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AETHOS Consulting Group Places Anthony Mallows President CEO WATG
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AETHOS Consulting Group Places President and CEO at WATG

Hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has recruited Anthony Mallows as president and CEO of WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated design firms. He replaces Mike Seyle, who left the global architectural design firm earlier this year. Ken Greger, an AETHOS Consulting Group partner based in Portland, OR, led the global assignment. “AETHOS conducted

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Machine Learning Company Infinia ML Turns to Goodwin Executive Search for CEO

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has placed Robbie Allen as CEO at Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and predictive analytics to Fortune 500 businesses. Managing partner Bill Goodwin led the assignment. Mr. Allen, who will be based out of the company’s Durham, NC office, rounds out a founding team of AI experts with experience

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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.


NPAworldwide Adds Six 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 six new member locations in the U.S. as it

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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?

Frank Recruitment Group Names President Americas

Frank Recruitment Group Names President for the Americas

London-headquartered executive search firm Frank Recruitment Group has appointed Sunny Ackerman as president for the Americas. “We are delighted to bring Sunny in to propel our already successful activity in American marketplaces, including accelerating the growth of our current and future offices,” the firm said. Frank Recruitment Group specializes in the technology sector. Ms. Ackerman


In Canada, Women Making Slow Progress Reaching the C-Suite

In many respects this past year represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals in the realms of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal attitudes towards

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Bridge Partners Seeking Chief Program Officer for WIN

The housing group Win, formerly Women In Need, has been transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless families for more than 30 years. The organization recently enlisted executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners to find a chief program officer. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. The search is

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Coleman Lew Leads Provost Search for Lenoir-Rhyne University

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Just recently, Coleman Lew + Associates was selected by Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC to lead its search for a new provost. Two years ago, the Charlotte, NC-based executive recruitment firm helped place the school’s current president, Frederick K. Whitt. The previous

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Executive search firm Cameron Smith & Associates (CSA) has formed an international division with the addition of former Walmart executives Tom Colella and Eduardo Mariscotti. “My philosophy in business is never stop growing, and what we are doing is expanding on what we are really good at and taking it to a higher level,” said

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AIMS Names Managing Partner for Thailand

AIMS International has expanded with the addition of Takehiko Ono as managing partner of AIMS Thailand. Mr. Ono has over 20 years of experience in executive search and the HR industry. Before joining AIMS, he served several industry sectors, including automotive, IT and telecommunications. As managing director of a recruiting company, he staffed foreign engineers for manufacturing companies in Japan from


Worker Confidence Climbs, but Job Security Falters

Showing growth for two consecutive quarters, the national Worker Confidence Index climbed 0.7 percentage points for the final quarter of last year, but dropped 1.3 points from a year earlier, according to the newly released study by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The index now stands at 103.2. Of the four components

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McDermott & Bull Selected by Armand Agra to Recruit Chief Commercial Officer

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has been retained by Armand Agra to lead its search for a chief commercial officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner Jeff Black, associate principal consultant Jason Pinegar, associate consultant Trey Mullen, executive search consultant Kelly Nguyen,

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KRW Associates Leads Double Police Chief Searches in Colorado

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Nonprofit Talent Expands with New Offerings and Executive Advisor

Pittsburgh-based search firm Nonprofit Talent has recently added James McDonald as executive advisor. It also announced a series of new service offerings. Mr. McDonald is the retired managing director for global philanthropy and employee programs at BNY Mellon. He also served as a director of BNY Mellon Foundation and president of the BNY Mellon Foundation

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Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Names New Leader

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. Hong Kong-based recruiting firm Meraki Executive Search & Consulting has recently named Nick Marsh as managing director. He is charged with leading the team and driving the continued growth of the company across the


Strong Hiring Intentions to Continue Into Second Quarter

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the second quarter, with one in five 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 have


Seasoned Recruiters Step Out to Focus on Coaching, Strategy and Analytics

Executive search firms and their consultants continue to enter new areas to assist clients that go well beyond recruiting – and sometimes well beyond the firms where they’re working. Two well-respected top executives in the recruitment industry – Mike Marino and Russ Riendeau – have recently stepped away from businesses they led for years to

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Places General Counsel for Modine Manufacturing Company

