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Healthcare Recruiting Pioneer, Mike Kieffer, Dies at 76

Mike Kieffer, chairman of Quick Leonard Kieffer, passed away on Aug. 3. He was 76. Mr. Kieffer was a well-known pioneer and a legend in healthcare executive search, executive coaching, succession planning and governance consulting. His life’s work and successes influenced boards of directors and CEOs as well as healthcare executives. He had a particular


How to Successfully Integrate Senior Talent

Recruiting and integrating senior talent is vital to any company’s success. Top talent stands to provide leadership, added revenue and greater market penetration. Yet integrating senior hires is not necessarily a simple endeavor. When a top-level hire fails to work out, the cost can be daunting—in terms of dollars and time lost as well as

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Coulter Partners Opens New Office in Brussels, Expands Search Staff

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners has expanded with the opening of a new office in Brussels and six recent appointments. Penny Sadler joins the firm’s medtech expertise as client partner in Brussels, while Nanna Soni is appointed director in London to the R&D center of expertise. The Paris office expands with the additions of Nicolas

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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?


WinterWyman Acquired by the Planet Group

The Planet Group, a portfolio company of MidOcean Partners and provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Waltham, MA-based executive search firm WinterWyman. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Michael Stomberg, CEO of Planet, said the acquisition aligns with Planet’s strategic initiative to provide a full


Two Recruitment Leaders Discuss the Anatomy of a Merger

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


Wilbanks Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for PGIM Investments

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging — and much more influential. Recently, Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm Wilbanks Partners, LLC, placed Ray Ahn as CMO of PGIM Investments, a global manufacturer


Higher Education Leadership Seeks President for Southeastern Oklahoma State University

The Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) Board of Regents has selected Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search to find a new president for Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Sean Burrage recently stepped down. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. “We are seeking someone who understands the diverse and dynamic academic environment and connects


Gallagher MSA Search Finds New CEO for Currus Inc.

Following a national search, Gallagher MSA Search has recruited Robert F. Tinsley as the new CEO of Currus Inc. succeeding Pete Stern, who is retiring after 29 years. The assignment was led by managing director and senior advisor Kathy Hall as well as senior recruiter Patricia McCollum. The search attracted candidates from across the country. A


Caldwell Posts 11 Percent Q4 Revenue Gain, Up 7.9 Percent Full Year

It’s been a good year for Caldwell. The Toronto-based executive search firm has just posted fourth quarter revenues of $21 million (all dollar figures Canadian), an 11 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $18.7 million. Full year revenues rose by 7.9 percent, from $66.5 last year to $72.1 million. Fourth quarter net


7 Predictions on How Recruiting Will be Different by 2025

If you’re in the recruiting industry today, your job might be unrecognizable in five years — even if you retain the same job title. That’s because the role of recruiters and how your job is done is swiftly evolving. “Recruiter” is one of the most in-demand jobs as businesses brace for a future where talent is


Waverly Partners Seeks CEO for Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance, an economic development corporation in Illinois. Managing directors and principals Eric N. Peterson and Deborah M. Galbraith are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. “The president and CEO position of the


Diversified Search Recruits CFO for Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, Philadelphia-based Diversified Search placed Richard Watts as the new CFO of Morilee by Madeline Gardner. The assignment was led by


Epic Business Strategies Opens Office in Milwaukee

Executive search firms large and small continue to expand to new areas in an effort to better serve their clients. Recently, executive recruiters Epic Business Strategies expanded with the opening of its second office in Milwaukee, WI. Headquartered in Naples, FL, Epic Business Strategies said that it decided to add the second location to better


EMA Partners Expands to Lisbon and Kiev

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has expanded its presence in the EMEA region with the additions of new offices in Lisbon and Kiev. The office in Lisbon is led by managing partner Rui Guedes de Quinhones, while the Kiev office is led by managing partner Uliana Morokhovska. Mr. Guedes de Quinhones


Hanold Associates Completes Chief People Officer Search for the NFL

Following a record-breaking year of recruiting top HR leadership into some of the best well-known brands across industry, Chicago-based Hanold Associates has recruited Dasha Smith as chief people officer of the National Football League in one of the most high profile human resource C-suite assignments of 2019. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led


Buffkin / Baker Seeks Chief Revenue Officers for C-4 Analytics and SkuVault

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has been enlisted to find chief revenue officers for C-4 Analytics, an automotive digital marketing services firm based in Boston, and SkuVault, a warehouse management technology platform headquartered in Louisville, KY. The C-4 Analytics search is being led by partner Raj Das, global head of the search firm’s digital practice. Mark


COORS Leadership Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Mercy Catholic Medical Center 

