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Odgers Berndtson Adds to Boston Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Richard Pooley as a partner in its U.S. professional services, technology and CFO practices. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office. “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to the team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He has more than

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IMD International Search Announces New Board

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has elected a new board member and prolonged the mandate of two others at its annual general assembly in Paris. Simona Cremascoli, partner at Milan-based member firm Carter & Benson, joins the IMD board as director in charge of internal communication. “I am very satisfied with the long-lasting international

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Holden Richardson Expands Reach With New Addition

Holden Richardson, an executive search firm based in Chicago, IL, has expanded with the addition of Patrick Andress who will advise clients across the consumer products and services, durables, retail and omni-channel, and industrial goods verticals. Based in Chicago, Mr. Andress brings to the search firm deep experience in the consumer and financial officers sectors.

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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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Vaco Opens Office in Montreal

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has opened new office in Montréal, which will be led by managing partner, Sean Bartunek along with partners, Eloi Poudrier, Sebastien Lamarche and Olivier Moureaux. They have been leading the Montréal market in the field of technology recruitment for the past 15 years. “Vaco endeavors to be the most consultative, relationship driven

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Changing the World, One HR Leader at a Time

Since civil rights activist Cezar Chavez came to speak to her second-grade class about the plight of the farm workers, Valerie Frederickson has worked to help others improve their lives and in the process make for a better world. As the teenage daughter of parents devoted to desegregation and diversity, she spent her summers volunteering

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Academic Search Tapped by Coppin State University to Find Eighth President

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. Recently, education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search was selected by Coppin State University in

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Wilton & Bain Expands Professional and Technology Services Practice

London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has expanded with the addition of Jonathan Guest as a partner in its professional and technology services practice. “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the team,” said David Heron, CEO of The Wilton & Bain Group. “He is someone we have known for some time, and we are thrilled that he has

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Harris Rand Lusk Recruits CEO for Stupid Cancer

New York City-based executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk has placed Alison Silberman as the new CEO of Stupid Cancer, a non-profit that serves young adults with cancer. Matthew Zachary, the cancer group’s founder and CEO for 12 years, recently transitioned out of the role. Managing partner and CEO Jack Lusk led the assignment, along with Elly

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds Former IlliniCare Health Plan CEO

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer recently expanded with the addition of longtime

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Move Over Millennials, There’s a New Workforce in Town

Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Now that they’re on the brink of entering the job market, older workers are wondering how these “digital natives” will impact the

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Odgers Berndtson Recruits CEO for the Positive Coaching Alliance

Greg Santore and Jennifer Biehn of Odgers Berndtson have placed Chris Moore as the new CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Jim Thompson, the group’s founder and CEO, is stepping down after 20 years. “I’m proud of all we’ve achieved in the past 20 years, but we have only scratched the surface of youth

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Tyler & Company Seeks CIO for Penn State Health

Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company has been enlisted to find a senior vice president and chief information officer for Penn State Health, a multi-hospital health system based in Hershey, PA. Search firm president Preston W. Smith, assistant vice president Charlotte Tinsley and consultant René Dodd are spearheading the assignment. “This is an exciting opportunity

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CyberSN Names President

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This

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Carlyle Group Takes Majority Stake in HireVue

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an AI component. The latest: South Jordan, UT-based HireVue, which develops and provides AI-driven assessment and video interviewing solutions, has announced that global investment firm Carlyle Group has signed an agreement to invest in HireVue as its majority investor. Existing shareholders, including TCV, Granite Ventures and

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Performance Drivers That Create Value and Deliver Growth

As most investment theses for PE investors rely on a significant growth equation, talent and organization capabilities are often the greatest constraint to delivering on a value creation plan. While most PE firms aspire for an in-depth organization due diligence before an investment is made, it is rare that they actually succeed, according to Summit Leadership

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TriVista Launches IT & Operations Technology Practice

