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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

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 organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member

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Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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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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Luxury Recruit Strengthens Search Staff

Luxury Recruit, an executive search firm focused on the retail, fashion and luxury industry, has expanded with the addition of Olivier Parent as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Parent leads the day-to-day activities of the firm, working closely with CEO Mohammed Mirza. Mr. Parent brings a wealth of experience to the role. He

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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?

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AIMS Expands Into Belgium

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Europe with the creation of AIMS International Belgium. The firm has appointed Olivier Legrand as managing partner to lead the new location. The office in Belgium offers the full range of executive search, leadership development and HR process consulting services provided by AIMS International. After more than 20 years in senior and general management positions in

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The Impact of the Gig Economy on Recruiting

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Norwegian American Hospital

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected by Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. Founder and vice chairman Roger Quick is leading the assignment along with principal Lindsey Hochman. Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is

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Morris & Berger Seeking New Leader for World of Children

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by World of Children in Irvine, CA, to spearhead its search for a new executive director. World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to oversee and propel its next phase of growth in service of the world’s

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Inga Walter as managing director to develop its life sciences, healthcare and higher education practices across Europe and the Middle East. “With sweeping changes taking place in the business and regulatory environment internationally, the industry will need dynamic, nimble leaders who understand global challenges and pressure points,” said Morten Nielsen,

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Gilbert Tweed Joins Friisberg & Partners International

Friisberg & Partners International has added Gilbert Tweed International in New York City as its newest member firm. “This is a big step forward,” said founder Janet Tweed. “We are delighted with this arrangement. It is a clear statement of intent, that we are determined to offer our clients the same level of commitment and results in Europe

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The Omerta Group Strengthens U.S. Operations with Acquisition

London-headquartered executive search firm The Omerta Group (TOG) has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the recent acquisition of New York-based recruiting firm Gollin Associates, which is led by Deborah Gollin. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Ms. Gollin will serve as co-head of the search outfit’s U.S. practice alongside Michael Stover,

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Odgers Berndtson Adds CFO Practice Co-Leader and Life Sciences Partner

Rounding out a year of explosive U.S. growth, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has added two more new partners. Longtime search professional Russell Boyle joins the firm as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s CFO practice in the U.S., while Evan McClure signs on as a partner in the life sciences and healthcare practices. “Russell

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The Lancer Group Finds New CFO for Beneplace

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed John Pence as chief financial officer of Beneplace, a leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The assignment was led by Scott Dunklee, partner; Dashan Subramaniam, consultant; and Liliana Corona, who is in charge of marketing and business

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Renovata Finds Chief Product Officer for IDnow

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has placed Vikas Seth as chief product officer of IDnow in Munich. Partner Thomas Jepsen led the assignment. “We are delighted to continue building out the senior team at IDnow as it gains momentum as the leader in identity automation,” said Mr.

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Talentor International Adds Scottish Search Firm to Network

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. One such group, Talentor International, has added Scottish search specialist Denholm Associates as

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Uncertainty Aside, Employers Look to Ramp up Hiring In 2019

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the first quarter of 2019, with 23 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 said they are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain

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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm

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Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives

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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers 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, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important

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Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

Simply Driven Executive Search Adds to Manufacturing Technology Practice

Simply Driven Executive Search, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices, has added Garrett Butcher as a search consultant. Mr. Butcher will work in the firm’s newly launched manufacturing technology practice, which delivers talent in the areas of CNC machining, lasers, robotics, waterjet and additive printing. He previously served as client development

Caldwell Partners Adds Life Sciences & Healthcare Partner

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has appointed John Blank as a partner in its life sciences & healthcare practice, focusing on recruiting board directors, CEOs and senior executives for private equity-backed high-growth healthcare, healthcare technology, managed care and provider service portfolio companies. Mr. Blank was previously a managing partner with ZRG Partners and prior to

Direct Recruiters Names Lead Recruiter in Flexible Packaging Practice

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Gina O’Donnell as its lead recruiter in the firm’s flexible packaging practice. Ms. O’Donnell is responsible for business development opportunities as well as recruiting top talent. She will focus on senior level positions across sales, operations, technical, manufacturing, and management. Ms. O’Donnell is formerly served as the senior account

Harris Search Associates Completes Search for Penn State

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has recruited Paul E. Sullivan to serve as the next executive director defense related research units/director of applied research lab at The Pennsylvania State University. Currently, Mr. Sullivan is vice president, American Centrifuge and chief engineer at USEC Inc., a global energy company. Harris Search Associates is focused on identifying

