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Top Recruiter Accused of Stealing Korn Ferry Trade Secrets Reports to Federal Prison

David Nosal, the onetime star Korn Ferry recruiter who was convicted of violating a federal anti-hacking law, has exhausted his decade-long efforts to stay out of prison and reported to the federal penitentiary in Atwater, CA on March 14. Mr. Nosal, who left Korn Ferry to found NGS Global, was charged back in 2008 with

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Stanton Chase Recruits CEO for Sogebank

Stanton Chase International has placed Alex Fouquet as the new CEO of Sogebank, one of the largest commercial banks in Haiti. Mark Young, a director in the search firm’s Miami office, led the assignment. “This was a challenging search since Haiti has a very distinct culture and one that must be understood and respected by all

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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.

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Heidrick & Struggles Launches Cross-Industry Innovation Network

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has launched a new cross-industry corporate innovation network that it is calling the Game-Changer Collaborative (GCC). The GCC enables members to collaborate around emerging technologies, external innovation opportunities and approaches to accelerating innovation in their organizations, said the Chicago-based firm. The GCC includes several

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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?

Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies
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Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Stephanie Pinson, president of executive search firm Gilbert Tweed International, has died. Ms. Pinson, born May 23, 1936, had been with the New York City-based recruitment provider since 1981 and was a member of its board of directors. She had in-depth experience as a search consultant to the highly complex insurance industry, where she specialized

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How Predictive Analytics Promotes Better Decision Making and Efficiency

At most major corporations, it is critical for the head of HR to be an extremely strong strategic and trustworthy adviser to the CEO, the board of directors and senior management. That means not just filling leadership positions with the current needs of the organization, but being able to look to the future in terms

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McDermott & Bull Leading Two Chief Officer Searches for Scooter’s Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee, one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the specialty coffee business, has retained Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull to lead its search for a new chief commercial officer and chief development officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner

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Ratliff & Taylor Seeks Next President for Leadership Akron

Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has been chosen to find the next president for Leadership Akron. The search is being led by senior consultant Patti Shumay and senior vice president and practice leader Linda J. Gray. The non-profit’s previous leader, Mark Scheffler, departed earlier this year to become executive director of the

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MediaLink Names Leader of Executive Search Division

MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has appointed Trish Shortell as managing director, executive search, based in its New York office. In her role, she will lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s chairman and CEO. “Trish is widely sought-after in our industry for her thought leadership and counsel on

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Amrop Appoints Leader of Costa Rica Operations

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, remains in growth mode with the addition of Adrián Chinchilla as leader of its operations in Costa Rica. He assumes the title of partner and general manager and will lead the search for senior executives and

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Korn Ferry Stock Surges to Record High on Close of Fiscal Year Report

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.767 billion, an increase of 12.9 percent from $1.57 billion in 2017. The organic growth was driven by all three lines of business with Futurestep growing 22.1 percent, executive search expanding 14.8 percent, and Hay Group increasing 8.4 percent. It’s been an amazing run for Korn Ferry

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Polachi Finds Chief People Officer for Bottom Line Technologies

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent

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RSR Partners Finds Executive Director for Race Team Alliance

Greenwich, Conn-based executive search firm RSR Partners has placed Jonathan Marshall as executive director of the Race Team Alliance (RTA), an association of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. Principal Dany B. Berghoff spearheaded the search. Mr. Marshall is former chief operating officer and general counsel of the World Surf League. He has also worked

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Kincannon & Reed Appoints New Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of five managing partners, bringing its partner group to 12 members. The new managing partners join a partner team that includes Gregory Duerksen, Jon Leafstedt, Fred Medero, David Turner, Ellen von Fange, Gary Weihs and Michael Whitney. “We are thrilled and delighted that these

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Pedersen & Partners Launches Board Services Practice Group

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new board services practice group. Alberto Bocchieri, partner and co-head of Iberia & Latin America, has been named its new leader. He previously served as a partner with Neumann International prior to joining Pedersen in 2011. “We are aware that aligning the skillsets of board members with corporate strategy,

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BoardWalk Consulting Finds New Leader for Presbyterian Mission Agency Board

Following an expansive national search, Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has placed Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett as the new executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB), one of six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The search was led by managing director Kathy Bremer. “Diane is a multi-dimensional leader and author whose decades

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CEOs See Highest Compensation Increase Since Great Recession

In an environment of double-digit growth in shareholder return and corporate income, CEOs at the largest companies in the U.S. last year received the highest compensation increases since the recession, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. “Even with the anticipation of the CEO pay ratio disclosure mandate, so far we haven’t seen it

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Caldwell Launches Value Creation Advisory Services