Over the past year, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find chief medical officers. Recently, COORS Leadership placed Trina D. Abla as the new chief medical officer of Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Abla most recently was chief quality officer and associate CMO at Penn State Health St. Joseph in


Headstart Hiring Platform Secures $7 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an AI component. Just recently, Headstart, a platform that leverages data science to help companies reduce unconscious bias in the hiring process, raised $7 million in funding led by AI-focused Silicon Valley venture capital firm FoundersX, with participation from Founders Factory. Launched in 2017, Headstart


NPAworldwide Adds Eight 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 eight new member locations as it continues to


Heidrick & Struggles to Lead Tupperware CEO Search

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this


Korn Ferry Lands GM for the Pirates, Chief Baseball Officer for the Red Sox 

Korn Ferry has placed Ben Cherington as the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He takes over from Neal Huntington, who was fired after a 12-year stint. The club has announced it will hold a press conference at PNC Park to introduce the new general manager. Mr. Cherington has more than two decades of experience


The Koblentz Group Places New CEO for Epi Breads

The Koblentz Group has placed Cheryl Barre as CEO of custom breadmaker Epi Breads. She succeeds Hugh Sullins, who is now vice president of business development for the Atlanta-based company. This search was led by Jeff Neppl and Joel Koblentz. Ms. Barre will be responsible for leading the executive team, developing and implementing a strategy for


Slayton Search Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Stuart T. Smith as senior vice president and principal. He will be a key member of the financial services practice, supporting commercial banking, private banking, wealth management and real estate partners. “Stuart’s skill-set, work ethic and personality make him an excellent fit for our team,”


Space Executive Appoints Leader of Newly Launched London Operations

Singapore-headquartered recruitment agency Space Executive has recently appointed senior recruiter Tom Hughes as leader of its new London office. He will head the audit, risk, compliance and legal recruitment operations for the firm in the U.K. and Europe. “The opening of our U.K. office is a landmark moment for Space Executive and the next step in our overseas expansion,”

Purpose-Driven Leadership and Its Impact on Long-Term Financial Results

Purpose doesn’t just add to an employee’s well-being; it adds to a company’s bottom line. That’s the key finding of a survey of top executives just completed by Korn Ferry. The vast majority of respondents (96 percent) said there is a long-term financial benefit to companies that make a strong commitment to purpose-driven leadership, with 77 percent


Spelman Johnson Recruits Chief Marketing and Communication Officer for Texas Tech

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has placed Matthew Granger Dewey as Texas Tech University’s new chief marketing and communication officer. Search associate Michel Frendian led the assignment. Mr. Dewey had been senior executive director of marketing and communications for the Office of University Advancement at the University of Michigan. He will lead Texas Tech’s overall


One Degree Partners Tapped by Ribbon Communications to Find CEO

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm One Degree Partners has been selected by NASDAQ-traded Ribbon Communications Inc. in Westford, MA, to find its next president and CEO. The board has appointed Steven Bruny, executive vice president, global sales and services, and Kevin Riley, EVP and chief technology officer, as interim co-presidents and CEO while One Degree Partners identifies and


BarkerGilmore Expands Advisory and Coaching Division

New York-based boutique search firm BarkerGilmore has recently expanded with the addition of former MasterCard Worldwide general counsel Noah Hanft to its advisory and coaching division. Mr. Hanft has deep roots in the global financial services and technology sectors, having served as general counsel, corporate secretary and chief franchise officer for MasterCard Worldwide for more than 13 years.

Signium Grows Staff in Ireland

Executive search firm Signium International has appointed Paul Holland as consulting partner to lead recruiting efforts on behalf of the firm in the Irish market. Established in 1995, Signium Ireland has delivered 500-plus senior level assignments for leading Irish and global companies, across all major industry sectors. Mr. Holland previously founded Elevate Executive Selection, which provided search services across

Tatum Adds Client Services Partners In New England and the Southeast

Tatum, a Randstad company and leading interim services and executive consulting firm, has added Barbara Haith as client services partner in the New England region and Clint Williams as client service partner across Atlanta and the Southeastern U.S. Ms. Haith brings to the role more than 20 years of experience delivering professional services and workforce

30% Club Launches in Canada as Global Boardrooms Seek Gender Balance

The 30% Club, established five years ago with the goal of bringing FTSE 100 board membership representation of women to 30 percent by the end 2019, is set to launch in Canada next month. Victor Dodig, CEO of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, has been appointed to head the Canadian chapter, which includes 28 founding members, largely comprised of chairs

Heidrick & Struggles Recruits Providence Service Corp. CEO

Heidrick & Struggles has recruited James M. Lindstrom as president and chief executive officer of the Providence Service Corporation. Mr. Lindstrom has served as CFO of Providence since January. Chris Shackelton, who had taken on the role of interim CEO in June, will remain chairman of the board, a role he has held since 2012. Mr. Lindstrom previously served as chairman, president and

