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IIC Partners Names Five New Leaders to Practice Groups

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has announced the appointment of five new leaders to its practice groups. “Each of these leaders and deputy leaders strengthens our global offerings by contributing their industry expertise to our practice groups,” said Renee Arrington, board director for IIC Partners, who serves as the board liaison for practice groups. “Their thought

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Pressure Mounts for Recruiters to Source Inclusive Leaders

For shareholders, the cost of bad leadership behavior is mounting. A growing number of CEOs and other high-profile leaders have been ousted for allegations of sexual harassment, discriminatory language and other offenses that might have once been swept under the rug. The costs to their organizations are often staggering. “Recent CEO indiscretions at public companies

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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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Pearson Partners International Names President

Women gaining top roles at executive search firms seems to be an increasingly refreshing phenomenon. Dallas-headquartered Pearson Partners International recently appointed Renee Baker Arrington to the position of president and the newly created post of chief operating officer. She has been with the firm for 13 years, is a member of the board of directors 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?

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Johnson Appoints Two New Practice Leaders

Sydney-based executive search firm Johnson appointed Claude Ringuet as partner and leader of the firm’s consumer & retail, healthcare & life sciences and sports practices as well as Dianne Cassen as partner and leader of its real estate and construction practice. Mr. Ringuet is a seasoned executive who brings over two decades of C-suite level commercial

Trends

A Look at the Age-Agnostic Workplace

Multinational corporations are already aware of the importance of attracting and retaining a gender- and ethnically-diverse workforce to improve innovation and financial performance. Many have implemented policies to encourage this. What is less well-established as a competitive advantage is the idea of an age-diverse workforce, says Jackie Bernard of U.K.-based talent specialist Armstrong Craven. “This low

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Korn Ferry Records Nine Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2019 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, a nine percent increase from $1.767 billion a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $490.8 million, an increase of three percent. All three of its business lines were up. The results

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Spencer Stuart Places CEO at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Following an extensive national search, Spencer Stuart has recruited veteran retail and omnichannel executive Allison O’Connor as the new CEO of home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. “We are thrilled to have Allison coming aboard,” said Mitchell Gold, co-founder and chairman. “She has a proven track record in building an omnichannel business with excellence. I know she will be

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Pauly Group Enlisted to Find President for Northwestern Michigan College

Pauly Group, an academic search firm, has been chosen to find the next president for Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Senior consultant Marsi Liddell is leading the assignment. NMC wants a president who can lead a complex, regulated organization to meet the changes of the future, while respecting the college’s history and

M&A

IMD International Search Group Adds New Member Firm in Singapore

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has expanded in the Asia-Pacific region with the addition of I Search Worldwide in Singapore. Singapore sits at the crossroads of the world’s largest and fastest growing region straddling China, India and the ASEAN countries. A modern cosmopolitan city with a strong reputation as a major player in the

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Workers Remain Optimistic, but CEO Confidence Falls

American worker confidence is at its highest level in four years. Following a slight dip at the end of the last quarter, the national Worker Confidence Index (WCI) rose 3.6 points to 110.7 in its most recent quarter, reaching its highest level since the study’s inception. The Worker Confidence Index is a survey of U.S.

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Washington State Investment Board to Find Chief Investment Officer

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has been retained by the $135 billion Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) to lead its search for a new chief investment officer. Gary Bruebaker is retiring at the end of the year after 40 years in the investment business. Lyndon Taylor, partner in charge of

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Leaders International Executive Search Lands President for Deer Park College

Leaders International Executive Search has placed the new president of Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta, Canada. Peter Nunoda, president of Vancouver Community College, will start in his new role on Sept. 3. He succeeds Joel Ward, who is retiring after 10 years at the helm. During an extensive search that lasted more than 15

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Ward Howell Expands Global Travel & Hospitality Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Jim Theodore as a partner in its global travel and hospitality practice. Based in Boston, Mr. Theodore joins Ward Howell with more than 30 years of experience in retained search. He has worked in the hospitality and leisure industries serving clients of all

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Amrop Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Global recruiting organization Amrop has appointed Federico Cuneo as CEO and chairman of its executive board. He replaces José I. Leyún as CEO. “The organization extends its gratitude to José for his

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The Benefits of Strategic CEO Succession Planning

About five years before the chief executive officer of a major European insurance company planned to retire, the board began considering potential candidates to fill his role. Eight internal executives rose to the top, and subsequently went through in-depth assessments of their strengths, weaknesses and psychometric profiles. A year before the end of this process,

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Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Gigster

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Recently, Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell recruited Jennifer

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LandrumHR Acquires HR-Focused Search Firm hrQ

