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UConn Selects Parker Executive Search to Find Next Men’s Basketball Coach

In the wake of its recent firing of men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie amid an investigation by the NCAA, the University of Connecticut has selected Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search to lead the search for a new coach. “It is unfortunate that this decision became necessary,” the university’s athletic director, David Benedict, said in a statement. “As with

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Alta Associates Names Chief Resiliency Officer

Flemington, NJ-based search firm Alta Associates has expanded with the addition of Pam Stenson in the newly created position of chief resiliency officer. The firm plans to use Ms. Stenson’s extensive experience with chief information officers to help broaden its network and recruiting capabilities in the technology arena. Over the past 30 years, Alta Associates has become

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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.


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Optimum Talent Acquires Vézina Nadeau Labre

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

Human Capital Centre of Expertise is Launched

The Human Capital Centre of Expertise (HUCACE), a boutique service that offers a range of end-to-end recruitment solutions and HR-related services to employers, has launched. The company was formed by Danny Kellman and allows employers to select which stage of the recruitment process they need assistance with and the choose from a range of comprehensive

Saba Names Chief Customer Officer

Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has appointed Paige Newcombe to its newly established position of chief customer officer. In this role, Ms. Newcombe will be responsible for Saba’s global customer advocacy and for ensuring customer centricity is at the core of Saba’s growth strategy. She comes to Saba from IBM where

Korn Ferry Adds Managing Principal in Los Angeles

Korn Ferry has added James Aggen as managing principal in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Aggen was previously a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting. During his tenure at Deloitte, Mr. Aggen worked with clients in various industries including pharmaceuticals, life sciences, financial services, and telecom. “James’s expertise in helping firms build their organizational capabilities to

Macmillan Davis Adds Consultant in Manchester

HR-focused recruiter Macmillan Davis has named Ross Maxwell as a consultant in its Manchester office. Mr. Maxwell previously worked with Hays and MWA/Randstad focusing on accounting and finance. His main focus at Macmillan Davis will be on mid-level HR roles working across all sectors. The firm also welcomed back Dean Elliott, who has returned to

Witt/Kieffer Leading Search For YMCA Of Metropolitan Chicago

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago to lead in its search for a new senior vice president of mission advancement. Managing partner Wayne Luke and consultant Jennifer Biehn of Witt/Kieffer’s not-for-profit practice will lead the search. Witt/Kieffer assists hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, medical schools and physician

eg. 1 Partners With Management Consultancies Association

Executive recruiting firm eg.1 has partnered with The Management Consultancies Association (MCA), the representative body for management consultancy firms in the U.K. Its mission is to promote the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole. “We’re delighted to be working with eg.1. In addition to their strong reputation for providing

HR Certification Institute Expands Senior Staff

The HR Certification Institute, the internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession, has appointed Thomas Nordby as its new chief operating officer. Mr. Nordby was most recently the assistant vice president of business operations at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and

Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Industrial and Consumer Practices

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Timothy Brooks as a partner in the firm's industrial and consumer practices. Mr. Brooks, who is based in Odgers' New York office, specializes in domestic and global searches for CEO, general manager, and other senior leadership positions for consumer product and industrial companies, including those in the energy

Stephens International Adds Insurance Practice

Stephens International Limited, a U.K.-based executive search consultancy focused on the global insurance and financial markets, has named Rupert Rickard as a director. Mr. Rickard joins from Eames Consulting, where he led that firm’s general insurance analytics practice, incorporating risk, actuarial and exposure management. “Rupert’s appointment strengthens further our links into the insurance and reinsurance

Academic Search to Find SUNY Buffalo State President

Washington, D.C.-headquartered Academic Search has been selected SUNY Buffalo State to assist in its search for the institution’s ninth president. The search is being led by Jessica Kozloff, president of Academic Search. Founded in 1871 as a school focused solely on the preparation of teachers, SUNY Buffalo State is now the largest comprehensive four-year college

Career Partners International Expands in Finland, Italy and the U.K.

Career Partners International (CPI), a global provider of outplacement services and talent management solutions, has expanded with new offices in Finland, Italy and the U.K. ISG Finland Ltd of Finland, Uomo eImpresa of Italy, plus Working Transitions and qv career counsel of the United Kingdom join the 71 equity owners of Career Partners International. “It’s

PRAXI ALLIANCE Adds New Swiss Member Firm

PRAXI ALLIANCE has added Swiss-based Convidis AG as its newest member firm. Convidis is owned and led by its partners specializing in the main areas of management search, assessment and management development. “The Convidis managing partners bring extensive executive search experience to the table. From what we have seen already, their diligent and pragmatic approach

Chisholm & Moore Expands Staff

Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment, part of C&M Recruitment Consultancy, has named Gary Molloy to the firm. He will focus on recruiting senior executives in the travel and tourism industry. After beginning his travel career at Club 18-30 in Corfu, Mr. Molloy worked for Airtours Holidays in the Canary Islands and at Cosmos Holidays where

Chartwell Partners Finds CEO for United Community Financial Corp.

