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College Sports Solutions and Buffkin / Baker Tapped to Find Commissioner for Big West Conference

The Big West Conference has begun its search for a new commissioner to replace Dennis Farrell, who recently announced his retirement after leading the conference for 27 years. Collegiate athletics consultants College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker are managing the search process, with Jeff Schemmel, president of CSS, acting as lead consultant, with assistance from Dan


AGB Search Names Leader of Interim Division

Across the board, in every industry, today’s market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people taking temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to stay agile in

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Is Your Business Ready for the Talent Storm?

COVID-19 has now hit global employment harder than the 2008 recession. When normal life resumes, millions of people will be without jobs, and millions of jobs without people. According to new report by Armstrong Craven, one possible outcome, which the HR world must prepare for is a period of unprecedented hiring activity as businesses around the

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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?


Collegiate Sports Associates Assists Cal Maritime in Athletic Director Search

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Todd Turner of Collegiate Sports Associates has assisted in the placement of Karen Yoder as the director of athletics for California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime). She will succeed retiring athletic director Marv Christopher to oversee the academy’s intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs (NAIA). Ms. Yoder starts


Protis Global Adds HR Veteran to Staff

Executive recruitment and talent advisory firm Protis Global has added Cheri Ehrlich Eisen as its senior vice president of business development. In her extensive 20-plus years of talent acquisition and HR leadership experience, she has partnered with major entities in the entertainment space, including Walt Disney Television and NBC Universal. “When Cheri and I first met,


Preparing Your Business for Post-Lockdown Success

For many countries, businesses and organizations, the last few months have been about coming to terms with a monumental crisis caused by the coronavirus. “This includes addressing immediate business concerns, ensuring staff and customers receive correct communications and putting necessary safety measures in place,” said Andreas Wartenberg, managing director and chairman of Horton International, in


Myers McRae Tapped by University of West Georgia for Provost Search

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been called in by the University of West Georgia to lead its search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment. Reporting directly to the university president, the provost and vice president for academic affairs is


Korn Ferry Launches Virtual Recruiting Technology Solution

Korn Ferry has launched Korn Ferry Recruit, a fully integrated, virtual technology solution for high-volume hiring. Nimble uses best-in-class AI, along with the proven recruitment intellectual property of Korn Ferry. The firm said that the new solution “is designed to leverage a client’s brand, shifting to a candidate-driven experience by sourcing, attracting, assessing and selecting


Challenging Times Leading to New Opportunities 

Over the past few weeks, Shawn Baker, president of Rochester, NY-headquartered recruiting firm Cochran, Cochran & Yale, has interviewed a variety of C-level leaders from across a broad range of industries who have all reconsidered how they approach decision-making since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “These leaders have all adopted a strategic, focused mindset during this pandemic,”


RM Nephew and Associates Recruits CFO for Financial Recovery Technologies

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies, especially private equity-backed outfits. Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has placed former Attivio executive Alan Cooke as


BarkerGilmore Adds Senior Advisors

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added two senior advisors, A.B. Cruz III and Jamey Seely, to its advisory and coaching division. Mr. Cruz, who brings considerable multi-industry expertise to the firm, most recently served as senior vice president and divisional general counsel at USAA, a Fortune


Federal Reserve Bank of New York Launches Search for Chief Diversity Officer

To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society, many organizations have developed executive positions to guide their diversity agendas. Chief diversity officers have responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity. Duties may include affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, or the constituent needs of minorities, women and other social


Griffith University Taps The Insight Group for Provost Search

The Insight Group, a Sydney, Australia-headquartered executive search firm, has been enlisted to find the next provost for Griffith University in Queensland. Leading the assignment are director Rohan Carr and principal Emily Witts. The provost, chief academic officer of the university, is a member of the executive group and also serves as standing deputy to


Kincannon & Reed Expands Search Staff

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has expanded with the addition of Jimmy Paulakuhn as managing director focusing on the talent acquisition needs of its animal agriculture clients. Based in North Carolina, Mr. Paulakuhn brings more than two decades of experience within these markets, including more than six years as director of commercial poultry operations


Another 2.1 Million Workers File for Unemployment

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.1 million claims. More than 40 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past 10 weeks, representing the biggest jobs loss in U.S.


ChampionScott Partners Places Chief Technology Officer at deepwatch

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently assisted in the placement of Corey Bodzin as chief technology officer of deepwatch. deepwatch delivers managed security services by extending customers’ cybersecurity teams and proactively advancing their SecOps maturity. Powered by its data-driven cloud SecOps platform, deepwatch provides 24/7/365 managed security services.