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Recently, recruiters Heather Fine and Michael Sachs from Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) helped place Sylvia A. Stein as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, WI. Ms. Stein joins Modine with 25 years of experience in the legal field. Most recently, she was the associate

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Arlington Partners Lands CEO for Institutional Limited Partners Association

A variety of trade associations have turned to search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arlington Partners International recently recruited Steven Nelson as CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association in Washington, D.C. Lisa Heidman, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, led the assignment. ILPA was seeking an


Ward Howell Names Kimberly Bishop Chairman of U.S. Advisory Board

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has named Kimberly Bishop as chairman of its U.S. advisory board. Based in New York, she will also collaborate across practices on key talent projects and executive searches. “We are delighted to welcome Kim to Ward Howell,” said Asad Haider, president – Americas, COO and member of the board. “The depth of experience that Kim brings

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Today, a growing number of workers are opting for alternative employment models over traditional, full-time, permanent roles. Part-time, contingent, contract, temporary, freelance, independent contractor, on-demand online and platform working – call it what you will, they are all on the rise. Businesses and those who work for them want choice, flexibility and alternative ways of working

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool Flexible Fee Options

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool with Flexible Fee Options

As the executive search sector continues its shift beyond pure-play talent identification, recruiting firms have taken a more innovative approach to working with clients. For many, this has included everything from creating expanded service offerings to offering value-based pricing models. Flexibility, above all else, reigns supreme. While large search firms have offered a myriad of

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Louisville to Find Athletic Director

Korn Ferry was recently selected by the University of Louisville to find its next athletic director. The previous AD, Tom Jurich, was fired in the wake of an FBI investigation into recruits being secretly paid to commit to playing for the school’s basketball team. The search firm is looking to fill the role by the end

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Jorgenson Places CEO at One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, named Troy Wayman as its new CEO following a national search conducted by Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned last year. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, headed the assignment. “Finding a

Boyden Adds Former CHRO Milan

Boyden Adds Former CHRO in Milan

Executive search continues to be landing spot for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Employers added 313,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at an 18 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The January gain is the 89th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Analysts had predicted job additions of

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Turnkey Sports and Entertainment Finds Director of Athletics for UNC Charlotte

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed Mike Hill as the next director of athletics at UNC Charlotte. Senior executive director Gene DeFilippo led the assignment. Mr. Hill previously served as executive associate athletics director for external affairs at the University of Florida. In addition to his marketing and fundraising roles during his 25 years

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Herd Freed Hartz Finds New Leader for the Port of Seattle Commission

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has recruited retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as the new executive director of the Port of Seattle Commission. The search involved outreach to community leaders and stakeholders, five employee forums and an innovative online survey. Candidates from around the region and across the country were reviewed in

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner to Life Sciences and Consumer Practice Groups

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has added Phyllis Schneble as partner to its life sciences and consumer practice groups. She is based in the firm's New York office. Ms. Schneble will leverage her expertise with clients globally, focusing on key relationships within the pharmaceutical, consumer health and digital technology communities. Previously, she led

Phillips Oppenheim Completes Search for Sanctuary for Families

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has recruited Judge Judy Harris Kluger as executive director of Sanctuary for Families. Judge Kluger’s record of successful innovation through the court system has led to systemic reforms in the areas of domestic violence, criminal justice, mental health and substance abuse. Most recently, Judge Kluger oversaw the implementation of New

Talent Function Group Partners With Avature

Talent Function Group, a consultancy dedicated to optimizing and advancing talent acquisition, has partnered with Avature, a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) provider of software for talent acquisition and talent management. The alliance was created to enhance client success when implementing and managing Avature’s solutions. As an Avature-approved consulting partner, Talent Function Group can provide its industry insight,

CTPartners Posts Flat Revenues

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted third quarter 2013 net revenue of $32.6 million, an increase of 1.7 percent from $32 million a year ago. EMEA was up 22.6 percent to $8.6 million; North American revenue decreased 2.2 percent to $18.7 million and Latin America revenue dipped to $3.6 million from $3.9 million. Asia Pacific revenue

Pearson Partners Adds New VP

Pearson Partners International has added Heather Thomas as a vice president. Ms. Thomas brings more than 17 years of consulting and recruiting experience to Pearson Partners, including special expertise in finance, accounting, human resources, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Pearson, she spent eight years as regional vice president at Robert Half Management Resources. Ms.

