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Hanold Associates Undertakes Five CHRO Assignments

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent-up demand for top flight

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TillmanCarlson Lands New CIO for Wintrust Financial

Executive search firm TillmanCarlson has placed Tony Buttrick as the chief information officer for Wintrust Financial Corp. in Chicago. Mr. Buttrick previously served as the CIO of Flagstar Bank for three years preceded by 10 years with Bank of America in several global technology and risk management positions. Before joining B of A, he spent three years

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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.


Renovata Strengthens Search Team in New York

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has expanded with the addition of former Marlin Hawk consultant George Mazzella. He joins the firm’s New York office and will help its expansion efforts across North America. Mr. Mazzella delivers both retained executive search and leadership advisory services to both

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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?


Curran Daly & Associates Opens New Office in Vietnam

Curran Daly & Associates, an executive search firm serving the Philippines, has opened a new office in Vietnam. With nearly 10 years in the search industry, Curran Daly will look to meet the talent needs of multinationals currently operating and those looking to enter the Vietnam market. “We are excited about our launch into Vietnam as


Talent Shortages and How to Address Them

Today’s employers must contend with a perfect storm of talent supply and demand challenges. Unemployment rates hover near historic lows. New technologies raise the demand for new skills. Many older workers are retiring, and companies face new competitors in the race to acquire talent while retaining the workers they have. For employers, embracing practices to

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Association Strategies Tapped to Find CEO for American Academy of Nursing

Non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing in Washington, D.C., to find its next chief executive officer. The search is being led by Pamela Kaul, president of the search firm. In a twist, the assignment is being conducted with the support of Chicago-based Tuft & Associates. The nursing academy’s

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Cook Silverman Seeking Major Gifts Officer for Golden Gate University

For universities, major gift officers are among the most vital roles. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding major gift officers


Chasm Partners Forms Recruiting Alliance with Clarify Health Solutions

Executive search firm Chasm Partners has been retained to help build out the management team of Clarify Health Solutions, a pioneer in real-time care optimization technology. The firm is leading multiple executive-level searches for Clarify Health’s San Francisco office. “We are pleased that Clarify Health has chosen our team to spearhead its executive search process for several key hires at


Optimum Talent Expands Montreal Office

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has continued its recent expansion with the additions of Robert Racine, Nathalie Dallaire, Claudia Pascu and Bruno Ouellette to its Montreal office. “It is with great pride that we have been growing our team on a continual basis, integrating players whose talent, creativity and high standards of excellence enable us to meet the exciting and


Search Firms Focus on Innovative Ways to Manage Growth and Expansion

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, DRG Search and ZRG Partners recently added Amichaim Abramson as chief strategy officer and Alex Bennett as chief growth officer, respectively. Mr. Abramson will collaborate with the DRG team to continue providing top-notch executive search services across the non-profit

New York City Ballet Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find Artistic Director

A number of executive search firms have been on the hunt for artistic directors for their non-profit clients. New York City Ballet (NYCB) and the School of American Ballet (SAB) is the latest — selecting boutique recruiters Phillips Oppenheim to help find its next artistic leader. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the assignment. Peter

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Acertitude Lands New CFO for Binary Tree

Executive search firm Acertitude has placed Stacie Wolf as the new CFO of Binary Tree, a worldwide leader in enterprise digital IT transformations. Senior partner Scott Carberry headed the search, recruiting Mr. Wolf in 60 days. “Stacie’s capacity to build financially strong businesses combined with her diverse software background made her an excellent addition for this award-winning software


Diversified Search Appoints General Counsel

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of seasoned Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) executive Denielle Pemberton-Heard as its new general counsel and managing director. She will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. “Talented, driven, and with a deep professional network


PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm in Finland

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. Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added HRS Advisors in

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Russell Reynolds Associates Moves Former Heidrick CEO to No. 2 Post at National Geographic

Executive recruiting at times can make strange bedfellows. Russell Reynolds Associates recently placed Heidrick & Struggles’ chairman Tracy R. Wolstencroft as president and CEO of the National Geographic Society. The search for a new leader started in March when Gary Knell stepped down to become CEO of National Geographic Partners, the society’s joint venture with 21st Century

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Spencer Stuart Tapped by AutoNation to Find Next CEO

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by AutoNation to lead its search for a new CEO. Mike Jackson is stepping down in 2019 after serving some 20 years in the role. He will remain as executive chairman through 2021. The search will include both internal and external candidates. “The company is ready for its next

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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Deans for Auburn University at Montgomery

Higher Education Leadership Search is spearheading searches for two deans for Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) in Alabama. Consultant Larry Benefield is leading the search for the next dean for the College of Sciences while consultant Alan Medders is in charge of finding the new dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.


Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a


IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts


Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors


Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting


Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,


Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing

Aplin Executive Leading CEO Search for SREDA

Aplin Executive has been selected by SREDA (Saskatoon Region Economic Development Authority) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Started in 1992, the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) was one of the first independent economic development agencies to be started in Canada. Aplin Executive Search consultants find senior management and executives

Alexander Hughes Opens in Mexico City and Montreal

Alexander Hughes has strengthened its presence in the North American market with the launch of new offices in Mexico City and Montreal. The Mexico City team will be led by Celeste Rebora, a seasoned search professional with extensive experience in the Mexican market, whose already established company, Human Capital Search de Mexico, which will become

Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner in its Global Public & Government Affairs Practice

Odgers Berndtson has added David Webber as a partner to the firm's global public & government affairs practice. He will specialize in the placement of corporate in-house and external public affairs practitioners. Mr. Webber brings 22 years of experience in the EU/Brussels environment, as senior partner at PA Europe, a Brussels-based public affairs, strategic communication

IRC Global Executive Search Partners Adds Eight New Locations

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has expanded its client service capabilities with the addition of eight new member firms. The following members have joined IRC: IRC Spain; IRC Switzerland; IRC Japan; IRC New Zealand; IRC United States (New York); IRC Kazakhstan; IRC Argentina & Chile; and IRC Ireland. IRC now has over 75 offices

DavenportMajor Completes Search for Soitec

DavenportMajor Executive Search has places Thom Degnan as vice president of sales and business development for the electronics division in North America at Soitec. Mr. Degnan was previously vice president of business development for Intel’s services division. Soitec is an international manufacturing company. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and

Wilcox Miller Nelson Leading CEO Search for PFSA

Executive search firm Wilcox Miller Nelson has been retained by the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America (PFSA) to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The PFSA is the oldest Portuguese Fraternal Benefit Society domiciled in California. Wilcox Miller Nelson focuses on executive search assignments within the accounting, agriculture, banking, general business,

MIXTEC Group CEO Retires; Successor Named

Executive search firm MIXTEC Group has said that its longtime president and CEO Chris Nelson is retiring. Effective later this month, Jerry Butt will be the new president and CEO of the Glendale, CA-based firm; Mr. Nelson will continue to have an active role at Mixtec Group as a strategic advisor. Mr. Butt has over

Taylor Root Opens New Office in Munich

Global legal recruiter Taylor Root has opened a new office in Munich. Dr. Mark Schulte will head the new office. This will be the firm’s second office opening in Germany. Its established Düsseldorf office will now focus on central and northern Germany with Munich concentrating on the southern parts. Dr. Schulte is a qualified lawyer

Roc Search Expands into U.S.

Roc Search Ltd. has opens in first U.S. office in Austin. Business development manager Mike Morgan will move from the U.K. to Austin to head up the venture. “Over the last two years we have expanded rapidly opening offices in the UK and Europe and this signifies us creating a global brand now for Roc

Witt/Kieffer PLaces Athletic Director At Case Western University

Executive recruiter Witt/Kieffer has recruited Amy Backus as the athletic director at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). The search, led by Gregory R. Santore, principal and leader of the firm’s sports leadership practice, produced an effective selection process that included more than 80 qualified candidates identified by Witt/Kieffer. Ms. Backus is currently the senior associate

Bailey Fisher Executive Search Finds CFO for Oxford Photovaltaics

Bailey Fisher Executive Search has placed David Smyth as chief financial officer of Oxford Photovoltaics (Oxford PV). Mr. Smyth most recently was with the Cambridge-based tech company Neul Limited where, as CFO, he drove the firm’s change from an academically-driven technology start-up into a commercial and operational business. Formed in 2010, Oxford PV is a

Harris Search Associates Completes Search for Wayne State University

Dublin Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Stephen M. Lanier as vice president for research at Wayne State University. Dr. Lanier was formerly associate provost for research and professor of cell and molecular pharmacology & experimental therapeutics at the Medical College of South Carolina (MUSC). Harris Search Associates is focused on identifying and attracting

Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted fee revenues of $251.7 million for fourth quarter fiscal 2014, a 10.4 percent increase compared to $227.9 million a year ago. Revenues primarily were driven by an $11.4 million, $6.3 million, and a $6.1 million increase in fee revenue in executive recruitment, Futurestep and leadership & talent consulting, respectively. Fee revenue at

Boyden Adds 12 Search Consultants in Nordic Region

Boyden has added a team of 12 search consultants from Neo Group in Norway to its staff. Boyden Norway’s newly expanded leadership team will include managing partners Svein Eide Haukås, Kjetil Haug-Nodeland and Birger Svendsen, partners Fredrik Torp and Terje Gunnulfsen, and Christelle Haug Dehli as a principal. Boyden's Norway team enhances the firm’s strength

Major, Lindsey & Africa Promotes Four Partners

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has promoted Pamela DiCarlantonio, Michelle Fivel, Laurie Lebrun and Michael Sachs as partners. Ms. DiCarlantonio is a partner with MLA’s Chicago office and a member of the partner practice group. She has substantial experience placing partners and groups into top global, national, regional and local law firms in Chicago

Wheless Partners Places Head of Nursing at Samford University

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has placed Eleanor Howell as the new dean of Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing. Gene Head, senior partner and managing director – higher education practice at Wheless Partners, led the search. Ms. Howell comes from the Creighton University School of Nursing, where she served as dean for