LandrumHR, a Pensacola, FL-headquartered full-service human resources firm, has acquired executive search firm hrQ in Denver. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The human resources sector is hrQ’s bailiwick. The firm focuses exclusively on providing HR professionals for short- or long-term contract assignments and full- time hires as well as offering expertise on a

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Lambda Legal Taps Two Search Firms to Find New CEO

New York-based Lambda Legal has retained the services of LGBTQ search firm McCormack+Kristel and WB&B, an executive search firm focused on diversity and inclusion, to lead its search for a new CEO. Lambda Legal, a non-profit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living

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Boyden Opens New Office in Saskatchewan

Boyden has expanded in Canada with the opening an office in the province of Saskatchewan. It will be led by Dan Brown, a new Boyden Canada partner. “Our new office in Saskatchewan and the appointment of Dan supports our strategy in Canada and globally to provide clients with world-class leadership advisory solutions,” said Trina Gordon, president

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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Turns to Koya Leadership Partners to Find New Leader

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The organization initially retained Boyden for the assignment. Both finalist candidates, however, reportedly rejected the job, citing concerns with salary and museum governance. Boston-based Koya is tasked with finding a

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Evolv Technologies Turns to TillmanPartners to Find CFO

Backed by an impressive group of investors including Bill Gates, Evolv Technologies, a technology start-up addressing the active shooter threat, has retained TillmanPartners to find a CFO. “When I launched TillmanPartners this year, I set out to serve an exclusive group of clients and assist CEOs and investors to achieve breakthrough performance,” said Rob Tillman,

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Gerard Daniels Names New Managing Partner for the Americas

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Jason Wright to the role of managing partner Americas, based in its Houston office. Mr. Wright is a highly-experienced recruitment and staffing professional with more than 20 years’ involvement in the oil and gas and energy sectors, primarily in the Americas markets. “I wish

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Prestige Scientific Opens First Office in Europe

Milford, MA-based life science executive search firm Prestige Scientific recently opened its first European office in Amsterdam and appointed Brandan Sweeney as director of the new location. The expansion to Amsterdam is largely in response to the European Medicines Agency’s recent relocation there, said the firm. Mr. Sweeney is charged with leading the expansion of the

M&A

SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search Join Forces

M&A activity, in many cases with the support of private equity firms, continues to heat up in the executive search industry. The latest: New Zealand-headquartered search firms SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search have merged. Under the agreement, Rothley operations become part of SWR Group. Rothley founder and managing director Sean Brunner will be based in

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The Current State of Diversity and Inclusion

Although most respondents to a new study by talent acquisition firm GQR Global said they feel they have a commitment from their company’s leadership to pursue the business case for diversity and inclusion, there was an overwhelming feeling among them that diversity within their companies is not reflected in executive teams. Increasingly, the human capital

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Lindauer Seeks Chief Philanthropy Officer for Joslin Diabetes Center

The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston has selected recruitment firm Lindauer to lead its efforts to find a new chief philanthropy officer. Vice president Maureen Huminik is spearheading the assignment. “This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven leader who will bring expertise in grateful patient fundraising, as well as deep experience working with friends

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Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits CEO for U.K. Ordnance Survey

Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Steve Blair as the new chief executive officer of U.K. mapping authority Ordnance Survey (OS). Patrick Johnson, the search firm’s country manager for the U.K., led the assignment. “The board of OS is delighted that ministers have appointed Steve Blair as CEO of Ordnance Survey,” said Kieran Murphy, chairman at Ordnance Survey. “He

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Finlay James Names Chief Commercial Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, U.K.-headquartered search firm Finlay James has appointed Andrew MacAskill as its chief commercial officer. Mr. MacAskill will also join the technology-focused firm’s board of directors alongside owners John and Sara Gaughan and managing director James May.

Phillips Oppenheim to Conduct AIA Executive Director Search

Phillips Oppenheim, an executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector, has been retained by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture to lead its search for a new executive director to lead both organizations. AIANY has formed a seven-person search committee along with Phillips Oppenheim to conduct a national search. Following

Progress Accelerating for Women In the Boardroom

Research released by Heidrick & Struggles found accelerating progress for women in boardrooms within the Fortune 500. Of the 339 new directors appointed in Fortune 500 boardrooms in 2014, 99 were women, representing 29.2 percent of the total. That compares with 25.9 percent in 2013 and 22.8 percent in 2012. The Heidrick & Struggles Board Monitor projects that women

Witt/Kieffer Heading CEO Search for International Assn. of Fairs

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Heading the assignment are Jennifer Biehn, a consultant in Witt/Kieffer’s not-for-profit practice, and Gregory R. Santore, principal and sports leadership practice leader. IAFE CEO Jim Tucker announced his retirement after 15 years at the helm. In

