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Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

With an increasing global presence, Stanton Chase International continues to fortify its supply chain, logistics & transportation practice group. It recently named three new global sector leaders: Alvaro Gazda (Toronto, supply chain), Gregory Nazarian (Dubai, warehousing), and Robert Frei (Zurich, freight forwarding). “We have assembled industry leaders who understand the ever-increasing importance of getting products


Unemployment Rate Remains at 17-Year Low

Employers added 228,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a 17 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Wall Street economists were forecasting nonfarm payroll gains of 195,000 in November. Employment continued to trend up

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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.


NPAworldwide Adds Six New Member Firms

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added six new member locations in the U.S. as it

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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?

Frank Recruitment Group Names President Americas

Frank Recruitment Group Names President for the Americas

London-headquartered executive search firm Frank Recruitment Group has appointed Sunny Ackerman as president for the Americas. “We are delighted to bring Sunny in to propel our already successful activity in American marketplaces, including accelerating the growth of our current and future offices,” the firm said. Frank Recruitment Group specializes in the technology sector. Ms. Ackerman


In Canada, Women Making Slow Progress Reaching the C-Suite

In many respects this past year represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals in the realms of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal attitudes towards

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Bridge Partners Seeking Chief Program Officer for WIN

The housing group Win, formerly Women In Need, has been transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless families for more than 30 years. The organization recently enlisted executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners to find a chief program officer. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. The search is

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Coleman Lew Leads Provost Search for Lenoir-Rhyne University

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Just recently, Coleman Lew + Associates was selected by Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC to lead its search for a new provost. Two years ago, the Charlotte, NC-based executive recruitment firm helped place the school’s current president, Frederick K. Whitt. The previous

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Executive search firm Cameron Smith & Associates (CSA) has formed an international division with the addition of former Walmart executives Tom Colella and Eduardo Mariscotti. “My philosophy in business is never stop growing, and what we are doing is expanding on what we are really good at and taking it to a higher level,” said

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AIMS Names Managing Partner for Thailand

AIMS International has expanded with the addition of Takehiko Ono as managing partner of AIMS Thailand. Mr. Ono has over 20 years of experience in executive search and the HR industry. Before joining AIMS, he served several industry sectors, including automotive, IT and telecommunications. As managing director of a recruiting company, he staffed foreign engineers for manufacturing companies in Japan from


Worker Confidence Climbs, but Job Security Falters

Showing growth for two consecutive quarters, the national Worker Confidence Index climbed 0.7 percentage points for the final quarter of last year, but dropped 1.3 points from a year earlier, according to the newly released study by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The index now stands at 103.2. Of the four components

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McDermott & Bull Selected by Armand Agra to Recruit Chief Commercial Officer

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has been retained by Armand Agra to lead its search for a chief commercial officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner Jeff Black, associate principal consultant Jason Pinegar, associate consultant Trey Mullen, executive search consultant Kelly Nguyen,

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KRW Associates Leads Double Police Chief Searches in Colorado

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Nonprofit Talent Expands with New Offerings and Executive Advisor

Pittsburgh-based search firm Nonprofit Talent has recently added James McDonald as executive advisor. It also announced a series of new service offerings. Mr. McDonald is the retired managing director for global philanthropy and employee programs at BNY Mellon. He also served as a director of BNY Mellon Foundation and president of the BNY Mellon Foundation

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Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Names New Leader

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. Hong Kong-based recruiting firm Meraki Executive Search & Consulting has recently named Nick Marsh as managing director. He is charged with leading the team and driving the continued growth of the company across the


Strong Hiring Intentions to Continue Into Second Quarter

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the second quarter, with one in five planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to have


Seasoned Recruiters Step Out to Focus on Coaching, Strategy and Analytics

Executive search firms and their consultants continue to enter new areas to assist clients that go well beyond recruiting – and sometimes well beyond the firms where they’re working. Two well-respected top executives in the recruitment industry – Mike Marino and Russ Riendeau – have recently stepped away from businesses they led for years to

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Places General Counsel for Modine Manufacturing Company

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Recently, recruiters Heather Fine and Michael Sachs from Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) helped place Sylvia A. Stein as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, WI. Ms. Stein joins Modine with 25 years of experience in the legal field. Most recently, she was the associate