TriVista, a global operations consulting firm focused on private equity firms and middle-market manufacturing, distribution and consumer goods companies, has launched an IT and operations technology practice. The new service combines TriVista’s broad technology expertise and deep operational experience to provide clients with a business-specific view of opportunities and risks, while optimizing investments related to

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Slone Partners Enters Partnership with Wolf Hill Group

Demand for top cybersecurity professionals is accelerating in the face of increasingly volatile global data security conditions. But the talent pool remains limited and difficult to access. With cybercrime draining more than $445 billion from the global economy, International Data Corp. has forecast that this market will present a $101 billion opportunity by 2020. To

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Diversified Search Tapped by Oglethorpe University to Find President

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. This has made searching for academic leadership comparable to searching for

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Scion Executive Search Recruits CEO for the Historic Trust

Scion Executive Search, which specializes in the non-profit sector, has placed David Pearson as president and CEO of the Historic Trust, a Vancouver, WA preservation group. Gregory Goode, who served in the role less than four months, abruptly stepped down and board member Mike Williams had been serving as interim president and CEO. The Historic Trust

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Making the Conscious Hire

We’ll never really know how many millions and millions are spent every year on data and intelligence by companies in positioning their talent ahead of their competitors. What we know for sure is that, even after they’ve spent all that money, many once-great companies fade and die all the same and many promising start-ups never

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McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for Bonchon

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has placed Flynn Dekker as the new CEO of Bonchon Franchise LLC, a holding company of VIG Partners, Korea’s leading buyout fund. He will take over day-to-day leadership of Bonchon from Jinduk Seo, who will continue to serve on the restaurant chain’s board. The assignment was led by managing partner Chris Bull, executive

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PFM Executive Search Places Provost for Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Canadian search firm PFM Executive Search has recruited Trish Kelly as vice president academic and provost of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Partner Shelina Esmail and associate partner Jennifer Madden led the assignment for the recruitment firm. “Trish impressed the search committee with her dedication to student empowerment and excellence,

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NGS Global Appoints Head of Financial Services Practice

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Larry Fraser as managing partner for its New York office and head of the firm’s financial services practice. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Fraser has conducted hundreds of leadership and senior-level search assignments within the financial services industry, as well as advising

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Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in Brazil

In an effort to expand its global presence, Kingsley Gate Partners has added Maria Eugenia Bias Fortes as senior partner, Priscilla Batistao as vice president and Betina Ferlic Dussel as principal in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Eugenia Bias Forte brings over 12 years of experience in the executive search industry specializing in top-level roles in the consumer,

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Employers to Continue Hiring Plans into Final Quarter of 2019

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in the fourth quarter with hiring intentions improving one percentage point compared to a year ago, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they were expecting headcount to grow. This is the seventh consecutive year

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N2Growth Appoints Leader for Private Equity Business Unit

N2Growth, a Philadelphia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has named Brian Kibby as CEO of N2Ventures, the firm’s business unit serving the leadership and talent needs of private equity companies, venture capital firms, family offices and hedge funds. In addition, he will serve as senior partner with N2Growth, focusing on the firm’s global education, technology and

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TillmanPartners Leads CFO Search for Coker Tire

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, Scottsdale, AZ-based search firm TillmanPartners was selected by Coker Tire Co. and Irving Place Capital (IPC) to recruit a new CFO for Coker. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Coker is the largest worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tires

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Saxton Bampfylde Finds CEO for U.K.’s Film Distributors’ Association

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has placed the new chief executive officer for the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), a London-based trade organization. Andy Leyshon, former managing director for the U.K. and Ireland of STX International, succeeds Mark Batey who held the post for two decades. The appointment comes less than two months before the deadline date

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

Kennedy Executive Search Adds Member Firm in Amsterdam

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a partner network of executive search boutique firms, has announced its newest office in Amsterdam with the addition of Lens & Partners, an executive search and selection firm with offices in the Netherlands and Switzerland dedicated to the recruitment of specialists for the healthcare industry, finance & risk markets and business-business sector. Carl