WittKieffer Names Board Services Practice Leader

Executive search firm WittKieffer has appointed James King as leader of its board services practice. In addition to his new role, Mr. King serves as a senior partner and the firm’s chief quality officer, a board member and member of its diversity council. “Today’s business landscape has been severely altered as a result of COVID-19, leaving even the


Finding Opportunity in the Face of a Crisis

If there’s anything we’ve learned from crises since the Great Depression, it’s that companies that choose to transform and innovate are those that will continue to thrive and grow. A study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) showed that companies that invested significantly in innovation delivered four percent higher shareholder value when the economy recovered


KEES Seeks CEO for Covenant Community Care

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been retained by Covenant Community Care in Detroit to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. President and CEO Heather Eddy and project manager Octavia Daniels are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. This is an exciting role for a visionary leader to


AMN Healthcare Names Leader for the Leadership and Search Solutions Division

AMN Healthcare, a provider of healthcare total talent services to facilities, announced today that it has appointed Bernard Godley as lead physician executive for the leadership and search solutions division. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Godley join AMN Leadership Solutions,” said Kelly Rakowski, group president and chief operating officer, strategic talent solutions for AMN


Managing C-Level Succession Virtually

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings, interviews, workshops — even general assemblies — are being managed online via conference calls or video technologies. Globally, business leaders are navigating an unprecedented crisis. Hour-by-hour, they have been changing the way their organizations operate to cope with uncertainty, risk, restrictions and lock downs, according to a


SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center 

The Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in West Virginia has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next executive director. Mark Gnatovic, senior vice president at SearchWide, is leading the assignment. The executive director will be responsible for overall management, promotion and operation of the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and Municipal Auditorium, including strategy, service,


The Bowdoin Group Appoints Senior Finance Leader

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Terri Ryan as vice president of finance. She brings a strong finance background to The Bowdoin Group and experience in building and managing companies in high growth environments with increasing levels of complexity. Ms. Ryan has over 25 years of experience


Virtual Recruitment: How to Hire From a Distance

Have you hired someone without ever meeting face-to-face? With COVID-19, businesses can’t recruit the same way they once did — but that doesn’t mean they can’t find the best candidates for the job now. In fact, Comhar Partners recently concluded an executive search that was conducted completely virtually using Zoom, the video conferencing tool, and


West Virginia State University Picks AGB Search to Find President

Higher education recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for West Virginia State University (WVSU). Anthony Jenkins, who held the job for four years, recently moved on to the president’s role at Coppin State University in Baltimore. R. Charles Byers, former provost at WVSU, is serving as interim president. AGB Search


NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firms in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S.

Thirteen independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide during recent months. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have the ability


More American Workers Displaced in Record Numbers

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.4 million claims. More than 38 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past nine weeks, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.


ON Partners Recruits Chief Digital Officer for Pizza Hut Digital Ventures

Marc Gasperino, leader of the digital practice at ON Partners, recently placed Paul Morris as chief digital officer of Pizza Hut Digital Ventures, an in-house start-up of Pizza Hut looking to build the next generation pizza ordering and delivery platform. Mr. Morris brings extensive global expertise in digital transformation having led business strategy with a clear focus on the customer

Talent Chiefs Emerge Among Fastest-Growing Roles in Private Equity

U.S. private equity firms are becoming more sophisticated and generating record demand for operating specialists with the skills and experience to actively manage their portfolio companies, according to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles. As measured by deal activity in 2018, the U.S. private equity market closed a record 4,828 deals worth a combined $713

Lochlin Partners Places Chief Development Officer for Catholic Charities USA

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Anthony Sciacca as chief development officer for Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation’s largest charities representing a national network of agencies serving poor and vulnerable people and families. In his new role, Mr. Sciacca will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy and development program

Eliot Partnership Appoints Executive Chairman

Global insurance sector executive search firm Eliot Partnership has elected George Davies as its executive chairman. He will be based in the firm’s London office. In this newly-created position, Mr. Davies will work with Eliot Partnership’s global management team to grow its footprint through its three hubs in London, New York and Singapore. He will also be

Partners in the Process: Improving the Search / HR Relationship

Many executive search consultants active in the industry today first maintained successful careers on the corporate side — holding rank in the very disciplines they now recruit for. In fact, a good number of them held positions in human resources and now bring the added value of being able to see the search business through that

What It Takes to Make the Right Match

Although 76 percent of full time, employed workers are either actively looking for a job or open to new opportunities, nearly half (48 percent) of employers can’t seem to find the workers they need to fill their job vacancies, according to CareerBuilder‘s just released ‘2016 Candidate Behavior’ study. “Job seekers may have more of an edge

