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City of Pasadena Taps Teri Black & Company for Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Venture Capital Recruiting Practice Leader

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named San Francisco-based partner Scott Atkinson to lead its venture capital practice. He succeeds Rebecca Foreman Janjic, who earlier this year was appointed the global practice managing partner for the firm’s global technology and services practice. “Heidrick & Struggles has a rich and deep history working with venture

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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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Chason Group Adds Former Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce CEO

Executive search firm the Chason Group recently expanded with the addition of veteran chamber of commerce and economic development professional Mike Gaymon. He will focus on executive recruiting for non-profit organizations. “Mike’s knowledge of the industry sectors that we focus on is significant,” said Tim Chason, founder of the Chason Group. “He has the capacity to evaluate

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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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Datacenter People Creates Cloud Services Division

U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has announced plans to expand its practice to include recruitment in the cloud services division. The expansion stems from accelerated growth of cloud services in the datacenter industry, the company said. The rapid growth of cloud services has been expected by many industry experts. Three years ago, a Cisco report

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With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher

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Vetted Solutions Begins Chief People Officer Search for National Business Aviation Association

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer plays 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. The focus instead is on building talent

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Boise State Picks Storbeck/Pimentel for President Search

Boise State University has enlisted Media, PA-based Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to find the seventh president in its history. Managing partner Alberto Pimentel is leading the assignment. Six executive search firms submitted proposals to the school to be considered for the search. This is the second attempt by a search firm to find a replacement for former president Bob

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Lucas Group Opens Military Transition Branch in Denver

Military service is an honorable choice, but it is also a sacrifice. The trouble comes for some veterans when they try to rejoin the civilian work world. A recent report examined the subject and arrived at a discouraging statistic: 85 percent of employed post-9/11 veterans are not completely satisfied with their current job. And, according

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ECI Group Adds New Member Firm in Poland

ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added Meissner & Partners in Poland as its newest member firm. Meissner & Partners specializes in executive search and leadership consultancy, including executive coaching and executive development. The firm covers various industries including pharmaceutical, media, public/cultural institutions, financial, industrial, educational, private equity, FMCG and healthcare. Maja Meissner is

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Search Firms Step Up Diversity Recruiting Initiatives

Competitive companies, organizations and government agencies know that diversity matters. Why? The demographics of the nation must mirror the workforce. Why diversity? It’s the customer; it’s the worker; thus, it must be the executives. Research shows that organizations that unleash the potential of diverse talent innovate faster and see better business results. It starts by

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Spencer Stuart Places CEO at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

After an extensive search, Jennifer Bol and Kristine M. Johnson of Spencer Stuart have placed Nicole Taylor as the new president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). Ms. Taylor, who starts her new role Dec. 19, will be working closely with Greg Avis, the organization’s interim president and founding board chair, during the transition period. “Nicole brings a

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R. William Funk & Associates Seeks New Leader for University of South Carolina’s Alumni Association

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, was recently tapped by the University of South Carolina’s alumni association to lead its search for a new executive director. The search will be led by R. William Funk, president of the recruitment firm, and chief of staff Krisha Creal. “Having assisted

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Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Names C-Suite Advisory Services Leadership Team

Human capital management firm Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge (LHH Knightsbridge) has announced the expansion of its C-suite advisory services leadership team, including its International Center for Executive Options (ICEO) practice. “LHH Knightsbridge has some of the best human capital talent in Canada,” said Jim Mitchell, the firm’s president. “The newest additions to our senior team

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Pure Search Names Technology Practice Leader for Singapore

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has appointed Graham Skipworth to lead its technology practice across Singapore and South East Asia. Mr. Skipworth has over 12 years’ recruitment experience within the technology and digital space across the U.K. and Asia. Over the course of his career he has built and led teams, providing both permanent and contract recruitment

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Gerard Stewart Finds CEO for ettain group

Atlanta-based executive search firm Gerard Stewart has placed Trent Beekman as the new CEO of staffing firm ettain group. The company’s past CEO Jeff Harris has taken on the role of chairman. The assignment was led by the firm’s founder and managing partner, Lisa Maxwell. Previously, Mr. Beekman led Modis North America’s retail temporary staffing and permanent

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Armstrong McGuire & Associates Seeks President for Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Non-profit organization management firm Armstrong McGuire & Associates has been selected to find the next president for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation in Durham, NC. Senior advisor Beth Briggs is leading the assignment. The independent, charitable foundation seeks a visionary, strategic professional with proven management and leadership expertise, philanthropic knowledge

