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Meridian Partners International Adds Member Firms in Argentina and Brazil

Meridian Partners International has added executive recruiters in Argentina and Brazil as its newest members. Buenos Aires-based South Star Human Capital Solutions will represent the network for Spanish speaking countries in South America. São Paulo-based Reciprhocal Management Consulting, and its sister company, Profile Executive Search and Assessment, will represent serve Meridian for the Brazilian market.


Competition for Talent Causing Major Shifts in Corporate Strategy

As unemployment remains at record lows, a new study by global RPO provider Cielo finds that competition for talent is causing major shifts in corporate strategy. As a result, business function leaders are having significant disagreements about their companies’ approaches to finding, recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees. Nearly 70 percent of business leaders surveyed

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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.


RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in

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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?


Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial


Getting the Right Senior Level Candidates on the Radar

When discussing recruiting, the term “key selection criteria” simply refers to the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that a job candidate needs to succeed in a role. In theory, a hiring manager would find someone who meets all of the requirements, make an offer and take off running. But when it’s an executive role that


Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Marketing

Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. last year, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as head of U.S. marketing. She joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was senior marketing manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited to welcome Soh Won to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO


Sucherman Group Creates Sports Entertainment Practice; Looks to Global Expansion

New York-based Sucherman Group has named Simon Pollock as managing director, international, based in London, and Charles Gould as managing director, sports, based in New York. These newly-created roles mark the official launch of the firm’s sports entertainment and international practices and follow closely on the heels of the firm’s expansion to Silicon Valley and Silicon

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge


6 Global Workforce Predictions for the New Year

The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines


Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the


Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According


The Top 10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019

If 2018 was all about who was getting jobs, 2019 may be about how jobs work. Indeed, this may be the year that organizations start retooling how they find, evaluate and even pay employees. Chalk up the shifts to, among several factors, the tight labor market and a massive influx of data, according to a new talent report

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges to find a chief for their shared police department. Search associate Heather J. Larabee is leading the assignment. A third institution, Hampshire College, recently left the collaborative police department. The Mount Holyoke and Smith police department is responsible for the safety


Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with


Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round


4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who


Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s


AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Argentina

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner. Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International,


6 Reasons Why Executive Search is Ready for Disruption

The executive search industry continues to be in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? What about AI? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of


Amid Recent Growth Caldwell Posts 5.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $15.9 million (all dollar figures Canadian), up 5.6 percent from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.05 million. Net earnings before tax were $388,000 ($0.10 per share, compared to net income was $410,000 ($0.20 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. “Though

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Chelsea Partners Finds New Leader for United Cerebral Palsy in California

Chelsea Partners, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA). Lori Anderson, chief operating officer and vice president of residential services for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, steps into her new role on Jan. 21. Andy Knox, the search

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Korn Ferry Recruits New Head Coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With the NFL regular season over and the Super Bowl approaching, a flurry of coaching and general manager activity has been underway. And Hunt Scanlon Media has been tracking it all. Korn Ferry recently assisted in placing Bruce Arians as the 12th head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He takes over from Dirk Koette, who

Diversified Search Names Higher Education Practice Managing Director

Diversified Search has named Eugene Evans Head Jr. as a managing director specializing in higher education. He will also be a member of the healthcare practice. Previously, Mr. Head was a senior partner and managing director, higher education practice, at executive search firm Wheless Partners. “Gene’s experience in the higher education area of executive search

Harvey Nash Opens Office in Boston

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has opened a new office in Boston. John Durkey, vice president, executive search, will lead the office and grow the firm's technology, life sciences and manufacturing practices. Mr. Durkey has 20 years of experience in executive search and previously served as executive vice president at Jobplex / DHR International,

Euromedica Executive Search Adds Partner in London

Euromedica Executive Search has added Stuart Penney as a client partner in its London office. Mr. Penney brings broad experience in international search and the placement of executives and professionals across discovery and research, clinical development, commercial, marketing, engineering, general management and operations functions in the life sciences, medical devices and biotech industries. At Euromedica

Human Resource Solutions Fills Executive Position for Sykes Enterprises

Human Resource Solutions has recruited Drew Blanchard as executive vice president major markets Americas – financial services, healthcare and retail with Sykes Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Blanchard’s depth of experience had spanned three decades at Accenture, working across the organization in various leadership roles. Sykes is a global leader in providing customer contact management solutions and