Choice Hotels Taps Spencer Stuart for CFO Hunt

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Choice Hotels International to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. David L. White is leaving the company to pursue other professional opportunities. The company has selected controller Scott Oaksmith to oversee the finance team while Spencer Stuart conducts the search. Choice Hotels is one of the world’s largest lodging companies. With more

Alexander Hughes Opens In Dubai; Names Managing Partner

Global executive search firm Alexander Hughes has reinforced its presence in the Gulf countries by adding a new office in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). Based in Dubai, Thomas Duret has been appointed managing partner for Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E. One of the world’s fastest growing economies, Dubai’s current gross domestic

Kincannon & Reed Lands CEO for Calyxt

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has recruited Federico A. Tripodi as chief executive officer of Calyxt, Inc., a Minnesota-based company developing healthier food products to benefit both consumers and growers. He takes over from Luc Mathis, who will continue his role as an advisor to the company. Mr. Tripodi will work closely with Calyxt’s executive

Egon Zehnder Strengthens New York Office

Egon Zehnder has added Lee Wrubel M.D., to its New York office as a consultant and strategic talent advisor. Dr. Wrubel has more than 20 years of experience working across healthcare delivery, management consulting and venture capital. As a member of Egon Zehnder’s global health and private equity practices, he will provide strategic counsel on executive

As U.K. Vote Nears, Uncertainty Looms Over Recruiting Sector

With a referendum on British membership in the European Union now just three weeks away, the rate of job growth in the U.K. is easing amid reports of increased hiring uncertainty, according to a report released by The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). “The U.K. labor market is going through an unsettled patch,” said REC chief

ON Partners Recruits Rent-A-Center CIO

Executive search firm ON Partners has placed Angela Yochem as senior vice president of information technology and chief information officer (CIO) of Rent-A-Center, Inc. Partner Andy Hickman led the search assignment. Ms. Yochem is charged with developing and executing a transformative technology strategy that will support Rent-A-Center’s growth. Her responsibilities include developing Rent-A-Center’s IT talent; expanding recently developed technologies;

Chasm Partners Taps CEO for Remedy Partners

Executive search firm Chasm Partners has recruited Carolyn Magill as chief executive officer of Remedy Partners. Ms. Magill joins Remedy from Evolent Health, where she served as executive vice president of payer strategy and operations. Prior to that, she held various leadership positions at UnitedHealth Group’s Medicare and Medicaid businesses. “Carolyn is the perfect fit for Remedy,”

Recruiters Acquire Equity Stake In Stanton Chase Los Angeles

Stanton Chase International’s managing director Edward Savage has announced that Sadovnick Partners’ CEO Mark Sadovnick along with Stanton Chase director Peter Deragon have acquired an equity interest in the Los Angeles office of the firm. Both will form a significant part of its new leadership team. In a joint statement, Messers Sadovnick and Deragon said: “Ed provides the leadership of

AltoPartners Adds Member Firms In Korea and Switzerland

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Seoul-based Korean search firm Pathfinder and Swiss executive recruiters MPB Recruitment Group AG, as its newest member firms. The organization now has a presence across 53 offices in 33 countries. AltoPartners said the business development opportunities that exist in both Korea and

Establish a Diversity Baseline and the Money Will Follow

The new ‘Women Count’ report by The Pipeline and executive search firm Ridgeway Partners has established a baseline for the number of women who hold executive positions at FTSE 350 companies in the UK. The study also looks at whether there is any financial benefit for companies from having women on executive committees. Short answer: there is, and

Russell Reynolds Recruits President for Stratford Hall

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited John S. Bacon as president of Stratford Hall. In this capacity, Mr. Bacon will be responsible for raising the profile of Stratford Hall’s mission, directing operations on site, representing the institution in the community and, more broadly, leveraging its property and programming to increase visitation and financial support. Stratford Hall, a historic house museum in Westmoreland

Southerland Partners Taps CEO for Intermountain Healthcare

Dallas-based executive search firm Southerland Partners has placed Dr. A. Marc Harrison as president and chief executive officer of Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Charles W. Sorenson is retiring from the CEO post in October. Dr. Harrison has had a distinguished career in pediatric critical care, and most recently held positions as chief of international business development for Cleveland

Invenias Appoints Head of Americas

Invenias, a U.K.-headquartered global cloud-based platform for executive and strategic hiring, has appointed Jim Duddy to head up its operations in the Americas. As vice president of the Americas, he will be responsible for ensuring that the company continues its growth trajectory in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, and growing the Invenias team located on

Sapeare Executive Search Names HR Practice Head

Atlanta-headquartered Sapeare Executive Search has added Jim Thorsten to its team to lead the firm’s human resources practice division. Mr. Thorsten has over 25 years of experience in the search, sales and management industries. He was previously with recruiting firm firstPRO where he focused on attracting talent within the supply chain and engineering sectors. Before that,

