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Research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace.
It’s an all-out war for talent these days, according to recruiters and talent leaders, and that’s making demand for executive search firms stronger than ever.
U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain steady into the first 90 days of 2020.
Over the past year, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find chief medical officers. Recently, COORS Leadership placed Trina D. Abla as the new chief medical officer of Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Abla most recently was chief quality officer and associate CMO at Penn State Health St. Joseph in
Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an AI component. Just recently, Headstart, a platform that leverages data science to help companies reduce unconscious bias in the hiring process, raised $7 million in funding led by AI-focused Silicon Valley venture capital firm FoundersX, with participation from Founders Factory. Launched in 2017, Headstart
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New York City-headquartered Solomon Page has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. The firm also expanded its legal services division with the addition of Jennifer Atlan as director of legal recruiting. Ms. Atlan is a licensed attorney and has over six years of experience in the recruiting industry. Her efforts will be concentrated on expanding
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?
Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Pascal Bécotte to lead its operations in Canada, which is comprised of three closely integrated offices: Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. In addition, the firm has added four new consultants to its Canada team to expand its support of evolving client needs. “We have been advising Canadian clients on talent and
The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities. It has become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities beyond that of most administrators. So
After a nationwide search by executive search firm Saenger Associates, South Carolina-based baby products giant Gerber Childrenswear has a new head of distribution for the company’s massive worldwide distribution center in the Charleston area. Katherine Hayes took the lead on the search for the Los Angeles-based recruitment firm along with Gary L. Saenger. The assignment took just
VisitPittsburgh, the tourism promotion agency for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next president and chief executive officer. Craig Davis, who led the agency for seven years, stepped down at the end of last year to take the job as president and CEO of VisitDallas. Mike Gamble, president and
Los Angeles-headquartered search firm Bench International has expanded with the opening of a new office in San Diego. This expansion is being co-led by Denise (DeeDee) DeMan, chairman and CEO, and Kim Mittemeyer, regional head, San Diego. Fueled by an increase in San Diego life science venture capital funding, Bench International is focused on making
Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Atlanta-based executive search firm The Intersect Group has appointed Edwin Miller as CEO. His appointment rounds out a series of strategic moves recently made to further position the firm for growth.
If you find yourself feeling nostalgic about a former job, there may be a good reason for it: A new Korn Ferry survey suggests that today’s workplace has become increasingly stressful compared to recent years past. Increased work demands, bad bosses and changes in leadership are creating an ever more stressful work environment for professionals. The report sought to determine
San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has placed Kimberly O’Loughlin as the new CEO of Therapy Brands in Birmingham, AL. She replaces Shegun Otulana effective immediately. “Therapy Brands has achieved incredible growth over a short time and it’s exciting to continue to build our talented executive team with a proven leader like Kimberly,” said Mr. Otulana.
Executive search firm Museum Search & Reference has placed the new senior curator for the Vero Beach Museum of Art (VBMA) in Florida. Senior search consultant Dan Keegan led the assignment. Anke Van Wagenberg joins the museum from the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, outside of Washington, D.C., where she was chief curator. “Anke’s expertise and
Executive search firm Ballinger | Leafblad has assisted Minneapolis, MN-based health system Hennepin Healthcare in the recruitment of Jennifer DeCubellis as its new CEO. She replaces Jon Pryor who resigned last year. The assignment was led by co-founder Marcia Ballinger and principal Bob Schoenbaum. “We had a strong pool of candidates from across the nation to choose
ZRG Partners has expanded with the addition of government, cyber and security industry specialist Pete Metzger as a senior advisor and managing director. Mr. Metzger’s executive search career extends over two decades, and has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor to business and government leaders, said the search firm. He has a strong
With the nation’s economy churning on all cylinders and the labor market stretched thin, many companies are having to work harder to attract and retain the best talent. As CEO for nationwide life sciences search firm Slone Partners, Leslie Loveless can attest to the challenges clients face in attracting the right people for the biggest
Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Chris Drumgoole as executive vice president and chief information officer for Tysons, VA-based DXC Technology. The search was led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner, supported by partner Geoffrey Votta. The assignment was completed in just 88 days. “Chris Drumgoole is an extraordinary technology executive and the DXC ecosystem is
Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners placed Khaled Bahi as the new CFO of Paris-based Stilla Technologies. Client partner Eskil Westh led the assignment. Mr. Bahi’s appointment comes at a time of rapid growth for the company, with the recent opening of a U.S. subsidiary headquartered in Beverly, MA, providing American customers with direct sales and
DRG Search, which finds executives for the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find both the next chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Citizen Advocates in Malone, NY. The client organization provides mental health, substance abuse, housing and vocational services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ami Abramson, DRG’s chief strategy officer,
New York City-based Jensen Partners has expanded its global footprint with the addition of Peter Mayer as head of Europe. He will lead European efforts out of the firm’s London office and spearhead recruiting and assets under management growth advisory. “Peter is a veteran of the alternative investment industry, with a deep understanding of different strategies and asset
Confusion abounds in the marketplace regarding academic executive recruiting vs. corporate search work. Every search is unique, and each finds its own path. It’s possible, however, to draw some generalizations about the differences and similarities in search work, says Shawn M. Hartman, vice president and chief operating officer of Washington, D.C.-based Academic Search. “If you
Retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has placed David McKillips as the new CEO of CEC Entertainment Inc., operators of Chuck E. Cheese. He replaces Tom Leverton, who recently resigned. “David is a proven executive with a lifetime of experience and success in the family entertainment industry, both domestically and around the world,” said
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has retained Spencer Stuart to lead a national search for its next president and CEO. Current president and CEO James Firman announced late last year his plans to retire from the organization after 25 years of service. He will continue to lead NCOA until a successor has been appointed. Consultants Jennifer Heenan
Golden, CO-based executive search firm Human Resource Solutions has placed Tony Thakur as chief technology officer for Great Plains Communications, Nebraska’s largest independent telecommunications company and a Grain Management portfolio company. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca. “It was important for me to understand and honor Tony’s respect and concern for his then current employer,” said
Kingsley Gate Partners has continued its recent expansion with Jose Revilla joining as a partner in its Lima, Peru office. Mr. Revilla brings to Kingsley Gate Partners over 20 years of experience in executive roles in multiple countries in Latin America and the U.S. in the information technology and telecommunications industry. His strong leadership and
Executive-level talent can have a huge impact on the success of an organization. These individuals affect the culture, performance and perception of every business. So it is that finding the right people to lead and represent your brand is the most significant decision any top leader, board or head of talent will make. Employers typically use
Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has placed Randall Kempner as the new chief executive officer of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin, TX. Principal Jeff Waldron is leading the assignment along with engagement manager Heather Mohler and administrative assistant Renée Sellers. Katherine Lorenz, granddaughter of the charity’s founders, has led the organization since 2011. She stepped
Non-profit executive search firm m/Oppenheim Associates has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for Youth UpRising, a community group that provides education, employment and wellness programs for at-risk youngsters in Oakland, CA. Founder Mark Oppenheim and principal Kevin Redick are leading the assignment for the San Francisco-based search firm. Youth
The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Veteran executive recruiter Steve Caliger has launched The Loring Group. Mr. Caliger has had a distinguished career as a sales leader and executive search consultant in the technology industry. He
If the second half of 2019 is anything like the first, business leaders are in for a wild ride. The geopolitical landscape remains as volatile as the stock market. Signs of an economic slowdown are emerging, making consumers and investors equally skittish. Organizations are still looking for ways to cut costs while ramping up investment
Recruiting firm Top Gun Ventures has added Ralph Young as partner and executive in charge of its West Coast search practice. Mr. Young has a background in a variety of vertical markets at Microsoft, including executive leadership positions within multi-billion dollar business units (vice president of both worldwide communications sector and worldwide public sector). Previously, he was president, strategic business
After an intensive 15-month review of more than 3,000 executive recruiters across the U.S., Europe and Asia, Hunt Scanlon Media has just released its executive report tracking developments in the field. “The recruiting sector is now in its golden age,” said Scott A. Scanlon, founding chairman and the report’s editor-in-chief. “The entire talent industry is at an
Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has been selected by Baylor College of Medicine to lead its search for a new chief information officer. Leading the assignment are chief executive officer Rob Andrews, managing partner Jim Thompson, and senior partner Brian Johnston. Baylor College of Medicine, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, is a health sciences university. It