Isaacson, Miller Completes Search for Smith College

Isaacson, Miller has placed Michael Howard as vice president for finance and administration at Smith College. This search was led by executive recruiters Ponneh Varho and Natalie Leonhard. Mr. Howard is the former vice president for finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college with

AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in China

AIMS International as added Wells Associates, a China-focused executive search practice, which provides complete human capital solutions, to its network. The managing director of Wells & Associates, Cindy Han, brings more than 16 years of senior experience in Greater China. She established Wells & Associates in 2005 and previously worked for many multinational firms including

Professional Diversity Network Acquires Global Outreach Ventures

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (PDN), a developer and operator of online networks that provide access to employment opportunities for diverse professionals in the U.S., has acquired Global Outreach Ventures, Inc., a career consultation company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Global Outreach enables Professional Diversity Network to accelerate its Diversity Source and Qualify

Egon Zehnder Heading CEO Search For Millicom

Egon Zehnder has been selected by Millicom to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Hans-Holger Albrecht has informed the board of directors of his intention to step down as president and CEO at year-end. Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Egon

JBK Associates International Retained by Brooklyn Law School for Dean of Admissions Search

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has been retained by Brooklyn Law School to lead its search for a dean of admissions and financial aid. Current dean Henry W. Haverstick III will be retiring from his post after 41 years of service to the school. The search will be led by principal Dina F. Cappuccio, who

Harris Rand Lusk to Lead CEO Search Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

Executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk has been selected by the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) was chartered in 1969 by the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a not-for-profit unit of government. It operates the local public

Eton Bridge Partners Expands Staff

Executive search and interim management partnership Eton Bridge Partners has named Ellie Rich-Poole as a partner in its HR executive search practice and Philip Muggeridge as a researcher to its finance search team. Ms. Rich-Poole brings with her over 10 years’ experience in consultancy and HR recruiting, including in-house expertise in the retail, consumer and

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Life Sciences & Government Affairs Partner in China

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Jonathan Zhu as partner within the firm's global life sciences & government affairs practices, based in Shanghai. Mr. Zhu has accumulated more than 20 years of professional experience gained in both the private and public sectors. He was one of the first Chinese-American lobbyists working for an established Washington, D.C.-based

Total Compensation on the Rise for Most Executives

The 2014 AESC BlueSteps Executive Compensation Report, released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), reveals that almost half (44 percent) of executives at the CEO/president level experienced a rise in total compensation in the last fiscal year. Of those CEOs who experienced an increase in total compensation, 38 percent received 16 percent or

Sports Recruitment International Fills Board Positions for the British Horseracing Association

Search firm Sports Recruitment International has assisted the British Horseracing Association (BHA) in filling six non-executive director positions. The new non-executive directors, who have been appointed for three-year terms, are: Atholl Duncan, an experienced non-executive director in sports organizations; Julie Harrington, who spent eight years with Northern Racing; Noel Harwerth, former breeder and former member

CTPartners Adds To San Francisco Office

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has added Vincent Saunders as a principal in its San Francisco office. He will be a member of the firm’s global financial services practice. Mr. Saunders has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector developing proven expertise across team-building, strategic planning, finance, fundraising, investing and nurturing long-term relationships.

JobPlex Acquires East Wing Group

JobPlex, a DHR International Company, has acquired East Wing Group Inc., a search firm owned by plastics veteran Russ Riendeau. Founded in 2000, East Wing Group is an executive search practice working with Fortune 1000 companies and mid-sized privately held organizations to recruit sales, marketing and management talent in packaging, plastics, medical device, pharmaceuticals, ecommerce

Harvey Nash Appoints Lead for Consumer and HR Practices

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has appointed Andrew Simmonds as associate director of the firm’s consumer practice in Asia. He will be based in Harvey Nash’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. Mr. Simmonds has worked in both the U.K. and Hong Kong, and is a search specialist focused on the media, hospitality and