The Buffkin Group Seeks Candidates for Healthcare Position

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has been selected by Urgent Care Centers of CT which is backed by private equity firm Pulse Equity. The company currently has six facilities in Connecticut, but have aggressive growth plans to scale the business throughout the state and beyond the Connecticut border. Key candidate skills the organization seeks

Simply Hired Adds SVP Sales

Simply Hired, a search engine for jobs and recruitment advertising network, has named Beth Prunier as senior vice president of sales. Ms. Prunier joins Simply Hired from CareerBuilder and brings more than 20 years of experience in driving enterprise sales strategies and revenue growth. In her new role, she will guide global sales activities for

DHR Adds New Recruiters In Global Practice Groups In Europe

DHR International has added Xavier Alix as executive vice president in Europe. Mr. Alix will be a member of multiple DHR International global practice groups with a specific focus on expanding the firm’s already strong presence in the European industrial, financial services, and advanced technology sectors. For the past 24 years he has been a

Preston & Partners Leading HR Search for Cracker Barrel

Preston & Partners has been selected by Cracker Barrel to lead in its search for a new senior vice president of human resources. Elaine Erickson, managing partner of the NY office of Preston & Partners will be leading the search. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurants provide a friendly home-away-from-home in their old country stores

Cejka Search Earns Spot on Top Health Care Employers List

For the second year in a row Cejka Executive Search has been included by Modern Healthcare, a leading source of health care business and policy new, in its annual list of Best Places to Work in 2013. With more than 30 years of experience in recruiting physicians and health care leaders for its clients, Cejka

NorthgateArinso Inks Seven-Year Deal With Finmeccanica

NorthgateArinso (NGA), a global provider of HR systems and services, has signed a seven year contract with Selex ES, AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica U.K. for a HRO and integrated HRP solution. Alistair Blaxill, regional president at NorthgateArinso, said: “The partnership between NorthgateArinso Selex ES, AgustaWestland and Finmeccanica is not just about providing enhanced service through technology

Calibre One Looks to Asia for Growth

U.K.-based executive search firm Calibre One is increasing its global foot print with the transfer of associate Jonathan Deffarges to Singapore from its San Francisco office. The move is part of a planned build-out of Calibre One’s presence in Asia and is in response to an increasing demand in services from the firm’s U.S. and

Workopolis Unveils New Recruitment Tool To Canadian Market

Canadian careers site Workopolis has unveiled its new online recruitment tool Social Job Share, enabling customers to attract and hire high candidates from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and hundreds of other social networks through one-click job distribution. It also allows companies to build their own online referral network by leveraging their current employees’ social connections to

Kforce Records 5.6 Percent Revenue Increase

Kforce Inc./(NASDAQ:KFRC), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, has posted revenues of $299.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, an increase of 5.6 percent from $270.2 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $9.0 million, or $0.27 per share, versus net income of $9.3 million, or $0.26

Workplace Inclusion Still Lacks Financial Incentives

Ninety-six percent of executives believe having a diverse and inclusive workforce can improve employee engagement and business performance, according to a survey by the Korn/Ferry Institute. However, while the poll shows executive attitudes are positive, it also shows enterprises need to do more to promote inclusion — while 72 percent of executives say their organizations

Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network Expands

The Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network has expanded its services with the opening of Sanford Rose Associates – JFSPartners. Joseph Sos is president and founder of JFS and has over a decade of history in recruitment in finance, accounting, and business analytics. Since inception in 2006, JFS has completed over 500 searches at the

The Human Capital Group Fills Position for Onlife Health

Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. has recruited David Wheeler as vice president, coaching center operations, at Onlife Health, Inc., a division of Blue Cross Blue Shield. Mr. Wheeler has over 20 years of healthcare and business operations experience, most recently with Carewise Health as director of clinical operations. Onlife Health, Inc. headquartered in

Kelly Services Posts Flat Q3 Revenues

Kelly Services, Inc./(NASDAQ:KELY), a global provider of workforce solutions, reported revenue for the third quarter of 2013 totaled $1.3 billion, a 0.6 percent decrease compared to the corresponding quarter of 2012. The company posted earnings from operations of $20.2 million. Included in the results of operations in the Q3 of 2013 are restructuring charges of