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Gary Small as president and chief executive officer of United Community Financial Corp. and Home Savings. Mr. Small most recently served as senior executive vice president – chief banking officer for S&T Bank, with responsibility for wealth management, retail banking and bank’s insurance business group. Chartwell Partners has

Morson International Opens Office in Perth

U.K.-based technical recruiter Morson International has opened its fourth Australian office in Perth. The office joins Morson’s Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney operations and will service the technical engineering recruitment market, with a specific focus on oil and gas, construction and mining. “We are very pleased to announce the opening of Morson International’s Perth branch. We

Boyden Names Partner in Media and Digital Technology Practice

Executive search firm Boyden has added Don Leon to its New York office as a partner. Mr. Leon specializes in placing C-level and senior executives for media and digital technology companies and content publishers. Previously, he was a managing director at New York-based boutique search firm Stephen-Bradford Search. “Don brings with him a specialized skill

Wilcox Miller Nelson Leading Search for Kronick Moskovitz

Executive search firm Wilcox Miller Nelson has been retained by Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard to lead in its search for a new chief operations officer. Kronick Moskovitz is a full-service, Sacramento-based law firm with district offices in Bakersfield, Roseville, San Luis Obispo and Walnut Creek. Wilcox Miller Nelson focuses on executive search assignments within

TMP Worldwide Partners With Hirepurpose

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global technology-enabled talent acquisition company, and Hirepurpose are joining forces to help employers attract and retain transitioning military veterans and comply with new regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Launched in January, Hirepurpose offers a free service for transitioning military

Caldwell Partners Expands Industrial & Technology Practices

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has named John Strackhouse as a partner in the firm's industrial and technology practices. Mr. Strackhouse was previously with Hedrick & Struggles, where he was a partner in the firm's private equity and CEO & board practices. Earlier in his career there, he helped create and co-lead

Simply Driven Executive Search Joins Sanford Rose Associates Network

The Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network has added Simply Driven Executive Search as its newest member firm. Simply Driven was founded on Kent Burns’ 15 years of experience in the recruiting field. The firm has a national presence with a focus in finance and accounting. “Kent is a world-class search professional and this alliance

DHR Fills Position For MTV

Executive search firm DHR International has placed Elli Hakami as the new executive vice president of current series and programming for MTV. The search was led by EVP and global leader of the DHR’s media and entertainment practice group Sean Scanlon. Mr. Hakami most recently served as vice president of programming and production at BBC

eQuest Designs Job Posting Software for Ad Agencies, RPOS, and Staffing Firms

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has completed a new job posting distribution software specifically designed for advertising agencies, RPOs, and staffing agencies. The online application allows agencies to quickly respond to customers’ needs regarding global job posting, inventory control, and multi job board billing via a direct-connect to eQuest servers

SpenglerFox Expands into South Africa

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has expanded into South Africa. Kyra Valjalo has been appointed principal consultant in the region and will bring local knowledge, experience and contacts to the business. Ms. Valjalo will be based in Johannesburg and will operate as part of the firm’s Middle East African team.”SpenglerFox is thrilled to be opening in

Barbachano International Names VP of Commercial & Finance Divisions

Executive search firm Barbachano International (BIP) has promoted Francisco de la Lama to the role of vice president of the firm’s commercial and finance divisions. He will help to expand the firm’s oil & gas, medical device/biotech, CPG, software/IT, and industrial sectors. BIP CEO, Fernando Ortiz-Barbachano, said: “Francisco is a passionate team player with a

Dice Acquires OilCareers for $26 Million

Dice Holdings, Inc., a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has acquired OilCareers, a recruitment site for oil and gas professionals in Europe. The deal is worth $26 million in cash. The acquisition strengthens the company’s position in online energy recruiting, which it currently serves through Rigzone, the market provider to the oil and

Diversified Search Recruits Ceo For Parkinson’s Institute And Clinical Center

Diversified Search has placed Carrolee Barlow, MD, PhD, as the new chief executive officer of the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center. Dr. Barlow is only the second CEO in the Institute’s 25-year history. This search was led by Henry J. Scherck, managing director and practice leader of life sciences for Diversified Search. Dr. Barlow’s previous

Korn Ferry Names Partner to Financial Officers Practice

Korn Ferry has appointed Peter Reichman as senior client partner and member of the firm’s financial officers practice. He will be based in New York. Mr. Reichman joins Korn Ferry from Russell Reynolds Associates, where he focused primarily on senior-level searches within financial services, including corporate and divisional chief financial officers, treasurers, chief accounting officers,

Borderless Executive Search Extends Offerings to Oil & Gas Sectors

Brussels-based Borderless Executive Search has extended its expertise to multinationals in the oil & gas sectors. “Finding the best senior leaders, top scientists and engineers required to bring new developments in the oil & gas sector to fruition is no easy feat,” said Andrew Kris, founding partner. “Moreover, these are precisely the roles that have

Smith & Wilkinson Names Project Coordinator

Executive search firm Smith & Wilkinson has added John Coppola as its AVP and project coordinator. Prior to joining Smith & Wilkinson, Mr. Coppola was a senior legal recruiter with Sanford Rose. Before that, he worked in operations for a national healthcare company where he managed their clinical and non-clinical recruitment process. Founded in 1998,

Vell Executive Search Fills Two Board Seats for Fleetmatics Group

Wellesley, MA-based Vell Executive Search has placed HubSpot CEO and co-founder, Brian Halligan, and Intuit vice president and general manager, Allison Mnookin, as new board members for Fleetmatics Group. Fleetmatics Group PLC is a global provider of fleet management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Vell Executive Search is a retained

Hanold Associates Adds Partner to Lead General Counsel & Legal Practice

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has added Lauren Drake as a partner to lead the firm’s general counsel and legal practice. She will be based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Drake holds extensive senior level recruiting experience throughout many industries. Prior to joining Hanold Associates, she spent 16 years with global management consulting firm McKinsey &

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