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has announced the launch of an offering that pairs clients with agile executive talent on an as-needed basis. The firm describes its new Value Creation Advisory Solutions offering as a unique, flexible and cost-effective approach to creating value and solving core business challenges that require external expertise. It is part of

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KL2 Connects Seeks New Head of Metro Regional Transit Authority in Akron

The Metro Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Akron, OH, has retained the services of executive search firm KL2 Connects to find its next executive director. The organization is reportedly paying the Asheville, NC-based recruiter $42,500 to conduct the search. RTA fired past executive director Richard Enty in January following an ethics investigation and accusations of harassment

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Lisberg Executive Search Expands to Serve Real Estate Sector

Despite setbacks in certain locales, the real estate industry has bounced back from many of its problems in recent years. But a dire need for executive talent in the field still remains. In particular demand, recruiters say, are executives who survived the last downturn and who now have a vision for better times ahead. To

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Summer Hiring Expected to Heat Up

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the third quarter, with 24 percent of employers 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

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Howard Fischer Places Chief Revenue Officer at Scott Exchange

The role of chief revenue officer has changed dramatically over the last several years. CROs are quickly becoming mission-critical innovators for companies that look to dominate a market first and fastest, according to recruiters. The demand for these financial leaders is growing and executive search firms have been busy filling these roles. One recent assignment:

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Credit Union Resources Finds CEO for Telco Plus 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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Kingsley Gate Partners Appoints Global HR Practice Leader

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners continues its recent expansion with the addition of Mike Bergen as a senior partner and global human resources practice leader. He will be based out of the firm’s New York office. Mr. Bergen brings nearly three decades of retained executive search and HR experience to Kingsley Gate Partners. His expertise spans

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TalentRISE Adds Technology and Analytics Expert

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has expanded with the addition of John Meyers as senior director of technology operations. “John possesses a unique blend of technical, business process and analytical skills and know-how,” said Rick Gray, CEO of TalentRISE. “He will help us more effectively manage, measure and scale our operational infrastructure and client service delivery while identifying how

Recruiting HR Leaders Evolving Workplace

Recruiting HR Leaders in an Evolving Workplace

From people analytics to employer branding, HR departments are evolving at breakneck speed to meet recruitment and retention challenges. No longer is HR about record keeping and rote rule enforcement. Today’s human resource leaders play a critical role improving business performance through employer branding, strategic recruitment and retention, and talent optimization. A new white paper

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Korn Ferry Finds New Leader for MOSERS

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Korn Ferry has placed Ronda Stegmann as the new executive director of the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS). Senior client partner Michael Kennedy led the assignment. The pension fund’s previous executive director, John Watson, recently stepped down and Ms. Stegmann had been leading the $8.1 billion pension fund on an interim basis. Executive

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Coleman Lew + Associates Seeks Leader for Gardner-Webb University

Charlotte, NC-based executive recruitment firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected to find the next president for Gardner-Webb University (GWU), a private, Christian institution in Boiling Springs, NC. A. Frank Bonner is retiring early next year after close to 14 years in the top job and nearly 32 years with the school. Gardner-Webb’s president

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Optimum Talent Acquires Vézina Nadeau Labre

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has acquired Vézina Nadeau Labre (VNL), an organizational development, coaching and career transition firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. VNL has been recognized by business leaders and organizations across Quebec and Canada for its outstanding service and human approach, said Optimum Talent. “Its team has worked with clients across all industries and

Avery Associates Leading HR Search for Metrolink

Executive search firm Avery Associates is currently leading a search for a new director of human resources for Metrolink. Metrolink is Southern California’s premier regional passenger rail system serving over 55 stations across the region. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Los Gatos, CA, Avery Associates is a retained executive search focused on the public

Reffett Associates Names Managing Director in Hartford Office

Reffett Associates, Ltd. has appointed Raymond J. Arroyo as managing director in its Hartford, CT office. Mr. Arroyo previously served as head of alternative distribution for Aetna, Inc., where he also served as that company’s chief diversity officer for eight years. He will focus on the New York Metro, Connecticut, and Boston areas. “Raymond brings

Millennium Search Fills Sales Position at Fronto

Millennium Search, a boutique recruiting firm, has placed Kelly McGrath as the new vice president of sales at Fronto, the reward discovery app. Marc Fox, managing partner at Millennium Search, led the search. Mr. McGrath joins the company from PlayHaven, where he served as manager of publisher development, prior to which he was the VP

Executives Online Grows Staff in U.K.