Myers McRae Handling President Search for Calhoun Community College

Executive search firm Myers McRae has been selected by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to handle its search for a new Calhoun Community College president. The position will be available Dec. 31 when Marilyn Beck retires. Calhoun Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning, located in Decatur, Alabama. Myers McRae is an

Keeling & Associates Fills Position For Cal State Fullerton

Executive recruiters Keeling & Associates has placed Vijay Pendakur as vice president for student affairs at Cal State Fullerton. Mr. Pendakur has spent the last eight years working at DePaul University’s Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS). With a total enrollment of 38,325 Cal State Fullerton has the largest student body out of the 23

Association Strategies To Lead Ceo Search For Aesp

Executive search firm Association Strategies, Inc. has been retained by the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Founded in 1989, AESP has a membership of 2200+ energy services professionals and 200+ group members and 14 regional chapters across North America. Association Strategies,

Sheffield Haworth Adds To Business And Professional Services Team

Search firm Sheffield Haworth has added Justin Gault in London as managing director within its business and professional services team. Mr. Gault specializes in CFO/ finance, audit, treasury and tax across financial services. He was previously a partner in the infrastructure practice of London boutique firm Hammond Partners. “Justin brings a proven track record and

Peoplechamps Launched To Serve Gaming And Hospitality Industries

Boutique executive search and HR firm PeopleChamps has been launched to specialize in the gaming and hospitality industries. Its services include executive recruitment and placement services, mentoring and coaching, organizational development, HR and training. The PeopleChamps executive team is headed up by founder, president and CEO Gerry Nailon. Mr. Nailon is a 35-plus year gaming

Norrie Johnston Makes Recruitment Appointments

U.K.-headquartered Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has named Rex Cridland as a recruitment director and Daniel Rackham as a director. With 20 years of search experience, Mr. Cridland’s past roles were director at both Network Executive and Talent Direct. During his career he has helped companies including Apple, Sega, Network Rail, Royal Mail, G4S, Dalkia, TATA,

Boyden Expands into the Netherlands

NMC-Nijsse International has joined Boyden in the Netherlands. NMC-Nijsse was established in 1983 by Berry and Jack Nijsse. The Boyden Netherlands team will further enhance the firm’s offerings in board and C-level assignments for the consumer/retail, energy, financial & professional services, industrial, technology, and the not-for-profit/public sectors and consist of managing partner Joost Goudsmit and

Fox Rodney Search Expands Private Practice Partner Team

Fox Rodney Search (FRS) has added Portia White to the firm as a director in its private practice partner team. Ms. White has worked within the legal recruitment industry for almost 10 years. She has a wealth of experience in placing partners and associates in law firms and large corporates in both London and Ireland.

HFS Consultants Names Managing Director of Executive Search Practice

HFS Consultants (HFS), a management, financial, operational, regulatory, and strategic planning healthcare consulting firm, has named Sandy Haskins as managing director of the firm’s executive search and interim placement practice area. Ms. Haskins has been with HFS since 2009 and has over 35 years in the healthcare business. “Sandy is a proven leader and has

Buffkin Group Fills Position for Johns Hopkins Health System

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Kimberly Bailey as the new senior counsel – insurance claims for Johns Hopkins Health System. Ms. Bailey previously served in various roles at CHE Trinity Health, the second-largest Catholic healthcare delivery system. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is the teaching hospital and biomedical research facility of Johns Hopkins

McPherson & Jacobson Handling Search for Kansas State Department of Education

Executive search firm McPherson & Jacobson has been retained by the Kansas State Department of Education to lead in its search for a new commissioner of education. Dr. James Christman is serving as the lead consultant on the assignment. McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C. has been conducting national searches for boards of education since 1991.

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Harvard Business School Dean to Board

Heidrick & Struggles International has added Robert S. Kaplan to its board of directors. Mr. Kaplan is the senior associate dean and Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. "We are delighted to welcome Rob to our board of directors," said Richard Beattie, chairman of the board. "Rob brings

Stanton Chase Launches Global HR Specialty Practice

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has launched a new global human resources specialty practice. Daniel Casteel, managing director in Nashville, will head the new practice. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, Mr. Castell headed the HR function for an $11 billion global enterprise undergoing explosive growth. “Long gone are the days when HR executives serve

Penna Strengthens Executive Recruitment Staff

Penna Plc has announced three additions to the Penna Recruitment Services team, which specializes in interim and executive search recruitment. David Slatter has been named an associate director in executive search where will be responsible for developing markets for Penna in local government and housing. He will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office. Mr.