London-based Hanover Search Group (HSG) has named Harry Bromacombe as a senior consultant. He will initially focus on senior and strategic finance and accounting assignments across the U.K. insurance and asset management sectors. During his career he has placed a number of senior hires across the insurance and investment management markets at head of finance, CFO
Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has placed Michael A. Strautmanis as vice president of civic engagement for The Barack Obama Foundation. He will be tasked with developing and leading the execution of outreach efforts and civic engagement relating to the work of The Foundation. Mr. Strautmanis was selected from a pool of candidates and was
Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group (BGJ), a management consulting firm focused on providing solutions for the extended retail value chain, has expanded its practice into executive search with the appointment of Len Okyn as senior search consultant. Mr. Okyn joins BGJ from Lawrence James Associates, where he was president and CEO in charge of managing
Despite worrisome breaches in recent years, corporate America has a limited grasp of the growing and continually evolving threat of cyber incursions. Massive security lapses have left companies vulnerable and seemingly defenseless. And the ever-expanding convergence of web, cloud, social, and mobile technology makes the dangers greater than ever. Most companies, according to Jeremy King,
Korn Ferry has recruited David M. Gibbons as executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCAA). He becomes the third leader in the history of the MCCA, taking over for James Rooney, who left it to run the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. In his role, Mr. Gibbons will oversee ownership and operations of the Authority’s four facilities,
Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has named Elizabeth McCabe as executive vice president in Morristown, New Jersey. She joins the firm’s U.S. team, while further enhancing Coulter Partners’ international networks. Ms. McCabe joins the firm with a focus on C-level and VP-level assignments across a broad spectrum of functions, for early stage to well-established
Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has placed Michael Cotton as chief executive officer of Providence Health Plan in Portland, OR, part of the integrated delivery system of Providence Health & Services. Mr. Cotton brings to the position over 25 years of diverse managed care and healthcare consulting experience, with a background in both operations and strategy. He
Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has added Phillip Osborne as a managing director in Australia / New Zealand. Mr. Osborne’s background includes CEO and CFO positions in the FMCG, beverage, food and food ingredients, and agribusiness sectors. In addition, he led turnarounds and recovery efforts on behalf of private equity firms and has consulted in the fields of genomic research, food
Russell Reynolds Associates has opened a new office in Dubai. Stephan Schönwälder serves as managing director and area manager of the new location. The firm now has 46 offices in 26 countries. “Our firm was first in our industry to establish a Middle East practice,” said CEO Clarke Murphy. “Our Dubai office is another important step in the global
Advance Auto Parts has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its hunt for a chief executive officer. The search will include internal and external candidates, including president George Sherman who has been appointed interim CEO, effective next month. The search process is being overseen by the board’s nominating and corporate governance committee, which is comprised of committee chair Jeff
FARO Technologies has retained Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Dr. Simon Raab, its chairman and co-founder, has been named interim president and CEO, effective immediately, following the resignation of Jay Freeland as president and CEO. “We believe Simon’s leadership through the transition period to a new CEO will provide more effective decision making across
Executive search firm Harvard Group International (HGI) has added two new members to its executive search team. Jeff Doyle, a veteran of the sports consulting and sponsorship sector, joins the firm’s International’s global sports & entertainment practice and will be leading a new practice in the brand marketing and agency space. He has extensive experience working with
Former CTPartners recruiter Laurence Vallaeys has joined executive search firm Warren Partners as a director where she will augment the firm’s capability in senior executive and non-executive recruitment in the FMCG, retail and leisure sectors. Ms. Vallaeys’s track record spans both executive and non-executive placements including chairs and CEOs. She has more than 20 years of experience in assisting board
ZRG Partners represents a new breed of talent management provider – smaller, more intensely focused, with global reach. The firm’s CEO, Larry Hartmann, stands at the forefront of today’s leadership solutions industry, redefining a field once dominated by large, generalist players. Like its mid-sized rivals, ZRG Partners promises more attention to client’s needs and they
Gerard R. Roche, arguably the best known recruiter in the history of executive search, will announce later today his retirement from Heidrick & Struggles. Mr. Roche, 84, will officially step down at the end of the year and will retain the title of chairman emeritus. In a career spanning more than five decades, Mr. Roche specialized in CEO
Diversified Search has recruited Jyoti Chopra as a member of the North American diversity advisory board for Toyota Motor Corporation. Earlier this fall, Diversified placed Howard W. Buffett, a lecturer in international and public affairs at Columbia University, to the same board. Both searches were led by Patrick Prout, managing director with responsibility for the firm’s financial services practice.