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Ferguson Partners Names Vice Chairman

FPL Associates , a global professional services firm specializing in providing executive search, as well as leadership, compensation and management consulting solutions, has elected Jeffrey Hauswirth as its vice chairman based in its Toronto office. “As vice chairman, Jeff will serve in a number of key leadership roles for the firm,” said William J. Ferguson,

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Space Executive Opens Office in Hong Kong

Singapore-headquartered recruitment agency Space Executive has opened a new office in Hong Kong. The firm has brought on veteran recruiter Nick Lambe as managing director to lead the new location. Space Executive will focus on growing its presence across investment banking, capital markets, private equity and funds in Hong Kong. The firm said that it

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Under Armour

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, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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10 Tips for Networking with an Executive Recruiter

Employers typically use a search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. All three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. But what about career-minded professionals? When should they turn to a recruiter and what’s the best way to network with

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CBS Taps Korn Ferry to Find Next CEO

CBS has retained the services of Korn Ferry as it begins its search for a new CEO to replace Les Moonves following sexual misconduct allegations. Joe Ianniello, the company’s chief operating officer, has assumed the role of president and acting CEO. The search is expected to take four to six weeks to produce a new leader. The

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Texas State University

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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SmartRecruiters Launches Talent Sourcing Technology

Talent acquisition platform SmartRecruiters has launched a new talent sourcing and nurturing technology designed to help businesses proactively find and engage pre-qualified candidates while improving overall recruiting ROI. The single-platform candidate relationship management (CRM) and applicant tracking system (ATS), dubbed SmartCRM, is designed to eliminate the lag time from reactive recruiting, allowing organizations to save time

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IRC Global Appoints New Agribusiness & Agriscience Practice Leaders

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has named Patrick Westerburger as the new leader of its agribusiness & agriscience global practice team. He replaces Warren Carter (IRC USA – The QualiFind Group), who is now the Americas practice leader. Monicca Yan (IRC China and Singapore) has become the new Asia Pacific practice leader, and Marco M. Alemagna (IRC

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The Top 3 Perks Most Workers Now Seek

Professionals want more choices about when and where they work, according to new research released by Robert Half. Flexible work schedules, a compressed workweek and the ability to telecommute are the most sought-after non-monetary perquisites the report found. While many companies offer flexible work schedules, however, fewer than one in five offer shorter workweeks or

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National Women’s History Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for CEO Search

The National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new CEO. The organization is seeking a strategic, innovative and engaging executive to provide leadership and direction and fulfill a vision to build a physical museum and expand impact

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Kumabe HR Finds Investment Officer for Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System

Following an extensive national search, executive search firm Kumabe HR has placed Elizabeth Burton as chief investment officer of the $16.3 billion Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System, Honolulu. Vijoy Chattergy, who served in the role since 2012, recently left the organization. “Ms. Burton is dynamic and highly regarded by her peers in the investment community,” said Catherine Chan, chair

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Stanton Chase Adds Search Veteran in Chicago

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office. He will serve as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase. “I am thrilled to welcome Jim to our team in Chicago, he

CBSbulter Appoints Head of Built Environment Team

U.K.-based technical recruiter CBSbutler has appointed Chris Porteous as team leader of its newly established built environment team. Mr. Porteous joins CBSbutler from Search Consultancy, where he was managing consultant. Current and previous recruitment vertical market expertise includes: M&E, FM, building services, property & surveying, construction, architecture, consultancies and social housing. “While the business already

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for OhioHealth

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Earl J. Barnes as senior vice president and general counsel of OhioHealth. Mr. Barnes previously served as vice president and general counsel at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago. OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. With offices throughout the U.S., London,

Coleman Lew + Associates to Lead President Search for William Peace University

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected by William Peace University to lead in its search for a new president. Debra M. Townsley, the university’s current president, announced she would retire at the end of this school year. William Peace University is a liberal arts college in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Coleman

The Atlantic Group Opens Office in Philadelphia

Executive search firm The Atlantic Group has opened an office in Center City, Philadelphia that will be led by managing directors Steve Mickus, Brandon Saylor, and Shilpa Sood. All three search professionals had the same roles at Magellan Search & Staffing in Philadelphia. With offices now in Philadelphia, New York City and Stamford, The Atlantic

DavenportMajor Recruits CEO for Pulse Electronics

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Mark Twaalfhoven as chief executive officer at Pulse Electronics. Mr. Twaalfhoven joins Pulse from the investment firm Valuec B.V. in Hong Kong, where he served as president, with responsibilities for investing in and advising international technology companies. Pulse Electronics is a leading electronic components company. DavenportMajor is an executive search