Trilogy Search Non+Profit Retained by Pivot Learning Partners

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has been retained by Pivot Learning Partnersto lead in its search for a chief business officer. Chuck Pappalardo, managing partner, is handling the assignment for Trilogy. “With the assistance of Trilogy Search, we look forward to identifying a highly collaborative leader who exemplifies the core values of our organization,

Diversified Search Adds Managing Director in NY

Diversified Search has added Sharmila Anand to the firm's New York office as a managing director in the procurement and supply chain practice and a member of the firm's chief financial officer functional practice. Her primary industry focus is in consumer products and retail. Ms. Anand previously was managing director at a boutique firm where

Korn Ferry Adds to Global Healthcare Services Practice

Korn Ferry has named Kevin Palisi as principal in its global healthcare services practice. He will be based out of the firm’s Stamford office. Mr. Palisi previously served as director of talent acquisition for Magellan Health Services, a national specialty health services company. He led physician and clinical leadership recruitment across all divisions and oversaw

Brentwood Search Unveils New Client Oriented Consulting Service

In response to the expanding technology ecosystem, Brentwood Search, an El Segundo, CA-based executive search firm, is now offering a new client oriented consulting service to assess candidates. “There is a lot of movement from the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area to Southern California,” said Marcia Basichis, founding partner. “As more startup and established

Hanold Associates to Find New Board Members for Patrick Industries

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by Patrick Industries to find new members for its board of directors. Patrick Industries was founded in 1959 and is a manufacturer of building products and materials to the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industries in the U.S. Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates specializes in assignments for

RPA Heading President Search for Shippensburg University

Executive search firm RPA Inc. is currently leading the search for a new president for Shippensburg University. Since its founding in 1871, Shippensburg University, one of 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), has been a leader in public higher education. RPA Inc. is a unique executive search and consulting firm

Euromedica Executive Search Expands in London

Euromedica Executive Search has named Tarquin Bennett-Coles as a client partner in its London office. Mr. Bennett-Coles brings global search experience in the placement of international executives and professionals across R&D, regulatory affairs, general management, marketing, finance, engineering and operations functions in the life sciences industry. He was previously a principal at Odgers Berndtson and

Allen Austin Appoints Senior Partner in Houston

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added Mark Hordes as a senior partner in its Houston office. With over 30 years of experience in management consulting and in executive management, Mr. Hordes was a partner with Accenture for 10 years, and prior to that held senior leadership positions with Molten-Group Americas, Sinclair Group, Stratford

NES Global Talent Opens Office in Japan

NES Global Talent has opened a new office in Yokohama as recruitment activity continues at the firm. The office is managed by Yousef Ayub, who previously worked at the company’s office in Singapore. “The Japanese energy market is particularly interesting right now, both on the international stage and within the local domestic energy markets. With

B.E. SMITH Places CEO at Regional Health

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Brent R. Phillips as president and chief executive officer of Regional Health in Rapid City, SD. Formerly, Mr. Phillips served as senior vice president of medical group operations and then president of Greater Milwaukee South for Aurora Health Care. “Regional Health was seeking a forward-thinking senior healthcare executive

Lochlin Partners to Lead CEO Search for Metro

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has been retained by Metro to conduct a national search for the transit authority’s next general manager and chief executive officer. The position is being vacated by current GM/CEO Richard Sarles when he retires in early 2015. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate

Slayton Search Partners Adds to Staff

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has named Geremy Cepin as executive vice president. Mr. Cepin previously led the executive search practice at Koltin Consulting Group, a boutique management consultancy in Chicago focused on the professional and financial services industries. He brings more than 15 years of executive search experience to Slayton with a

Designs on Talent Expands Client Services Team

Designs on Talent, a talent strategy and talent acquisition consulting firm, has appointed Gail Winans as the firm's vice president of client services. Leveraging a blend of executive search and corporate executive recruiting experience, Ms. Winans will be responsible for the firm's business development and client satisfaction activities. She will also serve as a talent

51job Posts 13 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

51job, Inc./(NASDAQ:JOBS) reported third quarter revenues were $77.2 million, an increase of 13 percent for the same quarter in 2013. Online recruitment services revenues for the quarter were $51.4 million, a 13.6 percent increase. “Hiring demand remained positive and we continued to focus on our customer acquisition efforts,” said Rick Yan, president and CEO. “We

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