International interim management and executive recruitment company Executives Online has added Mike Fisher as associate director for financial services and Andrew MacAskill as associate director for procurement and supply chain. Mr. Fisher will be responsible for developing and delivering interim senior executive roles within retail banking, credit, insurance and retail payments segments. He joins the

Conley Search Group Adds New Affiliates

Conley Search Group has added Roddy Gow, through his U.K.-based firm Canongate Partners, and Chris Guiney, of The Guiney Group, LLC, as its new affiliates. Founded in 2010, Canongate Partners is a consulting firm that works on providing global solutions for corporations, institutions and individuals. The Guiney Group is a boutique leadership search and executive

Futurestep Names Business Development Director in U.K.

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has named Rory Jeffcock as business development director in the U.K. In this role, Mr. Jeffcock will operate within the business’ EMEA team, working directly with Futurestep's clients to solve their volume recruitments needs, ranging from fully outsourced Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) to discrete project

Spencer Stuart Retained to Lead CEO Search for Atrium Innovations

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by Atrium Innovations Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive. Pierre Fitzgibbon, current president and CEO of Atrium, will step down from the company in 2014. Atrium Innovations is a globally-recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative, science-based natural health

MontaRosa Appoints New Search Consultant

Global executive recruiting firm MontaRosa has appointed Stacey Oyler as a search consultant. Prior to joining MontaRosa, Ms. Oylers spent six years as a consultant advising candidates on application strategy for top tier MBA programs in the U.S. and Europe. Her earlier experience includes recruiting for McKinsey & Company. MontaRosa primarily serves private equity, financial

Cavoure Advisors Completes Search for AMETEK

Chicago-based executive search firm Cavoure Advisors has recruited Vincent Misciagna to AMETEK, where he has been appointed division vice president & general manager, aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul. Mr. Misciagna joins AMETEK from AAR Corporation, where he was most recently vice president and general manager of AAR composites. Cavoure Advisors is a senior level, retained

Newhouse + Noblin Appoints Head of Financial Services Recruiting Division

Newhouse + Noblin, an executive search firm that specializes in placing attorneys, has added Claire Hetherington Darr to lead its financial services recruiting division. Ms. Darr has served as assistant general counsel at Jasper Ridge Partners (formerly Oak Hill Investment Management), a wealth management firm with over $10 billion in assets. Previously, she was an

ESGI Recruits Chief HR Officer for PAE

Executive recruiter ESGI has placed Margaret Meiers as vice president and chief human resource officer for PAE. Prior to joining PAE, Ms. Meiers held senior human resource roles with Freddie Mac and Sprint-Nextel. PAE is a $2 billion global corporation and offers services to a range of customers, including the U.S. government, international agencies, and

Tier One Executive Search Adds Research and Planning Manager

Tier One Executive Search has named Dayna Cornwall as its research and planning manager. Ms. Cornwall’s success in research while in academia as well as in the public library system will help her in leading the research efforts for worldwide executive searches. She will also be responsible for research process development and research tool evaluation/justification.

Mandrake Completes Search for TrojanOne

Canadian executive search firm Mandrake has recruited Graham Lee to serve as chief creative officer for TrojanOne, a provider of branding services. Mr. Lee is a former founding partner at Grip, and more recently worked as corporate director at Toronto startup TheUnitas Reputation Agency. Since 1970, Mandrake has provided integrated talent management solutions to a

HRsmart Chosen By Shanduka Group

HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has announced that Shanduka Group has selected HRsmart’s Talent Management Solution. The company plans to use the entire HRsmart unified solution suite including, applicant tracking, performance management, career development, succession planning and learning management. Shanduka is an investment holding company with a diverse portfolio of listed and

Major, Lindsey & Africa Launches Solutions Practice Group

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has launched its solutions practice group, a new practice area designed to assist organizations in managing complex legal workloads without adding permanent resources. MLA’s solutions practice partners with its clients to provide human capital and flexible workforce solutions; this includes temporary resourcing for interim general counsel services, staff augmentation,

Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of N.A. Healthcare Services and Managed Care Practices

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has appointed Michael Loiacano to head its North American healthcare services and managed care search practices. Based in Chicago, Mr. Loiacano has been with the firm since 2008 is also a member of the firm's global life sciences and insurance practices. Don Biskin, U.S. life sciences interim practice

Kaplan & Associates to Lead CEO Search for Northfield Savings Bank

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan & Associates, Inc. has been selected by Northfield Savings Bank to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Thomas Pelletier, current president and CEO, will be leaving the bank in 2015. Northfield Savings Bank was founded in Northfield, VT in 1867 by a schoolmaster and haberdasher

Slone Partners Enhances Advisory Board Expertise

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has added four new specialist members to its advisory board as the firm looks at shifts in healthcare that could impact finding leadership talent for its client portfolio. Dr. Vijay Aggarwal, Ph.D. is a managing partner of The Channel Group. He has over 30 years of experience in both pharmaceutical services