CarterBaldwin Completes Search for Habif, Arogeti & Wynne

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has recently placed Cardell McKinstry as director of M&A tax services at Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP (HA&W), the largest Georgia-headquartered tax, accounting and business consulting firm. Mr. McKinstry joins HA&W with more than 15 years of tax consulting experience and 10 years of experience in M&A taxation. CarterBaldwin is a

Spencer Stuart Retained by Tufts University

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by Tufts University to lead in its search for a new dean for the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S). James Glaser has recently become interim dean replacing former dean of A&S Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who announced last spring that she would step down from her position. Spencer

Calibrate Recruitment Rebrands Itself en world Australia

Calibrate Recruitment, which joined en world in 2013, has rebranded itself as en world Australia. Headquartered in Sydney, Calibrate Recruitment has a history of more than 20 years in executive, permanent and contract recruitment services in engineering, IT and technical domains. Since joining en world, it has broadened its services to encompass sales & marketing,

R. William Funk & Associates Heading President Search for Winthrop University

R. William Funk & Associates has been retained by Winthrop University to lead in a search its 11th president. Winthrop trustees plan to have the finalists for the position in place by the spring of 2015. Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. For

Waverly Partners Retained by Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce for CEO

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Jim Anderson, the Springfield Chamber’s current president, is planning to retire this summer after 26 years of service to the organization. The mission of the Springfield Area

Pamela Jeffery Search Launches with Eye Towards Increasing Female Directorships

Pamela Jeffery, founder of the Women’s Executive Network, has launched Pamela Jeffery Search, designed to recruit women board directors. With 17,500 members, the Women’s Executive Network is Canada’s largest networking group for female executives. “I began doing board searches last year because CEOs asked me to help find new female directors. I feel that the

Agilium Worldwide Adds Middle East-Based Firm to Network

Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has added EMEA search firm Human Valoris as the newest member of its global network. With expertise in all major core industry specialties, Human Valoris has offices in Riyadh, Dubai, Beirut and Qatar in addition to a legal entity in Paris. Its main expertise covers industrial manufacturing, petrochemicals, oil & gas, contracting,

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner to Leadership Consulting Group

Heidrick & Struggles International has added Pasquale Mazzuca as a partner within the firm's leadership consulting practice. He will be based in Brussels. Working across numerous sectors, Mr. Mazzuca’s areas of expertise include leadership development, top team performance enhancement, executive coaching, talent acquisition and assessment, employer branding strategies and rewards management. He most recently founded

Russam GMS Launches Worldwide Interim Leadership Group

Russam GMS has launched a global interim management company, the Worldwide Interim Leadership (WIL) Group. The new international venture, an alliance of 13 interim management companies from around the world, is seen as a response to increased global demand for high caliber interim and transition leaders needed for short term business critical assignments. The member

Lack of Women in Senior Roles Seen as Opportunity for Executive Recruiters

Despite the fact that women are the primary decision-makers for most consumer purchases, 60 percent of consumer products companies worldwide report 25 percent or less of their senior executive team is female, according to a survey of 1,270 business leaders from around the world by IIC Partners. Good news for executive recruiters: 52 percent of

Caldwell Partners Places Non-Executive Board Member at Spirit AeroSystems

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed John Plueger as a non-executive board member at Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Dave Winston, managing partner, Karen Dubay, consultant, and Bethany George, practice lead of the non-executive practice, led the assignment on behalf of Caldwell Partners. Mr. Plueger is the president, chief operating officer and executive director of Air

Search Group Partners Selected by Utah State Board of Education

SEARCH Group Partners (SGP) has been selected by the Utah State Board of Education to lead in its search for a new state superintendent of public instruction. Dr. Martell Menlove, the current state superintendent, announced his retirement in March. Connie Linardakis- Spyropoulos, who spearheads SGP’s executive search practice, and who will lead the search, said:

Talentrise Partners with CoralBridge to Provide Coaching to Executive Level Hires

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based executive search firm, and CoralBridge, a consultancy specializing in employee engagement, have launched of a program to help organizations mitigate the risks associated with executive-level hires in their first 100 days. The comprehensive coaching program shortens start-up time, accelerates learning and improves productivity for new executives during the first weeks after accepting

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