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Arlington Partners Lands CEO for Institutional Limited Partners Association

A variety of trade associations have turned to search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arlington Partners International recently recruited Steven Nelson as CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association in Washington, D.C. Lisa Heidman, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, led the assignment. ILPA was seeking an


Ward Howell Names Kimberly Bishop Chairman of U.S. Advisory Board

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has named Kimberly Bishop as chairman of its U.S. advisory board. Based in New York, she will also collaborate across practices on key talent projects and executive searches. “We are delighted to welcome Kim to Ward Howell,” said Asad Haider, president – Americas, COO and member of the board. “The depth of experience that Kim brings

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Today, a growing number of workers are opting for alternative employment models over traditional, full-time, permanent roles. Part-time, contingent, contract, temporary, freelance, independent contractor, on-demand online and platform working – call it what you will, they are all on the rise. Businesses and those who work for them want choice, flexibility and alternative ways of working

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool Flexible Fee Options

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool with Flexible Fee Options

As the executive search sector continues its shift beyond pure-play talent identification, recruiting firms have taken a more innovative approach to working with clients. For many, this has included everything from creating expanded service offerings to offering value-based pricing models. Flexibility, above all else, reigns supreme. While large search firms have offered a myriad of

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Louisville to Find Athletic Director

Korn Ferry was recently selected by the University of Louisville to find its next athletic director. The previous AD, Tom Jurich, was fired in the wake of an FBI investigation into recruits being secretly paid to commit to playing for the school’s basketball team. The search firm is looking to fill the role by the end

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Jorgenson Places CEO at One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, named Troy Wayman as its new CEO following a national search conducted by Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned last year. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, headed the assignment. “Finding a

Boyden Adds Former CHRO Milan

Boyden Adds Former CHRO in Milan

Executive search continues to be landing spot for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Employers added 313,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at an 18 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The January gain is the 89th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Analysts had predicted job additions of

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Turnkey Sports and Entertainment Finds Director of Athletics for UNC Charlotte

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed Mike Hill as the next director of athletics at UNC Charlotte. Senior executive director Gene DeFilippo led the assignment. Mr. Hill previously served as executive associate athletics director for external affairs at the University of Florida. In addition to his marketing and fundraising roles during his 25 years

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Herd Freed Hartz Finds New Leader for the Port of Seattle Commission

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has recruited retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as the new executive director of the Port of Seattle Commission. The search involved outreach to community leaders and stakeholders, five employee forums and an innovative online survey. Candidates from around the region and across the country were reviewed in

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

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

Kincannon & Reed Adds Managing Director in Paris

Kincannon & Reed has added Auree de Carbon as a managing director in Paris. Ms. de Carbon was previously director international for recruiting firm SRI Executive Search where she directed engagements for clients including the United Nations, WHO, CORAF/WECARD, CGIAR, and IRRI, among others. “Auree is well known within the international development and non-profit world,

Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Scambler MacGregor

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has acquired Scambler MacGregor, an Australian-based executive search firm focused on the financial services industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the transaction, David Scambler and Craig Williams join Heidrick as partners along with three support professionals; they will be based in Sydney.

Napeo Selected New Chairman

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) has elected Mark Perlberg, president and CEO of Oasis Outsourcing, as chairman of the board of directors at the association's annual meeting in San Antonio. He succeeds Dale Hageman, president of Oklahoma City-based Accord Human Resources. “At a time when small businesses are looking for help with

Sucherman Consulting Adds Senior Consultant

Sucherman Consulting Group Inc., a management consulting and executive search firm in the media and entertainment industries, has named Dave Cassaro as a senior consultant. Mr. Cassaro will work on the placement of senior advertising and revenue executives across television, digital and other media entities. Most recently, he was president, cable advertising sales, for NBCU

Dowd Associates Places CFO at Scripps

Dowd Associates Executive Search has recruited Simone Nardi to serve as the new chief financial officer for Scripps Networks International. Mr. Nardi most recently served as a SVP and CFO for NBC Universal’s international channels and television production operations where he developed and managed the financial, strategic and operational structure of these divisions. A leading

TriNet Fills Board Seat with Bank Executive

TriNet, a provider of cloud-based HR services, has tapped Katherine August-deWilde to serve on its board of directors. Ms. August-deWilde brings more than 25 years of senior executive leadership and unique M&A and IPO experience in the banking industry to TriNet's board. Since 2007, she has served as president and COO at First Republic Bank.

