite’s latest “Recruiting Benchmark Report.” The percentage of interviews that resulted in offers grew from nearly 20 in 2016 to 28 in 2017. Offers-to-hires, meanwhile, went from 83 percent in 2016 to 90

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Greenwich Harbor Partners Filling Board Positions for Teach for America NY

Greenwich Harbor Partners has been enlisted by Teach for America – New York to recruit for multiple board positions. The firm recently filled the first board spot with the placement of Deborah Rosado Shaw as a director. The assignment was led by Carrie Pryor and Ted Pryor, managing directors of the Greenwich, Conn-based search firm. “Deborah

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JDG Associates Places CIO and CTO at Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

In the U.S., public sector pensions are offered by federal, state and local levels of government. They are available to most, but not all, public sector employees. The field has been about as robust for executive recruiters as any other related sector within financial services. Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates recently recruited Sean McCaffrey as chief investment officer and Vijay Desai as chief

Fiduciary Search Group Launched
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Fiduciary Search Group Launched to Serve Wealth Management Industry

An array of new recruiting firms has been launching around the world in recent months. The latest: Wealth management industry veteran Michael Brody, along with KDS Strategic Search, announced the establishment of Fiduciary Search Group (FSG), a recruiting, placement and search firm offering a new model designed to provide fiduciary representation for premier wealth managers,

JDG Associates Places Executive Director of AMVETS

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Kent Clark as the new executive director of AMVETS National Service Foundation. Most recently, Mr. Clark served as the chief of appropriations/national security director for the chairman emeritus of the House Appropriations Committee and the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for Defense. AMVETS National Service Foundation

SWBi International Recruits COO for Oshean, Inc.

Executive search firm SWBi International has recruited Chip Tolbert as the chief operating officer of Oshean, Inc. Mr. Tolbert was formerly chief executive officer of Tolbert Consulting, LLC. Oshean delivers carrier class optical transport, advanced IP-based networking and innovative cloud-based solutions to Community Anchor Institutions and the communities they serve. SWBi International provides global executive

Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner to Lead CIO/CTO Practice in New York

Odgers Berndtson has added Amy Orlich as a partner to lead the firm's CIO/CTO and financial technology practices in New York. Ms. Orlich will focus on domestic and global searches for C-suite executives, as well as corporate and divisional CIOs, CTOs, and leaders in architecture, applications development, infrastructure and information security across a broad spectrum

Sheffield Haworth Adds Managing Director in London

Sheffield Haworth has added Jon Regan in London as managing director & global head of electronic markets, prime services and infrastructures (EMPSI). Having worked in financial markets recruiting and executive search since 1996, Mr. Regan was a founding partner of Riversdale Consulting, where he was responsible for electronic trading, prime brokerage, securities services, sales and

Xpress Recruitment Adds Director to Middle East and Asia Division

Edinburgh-based Xpress Recruitment, specialists in hospitality, retail and sales recruitment, has named Annie Boslem as associate director of its new Middle East and Asia executive search and selection division. Ms. Boslem has more than 20 years’ experience within the hotel industry, having held positions at Starwood, Inter-Contienental, Shangri-La and Taj Hotels. She moved to the

Waldron Announces Promotion

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has promoted Michael Kaemingk to senior consultant. Mr. Kaemingk will interact directly with clients and candidates, and support with outreach and research. His experience includes startup social enterprise and field work abroad. Headquartered in Seattle with additional offices in Portland, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Boise, Waldron has

Leadership Search Partners Opens Search for California State Parks Foundation

Leadership Search Partners is currently leading the search for a new vice president of development for the California State Parks Foundation, the statewide independent non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California’s state park system. Leadership Search Partners provides executive search services to community-based non-profit organizations, specializing in recruiting executive directors/CEOs and members