Recruiting Industry Study to be Released Tomorrow

Annual Report Focuses on Women; Boutique Firms; and Hot Recruiting Sectors HSZ Media’s Executive Search 2014: State of the Industry Report (U.S./Americas) will be released tomorrow. This year’s 200-plus page industry study is the largest and most comprehensive ever produced by HSZ Media. Critical issues facing the talent acquisition sector are examined in detail. The

ZRG Partners Adds Four Recruiters to Healthcare Services and Solutions Team

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has appointed four new search professionals to its healthcare services and solutions team. The firm has added Brian McGowan as co-practice head in Atlanta as well as Gary Ruffcorn as senior associate. Additionally, John Blank will become co-practice head out of Nashville

The en world group Adds New Era India Consultancy to Network

The en world group, an international recruiting firm focusing on managerial and senior-level talent, has announced that New Era India Consultancy Pvt. Ltd, an Indian recruiting firm, has become its newest member. This extends en world group’s reach to eight countries in APAC (Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam). New Era, established

Caldwell Partners Completes HR Search for Central 1 Credit Union

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Richard Beed as senior vice president of human resources at Central 1 Credit Union. Mr. Beed formerly served as vice president of human resources talent solutions at Telus Corporation. The search was led by Drew Railton, managing partner, and Adam Cotterall, consultant. Central 1 is

Martin Partners Fills Post for Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Executive search firm Martin Partners has recruited Ronald Weiss to the position of director, commercial analytics at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Keryx, Mr. Weiss was director of analytics at EMD Serono. Keryx is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services

BIE Executive Adds Operations Director

Executive search firm BIE Executive has added Marc Sigrist as operations director. Mr. Sigrist was most recently with Badenoch & Clarke UK, where he was responsible for overhauling the firm’s performance management system. He brings a range of skills including board level participation and project delivery, growing, training and coaching recruitment teams across multiple sectors

Alium Partners Appoints Head of FMCG Manufacturing Practice

Alium Partners, a provider of interim management professionals in the U.K., has appointed Scott Hutchinson as head of the firm’s new FMCG manufacturing practice. Mr. Hutchinson is launching the practice, placing interim and permanent executives with manufacturers and retailers in the food and drinks sector. For the past 10 years he has been an interim

Tatum LLC Makes Promotions

Tatum LLC has named Jim McAndrews as the new managing partner of its mid-Atlantic office based in Vienna, VA. In his new role, Mr. McAndrews will oversee high-level client engagements, lead business development and talent recruitment initiatives and manage operations. The firm also said that Sonya Stone, mid-Atlantic associate managing partner, will assume expanded responsibilities

Accelent Fills VP of Technical Operations Post for Borderfree

Accelent, Inc. has placed John Deragon as the new vice president of technical operations of Borderfree. Previously, Mr. Deragon served as VP of technical operations at iheartradio. A market leader in international e-commerce, Borderfree operates a technology and services platform that enables U.S. retailers to transact with consumers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Accelent

Trilogy Completes Search for Not For Sale

Executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has recruited Johanna Young as vice president of development with Not For Sale, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting modern-day slavery around the world. Chuck Pappalardo, managing partner of Trilogy, led the search. Ms. Young was previously the development director for Impact Carbon, an organization dedicated to clean energy

Cook Associates Places CEO at Adolph Kieffer & Associates

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Greg Kadens as president and chief executive officer at Adolph Kiefer & Associates, LLC. The search was led by Mary Kier, CEO of Cook Associates. Mr. Kadens joins the company from Block and Company where he was vice president and general manager. Adolph Kiefer & Associates is a

Spencer Stuart Fills CEO Post for the Seattle Foundation

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Tony Mestres as president and chief executive officer of The Seattle Foundation. A 22-year veteran of the technology industry, Mr. Mestres was most recently a marketing general manager and sales vice president for Microsoft, managing worldwide partner, sales and marketing execution for the company's mobile strategy and Windows

Frazer Jones Adds to Hong Kong Office

Global HR recruiter Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has added Shook Liu in its Hong Kong office. Ms. Liu is a senior talent acquisition professional with nearly 20 years’ search experience in Hong Kong and China. Prior to joining Frazer Jones, she was founder and general manager of QI HR Search and Select,

Penna Recruitment Solutions Names Head of Digital Markets

Penna Recruitment Solutions has named Tristan Moakes as its head of its digital and social search practice. In this role, he will be responsible for bringing together the technology and strategy sides of Penna’s digital search offering and fostering a collaborative approach to digital thinking across the firm’s recruitment business. Mr. Moakes has worked in

PrincetonOne Expands in Tampa

PrincetonOne, a recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has expanded into a new office in Tampa. “After assessing our national and global capabilities, PrincetonOne has decided to devote the necessary resources to extend our presence in the Tampa Bay market,” said PrincetonOne’s new Tampa Bay general manager Kaye Salikof. “We will be leveraging our

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