Witt/Kieffer Adds CTPartners Recruiter

Former CTPartners recruiter Morten Nielsen has joined executive search firm Witt/Kieffer as global managing director of the firm’s life sciences practice. Based in Cleveland, Mr. Nielsen brings extensive knowledge in life sciences and more than 10 years of experience in executive search, including various global leadership responsibilities with two international search firms. Mr. Nielsen has recruited board directors, CEOs,

Caldwell Partners Recruits Dynamic Dental Partners Director

Caldwell Partners has placed Kelly McCrann as a board director with Dynamic Dental Partners Group. Neal Maslan and John Blank, both partners within the firm’s life sciences and healthcare practice, led the search. Mr. McCrann currently serves as CEO of AdvoServ, a position he has held since March 2012. He is a senior healthcare operating

TRANSEARCH Adds Partners in London

Morgan Smith Limited founders Rob Morgan and Malcolm Smith have joined TRANSEARCH International as partners in London. Mr. Morgan has spent more than 30 years helping senior executives transform their organizations. Prior to founding Morgan Smith Limited he was a partner with Deloitte U.K. and before that served as a director with KPMG. Mr. Smith has over

Employee Confidence Remains High As U.S. Hiring Holds Steady

The outlook among American workers as measured by Randstad’s U.S. employee confidence index edged down in the second quarter but remains exceptionally high, with 2015 marking the first year the U.S. employee confidence index has reached 60 points or higher since the survey’s inception 11 years ago. The index fell slightly to a reading of

Scott Miller Executive Search Recruits Executive Director for AEF and BCEF

San Francisco-based Scott Miller Executive Search has recruited Sandra Y. Nathan as executive director of the AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF) and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF). She replaces past executive director Mike Smith, who retired in June after more than 12 years at the helm. The non-profit AEF and BCEF organizations provide emergency financial assistance to clients living

Chartwell Partners Adds CTPartners Recruiter in Chicago

Former CTPartners recruiter Stuart T. Smith has joined executive search firm Chartwell Partners as a principal in its Chicago office. In his new role, he will serve a national base of financial services and real estate clients. Mr. Smith brings a depth of advisory experience gained from providing senior level talent for top banks, real estate firms, REITS and

Whitman Partners Recruits Chief Nursing Officer at Sutter Health

Executive recruiters Whitman Partners, Inc. has placed Anna Kiger as system chief nursing officer of Sutter Health. The position has authority and responsibility for the systemwide practice of nursing, the development of nursing services, and the evaluation and implementation of clinical programs across the continuum of care. Ms. Kiger is a dedicated nurse leader with over 25

CDI Corp. Posts 13 Percent Revenue Decline

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI) has posted second quarter revenues of $246.8 million, a decrease of 13.2 percent from revenues of $284.3 million in the prior year quarter. Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) reported Q2 revenues of $13.0 million, a drop of 14.9 compared to last year. The company reported net loss of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, versus

Women Filling More Board Seats as Companies Cast a Wider Net

Following research recently released by Heidrick & Struggles finding accelerating progress for women in American boardrooms within the Fortune 500, a new report by rival recruiter Korn Ferry has found additional evidence that women are making strong gains in the most sought-after top-slotted roles in global companies. According to the search firm’s new survey, more women

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Barclays

Barclays Plc has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Executive chairman John McFarlane ousted CEO Antony Jenkins and pledged to tackle a “cumbersome and bureaucratic” bank. Spencer Stuart is in the process of drawing up a long list of potential candidates and hopes to identify a new CEO by the end of the year. “It

Leadership Search Partners Recruits Momentum for Mental Health CEO

Leadership Search Partners has placed David K. Mineta as president and chief executive officer of Momentum for Mental Health, the largest private non-profit dedicated to providing comprehensive adult mental health services in Santa Clara County. Paul Taylor, the company’s past CEO, has retired. The search committee, along with Leadership Search Partners, reviewed a number of candidates from across the country.