ChampionScott Partners Completes Search for Neustar

ChampionScott Partners has placed Michael Schoen as vice president, marketing services at Neustar, Inc. Most recently, Mr. Schoen was executive vice president, product at Mediabrands Audience Platform (MAP), a unit within IPG Mediabrands. Neustar is a provider of real-time, cloud-based information services and analytics enabling marketing and IT security professionals to promote and protect their

Allen Austin Opens in London and Taipei

Global retained search and leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added an office in London and Taipei, Taiwan. The new offices are part of a larger, global expansion that has been occurring over the last year and will continue through 2015. Stephen Buchanan becomes a partner overseeing the U.K. location and Stephanie Chang will head

Vaco Acquires 50 Percent of Focus Search

Nashville-based Vaco, a consulting and strategic talent acquisition firm, has acquired 50 percent of Focus Search. Established in 2001 as Kraft Search Associates, healthcare-oriented Focus Search specializes on board director, C-level and VP positions. Now doing business as Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company, the firm will overlay its retained search services across Vaco’s 28

One Third of Companies Lack Next Generation Leadership Bench Strength

Thirty percent of organizational leaders do not feel their organization is ready to promote its talent, while 70 percent of executives feel their organizations are either ready now or somewhat ready, according to a report by Korn Ferry. Thirty-nine percent of those surveyed believe their organizations either mostly or fully have the right talent to

Kaye/Bassman Leading President Search for Pepper-Lawson Construction

Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has been selected by Pepper-Lawson Construction to lead in its search for a new president. Pepper-Lawson is a Houston based, full service construction firm providing construction management, general contracting and design-build services for 31 years. Kaye/Bassman was founded in 1981 and provides global executive search and recruiting solutions with an expertise in

Championscott Partners Completes Search For Neustar

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Tony Kueh as vice president mobile & carrier solutions at Neustar. Mr. Kueh joins the company from SAP America, where he most recently was global vice president of solutions & product management leading strategy, product management and go-to-market for SAP's global mobile platform and mobile security products. “We

Egon Zehnder Forms Media, Entertainment & Sports (MES) Practice

Egon Zehnder has integrated three of its industry sub-practices into a newly formed global Media, Entertainment & Sports (MES) practice that will focus on executive level search and succession planning, leadership assessment and development, as well as board leadership. The MES practice group is expected to have close links to the firm's global technology and

Ferguson Partners Adds Managing Director in Chicago

Global executive search firm Ferguson Partners Ltd. has added Dorothy M. Billingsly in its Chicago office as a managing director. She will focus on leading and building the firm's executive search healthcare practice, serving clients and expanding FPL's complementary healthcare practice services in executive compensation, succession planning, board assessment and recruitment, and organizational, financial and

Harvey Nash Announces Promotions

Harvey Nash, an IT recruitment, IT outsourcing/offshoring and executive search firm, has promoted Molly Kane to managing director of the firm’s Washington state market and Jacob Tavares as managing director for Colorado. Both will be responsible for new business development and ensuring talent delivery service to the firm’s current roster of clients. Ms. Kane joined

Battalia Winston Places CEO at ALPFA

Search firm Battalia Winston has recruited Charles P. Garcia to serve as the new chief executive officer of ALPFA. Susan Medina, partner, led the assignment for the firm. Mr. Garcia most recently served as CEO of Garcia Trujillo Holdings LLC, a merchant banking, private equity and consulting firm. ALPFA is the largest Latino professional organization

McDermott & Bull Places IT AVP at Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Mark Friedman as assistant vice president of information technology with Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport. The search was conducted by Christopher Bull, managing partner and Bill Brewer, principal consultant. Mr. Friedman previously worked for Southern Counties Express as the director of information technology. “In this top IT role,

RSA Appoints Head of North America

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has appointed Elizabeth McCabe as head of RSA North America. In her new role, she will be leading the expansion of the firms’ North American capabilities. RSA has also relocated its U.S. headquarters offices to New York City. Currently RSA has offices in London,