Diversity Hiring Is Lagging At CEO and CFO Levels

Across the executive ranks, five times more men than women were appointed to new positions, according to a just released report issued by TRANSEARCH International. The landmark study, which looked at more than 3,000 C-level appointments representing 10 industry groups across North America, found that only one fourth of newly appointed senior level executives were diverse

Search Firm Paid $105,000 for UW Athletic Director Search

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has assisted the University of Washington (UW) in the hiring of Jennifer Cohen as its new athletic director. She replaces Scott Woodward who left the school to take on the same position with Texas A&M. Ms. Cohen becomes the only female athletic director in the Pac-12 Conference and one of three in the 65 Power Five

Diversified Search to Recruit Chinese-American Planning Council CEO

Diversified Search has been retained by the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Janice Won has been serving as interim president and CEO since 2015. Managing director Gerard F. Cattie is heading the assignment. “We are pleased to begin the formal stage of process to identify the executive responsible for

Ducatus Partners Launched By Former Maxwell Drummond Recruiters

Workforce solutions provider Airswift has formed a new executive search firm: Ducatus Partners. It will operate independently of Airswift, delivering executive search, market intelligence and related consulting services to clients across the energy, process and infrastructure sectors. Ducatus will be led by a team consisting of Kevin Davidson, Sean Buchan and Jamie Ferguson. Together, they have

Top Gun Ventures Names New York Practice Leader

Top Gun Ventures has appointed Tom Silver as partner and executive in charge of the firm’s New York area practice. Mr. Silver most recently served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Leadership Directories. Prior to that, he spent 12 years with Dice Holdings, where he was on the executive team when the company recovered

Recruiters Leveraging More Tools to Engage Candidates

Ninety-seven percent of corporate recruiters use LinkedIn to find, attract and engage talent, according to the 2016 ‘Global Recruiting Survey’ just released by Alexander Mann Solutions and Social Talent. The report examines how talent acquisition professionals around the world are utilizing online and social resources to find, and engage with, candidates. It is sobering news in

Koller Search Partners Recruits President for The Nation

Koller Search Partners (formerly the Howard-Sloan-Koller Group) has recruited Erin O’Mara as president of The Nation Co., LLC. The Nation’s former president, Teresa Stack, is stepping down to serve in a business advisory role for the next 16 months. As president, Ms. O’Mara will be responsible for managing both the revenue and operating functions of the

Curran Partners Adds Former CHRO As Partner

Executive search firm Curran Partners has added Robert F. Obst as a new partner. Mr. Obst brings more than 40 years of corporate experience in talent acquisition and organizational development. His “inside experience and perspective will be most helpful in recruiting, as well as providing HR consulting services,” said the firm in a statement. Most recently, he

Korn Ferry to Lead CEO Search for Australian Securities Exchange

Australian Securities Exchange, or ASX Limited, has selected Korn Ferry to find its next chief executive officer. The search is expected to be global and to take between three to nine months to complete. The successful candidate is “highly likely” to be Australian, according to ASX spokesman Matthew Gibbs. “Someone’s got to understand the nuances and

Spencer Ogden Opens Three New U.S. Offices

London-headquartered search firm Spencer Ogden has launched three new offices in Fort Lauderdale, Alabama, and New York. The new Fort Lauderdale and Alabama offices will primarily support Spencer Ogden’s Gulf Coast presence, mirroring the locations of many of its clients within both the marine and drilling industries. The New York office will look to develop partnership opportunities within

Why is There No Room for Hispanics On Corporate Boards?

For the seventh consecutive year, the percent of directors of Hispanic origin elected to Fortune 500 boards was sharply lower than the overall representation of Hispanics in the U.S. population, according to the Heidrick & Struggles 2016 board monitor. Of 399 new directors appointed by Fortune 500 companies in 2015, only 16 were Hispanic — a measly four percent.

BSG Team Ventures Retained By GEMS Education for CFO Search

Boston-headquartered executive search firm BSG Team Ventures has been selected by GEMS Education to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Based in New York City, the incumbent CFO will help drive all financial management decisions for the company. The ideal candidate will oversee all company accounting practices, including accounting, budgeting, financial reports, taxes

Fox Rodney Search Appoints Internal Finance Chief

As we have seen, finance chiefs are in hot demand in corporate America, but they’re also a much-needed intellectual boost at executive search firms that are either undergoing unprecedented growth or considering outside financing to augment coming expansion plans. Fox Rodney Search (FRS) is the latest recruiting concern to name such a leader, bringing in Jerry Harris as

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