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ZurickDavis Tapped by Community Health Centers of Burlington to Find New 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. ZurickDavis, a search firm that recruits executives and physician leaders for


WilsonHCG Forms Alliance with Profile Search & Selection

Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has partnered with Profile Search & Selection (Profile), a Hong Kong-based human capital solutions specialist, as it continues its expansion across Asia. Profile, which was established in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong and has offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing. With more than 100 consultants, Profile provides

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic 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?


Higher Education Leadership Recruits Business Dean for Arkansas Tech University

Following a nationwide search, C. Wayne Alderman and Alan Medders of Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search have completed the search for the new dean of the college of business for Arkansas Tech University (ATU). K. Russell Jones will start in his new role with the university on Monday. “Dr. Jones is an experienced academician and administrator who is


20/20 Foresight Strengthens Search Staff

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who will work from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO


How to Retain Executive Mothers During and After COVID-19

In January 2020, women constituted more than 50 percent of the American workforce. Six months and 15 million jobs later, this may not be the case, according to a new report by Odgers Berndtson and co-authored by Catherine Bass Black and Lisa DeConto. “It’s been widely recognized that women in the United States are being disproportionately affected


McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for NEXT for AUTISM 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed former American Montessori Society executive Timothy Purnell as the new CEO for NEXT for AUTISM. Chris Bull, managing partner and co-founder of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Purnell has a proven track record as an innovative leader, strategic planner and inspiring educator. He transitioned


Hightech Partners Adds Technology, Digital Executive

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the addition of Jean-Christophe Legrand, a senior executive in technology and digital, to help develop the firm’s international business. His appointment strengthens HTP’s strategy as a global leader in the field of digital executive-level recruitment, but also as advisor to clients on the talent aspects of digital


Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Business Officer for the Detroit Pistons

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted the Detroit Pistons in the recruitment of former Roc Nation executive Mike Zavodsky as its new chief business officer. The role is a new position for the professional basketball organization. Mr. Zavodsky begins work with the NBA team on Wednesday. He will report to Pistons vice chair Arn Tellem.


Focus Search Partners Creates Interim Executive Services Practice 

Top experts in talent management and leadership recruitment agree that filling an interim leadership position can be a significant opportunity for an organization. Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, recently launched an interim executive services practice to leverage the firm’s 20-year history. The firm tapped C-suite talent veteran Monica Foster to lead the


IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Russia

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has strengthened its global presence adding VIPJOBS LLC as a new member firm in Russia. The organization says that Russia is a market with significant talent and strong demand for leadership capabilities. “With IRC Russia, our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,”


Leading Through & Beyond COVID-19; Best Practices for an Unprecedented Time

Leaders may automatically default to the bottom line and focus on the financial damage that COVID-19 is causing—and for good reason. But many employees place greater emphasis and importance on the support they are receiving from leadership, according to a new report from Robinson Resource Group. “People need to know that even though their leader is


The Christopher Group Places CHRO for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Christopher Group has placed Michelle Jones as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The search was completed by founder and CEO Tom Christopher, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Partnering with TCG and Jeff specifically was absolutely fantastic,” said Ms. Jones. “COVID-19 hit during the process and


DHR International Adds Partner to Financial Officer Practice 

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has expanded with the addition of Rob Tillman as managing partner of its global financial officer practice. He will also serve as a key leader in the firm’s private equity and advanced technology practices and will work closely with DHR’s advisory services team, Elevate Partners. Mr. Tillman has served with three of


Bespoke Partners Recruits Technology Officer for Clearlake Capital-backed Provation

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has assisted in the placement of Linda Buan as chief technology officer of Clearlake Capital Group-backed Provation. Ms. Buan had been serving as the company’s vice president, product development and operations. “Innovation, quality and service have long been defining characteristics of Provation’s software solutions, and our chief technology officer


Westmont Search Selected to Lead Chief Nursing Officer Search for Essentia Health

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most


Russell Reynolds Associates Names Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has hired Amy Scissons as its new chief marketing and communications officer. She is based in New York and also serves as a member of the firm’s operating committee.​ “We are delighted to have Amy join our senior leadership team,” said Clarke Murphy, CEO of Russell Reynolds Associates. “Her


As COVID-19 Concerns Escalate, Unemployment Claims Continue

As businesses reopen and COVID-19 cases spike in more than half the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.48 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 14th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 1.35 million


JM Search Forms Dedicated Cybersecurity Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has formed a dedicated cybersecurity practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance leaders. Partners Kevin Kernan and Tom Figueroa will co-lead the firm’s center of excellence for cybersecurity leadership. The search firm brings a