Aventine Hill CFOs Names Managing Director in Houston

Roy Bowman has joined Aventine Hill CFOs as managing partner in Houston. Mr. Bowman’s 30-year career includes serving as chief executive officer, executive vice president, chief financial officer, and controller for companies in the manufacturing, aviation, energy trading, oil and gas exploration, residential construction, mortgage lending, real estate, and automotive retail sectors. He formerly worked

Carmichael Fisher Rebrands as Moorland Gray

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher is rebranding itself as Moorland Gray as it prepares for regional and global expansion. Moorland Gray specializes in board-level and senior leadership hiring in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. The rebranding follows Moorland Gray’s partnering with Accel-KKR, a leading private equity firm. The firm notes that the investment in

TWC International Fills Position for BioPharma Services Inc.

Executive recruiter TWC International has placed Ilan Rose as its new vice president of business development and project management of BioPharma Services Inc. (BPSI). Mr. Rose was previously with Alcmaeon Pharma Inc., where he was responsible for focusing on contract sales, as well as managing compliance audits. BioPharma Services is a physician-owned, physician-run, International Contract

Hudepohl & Associates Leading Search for Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System

According to industry sources Hudepohl & Associates has been selected by Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System to lead in its search for a new executive director. Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System is the pension program for public education employees in the State of Oklahoma. Founded in 1994, Hudepohl & Associates provides executive search services to a wide

Addison Group Opens New Office in Austin

Addison Group, a provider of professional recruiting services, has expanded its presence in Texas with the opening of a new office in Austin, further increasing Addison Group’s national presence; this is the company’s 13th office serving a major U.S. metropolitan area. Addison Group will initially launch its finance & accounting contract and executive search practices,

Whitman Partners Expands Healthcare Practice

Executive search firm Whitman Partners, Inc. has added Jon Roberts to increase its services within the healthcare community. “Jon brings a level of hospital knowledge that we are thrilled to be incorporating into our practice,” said Josiah Whitman, founder and managing partner. Mr. Roberts previously managed a healthcare consulting firm that specialized in helping organizations

Cielo Makes Additions to Leadership Team

Cielo (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House), a provider of global talent acquisition and management solutions, has named four new leadership team members to support its client growth in North America. Additionally, Erin Lange will relocate to the U.K. to serve as executive vice president of global operations. Juliana Barela has been promoted to vice president

Debeer, Stokes and Partners Finds CEO for Parmalat Canada

Debeer, Stokes and Partners has recruited Louis Frenette as the new president and chief executive officer of Parmalat Canada. Pierina Maniffi-Stokes, partner at DeBeer, Stokes, led the assignment. Mr. Frenette previously served as president and CEO for Bonduelle North America. “Louis has a successful track record of excellence and growth in the consumer product industry

Isaacson, Miller Completes Search for the Institute for Advanced Study

Isaacson, Miller has placed Fred Van Sickle as the new chief development officer of the Institute for Advanced Study. Jack Gorman led the search with Elizabeth Neustaedter and Jean Jacoby. Mr. Van Sickle was previously executive vice president for university development and alumni relations at Columbia University. The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent

Heidrick & Struggles Adds to Latin America Financial Services Team

Heidrick & Struggles International has added Manuel Gomez as a partner in its financial services practice. Mr. Gomez joins after having served as the CEO and head of client coverage for RBS in Mexico City. Before that he spent eight years at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was a vice president with the firm's

Dasein Opens New Office in Rio de Jeneiro

Executive search firm Dasein has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro, the firm’s fourth office in addition to locations Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Recife. The focus of the new office is mainly to fulfill the demands of the industrial, logistics, oil & gas and services sectors. Dasein is a representative of IMD

Direct Consulting Associates Names Healthcare IT Recruiter

Direct Consulting Associates has named Ankit Shah as a healthcare IT recruiter. Mr. Shah works in collaboration with John Yurkschatt, recruitment manager, and fellow team members Charles Aiken and Lauren Biro to execute consulting and permanent search assignments by sourcing candidates, qualifying candidates and presenting the best to clients. Mr. Ankit formerly served as the

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