DHR International has added Kenneth Schwenke to the firm as a partner based in the firm’s Philadelphia office. He becomes a member of DHR’s board & CEO and human resources practice groups. Mr. Schwenke is an experienced consultant in finding executive talent, having conducted more than 400 searches for employers and clients across a wide range of industries and in
Executive search and interim management partnership Eton Bridge Partners has made three new additions to its team. Ross Dawson joins the firm as a partner specializing in interim management within the business transformation practice. Ms. Dawson has over 10 years interim recruitment experience and specializes in executive level interim appointments within business transformation. She was previously a business
Korn Ferry/ (NYSE:KFY) posted second quarter revenue of $280.6 million, an increase of 9.7 percent compared to $255.7 million a year ago. The company beat analysts’ estimates of $276.3 million. The $24.9 million revenue rise is primarily due to increases of $10.1 million, $7.5 million, and $7.3 million in fee revenue in Futurestep, executive recruitment, and leadership & talent consulting, respectively. The overall increase was
ZRG Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Pyramid International, a 10-year old executive search firm located in Lausanne, Switzerland. As part of the asset acquisition agreement, AJ Ravenhorst, the firm’s CEO, will join ZRG as a managing director and a member of the firm’s global life science practice. The transaction
New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained by Clarity Solution Group to identify a new chief marketing officer. Alan J. Work is leading the search on behalf of Work&Partners. “I am very excited to work with Tom Thimot and his leadership team on this critical hire,” said Mr. Work. “Clarity is poised to make a significant impact on
Executive search firm TD Madison & Associates has recruited Chris Bastian as the senior vice president and chief technology officer of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). After an extensive search into the cable and telecommunications technology industries across the country, TD Madison and SCTE determined that Mr. Bastian, a leader in the cable industry, was the ideal
Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has added Paul Kruglik as office managing partner for its Pacific Northwest practice. Based in Seattle, he is responsible for leading Tatum’s practice in the region. Mr. Kruglik served as managing director for a professional services firm in the Seattle area. In this capacity, he was responsible for
A majority of America’s hiring managers and corporate recruiters expect to increase hiring in the next six months, according to the annual hiring survey by DHI Group, Inc., a provider of career data and insights for specialized professional communities. The latest survey found 61 percent of respondents in the U.S. anticipate more hiring in the first
Spencer Stuart has recruited Drew Green as chief executive officer of Indochino. Co-founder and outgoing CEO, Kyle Vucko, will continue as a strategic advisor to the company. A high-growth management veteran and iconic Internet entrepreneur, Mr. Green has spent his entire career connecting online audiences with retailers through advertising technology, e-commerce and marketplace platforms in the U.S.,
Caldwell Partners has expanded into the Australia/New Zealand market by forming a strategic partnership with Simon Monks, Nick Scarlett and their teams, based out of Auckland, New Zealand. Under the affiliation agreement, the team in New Zealand will operate exclusively under the Caldwell Partners brand and will have access to Caldwell Partners’ proprietary search methodology, processes, training and certain other intellectual property.
Executive search firm Hunt Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in Feelance Consulting, a yet-to-launch online marketplace that will connect users with part-time resources for consulting projects. Feelance will use the money raised to scale up operations and expand geographically, said co-founder Harshdeep Rapal. The company expects to launch next month. “There is an emerging trend where
Executive search firm Teri Black and Company has been retained by the City of Santa Monica to lead its search for a new fire chief. Michael Earl, the city’s human resources manager, said the highest annual salary being considered for a new chief is $271,572, or a four percent increase over the yearly salary earned by former fire