CTPartners Adds Heidrick Recruiter in Financial Services

CTPartners has added Thomas Moran as a vice chairman in the firm's global financial services practice. Mr. Moran will be based in Chicago and will also be a member of the firm's insurance/asset, wealth management and CEO / board practices sectors. Previously, he co-led the North American financial services practice for Heidrick & Struggles, where

Russell Reynolds Associate Leading CFO Search for KMG Chemicals

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by KMG Chemicals, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. Current CFO, John V. Sobchak, has resigned in order to pursue other interests. KMG Chemicals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and distributes specialty chemicals to select markets. With

Robert Half Posts Modest Gain; Net Earnings Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter 2013 revenues of $1.08 billion, a four percent increase from revenues of $1.03 billion during the same period a year ago. During the quarter, the company recorded earnings of $66.4 million, or 48 cents per share, compared with $57.7 million, or 31 cents per share, last year. “Demand

Jibe Secures $4 Million in Funding

Jibe, Inc., a provider of recruiting technology solutions, has closed a $4 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank. The funds will be used to continue the company’s expansion and growth plans. Joe Essenfeld, Jibe founder & CEO, said: “With the introduction this year of new, data-driven and mobile solutions into a market ripe for

Erevena Adds Two Senior Partners

Technology-focused executive search firm Erevena has added Sam Wilkins and Kevin Elderfield to its staff as senior partners. Both partners join the firm from Lonmoor, a boutique search firm focused on the global technology industry; prior to Lonmoor, they were founding directors at Quorum International. Both bring a wealth of experience to Erevena’s key specializations

Hudson Global Records 12.9 Percent Revenue Decline

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted third quarter 2013 revenues of $163.6 million, down 12.9 percent from the third quarter of 2012. The company recorded a net loss of $5 million, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, as compared with net loss of $2.2 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share in the same period

Trilogy Search Completes Search for CooperVision

Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Pamela Jackson as senior director, marketing communications and digital marketing, forCooperVision, a manufacturer of soft contact lenses. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Prior to joining CooperVision, Ms. Jackson held progressively responsible positions with Symantec Corporation, most recently serving as senior director of

Affintus Introduces On-Demand Hiring Solution

Affintus has released its cloud-based pre-hire assessment solution designed to deliver a cost-effective way for companies to evaluate all candidates who apply for a job. Affintus helps companies make better hiring decisions by matching candidates to jobs based on cognitive, work style and work cultural preferences. Job candidates only complete the assessment once and are

CDI Corp. Posts Flat Q3 Revenues

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted third quarter revenues of $277.9 million, a decrease of less than one percent from a year ago. The company reported net income of $4.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, versus net income of $5.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter.

Korn Ferry International Adds Senior Partner in Global Technology Practice

Korn/Ferry International has added Keith Deussing as a senior client partner in the firm's global technology practice. He will be based out of Korn/Ferry's Princeton office. Mr. Deussing joins Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as senior partner in the technology and industrial practices. He works closely with high growth companies, having served

Alexander Mann Solutions to be Acquired by New Mountain Capital

New Mountain Capital LLC, a private equity investor, has signed an agreement to acquire Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management business. The transaction is subject to EU Competition Commission approval. New Mountain will support Alexander Mann Solutions to further develop their integrated offering of outsourcing and consultancy services which help international organizations

Wurster Partners Recruits COO for Rock Gaming

Executive search firm Wurster Partners has placed Mark Dunkeson as president and chief operating officer of Rock Gaming LLC, a Midwest-based gaming partnership focused on the development of urban casinos. Mr. Dunkeson previously served as senior vice president of operations for several multi-property divisions of Station Casinos LLC since 2008. Wurster Partners is a specialized

CFO and Managing Partner Depart Options Group

Ike Suri, co-president and chief financial officer, and Gene Shen, managing partner, have left global recruiting firm Options Group. Mr. Suri resigned to pursue other opportunities including launching a merchant bank, Pelican Point Capital Partners LLC. Mr. Shen also departed to pursue other interests. Mike Karp, Options Group CEO, said: “Mr. Suri has been with

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