Steven Douglas Associates Expands Executive Search Practice

Recruiting firm Steven Douglas Associates has added Chris Bezick to its executive search practice. Mr. Bezick brings over 10 years in executive search expertise and 20 years in commercial real estate, corporate finance, operations and general management. Prior to Steven Douglas Associates, he founded and successfully ran a boutique executive search firm providing banking clients with recruiting services in

Dice Posts Flat Q2 Revenues

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded second quarter revenues of $65.8 million, a decrease of one percent from $66.5 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Overall recruitment activity was fairly consistent for the company in tech, energy, healthcare and hospitality during the second quarter, while activity improved in financial

U.K. Hiring Outlook Upbeat As Employers Look to Increase Staff

Following similar research based on U.S. companies and their upbeat hiring forecasts going into the last five months of 2015, businesses in the U.K. are also reporting improving confidence levels in their hiring plans. A full 74 percent of employers intend to take on permanent staff in the U.K. during the next three months, according

Odgers Berndtson Adds Life Sciences Specialist and Research Director In New York

Pamela Santos and Steven Payne have joined the Boston and New York offices of Odgers Berndtson from CTPartners. They join ex-CTPartners colleagues John Hawkins, Tina Veen, Paul Aldrich and Keith Macomber who are all recent additions to Odgers. Ms. Santos brings a specialization in healthcare and life sciences recruiting, while Mr. Payne will lead the research, knowledge management and

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for NYC Outward Bound

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Juan Taveras as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for NYC Outward Bound Schools. He will report to Outward Bound president Richard Stopol and will serve as a member of the executive team. In his new position, Mr. Taveras will be the human resource strategy leader responsible for developing and executing

Harris Search Taps Dean for University of Toledo College of Law

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Dr. Benjamin Barros as the next dean of the University of Toledo College of Law. Dr. Barros was previously the associate dean of academic affairs at Widener University’s School of Law in Harrisburg, PA. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney at the law firm Latham & Watkins, LLP, and

InterSearch Worldwide Adds Member Firm in Malaysia

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has strengthened its presence in Southeast Asia with the addition of Malaysia-based Career Channel to its worldwide network of alliance firms. Member firm Piper Griffin, with operations in the Philippines and Indonesia, also joined the InterSearch network this year. Founded in 2006, Career Channel is an

Job Seeking Becomes Ongoing Career Management Activity

Seventy-one percent of people in the labor force are actively seeking or are open to a new job and 90 percent of people hired within the past year actively searched for work prior to being hired, according to Indeed’s Talent Attraction Study. The study, which polled more than 8,000 people, found that only 10 percent of

Korn Ferry to Recruit CIO for U.S. House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives has retained Korn Ferry to assist in its search for a new chief information officer to manage the chamber’s technical functions. The House CIO will be responsible for overseeing a more than 300-employee organization that performs operational, facilities management, networking, Web development, security and enterprise applications support services. Other duties include providing

Lochlin Partners Recruits AmeriCares Chief Marketing Officer

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Jed Selkowitz senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Stamford, Conn-based AmeriCares, the emergency response and global health organization. In his new role, Mr. Selkowitz will be charged with providing both strategic leadership and hands-on tactical execution of the organization’s brand marketing and communications efforts. He brings to AmeriCares nearly

IIC Partners Adds Dubai Search Firm as Member

IIC Partners has added Dubai-based executive recruiters Envision Partnership as its newest member firm, expanding the organization’s footprint in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). Envision Partnership becomes IIC Partners’ only partner firm located in the United Arab Emirates and sixth executive search firm accepted this year to full membership status. IIC Partners Executive currently has 53 affiliate

Monster Worldwide Posts Q2 Revenue Decline

Moster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $180 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, a decline of two percent from revenues of $194.4 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Revenues from the company’s Careers – North America operations decreased five percent year-over-year while revenues from Careers – International increased three percent at

Are Companies Failing to Build Their Leadership Pipeline?

Despite effective leaders being the cornerstone of business success, leadership pipeline planning isn’t happening, research by U.K.-based global talent management provider Penna finds today. Conducted among 1,000 senior corporate professionals, Penna’s research found that the majority of respondents (63 percent) do not know if they have a leadership pipeline within their organization, or they don’t

Military Transition Recruiter Bradley-Morris Acquired by Thompson Street Capital

Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), a recruiting firm focused on the placement of military veterans, has been acquired by Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a middle market private equity firm based in St. Louis. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bradley-Morris, and its affiliates, was most recently a portfolio company of Pine Tree Equity Partners,

Heidrick & Struggles Leading CEO Search for Citrix Systems

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Citrix Systems Inc. to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Mark Templeton has decided to step down as president and CEO after serving in that position since 1998. “I can assure you I will be intensely focused on driving us forward until we identify the best person to take

Korn Ferry Adds CTPartners Digital Recruiting Specialist

Former CTPartners executive recruiter Debra Germaine has joined Korn Ferry as senior client partner in the firm’s technology and digital search practice. She will be based in KF’s Boston office and will work with clients in San Francisco. Ms. Germaine joins ex-CTPartners recruiters Laurie O’Shea, Paul Ciancarelli, John Davitt, Jeremy Zemen, Adam Prager, Sarah Lim, Florence

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