Caldwell Assists CrossFirst Bank in CEO Search

Rich Perkey and Jeremy Zeman of Caldwell recently assisted CrossFirst Bankshares based in Leawood, KS in the placement of Mike Maddox as its new president and chief executive officer. His successor, George F. Jones, will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors through 2021 and will serve as vice chairman. “I am excited to welcome Mike


Business Agility Critical to Post-Pandemic Workforce, Economic Recovery

If there was ever a moment in recent history where human capital leaders were challenged to play a strategic part in their organization’s survival and growth, that defining moment is now. In just a few short months, the once-thriving global economy has been toppled by the pandemic. Helping organizations safely return to work sites will


JDG Associates Seeking CFO for NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has retained Darren DeGioia of JDG Associates to find its new chief financial officer/ chief administrative officer for its National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) division. NESDIS, based in Silver Spring, MD, is charged with providing secure and timely access to global environmental data and information


Boyden Adds Former Goodwill CEO and Psychologist as Senior Advisors

Boyden has added former Goodwill CEO Jim Gibbons and accomplished psychologist Christina Greathouse as senior advisors. “Jim and Christina are tremendous additions as senior advisors to Boyden’s CEO and board services practice – they will consult to our partners and clients globally,” said Craig Stevens, a Boyden board member, U.S. chairman and managing partner. “I have had the privilege of working with both


Pandemic’s Lingering Effect on Recruiters: Client Activity Down, Interim Hiring Up

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on every business sector, executive recruiting included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. Goldman Sachs estimates that economic growth around the world will be zero in 2020 thanks to the virus. To many, even that seems grossly underestimated. But the coronavirus is causing far more than


KLR Executive Search Group Assists Harvard University Employees Credit Union in CEO Search

Providence, RI-headquartered KLR Executive Search Group has assisted Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) in the recruitment of Craig Leonard as its new president and CEO. Gene Foley, who has been with the credit union for four decades and led it for 25 years, is retiring in July. Partner Susan Pardus led the assignment for the recruitment


AMN Healthcare Launches Return-to-Work Services

AMN Healthcare, a provider of healthcare total talent services to facilities, has launched a customizable, technology-enabled and clinically based service for businesses and other organizations to protect the health and safety of employees as they return to work. As businesses welcome back employees and clients amid the coronavirus outbreak, AMN Healthcare said that it requires


Leading From the Front in a Pandemic

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the operative word has been “unprecedented.” That’s true on a human tragedy level as well as for businesses. It’s no wonder that many leaders have found themselves in the same position as their employees—uncertain, confused, anxious. A new report by Korn Ferry offered the firm’s best advice for


True Search Finds CEO for The Bouqs Company

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has placed the new chief executive officer of The Bouqs Company, a leading online floral retailer. Alejandro Bethlen brings over two decades of leadership and international experience in scaling global businesses for Fortune 100 companies including Amazon and Procter & Gamble to his new role. Mr. Bethlen will

Two Recruitment Leaders Discuss the Anatomy of a Merger

Consolidation continues to make news in the executive recruitment sector. One firm that has been making big waves this year has been Rochelle, NJ-based ZRG Partners. In the wake of the completion of its recapitalization with RFE Investment Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm with a long history of investing in growth companies, ZRG this

Boston Remains Hot Spot for Executive Recruiters

Stanton Chase International has recently added Dickson Smith, John DiBenedetto and Robert Mulligan to its Boston office. The move comes as the city and its outlying suburbs become attractive hubs for companies and the search firms that service their talent needs. Mr. Smith, who becomes managing director, has 25 years of executive search experience specializing in the recruitment of

Futurestep Expands Advanced Technology Practice

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has expanded its advanced technology practice with the additions of Joanne Cumper and Ian Mosby as managing consultants in its London office. Ms. Cumper, who will work within the firm’s digital business across EMEA, brings nearly two decades of experience, working predominately in the technology,

Hyperloop Taps Rosenzweig & Co. for Ambitious Talent Buildout

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), a futuristic ground transportation business that claims it will one day ferry people and cargo at nearly the speed of sound, has retained Rosenzweig & Company to lead its search for a number of board and executive level positions. Founding partner, Jay Rosenzweig, is spearheading the assignment. Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed

Grace Blue and SI Partners Form Alliance

Grace Blue, an executive search firm focused on the communications sector, and SI Partners, a global consultancy and M&A advisor, have formed a strategic alliance to advise companies in the creative communications and digital technology space on M&A and leadership. Ian Priest, Grace Blue’s CEO, and Charles Fallon, a partner at SI Partners, will lead the effort