CEO/HR Relationship Strengthens in Post-Recession Hiring Landscape

According to CareerBuilder’s new survey of U.S. CEOs, in the current complex, post-recession job market with a growing talent gap, top executives are relying more on recruitment and HR leaders for innovative business strategies grounded in data. The overwhelming majority of CEOs (90 percent) say it is important that HR leaders be proficient in workforce analytics, with about one in

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CDO for Barnes & Noble

New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Frederic D. Argir as vice president and chief digital officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc., overseeing the company’s e-commerce and NOOK businesses, which are part of retail. He will report to Jaime Carey, chief operating officer. Mr. Argir most recently served as chief digital officer for Toys “R” Us,

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for AMC Theatres

Leawood, KS-headquartered AMC Theatres has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Gerry Lopez will step down as president and CEO and as a member of the board of directors, effective April 6, 2015, to pursue another opportunity. The board has appointed Craig R. Ramsey, AMC’s chief financial officer, as interim president and CEO, to

Diversified Search Appoints Natural Resources Practice Leader

Guy Sava has joined Diversified Search as a managing partner and natural resources practice leader. Mr. Sava was a senior partner with Heidrick & Struggles, where he was a member of both the firm’s industrial and CEO & board practices. Mr. Sava has worked with global manufacturing, chemical, materials, energy and other industrial sector clients in searches for

B.E. Smith Names Interim Leadership and Advisory VP

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has named Cathi Blise as vice president, leadership advisor for the firm’s interim leadership and advisory services division. An accomplished healthcare executive with more than 35 years of clinical experience, Ms. Blise will lead a number of interim and consulting executives nationwide who focus on providing leadership solutions for B. E. Smith clients. She will support healthcare providers

Companies Seen Boosting Talent Acquisition Strategies

Recruiting and onboarding are two of the top three technologies being used in 2015 to enable talent strategies, according to recent data released by Peoplefluent, a social human capital management technology company. The findings stem from recent webinar polls with Brandon Hall Group and Bersin by Deloitte of more than 200 human resource executives at Fortune 500 companies. Results illustrate that nearly 40

Heidrick to Recruit Brookdale Senior Living Leadership Team

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. has retained Heidrick & Struggles to fill its chief operating officer and chief financial officer roles. The company will consider both external and internal candidates. Mark Ohlendorf, the company’s president and CFO, will transition from his current dual roles to focus on an enhanced role as president. The company also announced that Gregory Richard, its current COO,

Amrop Adds Partner in Kenya

Amrop has added Human Capital Synergies Africa Ltd. (HCS Africa) as its newest partner in Nairobi, Kenya. It will operate as a subsidiary of Amrop Landelahni, South Africa. Veronica Anam-Waiyaki, director and technical partner of the firm, becomes managing partner of Amrop East Africa. The new office brings Amrop’s Europe, Middle East and Africa presence to 47 offices. HCS Africa is an HR

Boyden Leading CEO Search for Forest Products Assn. of Canada

Executive search firm Boyden has been selected by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. David Lindsay, who has led the organization since 2012, announced his intention to move on by the end of 2015. Eric Lathrop, a partner in Boyden’s Ottawa office, is leading the

Foxhound Partners Names Head of Executive Search

Recruiting firm Foxhound Partners has added Heather Young to lead and build the organization’s executive search capabilities. As managing director, she will focus on building a full executive search practice, serving clients that engage with the company to fill critical C-suite, vice president, and board-level positions. Ms. Young joins Foxhound with more than 20 years of experience placing top

Caldwell Partners To ‘Vigorously Defend’ Against Takeover Bid From DHR

The board of Caldwell Partners has flat out rejected an offer from DHR International to be acquired. In response to a letter received late last week from DHR chairman, David Hoffmann, Caldwell’s chairman G. Edmund King sent a response after trading hours on Friday saying he would “refuse to engage in further discussions.” In a

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