Three Former CTPartners Recruiters Join Kingsley Gate Partners

Three top recruiters from New York-based CTPartners have joined executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners. Buster Houchins, Umesh Ramakrishnan, and Raj Kapoor join fellow former CTPartners veteran Adam P. Kohn, who joined Kingsley Gate Partners in recent weeks. Mr. Houchins was vice chairman and a member of the executive committee of CTPartners and he brings an executive operating background from General Electric, ADAC Laboratories, Acuson

Bridge Partners Recruits Chattanooga Foundation President

New York headquartered executive search firm Bridge Partners, LLC has placed Maeghan Jones as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC). Ms. Jones, who has been serving as president of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, will succeed retiring President Pete Cooper. She previously served in numerous non-profit management positions, including director of a statewide program for homeless and runaway

NPAworldwide Adds Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment NPAworldwide has added nine new members across the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis.   Among the new members: 7th Avenue Partners is a New York-based search firm focusing on the financial

Looking for Job Security? Hiring Trends Point to Expanding Workforce

Solid hiring prospects coupled with minimal risk of job loss will extend into the third quarter, according to the Bloomberg BNA survey on hiring projections and job security trends. Reductions in workforces are expected to be rare in the third quarter with almost none of the surveyed HR executives expecting to eliminate positions. Job opportunities for technical

Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Insurance Practice

Former CTPartners executive recruiter Laurie O’Shea has joined Korn Ferry as co-head of its global insurance practice. She will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Ms. O’Shea joins a number of ex-CTPartners vice chairman colleagues now calling Korn Ferry home, including Barry Bregman, Ron Porter, Joe McCabe and Michael DeSimone. They join former CTPartners recruiters Paul

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Penn Virginia Corporation

Energy producer Penn Virginia Corporation has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. H. Baird Whitehead has informed the board of directors of his plan to retire as president and CEO after more than 14 years of service, including four years in his current position. Spencer Stuart will work with and advise the board’s newly formed

DHR to Recruit CEO for Myers Industries

DHR International has been selected by Akron, OH-based Myers Industries Inc. to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current president and CEO, John C. Orr, has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. He will remain on the company’s board until the 2016 annual meeting. “The announcement today guarantees

Robert Half Posts Nine Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted second quarter 2015 revenues of $1.27 billion, an increase of nine percent from revenues of $1.16 billion in the second quarter of 2014. Growth rates remained the strongest in the U.S. and also improved internationally on a currency-adjusted basis. Second quarter results were primarily driven by broad-based revenue gains and higher service

Heidrick Posts 23% Decline in Europe; Culture Shaping Business Weakens

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $133 million in the second quarter, down 2.2 percent from $136.1 million in the 2014 second quarter. Excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations which negatively impacted results by $6.9 million, or five percent, consolidated net revenue increased $3.8 million or 2.8 percent. The decline was driven by a 22.8 percent

Howard Fischer Associates Recruits CFO for Comcast

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has assisted Comcast Corporation in the recruitment of Michael J. Cavanagh as the company’s senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will be based in the company’s headquarters in Philadelphia. Mr. Cavanagh joins Comcast from The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, where he served as its

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Marketplace Ministries

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Dr. Douglas L. Fagerstrom as executive president and chief executive officer of workplace chaplaincy provider Marketplace Ministries. He will work closely with board chairman Will Thomas, who has been serving as Marketplace Ministries interim CEO, and with Ministry founder, Gil A. Stricklin, who oversees the Marketplace Ministries Foundation as its chairman and

Cornerstone International Adds Member in Colombia

Cornerstone International Group’s Miami-based affiliate ECS Partners International has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia. This marks the sixth Cornerstone member to be based in Latin America. Managing director Lina Sintes de Tellez and president Gustavo Sintes will oversee the new Colombian hub via search outfit S.A.S.-Colombia. Ms. Sintes is has an extensive background in executive search

Coulter Partners Adds Global Life Sciences Search Specialists

Global Life Sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has added Emma Hiom as principal and Zubair Yusuf as senior associate in the U.K. “We are delighted to attract such versatile talent to consolidate the research team in this strong growth phase at Coulter Partners,” said Sharon Shields, managing director. Ms. Hiom joins the firm after having been director of her

Performance Metrics Lacking Among Recruitment Outsource Providers

Just more than half (52 percent) of organizational leaders are satisfied with the data they currently receive from their recruitment process outsource provider, according to the ‘Measuring Up’ report released by Korn Ferry subsidiary, Futurestep, in conjunction with HRO Today. Low volume of data, accuracy of metrics, and alignment with business outcomes were specifically highlighted as problem areas by businesses