Key Corporate Services In Search for AmericanHort CEO

Executive search firm Key Corporate Services, LLC, has been retained by AmericanHort to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. David Savoia, former interim president and CEO of the company, has stepped down from his position to pursue other priorities. Todd Downing, a partner at Key Corporate Services, is leading the search. AmericanHort is currently operating under

Heads! International Names Global Diversity Practice Leader

Global executive search and advisory firm Heads! International has named Elspeth Renshaw as a partner based out of its Hong Kong office. She will lead diversity initiatives for the firm’s global clients. Ms. Renshaw will support the executive search firm on gender diversity specific assignments and will lead Heads’ global gender diversity advisory business. Prior to joining Heads! International, she ran her own global consultancy for three years,

Hudson Global Posts 20 Percent Revenue Decline

Hudson Global Inc./(NASDAQ:HSON) reported 2015 full-year revenues of $463.2 million, down 20.3 percent (9.7 percent in constant currency), from $581.2 million in 2014. The results excluded the Americas IT and the Netherlands businesses which were sold during the second quarter of 2015. The New York-based recruiting company record net income of $2.3 million, or $0.07 per

CEO Sentiment Suggests Hiring Caution Through Year End

For the fourth quarter in a row, CEO expectations on the economy remain mixed, indicating an economy performing below its potential, according to the Business Roundtable’s first quarter ‘2016 CEO Economic Outlook Survey.’ The report found that 29 percent of CEOs expect their company’s U.S. employment to increase in the next six months, but that is down from 35

Heidrick to Lead Search for Unilife CEO

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Unilife Corporation to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Unilife founder Alan Shortall has resigned as CEO and chairman, though he will remain with the company as a paid consultant. John Ryan, a senior vice president at Unilife, will serve as interim president and CEO. “Unilife has developed an industry-leading portfolio of injectable

Vardis Names Ex-Russell Reynolds Veteran As Executive Chairman

Executive search firm Vardis has elected Jeremy Rickman as its executive chairman. Mr. Rickman has worked in the executive search industry in Europe and the U.S. for the past 18 years following a successful career in finance. Joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1998, he established and developed the firm’s European CFO practice before moving to the U.S.

Pedersen Names Financial Services Practice Group Africa Head

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Frank Behrendt as a principal and head of its financial services practice group in Africa. Mr. Behrendt is an emerging markets specialist and has originated and executed senior level searches for banks and financial institutions across Asia Pacific while based in Singapore, and Pan-Africa from London and Johannesburg. After spending

21st Century Recruiting: Globally Connected, Locally Committed

The search for top-flight talent is now a global industry where the largest search firms maintain dozens of offices across every continent. But advancements in technology have allowed even the smallest firms to compete far beyond the borders of their own countries. One recruitment organization is combining the range of the largest players with the

Global Boards Step Up Efforts to Broaden Roles for Women

Australian cabinet minister for women, Michaelia Cash, has called for a stunning new target of 50 percent for female representation across all of her country’s government boards. The current gender diversity target stands at 40 percent. Each board will now aim for a minimum of 40 percent female representation, with a 50 percent target set

Rutgers Taps Eastman & Beaudine to Hunt for Head Basketball Coach

Executive recruiter Eastman & Beaudine has been selected by Rutgers University to lead its search for a head basketball coach. Eddie Jordan has been dismissed after the team went 7-25 this season and won just one conference game. This past December, Eastman & Beaudine placed Chris Ash as head football coach at Rutgers. The firm replaced Kyle Flood, who was fired after the

Robinson Resource Group Heading CEO Search for Loaves & Fishes

Executive search firm Robinson Resource Group has been retained by Loaves & Fishes to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Past CEO Megan Selck has recently stepped down from her position. Board chair Mike Havala is serving as interim CEO. “The advancement of Loaves & Fishes requires the board’s due diligence in

Toft Group Continues Expansion With New Additions

Toft Group, an executive search firm focusing exclusively on the life sciences and healthcare sectors, has appointed David Felker as senior vice president of executive search and Gabriela Tobal (pictured) as VP of business development. Both will lead the expansion of Toft Group’s pharmaceutical practice, which according to the firm is seeing increased demand for specialized searches within

Demeter Global Search & Board Advisers Strengthens London Office

London-based executive recruiters Demeter Global Search & Board Advisers has strengthened its U.K. search team with the addition of Elaine MacDermot as a consultant. Ms. MacDermot has over five years of experience in the executive search industry focusing on both executive and non-executive hiring within the FTSE 350 and private sector. Previously, she was a director in the U.K.

