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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs 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. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

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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,

Hyperion Executive Search Opens in U.K.

David Hunt has set up Hyperion Executive Search to recruit candidates across a comprehensive range of renewable energy sub-sectors including solar PV, solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass, wind turbines and fuel cells. Specific disciplines the firm recruits for include general and senior management, sales and business development, operations and logistics, marketing, finance and asset management,

The Remedy Group Adds Managed Care Recruiting Specialist

The Remedy Group, a search firm focused on specialty pharmacies and managed care organizations, has named Terry Souwannamuang as an account manager. During his years in biopharma and managed care Mr. Souwannamuang rose in rank and responsibility. He was instrumental in starting a brand new specialty pharmacy for a managed care organization. “We’re hiring high-caliber

Jordan-Sitter Associates Fills EVP Post for Hytrol Conveyor Company

Executive recruiter Jordan-Sitter Associates, Inc. has placed David Peacock as executive vice president of Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. Most recently. Mr. Peacock was EVP and chief operating officer of Kalmar RT Center. Hytrol Conveyor designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. Founded in 1978,

Deerfield Associates Executive Search Retained by The Dalton School

Wellesley, MA-headquartered DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. has been retained by The Dalton School, located in New York City, to conduct a national search for a new chief financial officer. Executive search consultant Doug Cooney is handling the search. The Dalton School is an independent co-educational progressive day school enrolling 1,300 students from Kindergarten through

Diversified Search Adds to Non-Profit / Education Practice

Diversified Search has added Kent John Chabotar, Ph.D., to its education and not-for-profit practice. As a nationally recognized expert on higher education finance and serving over a decade as a CFO, he will also engage in selected searches for new CFO’s. Dr. Chabotar is the former president and professor of political science at Guilford College.

CTPartners Adds Executive Leadership Council CEO To Board

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has elected Ronald C. Parker, president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), to its board of directors. Mr. Parker has been instrumental in growing the ELC into a preeminent leadership organization for global African American senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. He has been a member since

Ligature Partners Recruits CEO for “I Have a Dream” Foundation

Executive search firm Ligature Partners has placed Donna Lawrence as the president and chief executive officer of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation. Ms. Lawrence most recently served as vice president at the JPB Foundation. The “I Have A Dream” Foundation works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Ligature

Chris Hartung Consulting to Lead Athens City Council Administrator Search

Recruiting firm Chris Hartung Consulting has been selected by the Athens City Council to lead in its search for a new city administrator. Current administrator, Pam Burton, is retiring at the end of the year. Chris Hartung Consulting, LLC’s mission is to strengthen local government through the provision of effective training, organizational development, executive recruitment

Former Egon Zehnder Partner To Head Executive Talent Advisory Practice At Sheffield Haworth

Search firm Sheffield Haworth has appointed Rob Sloan as managing director and head of its Americas executive talent advisory practice. Mr. Sloan will lead efforts to broaden the range and depth of the firm’s offerings, to include talent management services encompassing executive benchmarking, assessment, succession planning, and team effectiveness consulting. “As Sheffield Haworth aspires to

JBK Associates Appoints Head of Legal and Finance Practice

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has named Dina F. Cappuccio as a principal and head of the firm’s legal and finance practice. Ms. Cappuccio most recently served as president of Advocate Consulting LLC, a Saddle River-based executive recruiting business which she founded in 2005. “We are thrilled to have Dina join forces with the firm

en world Names Country Manager for Singapore

en world (formerly Wall Street Associates), a recruiter for mid-career managers and executives, has appointed Yusuke Nishino as its new country manager for Singapore. Mr. Nishino has more than 10 years of experience in recruitment and human resources consulting in Asia pacific including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries. He joined en world

NES Global Talent Opens Office in New Zealand

NES Global Talent has opened a new office in New Plymouth, New Zealand, due to increased demand for technical and engineering talent in the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors in the country. The office will be managed by Bruce Jordan, recruitment manager, who has more than 11 years’ recruitment experience in the New

Onstott Group Recruits CEO for Vincon Industries

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has placed Eric Fullerton as the new chief executive officer of Vicon Industries, Inc. Mr. Fullerton formerly served as chief sales and marketing officer of Milestone Systems A/S. Vicon Industries is a designer, producer and marketer of video management systems and components and HD/megapixel cameras used for security, surveillance,

Krauthamer & Associates Completes Search for New Jersey Transit

Search firm Krauthamer & Associates has recruited Neil S. Yellin as the deputy executive director of New Jersey Transit. Since 2008, Mr. Yellin has served as a senior vice president for administration/chief safety officer at the Long Island Rail Road. Krauthamer & Associates serves multiple industries, including aviation and transportation, and according to the firm

B.E. Smith Strengthens Physician Executive Services

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has grown its physician executive services with the additions of Marilyn Palmer, D.O., as vice president, and Archelle Georgiou, M.D., as a senior advisor. As vice president of physician services, Dr. Palmer builds collaborative relationships with healthcare organizations nationwide, serving as a trusted advisor and supporting providers with physician leadership