Parker Executive Search Retained by University of South Carolina Beaufort

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search been selected by the University of South Carolina Beaufort to lead in its search for a new chancellor. Current chancellor Jane T. Upshaw has said that she will retire in August. The University of South Carolina Beaufort is a public university serving nearly 2,000 students with two campuses located in the

IIC Partners Names Global Board Appointments

IIC Partners has elected one new board member and reappointed four existing board members. The search group welcomes Bhavishya Sharma (New Delhi) elected as director, Asia Pacific, to the global board. Ruth Curran (Dublin), Todd Hohauser (Detroit) and Paul Lien (Beijing) have been reappointed as vice chair of EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific respectively. Charlotte

Stanton Chase Adds Director in Chicago Office

Stanton Chase International has added Steven W. Schroeder to its Chicago office as a director. Mr. Schroeder began his executive search career focusing on the industrial, manufacturing, and distribution sectors as a partner with Moriarty/Fox Inc. and as a managing director with Reilly Partners before launching Schroeder International LLC. In addition to his search experience,

FiveTen Group Names CEO and Group Chairman

Global recruitment consultancy The FiveTen Group has appointed Mark Carriban as chief executive officer and Chris Herrmannsen as group chairman. Mr. Carriban will take over strategic responsibility for the Group’s portfolio of specialist recruitment brands. He joins with more than 25 years’ recruitment experience, spending more than 20 years in the U.K. recruitment industry with

Korn Ferry adds Global Investment Banking & Markets Sector Specialist

Korn Ferry has added Noah Schwarz as a senior client partner in the firm's global investment banking & markets sector. Mr. Schwarz will be based out of the firm’s New York office. He was most recently an executive search consultant at CTPartners and prior to that was with Heidrick & Struggles. Mr. Schwarz also has

McGregor Boyall Strengthens U.K. Management Team

Executive recruiter McGregor Boyall has strengthened its U.K. management team with the hiring of Nina Adair as practice lead – human resources & talent management recruitment and Neil Price as senior appointments recruitment professional. Ms. Adair was previously an associate director at Hudson. Mr. Price most recently served as associate director, senior appointments, at Hudson.

Lonergan Partners Finds CEO for Benu Networks

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Dino Di Palma as chief executive officer at Benu Networks. The search was led by Mark Lonergan, founder and senior partner. Mr. Di Palma formerly served as chief operating officer at Acme Packet prior to its $2.1 billion acquisition by Oracle Corporation in February 2013. “Dino is one

TurningPoint Executive Search Fills Sales/Marketing Post for MadCap Software

TurningPoint Executive Search has placed Lee Phillips as vice president of sales and marketing for Madcap Software in San Diego. Mr. Phillips previously spent five years with IBM as its North America channel sales executive, big data & information management. MadCap Software is a trusted resource for thousands of companies around the globe for single-source,

HVS Executive Search Expands in Asia

HVS Executive Search has expanded into Asia; Mark Keith has rejoined the firm in the capacity of managing director – Asia Pacific. In his new role, Mr. Keith will be joined by colleagues Scott Chiesa and Celeste Murphy. Mr. Keith is a recognized authority on strategic human capital management in the hospitality industry, hotel openings

Gatti & Associates Adds HR Specialist Recruiter

Executive search firm Gatti & Associates named Alice Koehn Benson as as senior vice president, executive search. Ms. Koehn Bensonas will be playing a leading role in the expansion of the organization, and will focus on the search and placement of senior-level HR professionals nationally and across all industries. Prior to joining Gatti & Associates,

Globetec Solutions Group Opens Office in London

Executive recruiter Globetec Solutions Group has opened a new office in London. Globetec Solutions is an international search firm operating exclusively within the IT services, technology and consulting markets. The firm places candidates across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

ADK Consulting & Executive Search Fills CEO Post for Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has placed Carl Newman as chief executive officer of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. Mr. Newman will take over running Jackson’s Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and other Jackson Municipal Airport Authority operations after a two-year stint as general manager of Houston’s George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport. According to reports,

JBK Associates Retained by Sylvester Manor for Executive Director Search

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has been selected by Sylvester Manor, a not-for-profit historic plantation and organic educational farm located in Shelter Island, NY to conduct the search for its executive director. Julie Kampf, CEO and Howard Gross, managing director of JBK will be conducting the search on behalf of Sylvester Manor’s board of directors.