Even In a Deep Downturn, Energy Sector Seeks Leadership

Houston-based energy company, Cheniere Energy, has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a chief executive officer. In December, Cheniere’s board voted to remove former CEO Charif Souki. The shake-up comes after activist investor Carl Icahn took a big stake in the company and won two board seats. Cheniere’s board felt the company needed a more experienced leader as it

Egon Zehnder Names U.S. Leader; Leapfrogs Rival In Latest Ranking

Effective next month, Karl W. Alleman will serve as head of U.S. operations at Egon Zehnder as part of an extensive succession process underway at the firm. Greig T. Schneider, who has been in charge of American operations since 2011, has been elected to Zehnder’s board of directors. “Under Greig’s leadership, Egon Zehnder’s presence in the U.S.

Sports Association Taps Korn Ferry and Major, Lindsey & Africa to Recruit Top Leaders

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has selected executive search firms Korn Ferry and Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) to oversee the Confederation’s search for a general secretary and chief legal / compliance officer. Korn Ferry’s global sports practice will lead the search for a general secretary, while MLA will run the compliance officer

Russell Reynolds Associates Taps Boutique for Software Practice Head

Russell Reynolds Associates has added Jeff Yolen in Boston as leader of the firm’s software practice on the East Coast. Mr. Yolen’s work focuses on software, mobile and digital search assignments for companies based across the U.S. and abroad. He works with publicly traded companies, and with private equity, growth equity, and venture capital firms to recruit

Cornerstone Expands in Asia Pacific

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has established its first presence in Japan and 17th in Asia with the addition of Human Future, a boutique firm based in Yokohama. “This is an exciting step for us,” said Human Future managing partner William Liu. “Japan used to be a region by itself

Leadership Deficiency: Why Business Executives Are Falling Short

Leadership stands out as a business competency critical for success say executives from across business, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s recent report: ‘Using Competencies to Achieve Business Success: The Executive Perspective.’ The study found that a significant number of executives reported that many employees and candidates lack leadership competency. More than one-third of

Vetted Solutions In Hunt for American Psychiatric Foundation Leader

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been retained by the American Psychiatric Association Foundation to lead its search for an executive director. The organization’s new leader will work with the board and staff to increase financial support from funders, with a particular emphasis on increasing the number of APA members who support the foundation. Position

Hanold Associates Lands CHRO for Ferrara Candy Co.

Hanold Associates has recruited Michael Goldwasser as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Ferrara Candy Company. He will report to CEO Todd Siwak and provide leadership and strategic management while overseeing the company’s entire human resources function. Neela Seenandan, co-managing partner at Hanold, led the search. Mr. Goldwasser was previously CHRO at Orbitz Worldwide where he drove

Morgan Samuels Names Healthcare Practice Co-Leader

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting and executive search firm, has appointed Linda Rebrovick as a senior client partner and co-leader of its healthcare recruiting practice. She will also lead the firm in the Nashville market. In her new role, Ms. Rebrovick will be responsible for client relationships and executive and board director searches for both public and private companies. Her

Matteson Partners Expands Recruiting Staff

Atlanta-based executive search firm Matteson Partners has added Tom Shull as a new partner and practice area lead. His focus will include supply chain management, production / operations management and engineering positions within manufacturing and distribution organizations for domestic and international clients. Mr. Shull has over a decade of experience in corporate recruiting and over 25

Investors Continue Pouring Money Into HR Technologies

Namely, an all-in-one HR software platform, has raised an additional $30 million in funding led by existing investor Sequoia with support from Matrix Partners, True Ventures and Greenspring Associates. The funding follows Namely’s Series C round last June and brings the total funding raised to $107.8 million. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and rapidly changing regulations at local,

Ryan Search Partners With Center for Creative Leadership

Executive recruiter Ryan Search & Consulting has formed a partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to provide clients with a deeper array of leadership development resources. A global provider of leadership development, Greensboro, NC-based CCL works with individuals, teams, organizations and companies to help them achieve their objectives through leadership development & organizational

Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO for Prime Risk Partners

Caldwell Partners has placed Robert Schneider as EVP and chief financial officer of Prime Risk Partners. Peter Reed, managing partner in Caldwell’s global insurance practice, led the assignment along with consultant Eric Roeloffs. Mr. Schneider has held senior financial executive roles, including CFO, at Ascension Insurance, USI Holdings, Anthem, and Acordia. He has managed the financial function

Alameda Health Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Medical Officer

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by Alameda Health System (AHS) in Oakland, CA, to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. William T. Peruzzi MD, stepped down from the position in August. The search is being led by consultant Steve Yamada and associate Sue LeGrand. AHS is seeking a collaborative, inclusive physician leader to

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