Two More Recruiters From CTPartners Join Rivals

Two top producing recruiters from New York-based CTPartners have left the embattled search company for local tri-state rivals. Rebecca Glasman has joined Russell Reynolds Associates‘ financial services practice while Andy Talkingon has gone to ZRG Partners. Ms. Glasman joins Russell Reynolds as a member of the firm’s asset and wealth management, alternatives, global banking and private equity

Egon Zehnder to Recruit Warren Resources Next CEO

Warren Resources, Inc. has retained Egon Zehnder to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Lance Peterson currently serves as the company’s interim CEO. Past CEO Philip A. Epstein resigned from his position this past December to pursue other opportunities. “We are now ready to dedicate the necessary time and resources to conducting a search for a

TD Madison & Associates Recruits VP Learning for SCTE

Executive search firm TD Madison & Associates has recruited Reni Gorman as the first vice president of learning and development at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). Through extensive research into the learning and development communities of technology industries throughout the U.S., TD Madison identified Ms. Gorman, an award-winning expert in performance improvement and learning strategies. Previous

Allen Austin Adds Partner in Nevada

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added Steve Leatherman as a partner in its Nevada office. Mr. Leatherman has more than 30 years of broad-based life science & healthcare business management experience. He focuses on all aspects of the life science and healthcare industry as well as general management searches for medium and Fortune 500 class enterprises.His areas of

New War for Talent Descends Upon Executive Search Industry

The war for talent has taken an unusual twist this summer, pitting a well-financed American search firm against its publicly-traded Canadian rival. It is a cross-border takeover attempt, reports Hunt Scanlon Media, the likes of which the executive recruiting industry has not seen before. A testy exchange of letters between the chairmen of both recruiting

Hiring Times Rise As Recruitment Screening Methods Multiply

The time required for a candidate to progress through the hiring process has increased dramatically in recent years, according to a new talent report from Glassdoor Economic Research titled “Why Is Hiring Taking Longer?” Glassdoor’s research reveals that hiring times in the U.S., Canada, and in many major European markets and Australia are growing as employer screening methods — including background

ZRG Partners Adds Industrial Practice Managing Director

Jim Aslaksen has joined West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners as managing director to further build out the firm’s global industrial practice. He will work from the firm’s Chicago office and continue to support his global clients with their search and talent management needs. Mr. Aslaksen has over 20 years of experience in leading assignments for CEOs, board directors and other

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained by Vanderbilt University

Nashville-based Vanderbilt University has retained the services of Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a new vice provost of research. Dennis Hall stepped down at the end of 2014 and vice provost Timothy R. McNamara took over the vice provost post to take on research responsibilities for one year. Mr. McNamara will assist the committee as it refines the

Vetted Solutions Selected by SOCAP to Identify Next CEO

SOCAP International has retained Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC to conduct its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Matthew D’uva, SOCAP’s veteran CEO, has spent nearly a decade with the organization, but announced his decision to move on in June.The search is being led by Vetted Solutions president James Zaniello and

ManpowerGroup Records Nine Percent Q2 Revenue Decrease

ManpowerGroup has posted second quarter 2015 revenues of $4.9 billion, a decrease of nine percent from $5.3 billion during the same period a year ago. On a constant currency basis, revenues increased 6.6 percent. Financial results in the quarter were significantly impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to several foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. The

Global Equity International Forms Internal Search Division

As private equity firms expand their company portfolios, many have turned to a number of executive search firms to help them with their talent acquisition requirements. Now, according to Hunt Scanlon Media, one of them is creating an internal search firm to handle its leadership needs. Global Equity International and its subsidiary Global Equity Partners Plc, providers

Korn Ferry Fills Board Position for UDR, Inc.

Korn Ferry has recruited Mary Ann King as the newest member of the board of directors at UDR, Inc. With the addition of this new independent director, the company’s board will total nine members, eight of which are independent and three are women. Ms. King is president of Moran & Company, a national brokerage firm specializing in

SPMB Recruits Chief Product Officer for Comcast

West Coast-based technology search firm SPMB has recruited Chris Satchell as executive vice president and chief product officer of Comcast. Mike Doonan, partner with SPMB, led the assignment. In his new position, Mr. Satchell will lead Comcast’s product teams in Philadelphia, Denver and Silicon Valley. He joins the company from Nike, where he was consumer technology officer in charge of 1,600

Acertitude Launches Recruiting Business in U.S.

Search professionals Kevin O’Neill and Rick DeRose have launched executive search firm and talent consultancy Acertitude, serving the C-level and senior executive search market with what the firm calls “a fundamentally different approach,” aligning search practices to its clients’ business goals and tying consultant compensation to client satisfaction. According to the firm, in a recent a survey of 500

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