AESC Reports Mixed Bag for Search Industry as Tight Hiring Trends Squeeze Recruiters

Third quarter 2013 data released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) shows an industry focused on recruiting C-level and senior management positions — but at the expense of filling rank and file jobs for client companies. The average fee per executive search assignment increased quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year in the third quarter of 2013

Amrop Adds the Capstone Partnership in NYC

Global executive search firm Amrop has added The Capstone Partnership in New York City as its newest member firm. Under the leadership of Rolfe (Rik) Kopelan, The Capstone Partnership is a provider of executive search services, coupled with succession planning, talent management and leadership development consulting. Established in 1971, the firm serves a range of

Career Communications Partners with CareerCast to Launch Careers Site

Job board solutions provider CareerCast.com (a division of Adicio Inc.) has launched a new careers site for the Career Communications Group (CCG), a publisher in the diversity field. CCG publishes US Black Engineer, Hispanic Engineer and Women of Color magazines. CCG is utilizing Adicio’s job-board platform and its RevManage program, which includes fully managed sales,

Russell Reynolds Associates Expands Chicago Office

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has added Norm Yustin and John Madera to its Chicago office. Mr. Yustin joins as a member of the firm's consumer sector and retail practice while Mr. Madera joins the firm's technology sector and information officers practice. Mr. Yustin was previously president at Havas Worldwide, where

Koltin Consulting Group Leading Search for Lakeland Bancorp.

Koltin Consulting Group, a provider of management consulting and executive search services, has been retained by Lakeland Bancorp to lead in its search for a new chief audit executive. The search is being led by Geremy Cepin, managing director of Koltin Consulting Group's executive search practice. Koltin Consulting Group provides global executive search and recruiting

JobScience Introduces New Mobile App for Hiring Managers

Recruitment solutions provider Jobscience, Inc. has released Jobscience Mobile Manager, a mobile app that is designed specifically for hiring managers. The Jobscience Mobile Manager app accelerates hiring by taking advantage of managers' micro-moments as they review resumes, provide feedback and make hiring decisions while on the go. “Recruiting is a team sport — yet the

Ultimate Software Selected by Legends

Ultimate Software, a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has announced that Legends, a pioneering sports and entertainment company, has selected the cloud-based UltiPro solution for its end-to-end functionality, person-centric technology, and strategic reporting and business intelligence. The business enhancements with UltiPro include rich capabilities for strategic business intelligence and workforce analytics. New

Nosal Partners Appoints Partner in San Franciso

Nosal Partners LLC has appointed Steven Finder as partner in the San Francisco office. Mr. Finder has placed board members, CEOs, CFOs, presidents, and senior executives in other key functional areas on behalf of client organizations ranging from early-stage private companies to large multinationals. He becomes a member of Nosal Partners’ financial services, professional services

Kaplan & Associates Fills Finance Post for Fulton Financial

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan & Associates, Inc. has placed Patrick S. Barrett as a new senior executive vice president for Fulton Financial Corporation. Upon the retirement of the Corporation's current CFO at the end of 2013, Mr. Barrett will become the new chief financial officer. He comes to Fulton from SunTrust Banks, where he served

Finding Pharma Partners with EurekaConnect

Finding Pharma, a placement agency for the pharmaceutical industry, has partnered with EurekaConnect. EurekaConnect is a consulting firm that uses proprietary technology to evaluate the personality traits of individuals in order to build world-class teams within top organizations. The EurekaConnect program, EurekaConnect Behavioral Dynamics (ECBD), provides a granular analysis that can objectively and measurably impact

Will Heidrick & Struggles Go Private Under New Chief?