Delta Top Talent Names Financial Services Partner

Delta Top Talent of Mexico, a member of IIC Partners, has appointed Francisco Martin as a new financial services partner. He will be based in the firm’s Mexico City office. Since 2012, Mr. Martin has assisted in the search and selection of executives across Mexico. As a member of Delta Top Talent, he advises companies

One-Fourth of Companies Hiring for HR Positions

About one in four organizations (27 percent) are hiring for human resource positions in the last quarter of 2014, according to the results of the HR Jobs Pulse Survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Among the companies with HR position openings, HR generalists were in the highest demand (53 percent), followed

ChampionScott Partners Recruits CEO for ConnectYourCare

ChampionScott Partners has placed Steve Grieco as chief executive officer at ConnectYourCare (CYC). Most recently, Mr. Grieco served as CEO of SourceHOV. ConnectYourCare is an ABS Capital portfolio company providing health savings solutions to employers, health plans and banks. ChampionScott Partners is an executive search firm focused on the technology industry and related sectors.

JDG Associates Places Executive Director at Justice Research and Statistics Association

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has recruited Jeffrey Sedgwick Ph.D., as the new executive director of the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA). Dr. Sedgwick is currently chair of the National Research Council’s Panel on Modernizing the Nation’s Crime Statistics and is co‐founder and managing partner of Keswick Advisors, a statistical analysis and policy

Egon Zehnder Makes Leadership Changes To Consumer Practice

Egon Zehnder has made changes to it’s consumer practice with Boston-based Dick Patton assuming leadership of the firm's global consumer business and Rory Finlay of Chicago taking over for Mr. Patton leading its consumer business in the U.S. The global consumer practice focuses on executive level search and leadership succession planning, executive assessment and development,

Penrhyn International Adds Whitney to Global Network

Penrhyn International has added Whitney Partners (New York) and its Asian affiliate, Whitney Correlate, to its global network. Whitney Partners is an established recruiter in all areas of financial services, across every industry vertical and product specialty. Gary Goldstein, CEO and co-founder, has been a leader in the executive search industry since 1983. Joining Mr.

Robin Judson Partners Adds Capital Markets and Financial Services Recruiter

Robin Judson Partners, an executive recruiting firm focused on hedge funds, private equity and investment banking, has added Drew Mandler to its team as a managing director. In this role, Mr. Mandler will serve as a senior recruiter focused on capital markets and financial services. He will be responsible for positions in research, marketing, trading,

Davies Park Executive Search Names Partner

Davies Park Executive Search has appointed Tony Kirschner as a partner. Mr. Kirschner has worked alongside Greg Longster in the firm’s Vancouver office since 2011 and has built a solid reputation as a leader both within the office and the community. He is an active member of the B.C. Human Resource Management Association and the

ADK Executive Search Recruits CEO for Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

ADK Executive Search has recruited Carl D. Newman as the new chief executive officer of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field (HKS). Most recently, Mr. Newman served with the Houston Airport System as the GM of Bush Intercontinental Airport. The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority provides transportation services and facilities at the

Shoemaker & Associates/Cornerstone Atlanta Selected by Craven Community College for President Search

Executive search firm Shoemaker & Associates/Cornerstone Atlanta has been selected by Craven Community College to lead its search for a president, replacing Catherine Chew Ph.D., the college’s sixth president, who will retire in 2015. The search will be conducted by Larry Shoemaker and Anne McNutt Ph.D., who leads the community college search practice for the

Sucherman Consulting Group Adds Media Specialist

Executive search firm Sucherman Consulting Group Inc. has added Richard Tackenberg as a senior consultant in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Tackenberg joins the firm after spending 20 years developing and producing content for multiple platforms and over seven years’ experience in media consulting and executive placement. His experience includes placement of media executives in

Stanton Chase Names Managing Director in Nashville

Stanton Chase International has named Guice Smith as managing director in Nashville. With a special emphasis in the healthcare industry, Mr. Smith has built C-level executive teams for hospitals, health systems, payors, consulting firms, and other service groups. In this capacity, he has been instrumental in helping clients identify and secure top performers in organizations

NES Global Talent Makes Acquisition in Norway

NES Global Talent has acquired Energy People, a provider of consultancy, advisory and manpower solutions to the energy industry in Norway. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is the firm’s second acquisition in Norway, following the purchase RC Consultants (RCC) earlier this year. Both Energy People and RCC will rebrand as NES

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