Koltin Consulting Group Fills Position for Lakeland Bancorp

Koltin Consulting Group, a provider of management consulting and executive search services, has placed David Wong as chief audit officer at Lakeland Bancorp. The search was led by managing director Geremy Cepin. Mr. Wong has 30 years of experience as a risk and audit executive with major financial institutions including JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Arthur

Global Recruiters Network Launches APP for Search Consultants

Global Recruiters Network (GRN), an executive search firm with over 190 offices worldwide, has launched a new suite of mobile applications: ‘UR Hired’ for candidates, ‘Who’s Next’ for clients and ‘Captain’s Chair’ for office managers. ‘UR Hired’ delivers pertinent information to candidates for every scheduled interview throughout the hiring process. ‘Who’s Next’ prepares clients to

The Ropella Group Completes Search for Oxiteno

Executive search firm The Ropella Group has recruited Carl Cappabianca and Vince Abraham as regional sales managers for Oxiteno. Mr. Cappabianca was previously general manager of Jeen International. Guided by innovation and sustainability, Oxiteno is a Brazilian chemical company that operates worldwide and is a leading manufacturer of surfactants and specialty chemicals. The Ropella Group

Staffing 360 Solutions Grows Senior Management Team

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc., a provider of staffing services to the IT, financial, accounting, healthcare, and cybersecurity industries, has named Jeff R. Mitchell as its new chief financial officer. As a seasoned executive with over 25 years of finance and accounting experience at both private and public companies, Mr. Mitchell brings a high degree of

Koya Leadership Partners Opens in Chicago

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has opened a new office in Chicago and appointed Alison Ranney as principal. In her new role Ms. Ranney will lead a team of professionals providing executive search services for some of Koya’s top clients. “Alison brings a wealth of executive search experience and a deep commitment to the

Buffkin Group Completes IT Search for Urgent Care of CT

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Daniel Contaldi as the new vice president of information technology at Urgent Care of Connecticut. Mr. Contaldi was previously VP of IT at Women’s Health USA. The Buffkin Group is an executive search firm offering services in executive search, executive coaching, management assessment and executive outplacement.

IMA Appoints New Chairman

The Interim Management Association (IMA), the industry body representing leading U.K. interim management service providers, has appointed Simon Drake from Penna Executive Interim as its new chairman. He takes over the role from Jason Atkinson, managing director at Russam Interim, who held the position for three years. Mr. Drake has been an active member on

Leadership Transition Underway at CDI Corp.

Philadelphia-based IT recruitment solutions provider CDI Corp. president and CEO Paulett Eberhart has departed the company upon completion of her contract and has entered into an agreement to perform consulting services through year end. She is leaving to pursue other, non-competitive, business interests, according to the company. Executive vice president and CFO Robert Larney has

Hiring to Remain Steady in Q2 According to CareerBuilder

The U.S. jobs outlook for the second quarter is akin to last year’s forecast, but certain industries are expected to outperform the national average for hiring, according to CareerBuilder’s latest job forecast. The number of manufacturing employers planning to add full-time, permanent headcount increased three percentage points over Q2 2013 and beat the national average

The McCormick Group Recruits General Counsel for the Postal Regulatory Commission

Executive search firm The McCormick Group has placed David A. Trissell as the new general counsel of the Postal Regulatory Commission. Mr. Trissell spent over 18 years in various roles at FEMA, including seven years as chief counsel where he led a team of more than 130 attorneys and staff in all of the agency’s

Talent Rover Partners With EBSTA

Talent Rover, a provider of cloud-based software built for managing the entire staffing and recruitment workflow, has formed a partnership with Ebsta , a Google Chrome plugin that makes it easy to check, maintain and automatically update CRM records without leaving the web browser. Ebsta will help Talent Rover users build and maintain a database

Arcus Global Partners Adds New Managing Directors

Executive recruiter Arcus Global Partners has appointed Ellie Rich-Poole and Justin Whitehouse as managing directors. Ms. Rich-Poole joins the firm from parent company Norman Broadbent, where she was a director of the firm’s HR practice. Before joining the Norman Broadbent group in 2012, she held positions at recruiter Michael Page, as well as HR generalist

Nosal Partners Completes Search for Global Traffic Technologies

Nosal Partners LLC has placed George Stasiw as vice president of sales at Global Traffic Technologies, LLC. Mr. Stasiw was previously VP, state & local government sales, at SciQuest, Inc. The search was conducted by Melissa Oszustowicz, partner, and Terri Naughtin, managing partner. Global Traffic Technologies is a manufacturer of Opticom priority control systems and

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