As the nation's third largest executive recruiter narrows down a short list of candidates to fill its chief executive vacancy, sources say any choice in leadership could hinge on finding a leader who will guide Heidrick back to private ownership. Trading in the public markets has complicated the firm's efforts to find a suitable chief

InterSearch Worldwide Adds New Member Firm in Columbia

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has announced that Colombia’s CMC International has joined its worldwide network of alliance firms. Founded in 1998 CMC has offices in Medellín, Bogotá, and Cali. It offers clients a full suite of services for the management and maintenance of human resources. While primarily focused in the

Barracuda Group Grows Recruiting Team

Barracuda Group has added Sue Malti and James Radcliffe to its staff. Ms. Malti has over 30 years’ experience in human resources with the last 15 years spent as group HR director for private equity-backed businesses and FTSE 250 companies. Mr. Radcliffe joins G2exec, Barracuda Group’s mid-tier search division, with a strong and demonstrable track

Spectrum Fills Position for ViaCloud

Executive recruiter Spectrum has placed Tom Alexander as the non-executive chairman of Viacloud U.K. Holdings Limited (Viacloud). Previously, Mr. Alexander was CEO at Everything Everywhere, but is perhaps best known as the founder and CEO of Virgin Mobile. Daniel Osmer, managing partner at Spectrum, said: “We have been privileged to work for Stratum, an actively

Monster Reports 11 Percent Revenue Decline; Sells Stake of JobKorea

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) posted revenues of $197 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, an 11 percent drop compared with $221.7 million in the comparable quarter of 2012. For the third quarter, Monster recorded earnings of $11.3 million, or 11 cents per share, compared with a loss of $194.2 million, or $1.73 per

Direct Recruiters Names President

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has promoted Daniel B. Charney to the role of president. In his new position, he will continue to drive the growth and execution of corporate culture and corporate strategy, and advance continuing efforts to improve the service and overall profitability of DRI. Mr. Charney joined DRI in 1998 as a recruiter.

Odgers Berndtson Launches CEO x 1 Day

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has launched CEO x 1 Day – an initiative that gives third and fourth year university students an opportunity to spend a day in the shoes of a senior executive. Through a rigorous selection process, Odgers Berndtson will identity students with outstanding leadership potential and match them with a CEO

Signium Makes Changes to Board

Signium International has said that Allan Marks, its managing director in Sydney, Australia, has been elected chairman, and Horst Neller, managing partner in Düsseldorf, Germany was selected as the organization’s vice chairman. Signium has welcomed Vito Bialla, managing partner in San Francisco, USA as a new voting member of the board. Two board members were

Renaud Foster to Lead Search for to Public Health Agency of Canada

Canadian-headquartered executive search firm RenaudFoster has been recently selected by Public Health Agency of Canada to lead its search for a new chief public health officer in Ottawa, ON, Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s mission is to promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health.

Direct Recruiters Names President

Executive recruiting firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has promoted Daniel B. Charney to the position of president. In his new position, Mr. Charney will continue to drive the growth and execution of corporate culture and corporate strategy, and advance continuing efforts to improve the service and overall profitability of DRI. “Dan is a true leader,

Coulter Partners Strengthens Senior Team

Search firm Coulter Partners has appointed Kay Wardle and David Bell to its senior team. Ms. Wardle, who will be based in London, has over 15 years of global executive search experience within life sciences. She most recently served as U.K. managing director at RSA Executive Search. Mr. Bell most recently served as U.K. business

Sheffield Haworth Appoints New Managing Director

London-based Sheffield Haworth has added Jane Swan as managing director to expand coverage across the wealth management sector for the Americas. Ms. Swan previously served as a senior client partner with Korn/Ferry's global financial services practice where she was a founding member of the firm’s wealth management sector specialty practice. Prior to that, she spent

51job Posts 12 Revenue Rise

51job, Inc./(NASDAQ:JOBS), a provider of integrated human resource services in China, has posted third quarter revenues of $68.6 million, an increase of 12.3 percent from the same quarter in 2012. Online recruitment services revenues $45.4 million, representing a 15.4 percent gain. The growth reported was principally due to an increase in the number of unique

Martin Partners Fills CFO Post for TydenBrooks

Executive search firm Martin Partners has recruited Bonnie Chan as the new chief financial officer for TydenBrooks. Ms. Chan was previously vice president, corporate controller for Borden Dairy Company. TydenBrooks is a global multi-plant security metal and plastic manufacturer. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.

Phillips Oppenheim Completes Search for Sanctuary for Families

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has recruited Judge Judy Harris Kluger as executive director of Sanctuary for Families. Judge Kluger’s record of successful innovation through the court system has led to systemic reforms in the areas of domestic violence, criminal justice, mental health and substance abuse. Most recently, Judge Kluger oversaw the implementation of New

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