Backcountry Consulting Adds Outdoor Industry Specialist Recruiter

Lincoln, NE-based Backcountry Consulting, LLC, an executive recruiting firm specializing in the shooting sports and outdoor industry, has added Brian Bashore as an executive recruiter. Mr. Bashore will focus on expanding the company’s presence in the fishing industry. He will also help increase the company’s involvement with non-profit conservation organizations. “Getting Brian to come to

Athona Makes Promotion in Education Division

Recruiting firm Athona has promoted Jeanette Holder to the new position of operations director for its education division. Ms. Holder came to the firm in 2007 and has helped build its education team. “Jeanette’s promotion is an important part of our plans for future growth. Jeanette’s experience and new role within Athona will ensure we

Cook Associates Finds President for Ehrhardt Tool & Machine

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Drew F. Baker as president at Ehrhardt Tool & Machine. The search was led by Mary Kier, managing partner of Cook Associates. Mr. Baker formerly served as SVP at Ameriforge, prior to that he was president of Steel Industries, Inc. Founded in 1938, Ehrhardt Tool & Machine designs

Avery Associates Heading Controller Search for First 5 Monterey County

Executive search firm Avery Associates is currently leading a search for a new controller for First 5 Monterey County. Paul Kimura and Cris Piasecki are handling the assignment on behalf of Avery Associates. First 5 Monterey County (F5MC), also known as the Monterey County Children and Families Commission, was established as a public agency in

Vetted Solutions Appoints Director

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has added Brittany Bayliss as a director. Ms. Bayliss has experience in executive search and recruitment processes including outreach, recruitment and interviewing; screening resumes and interviewing prospective candidates; planning and administering client, candidate and board interaction; and conducting organizational and industry research. Most recently, she served as

Ken Clark Partners Fills Position for Smith & Nephew

Ken Clark Partners LLC,, has placed Renae Dill as senior director of operations at Smith & Nephew. Neill Shanahan, Midwest USA partner for Ken Clark, led the assignment. Ms. Dill formerly served as a global network leader for Amgen Corporation. Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping improve people’s lives.

Renaud Foster Handling Search for Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

Canadian-based RenaudFoster has been selected to lead the search for a new public sector integrity commissioner at the office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner in Ottawa. The Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner investigates wrongdoing in the federal public sector. Renaud Foster is a bilingual executive search firm with a long-established presence in

Knightsbridge Adds Talent Management Veteran to U.S. Team

Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions has appointed Scott Ahlstrand as a senior partner. Based in Chicago, Mr. Ahlstrand will be responsible for business development and helping clients diagnose and solve the underlying people and workforce issues limiting performance. Previously, he served as global head of ManpowerGroup Solutions Strategic Workforce Consulting Practice and was SVP talent management

AESC Names Karen Greenbaum as President and CEO

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has named Karen Greenbaum as its next president and CEO, replacing Peter Felix who recently announced his intentions to retire after 16 years as the organization’s CEO. The search was led by a committee of eight senior AESC members and managed by Heidrick & Struggles. Ms. Greenbaum spent

Korn Ferry Posts 9.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $260.3 million for first quarter fiscal 2014, an increase of 9.6 percent from revenues of $237.6 million a year ago. Fee revenues were primarily driven by an 8.6 percent rise in executive recruiting fees ($148.4 million), a 5.8 percent increase in the firm's leadership & talent consulting business ($63.6 million)

Boyden Adds Partner in Interim Management Business

Boyden has named David Jensen as a new partner in its interim management business. He will be based in the U.K. Mr. Jensen is an 18 year veteran of the European interim management sector and has been one of the highest producers of assignments across multiple sectors and disciplines. He tripled the size of one

Conroy Ross Partners Expands Executive Search Footprint

Executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners has signed an agreement with Optimum Talent Executive Search to integrate Optimum’s executive search division into the Conroy Ross brand. Optimum also provides a suite of human resources and executive consultant services, which will continue to operate under the Optimum brand. The deal brings Conroy Ross three new office

Isaacson, Miller Finds Provost for Dartmouth College

Isaacson, Miller has placed Carolyn Dever as provost of Dartmouth College. Ms. Dever was the dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University. The search was led by John Muckle and John Isaacson with Leslie McCarthy. Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the

Koltin Consulting Group Selected By CohnReznick

Geremy Cepin, managing director of Koltin Consulting Group, has been retained by CohnReznick to lead its search for a national director of accounting and auditing. The position is a partner in the firm’s national assurance organization and a key member of the firm’s assurance management team. CohnReznick is the 10th largest public accounting and business

Heidrick & Struggles Up 24 Percent in Four Weeks

The stock price of executive recruiter Heidrick & Struggles International is up 23.5 percent in the last four weeks, an encouraging sign that the firm's new chief executive, Tracy R. Wolstencroft, is making headway in reshaping one of the nation's best known search firms by focusing on delivering a more fully integrated talent service platform.

Gilbert Tweed Associates Adds Managing Director

Search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has named Gary Klein as managing director in New York. His focus is in digital technology, telecom and global media and entertainment. Mr. Klein has an extensive background in executive search with a focus on all verticals of the digital universe, as well as the global media and entertainment sectors.

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